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Kenya Airways names new CEO

Kenya Airways has confirmed Allan Kilavuka, as the new Chief Executive officer effective April 1st.   Kilavuka has been heading the national airline in an acting capacity since December 16 following the resignation of the ex-chief Sebastian Mickosz.   The …

  • United Airlines Adds Service to 31 Destinations Across the U.S. and Europe

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets. Subject to government approval, the carrier will add a seasonal route between San Francisco and Munich …

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  • Airbus premiers at ITB Berlin Travel Show (8-12 March)

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Every year, over 3.5 billion passengers travel by plane, and while most carefully plan their itineraries, until now they were unable to select the aircraft or cabin experience of their own choosing.   Airbus has set out to change this. …

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  • Sydney Airport opens new road entry to T1 International precinct

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Sydney Airport has opened a new road entry at T1 International to improve access to the precinct for traffic approaching from Marsh Street.   The changes, effective immediately, enable motorists to bypass merging traffic on Departures and Arrivals roads and …

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  • TAT And Singapore Airlines Sign MOU To Boost Travel To Thailand

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tourism Cooperation to jointly promote travel to Thailand from priority markets including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, …

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  • Melbourne Airport passenger records smashed in 2016

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    A 10.2 per cent year-on-year increase in international passengers headlined a series of key milestones for Melbourne Airport in December 2016. The growth translated to more than 88,000 in absolute passenger numbers, hitting a December record of 952,855 international passengers …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – January 2017

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of January released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed a good start to the year, with further growth in both international air passenger and air cargo markets.   For the …

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  • Pakistan International Airline carries extra passengers in aisle to Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Pakistan International Airlines allowed seven passengers to travel standing in the aisles all the way to Saudi Arabia, prompting a probe into the serious breach of security regulations by Pakistan’s national carrier.   The passengers were allowed on the 20th …

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  • American Eagle flight hits deer, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The authorities have stated that a flight of American Eagle had struck a deer while it was taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, compelling to make a turn around and interrupt a flight that had been travelling to Gulfport, …

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  • Malaysia Airports reaffirms commitment to ensure passenger safety

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Keeping passengers’ security and safety as their priority, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd announced that is committed to extend its full cooperation to the police and relevant authorities on any actions required to ensure the safety of airport users.   Its …

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  • Citilink becomes first airline in Indonesia to operate A320neo

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier. Citilink has selected CFM …

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  • Bird-hit Delta plane makes emergency landing at Charlotte

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    A passenger plane of Delta Airlines that was travelling to Atlanta and had taken off around 9.20 a.m. was compelled to make an emergency landing at Charlotte-Douglas Airport after it struck some birds on early Friday morning.   This incident …

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  • Norwegian Air launches £69 flights to the US

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The budget airline Norwegian Air has launched bargain flights from the UK to New York costing just £69. The airline has unveiled direct flights from Edinburgh and Belfast to New York and Boston.   Flights from the USA to the …

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  • Second Lufthansa A350-900 has landed in Munich

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Today Lufthansa welcomed its second A350-900 to Munich. Flight LH 9921 from Toulouse landed at around 11:00 at Munich Airport. There was also a special welcome from the airport’s fire service who received the new Airbus with a ceremonial fountain …

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  • 2017 Australian International Airshow to boost Victoria tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition prepare for take-off. The Aerospace & Defence Exposition runs for three trade-only days from February 28th and the Airshow opens to the general public on March 3rd.   Minister for …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines Organizes “Embrace the World” Australia Tour

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Hong Kong Airlines has been committed to supporting the young generation to realise their dream of flying high, encouraging them to learn outside the classroom to broaden horizon and stick to their dreams. During February 10 to 17, Hong Kong …

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  • Air Algerie offers upto 50% fare discounts on domestic, international flights

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The national flag carrier Air Algerie is offering discounts on fares for flights on its domestic and international networks ranging from between 50 and 55 per cent in conjunction with the 8th International Tourism and Travel Fair, SIAHA 2017.   …

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  • Air Algerie plans to launch Oran-Montreal services in June

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Algeria’s national flag carrier Air Algerie intends to launch services between Oran and Montreal in June, the carrier’s Regional Director (West), Kara Tourki Arslane said.   After completion of studies and compliance with the necessary procedures in force, Three Oran-Montreal …

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  • US Aviation Agency grants Kenya Category One status, tourism to benefit

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Enabling direct flights to be mounted between Kenya and the US, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Category One status to Kenya. This will benefit the African country’s tourism sector as well.   The new CAT1 status …

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  • Korean Air Takes Delivery of First Dreamliner

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner at a ceremony held at the aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s South Carolina assembly site. Korean Air will be the first Korean carrier to operate the Dreamliner in South Korea.   …

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  • airBaltic to launch Riga – Abu Dhabi service

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi on October 29, 2017.   airBaltic will operate the Riga – Abu Dhabi route 4 …

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