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WOW announces London Stansted to Reykjavik flights, opening up onward connections to North America

WOW air is to launch a new service between London Stansted and Reykjavik that will open up a range of onward connections to popular North American destinations from its Icelandic hub.   Daily flights from Stansted to the city’s Keflavik …

  • New Opportunities And New Horizons For Tourism Operators

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Four more South Island tourism companies have today been named as recipients of the ‘New Horizons Fund’ support programme to help them make the most of opportunities from the rapidly growing China market.     The fund is a programme …

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  • British Airways – Help To Beat The Holiday Blues

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    British Airways is helping customers beat the post summer holiday blues with week-long half board winter snow packages for under £600, including direct flights from Manchester.   To celebrate the launch of the new flights from Manchester to Salzburg in …

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  • Virgin Atlantic travellers enjoy best eclipse view from 35,000 feet

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    The solar eclipse has been enjoyed by a large number of people in the US.   Several Americans had to combat the impacts of the celestial event through gigantic traffic jams and roadblocks as they travelled through the nation to …

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  • Loganair completes full house of GDS deal

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Loganair airline distribution is expected to get a global boost post the signing of deals with three Global Distribution Systems.   The Scottish airline’s deal with Travelport can now promote the inventory of branded content and ancillaries to the 180 …

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  • Barbie doll bomb foiled in UAE bound plane from Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    UAE’s interior minister revealed that a UAE bound flight from Australia was targeted by the plotters, hoping to smuggle a bomb on board.     Nouhad Machnouk, interior minister, speaking to a Saudi Arabia-owned TV channel, said four Lebanese-Australian brothers …

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  • Pete Dowens says Brexit will affect airport staff

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Pete Downes, head of aviation confirmed that UK’s exit from the EU will have more impact on Bristol airport’s staff than the customers.   Since Brexit the fall in the value of pound versus the euro and the dollar left …

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  • Ukraine International Airlines Launches Flights To Eilat

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Within the period of 2017/18 Winter Schedule, effective October 30, Ukraine International Airlines will launch non-stop scheduled flights between Kiev and Eilat, Israel. Tickets are available on UIA website, at the carrier`s Contact Center, UIA ticket offices, and authorized travel …

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  • South African Airways Resumes Flights Between South Africa and Zimbabw

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    South African Airways has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume. Flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe were affected yesterday due to flight restrictions imposed by the Zimbabwean authorities on …

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  • £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh airport’s expansion

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    The rise in passenger numbers has led to the expansion at Edinburgh airport with an investment of £80 million.     The project is expected to be completed by next summer. The three-storey extension will have rooms for the new …

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  • JAL Group Traffic Results for 2017 Summer Vacation Period

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    JAL Group (JAL) announced passenger traffic results for the Japanese summer vacation period that spanned from August 10 to August 20, 2017. JAL carried a total of 301,298 passengers on its international flights during the 11-day stretch, and a total …

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  • JetBlue flight makes emergency landing due to mechanical fault

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    An aircraft of JetBlue that was travelling to Palm Beach in Florida on Monday from New York City was compelled to make an abrupt emergency landing in North Carolina.   Flight 461 had taken off from LaGuardia Airport around 7.30 …

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  • South African Airways advises on Zimbabwean operations

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that its flights today, Saturday 19 August, between Johannesburg and Zimbabwe have been affected by the restriction imposed by the Zimbabwean authorities on operations.   The decision to impose the restriction emanates from the …

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  • Qatar Airways Launches Pre-Select Dining Service for Premium Passengers

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Qatar Airways is rolling out a bespoke service for its premium class passengers, giving them even more choice and freedom to create a personalised dining experience every time they travel on long-haul flights from Doha.   The new Pre-Select Dining …

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  • Qatar building stadium for 2022 World Cup shaped like Arabian skull cap

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    For the 2022 World Cup, Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap, as the Gulf state moves ahead with its preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and …

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  • Oslo Lufthavn: Major air cargo growth at Avinor Oslo Airport

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Oslo Airport is now served by 17 weekly cargo flights exclusively serving the Norwegian seafood market.“Proactive work with the air freight companies and cooperation with the seafood exporters have generated tangible results and an increase of 105 per cent in …

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  • Qatar Airways’ Inaugural Flight Lands At Václav Havel Airport Prague

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha landed today at Václav Havel Airport Prague, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic. Qatar Airways flight QR 291, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport on …

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  • Cathay Pacific Group signs MOU for 32 A321neo aircraft

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Cathay Pacific Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations …

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  • Uttar Pradesh sets to develop the air connectivity

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Yogi Adityanath government has decided to make Uttar Pradesh a hub for the airline industry by proposing a mega incentive policy for any of the airline company that is ready to offer direct air connectivity between the three prominent cities- …

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  • Airbus hosts Asian Youth Orchestra in Toulouse

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Airbus is today hosting the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) in Toulouse for a special concert, organised in partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office. This concert is part of a world tour by the …

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  • UK SMEs Get Export Boost Through Heathrow

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Heathrow has awarded 20 SMEs from across the UK funding and support packages to encourage them to export their goods or services to new international markets.     Working in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) ‘Exporting is …

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