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Virgin Atlantic files for Chapter 15 U.S. bankruptcy protection

U.K.-based airline Virgin Atlantic recently filed for bankruptcy in the United States seeking protection under chapter 15 of the U.S.

  • IATA: Passengers Given Important EU Guidance on Compensation Claims Agencies

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s guidance to air passengers on the activities of agencies that make claims for compensation in the event of delays or cancellations to flights.   The guidance makes it clear that …

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  • IATA: Joined-up Thinking Needed for Japan’s Air Transport Infrastructure

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Japan to prepare its airport infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics and future growth of the tourism industry using joined-up thinking and extensive consultation with industry. Japan has set aggressive targets for attracting …

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  • IATA Welcomes Reduction in Austrian Air Travel Tax

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement that the Austrian Air Travel Tax will be halved from 1 January 2018.   The Austrian Ministers Council confirmed that the decision was taken to increase the attractiveness of Austria as …

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  • Passenger Demand Growth Hits Five-Year Peak in January

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2017 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 9.6% compared to January 2016. This was the strongest increase in more than five years. Results were positively …

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  • Discover more of India this summer with Jet Airways

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    In a build-up to the forthcoming summer season, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, announced its plans to further strengthen its domestic network and provide guests with greater choice to connect between Metro cities and Tier-II towns. Towards this …

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  • Alaska Airlines announces 13 new nonstop routes from the Bay Area

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the single largest new market …

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  • Qantas Transforms Departure Experience in Brisbane

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Qantas customers travelling from Brisbane now have a stylish new space to relax, work and dine before their overseas flight, with the Qantas Brisbane International Lounge unveiled today.   Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the international lounge was the …

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  • Etihad Airways Crowns Darren Hall Winner of “Taste The World” at Taste of Dubai

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Taste of Dubai, crowned Darren Hall, from Cook Hall, winner of the Taste the World competition on 10 March 2017.   The Taste the World …

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  • Continued increased passenger numbers at Swedavia’s airports

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    A total of 2,857,200 passengers travelled to or from one of Swedavia’s airports in February 2017, which is an increase by 3 per cent compared to the same month last year.   1,774,300 passengers flew internationally during February, which is …

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  • Kuwait is all focused to expand its tourism sector in the coming years

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    The completion time for Kuwait International Airport (KIA) for a new terminal has been cut from six years to four. This has been announced by the government last month moving the deadline forward to 2020. This was confirmed by Emad …

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  • LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for February 2017

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, , the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for February 2017 compared to February 2016.   System passenger traffic decreased by 1.9 while capacity decreased by …

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  • John Wayne Airport Posts January 2017 Statistics

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in January 2017 as compared with January 2016. In January 2017, the Airport served 793,774 passengers, an increase of 1.2% when compared with the January 2016 passenger traffic count of 784,248.   …

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  • Air Seychelles cabin crew batch 15 graduates

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    A total of 13 Seychellois Cabin crew graduated with flying colors after receiving state-of –the –art training on Airbus A330 & A320 aircraft types in Abu Dhabi. The new graduates were personally congratulated at the event by Francisca Moonsammy, Head …

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  • 2017 off to a flying start with Heathrow’s best-ever February

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    In its best February performance to-date, Heathrow welcomed a record 5.27m passengers  alongside surging cargo volumes with 127,000 metric tonnes travelling through the UK’s largest port in just 28 days (+4.4%)   Larger, fuller, quieter and cleaner aircraft continued to …

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  • New record high at Edinburgh airport for february passenger numbers

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Edinburgh Airport has today announced February’s passenger numbers showing 811,804 people passed through the airport last month, making it the busiest February ever at a Scottish airport. This 5.4 per cent increase, which includes a 13.6 % jump in international …

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  • SWISS carries more passengers in February

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Swiss International Air Lines transported 1,134,329 passengers in February, 5.4% more than in the same month last year. The company operated 10,280 flights during the month, 5.2% fewer than in February 2016.   Total systemwide capacity, measured in available seat-kilometres …

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  • British Airways celebrates the colourful festival of Holi!

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Having served the country for close to a century, British Airways continues to love India back. As India gears up to welcome the colours of spring with Holi, British Airways also joined in the festive hues across the country. Creating …

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  • British Airways offering lounge in luxury for less

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    British Airways is offering customers the chance to ‘turn left for less’ with the launch of its luxury sale this week.   The special offers which is available from March 9 until midnight on March 21 will include reduced fares …

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  • Airbus and Routehappy team up to enrich flight booking for passengers

    Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Would you book a hotel room without seeing pictures of one? It’s unlikely. In an age where consumers have more information than ever before to make the smartest purchasing decisions, airline passengers still have little visibility into their inflight experience …

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  • Boeing 737 MAX 8 Earns FAA Certification

    Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Boeing  announced today that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the …

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