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  • SITA ENABLES SEAMLESS DATA LINK SERVICE FOR ATM IN UK-IRELAND FAB AIRSPACE

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Aircraft flying into UK -Irish airspace are set to enjoy seamless data link service as they enter continental airspace from the North Atlantic and move across Western Europe. This is a result of UK NATS and the Irish Aviation Authority …

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  • Alaska Airlines Gifts 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles to Make-A-Wish Hawaii

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    To help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions, Alaska Airlines is donating 1 million miles to Make-A-Wish® Hawaii. The airline also asked the community to help raise 1 million more miles. As part of the new …

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  • ANA Launches 3rd Season of ‘Is Japan Cool?’ Website Promoting Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    ANA, Japan’s largest airline group, today announces that its popular “Is Japan Cool?” website is back for a third season. The interactive website showcases traditional Japanese culture and new trends, along with places to visit in the country. Visitors to …

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  • Avianca takes delivery of Sharklet equipped A320

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Avianca, the Colombia-based airline, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320 becoming the first Latin American carrier to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The A320, powered by CFM engines, was delivered in Toulouse, France. Sharklets …

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  • JetBlue Airways Introduces Mobile Boarding Passes with Refreshed App

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    JetBlue Airways, the digitally-minded airline, makes traveling even easier with the introduction of mobile boarding. Customers in eight of the airline’s largest cities can now download electronic boarding passes onto their cell phones using the newly re-launched version 2.0 of …

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  • Boeing, Icelandair Finalize Order for 16 737 MAX Airplanes

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Icelandair announced a firm order today for 16 737 MAX airplanes, valued at more than $1.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has been increased …

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  • Qatar Airways Group Sponsors Woman’s Tennis Championship in DOHA

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Qatar Airways Group is celebrating women’s tennis in Doha with the world’s leading players competing in the Qatar Total Open 2013 this week. Qatar Airways is the Official Airline and its award-winning subsidiary, Qatar Duty Free is the Bronze Sponsor …

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  • JAL Cargo Fuel Surcharge for the Month of March 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan from March 2013. Since April 1, 2009, JAL started adjusting its cargo …

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  • Air Canada Introduces Lowest Price Guarantee to Assure Customers of Best Available Price On-Line

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Air Canada is expanding its Lowest Price Guarantee to give customers added assurance they are getting the lowest price available on-line within a 24-hour period when they book flights on Air Canada. The guarantee applies to any destination Air Canada …

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  • JAL Maintains International Fare Fuel Surcharge for Tickets Issued between April and May 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to maintain the fuel surcharges applied on all international passenger tickets issued between April 1 and May 31, 2013 as detailed below. …

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  • WestJet unveils new flights to British Columbia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    WestJet unveiled new non-stop daily service to Fort St. John and Nanaimo, British Columbia. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore’s fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, and includes new daily service between Vancouver and Victoria. “The announcement of …

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  • Avianca takes delivery of Sharklet equipped A320

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Avianca, the Colombia-based airline, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320 becoming the first Latin American carrier to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The A320, powered by CFM engines, was delivered in Toulouse, France. Sharklets …

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  • Hawaiian named as the most punctual carrier for 2012!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    For the ninth consecutive year, Hawaiian Airlines earned the U.S. airline industry’s #1 ranking for on-time performance in 2012, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report for December to close out the year. Hawaiian averaged …

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  • LATAM made South America more accessible for business travelers!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    The recent merger of Chilean LAN Airlines and Brazilian based TAM Airlines in 2012, to form LATAM Airlines Group, has opened up South America for groups and business travellers, facilitating ease of travel throughout the region. This year the airline …

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  • Boeing awarded the US Air Force to continue GPS modernization!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company’s role in the vital military and civilian navigation network. The U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network, recently awarded …

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  • Emirates enhanced route directory to Eastern Europe!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates touched down in Warsaw last day, marking the airline’s first scheduled service to Poland and 129th international destination. Emirates’ daily flight to Warsaw, operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, is the first international service to offer a First Class …

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  • Emirates and Dubai Airport unveiled the World’s first A380 facility!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates and Dubai Airports announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International. All 20 A380 capable contact gates and …

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  • Alaska Airlines to Add Summer Service Between Fairbanks and Portland, Ore.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Alaska Airlines will add a nonstop, daily flight between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Portland, Ore., starting June 9 through September 2, 2013. To kick off the new service, the airline is offering a $179 one-way fare, which must be purchased by …

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  • Enjoy ice TV Live with Emirates!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has launched ‘ice TV Live’ as part of its on-going efforts to provide the latest in on-board entertainment. Emirates will now offer up to four channels of as-it-happens television viewing.   ice …

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  • Lufthansa Group backs the use of recycled paper

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2013

      The efficient use of resources in day-to-day operations is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group – both in the air and on the ground. Take paper usage, for example. At present, about 78 per cent of the printer …

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