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“Topiaries” Exhibit Takes Shape At Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Art and Culture program presents a new exhibit featuring an exceptional series of abstract paintings. The exhibit is located at the Terminal Gallery on level 5 west of the Jeppesen Terminal near the north security checkpoint, …

Peach Aviation orders 10 A320neo and three A320ceo

Airline to become first low cost carrier in Japan to operate A320neo.Japan’s Peach Aviation has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 10 A320neo and three A320ceo aircraft.     The order was announced at a signing …

The Harry Potter Shop Arrives At Heathrow Terminal 5

THE HARRY POTTER™ SHOP has officially opened its doors to passengers at Heathrow Terminal 5. The new 600 sq.ft. store in Terminal 5 has opened its doors today, the same week as the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated …

Sabre Travel Network President Sean Menke Appointed As Executive Advisor

Sabre Corporation’s (NASDAQ: SABR) executive vice president and president for Travel Network, Sean Menke, has recently been appointed as executive member of the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI).   The panel was established following last year’s …

flightSpeak Launches CheckPoint

flightSpeak, the most comprehensive global airport information mobile app for business and leisure travelers, introduces a new security wait time feature named CheckPoint, which provides estimated wait and screening times for security checkpoints at the top 100 busiest airports worldwide. …

  • China’s 100 meters Glass Bridge cracks leaving visitors panic stricken

    Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2015

    The 100 meters glass walkway, China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon suspended bridge left visitors screaming as the first cracks appeared on the bridge with visitors on it. Visitors ran screaming in panic as they saw the U-shaped path at Yuntaishan (Yuntai …

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  • Qatar executive honoured with award for outstanding growth

    Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division, has been recognised with an award for its ‘Outstanding Growth’ since its foundation at the annual Gulf Aviation Networking Event (GANE 2015) held at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.     …

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  • AirAsia planning to go private

    Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2015

    AirAsia amid a number of challenges in the present year is probably looking to go private as per the recent speculation going around in the Asian airline industry. The co-founder of the airline, Tony Fernandes and his long-time business partner …

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  • Qatar Airways announces daily direct flights to Sydney from March 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Qatar Airways has announced its highly anticipated daily direct services from Doha to Sydney starting from 1st March 2016, the third Australian city in the Qatar Airways network. Currently, the Doha-based carrier operates daily non-stop flights to Melbourne and Perth …

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  • Korean Air to feature Australia in its brand campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Australia will feature exclusively in Korean Air’s brand campaign ‘On-Air’ supported by a multifaceted promotion led by Tourism Australia. The campaign will target a growth of 20 per cent in bookings from South Korea in the lead up to Christmas. …

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  • Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes the Hajj season

    Published on : Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    In its drive to deliver a smooth passenger experience to all its travelers, Abu Dhabi Airports is putting in place a range of initiatives to maintain excellent standards of services at Abu Dhabi International Airport during the upcoming busy Hajj …

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  • Indian carrier Air India grounds130 flight attendants for being fat

    Published on : Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    The national carrier of India, Air India, is grounding around 130 flight attendants after measuring their BMI body fat levels. Last year, Air India already warned 600 of its 3,500-cabin crew to lose weight within six months to reach a …

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  • Korean-language audio guide launched by Korean Air in Paris

    Published on : Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Korean Air’s Chairman Yang Ho Cho and the Musée d’Orsay’s President Guy Cogeval, along with VIP guests from the cultural, economic and sports worlds, gathered at the famous Musée d’Orsay in Paris, to celebrate the launch of the museum’s first-ever …

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  • flydubai network wide sale to catch happy fliers with best deals

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    flydubai  launched its first network-wide sale offering customers 30% off Business and Economy Class fares to Dubai and select destinations. Customers who plan to travel between 01 October 2015 and 30 June 2016 and book before 20 September will receive …

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  • Animated jumping crocodile to greet Top End visitors at Darwin Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Visitors to the Top End will be able to interact with an animated jumping crocodile and take a virtual tour of the Northern Territory with new interactive message boards unveiled at the Darwin Airport today. Chief Minister Adam Giles said …

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  • Vistara enters the Gulf region

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Vistara, a TATA SIA JV and India’s fastest growing full service carrier, announced its entry into the Gulf region with the appointment of Sharaf Travels LLC as its General Sales Agent (GSA).  Sharaf Travels will represent Vistara in the GCC …

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  • Abu Dhabi Duty Free offers unique chance to win gold

    Published on : Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Abu Dhabi Duty Free has launched a major summer Gold promotional campaign running from August 01st through 30th September in all terminals at Abu Dhabi International Airport.     Abu Dhabi Duty Free has launched a major summer Gold promotional …

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  • Vistara reaches a new high with 500,000 happy flyers

    Published on : Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Just over eight months since its inaugural flight on January 9, 2015, Vistara reached the special milestone of flying 500,000 customers. Having the lineage of great brands – Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, Vistara is loved for its customer centricity …

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  • Myanmar National Airlines announces distribution agreement with Amadeus

    Published on : Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), the country’s flag carrier, announced a new distribution partnership with Amadeus that will allow travel agents using Amadeus access to the airline’s developing route network and full service airline experience.     “MNA has a long …

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  • EVA Air becomes first airline in Asia to adopt Amadeus Altéa Revenue Management Suite

    Published on : Thursday, August 20, 2015

    EVA Air, recently ranked one of the World’s Top 10 Airlines in 2015, becomes the first Asian airline to adopt the Amadeus Altéa Revenue Management Suite. This move supports the airline’s international expansion, laying the foundation for EVA to accurately …

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  • Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern Airports grew over 8% in the first half of 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Airports in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East maintained steady growth in June 2015, reporting year over year gains at +4.9% and +6.1% respectively. Despite slowdown in regional trade activities, international travel remained resilient. For the first half of 2015, …

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  • Cochin becomes first airport to run on solar power

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    After adorning many firsts in its cap, like being the pioneer in PPP model in building an airport to introducing a path-breaking rehabilitation package for evictees, Cochin International airport limited (CIAL) is all set to become the first airport in …

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  • First direct flights from Japan to Brisbane

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Queensland is preparing to welcome an extra 108,000 international visitors each year with the first direct flights from Japan touching down in Brisbane on Aug 1. Tourism Minister Kate Jones joined Qantas and local tourism officials at Brisbane’s International Airport …

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  • Qantas flies double daily to Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    Qantas is preparing for a significant expansion of its presence in Japan with the launch of double daily services between Australia and Tokyo this weekend.     Qantas flight QF25 will depart from Sydney to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport tonight, followed …

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  • Etihad scores a hat trick at the Australian Business Traveller Awards

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won three accolades at the Australian Business Traveller Awards, including the coveted title of Best Airline. It also won the awards for Best First Class and Best Arrivals Lounge. …

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