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Nepal requests EU to lift ban imposed on Nepali airlines

Stating that the Himalayan country has made significant progress on aviation safety, Nepal has requested the European Union to lift a ban imposed on Nepali airlines by the European Union, the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in Kathmandu recently. …

  • Air India to introduce female-only seats

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The national air carrier of India, Air India has decided to introduce female-only seats in their aircrafts with an aim to combat midflight assault allegations for   women, especially those who fly alone.   Air India said that the special seating …

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  • WestJet Launches Winnipeg/Hamilton Service Today

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    This morning’s departure of WestJet flight 321 marked the start of non-stop service to Winnipeg from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.   WestJet also relaunched non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax from Hamilton on January 16.   “WestJet continues …

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  • KLM Resumes Flights From Malpensa Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    On 26 March 2017, KLM will launch a thrice daily service between Milan Malpensa and Schiphol, in addition to the existing service from Milan Linate. In addition, Air France operates five flights a day between Milan Malpensa and Paris Charles …

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  • Flying Without Fear Course Returns To Leeds Bradford Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    A course run by Virgin Atlantic to help people conquer their fear of flying will take place at Leeds Bradford Airport in February.     The ‘flying without fear’ programme by Virgin Atlantic is a full-day course, including a short …

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  • Manchester Airport Launches #USADirect Marketing Campaign

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Today Manchester Airport has launched its first multi-channel, multi-audience marketing campaign to showcase the breadth of destinations it offers to the USA.   The #USADirect campaign will see the airport reach out to all areas of its catchment area that …

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  • Munich Airport Sets New Record Of Over 42 Million Passengers In 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Munich Airport’s robust growth trend continued in 2016 with new records for total passengers and freight turnover. The number of passengers increased by 1.3 million, or 3 percent, over the previous year to a new all-time high of 42.3 million, …

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  • The appropriate depth of appraisal is essential for strategic deals, says IBA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    IBA, a leading independent aviation consultancy, has responded to Avolon’s Head of Strategy Dick’s Forsberg’s report assessing aircraft appraisers. In his response paper, Phil Seymour, IBA’s CEO and the current chairman of the ISTAT International Appraisers’ Program, agrees that the …

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  • Bombardier Remarkets 13 CRJ900 Aircraft to Regional One

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Asset Management announced today the successful remarketing of 13 previously owned CRJ900 aircraft to Regional One. Two of the aircraft were owned by Bombardier and eleven were remarketed on behalf of a third party.   Eight of …

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  • Flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft. In addition to the 60 aircraft, Flynas has converted 20 A320ceo from a previous order to A320neo bringing the airline’s total firm order …

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  • Cathay Dragon latest seasonal menu highlights the taste of Hong Kong

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Cathay Dragon today announced a new round of its seasonal inflight menus featuring authentic hot pot rice dishes and traditional poon choi, which have been well received by passengers in previous years. The airline works hard to provide its passengers …

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  • Cathay Pacific to increase Toronto service to double daily this summer

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Cathay Pacific today announced that it will increase the frequency of its summer service to Toronto with the addition of four weekly flights commencing 24 June 2017, underscoring the importance the airline places on the Canadian market. The announcement, which …

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  • Nepal Airline Corporation to own Chinese aircrafts boosting domestic aviation market

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier of Nepal, will soon boast of Chinese aircrafts. A four-member team has departed for China to bring two of the four Chinese-made aircraft on order.   The arrival of the new aircraft …

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  • Air Asia to commence direct flights between Wuhan and Kuala Lumpur

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Wuhan in China will be connected to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur through AirAsia X Bhd flights. The airlines plans to commence four times weekly direct flights to Wuhan effective March 22, 2017.   Chief Executive Officer Benyamin Ismail said the …

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  • Malaysian Airlines to continue flights to Perth

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines has no plans to discontinue flights to Perth or any other Australian destinations.   “Malaysia Airlines has no plans to withdraw its daily services to Perth or any other Australian cities (that it flies to),” the carrier said …

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  • Direct route launched between Gothenburg Landvetter and Birmingham with bmi regional

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    bmi regional starts operating a new direct route from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport to Birmingham. The great demand for connectivity to Great Britain’s second largest city means a frequency of six departures a week beginning on the 8th May 2017.   …

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  • Record volumes of 1.66 million tonnes flown through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ended 2016 with a record total flown cargo throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5% on 2015. Europe’s third largest air cargo hub had a strong end to the year, with December figures up 10.4% on the …

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  • Hong Kong International Airport receives continuous traffic growth in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Hong Kong International Airport recorded a continuous traffic growth in the year 2016, where all three traffic categories reached new annual heights. During the year, HKIA handled 70.5 million passengers and 411,530 flight movements, representing yearly rises of 2.9% …

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  • Record Airlift Of Thoroughbreds From Ireland To China As 76 Animals Airlifted From Shannon

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    A major leap in developing the lucrative China market for Irish bloodstock has been made with a record airlift of 76 Irish thoroughbreds from Shannon Airport.   All were purchased for Chinese businessman Zhang Yuesheng by Kildare based bloodstock agency …

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  • Aer Lingus Announces Earlier Morning Service From Shannon to Heathrow

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Aer Lingus has today announced that their daily morning service from Shannon to Heathrow will now depart at the earlier time of 7.30am. The enhanced timing will come into effect from 26th March 2017 and will offer enhanced business connectivity …

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  • JetBlue Airways Reports December Traffic

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2016. Traffic in December increased 4.5 percent from December 2015, on a capacity increase of 3.1 percent.   Load factor for December 2016 was 84.1 percent, an increase of 1.1 …

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