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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 …

  • Delta Air Lines receives its first U.S.-produced Airbus aircraft

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    The first delivery of an A321 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility to Delta Air Lines took place today, in Mobile, Alabama.   On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Delta Air Lines, a team of …

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  • Qantas’ economic impact reaches $22 Billion

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    New figures released by Qantas show that the national carrier had a $22 billion impact on the Australian economy and paid and collected $2.5 billion in taxes in 2015/16.       According to a Deloitte Access Economics study, the …

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  • Jet2holidays announces dedicated villa programme

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    As part of its ongoing growth and development, the leading package holiday specialist Jet2holidays has today announced the launch of a dedicated villa programme, with package holidays in a villa, available from summer 2018.   The announcement was made at …

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  • Virgin America Unleashes #TinyDogsTinyFares Cyber monday Deal

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Virgin America unleashes one of its biggest deals of the year with a #TinyDogsTinyFares Cyber Monday offer of up to 30 percent off flights* nationwide – with the airline donating $10 from every booking** to its animal shelter partners: The …

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  • Galatasaray Sports Club Athletes Fly With Pegasus

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    The Galatasaray Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Voleyball, Water Polo, Swimming, Sailing, Track and Field, Judo and Rowing teams will be flying with Pegasus Airlines to tournaments and matches taking place in Turkey and abroad during the 2016-2017 season. …

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  • Andreas Otto Confirmed as CCO of Austrian Airlines

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    At its meeting this week, the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines confirmed Andreas Otto (54) as the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and extended his mandate, which would have expired in 2017, until 2022.   Otto has been a Member …

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  • Japan Airlines and Korean Air Start Mileage Tie-up on Redeeming Award Tickets

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    Japan Airlines (JAL) and Korean Air (KE) today announced the commencement of their mileage agreement on a reciprocal mileage tie-up that will enable members of two airlines’ respective programs to redeem award tickets on either airline.   This development expands …

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  • Jet Airways Introduces First Class Service On Delhi – Amsterdam Route

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is set to upgrade its service offering on its Delhi – Amsterdam route with the introduction of First Class suites to the existing product offering.   The airline had recently announced the introduction of …

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  • Norwegian’s New Direct Route To Santa Claus Takes Off

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its UK expansion with a new direct service from London Gatwick to Lapland launching today – just in time for Christmas! From 02 December, Norwegian will commence the UK’s only scheduled direct flight to Lapland’s …

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  • One of the Seven Wonders of the World Comes to Ethiopian Network

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, site of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, as of March 26, 2017, with the latest B737-800 New Generation …

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  • Emirates Staff ‘Make Their Mark’ With A380 Aircraft Wall Collage

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ahead of the UAE’s 45th National Day, the Emirates Group unveiled a unique wall collage of mini-A380 aircraft now on permanent display at the Group’s Headquarters.   Autographed by colleagues across the Group to raise funds for the Emirates Airline …

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  • Delta returns to Cuba after 55-year hiatus

    Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Delta today begins regularly scheduled passenger service with nonstop daily flights from the U.S. to Cuba. Flights will depart from Miami, New York-JFK and Atlanta to Havana as the airline makes its return to the Cuban capital for the first …

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  • Emirates lands in Doha with world’s shortest A380 flight

    Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey.   …

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  • Oman Air Introduces The New Oman Air Pass

    Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016

    To celebrate National Day in Oman, Oman Air the ‘National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman’ is delighted to announce the introduction of the new Oman Air Pass.   The brand new Oman Air Pass will offer regular travellers between …

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  • Spirit AeroSystems delivers first 737 MAX thrust reverser with a composite inner wall

    Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Spirit AeroSystems Inc. today announced completion of an expansion project on the Spirit Wichita campus to support production of the 737 thrust reverser. The expansion supports production rate increases already planned for the Boeing 737 program.     The company …

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  • Business ‘buzz’ for Ireland in Brussels

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Dublin Convention Bureau and Meet in Galway joined Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, for a networking ‘Meet in Ireland’ event at the Irish Embassy in Brussels, which was attended by conference buyers from top international associations based in Belgium.   …

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  • Aeroflot Announces 9M 2016 IFRS Financial Results

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Aeroflot Group (“the Group”, Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today published its condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the nine months ended 30 September 2016, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.   9M 2016 Financial Highlights for Aeroflot Group: Revenue …

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  • World’s First CS300 Arrives in Riga

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Today, on November 30, 2016, the Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed the world’s first Bombardier CS300 aircraft in Riga.   Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are proud to welcome our very first CS300 aircraft and to be the …

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  • Western Furniture celebrates UAE National Day with a massive 3-Day Sale

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Western Furniture, the premier retailer of home furniture in UAE, celebrates the 45th UAE National Day offering huge discounts on a wide selection of the finest home furniture.   Enjoy 30% – 90% off on a wide variety of high …

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  • Thuraya wins Satellite Humanitarian of the Year award at Global SatShow

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Thuraya Telecommunications Company has won the Satellite Humanitarian of the Year, Satellite Industry Leader Award (SILA) at the second Global SatShow in Turkey.   Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya, received the award on behalf of the company during a prestigious …

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