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  • Brussels Airlines Adds Valencia To Its Network in Winter 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    As of 17 February 2020, Brussels Airlines will start operating flights to Valencia in Spain. Valencia is a key destination that was still missing in Brussels Airlines’ vast European portfolio and targets next to holidaymakers also corporate travelers. The aviation …

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  • British Airways Touches Down In Islamabad

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    British Airways today landed in to Islamabad as it began its first service between the UK and Pakistan in 10 years.     Crowds greeted the aircraft in Islamabad as both the Union Flag and Pakistan’s national flag were waved …

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  • 96-Year-Old WWII Veteran Gets Back In The Cockpit With BA Magic

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Former RAF pilot Frank Dell, 96, can today be found making his way through the hallways of his Bupa care home in Sydney. In his younger years, he was flying high over Germany in World War II, even carrying Royals, …

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  • Grape Britain: British Airways Just Got A Little More British

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    British Airways is celebrating its centenary year in style with the launch of its own English Sparkling Wine.  Customers will be able to enjoy the bubbles from the award-winning Hattingley Valley from July 1 and raise a toast to the …

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  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22-23June 2020.   This will be the third time …

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  • Winners of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards Announced

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories:     – Inspirational Role Model: Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO, Flybe     – High Flyer Award: Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo, Founder …

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  • Industry Collaboration Brings New Era for Airport Slot Allocation

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Airports Council International (ACI) World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) announced the agreement of a new governance structure for the WSG that puts the interests of the traveling public at the center …

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  • Cape Town aims new air routes to perk up South African Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Cape Town is all set to add new routes to Australia and South America after reaching a agreement with United Airlines last month for its first direct flight to the United States, the head of air access for South Africa’s …

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  • The Opening of InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu Ushers in a New Era Of Luxury

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    The opening of InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu today comes after an extensive four-year restoration of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the former hospital (‘Hôtel Dieu’). The renovation of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu complex is the largest private transformation …

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  • ERA Co-Hosts Seventh Annual Safety Forum

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Since the first Safety Forum held in 2013, ERA, Eurocontrol and the Flight Safety Foundation have worked together each year to produce a forum that highlights this important issue in aviation and airline operations. Hundreds of international aviation safety experts …

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  • The Emirates A380 Ventures to Amman and Boston

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Emirates’ first scheduled A380 services have just touched down in Boston and Amman for the summer season peak.     The first scheduled A380 service landed in Amman on 1 June at 1555hrs local time and the second A380 service …

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  • Emirates Makes a Sustainable Journey From Billboard to Bag

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease of life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. In an effort to spread the message of sustainability and make …

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  • Cutting Weight – For More Sustainable Flying

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Every step on the way to sustainable travel is important. From this autumn, tax-free sales will therefore cease on SAS flights. This will reduce the overall weight of our aircraft, which in turn will save fuel and cut emissions.   …

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  • Thai Smile Airways partners with Star Alliance as ‘connecting partner’

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Thai Smile Airways, the budget airline from Thai Airways, will become the “connecting partner” in the Star Alliance, which is known as the world’s largest airline network.     The customers travelling on an itinerary which includes a transfer between …

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  • Citizens of the World : Air Canada 2018 corporate sustainability report

    Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Air Canada issued its 2018 corporate sustainability report – Citizens of the World. The report details the airline’s progress in key areas of sustainability. IT includes an extensive table of performance indicators in accordance with the principles of the Global …

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  • Mumbai Bound Goair Flight Diverted To Aurangabad

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    A technical snag forced budget carrier GoAir to make an emergency landing at Aurangabad today. The flight originated from Patna and was on its way to Mumbai. Nearly 158 passengers, including the crew, were on board, the airline said.   …

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  • IATA and Star Alliance extend cooperation to improve passenger experience

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Star Alliance have renewed their collaboration on traveller document verification to improve the passenger experience. Star Alliance and IATA, in a signing ceremony at IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, agreed that …

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  • Qatar Airways Recognised For Its Commitment To Preventing Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    Qatar Airways is today celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.   The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Assessment was developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as …

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  • Air Seychelles welcomes 10th Indian Ocean Island games torch

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles was honoured to transport the 10th Indian Ocean Island Games torch on board its A320 aircraft from Mauritius to the Seychelles.   The torch was carried on board the aircraft …

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  • WestJet celebrates Calgary-Dublin launch

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

    With the departure of flight WS6 tonight, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a non-stop route between Calgary and Dublin. The airline’s newest route provides historic access between Western Canada and Ireland and is the last of three 787 Dreamliner inaugurals that are central to WestJet’s global …

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