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  • WestJet puts Portland and Austin on Alberta’s map

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Building on WestJet’s position as Calgary’s largest air carrier, the airline is introducing two new seasonal U.S. destinations this summer from YYC.     Daily non-stop service to Portland, Ore., begins April 29, while twice-weekly service to Austin, Texas begins on May 2.   “We’re thrilled to …

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  • WestJet announces a hot 2019 summer schedule

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    WestJet announced its 2019 summer schedule adding more than 40 flights to and from key business and tourism destinations from Toronto, Halifax, St. John’s, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.   In addition, the airline added Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas to WestJet’s network and announced a new route between Edmonton and St. John’s.   …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Record Encouraging Growth in 2018

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Preliminary traffic figures for the full calendar year 2018 released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed solid growth in international air passenger demand, with continued expansion in the global economy lending support to business and leisure …

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  • Easier Travel to Leeds Bradford Airport is on its way

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    From 28 January people traveling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport can take advantage of easier and more affordable journeys when traveling by rail, with a bus connection. Arriva Group operators, CrossCountry and Yorkshire Tiger, have come together to introduce …

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  • Stretch, relax and rejuvenate: Cathay Pacific opens The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    A visit to Cathay Pacific’s Business Class lounge at The Pier in Hong Kong has just become even more beneficial for mind, body and soul following the opening of The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga.   Designed in partnership with The …

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  • EASA certifies A330neo for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This significant achievement means that operators of the A330neo, which is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, will …

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  • Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 15.4% in December 2018

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for December and 12M 20181.   12M 2018 Operating Highlights   In 12M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 …

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  • Chinese airlines to fly 46 more direct routes planes to Japan from February

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    The number of direct flights to Japan run by Chinese carriers will fly from February as per the documents released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.     The approval was given to at least 46 new direct flight …

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  • Ranojoy Dutta is the new CEO of Interglobe Aviation

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Aviation veteran Ronojoy Dutta was appointed CEO of Interglobe Aviation, which operates IndiGo, the country’s biggest airline by number of passengers.     Dutta had been appointed principal consultant and tasked with drawing up a five-year business plan for the …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines flight diverted to San Francisco after flight attendant dies

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant died on a flight to New York that was diverted to San Francisco, officials with the airlines said on Friday.   A spokesperson for the Hawaiian Airlines said that they are deeply saddened by the …

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  • NATS’ AI technology installed at Heathrow for reducing delays

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Technology based on Artificial intelligence (AI) which could reduce the flight delays is being installed at the Heathrow airport. The technology has been installed at the west London hub’s control tower. It will help air traffic controllers (ATCs) track aircraft …

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  • Over nine million travellers pass through Bahrain Airport in 2018

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    More than nine million travellers passed through Bahrain International Airport in 2018, Bahrain’s national aviation authority said. This is a year-on-year increase of seven percent.   The Air Traffic Control Centre, managed more than 624,000 flights, over the past year, …

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  • Kuwait civil aviation industry to receive 20 billion U.S. dollars in next decade

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Kuwait is expected to invest 20 billion U.S. dollars in the civil aviation industry in the next decade, Kuwaiti official said recently.   During the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, president of Kuwait’s Directorate …

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  • Ryanair Launches Extra London Stansted May Flights

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (25 Jan) launched extra May flights from London Stansted, with 20 additional return flights to Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Morocco, now on sale on the Ryanair.com website.   Customers …

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  • ERA hosts 2019 global Heads of Airline Associations day

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    At a meeting hosted by ERA at Eurocontrol Headquarters in Brussels, airline associations from all over the globe met to exchange information and discuss key issues affecting the aviation industry. With only two months ahead of the UK leaving the …

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  • The Establishment of a Business Jet Service Company

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    Japan Airlines (JAL) and Marubeni today announced the establishment of a new business jet company to meet the expanding demand of the service in Japan. Services will include the arrangement of the charter flight, management of the privately owned aircraft …

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  • Civil Aviation Administration of China orders to ban smoking in cockpits

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    According to a notice issued by Civil Aviation Administration of China, all the Chinese domestic airlines were ordered to immediately forbid smoking in the cockpit and to severely punish its crew members who violate the ban.     It ordered …

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  • Norwegian airlines paying tribute as Burns Night celebrations began

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    Norwegian is paying its own tribute to Scottish literary icon Robert Burns.     In fact, the company has just revealed that the poet will become their newest Tail Fin Hero – and he’s the first Scotsman to make the …

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  • Alaska Airlines postpones new service due to U.S. shutdown

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    Alaska Airlines is the first carrier to officially postpone a new service due to the partial U.S. federal government shutdown. It will delay the launch of service to Paine Field in Everett, Washington to March, 4. from Feb, 11. The …

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  • Travel agency in Indonesia issues 35 millionth insolvency-safe Hahn Air ticket

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

     Hahn Air, the scheduled German airline specialised in providing ticketing and distribution services to travel agencies and transportation partners, hit the milestone of 35 million insolvency-safe tickets sold. The ticket was issued by Vayatours (AntaVaya Group), a travel agency in …

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