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Singapore Airlines announces expansion in India

Singapore Airlines will be expanding its operation in India bringing newer and larger aircraft that will serve the Indian population.   More consumers from India are travelling overseas as the emerging economies in India continue to develop.     These …

Hahn Air introduces NDC platform and issues first NDC ticket

Hahn Air unveiled its new NDC platform. The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution powered by IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. To mark the occasion, the German airline and …

Hamad International Airport delivers extended family layover

There’s a uniquely steely glance my wife can throw off when I have royally screwed things up, and it was on full display two weeks ago at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar – when I realized that our connecting …

Vistara’s loss surged 93 per cent to Rs 831 crore in 2019

The last fiscal was a bad one for the domestic aviation industry due to high fuel prices and a weak rupee, with the intensely competitive environment and rapid capacity expansion by most airlines making matters worse. Not surprisingly, full service …

Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the …

  • Munich Airport’s new “digital welcome mat”

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Contemporary design, comprehensive information, new features, and with functionality optimized for all devices: that sums up the new face of the redesigned Munich Airport website:www.munich-airport.com. The site is used by approximately 13 million visitors annually. The new website has more …

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  • SAS signs new deal with Statoil

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    A wide-ranging network and frequent departures were just two of the reasons for Statoil once again demonstrating its confidence in SAS in the form of a new agreement. The agreement covers a period of three years, with an option for …

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  • Almost a dozen passengers bypass security and board flights at JFK Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Eleven passengers strolled through a security lane at John F. Kennedy, without being screened on Monday, after TSA agents left the area unsupervised.   Instead of following protocol and notifying Port Authority cops, it took the TSA two hours to …

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  • WestJet sweetens up summer schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    WestJet today announced plans to connect two long-standing WestJet destinations with the addition of service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford. WestJet today also announced 21 incremental flights across the network that will serve both business and leisure travellers.   Starting April …

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  • California prepares for more storms, 40 flights cancelled

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Already drenched by weeks of rain,  residents of northern and central California prepared Monday for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummelled the state. Six to 10 inches of rain is expected in San Francisco eastward before …

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  • Quito to host Routes Americas 2018

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Quito has recently won a competitive bidding process to organize the forum for Routes Americas air service development opportunity. Top airlines, various tourism authorities and airports are brought under one roof by Routes Americas to talk about North and South …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Awards Winners at Malaysia’s First Airline Hackathon Event

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines wrapped up its inaugural MABHackathon event with a final 25 hour hacking session at Malaysia Airlines Training Academy (MAA), Kelana Jaya, yesterday.     The MABHackathon challenge which started in November lasted over four months with a series …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Offers Special Economy Class Promotion To China

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines is now offering Malaysians the opportunity to enjoy spring and summer in destinations such as Nanjing, Haikou, Fuzhou and Wuhan in line with the airline’s latest expansion into China. Enjoy discounts of up to 25% off for travel …

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  • Alitalia Adopts Travelport Rapid Reprice™ to Simplify Ticket Exchanges

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, have announced the successful implementation of Travelport Rapid Reprice™ the industry-leading ticket exchange technology.  Under this agreement, Travelport-connected agencies in over 180 countries, servicing hundreds of millions of consumers …

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  • Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy Graduates 184 Aviation Professionals

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member and IATA authorized global training center, has graduated 184 aviation professionals at a ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training Building on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Among the …

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  • Jet Airways Introduces Unique Global Pass For Convenient Domestic And International Travel

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    In yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the availability of a new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ that will allow its guests to travel on the airline’s its entire network …

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  • Austrian Embraer OE-LWC Took Off on Maiden Flight

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Yesterday afternoon, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 515 from Vienna to Milan. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWC is already the eleventh of a total of 17 of this type of aircraft which Austrian …

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  • Etihad Airways Engineering Signs Boeing 787 Contract To Optimise Performance Of Kenya Airways

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline’s fleet.   The first of six scheduled …

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  • Steady Growth In HKIA Air Traffic Continues In January

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) achieved steady growth in all air traffic categories in the first month of 2017. The airport handled 6.2 million passengers in January, or 4.8% more than the same period last year, while flight movements increased …

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  • Travelport and Emirates extend global partnership

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

     The leading Travel Commerce Platform, Travelport and Emirates have announced the ability to select the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen, available for the first time to book on Travelport’s …

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  • Security breach at Honolulu Airport results in death of a man

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    After breaching a TSA security checkpoint at Honolulu International Airport, a man passed away after he was detained.   The incident took place at the airport’s commuter terminal on Saturday morning. The unidentified man forced his way through the exit …

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  • Steady Growth in HKIA Air Traffic Continues in January

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) achieved steady growth in all air traffic categories in the first month of 2017. The airport handled 6.2 million passengers in January, or 4.8% more than the same period last year, while flight movements increased …

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  • NATS working to accommodate more planes on sky by 2020

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    NATS – the UK’s air traffic control provider formerly known as National Air Traffic Services is going to introduce a new £600m ($747m) computer system, which will be known as iTec and will be responsible for accommodating more flights on …

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  • Qatar Airways Awarded For On-Board Entertainment Content Innovation

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Qatar Airways was recognised for content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace. The award recognises the outstanding array of the airline’s on-board entertainment platform, Oryx One. …

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  • Norwegian and UNICEF Organize Humanitarian Flight to Mali

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Norwegian and its charitable partner UNICEF announce the third “Fill a Plane” campaign, an altruistic initiative to bring humanitarian aid and developmental materials to children in developing nations. The 2017 humanitarian flight, which takes off for Bamako, Mali on Monday, …

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