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Cathay Dragon hosts ‘Marriage in the Air’ at 35,000 feet

Cathay Dragon has earned a well-deserved reputation over the years for providing its passengers with superior levels of service at every stage of their journey – but it was another kind of service that made one couple’s flight from Shanghai …

Thoughts and prayers following shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Delta CEO Ed Bastian extends condolences following reports of a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, where Delta operates.   “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Delta family are with …

Delta cancels Fort Lauderdale flights; activates care team

Delta expects continued disruption to Fort Lauderdale flying for the rest of the day, following reports of a shooting in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2 where Delta operates. Earlier today, Delta CEO Ed Bastian extended his condolences to …

First commercial flammability test lab launched in the middle east

Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles AG have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers within the aviation industry, including VIP operators, MRO organisations, design and production organisations as well as cabin interior suppliers. …

From ST to XL: defining the differences between Airbus’ two generations of Beluga aircraft

While Airbus’ new-generation Beluga XL oversized airlifter may resemble its Beluga ST predecessor, several key physical changes will bring additional capabilities to the movement of major aircraft sections and components within the company’s production network.   The Beluga XL, which …

  • Delta, Breast Care International team up to help Ghanaian women

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Delta today announced a partnership with Breast Care International (BCI) in Ghana. For the first time, the airline will provide year-long financial support to BCI’s Community Outreach Program and also recently sponsored the ‘Walk for the Cure’ event in Kumasi. …

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  • ANA and Vietnam Airlines launch codeshare and frequent flyer partnerships

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    ANA HOLDINGS (hereafter ANA HD) and Vietnam Airlines are pleased to announce that they will launch code share partnership and frequent flyer programs at the beginning of their 2016 winter schedules, commencing on October 30, 2016.   The code share …

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  • Oman Air Cargo Wins Best Cargo Airline At The India Cargo Awards 2016

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Oman Air Cargo has been awarded “Best Cargo Airline for Valuable Goods – North and East” at the India Cargo Awards 2016 held in New Delhi. This latest commendation is added to a long list of awards recognizing Oman Air’s …

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  • IATA: Principles To Manage Aviation’s Security Challenges

    Published on : Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation’s security challenges.     These efforts, which must be based on common principles, include such …

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  • Respected Trade Publication Names Hobby Expansion 2016 Project Of The Year

    Published on : Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Southwest Airlines, and an army of construction partners — earned the ambitious expansion of the airport the 2016 Project of the Year designation by Engineering News-Record.   In announcing its choice of Best Project, Airport/Transit, Engineering News-Record noted the scope …

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  • MAG Airports Contribution to the UK Economy Rises 16% to £6.2bn

    Published on : Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Figures in MAG’s (Manchester Airports Group) Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2015/16 show that the Group delivered £6.2bn of economic value for the UK economy and for the communities in which its four UK airports operate.   This 16% increase …

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  • September Passenger Figures Show Substantial International Growth

    Published on : Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Edinburgh Airport has today welcomed the latest passenger figures showing that September 2016 saw 1,191,728 passengers passing through the airport.   This represents an 11% increase on September 2015 with the greatest growth area being passengers on international flights which …

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  • One-Day Viewing Area For The Arrival Of The A380

    Published on : Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    The day Christchurch plane-spotters have been waiting for is nearly here. Monday October 31 will see the 1.45pm arrival of the first scheduled A380 aircraft at Christchurch Airport, ahead of an on-going daily service. To give as many people as …

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  • FAA to Hold SoCal Metroplex Public Briefings in LA, San Diego and Orange County

    Published on : Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    The Federal Aviation Administration will hold public information briefings this week and next week on upcoming airspace changes in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County.   The changes are part of the Southern California Metroplex project, which will replace …

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  • Sardatur Holidays Announce New Route To Cagliari

    Published on : Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Sardatur Holidays will introduce a new flight from Bristol to Southern Sardinia for summer 2017, operating on Saturdays from 8th July to 16 September, to Cagliari.   Sardatur holidays is an independent, luxury tour operator whose sole focus is ‘to …

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  • Oman Air commences flights to Najaf, Iraq from November

    Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

    Oman Air can announce that as part of its ambitious and dynamic programme of network expansion, it will be commencing its four times weekly service from Muscat to Najaf, in Iraq from November.   It is expected that the flights …

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  • Gulf Air Increases Riyadh Flights To 5 Daily

    Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the upcoming increase of its flights to and from the Saudi capital city of Riyadh from 32 to 35 weekly flights starting from 30th October 2016 to meet …

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  • Gatwick Airport Celebrates Groundhog Day

    Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

    Gatwick’s plan offers Government certainty of delivery and growth Heathrow given the green light in 2003 and 2009 but failed both times Gatwick’s scheme is simpler, faster, cheaper and less impactful The choice before the Government on airport expansion is …

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  • Dubai Safari Park to open next year

    Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

    Dubai Safari Park will officially open early next year, allowing the public to enjoy a venue that has been more than a decade in the making. Final preparations are under way and the park, which is near Dragonmart, has selected …

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  • FAA Alternative Aviation Fuels Conference

    Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

    CAAFI is a coalition that promotes development and deployment of alternative jet fuels that sustainably reduce lifecycle carbon emissions and local pollution around airports, improve energy security, minimize fuel price volatility, and enhance rural economic development.   In addition to …

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  • Melbourne Airport Strong Growth In First Quarter Passenger Numbers

    Published on : Friday, October 21, 2016

    Strong growth in international passenger numbers has driven a positive first quarter performance by Melbourne Airport, achieving 40 consecutive quarters of growth.   The first quarter saw Melbourne Airport welcome 2.45 million international passengers which was a nine per cent …

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  • Sabre appoints Alfred de Cárdenas as Chief Commercial Officer for Travel Network

    Published on : Friday, October 21, 2016

    Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has appointed Alfred de Cárdenas as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of its Travel Network organization, which spans the GDS travel marketplace and Traveler Experience businesses.   With more than …

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  • Ryanair Opens New Aircraft Maintenance Hangar & Technology Centre of Excellence

    Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline, today (19 Oct) celebrated the official opening of its first Italian maintenance hangar at Milan Bergamo Airport, which will undertake line maintenance on Ryanair’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This new maintenance hangar will create 50 …

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  • Japan Airlines Championship will be played in Tokyo starting in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    PGA TOUR Champions and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today a new event to be contested in suburban Tokyo, beginning in 2017. The JAPAN AIRLINES Championship, the first ever PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to be held in Japan, will be played at …

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  • Time Tracking of Bags to Save Air Transport Industry $3 Billion

    Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to save more than US$3 billion over the next seven …

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