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Christina Trelle appointed Head of Human Resources at SWISS

Christina Trelle (51) has been named the new Head of Human Resources at SWISS with effect from 1 March 2020. She takes over from Christoph Ulrich, who will oversee strategic HR projects. Thomas Klühr, CEO SWISS: “On behalf of the …

  • Bombardier Q400 Aircraft Continues to Support Porter Airlines’ Growth

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Porter Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the airline’s fleet has grown to 29 aircraft with Bombardier’s delivery of another Q400 turboprop. Porter exclusively flies Q400 airliners.   Porter’s home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – February 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of February released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed continued growth in international air passenger demand, whilst the pace of expansion in air cargo markets quickened, with solid increases in …

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  • American Airlines confirm strategic relationship with China Southern Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    American Airlines has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines, creating a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest carriers. China Southern is the largest airline in China and is …

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  • United Airlines calls for more tolerance over inflight clothing

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Being one of the world’s biggest airlines, United tried to squirm the way out of a row about passengers’ clothing where they said that dress code for airline travellers with passes and free tickets will be eased.     United …

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  • Cebu Pacific 2016 Earns Double

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air  posted a net income of PHP9.8 Billion in 2016, up 122% year-on-year, on the back of the strong demand for low-cost air travel and robust growth in ancillary revenues, which include baggage fees, …

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  • Passenger films smoke pouring from plane’s wing before emergency landing

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    A video has captured the shocking footage of the moment when smoke started billowing out from the wing of an aircraft in mid-flight.   Josh Jacobs, Boston resident was on board the flight that was bound for Shanghai when it …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines makes emergency landing in Kahului

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    A Honolulu-bound flight that had been flying from Oakland had to go for an emergency landing in the region of Kahului on Monday immediately after the passengers on board the flight smelt smoke inside the cabin.   However, none of …

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  • Cathay Pacific Airways and Lufthansa Group agree cooperation

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Cathay Pacific Airways, the Hong Kong–based airline, and the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s leading airline group, will offer their passengers selected flights under their partner’s flight number in future (code-sharing). For Lufthansa Group customers, this will significantly improve the connections available …

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  • United Airlines bars two teens in leggings from flight

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    A United Airlines flight had barred two teenage girl from boarding the flight on Sunday since they failed to meet the dress code for special pass travellers, as reported by the company in its statement on Twitter amidst a social …

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  • airBaltic Launches Riga – Odessa

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    The Latvian airline airBaltic yesterday launched a new route between Riga and Odessa. The new route offers a new summer holiday destination for travellers from the Baltics, as well as convenient travel options to Riga and beyond to destinations in …

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  • airBaltic Launches Vilnius – Paris

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    The Latvian airline airBaltic launched flights on Vilnius – Paris route. The route offers more convenient travel options for travellers from Lithuania and France.   Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to return to Vilnius …

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  • Boom supersonic jet from London to New York is will be ready by early 2020s

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    The Boom Supersonic jet capable of flying passengers from London to New York in three hours and 15 minutes has raised $33m (£26m) in Series A funding, enough to build and fly the prototype XB-1. “Baby Boom”, as they have …

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  • Air Arabia adds Trabzon to Turkey network

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced Trabzon as its latest Turkish destination to enter its route network, starting 23 June 2017.   The new seasonal non-stop service provides passengers the chance …

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  • Etihad Airways reassures passengers following directive on US-bound electronic ban

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Etihad Airways is reassuring passengers of its highest level of service to minimise disruption following the introduction of a new US travel directive on electronic devices.   Effective March 25, passengers on all US-bound flights from, or transiting through, Abu …

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  • Qatar Airways Switches Lights Off For Earth Hour

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    To mark Earth Hour on 25 March 2017, Qatar Airways switched off the lights at its corporate headquarters between 8:30 and 9:30pm in an effort to encourage communities and individuals to come together to highlight the importance of combatting climate …

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  • SAS flight makes emergency landing at Munich

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    A flight of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) that was travelling from Munich to Oslo had to go for an emergency landing at the Munich International Airport on Friday, following the dysfunctioning of one of the engines of the SAS Boeing 737 …

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  • Tunisia summons British ambassador over on-flight electronic rules

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The government of Tunisia has summoned the British ambassador to protest against the restriction of carrying electronic goods on-board flights from Tunisia, according to the Foreign Ministry that released this statement on Friday.   Britain has declared that from Saturday …

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  • Delta Teams Bring Smiles To Child ‘Champions’ In Orlando

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Delta welcomed Children’s Miracle Network to Orlando this week for their annual Momentum conference, where CMN partners, sponsors and families celebrate the children’s success and hospitals’ accomplishments in awareness and fundraising.   Delta welcomes Children’s Miracle Network Champions The focus …

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  • Emirates initiates electronics handling services before US flights

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Starting from 25th March, Dubai-based Emirates airline will introduce a new service which will enable passengers to use their laptop and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the United States.   Emirates customers travelling to the …

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  • Air Canada Announces Renewal of Shareholder Rights Plan

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Air Canada announced that its Board of Directors has approved a shareholder rights plan to renew Air Canada’s existing rights plan. The renewed rights plan includes amendments to take into consideration the changes to the take-over bid rules that came …

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