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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 …

  • Jet Airways to launch direct daily services between Bengaluru and Singapore

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today, announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Singapore with effect from December 14, 2016, further expanding its connectivity across the ASEAN region.   The new flight will offer guests …

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  • New services for Hamilton with Barrier Air

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Barrier Air, currently flying routes between Auckland, Kaitaia, North Shore, Great Barrier Island, is extending it’s services from 8th February south to Hamilton on a daily basis.   Kiwi Regional Airlines passengers, flying routes between Nelson, Dunedin and Hamilton will …

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  • The ACTA Campus is now available in French and Air Canada Expert Certification Exams

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Starting today, French content is available on the ACTA Campus! ACTA members now have access to the programs that have been designed to enable lifelong learning through personal continuing education in both official languages.     With this launch Air …

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  • Austrian Airlines Reports Increase in Passenger Volume

    Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Austrian Airlines transported more than one million passengers in the month of October 2016. This comprises a rise of 10.1 percent from the previous year. This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. …

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  • Hamad International Airport Launches HIA Qatar Mobile App for Android

    Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Following the success of its iOS mobile app released earlier this year, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has launched the Android version of its innovative iBeacon enabled HIA Qatar app, offering more of HIA’s customers an interactive experience when travelling through …

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  • Record reliability: Delta marks 200th day without a mainline cancellation

    Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    On New Year’s Day 2016, Delta didn’t cancel a single mainline flight. It happened again the next day, and the next. Fast-forward to Sunday, Nov. 6, and the airline had gone 200 days this year without a single mainline cancellation—nearly …

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  • Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo

    Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at …

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  • Air Canada Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Air Canada has been named one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” for the fourth consecutive year in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.       The national competition for 2017 recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs …

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  • Chinese travelers name Delta’s In-Flight Service industry’s best

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Chinese travelers recently recognized Delta’s In-Flight Service as best in the industry at the 2016 China Travel Awards in Shanghai. China Travel Award winners are nominated on by readers of prominent Chinese travel magazine Travel+ and selected by industry experts. …

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  • Thorbjørn Olesen secured a victory at the fourth Turkish Airlines Open with a final round

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Olesen came under heavy pressure from David Horsey after the Englishman shot 29 on his front nine to cut the leader’s advantage. But three birdies in the space of four holes were enough to pull Olesen clear and set him …

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  • Gulf Air Enhances Falconflyer Loyalty Program With Akruu Partnership

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, today announced a partnership with Akruu, an innovative online loyalty portal that provides members the opportunity to earn Gulf Air Falconflyer miles through Akruu’s unlimited evolving and dynamic offers, further enhancing the …

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  • Gatwick Becomes UK’s First Autism Friendly airport

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    Gatwick has become the UK’s first Autism Friendly airport in recognition of the airport’s commitment to becoming an accessible and friendly environment for autistic passengers. The airport was presented with the award by The National Autistic Society’s Chief Executive at …

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  • Shannon Airport Santa Flights Back By Popular Demand

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    Santa’s busiest annual day in the region – short of December 25th itself – is already on the arrival and departure’s board at Shannon Airport, with confirmation this week that the Santa Flights are set to return next month. Saturday …

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  • Celebrations All Around As 116 Apprentices Graduate From Heathrow Academy

    Published on : Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Twelfth annual ceremony celebrated 116 apprentices graduating in courses ranging from business administration to retail Fifty per cent of graduates are from the five boroughs around the airport: Hounslow, Hillingdon, Ealing, Spelthorne and Slough Heathrow has contributed over £7.3m to …

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  • Qantas Business Class Pyjamas Receive A Makeover

    Published on : Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Qantas has redesigned the iconic Business class pyjamas for customers travelling on international flights, following the update of the airline’s livery and flying kangaroo logo.     The cotton rich long-sleeved pyjamas have been redesigned by Qantas to feature a …

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  • Second Cargo-Only Service To Operate Out Of Heathrow, The UK’s Biggest Port

    Published on : Friday, November 4, 2016

    100 tonnes of additional cargo will go through Heathrow a week New service will add to the airport’s efforts to double cargo capacity through expansion, and £180 million investment Last year, 29% of the UK’s non-EU exports by value went …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines To Resume Service To Kapalua In West Maui

    Published on : Friday, November 4, 2016

    Hawaiian Airlines today began ticket sales for service between Honolulu International Airport and Kapalua Airport in West Maui. Hawai‘i’s flagship carrier will provide four daily flights between Honolulu and Kapalua starting Jan. 18.   “We are delighted to grow our …

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  • Celebrity Cook-Off on the eve of Turkish Airlines Open 2016

    Published on : Friday, November 4, 2016

    Thai style met British beef on Wednesday evening as two of the world’s leading golf professionals put on an outstanding performance in the kitchen ahead of the start of the 4th Turkish Airlines Open.   With the world famous tournament …

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  • Etihad Airways launches new android app for smartphones

    Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has extended its digital reach with the introduction of a new mobile application for Android smartphones, enabling guests to manage their journeys with even greater ease.   The new mobile app is …

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  • Qatar Airways Takes Home Three Honours From Travel Weekly 2016 Magellan Awards

    Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Qatar Airways received three prestigious honours at the 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards held in New York recently. Gold, the highest honour, was awarded to Qatar Airways for its International Business Class experience on the A350 aircraft, and Silver was …

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