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Hamad International Airport delivers extended family layover

There’s a uniquely steely glance my wife can throw off when I have royally screwed things up, and it was on full display two weeks ago at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar – when I realized that our connecting …

Vistara’s loss surged 93 per cent to Rs 831 crore in 2019

The last fiscal was a bad one for the domestic aviation industry due to high fuel prices and a weak rupee, with the intensely competitive environment and rapid capacity expansion by most airlines making matters worse. Not surprisingly, full service …

Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the …

BOC Aviation Reports 1h 2019 Performance

BOC Aviation Limited (HKEX Code: 2588, “BOC Aviation”) is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.   Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We have just achieved a major milestone …

SAS is starting a direct service from Stavanger to Manchester

SAS is responding to the great interest in English football by introducing a new direct service from Stavanger to Manchester. The service will be operating all year round, with two departures a week.   SAS has steadily expanded its direct …

  • Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines Enter Into Codeshare Agreement

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines entered into codeshare partnership to bring more flight options to passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Seoul, the capital city of Korea.   Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines place their …

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  • Turkish Airlines Presents A New Feature To Be Added To Its Wide Range Of On-Board Options

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Turkish Airlines’ recent innovation “Living Garden” concept including Molton Brown products is now on-service in its Business Class. Turkish Airlines takes in-flight experience even further. Having the passenger’ satisfaction as the airline’s priority, wide on-board selection of the carrier continues …

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  • United Airlines to refund tickets to passengers aboard controversial flight

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    In an attempt to submerge the public fury against a recent incident of an airline passenger being forcibly dragged off a plane, United Airlines has announced on Tuesday that it is going to refund the tickets for all the airline …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines entered into codeshare partnership to bring more flight options to passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Seoul, the capital city of Korea.   Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines place their …

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  • Amadeus strengthens Airlines leadership team in Asia Pacific

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Amadeus’ Airlines business unit has been one of its fastest growing over the past decade, and in recent years Asia Pacific has led the charge, fuelled by the rise of the Asian traveller. To build on this momentum and to …

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  • Israel leverages increased air connectivity from India

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is making the best efforts to capitalize on the increased airline connectivity from the Indian source market.   Air India is expected to start direct flights between Delhi and Tel Aviv with three weekly …

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  • Engine cracks forced emergency landing of Regional Express flight

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    The engine of a particular aircraft of Regional Express developed cracks and corrosion that prompted the pilot to go for an emergency landing.   The incident occurred after one of its propellers flew off in mid-flight above south-west Sydney many …

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  • airberlin responds to ground handling problems in Berlin

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    The continued ground handling problems at Berlin-Tegel Airport have prompted airberlin to make changes to the planned expansion of the USA connections from May 2017. The start date for the Berlin-Tegel – San Francisco routes will be postponed from 1 …

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  • Plane emergency lands on interstate, no casualties

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing against the flow of traffic on an interstate Tuesday. In the process it struck a guardrail and came to rest nose-down, police said. One vehicle had to serve to avoid …

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  • HIA Becomes the First Airport in the GCC to Achieve Level 3 of ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it has been rewarded for its environmental protection strategy, by successfully reaching Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ status in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. HIA is the first airport in the …

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  • LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for March 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, (“LATAM Airlines Group” or “the Company”), the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for March 2017 compared to March 2016.   System passenger traffic increased by …

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  • Senior Management Changes at Swire

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    John Slosar, Chairman of Swire Pacific Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, today announced senior management changes in the group. Cathay Pacific Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, will be appointed Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited …

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  • 90% Of Ryanair Flights On-Time In March

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (12 Apr) released its March customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanairremains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:   90% of over 53,000 flights in March arriving on-time Less than 2.5 complaints per …

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  • Ryanair To Open Aircraft Maintenance Hangar In Seville

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Ryanair, Spain’s No.1 airline, today (12 Apr) announced it will open its first Spanish C-check maintenance hangar at Seville Airport from early 2018. Construction of this state of the art maintenance hangar will begin shortly and will create up to …

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  • AVIAREPS Appointed as Budget Car rental Representative In India

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    AVIAREPS today announced that it has been selected as Budget Car Rental’s sales and marketing representative in India. Under the agreement, AVIAREPS run a self-drive information centre which will enable consumers to book Budget for self-drive reservations outside of India. …

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  • About 50,000 British airline passengers denied boarding every year for deliberate overbooking

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Over 50,000 airline passengers are bumped off British flights every year according to the aviation watchdog, many of which are knowingly overbooked.   Under the aim to slash costs and promote greener travel, the paying customers can be forced to …

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  • Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing due to blown tire

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    A yellow alert had been issued on Tuesday at the Oakland International Airport around 7.02 a.m. immediately after a flight of Southwest Airlines that was on its way to the airport had encountered a blown tire that prompted an emergency …

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  • THAI and Bangkok Airways Enter Code-Share Agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) led by Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo – Acting President and Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth – President signed a Code-Share Agreement at THAI’s Head Office to strengthen their respective route …

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  • Passenger volume of the Flughafen Wien Group Increases To 2.1 million (+3.4%)

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Since the beginning of the year, the total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport and the strategic investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) rose 6.6% to 5.6 million. The Vienna Airport hub also developed …

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  • Record March Passenger Numbers At Edinburgh Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Edinburgh Airport has today welcomed passenger numbers for March showing that over 965,000 people came through the airport last month. This represents the busiest March for a Scottish airport ever, a 4.1 per cent hike from the same month last …

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