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Philippine Airlines to operate Manila-London single roundtrip for stranded tourists

Philippine Airlines will fly a single round-trip flight between Manila and London Heathrow on April 4 “in response to an urgent public need amid Covid-19 quarantine situation,” the airline said in a notice posted on its website.   While the …

  • Singapore Airlines is cutting flights as epidemic hits

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Singapore Airlines will temporarily cut flights across its global network in the three months to May, as a coronavirus epidemic hits demand for services to the Asian city state, as well as through the key transit hub. The key affected …

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  • Chinese aviation industry shrinks due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The aviation market in China has projected to overtake the United States this decade and become the world’s biggest, has shrunk to such an extent due to the coronavirus outbreak that it’s fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal.   …

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  • HKIA Announces Traffic Figures for January

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    Traffic figures at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw decreases in January 2020. During the month, HKIA handled 5.7 million passengers and 33,210 flight movements, representing year-on-year decreases of 11.7% and 9.1%, respectively. Cargo throughput dropped 10.4% compared to the …

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  • Italian airlines struggling to stay afloat although tourism is booming

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2020

    If you’ve ever tried to find your way through crowds to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain or attempted to stroll along the canals in Venice among large number of tourists, you know that Italy is a wildly popular vacation destination. …

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  • Travel Insurance Consultants Reinstate South African Airways Insolvency Cover

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    South African Airways (SAA) is pleased to announce that Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) have reinstated the travel supplier insolvency cover on the airline. This milestone represents a significant step forward for SAA, the global travel agency community and customers alike. …

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  • MKE Now Offers Coat Check Services to Travelers

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Just in time for the upcoming spring break travel season, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is proud to announce the debut of a new coat check service. The new amenity is sure to be a hit with travelers heading to warm weather destinations.   …

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  • WestJet Names John Weatherill, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    WestJet is pleased to announce the internal appointment of John Weatherill to the role of Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances effective today.     John Weatherill, WestJet Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) Reporting …

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  • Heathrow Apprenticeships Hit New Heights with more set to take off in 2020

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Heathrow has broken its annual apprenticeship record with nearly 1,100 apprentices having started their career journeys at the UK’s hub airport last year.     Following a record 2019, employers across Team Heathrow – including Dixons, Bradford Swissport, Omniserv, Travelex, …

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  • oneworld Welcomes Alaska Airlines’ Intention to Join the Alliance

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    oneworld® is delighted with the announcement that Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer 2021, and its plans to form a US West Coast international alliance with oneworld founding member American Airlines.     Once approved, oneworld membership will allow …

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  • Experience Lax’s Automated People Mover in Virtual Reality

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today released virtual reality models of the future Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) project. Accessible via smartphones, these interactive models include views of and from within the system’s three Central Terminal …

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  • San Francisco International Airport to Open New Public Outdoor Observation Deck on February 14th

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the opening of a new outdoor observation deck, the SkyTerrace, on Friday, February 14, 2020. Located pre-security in Terminal 2, the SkyTerrace is open to the general public and offers 180-degree views of …

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  • San Francisco International Airport Scores Award for Lunar New Year PR Campaign

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was recognized for its public relations efforts by Visit California, a nonprofit organization promoting tourism in California. In their biennial Poppy Awards, the Airport was honored in the category of “Best Public Relations Campaign …

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  • Moscow to host the Aeroflot Open 2020 chess festival in February

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    The 18th edition of the Aeroflot Open 2020, an international chess festival will be held on 18-28 February at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow.  It is sponsored by the Russia’s flagship airline and the competition is one of the longest …

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  • Key Traffic Figures Zurich Airport January 2020

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    In January 2020, 2’148’812 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 0.7% compared to last year.     Local passengers increased by 0.7% to 1’474’997 in January 2020. The transfer rate is at 31.1% in the month …

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  • Spirit Airlines Announces New $11 Million Operational Control Center in Greater Nashville Area

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    America’s fastest-growing airline is expanding behind the scenes to support its growing operation and set the stage for future expansion. Spirit Airlines  will bolster network resiliency and reduce hurricane and tropical storm risk by bringing more than 240 Team Members from …

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  • Sabre Continues to Support EasyJet’s Growth in Business Travel Sector

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    easyJet, one of the UK’s leading airlines, today announced a new distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry. The agreement gives corporate travel agencies across Europe continued access to easyJet’s fares through the …

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  • Denver International Airport Serves Nearly Seventy Million Passengers in 2019

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Denver International Airport (DEN) finished the decade setting more passenger traffic records and marking its sixth consecutive year of growth. In 2019, more than 69 million passengers passed through DEN, a seven percent increase over 2018.   “As DEN prepares to celebrate …

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  • Fraport to Speed Passengers Through two Brazilian Airports

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Launches Inaugural Flights to Kertajati

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Malaysia Airlines yesterday launched its inaugural Kuala Lumpur-Kertajati-Kuala Lumpur service, being the first Malaysian carrier to fly direct to Indonesia’s second-largest airport, West Java International Airport, Kertajati.     Located in Majalengka regency in West Java province, Kertajati is a …

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  • Southwest Airlines – MAX Flight Schedule Revision: June 7 – Aug. 10, 2020

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Southwest Airlines continues to monitor information from Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the impending 737 MAX software enhancements and training requirements. We remain confident that, once certified by the FAA, the enhancements will support the safe operation …

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