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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 …

  • Victoria On Global Stage As Avalon Airshow Takes Flight

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The skies above Avalon Airport will soon be thundering as the 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition prepare for take-off.Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited Avalon Airport for a special preview of the first …

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  • Qantas Airlines commences new flights on Sydney- Beijing route

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Australia’s Qantas Airlines has commenced new flights linking Sydney with Beijing. The new service aims to help power the Australia-China travel boom and marks the Australian airliner’s next step in its Chinese growth strategy, Xinhua News reported.   “It’s the …

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  • China’s private Hainan Airlines to launch over 10 international flights in 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    China’s biggest private airline Hainan Airlines Co Ltd plans to expand its network globally with the launch of over 10 international flights this year. Among them will be the Chengdu-Los Angeles and Chongqing-Los Angeles air routes.   This global push …

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  • Pegasus Airlines named the world’s best low-cost airline

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    At the World Tourism Awards, Pegasus Airlines has been named the world’s best low-cost airline. The event, which was staged as part of the World Tourism Forum, was judged by a panel consisting of directors of leading NGOs in the …

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  • airBaltic Named Best Employer

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the recruitment agency CV-Online Latvia today held a celebration ceremony to award the best employers of 2016 in the airBaltic Training centre. This year airBaltic has been selected as one of the best employers …

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  • VisitScotland welcomes new low-cost flights from US

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    VisitScotland has welcomed today’s news that three new direct low-cost services from the United States to Edinburgh – starting at under £70 – will begin this summer.   The national tourism organisation says the 14 weekly flights from the New …

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  • Nepal requests EU to lift ban imposed on Nepali airlines

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Stating that the Himalayan country has made significant progress on aviation safety, Nepal has requested the European Union to lift a ban imposed on Nepali airlines by the European Union, the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in Kathmandu recently. …

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  • Low-cost Vietjet Air continues post positive growth in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Vietnam’s Vietjet Air, a low-cost carrier, earned a revenue of over 27.5 trillion Vietnamese dong (US$1.2 billion) and a profit of almost 2.4 trillion Vietnamese dong (US$105 million) in 2016,Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.   Greatly contributing to the development …

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  • Post Brexit British tourists exposed to US-style electronic visa scheme

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The post Brexit effect continues as The EU is planning to adopt a US-style electronic travel permit scheme. It will be another step closer to create a new administrative hurdle for British tourists.   Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told Parliament …

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  • Ryanair Launches Record Winter 2017 London Schedule

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (23 Feb) launched its biggest-ever London winter schedule (2017), with 3 new London Stansted routes to Aalborg, Oradea and Pardubice, 6 new winter services to Cagliari, Copenhagen, Naples,  Nice, Oslo Torp and Ponta Delgada, …

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  • Summer Flight Schedule 2017: More Flights to Greece and Italy

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive range of flights to 135 destinations in 54 countries in the summer of 2017. The Austrian flag carrier is focusing on tourist destinations in its summer flight schedule and is expanding its …

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  • SWISS to offer expanded summer schedules

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    SWISS will be raising its capacities between Zurich and San Francisco in the coming summer schedules. The present three weekly Boeing 777-300ER flights will be increased to daily service with the new fleet flagship from 22 April. As a result, …

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  • Hydraulic issue prompts emergency landing of United Express flight

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    A hydraulic issue had forced a plane of United Express to go for an emergency landing at the Baton Rouge Airport on Wednesday afternoon.   The plane is a passenger jet that has 50 seats.   This flight had been …

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  • Thai Lion Air to tap international market through Amadeus

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    More than 30 million international tourists arrive on Thailand’s shores every year, and with so much to see and do, affordable options for travel within the country are in constant high demand. A new content agreement between Amadeus and low-cost …

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  • SA’s OR Tambo Airport in list of Top 10 punctual airports in the world

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    South Africa’s main aviation gateway, OR Tambo International Airport, has been ranked among the ten most punctual airports in the world, Bernama News reported. South Afrcxan Transport Minister Dipuo Peters congratulated the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for this feat. …

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  • Vietnam’s major international airport to boast of two new terminals soon

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Vietnam’s Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City is up for a major expansion with the construction of Two new terminals, including one slated for operation this year,the country’s Transport Ministry said Tuesday.   The Vietnamese government …

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  • Emirates Airline to start flights in Dubai-Phnom Penh route

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Dubai-based international carrier Emirates Airline will start flying to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from July 1. The indirect flight from Dubai via Yangon to Phnom Penh, will be done with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, in a two-class configuration, …

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  • Boeing Delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Boeing and Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Korean AirKorean AirDreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic …

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  • Five major airlines yet to pay 200,000 passengers’ compensation for flight delay

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The five major international airlines – American Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines – have been accused of violating the consumer law by denying 200,000 passengers the compensation they are legally entitled to for delayed flights.   The …

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  • Lufthansa A350-900 Lands In Delhi With A Donation In Its Luggage

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    A few days ago, Lufthansa flew the brand-new Airbus A350-900 from Munich to the Indian capital Delhi. On flight LH762 on 14 February, the youngest member of the fleet also had a special surprise on board: a donation cheque from …

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