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WestJet enhances no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance offering with U.S. coverage

Today, WestJet is announcing guests travelling to, through or from the United States are now eligible for the airline’s enhanced $200,000 CAD COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for air-only and vacation reservations. The enhanced coverage will retroactively include all bookings made …

  • Schiphol Aviation Awards Recognise Contribution Of Its Cargo Community

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The awards, which take place each year to recognise the contributions of Royal Schiphol Group’s business partners, were presented during a ceremony at Arendshoeve, Garden of Amsterdam.   Winners from six categories received their awards from Birgit Otto, Chief Operations …

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  • Manchester Airport hits 26million passenger milestone

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Manchester Airport is continuing to break its own passenger records after more than 26 million passengers passed through the airport over the last 12 months.   After 35 months of consecutive growth, the UK’s third largest airport flew through the …

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  • Delta flight makes emergency landing in Chattanooga

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    A flight of Delta Airlines that was heading towards Nashville on Tuesday scared its passengers when the pilot of the aircraft reported a warning light for a landing gear issue, as declared by the media.   The Delta plane was …

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  • Air New Zealand takes top honours at TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Air New Zealand’s world class customer experience has been recognised with significant wins at TripAdvisor’s inaugural Travellers’ Choice® Awards for airlines.   The airline has been awarded Best Premium Economy Class in the World, Best Airline in the South Pacific …

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  • Easter 2017 – Busy Easter getaway at Bristol Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The recently commenced Ryanair flight to Zadar, as well as the Thomas Cook flights to Malta offering Fly Cruise holidays adds additional choice and options to passengers wishing to get away this summer.   But it’s not all one way …

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  • Aeroflot Named China’s Favourite International Airline

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Aeroflot has been recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017, held on 11 April in Shanghai. These prestigious awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding participants in China’s tourism market, including airlines …

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  • SWISS reports passenger volume growth in the first three months of 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 3,661,126 passengers in the first three months of 2017, a 4.7% increase on the same period last year. A total of 33,197 flights were operated during the period, 3.0% fewer than in the first …

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  • Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. The …

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  • Ryanair Welcomes EU Report Exposing ‘Misleading’ Travel Booking Websites

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Apr) welcomed a European Commission study which revealed that two thirds of more than 350 travel comparison and booking websites checked were displaying unreliable pricing, which will now be the subject of EU enforcement …

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  • Rolex announced to join Sydney Airport’s T1 fashion precinct

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Sydney Airport has announced luxury Swiss watchmaker Rolex will join the airport’s newly transformed T1 International fashion precinct in an Australian airport first.   Set to open in Q2 2017, Rolex is the final brand to join the premium collection …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines Reports March And First Quarter 2017 Traffic Statistics And Updates

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, has announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month and quarter ended March 31, 2017.   It also updated its expectations for certain first quarter financial metrics.The Company has revised its expectations …

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  • Turkish Airlines Further Enhances Its Presence In Russia.

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Permanently reinforcing its position and energy with its substantial growth figures and innovative approach, today Turkish Airlines is ranking among the world’s major airline companies. By ceaselessly continuing its expansion, Turkish Airlines has now added Samara flight to its existing …

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  • Gulf Air Marks World Autism Awareness Day

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has joined forces, on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, with the Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioral and Communication Difficulties (Alia for Early Intervention) and the Bahrain Autistics …

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  • airBaltic – “Open Door” for New Crew in Estonia

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Today the Latvian airline airBaltic is hosting its second “open door” initiative in Estonia, Tallink City Hotel for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan.   Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of …

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  • Auckland Airport coastal clean-up yields surprises

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    A well-used cricket bat, a tyre and wheel, and a commercial bread delivery tray are among the items Māngere College students found during Auckland Airport’s annual environmental coastline clean-up.   Anna Cassels-Brown, Auckland Airport’s general manager – people and safety, …

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  • WestJet announces new EVP and CIO

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    WestJet today announced that Craig Maccubbin has been named Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer (CIO).   “Craig’s range of experiences, expertise and background in low-cost airlines, IT and human resources makes him the perfect fit as we tackle an …

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  • Passenger forcibly dragged off from overbooked United Airlines flight

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    United Airlines was caught in a social media firestorm after a passenger on one of its overbooked flights was filmed being dragged from the plane.   The airline needed to fly four of its staff members to a connection and …

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  • Norwegian Airlines starts service from Port of Seattle to London

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    The Port of Seattle welcomes the announcement that low-cost carrier Norwegian will begin service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London’s Gatwick International Airport starting in September 2017. Norwegian is the first new international airline to announce service at Sea-Tac Airport …

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  • Award-Winning Week For Qatar Airways’ Amenity Kits

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Qatar Airways has had an award-winning start to April, taking home the top accolade for its new Economy amenity kits at both the OnBoard Hospitality awards and at Pax International last week.   Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, Qatar Airways Senior Vice …

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  • IATA says that international airline passenger traffic is on the rise

    Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

    Strong growth in global passenger traffic in January this year has spilled over the February, due to lower fares and a healthy economic backdrop, as per IATA.   IATA said that total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 4.8% year-on-year for …

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