Multiple injuries after Avianca flight sudden loss of altitude

AeroTime Daily News | January 24, 2020
The Polish airline LOT has demonstrated its ambition on joining Europe’s big aviation groups league by announcing its intention to acquire Condor, the former subsidiary of the bankrupt tour operator Thomas Cook. Following the collapse of its parent company in September 2019, the ailing German leisure airline managed to maintain its flights up until now thanks to a public loan.
An Avianca flight declared an emergency after suffering a sudden loss of altitude that injured eight people on board. Nearly two hours into the flight, as it was over Panama and the cabin crew was serving food and beverage, the aircraft entered into a sudden descent of about 731 meters
Indian low-cost carrier GoAir says it had to cancel flights after an unplanned grounding of aircraft part of the current fleet, while new Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines would fail to arrive by the previously expected deadline in March 2020.
Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s start-up airline that brands itself as luxury carrier, has officially began operations. Inaugural flights, operated by Airbus A321neo, took off for the destinations in Macau, Da Nang (Vietnam) and Penang (Malaysia) on January 23, 2020.

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