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Grape Expectations For British Airways’ New Port

British Airways has added Graham’s Six Grapes, the Port favoured by Sir Winston Churchill, to its business class (Club World) drinks menu starting this month.   Back then it was known as Graham’s Vintage Character Port and was served to …

  • WestJet reports record July load factor of 85.6 per cent

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    WestJet today announced July 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 85.6 per cent, an increase of 0.4 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.8 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured …

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  • Norwegian’s Double Daily JFK to London Service Takes Off

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for the third consecutive year and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year, today launched its double daily service from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London’s Gatwick …

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  • Qatar provides free visa-entry for 80 nations

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

      In order to encourage air transport and tourism Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme that allows visa –free entry for citizens of 80 countries as it gears up to host the World Cup in 2022.     The energy …

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  • Passport checks for domestic flights in Australia might become mandatory

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The Australian Airline Pilots Association’s radical proposal of domestic passengers having to present their passports or other photo ID such as driver’s license before boarding domestic flights has been taken into consideration by Australia’s Minister for Transport.   Currently, passports …

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  • WestJet named one of Canada’s best places to work

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    WestJet today announced that Indeed, Canada’s number one job search site, has named WestJet top ten in its list of Best Places to Work in Canada, as determined by WestJet employee reviews through Indeed’s website.   “When WestJet talks about …

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  • Airline Industry heads are trying to bang back Midwest Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Now, the US aviation industry is trying to bring back the most hospitable air-care brand Midwest Express airline, which stopped its services during the crude oil price rise and the Great Recession of the USA.     It is hopeful …

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  • Virgin Australia shares increases after incurring full year losses

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The share prices of Virgin Australia have jumped up in response to the narrowing full- year loss and it is now become positive for the first time since 2012.     At 2:00pm (AEST) the share price of Virgin Australia …

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  • Vinay Dube joins Jet Airways as Chief Executive Officer

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Jet Airways announces the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer after receipt of all requisite Government and regulatory approvals. Mr. Dube’s appointment was approved by the Jet Airways Board of Directors at their last meeting held on …

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  • Croatian airports aiming non-traditional markets

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Croatia is aiming on long-haul flights to South Korea, Taiwan and China. The Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said that Croatia is currently having talks with a number of faraway markets – Far East and the Middle East in particular. …

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  • Southend Airport offers free flights to 1k disgruntled passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    In a sort of reconciliatory move Southend Airport is offering free flights to disgruntled passengers whose flights from London’s two largest airports are delayed.   The first thousand passengers flying to Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow who get delayed by half …

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  • Thailand’s status gets even more perked up with new flight services

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Lately, five international airlines are all set to expand air connectivity to Thailand by introducing new flight services from Beijing, Doha, Istanbul, Maldives, India’s Jaipur and Tiruchirappalli, and Singapore, fortifying the position of Thailand as a hub in terms of …

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  • Lowest rate of passenger bumping off from US domestic flights since 1995

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    According to a new federal report, US domestic airlines are offloading passengers from flights at the lowest rate since 1995 — a decline that may have been the fallout from an April episode in which a man was dragged off …

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  • AirAsia is keen to attract Chinese visitors from Macau

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Now visiting Macau has become easier on pockets as AirAsia newly introduced its maiden flight that would carry Indonesian travelers to explore the well-known casinos of this gambling haven on Monday.   Nevertheless, that might be a fraction of the …

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  • Delta flight aborts take off as two tyres go flat

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Delta Air Lines authorities said a jet bound for Oklahoma was forced to abort its takeoff at Atlanta’s airport when two tyres of the plane went flat.   Speaking to the media, airport spokesman Reese McCranie said that passengers were …

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  • IBA launches freighter advisory practice to service the predicted growth in the sector

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Independent aviation consultancy firm IBA responds to market dynamics with the introduction of a new Freighter Advisory practice within the Firm. This focused team is formed against a backdrop of a surge in freight volumes in the first half of …

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  • Delta SkyMiles named Best Travel Rewards program by U.S. News for 2017-2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Delta SkyMiles is the top U.S. global airline  loyalty program in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Travel Rewards Programs ranking.   SkyMiles US News Award Logo Lockup“It is an honor for SkyMiles to be recognized by an organization …

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  • AITO operators steps in to help agents

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

      Aito tour operators will take the hit that agents have to face due to the new rules over credit card fees.   It is suggested by the operators to pay 0.5% additional commission to cover the agent’s loss.   …

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  • SWISS becomes world’s first airline to serve London City with the Bombardier C Series

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    The first commercial Swiss International Air Lines Bombardier CS100 flight to London City Airport arrived from Zurich at 17:47  today. The advanced and innovative CS100 will henceforth also operate of SWISS’s scheduled services between Zurich and London City. SWISS will …

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  • SWISS reports higher July passenger volumes

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Swiss International Air Lines transported 1,664,679 passengers in July, 0.7% more than in the same period last year. Total monthly capacity, measured in available seat-kilometres (ASK), was increased 0.7% on July 2016, while total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres …

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  • “Traffic results July 2017: Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July Compared to Previous Year”

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017:Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.8 percent compared to July of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the …

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