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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 …

  • Ryanair Launches Liverpool Winter 2017 Schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m customers p.a. …

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  • Ryanair passengers refuse to board after ‘extreme’ turbulence

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair flight from Madrid was forced to abort its landing at Dublin Airport as 100kmh winds swept across Ireland. The terrified passengers vomited with fear when the plane faced major turbulence and was shaken by Storm Ewan.   One of …

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  • Etihad Airways Wins 2016 Treasury of The Year Award

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Etihad Airways has been honoured with the 2016 Treasury of the Year award by Treasury Management International (TMI) for a string of achievements over the past 12 months. The annual TMI Corporate Recognition Awards, held in London, reflect achievements in …

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  • Korean Air unveils its First B787-9 Dreamliner

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Korean Air has unveiled its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner today at Incheon Airport. Walter Cho, president of Korean Air, was present at a ceremony at the Korean Air hangar to unveil Korea’s very first Dreamliner to the public.   …

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  • Grace’s Sign at Edinburgh Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Edinburgh Airport yesterday (Monday) welcomed Grace Warnock for the official unveiling of her especially signposted toilet and bathroom facilities. ‘Grace’s Sign’ is designed to highlight that people should be considerate to those with hidden disabilities, including Crohn’s Disease. 11-year-old Grace …

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  • Airbus Appoints Jean-Brice Dumont as Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Jean-Brice Dumont, 45, currently Head of Engineering at Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, following the decision by Charles Champion, 61, to retire by the end of this year. Dumont will join Airbus on …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, Hong Kong Airlines (the “Company”), announced the appointment of global branding expert Mr George Liu as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Heading up Hong Kong Airlines’ Branding and Customer Experience Department, Mr Liu’s role will be instrumental in leading the airline’s …

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  • Windscreen crack prompts emergency landing of United Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    A transatlantic passenger jet aircraft of the United Airlines made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport following its windscreen crack over the Irish Sea.   United Airlines flight UA-56 was travelling to Newark from Paris in the US during that …

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  • San Diego flight diverted to Denver, hurts two people

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    A flight of American Airlines had to be diverted to Denver International Airport on Monday, hurting at least two passengers who had to be rushed to the hospital immediately.   The flight had departed from San Diego. Three more passengers …

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  • Cockpit smoke triggers emergency landing of Air Berlin flight

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    An aircraft of Air Berlin made an emergency landing at Daytona International Airport around 3 p.m. on Saturday. There were 275 passengers on board the plane and it was travelling from Germany.   The plane was headed for Cancun.   …

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  • Jin Air is launching JIN MARKET Fare Deal for 10 days

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Jin Air, a Korea low cost carrier, is starting the JIN MARKET fare deal today, which guarantees reasonable fares when flying to Korea. The JIN MARKET promotion lasts for 10 days, starting from 10:00am on February 27, 2017 until 12pm …

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  • FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. A Category 1 rating means …

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  • United Airlines Adds Service to 31 Destinations Across the U.S. and Europe

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets. Subject to government approval, the carrier will add a seasonal route between San Francisco and Munich …

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  • Airbus premiers at ITB Berlin Travel Show (8-12 March)

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Every year, over 3.5 billion passengers travel by plane, and while most carefully plan their itineraries, until now they were unable to select the aircraft or cabin experience of their own choosing.   Airbus has set out to change this. …

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  • Sydney Airport opens new road entry to T1 International precinct

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Sydney Airport has opened a new road entry at T1 International to improve access to the precinct for traffic approaching from Marsh Street.   The changes, effective immediately, enable motorists to bypass merging traffic on Departures and Arrivals roads and …

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  • TAT And Singapore Airlines Sign MOU To Boost Travel To Thailand

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tourism Cooperation to jointly promote travel to Thailand from priority markets including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, …

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  • Melbourne Airport passenger records smashed in 2016

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    A 10.2 per cent year-on-year increase in international passengers headlined a series of key milestones for Melbourne Airport in December 2016. The growth translated to more than 88,000 in absolute passenger numbers, hitting a December record of 952,855 international passengers …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – January 2017

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of January released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed a good start to the year, with further growth in both international air passenger and air cargo markets.   For the …

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  • Pakistan International Airline carries extra passengers in aisle to Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Pakistan International Airlines allowed seven passengers to travel standing in the aisles all the way to Saudi Arabia, prompting a probe into the serious breach of security regulations by Pakistan’s national carrier.   The passengers were allowed on the 20th …

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  • American Eagle flight hits deer, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The authorities have stated that a flight of American Eagle had struck a deer while it was taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, compelling to make a turn around and interrupt a flight that had been travelling to Gulfport, …

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