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SkyWest flight crew refuse ‘seat change’, force all passengers to deplane

SkyWest and Delta Airlines came under fire after a passenger said a flight crew refused to accommodate a seat change for his brother on the spectrum and chose instead to force the entire plane to wait three hours for a new crew …

airBaltic Honours the 30th Anniversary of Baltic Way with a Special Gift

Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its partners and employees at Riga International Airport where a very special event was held to honour the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way that will be marked on August 23, 2019.   Egils Levits, President of the Republic …

Airlines for America Applauds U.S.-Japan Aviation Agreement

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement commending the agreement signed by the U.S. and Japan today which will increase access for U.S. airlines and passengers flying to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport: …

Qantas announces capped airfares for Karratha & Kalgoorlie residents

The flag carrier of Australia, Qantas, has announced that it will cap the price of airfares for residents in Kalgoorlie and Karratha. The move has been welcomed by the Western Australia government.   Qantas has confirmed residents of Karratha and Kalgoorlie …

Beirut Airport achieves record 2,28,00 passengers departure in single day

A record high of 2,28,00 passengers departed from Beirut Airport on Friday (August 16), an online independent newspaper reported citing  Lebanese Interior Minister, Raya El Hassan.   The Rafik Hariri International Airport (RHIA) is being expanded and renovated, and the …

  • London Stansted, Luton Airport have highest drop off and pick up charges

    Published on : Monday, August 12, 2019

    London Stansted and Luton Airport have the highest drop off and pick up charges as per a research. Many airports across the U.K. charge a fee to pick up or drop off passengers in what’s often known as kiss and …

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  • Vietnam Airlines adjusts flight schedules to/from Bussan, Da Lat

    Published on : Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Vietnam Airlines has said it will change schedules for flights to/from Bussan, the Republic of Korea, and Da Lat on August 6 due to typhoon Francisco in the Korean area and strong wind in the Central Highlands city.   The …

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  • Airlines offer promotional tickets during August

    Published on : Saturday, August 10, 2019

    A number of domestic airlines have launched a range of promotional programs on airfares on local and international air routes in order to facilitate the travel of passengers this autumn.   Accordingly, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will offer …

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  • AirAsia receives its first A330neo

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by …

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  • Singapore Airlines focusing on wellness tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Singapore Airlines is now focusing on offering “wellness cuisine” to flyers. As part of this initiative, the airline has collaborated with Singapore-based wellness house Como Shambhala, where the latter’s world-famous wellness cuisine will be integrated into inflight menus for passengers …

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  • Bristol Airport to Introduce New Public Transport Services to Nailsea and Clevedon

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Bristol Airport announces plans to trial a new, innovative public transport service for passengers and staff. One service will provide a new connection from Nailsea and Backwell train station to the Airport.     Bristol Airport to introduce new public …

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  • Bristol Airport Gives Drivers More Spark with New EV Charging Zone

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Bristol Airport has switched on the power for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with the installation of a ten-bay charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the future.   LONDON, 8 August 2019: Bristol Airport has switched on the …

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  • Bangkok Airways organizes “Bangkok Airways Phuket Half Marathon”

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr.Prote Setsuwan, Vice President – Marketing (6th from Left) organized the “Bangkok Airways Phuket Half Marathon”, the fourth running program of the Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2019 at Saphan Hin Park, Phuket. The …

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  • Gulf Air Achieves Outstanding Half Year Seat Load Factor and Passenger Numbers

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has achieved outstanding half-year results for the first half of 2019 comparing to the same period in 2018 with a higher seat load factor as well as the number of …

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  • GAP moves 11th Airport in Mexico onto SITA Technology

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to drive growth by attracting international carriers …

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  • Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecutive …

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  • Solid Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor in June

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.0% compared to June 2018. This was up slightly from the 4.7% year-over-year growth …

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  • Singapore Airlines Appoints New VP Public Affairs

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has today announced the appointment of Siva Govindasamy as Vice President Public Affairs.   Govindasamy will take over SIA’s corporate communications portfolio from Nicholas Ionides, who has been with the Airline for more than 10 years. Ionides …

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  • First A320Neo In Africa Receives Warm Welcome In Mauritius Upon Landing

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Air Seychelles first Airbus A320neo aircraft named ‘Veuve’ registered as S7-VEV has today conducted its official flight to the multi-cultural island of Mauritius located in the south western part of the Indian Ocean.   The flight which departed Seychelles at 10.30am was …

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  • Microsoft executive Kathleen Hogan brings technology and people experience to Alaska Airlines

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Alaska Air Group announced today the appointment of Kathleen Hogan to the company’s board of directors. Hogan is the chief people officer and executive vice president of human resources at Microsoft. At Microsoft, Hogan focuses on making the technology company …

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  • Bristol Airport gives drivers more spark with new EV charging zone

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Bristol Airport has switched on the power for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with the installation of a ten-bay charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the future.   The chargepoints are located in the airport’s new multi-storey car …

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  • Gulf Air achieves outstanding half year seat load factor and passenger numbers

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has achieved outstanding half-year results for the first half of 2019 comparing to the same period in 2018 with a higher seat load factor as well as the number of …

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  • GAP moves 11th airport in Mexico onto SITA technology

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or “GAP”, which operates airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, has moved its 11th airport onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform. By using this world-class technology, GAP plans to drive growth by …

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  • Security beefed up in all major airports ahead of Independence Day

    Published on : Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Security for all the major airports in India has been beefed up in view of the security alert issued by the government.   According to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security sources, all civil aviation establishments have been asked to …

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  • Gulf Air Technical Standards Endorsed At Recent Easa Audit

    Published on : Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has recently successfully completed an audit process for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and maintained its ongoing certification to carry out base maintenance on Airbus A320 series, Airbus A330 and …

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