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South Island Success – China Southern Airlines Increases Flights

A significant vote of confidence in the South Island has come today with news China Southern Airlines will increase its direct services to Christchurch over the important summer season.   The airline currently flies three times a week between Guangzhou …

Gatwick Appoints Chris Woodroofe As Chief Operating Officer

Gatwick Airport has today announced that Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure, technology and efficiency improvements.   Currently Head of Passenger Operations, Chris has spent more than ten years at Gatwick …

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Poised To Open In Bali

Inspired by the traditional five elements of Balinese design, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran, Bali will start welcoming guests on January 12, 2017 as the brand’s respected upscale hospitality offering arrives in the Island of the Gods.   The newly …

SWISS introduces new advance-purchase vouchers for airport lounge access and internet on board

SWISS Economy customers wishing to work in peace, relax and/or enjoy the culinary attractions offered by SWISS’s airport lounges can now obtain a Lounge Voucher for CHF 39 exclusively via swiss.com.       The new option, which is introduced …

Etihad Aviation Group Marks 45th UAE National Day

More than 2000 staff, their families and friends have joined a street festival at the home of Etihad Aviation Group as part of UAE National Day celebrations.   Etihad Airways’ guests are also in for a special National Day treat …

  • Boeing To Consolidate Defense And Space Sites To Improve Operating Efficiency

    Published on : Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] is taking steps to operate its Defense, Space & Security business more efficiently through facilities consolidations and work movements that will increase employment in Los Angeles County, St. Louis, and Huntsville, Ala.   “In order to push …

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  • Webjet Partners with Routehappy to Showcase Airline Rich Content in Flight Search Results

    Published on : Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Webjet, Australia and New Zealand’s largest OTA, today announced its implementation of Routehappy Scores & Amenities and Routehappy Hub content, enabling Webjet to display airline rich content in flight search results.     The integration will enable customers to see compelling, targeted airline information …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines Is Most Punctual Airline In The u.s For September

    Published on : Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Hawaiian Airlines completed the month of September 2016 as the U.S. airline industry’s top-ranked carrier for on-time performance, as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).   Hawaiian Airlines’ flights arrived on schedule 91.3 percent of the time, …

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  • SIA And Lufthansa Group Further Expand Codeshare Operations

    Published on : Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Lufthansa Group are further expanding their partnership agreement to provide customers more benefits through enhanced connections and new codeshare destinations.   The expanded codeshare ties will provide SIA customers convenient access to over 20 new …

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  • Austrian Airlines Again Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Austrian Airlines will have hired a total of 145 new male and female pilots before the end of 2016. Moreover, it is searching for 100 pilots for the year 2017.     The additional need for young pilots is related …

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  • Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus sign MoU to develop A380 MRO Services in Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a new A380 MRO Services offering.     With this partnership Airbus and Etihad Airways Engineering will combine their respective skills …

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  • SWISS offers new codeshare services to Australia and New Zealand

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    SWISS customers can now travel to Canberra on a new codeshare service operated by Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines also offers onward connections from the Australian capital to Wellington in New Zealand.     And frequencies are to be increased on …

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  • Plaza Premium Group Signed Framework Agreement with Qingdao International Airport Group

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Plaza Premium Group (the Group), the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, and Qingdao International Airport Group (QIAG) recently signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (Framework Agreement) to pave the way for strengthening future collaboration on premium …

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  • Inflight Wifi A Step Closer For Qantas Customers

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Qantas customers are a step closer to experiencing world-leading inflight Wi-Fi, following the successful hardware installation on the trial aircraft last week.   The Boeing 737-800 aircraft (registration VH-XZB) has re-entered commercial service, but will operate for a few months …

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  • Spirit AeroSystems launches water recycling project to improve factory efficiency

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Spirit AeroSystems Inc. announced the installation of a water recycling project designed to improve factory efficiencies and conserve water.   Construction of a dedicated three-mile pipeline has been competed, allowing Spirit to begin purchasing up to 500 million gallons of …

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  • Air Arabia posts strong third quarter net profit of AED 297 million, up 26%

    Published on : Monday, November 14, 2016

    Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2016, as the success of the company’s expansion strategy continued to be …

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  • 89% of Ryanair Flights On-Time in October

    Published on : Monday, November 14, 2016

    Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (14 Nov) released its October customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:   89% of over 60,000 flights in October arriving on-time (down slightly due to bad …

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  • Cathay Dragon Rolls Out By Giving ITS Passengers A Delightful Surprise

    Published on : Monday, November 14, 2016

    Cathay Dragon will roll out on 21 November. Together with Cathay Pacific, the airlines will offer passengers a truly seamless brand experience throughout Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond.   Both Cathay Dragon and Cathay Pacific share the same …

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  • Cathay Pacific captain sets Hong Kong aviation milestone

    Published on : Monday, November 14, 2016

    Cathay Pacific and its staff have applauded the magnificent achievement of Captain Hank Cheng and the Inspiration team following the successful completion of his epic round-the-world journey onboard his homebuilt plane.   Hank made local aviation history by circumnavigating the …

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  • Norwegian Unlocks New Escape Lounge To Premium Passengers At Oakland-San Francisco

    Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Low-cost airline Norwegian will give Premium passengers travelling to Gatwick from Oakland International Airport (OAK) free access to the airport’s brand new Escape Lounge from this month.   Passengers flying in Norwegian’s Premium cabin on its award-winning low-cost flights from …

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  • TAP With The Best October Ever

    Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016

    According to the traffic results reported for October 2016, TAP has posted a 12.2 per cent growth in the number of passengers flown, compared to same month last year, rising to an overall 1,156.301 passengers carried in its system-wide network, …

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  • Southwest Airlines Honored Among Military Friendly® Employers

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today it has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. This is Southwest’s eighth consecutive year on the list (2010-2017).   “To be recognized …

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  • FAA Administrator Focuses On The Caribbean

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today outlined the agency’s Caribbean Initiative with media and international stakeholders.   “The Caribbean region is of critical importance to the United States,” Administrator Huerta said. “By working together, we are building a …

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  • New Connections To China Announced While Long-Haul Routes Soar In Gatwick’s

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Gatwick’s busiest ever October, booming long haul services, and increased cargo volumes illustrate the vital contribution the airport continues to make to the local, regional and national economy. This October, 3.9 million passengers travelled through the airport, +7.1% on the …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines Partners With Chef Chang-Wook Chung To Develop Meals For Korea Flights

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai’i’s largest and longest-serving carrier, today announced a partnership with Korean celebrity chef Chang-Wook Chung to create in-flight meals for all guests traveling from Incheon to Honolulu in both the Business and Main Cabins as well as in …

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