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  • Aeroflot announces FY 2016 IFRS financial results

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Aeroflot Group today published audited financial results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards for the year ending 31 December 2016.   Key 2016 financial results for Aeroflot Group:  Revenue increased by 19.4% year-on- year to RUB 495,880 million;  EBITDAR …

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  • BOC Aviation Takes Delivery of 200th Boeing Airplane

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the delivery of its 200th Boeing airplane. The Next Generation 737-800 aircraft was delivered to Lion Air Group and will be operated by its Malaysian affiliate, Malindo Air, …

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  • British Airways might face £250,000 bill for passenger compensation for rodent onboard

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    British Airways have to pay a huge compensation to its passengers after a mouse was spotted on a Boeing 777. The rodent was spotted just before the flight was about to depart from Heathrow to San Francisco.   Flight BA285 …

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  • Plane with dead body on board continues flight after emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    An aircraft that was heading to the United Kingdom from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan had to go for an emergency landing in Russia after one of its elderly passengers on board the flight suddenly fell ill.   The …

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  • Big surge in flights to far north Queensland

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    New flights planned by Tigerair Australia and Jetstar Airways from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Far North Queensland will deliver more than 168,000 additional plane seats per year, more than the population of Cairns and just under the population of Townsville, according …

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  • Engine catches fire, compels Sudan airliner to make emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    A passenger plane that was flying to Saudi Arabia was compelled to make an emergency landing on Wednesday immediately after its engine caught fire, according to the civil aviation ministry.   The flight had been carrying 125 people on board. …

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  • Virgin Australia and St Hallett Unveil Custom Wine Blend for Guests at 38,000ft

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Virgin Australia and Barossa Valley winery, St Hallett, today unveiled a wine that has been blended specifically for consumption at high altitude. The wine, named The Duo, will be served exclusively on board Virgin Australia flights in Business Class and …

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  • SIA and SilkAir to Fold Surcharges into Base Airfares

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Singapore Airlines and regional arm SilkAir are to fold fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares.   Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have already been showing the full price payable in their airfare advertising, inclusive of taxes and surcharges, since 2008. …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Bhd records robust Q4 2016 performance

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    On the back of higher bookings and driven by a greater focus on the premium business traveller as well as all-inclusive economy fares, Malaysia Airlines Bhd recorded a stronger performance in the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year.   Malaysia …

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  • A321neo powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines receives type certification

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Toulouse, 1st March 2017 – Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines has been granted joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The EASA …

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  • AVIAREPS Commences Operations in Azerbaijan & Georgia

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    AVIAREPS, the global leader in tourism, aviation and hospitality representation, has expanded its international market presence with the opening of an office in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. The new office is responsible for conducting General Sales Agent (GSA), marketing, PR and …

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  • Egyptair and Etihad Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and EGYPTAIR, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017. Under the initial phase of the agreement, …

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  • United Airlines ranked No. 1 U.S.-based global carrier

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    The Points Guy, a travel and lifestyle media platform, released its annual “Best and Worst Airlines in the United States” rankings of the 10 largest U.S. domestic carriers, and United finished highest among U.S.-based global carriers — well ahead of …

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  • Manchester Airport closed after fire breaks out in tunnel

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    A car fire in a road tunnel led to one of Manchester Airport’s runways being closed, causing delays to some flights.   Flights have been moved to the airport’s second runway due to the smoke, causing delays and diversions.   …

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  • Flight cancellation and mishandled baggage rates lowest in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report …

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  • Egyptair and Etihad Airways sign codeshare partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates , and EGYPTAIR, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017. Under the initial phase of the agreement, …

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  • SWISS welcomes Canton Vaud aboard

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    SWISS First and SWISS Business guests on long-haul flights from Switzerland in March, April and May will enjoy tasty delights from the Grand Hôtel du Lac in Vevey on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva in the country’s Canton Vaud. …

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  • airBaltic to Recruit Crew in Estonia

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Today the Latvian airline airBaltic is hosting its “open door” initiative in Estonia for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan.   Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “airBaltic has started …

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  • Front wheels failure forces emergency landing of Flybe plane

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    An aircraft of Flybe that had been carrying 60 passengers on board had to go for an emergency landing in account of a technical issue. The flight had been confronting with issues with its front wheels as it travelled to …

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  • Drunk passengers create midair problems in AirAsia flight

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    There was a major ruckus midair when two passengers allegedly under the influence of alcohol misbehaved on an AirAsia India flight. Though the incident occurred on Sunday, it came to light on Tuesday, after AirAsia issued an official release. The …

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