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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 …

  • Orthodox Jews refuse to sit beside women, escorted off easyJet flight

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    According to certain reports, a bunch of rigidly Orthodox Jews were escorted off a flight as it landed in London as they refused to sit next to female passengers   A group of of Orthodox Jews’ were escorted off an …

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  • Norwegian reports a net profit of more than $136 million in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Global expansion driven by new routes, high load factors and continued fleet renewal, contributed to Norwegian’s best ever annual result, with a net profit of $136 million (1,135 million Norwegian kroner). The load factor was 88 percent.   The net …

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  • Transavia focuses on Netherland growth

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Transavia Netherlands is all-geared to enhance the growth of its home market in the coming years. Brand positioning and innovation in its digital world are the areas where Transavia Netherland will invest verifying its position as one of the best …

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  • Delta ranked among world’s Most Admired Companies for 4th year

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Delta Air Lines has again earned a spot among the world’s leading brands after being named today as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies for the fourth consecutive year.   Among its competitors, Delta was named Fortune’s Most Admired Airline, …

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  • Jet2.com’s Superfan Surprise!

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Leading leisure airline Jet2.com surprised nine-year-old superfan Eva Lewis, from Guiseley in Leeds, with a VIP airport tour this week. Eva sent a letter to express her love for the airline and share her dream of one day working in …

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  • Ryanair Welcomes Commercial Court Ruling

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Ryanair today (16 Feb) welcomed the Commercial Court ruling which rejected Google’s attempt to have Ryanair’s competition law* claim against Google’s misleading advertising struck out. The case will now continue in the Commercial Court, where Ryanair believes Google will be …

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  • Airlander 10 set to take off again recovering from last summer’s crash

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Airlander 10, the world’s largest aircraft is ready to take off again after crashing into a telegraph pole on a test flight last summer.   The £25m, blimp-like craft suffered considerable damage to its cockpit, which is larger than six …

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  • Jet2.com’s Superfan Surprise!

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Leading leisure airline Jet2.com surprised nine-year-old superfan Eva Lewis, from Guiseley in Leeds, with a VIP airport tour this week.Eva sent a letter to express her love for the airline and share her dream of one day working in aviation, …

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  • Updated Fly Delta app helps customers find way, access trip info – even offline

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Delta on Wednesday released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi …

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  • Air India becomes latest A320neo operator

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines unveils new amenity kits for long haul flights

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    The internationally-acclaimed full-service airline Hong Kong Airlines rolls out new amenity kits for all long haul flights, providing a more comfortable inflight experience to both Business Class and Economy Class customers.   As a strong advocate of Hong Kong culture, Hong Kong …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines’ Passion For Punctuality

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Hawaiian Airlines remained the nation’s top carrier for punctuality in 2016, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), marking the airline’s 13th consecutive year holding the title.   Hawai’i’s largest and longest-serving airline averaged a 91.1 percent on-time …

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  • Netflix and Spotify to be available for free on Qantas airlines

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Qantas passengers will be able to binge watch their favourite TV shows and films for free, listen to 30 million plus songs and enjoy live sport, all at 35,000 feet.   The Australian Airline has teamed up with subscription sites …

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  • Qatar Airways Welcomes World’s Best In Women’s Tennis As Excitement Builds For The Qatar Total Open

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free are welcoming some of the best talent in women’s tennis as the players arrive in Doha this week to compete in the Qatar Total Open 2017, to be held at Khalifa International Tennis and …

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  • American Airlines flight hits deer, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    A regional jet airliner of American Airlines was taking off at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday afternoon when it struck deer. It caused the crew members to cal an emergency and return to the airport.   The plane of …

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  • Qatar Flights to act as a major factor boosting Canberra’s tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Next year February, Qatar Airways will allow its flights to fly between Doha and Canberra as confirmed by Ian Hill, Visit Canberra executive director. To quote Hill, ‘’ they’re working through details and schedules; there’s a lot of logistics that …

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  • UK Airports emphasizes post Brexit aviation agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Huge number of MP’s in the UK believes that the country should have new international aviation agreements to combat Brexit. Even airport authorities said that lack such agreements could make Britain appear less powerful and might cause hindrance in trading …

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  • Skyscanner’s new holiday planning tool will do the planning for you

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Today global travel search engine, Skyscanner launches a new travel planning tool to aid wanderlust-bitten Indians make the most of conveniently placed Public Holidays in 2017.   2017 is generously peppered with no less than 12 National Holidays falling on …

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  • Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for January 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month …

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  • Chicago is growing as the centre of discord between United and American Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    American Airlines, which has been a huge player in Chicago for decades is now facing major challenge from United President Scott Kirby.   Although there are significantly fewer gates than United Airlines, American Airlines operates nearly as many daily flights …

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