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Nepal requests EU to lift ban imposed on Nepali airlines

Stating that the Himalayan country has made significant progress on aviation safety, Nepal has requested the European Union to lift a ban imposed on Nepali airlines by the European Union, the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in Kathmandu recently. …

  • Nicolas Sarkozy joins AccorHotels’ Board Of Directors To Support Its International Vision

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    As part of the acceleration of the expansion strategy of the Group and its portfolio of international brands, the Board of Directors has decided during its meeting today to set up an International Strategy Committee. This Committee will focus on …

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  • Norwegian Launches Three New Summer Routes And Increases Traffic From Stockholm Arlanda

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Norwegian’s expansion at Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues with new routes and more departures to popular destinations during the summer. Starting in early June, passengers will be able to fly direct to the three new summer destinations Lisbon, Dublin and Zagreb. …

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  • Five Major Airlines Face Enforcement Action For Denying Passengers Compensation For Delayed Flights

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched enforcement action against five major airlines for denying passengers the compensation they are legally entitled to for delayed flights.     American Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines all …

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  • EU pilot fatigue rules completed one year with less desired result

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    European airlines flying under the new EU Flight Time Limitations (FTL) rules completed one year. These rules were introduced to prevent pilot fatigue from endangering flight safety. However, widely differing interpretations of the rules, lack of official guidance on correct …

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  • Malindo Air selects Accelya’s VIVALDI solution to attract new business travelers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Accelya, the leading solutions provider to the airline and travel industry, announced today that Malindo Air, CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, has selected Accelya’s VIVALDI Payments Management solution to streamline its card management process. “At Malindo …

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  • Aviation media meets at the annual ERA Media Briefing

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The European Regions Airline Association* (ERA) Media Briefing took place at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and provided a great opportunity for the aviation media to discuss current aviation issues in Europe and learn about how the market is …

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  • Avianca Holdings and its Subsidiaries Carried More Then 2.6 million Passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    In January, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A.  transported 2,635,662 passengers, an increase of 5.7% compared to January 2016. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 6.5%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs (revenue passenger kilometers), increased 10.4%. …

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  • Development of The South Terminal Complex Reaches Next Design Benchmark

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Construction activity will begin soon on the $1.8 billion South Terminal Complex (STC) Phase 1 Terminal C at Orlando International Airport. As the project advances toward the anticipated building phase, the design phase is nearly two-thirds complete. The design team …

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  • 86% Of Ryanair Flights On-Time In January

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (21 Feb) released its January customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No. 1 customer service airline with:   86% of over 51,000 flights in January arriving on-time Just 2 complaints per …

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  • Emirates create high standard for on-board medical care

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annually, but it is costly for airlines. With more people traveling by air, the actual number of inflight medical events has been …

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  • Plane carrying 5 American tourists crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    A pilot and four American tourists were killed, when a small plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne.   This is regarded as the worst aviation accident in 30 years …

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  • Munich Airport’s new “digital welcome mat”

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Contemporary design, comprehensive information, new features, and with functionality optimized for all devices: that sums up the new face of the redesigned Munich Airport website:www.munich-airport.com. The site is used by approximately 13 million visitors annually. The new website has more …

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  • SAS signs new deal with Statoil

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    A wide-ranging network and frequent departures were just two of the reasons for Statoil once again demonstrating its confidence in SAS in the form of a new agreement. The agreement covers a period of three years, with an option for …

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  • Almost a dozen passengers bypass security and board flights at JFK Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Eleven passengers strolled through a security lane at John F. Kennedy, without being screened on Monday, after TSA agents left the area unsupervised.   Instead of following protocol and notifying Port Authority cops, it took the TSA two hours to …

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  • WestJet sweetens up summer schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    WestJet today announced plans to connect two long-standing WestJet destinations with the addition of service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford. WestJet today also announced 21 incremental flights across the network that will serve both business and leisure travellers.   Starting April …

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  • California prepares for more storms, 40 flights cancelled

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Already drenched by weeks of rain,  residents of northern and central California prepared Monday for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummelled the state. Six to 10 inches of rain is expected in San Francisco eastward before …

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  • Quito to host Routes Americas 2018

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Quito has recently won a competitive bidding process to organize the forum for Routes Americas air service development opportunity. Top airlines, various tourism authorities and airports are brought under one roof by Routes Americas to talk about North and South …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Awards Winners at Malaysia’s First Airline Hackathon Event

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines wrapped up its inaugural MABHackathon event with a final 25 hour hacking session at Malaysia Airlines Training Academy (MAA), Kelana Jaya, yesterday.     The MABHackathon challenge which started in November lasted over four months with a series …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Offers Special Economy Class Promotion To China

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines is now offering Malaysians the opportunity to enjoy spring and summer in destinations such as Nanjing, Haikou, Fuzhou and Wuhan in line with the airline’s latest expansion into China. Enjoy discounts of up to 25% off for travel …

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  • Alitalia Adopts Travelport Rapid Reprice™ to Simplify Ticket Exchanges

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, have announced the successful implementation of Travelport Rapid Reprice™ the industry-leading ticket exchange technology.  Under this agreement, Travelport-connected agencies in over 180 countries, servicing hundreds of millions of consumers …

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