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  • Airlines Technology won the prize for startup in Knockdown Awards

    Published on : Monday, July 18, 2016

    Travhq and TTForganized an event “Travel Startup Knockdown”. The event brought together experts from the industry and some really interesting travel startups from the region. After listening through all the pitches and filtering through the finer details, the judges picked …

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  • Emirates’ Milestone 80th A380 Touches Down In Vienna

    Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Vienna Airport was a place of celebration today as Emirates’ milestone 80th A380 aircraft made a star appearance, flying in direct from the Airbus production facility in Hamburg.   Austrian dignitaries, officials, VIPs and media attending an invitation-only event at …

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  • LATAM Airlines Brazil prepares its operation for Rio 2016 Olympics

    Published on : Saturday, June 4, 2016

    LATAM Airlines Brazil has put in place more than 100 special operational measures to ensure efficient services for spectators and delegations during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The special plan was developed over the past year by a …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Return to Profitability in 2015

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    Preliminary financial performance figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed that Asia Pacific airlines recorded US$6.9 billion in combined net earnings in 2015, an upswing from net losses of US$1.2 billion reported for the year …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – March 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of March released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines showed further growth in international air passenger demand, whereas soft air cargo market conditions persisted. A total of 24.4 million international passengers were …

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  • Norwegian soars to 500,000 UK passengers on low-cost long-haul flights

    Published on : Saturday, April 9, 2016

    Low-cost airline Norwegian has reached 500,000 UK passengers on its ground-breaking low-cost long-haul flights to the U.S. Norwegian first launched low-cost long-haul flights from Gatwick Airport in July 2014 and is still the only airline offering direct low-cost transatlantic travel …

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  • “Austrian Airlines Looking for 160 New Pilots”

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    Austrian Airlines is expanding bilateral air traffic between Austria and Germany. The airline has been offering four daily flights between Graz and Frankfurt since last week. Lufthansa previously had responsibility for operating flight service on this route.     Austrian …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines wins “Corporate Safety Performance Award”

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    At the award ceremony of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) 2015/16 Airport Safety Recognition Scheme held, Hong Kong Airlines was presented the “Corporate Safety Performance Award” in the corporate category while its subsidiary Hong Kong Aviation Ground Services Limited (HAGSL) …

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  • Travel Agents Help Consumers Save Under New Airline Pricing Structure

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Several U.S.-based airlines, including American, Delta and United, recently made subtle changes to their domestic pricing structure resulting in not-so-subtle changes to the cost of some airfares, especially impacting the business traveler.     The American Society of Travel Agents …

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  • Threats against civil aviation becoming unpredictable, difficult to mitigate

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Threats against civil aviation are becoming more unpredictable and difficult to mitigate as evident from the recent attack on Zaventem Airport in Brussels, says the Director of Air Transport in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Boubacar Djibo.     …

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  • 15 new domestic routes introduced by Emirates, Malaysia Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Around 15 new domestic routes have been introduced by Emirates and Malaysia Airlines under their codeshare agreement. The routes are Langkawi, Penang, Alor Setar, Kota Baru, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Baharu, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau and …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight To Okayama, Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Hong Kong Airlines, the internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, celebrated its inaugural daily direct service HX 6682 to Okayama, Japan yesterday (28 March 2016). The new service allows Hong Kong Airlines to be the first and only carrier between Hong Kong and Okayama, further …

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  • Boeing Recognized by EPA for Conservation Efforts

    Published on : Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Boeing will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.   Boeing will …

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  • Ethiopian Awarded ‘Best Airline In Nigeria’ By The National Association Of Nigerian Travel Agents

    Published on : Saturday, March 26, 2016

    Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, was chosen as the Best Airline in Nigeria by the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) on 17 March 2016. The ceremony took place at the Association’s 40th annual general meeting at …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines Launches The 12th “Triumph Sky High” Junior Programme

    Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016

    The 12th “Triumph Sky High” Junior Programme hosted by Hong Kong Airlines closed with a big bang today. Accompanied by actor Mr. Gregory Wong and Ms. Catherine Chau, a group of primary students from Alliance Primary School,   Whampoa visited …

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  • Etihad Holidays launches “Abu Dhabi: Sunshing guaranteed or your next holiday for free” campaign

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Etihad Holidays has launched a new campaign promising “guaranteed sunshine or your next holiday for free” to attract more UK based visitors to holiday in Abu Dhabi.The initiative aims to bring more business and leisure travellers to the UAE capital …

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  • Perth Airport Celebrates First-Class Staff Service

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Perth Airport has joined an elite group of winners at the global 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards, receiving the Australia/Pacific Best Airport Staff Service prize. The awards, presented in Cologne, Germany, are based on the world’s largest airport customer satisfaction …

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  • “Annual results 2015: Austrian Airlines Generates Good Operating Results”

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Austrian Airlines is in the black for the third straight year. Following an operating profit of EUR 25 million in 2013 and an EBIT of EUR 17 million in 2014.   Austria’s flag carrier generated an EBIT of EUR 54 …

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  • Brussels Airlines achieves record profit and creates additional jobs

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Brussels Airlines can look back on a successful 2015. Thanks to the commercial success, the successful repositioning in the market and ongoing cost control, 2015 ended with a net profit of 41.3 million euros.   “Our efforts to make Brussels …

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  • Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Fiji in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Winston

    Published on : Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Airbus Helicopters Foundation provided support to humanitarian relief efforts following the tropical cyclone Winston that hit the Fiji Islands on 21 February 2016, killing at least 43 people and affecting 350 000 others. The disaster has left large areas of …

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