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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 …

  • The Emirates Group Celebrates 45th UAE National Day

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    The Emirates Group celebrated the UAE’s 45th National Day today with a spectrum of activities. At Emirates Group Headquarters and across its offices and facilities in Dubai, departments gathered for an array of activities that were enjoyed by Emiratis and …

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  • Etihad Aviation group announcec winners of innovation week hackathon

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Etihad Aviation Group has awarded the winners of a special ‘Hackathon’, which it hosted in partnership with Cognit, a joint venture between Mubadala and IBM Watson, as part of the UAE’s nation-wide Innovation Week celebrations last week.   The Hackathon, …

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  • Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction Raises $200,000 For Charity

    Published on : Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Sydney Airport’s 2016 Lost Property Auction has raised over $200,000 for charity, with the funds to be distributed to Conservation Volunteers Australia, The Clontarf Foundation, The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation and Lifeline Australia.   “We’re thrilled to have raised over …

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  • South Island Success – China Southern Airlines Increases Flights

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    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 …

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  • Gatwick Appoints Chris Woodroofe As Chief Operating Officer

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    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 …

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  • Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Poised To Open In Bali

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    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 …

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

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    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 …

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  • Etihad Aviation Group Marks 45th UAE National Day

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    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 …

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  • WTO Delivers Knockout Blow To Boeing’s Record-breaking Subsidies With Historic Ruling

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Today’s report from the World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel (DS487) confirms that the United States has ignored international trade rules by permitting illegal subsidies to Boeing, this time targeted at the 777X aircraft.   The Panel found Washington State’s multi-billion …

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  • “Flying Beyond” with Hong Kong Airlines For 10th Anniversary Embarking

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Hong Kong Airlines (“the Company”), an acclaimed full-service airline rooted in Hong Kong, has progressed in step with Hong Kong and become a globally-recognised carrier focused on innovation and quality service.     To commemorate its first decade of business, …

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  • SFO Welcomes LiLou To The Wag Brigade

    Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Wag Brigade, a team of animal assisted therapy dogs, have been making air travel more enjoyable for years.   Now, just in time for holiday travel, SFO and the San Francisco SPCA are proud …

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  • “Airbus A320 OE-LBZ Took Off on Maiden Flight to Bucharest”

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    The Airbus A320 with the registration number OE-LBZ took off punctually today at 7:15 a.m. local time on its first flight OS 789 from Vienna to Bucharest.     The aircraft named “Obertauern” offers sufficient space to seat 168 passengers. …

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  • THAI Smile Airways introduces new direct flight between Jaipur – Bangkok

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    THAI Smile Airways continues expanding international routes by launching Jaipur – Bangkok flight to underscore its aviation standards and excellent service that meet the world class standards.   The new flight aims at accommodating those targeted groups who are looking …

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  • DXB Welcomes 6.4 Million Passengers In October

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    Dubai International, the world’s leading international hub, welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.   Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 passengers compared to 6,250,810 recorded in the corresponding …

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  • Etihad Airways Supports Surgical Relief For Leprosy Victims In Nepal

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    Etihad Airways is once again supporting UK-based charity Working Hands by flying out a team of surgeons to help leprosy patients in Nepal.   Also supported by Nepalese domestic carrier Yeti Airlines, the surgeons are carrying out their charitable work …

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  • MATTA targets more tourists from India and Sri Lanka

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

     will arrive Kochi, second largest city of Kerala in south west India, this Wednesday.   The mission is organised by MATTA inbound vice president Datuk Tan Kok Liang, who had earlier led another group of tour operators on a successful …

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  • Moncler Premieres In Doha Courtesy Of Qatar Duty Free

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    Qatar Duty Free and luxury French-Italian brand, Moncler, have launched an exciting pop-up boutique retail space in Hamad International Airport (HIA) – providing shoppers with the first ever dedicated Moncler store in Qatar.   Located in the main departures hall …

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  • Ethiopian Received Airline of the Year Award for the Fifth Year in a Row from AFRAA

    Published on : Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has won Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth year in a row, by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) during its 48th Annual General Assembly held on …

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  • SpiceJet Doubles Net Profit To Rs.58.9 Crore In Q2 FY 2017

    Published on : Saturday, November 26, 2016

    SpiceJet reported a net profit of Rs.58.9 Crore for Q2 FY 2017 as against Rs.29 crore for the same quarter last year, an increase of 103%. Operating revenue for the quarter stood at Rs.1,400 crores a growth of 35%. Capacity …

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  • Jet Airways provides convenient surface connectivity for international Guests

    Published on : Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has entered into a Bi-Modal Transport Service agreement with IndoCanadian Bus Service.   Under the agreement, IndoCanadian Transport – which operates the IndoCanadian Bus Service will offer convenient bus connections via Delhi’s Indira Gandhi …

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