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Qatar Airways introduced world’s first double beds in business class

Qatar Airways has commenced the world’s first comfortable and luxurious double beds with a classy ambiance in business class on its flights from London to Doha.     The passengers, who are flying from London Heathrow Airport on the daily …

  • United Airlines resumes its operations in Houston

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    United Airlines resumes its services from Houston, after Hurricane Harvey drastically damaged the city. The city is expecting to reopen its airports.     The Houston Airport System said that the Houston Airport is planned to resume its limited domestic …

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  • Report of fire compels emergency landing of VietJet flight

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    An airplane with over 100 people on board was compelled to make an emergency landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, soon after a fire alarm had gone off on board the plane.   The plane was actually …

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  • Singapore Airlines And Alaska Airlines To Launch Codeshare Flights And Frequent Flyer Programme

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed an agreement to codeshare on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, in a move that will expand SIA’s footprint in the important North American market. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreement will take effect on 27 …

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  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport named the best small airport in the country

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    YORKSHIRE’S Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is flying high after being named the best small airport in UK, rated as those airports with fewer than 10 million passengers.   Influential consumer group Which? magazine’s members have awarded the airport the accolade. …

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  • Qatar Airways to Add Additional Frequency to Kathmandu from September

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add an additional daily flight on its Doha – Kathmandu route from 1 September, to meet high demand during Nepal’s festival season, which takes place every year in September and October. …

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  • Free movie streaming for Dubai International passenger

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

      The partnership between Dubai Airports and regional content provider will enhance the customer’s experience boarding the Dubai international.   Passengers will be able to watch free movies and TV shows before their flights.   Passengers will be able to …

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  • EasyJet will provide hands-free baggage option

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    EasyJet has recently come up with a brand new ‘hands free’ service that would permit passengers to check in their hand baggage at the bag drop desk. This would ensure that they are not forced to take it through the …

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  • airBaltic to Operate Geneva, Tampere, Gothenburg Flights Year-Round

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The Latvian airline airBaltic announces its plans for the winter season that will begin in late October. airBaltic will continue to fly to Geneva, Tampere, Gothenburg also during the winter as well as re-introduce popular skiing destinations of Salzburg, Verona …

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  • Daily Flights To China A Big Boost For The South Island

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The partnership between Christchurch Airport and China Southern Airlines is going from strength to strength and helping boost tourism and trade for the South Island.   The Chinese airline will increase its direct service from Guangzhou to Christchurch over the …

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  • Ryanair ready to add fresh routes from Dublin

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Ryanair is ready to add five fresh routes from Dublin for the season of summer 2018 and even start selling Air Europa long-haul services through its official website.   The Irish low-cost air carrier would be adding air services to …

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  • Al Baker to chair IATA board from June, 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    International Air Transport Association has elected Qatar chief executive Akbar Al Baker as its chairman of the board of governors and will take up the role from June next year.   Al Baker will be succeeding the current IATA chairman …

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  • Airlines awarding miles for Harvey relief donations

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Two of the world’s leading airlines, United and American have started offering air travellers miles in exchange for the relief donations of Hurricane Harvey.   United Airlines has sent a notice to customers urging them to support the airline’s humanitarian …

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  • Aeroflot Announces 6m 2017 Ifrs Financial Results

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    “In the first half of 2017 Aeroflot Group continued its operational growth, with passenger numbers increasing by 16.6% year-on-year to 23.0 million. This growth is driven by increasing demand for air transportation, and respective need for additional passenger capacity. Passenger …

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  • FlightPath Fund Support Ensures Young Carers Get Much-Needed Respite Trip

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The Renfrewshire Young Carers Project has been awarded £5,000 by Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund to pay for a respite trip to Glencoe. Part of the Renfrewshire Carers Centre at the Old Embroidery Mill, the project provides support and much-needed respite …

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  • Houston Airports Expected To Remain Closed Until Thursday

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    As of Tuesday afternoon, Delta’s operations at the two Houston airports remain shuttered following devastating rainfall throughout southeast Texas. The airports were closed to commercial flights Sunday following the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey and are expected to remain so until …

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  • Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Further to their successful codeshare partnership, today Air France-KLM and WestJet launched the earn phase of the airlines’ reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Passengers can now accumulate their choice of Flying Blue Miles or WestJet dollars on all WestJet, Air France, …

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  • Eid Al Adha triggers raised air fares owing to high demand

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Airfares to key destinations are believed to keep rising in the subcontinent thanks to the soaring travel demand as more residents are ready to fly during the Eid Al Adha holidays commencing from 31st August, 2017.   Sources from travel …

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  • Wheel malfunction prompts emergency landing of EgyptAir

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Cairo International Airport has imposed a state of emergency on Tuesday morning owing to an emergency landing of an aircraft of EgyptAir that was coming from France.   The incident was triggered by a malfunctioning inside the airplane wheels as …

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  • Airbus Foundation Holds Second Round Of Youth Development Programme In Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    The Airbus Foundation, together with its partners The Little Engineer, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Space and Technology Association, conducted two workshops of the Airbus Little Engineer programme in Singapore last week. This marks the second …

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  • Airbus Delivers First U.S.-Produced A320 To Spirit Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility since production began in July 2015. …

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