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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 …

  • Four Years And Half A Million Passengers

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    British Airways is celebrating four years at Leeds Bradford Airport with news that more than half a million customers have flown to London and beyond from the heart of Yorkshire.   The three-a-day direct service to London Heathrow was launched …

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  • Gatwick Foundation Fund Takes Flight With First Round Of Grants Awarded To 31 Local Projects

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    Thirty-one exceptional projects across Kent, Surrey and Sussex have become the first recipients to be awarded £150,000 in grants from the newly established Gatwick Foundation Fund. The projects (full list below) include a broad mix of local charities and voluntary …

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  • Hamad International Airport successfully renews its Airports Council International Airport

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    Hamad International Airport (HIA) is celebrating its successful renewal of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme by announcing a long-term commitment to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions.     This includes a target to …

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  • Amadeus Certified As A Top Employer In Australia and Thailand

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    Each year, companies face new challenges to keep their businesses running smoothly; from adapting to new technological advances and political changes, to recruiting top talent in a changing job market.   Amongst managing growth expectations and obtaining new capital, one …

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  • Air Seoul Takes Off On The GDS

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, and Air Seoul, Korea’s newest low-cost carrier (LCC) under the Kumho Asiana Group, have signed a multi-year global distribution agreement making Air Seoul content available to travel agents via …

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  • UNWTO condemns attack in Istanbul

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated last night in Istanbul, Turkey. On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Turkish people …

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  • Boeing, Iran Air Announce Agreement for 80 Airplanes

    Published on : Monday, December 12, 2016

    Boeing and Iran Air announced an agreement today for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices.   Based on its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Air …

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  • Greater PRD Meeting Focuses on New Trend of Smart Airports

    Published on : Friday, December 9, 2016

    The Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) A5 Chairmen’s meeting was held today in Hong Kong. Under the theme of “New Trend of Smart Airports”, representatives from the “A5” participating airports including Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), …

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  • Jet Airways to launch direct daily service between Bengaluru and Colombo

    Published on : Friday, December 9, 2016

    Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today, announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Colombo with effect from January 05, 2017. This new daily connection will provide travelers a convenient link between the Indian IT hub …

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  • American Airlines Celebrates 15 Years With Perfect 100 Percent Score On Human Rights Campaign’s

    Published on : Friday, December 9, 2016

    American Airlines has been honored once again by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with the highest possible rating in the prestigious 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). American was the only airline to achieve a perfect score when the CEI launched …

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  • From Plane To Suite At Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg Via Helicopter In Under

    Published on : Friday, December 9, 2016

    A scenic route over the picturesque Westcliff hillside with panoramic views of the largest man-made forest in the world is what guests can expect when they travel in style to their luxurious suite at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg …

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  • LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for November 2016

    Published on : Thursday, December 8, 2016

    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for November 2016 compared to November 2015.     System passenger traffic increased by 0.5 while capacity decreased by …

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  • Boeing WGS-8 Satellite Nearly Doubles Bandwidth for Military Users

    Published on : Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.     Using leading commercial digital circuit technology, the newly upgraded satellite will aid in …

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  • Justice Department Clears Alaska Air Group’s Acquisition of Virgin America

    Published on : Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America . Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, …

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  • Jet Aviation Dubai joins ACJ service centre network

    Published on : Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dubai are to join the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators. Its Basle facilities became part of the …

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  • Etihad Aviation Group Makes major Commitment To Health Of Its Staff, Backed By Haad

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) will introduce healthier Weqaya-approved meal options to its staff restaurants after signing an agreement with The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD).   The agreement represents a significant commitment by EAG to the wellbeing of its …

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  • Caribbean Airlines Flight Bw 1541

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Caribbean Airlines advises that on December 05, flight BW 1541 between Tobago and Trinidad experienced a technical issue. The aircraft operating the service was an ATR-72-600.   The flight crew followed all standard operating procedures, and as a precautionary measure …

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  • PIA Starts Flight Operation To Salalah

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    PIA has added Salalah, Oman to its flight operation today. The inaugural flight PK-235 was operated from Lahore at 12:30pm today.   Flights on Lahore-Salalah-Lahore sector would be operated twice a week every Thursday and Sunday.   PIA is already …

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  • Christmas Fairies Deliver Surprise Wishes To Passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Christmas Fairies have landed at Edinburgh Airport to spread their sparkle and festive cheer and grant wishes to unsuspecting passengers.   Through social media, passengers who were travelling, or who knew someone who was, were asked to submit nominations for …

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  • “Starting Tomorrow: Travelers Can Drop Off Baggage or Check in Themselves”

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    As of tomorrow, December 6, 2016, passengers at Vienna Airport can drop off their luggage themselves at one of the 16 new self-service baggage drop-off counters.   Vienna Airport and Austrian Airlines have installed the self-service baggage machines in Terminal …

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