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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 …

  • LATAM Airlines debuts new menu and wine list for its Premium

    Published on : Saturday, September 3, 2016

    LATAM Airlines (‘LATAM’), the official airline of the largest food fair in Latin America, Mistura 2016, today launched its new culinary offering and wine list for passengers travelling in Premium Business and Premium Economy classes on international routes.     …

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  • Heathrow Sets Out 5 Clear Pledges To Guarantee More Business For The UK’s SMEs

    Published on : Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Heathrow has launched a series of commitments to guarantee SME involvement in future work at the airport as well as a competition for a business to win a £5,000 development grant.   The commitments are the latest output from the …

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  • Hartsfield-Jackson Prepared for Labor Day Traffic

    Published on : Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials expect a moderately busy travel weekend this holiday. Labor Day weekend, described as the final summer holiday travel weekend of the year, is considered a busier-than-normal weekend, but does not see the same volume …

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  • Gatwick connects UK to global growth with new Cathay Pacific service

    Published on : Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Another vital connection to global markets will launch today with Cathay Pacific’s first direct flights to Hong Kong from Gatwick – encouraging the growth of trading links with China and the wider Far East – the airport announced.   China …

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  • Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350 commences long-haul operations with flight to Düsseldorf

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Cathay Pacific Airways’ new Airbus A350-900 was deployed on its first long-haul service on 1 September, operating Flight CX379 to Düsseldorf, which departed Hong Kong shortly after midnight.   Prior to the return departure from Düsseldorf – Flight CX376 to …

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  • Ryanair August Traffic Grows 11% To 11.5m Customers

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (2 Sep) released August traffic statistics as follows: Traffic grew 11% to 11.5m customers. Load factor rose 1% to 96%. Rolling annual traffic to Aug grew 16% to 112m customers. Aug 15 Aug 16 Change …

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  • Flybe’s New Luxembourg Route From Manchester Marks UK Milestone

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (1st September) celebrated a UK milestone with its brand new year round service between Manchester and Luxembourg that, until today, was a destination only previously accessible to and from main London airports.   …

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  • Delta Shuttle celebrates 25 years of convenience, flexibility

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    For 25 years, frequent departures, easy check-in and boarding and helpful business services have been hallmarks of the Delta Shuttle, which made its debut on Sept. 1, 1991, following the airline’s acquisition of Pan Am’s shuttle service.   Gate agents …

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  • Heathrow critical to Brexit success – new report

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    The first post-Brexit report into the independent Airport Commission study has found that expanding Heathrow could boost UK GDP by up to £24,500 per family – almost double the value of expanding Gatwick.   Respected economic consultancy, the Centre for …

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  • MIA Unveils Nursing Suites For Traveling Mothers

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    On the heels of National Breastfeeding Month, Miami International Airport today unveiled a comprehensive program for nursing and pumping mothers. The MIA program includes eight custom-branded MIAmamas (pronounced “mia mamas”) nursing suites located on each of MIA’s concourses, with two …

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  • United Airlines Service to Havana Starts November 29

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    The countdown to Cuba is officially underway at United Airlines after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the company final approval to launch service to Havana from two of its hubs this fall. Beginning Nov. 29, United will start …

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  • Airbus shows ACJ319 at Jet Expo in Moscow

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting an ACJ319, operated by MJet on VVIP charters, at the Jet Expo1 show in Moscow. Part of the ACJ320 Family, which has the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet, the ACJ319 is in …

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  • Havana-Bound! Spirit Airlines Brings Ultra-Low Fares to Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Spirit Airlines is bringing its ultra-low fares to Cuba’s capital city. Beginning December 1, 2016, Spirit will offer twice-daily service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Spirit’s service between Fort Lauderdale and …

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  • Oneworld Names Rob Gurney As CEO

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    oneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, today named industry veteran Rob Gurney as its new CEO. He succeeds Bruce Ashby, who announced in January that he would be stepping down from the role this summer after more than five years …

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  • Sweet Symphony Set To Serenade Travellers At Brisbane Airport

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Passengers travelling through Brisbane Airport (BNE) may find themselves serenaded by members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which will be taking up the baton as BNE’s next Artist-in-Residence from today.   BNE is the first airport in Australia to …

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  • Bound! Spirit Airlines Brings Ultra- Low Fares To Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Spirit Airlines is bringing its ultra-low fares to Cuba’s capital city. Beginning December 1, 2016, Spirit will offer twice-daily service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).   Spirit’s service between Fort Lauderdale …

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  • Gulf Air Launches Sale Season Campaign

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched its sale season campaign, slashing fares up to 55% for passengers travelling across the airline’s network for the period of 01 September until 10 December 2016. The tickets …

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  • Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Uzbekistan Airways

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.       Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Uzbekistan Airways “The delivery of our first Dreamliner …

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  • BOC Aviation places orders for five A321ceo aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based global aircraft leasing company has placed a firm order for five more A321 aircraft in addition to an order announced in January for 30 A320 Family aircraft which included 15 A321s .   “We have increased …

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  • BOC Aviation Announces Order for Five New Airbus A321 Aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    BOC Aviation Limited is pleased to announce that it has ordered five new Airbus A321-200 aircraft, all of which have been leased to an Asian airline. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2017.“We have increased our order for the …

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