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DOT Gives Norwegian UK Final Approval for Transatlantic Operations

Norwegian announced today that its British subsidiary, Norwegian UK (NUK), was granted a foreign air carrier permit by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The permit allows NUK to operate flights between the UK, Europe and the U.S.   …

  • Orient Thai Charter makes emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    An Orient Thai Charter made a safe emergency landing at Surat Thani international Airport. The flight was carrying 137 Chinese passengers on Wednesday. The flight commanders detected an engine failure and a flat tyre that led to the emergency landing. …

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  • Cathay Pacific Launches “The Spirit of Hong Kong” Campaign, Calling For Creative Entries From the Hong Kong public

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Cathay Pacific today announced the launch of “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign as part the airline’s support for the “Hong Kong: Our Home” campaign being run by the Hong Kong SAR Government.   “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign …

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  • World’s Largest Logistics Company to Increase Facilities at Auckland Airport

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    DHL Supply Chain New Zealand, a division of the largest logistics company in the world, is set to locate a third facility at the Auckland Airport Business District.   The recently signed agreement will see DHL lease its third warehouse …

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  • Emirates doubles Services to Amsterdam

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will serve Amsterdam with a second daily non-stop flight from 4th December 2013. The airline’s Boeing 777-200LR aircraft will add capacity of more than 3,700 seats a week in both directions.   …

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  • Delta Adds New Service To Aspen

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Delta Air Lines will add new nonstop seasonal service to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. with daily flights from Atlanta and Saturday-only flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul, effective Dec. 21, 2013.   Aspen/Snowmass is one of the top skiing destinations in the world, offering …

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  • Emirates Reinforces On-time Departures

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    DUBAI, U.A.E., 31st July 2013 With a large number of UAE residents expected to travel this Eid Al Fitr, Emirates is reminding its customers of key time checks for on-time departures at Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International airport.   Emirates …

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  • Kenya Airways commences direct flights to Kigali, Bujumbura

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Kenya Airways has introduced new direct flights from its Nairobi hub to Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura in Burundi as it consolidates its presence in the East African market.   The twice daily direct flights, in the mornings and evenings, …

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  • Countdown To Eurobasket 2013 In Slovenia

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Three years after successfully winning the bid to host Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia and less than two months before the championships, Slovenia is making final preparations for the biggest event in European basketball, which will be hosted between 4 and …

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  • SAS has accomplished an unsecured private placement of MEUR 35

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System Denmark -Norway- Sweden) has on 30 July 2013 managed to accomplish a private placement of MEUR 35. The private placement is unsecured and has a 5 years term.   The funds will be used to support …

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  • Star Alliance Navigator Ipad App Wins Red Dot

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2013

    The Star Alliance Navigator app for the iPad has received the prestigious Red Dot at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013 competition, one of the largest and most acclaimed international design contests.   The judges based their decision on …

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  • American Airlines Announces Closing of Private Offering of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    The Class A Certificates were issued with an interest rate of 4.95% per annum and a final expected distribution date of January 15, 2023. The Class A Certificates represent an interest in the assets of a pass through trust, which …

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  • American Airlines Announces Satisfaction of Financing Condition to its Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    American Airlines, Inc. (American), the principal operating subsidiary of AMR Corporation, today announced the satisfaction of the “Financing Condition” to its previously announced tender offers to purchase for cash any and all of its 8.625% Class A Pass Through Certificates, …

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  • SAS Group finalizes sale and leaseback of six aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    As part of the recently launched plan to improve the financial position of SAS Group, 4 Excellence Next Generation, SAS has now finalized the sale and leaseback of six Boeing 737-600’s to Deucalion Capital X Limited (advised by the German …

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  • Oman Air Hosts Brainstorming Workshop For Senior Management

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Oman Air’s preparation for the opening of state-of-the-art new airports in Oman has stepped up a gear as the airline introduced the first of a regular series of management ‘brainstorming’ sessions this month. The first session was held at the …

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  • Robust Air Passenger Growth in June

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released June passenger demand figures showing year-on-year growth of 6.0%. The robust growth, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPK), is ahead of the 4.8% demand growth reported over the first six months of 2013 …

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  • Air Trek bonds with ACSF to ensure safety in service

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Air Trek of Punta Gorda, Florida is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, Air Trek supports the mission of the ACSF to …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines Increases Capacity to Papeete with 294-Seat A330

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Hawaiian Airlines is responding to the increased demand for its service to Papeete, Tahiti by changing aircraft on the route from the 264-seat Boeing 767-300ER to its 294-seat Airbus A330-200, adding 30 more seats to the weekly service. The change …

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  • JetLite Flight makes an emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    JetLite flight rebounded to Mumbai Airport half an hour after it took off on Tuesday. The flight had to return after an engine failure was suspected. JetLite was Bhopal bound flight that had 114 passengers that made a safe landing at …

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  • Operators using Stobart Executive Handling enjoy special benefit

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    London Southend Airport  has added a special incentive for operators using Stobart Executive Handling at London Southend Airport from 16 September to 31 October 2013, can land their planes for free as a ‘1st Birthday’ gift.     The state-of-the-art …

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  • World Routes has attracted global aviation community to LA

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    With World Routes fast approaching, over 215 airlines have already confirmed their participation at Routes with attendance 7% up year on year compared with last year’s World Routes in Abu Dhabi which saw over 650 Airline delegates in attendance.   …

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