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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 …

  • Allegiant ‘Flies’ Children to Santa’s North Pole Village

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Allegiant today magically transported approximately 150 Florida Hospital for Children cancer patients to the North Pole to celebrate the holidays. The event was held in partnership with Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Airports Worldwide.   “Allegiant is very excited …

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  • UIA Received The Ninth Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Manufactured in 2009, the Boeing 737-800 NG passed an official registration procedure in Ukraine and received the UR-PSU registration number. The aircraft accommodates 186 passengers in two class seating configuration.   The UR-PSU aircraft will be operated across the UIA …

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  • Norwegian.com Voted Best Low-Cost Airline Website At The World Travel Awards

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Norwegian’s year of record growth and awards has continued with the airline’s website Norwegian.com now voted the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Website at the World Travel Awards.   The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals …

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  • Norwegian To Increase Number Of Low-Cost USA Flights By Over 50% Next Summer

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Low-cost airline Norwegian is expanding its award-winning low-cost long-haul network with a 55 per cent increase in the number of flights to the US from next summer.   Brits will have more affordable choices to visit the US with a …

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  • Tirana International Airport Hits 2,000,000 Passengers Milestone

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Tirana International Airport (TIA) announced on Friday, 2 December 2016, the achievement of two major passenger traffic milestones in welcoming its two millionth passenger and recording the largest ever number of customers served at the airport.   Boosted by an …

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  • Sydney Airport Welcomes New China-Australia Bilateral Agreement

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Sydney Airport today welcomed an historic agreement between the Chinese and Australian governments to boost tourism and trade between the two countries.   The new Air Services Agreement immediately removes all capacity restrictions on airlines flying to and from Chinese …

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  • Skyways Technics becomes new member of the ATR MRO Network

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    ATR is pleased to announce that Skyways Technics, based in Sonderborg, Denmark and specializing in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), has joined its network of recommended aircraft maintenance centers.   In an agreement signed today between ATR and Skyways …

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  • PIT Celebrates Holidays With Cencerts, Open House, New Shopping Options

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Pittsburgh International Airport is celebrating the holiday season with activities this week that include new shopping options, school choral concerts and the much anticipated Holiday Open House shopping event on Saturday, Dec. 3.   “We are excited to welcome students, …

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  • Tourism And Trade Take Off As LATAM Airlines Heads To Victoria

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    LATAM Airlines will commence a direct service between Chile and Victoria next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today South America’s largest airline would operate a tri-weekly service, and become the only carrier to offer the …

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  • Etihad Airways and Magic Bus Help Build a Better Future for Young People In Mumbai

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered once again with the community development charity Magic Bus on its mission to support children and youth in India.   Mumbai-based Etihad Airways staff were joined by a …

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  • United Airlines Starts Service between Houston and Havana, Cuba

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    After months of planning and anticipation, the first flight from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Havana is scheduled to depart today, connecting Cuba to Texas’ largest city and United’s premier Latin American gateway.   United will operate Saturday …

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  • Norwegian to Open Two More American Pilot and Cabin Crew Bases in 2017

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline andEurope’s Best Low-Cost Airline, announces it will two additional pilot and cabin crew bases in the United States next year.   The decision follows yesterday’s final approval of a foreign carrier permit for …

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  • Airport Authority President/CEO Thella F. Bowens to Retire

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    After almost 21 years at the helm of San Diego International Airport, with the last 15 years as President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Thella F. Bowens will retire on March 31, 2017.       Bowens …

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  • Gatwick Wins Dementia Innovation Award For Hidden Disability Lanyard

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    The successful rollout of a hidden disability lanyard at Gatwick Airport has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach towards supporting passengers with Dementia. Gatwick and OCS, the airport’s special assistance provider, were jointly presented with the Dementia Innovation Award at …

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  • Heathrow Reveals Team That Will Design The Airport’s Sustainable Expansion

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Seven companies have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable expansion. They will help deliver one of the most leading-edge airport operations in the world.   The group – Amec Foster Wheeler, Arup, Atkins, Grimshaw, Mott …

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  • South African Airways Takes Delivery Of Its First A330-300 Aircraft

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    South African Airways (SAA), has taken delivery of its first of five new leased A330-300 widebody jetliners, becoming Airbus’s first Southern African operator of the aircraft type. SAA’s A330-300 are configured in a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 46 seats …

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  • Airbus Corporate Jet Is Highlighted At MEBAA Show

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting an ACJ318 at the MEBAA1 show, highlighting the greater comfort and space that its ACJ320 Family offers when compared with traditional business jets.   The aircraft, which has the widest and tallest cabin of any …

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  • Etihad Airways wins ‘world’s leading airline’ award for eighth consecutive year

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Etihad Airways has once again collected the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016.   This marks the eighth consecutive year that the airline has received the prestigious accolade.   …

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  • Airbus – Europe Takes Off for Space

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    “Europe’s ambitions in space have received another boost today and we applaud ESA’s decisions to furtjer develop Europe in space. European citizens will benefit greatly from our new innovative solutions,” said Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems, on decisions by …

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  • Icelandair Announces Belfast Service

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Icelandair today announced Belfast (BHD) as a new destination starting June 1. 2017. Belfast will become Icelandair‘s 44th scheduled destination with a full year-round service three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays operated by sister airline Air Iceland. …

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