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Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – April 2020

Preliminary April 2020 traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed that international air passenger markets were battered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus, resulting in border closures …

  • Skyscanner rekindles IPL mania in cricket fans

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    With IPL under way, the country is back in the frenzy mode of the game. To celebrate the spirit and passion for the game, global search engine Skyscanner crunches its data and ‘fields’ travel searches by game enthusiasts across the …

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  • Cathay Pacific Releases Combined Traffic Figures For March 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

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  • Oslo Lufthavn: Oslo ventures into Visby

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Just weeks before the official opening of its new state-of-the-art terminal extension, Avinor Oslo Airport has announced further development on its route network with the addition of SAS’ new link to Visby in Sweden. The full-service carrier will be operating …

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  • Garuda Indonesia included in world’s top 10 airline “Traveler’s Choice” from Trip Advisor

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    National airline Garuda Indonesia made it into the ranks of the world’s top 10 airlines in 2017 based on the rating of Travelers Choice 2017 from TripAdvisor, the world’s leading travel sites. In addition, Garuda Indonesia also won in the …

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  • Air China Offers A New Direct Service From Zurich To Beijing

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Air China, a member of the Star Alliance, will fly to the Chinese capital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The outbound flights will leave Zurich Airport at 1.30 p.m., arriving in Beijing the following day at 5.20 a.m. local …

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  • SFO – At Home with Arts and Crafts

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    The Arts and Crafts movement emerged in England in the 1880s and reached its apex from the 1890s to the outbreak of World War I.  In response to the Industrial Revolution and mass-produced, machine-made objects, the movement emphasized a return …

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  • HKIA Records Significant Growth in Cargo Throughput in March

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded significant growth in cargo volume in March 2017. During the month, cargo traffic and flight movements recorded year-on-year increases of 17.8% to 433,000 tonnes and 0.5% to 35,250 respectively. Passenger volume dropped 2% to …

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  • IATA supports overbooking practice followed by airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Citing seats in a flight a time sensitive and “perishable” product, global airlines body IATA said that carriers should be permitted to continue with the overbooking practice, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.   “Airlines should be allowed to …

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  • New Airbus A350 lands at Abuja airport to mark its reopening

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, will re-open for traffic officially today. But it received a brand new Airbus A350-900 yesterday which marked the re-opening.   The airline launched its first A350-900 Airbus on the Addis-London route …

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  • New flight services connecting Chinese cities to Portugal

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Portugal will be launching a new flight soon connecting Chinese cities, including the capital city of Beijing, to Lisbon. Portugal is witnessing a rush of Chinese tourists.   The Portuguese government and Tourism of Portugal is concentrating on its efforts …

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  • Airbus, Global Deans and UNESCO Join Forces For More Diversity In Engineering

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), have launched the call for nominations for the 2017 edition of the “Airbus Diversity Award”. This award aims to shine a light on successful projects which have encouraged …

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  • Mechanical issue forces Hawaiian Airlines to make emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    A flight of Hawaiian Airlines that was travelling from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Honolulu on Tuesday morning was compelled to return to the Bay Area.   The airport officials said that Flight 43 had originally taken off around …

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  • Aeroflot named as the strongest global airline brand

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, …

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  • Israeli flier spends 11 days in jail after forcing plane to land

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    An Israeli passenger was released after 11 days in jail in the UK on Tuesday after a judge accepted his excuse for disorderly conduct that forced a flight to land. The flier was so nervous about flying to see his …

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  • Easyjet Asks Evicted Fliers To Come Forward For Compensation

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    In an effort to make amends Easyjet has asked all passengers, who have been removed from overbooked flights without being offered compensation, to come forward after it emerged a couple were ordered off a flight last week.   The incident …

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  • STB, CAG & SIA collaborates on a joint partnership

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    In order to take inbound traveling to further heights, Singapore Tourism Board or STB, Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) and) will be entering into a joint partnership. The three parties will invest an approximate sum of $33.75 …

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  • China Southern Airlines inaugurated flight connecting Guangzhou with Mexico

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    China Southern Airlines has commenced flight connecting Guangzhou with Mexico City. The route is the company’s first to Latin America, where Mexican authorities hope the air connection will help boost tourism from China.   “With the inauguration of the flight, …

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  • Highest-altitude Konggar airport now can accommodate large planes overnight

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    One of the highest-altitude airports in China, Konggar Airport in Tibet, was able to accommodate a Tibet Airlines wide-body Airbus 330 aircraft overnight for the first time, the airline announced Wednesday.   The 3,600-meter-high airport in Lhasa was able to …

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  • US hotels chalk out strategies to surpass Airbnb!

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    As per the latest information secured  by the New York Times, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), a trade group of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels is preparing a “multipronged, national campaign approach at the local, state …

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  • Lufthansa Group carried more than 10 million passengers in March 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the popular Easter travel time started at the beginning of  April. In the first quarter, 25.2 million passengers, …

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