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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 …

  • Gulf air increases direct sialkot service

    Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is set to increase its direct Sialkot service from two to four weekly flights starting from 1st December 2016 to meet high passenger demand. Commenting on the upcoming increase, Gulf …

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  • Air France Launches Its New Paris -San Jose Service

    Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

    In addition, Air France is extending this new offer by strengthening its partnership with Copa Airlines. Upon obtaining government approval, Air France customers will be able to fly to San José with 2 daily flights operated on a code share …

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  • Turkish Airline World Golf Cup Amateur Series Held On 31 October – November 2016 in Belek

    Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

    The 2016 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series came to a spectacular close with a showpiece Grand Final in Belek, Antalya, Turkey. The Grand Final, which featured 98 players from 60 countries around the world was hosted by the …

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  • Charity Cloud Program Wins ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year’ Award

    Published on : Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has won the award for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Initiative of the Year’ for its ‘Charity Cloud’ program at Aviation Business Awards 2016 held recently at the Conrad …

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  • American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Receives $55,000 Grant From Boeing

    Published on : Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Today The Boeing Company awarded the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum a one-year grant for $55,000 that will allow the museum to extend its flagship “Flight Workshop” education program to students from low-income areas.   More than 5,000 students in …

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  • Boeing, Donghai Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

    Published on : Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Boeing and Donghai Airlines announced today the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32 billion at current list prices.   Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines announced its intent to order 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners …

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  • Qatar Airways Launches New Giorgio Armani Beauty And Fragrances Amenity Bags For Business

    Published on : Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Qatar Airways, in partnership with Giorgio Armani Beauty and Fragrances, has today launched its newly designed range of luxurious Giorgio Armani Beauty and Fragrances Business Class amenity kits, completing the stylish new range of bags for the airline’s premium passengers. …

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  • Airbus Corporate Jets Brings New Look To Large-Cabin Design

    Published on : Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Airbus Corporate Jets has combined its knowledge of customer preferences with a fresh approach to cabin design, creating a new cabin concept for its ACJ320neo Family.     Called Melody, it features flowing lines inspired by the curves of nature, …

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  • Qatar Airways And British Airways Expand Their Code -Share Partnership

    Published on : Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce an expanded code-share agreement with British Airways, which from today will provide travellers with a wider choice of flights and an enhanced network.   With the launch of British Airway’s non-stop service between London …

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  • Delta Premium Sales And Service Customer Engagement Centers

    Published on : Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Delta Air Lines’ Premium Sales and Service Customer Engagement Centers have been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence by the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program in the live phone channel for the third year in a row.   Delta is …

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  • Cathay Pacific first to Auckland with the A350

    Published on : Friday, October 28, 2016

    Cathay Pacific has become the first international airline to operate the state-of-the- art Airbus A350-900 to New Zealand as Flight CX197 arrived in Auckland today (Friday, 28 October) after making its overnight journey from Hong Kong.   Prior to landing …

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  • Ethiopian Inaugurates The Largest And Most Modern In-Flight Catering Center

    Published on : Friday, October 28, 2016

    Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that its newly built, state of the art In-flight Catering Facility will be officially inaugurated on October 29, 2016.   The new G+1 In-flight Catering covers a total area of …

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  • Flying Kangaroo Receives An Update As Qantas Prepares To Welcome Dreamliner

    Published on : Friday, October 28, 2016

    Qantas has revealed an update to its iconic Kangaroo logo as part of preparation for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner entering its fleet a year from now.   The change is only the fifth time the red-and-white image on the tail …

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  • Wizz Air Expands In Warsaw

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today that it will base a seventh aircraft at its Warsaw base. From June 2017 the airline will start operating seven new services connecting Warsaw with four Central …

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  • Jet Airways expands India – UAE services

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline today announced plans to further boost connectivity between India and the United Arab Emirates. Beginning 2017, Jet Airways will add 28 flights1 per week and connect three new Indian cities to the rest of …

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  • Korean Air posted record profit in 2016 3Q

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Korean Air announced that the company posted its biggest quarterly profit in history, dispelling recent worries about its financial instability (non-consolidated).   In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Korean Air recorded sales revenue of 3.06 trillion won, an operating profit …

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  • Southwest Airlines Tips Off a New Era in Indy

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    It’s a slam dunk for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and the Indiana Pacers as the two brands team up. During a news conference this morning at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Southwest and the Pacers announced a new partnership that will …

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  • Delta, Breast Care International team up to help Ghanaian women

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Delta today announced a partnership with Breast Care International (BCI) in Ghana. For the first time, the airline will provide year-long financial support to BCI’s Community Outreach Program and also recently sponsored the ‘Walk for the Cure’ event in Kumasi. …

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  • ANA and Vietnam Airlines launch codeshare and frequent flyer partnerships

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    ANA HOLDINGS (hereafter ANA HD) and Vietnam Airlines are pleased to announce that they will launch code share partnership and frequent flyer programs at the beginning of their 2016 winter schedules, commencing on October 30, 2016.   The code share …

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  • Oman Air Cargo Wins Best Cargo Airline At The India Cargo Awards 2016

    Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Oman Air Cargo has been awarded “Best Cargo Airline for Valuable Goods – North and East” at the India Cargo Awards 2016 held in New Delhi. This latest commendation is added to a long list of awards recognizing Oman Air’s …

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