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Etihad Hosts Annual Procurement And Supply Management Symposium In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Aviation Group’s Procurement and Supply Management team has held its annual “Collaborating for Sustainability “Symposium. Attended by more than 500 representatives from local and international companies, the symposium aims to enhance further Etihad’s …

Qatar Airways Launches Services To London Gatwick Airport

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down today at London Gatwick Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute. The new double daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, makes London Gatwick …

“Austrian Airlines Introduces New Economy “Light” Fare on North American Routes”

As of summer 2018, Austrian Airlines passengers will be able to book a so-called Economy “Light” fare on routes to North America. As the basic rate, the new fare is the least expensive option for price-conscious passengers only travelling with …

Etihad Aviation Group to Donate 150,000 Meals to Charity Every Year

Etihad Aviation Group has launched a community programme that will deliver 400 meals per day to charity. The initiative will be held throughout 2018 and beyond, with approximately 150,000 meals to be donated every year.   As part of its …

New in-flight menu introduced by Lufthansa

  A brand-new menu was launched by  Lufthansa India this month in collaboration with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and its Master Chef Vinod Saini.     Based on innovative recipes along with traditional ingredients it brings out authentic …


  • Mechanical issue prompts emergency landing of JetBlue flight

    Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    An aircraft of JetBlue Airways that was travelling from Boston to Palm Beach was compelled to go for an emergency landing at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday night, as per a spokesperson of an airport.   JetBlue flight 221 …

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  • Oman Air opens its new headquarter in Bangkok to boost Thailand as the best flight destination

    Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Oman Air opens its new hub in Bangkok, which helps Thailand to make a boost in travel between Asia and Middle East.     Josephy Cusmanio said in a statement that they closed the operations from Muscat to Singapore because …

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  • Qantas introduces the first direct flight between Australia & Britain

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    If long flights make you nervous but have to travel anyway, there is some good news – particularly for air travelers between Australia and England.   The first direct flight between Australia and Britain has landed in London, which has …

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  • AirAsia appoints Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos as its new global brand ambassador

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    AirAsia has appointed Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos as its new global brand ambassador for two years.   AirAsia’s spokesperson said in a statement that Carlos will be featured in two campaigns #StillGotIt and #WeAreAllChampions. #StillGotIt is a Roberto Carlos-only campaign that would be …

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  • British Airways restarts London to Seychelles non-stop flight

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    In fourteen years, the British Airways (BA) flight for the first time landed at the Seychelles International airport on Sunday.   At approximately 6.10am, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down with 214 passengers onboard.   The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism, …

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  • Qatar Airways’ Cutting-Edge Airbus A350 Lands in Atlanta

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it now services the Atlanta market with its ultra-modern Airbus A350-900, bringing a new level of aerodynamics, design and advanced technology to international travellers in Atlanta. Skytrax’s reigning “Airline of the Year” has …

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  • Boeing Delivers World’s First 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    Boeing and Singapore Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the first 787-10 airplane, the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family and a jet that will set a new global standard for fuel efficiency.About 3,000 people marked the milestone …

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  • Delta Biometrics launches across all 50 domestic Delta Sky Clubs with check-in option

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    Delta Sky Club members with CLEAR® can use their fingerprints to enter all 50 U.S. Delta Sky Club locations beginning this week, making Delta the only U.S.-based global airline to offer customers a secure biometric check-in option at a single …

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  • Amadeus and Flight Centre declare strategic partnership to spur progress with NDC

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    Amadeus and Flight Centre Travel Group today announce that Amadeus will be providing distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across EMEA and Asia. As one of Flight Centre’s partners of choice, Amadeus will be working hand-in-hand with Flight Centre to …

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  • Chinese airlines made 5 billion domestic trips marking the highest record

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    The three Chinese largest airlines operating worldwide has reported their strongest profit with the highest mark of 5 millions domestic trips as the travel demand is soaring along with the foreign exchange gains.       The China Southern Airlines …

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  • Smoke found in cockpit compels emergency landing of Air Canada

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    An airplane of Air Canada had to make an emergency landing in Washington D.C. after pilots discovered smoke inside the cockpit of the plane on Sunday evening.   Flight AC 7618 had taken off from Toronto Pearson International Airport around …

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  • Qantas first touches its nonstop flight from Perth in Heathrow

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    London’s Heathrow Airport gets its first scheduled nonstop flights Australia and the United Kingdom.     The Qantas Flight QF9 has completed its 14,498km journey from Perth in just over 17 hours.  This new nonstop flight service will boost the …

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  • Munich Airport again chosen as Europe’s Best Airport

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    Munich Airport can again enjoy the title of “Europe’s Best Airport” in 2018. The Bavarian hub was selected for the honor in the annual World Airport Awards announced by the respected London-based aviation research institute Skytrax. The announcement was made …

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  • Money ‘Best in Travel 2018’ Rates John Wayne Airport Best in the U.S.

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    John Wayne Airport this week was rated the best airport in the U.S. by MONEY in their annual Best in Travel rankings.   “John Wayne Airport is the gateway to Orange County, welcoming business and leisure travelers to this world-class destination,” said Chairman Andrew …

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  • Aeroflot launches summer timetable

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    On 25 March Aeroflot will launch its summer timetable, which runs through 27 October.   This summer, Aeroflot will fly to 146 destinations in 52 countries, including Russia. Six new routes from Moscow will be introduced: to Cairo, Burgas, Naples, …

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  • Ryanair Brings Low Fares To Ukraine

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (23 Mar) announced that it will fly to Ukraine, its 36th country, from October 2018. Ryanair will deliver 800,000 customers p.a. at two major Ukraine airports with 10 new Kiev routes to Barcelona, Bratislava, Gdansk, Krakow, …

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  • Hamburg Airport presents the 2018 summer timetable

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    The new summer timetable enters operation at Hamburg Airport on 25 March, 2018. It will be valid until 28 October, 2018. Around 60 airlines fly to 130 destinations. The airlines are focussing their attention for the 2017 summer season on …

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  • JAL Group Traffic Data – February 2018

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    JAL Group today announced its traffic data for the month of February 2018. Please refer to the tables below. JAL Group’s flight operation data and further details are tabulated in a file that is available for download from JAL’s Press Center.   …

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  • Safety and Flight Ops Conference Looks at Technology-Driven Change

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Technological Progress and Safe Operations – Embracing Technology-Driven Change,” will be the theme for the 2018 Safety and Flight Ops Conference.     “Advances in technology have contributed to improvements in safety …

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  • IATA: Airport Expansion Plans “The Right Place, at The Wrong Price”

    Published on : Saturday, March 24, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the UK Transport Select Committee’s endorsement of Heathrow as the right location to expand airport capacity, but warned that the costs could still spiral out of control. IATA also welcomed the Committee’s recommendations …

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