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Bahamas and Canada sign Air Transport agreement

In a bid to encourage more Canadian aviation companies to flock to the destination, the Bahamas and Canada signed a bilateral Air Transport agreement recently.   According to Bahamas’ Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, the agreement also allows …

GoAir launches new flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of two new daily flights, the first between Mumbai International Airport (BOM) and Abu Dhabi, and the second to Delhi International Airport (DEL), further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian …

More flights, more often with WestJet’s winter schedule

WestJet’s seasonal schedule for winter 2019/2020 features more flights from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto to domestic, transborder, international and sun destinations and includes WestJet’s seasonal service to both Paris and Nashville from Calgary, commencing earlier than past years on March 12 (Paris) and March 16 (Nashville). WestJet’s popular daily summer seasonal service between Calgary and Portland (PDX) will …

IATA to cooperate in redesigning of Mexico City airspace

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) sees positively and appreciates the decision of the Mexico government to work and consult with industry to identify a feasible and safe solution for managing air space in Mexico City, given that the government …

IATA urges Colombia to increase value of aviation, increase use of airspace

The Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, visited Colombia last week and held meetings with several high-level representatives of the new government, including an audience with the President Iván Duque.   Coinciding …

  • airBalticShortlisted for IATA Diversity & Inclusion Team Award

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced Latvian airline airBaltic as one of the four airlines shortlisted for its Diversity & Inclusion Team Award, whose ceremony took place during the annual general meeting in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.   …

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  • Austrian Airlines Offers Cheap Flights to France

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    Tomorrow Austrian Airlines is offering considerably reduced air fares to France. One-way flights to Paris, Lyon and Nice can be purchased starting at EUR 39. The special offers will start at midnight and will last for 24 hours or as …

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  • 84 Airports have to install body scanners by March 2020 in India

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    The Centre has directed 84 airports across India to install body scanners by March 2020. It will replace existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, according to an official document. …

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  • After the 2008 terror attack, British Airways resumes flights after 11 years

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    After more than a decade British Airways has resumed flights to Pakistan after it was suspended due to a hotel bombing.     The 2008 terrorist attack on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad had killed around 54 people including six …

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  • Global airline industry to post $28 bn profit in 2019; IATA

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    Global airline industry is expected to earn a profit of U.S. dollars 28 billion in 2019 as per International Air Transport Association (IATA). This is much less as compared to the estimated U.S. dollars 35.5 billion. The decline is factored …

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  • Yakutia Airlines introduces lie-flat sleeper seats on domestic flights

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Yakutia Airlines has introduced a new product a new product previously unseen in the Russian scheduled air travel market.     To improve the passenger experience and generate more revenue on its lengthy domestic flights, the airline that is controlled …

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  • Narita to be Japan’s first airport to deploy facial recognition system One ID, demo given

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Narita will be the first airport in the country to deploy the system, called One ID, ahead of an expected spike in foreign arrivals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.     NEC Corp. claims that it will …

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  • HKIA Career Expo 2019 Provides over 4,000 Airport Job Openings

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) and the Labour Department today jointly launched the eighth Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Career Expo 2019 (the Expo), a three-day event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Expo offers over 4,000 …

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  • Heusmann Heads Network Management at Austrian Airlines

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Robert Heusmann (44) will assume the position of Head of Network Management at Austrian Airlines effective July 1, 2019. Accordingly, the Austrian resident by choice is currently in charge of fleet planning for the Lufthansa hub airlines, will be responsible …

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  • Airbus Canada Limited Partnership new name comes into effect June 1

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    The change of name of CSALP to Airbus Canada Limited Partnership, which was announced in March 2019, will come into effect on June 1, 2019.   The new name reflects the majority interest of Airbus in the partnership since July …

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  • Air Seychelles Celebrates International Flight Attendants Day

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles is today celebrating the hard workand dedication of its Flight Attendants.Apart from organizing an event to mark this special occasion internally, Head of Cabin Operations,Francisca Moonsammy, the responsible for the …

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  • RAA seeks state budget boost for road safety and the economy

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    RAA is calling on the state government to use next month’s budget to invest in key transport corridor upgrades, road safety education and deliver on its promise of real-time fuel pricing.   The state’s largest mobility association, which represents around …

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  • Aeroflot announces 1Q 2019 IFRS financial results

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Aeroflot Group (“the Group”, Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today publishes its condensed consolidated interim financial statements for three months of 2019, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Results are published in accordance with the new IFRS 16 Leases standard. …

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  • Fly Ryanair & Beat Inflation – Lowest Fares Since 2004

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (30 May) encouraged UK consumers to beat inflation by flying Ryanair after the latest ONS (Office of National Statistics) figures revealed the cost of travel in the UK rose by 134% in the last 15 …

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  • Volotea opens its 13th base in Cagliari

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Volotea has inaugurated today its thirteenth base in Cagliari, the fifth in Italy. The airline bases two Airbus A319 in the Italian airport to allow a significant increase in routes and frequencies. Main representatives of the Sardinian regional government, Cagliari’s …

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  • World’s shortest flight on jumbo A380

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Emirates will launch the world’s shortest flight on the world’s biggest commercial plane – the double-decker Airbus A380. Two daily A380 flights between Dubai and Muscat International Airport are scheduled on July 1. The distance between the two cities is …

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  • India Tourism to shift to Air India’s overseas offices

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Indian national carrier Air India, which has been struggling with cash flows, may soon join hands with the Ministry of Tourism for a working partnership overseas that includes shifting of tourist offices at eight overseas destinations to Air India offices. …

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  • Passenger dies on American Airlines flight to London

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    A passenger flying on an American Airlines flight died on Thursday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest en route to London from Dallas. A spokesman with the Ottawa Paramedic Service told reporters that the agency responded to the incident around …

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  • Air Canada system snag returning to normal after several hours of delay

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Air Canada said its airport systems, check-in and call centres were “beginning to come back online” after several hours of delay, following a technical problem late Tuesday night. But many travellers could still face delays and cancellations, the airline said. …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines passengers stuck at Tokyo airport for 6 hrs as screws fall out of plane’s wing

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    A Hong Kong Airlines plane spent six hours on the tarmac in Tokyo on Wednesday evening after two screws reportedly fell out of a wing. The flight was expected to leave Japan at 4pm local time, but the aircraft departed …

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