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India’s Official Carrier Air India to Launch Low-Fat Meals for its Crew

In an attempt to make its crew members health conscious, India’s official carrier, “Air India,” decided to launch special low-fat meals for them with effect from midnight Sunday, Bernama News reported.   The low-fat meal for the crew will be devised on …

Abu Dhabi International Airport Begins Trials of Autonomous Wheelchairs

Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, to launch a trial of autonomous wheelchairs at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in collaboration with the air transport communications and information technology company, SITA, …

Salam Air launches Four weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Muscat

Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the commencement of four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat in Oman with Salam Air.     The inaugural flight, which is operated by Oman’s first low cost airline, Salam Air, arrived from Muscat …

HKIA: Passenger and Cargo Traffic Drop in August

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 6.0 million passengers and 35,655 air traffic movements in August 2019, representing year-on-year declines of 12.4% and 3.5% respectively, according to figures published by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today. Cargo throughput dropped 11.5% …

Ethiopian Adds Innovative App Feature ‘Feel Addis’ to Elevate Passengers’ Layover Experience

Passengers flying Ethiopian with layover between 8 and 24 hours in Addis Ababa are set to have their end-to-end layover experience transformed in a whole new way with the launch of the airline’s digitized transit package dubbed Feel Addis.   The …

  • 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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  • Easter 2017 – Busy Easter getaway at Bristol Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    More than 100,000 passengers are expected to use Bristol Airport this Easter weekend (Friday 14 April – Monday 17 April) an increase of over 18% growth on the same period last year.   The recently commenced Ryanair flight to Zadar, …

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  • London Stansted Airport March traffic figures

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    London Stansted saw nearly 1.9 million passengers pass through the airport in March 2017.     The monthly figure was broadly flat (-0.8%) compared to March 16, due in part to the later Easter holidays this year and also the previously reported …

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  • Hahn Air makes HR-169 tickets available to travel agents in Cuba

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Its unique Ticket Office concept allows Hahn Air to extend its services to travel agents in markets that, for example, do not have a Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP). A membership in a BSP is usually a prerequisite for an …

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  • JAL Named The Best Airline In Japan By TripAdvisor

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Japan Airlines (JAL) was selected as Japan’s best airline in the announcement of 2017 Travelers’ Choice™ awards for airlines by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel planning and booking site, based on flyer reviews.   2017 Travelers’ Choice™ awards for airlines …

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  • Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings to Orlando

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced today its intent to launch new nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October 2017. The new 3x’s weekly service marks the carrier’s first-ever flights to/from the U.S. and the first-ever nonstop service …

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  • Gatwick Smashes Global Record Of 44 Million Annual Passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Gatwick passed the 44 million passengers a year mark for the first time this weekend (Saturday) – a world record for a single runway airport – and also announced that it has secured 49 consecutive months of growth.     …

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  • Gatwick Cracks Half A Million Passenger Mark Over Easter Weekend For The First Time Ever

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Gatwick Airport is set to experience its busiest Easter on record this year with 2.8 million passengers forecast to travel through the airport during the school holiday period,  +9.2% on Easter Holidays 2016.     The four-day Easter Bank Holiday …

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  • Turkish Airlines offers free Wi-Fi in U.S. flights

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline for six consecutive years according to recent Skytrax results, presents adjustments in order to further ensure a pleasant travel to the United States. Turkish Airlines now extends Business Class free on-board internet services to economy …

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  • Turkish Airlines Further Enhances Its Presence In Russia

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today.   Permanently reinforcing its position and energy with its substantial growth figures and innovative approach, today Turkish Airlines is ranking among the world’s …

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  • Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Europa

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, signed a codeshare agreement with Air Europa, taking effect as of April 11, 2017.     The new partnership is a free sale codeshare agreement, thereby allowing the partner airlines access to each other’s …

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  • Qatar Airways’ Chefs Get Creative For Thai And Sri Lankan New Year Celebrations

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Qatar Airways is proud to celebrate the Thai and Sri Lankan New Years on select flights and in the Al Safwa First Class and Al Mourjan Business lounges by offering special menus delivering the flavours of both countries in the …

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  • Qantas Puts Aussie Art on its Business Class Amenity Kits

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Qantas has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading artists, photographers and digital influencers to feature their work on the airline’s international Business class amenity kits.   With artworks named Fairy Bread, 7000 Ironbarks and Maaate, the initiative called ‘Qantas …

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  • Schiphol Aviation Awards Recognise Contribution Of Its Cargo Community

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The awards, which take place each year to recognise the contributions of Royal Schiphol Group’s business partners, were presented during a ceremony at Arendshoeve, Garden of Amsterdam.   Winners from six categories received their awards from Birgit Otto, Chief Operations …

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  • Manchester Airport hits 26million passenger milestone

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Manchester Airport is continuing to break its own passenger records after more than 26 million passengers passed through the airport over the last 12 months.   After 35 months of consecutive growth, the UK’s third largest airport flew through the …

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  • Delta flight makes emergency landing in Chattanooga

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    A flight of Delta Airlines that was heading towards Nashville on Tuesday scared its passengers when the pilot of the aircraft reported a warning light for a landing gear issue, as declared by the media.   The Delta plane was …

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  • Air New Zealand takes top honours at TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Air New Zealand’s world class customer experience has been recognised with significant wins at TripAdvisor’s inaugural Travellers’ Choice® Awards for airlines.   The airline has been awarded Best Premium Economy Class in the World, Best Airline in the South Pacific …

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  • Easter 2017 – Busy Easter getaway at Bristol Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The recently commenced Ryanair flight to Zadar, as well as the Thomas Cook flights to Malta offering Fly Cruise holidays adds additional choice and options to passengers wishing to get away this summer.   But it’s not all one way …

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  • Aeroflot Named China’s Favourite International Airline

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Aeroflot has been recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017, held on 11 April in Shanghai. These prestigious awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding participants in China’s tourism market, including airlines …

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  • SWISS reports passenger volume growth in the first three months of 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 3,661,126 passengers in the first three months of 2017, a 4.7% increase on the same period last year. A total of 33,197 flights were operated during the period, 3.0% fewer than in the first …

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