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Emirates announces the launch of Mexico City service, via Barcelona

 Now reaching Mexico City is possible through Emirates as it has launched its first passenger flight to Mexico. With over 300 passengers Emirates flight EK255, departed at full capacity which was led by a group of VIP guests and media …

  • Oman Air launches new daily flight from Muscat to Manchester

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced it has launched a new daily flight from Muscat to Manchester.   The inaugural WY105 flight departed Muscat at 14.00hrs on May 1 and arrived in Manchester at 19.05hrs, …

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  • This Summer, Discover the London You Don’t Know with British Airways

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    After tugging at your heartstrings last year with ‘Fuelled by Love’, British Airways brings you its latest brand campaign ‘Discover the London You Don’t Know’. In the form of a short film, the campaign showcases a versatile London, which, while …

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  • Austrian Airlines Is The Most Punctual Airline Worldwide

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Austrian Airlines was the world’s most punctual airline in March 2017. This can be seen in the latest statistics  for global airlines. With an arrival on-time rate of 92.72%, Austrian Airlines was ahead of Spanish Iberia (90.74%) and Singapore Airlines …

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  • SIA and CAAS partner to operate first ‘green package’ flights in the world

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Committed to the global effort to reduce international aviation emissions, Singapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of 12 ‘green package’ flights over a three-month period on its non-stop …

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  • Oman Air named “Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism”

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Oman Air, the National Carrier of Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins, following the presentation to the airline of the ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award. The 2017 Arab Tourism Media …

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  • On board brawl delays flight, passenger arrested

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    A Twitter user, @CoreyHour shared a video which shows a passenger in a red shirt, believed to be an American, punching another passenger in a black shirt, in the face and knocking his headphones off.   It’s not known why …

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  • Bangkok bound Aeroflot flight hits air pocket, 27 hurt

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    An Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok experienced a sudden air pocket and around 27 passengers were hurt due to the severe turbulence.   However, no injuries were life-threatening, but several passengers suffered broken bones and three needed surgery, Russian …

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  • Aeroflot Bonus Frequent flier programme wins two prestigious Freddie Awards

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Aeroflot’s frequent flyer programme Aeroflot Bonus has won two awards at the prestigious Freddie Awards 2017 in the categories Best Customer Service and Best Redemption Ability. Founded in 1988 by the editorial board of leading industry magazine, InsideFlyer, the Freddie …

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  • Smoke in cockpit, plane forced to land

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    An American Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport after reports of smoke emanating from the cockpit just minutes after taking off from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, officials said Monday.   The twin-engine CRJ-200 jetliner …

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  • Medical emergency forces AI flight to land in Nagpur

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    An Delhi to Bangaluru Air India flight made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport due to medical emergency Monday morning.   One of the passengers, NK Saxena got a paralytic attack on board and the pilot decided to land at …

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  • Baton change in Cologne: Control of Eurowings passes to Thorsten Dirks from today

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Today, Tuesday (2 May), Thorsten Dirks took office in Cologne as the new Executive Board member of Lufthansa and CEO of Eurowings. Dirks, 53, takes over what is currently Europe’s fastest growing airline. Dirks was formerly CEO of telecommunications provider …

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  • Thomas Cook begins new summer programme from Leeds Bradford Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Tour operator Thomas Cook is today launching its Summer 2017 holiday programme from Leeds Bradford Airport to meet demand from holidaymakers across the region.   Services to Naples, Larnaca, Alicante, Menorca, Faro, Majorca and Tenerife begin this week and will …

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  • SAS to fly direct from Stockholm to Miami from October

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Today SAS is launching a new direct route between Stockholm and Miami from October 2017, which will depart once a week on Sundays starting October 29th. The new route is in response to demand from SAS’ customers, with the direct …

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  • From Now On: Internet on Short- and Medium-Haul Flights – Austrian Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and starting tomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus aircraft of the Austrian Airlines fleet have already been technically converted to …

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  • WestJet to purchase Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    WestJet announced today a definitive purchase agreement with The Boeing Company for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This agreement includes commitments for 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, …

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  • Qatar Tourism Authority welcomed 350 travel experts

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    350 travel professionals from different global markets will get mega familiarization visits from Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). It would be organized as an initiation to add awareness of Qatar’s tourism offering among international travel trade. Various travel related professionals, like …

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  • From Now On: Internet on Short- and Medium-Haul Flights

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and startingtomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus aircraft of the Austrian Airlines fleet have already been technically converted to enable …

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  • Etihad Airways Statement on Alitalia’s Application for Administration

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    etihad Etihad Airways said today it was disappointed that despite its significant investments in Alitalia, the Italian airline had today entered extraordinary administration.   James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said:   “We have done …

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  • Jetstar ranks last in overall satisfaction amongst airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Receiving one star out of five for overall customer satisfaction, Jetstar has been branded the worst airline in the world.   About 37.2% of the Jetstar passengers complained about delays to their flights. They said that the average wait time …

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  • Inaugural Korean Air Flight to connect Barcelona to Far East Asia

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Korean Air’s maiden flight KE915 from Seoul, South Korea to Barcelona, Spain  touched down at Barcelona International Airport at 20:10 on Friday 28th April. The inaugural flight was  welcomed by officials from the airport and city, before a ribbon-cutting ceremony …

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