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Updated Visitor Information Center Opens at Akron-Canton Airport

The Akron-Canton Airport, Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Visit Canton have joined forces to reinvigorate a cooperative effort to showcase the Akron-Canton area as one, attractive regional destination.     The main asset to the regional tourism effort is …

  • JAL Maintains International Fare Fuel Surcharge for Tickets Issued between April and May 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to maintain the fuel surcharges applied on all international passenger tickets issued between April 1 and May 31, 2013 as detailed below. …

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  • WestJet unveils new flights to British Columbia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    WestJet unveiled new non-stop daily service to Fort St. John and Nanaimo, British Columbia. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore’s fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, and includes new daily service between Vancouver and Victoria. “The announcement of …

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  • Avianca takes delivery of Sharklet equipped A320

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Avianca, the Colombia-based airline, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320 becoming the first Latin American carrier to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The A320, powered by CFM engines, was delivered in Toulouse, France. Sharklets …

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  • Hawaiian named as the most punctual carrier for 2012!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    For the ninth consecutive year, Hawaiian Airlines earned the U.S. airline industry’s #1 ranking for on-time performance in 2012, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report for December to close out the year. Hawaiian averaged …

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  • LATAM made South America more accessible for business travelers!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    The recent merger of Chilean LAN Airlines and Brazilian based TAM Airlines in 2012, to form LATAM Airlines Group, has opened up South America for groups and business travellers, facilitating ease of travel throughout the region. This year the airline …

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  • Boeing awarded the US Air Force to continue GPS modernization!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company’s role in the vital military and civilian navigation network. The U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network, recently awarded …

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  • Emirates enhanced route directory to Eastern Europe!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates touched down in Warsaw last day, marking the airline’s first scheduled service to Poland and 129th international destination. Emirates’ daily flight to Warsaw, operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, is the first international service to offer a First Class …

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  • Emirates and Dubai Airport unveiled the World’s first A380 facility!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates and Dubai Airports announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International. All 20 A380 capable contact gates and …

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  • Alaska Airlines to Add Summer Service Between Fairbanks and Portland, Ore.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Alaska Airlines will add a nonstop, daily flight between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Portland, Ore., starting June 9 through September 2, 2013. To kick off the new service, the airline is offering a $179 one-way fare, which must be purchased by …

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  • Enjoy ice TV Live with Emirates!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has launched ‘ice TV Live’ as part of its on-going efforts to provide the latest in on-board entertainment. Emirates will now offer up to four channels of as-it-happens television viewing.   ice …

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  • Lufthansa Group backs the use of recycled paper

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2013

      The efficient use of resources in day-to-day operations is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group – both in the air and on the ground. Take paper usage, for example. At present, about 78 per cent of the printer …

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  • Air Canada Adds Five New Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft to Mainline Fleet

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Air Canada will expand and modernize its international widebody fleet with the addition of five new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In addition to two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft previously announced that will be delivered in June and August 2013, Air Canada today …

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  • Jetstar to launch flights to Australia’s Red Centre from June

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Jetstar announced it would introduce four flights a week from Sydney to Ayers Rock providing low fares travel to one of Australia’s most popular tourism destinations. To mark the start of services to the Red Centre, Jetstar will be offering …

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  • World’s First A380 Facility Fully Open for Business

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Dubai, UAE – February 10, 2013 – Dubai Airports and Emirates today announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai …

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  • Statement from Secretary LaHood and Administrator Huerta

    Published on : Friday, February 8, 2013

    “DOT is focused on the safety of the traveling public. From day one, we have said that the comprehensive review of the Boeing 787 and the root cause analysis of the two battery incidents would be a data-driven process. Based …

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  • Hawaiian Waives Change Fees for Travel Affected by Winter Storm Nemo

    Published on : Friday, February 8, 2013

    Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers who need to change their travel plans because of Winter Storm Nemo. Effective immediately, customers holding tickets issued on or before Wednesday, February …

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  • Edinburgh Airport welcomes new easyJet flights to London Southend

    Published on : Friday, February 8, 2013

    Edinburgh Airport has welcomed the decision by easyJet to introduce the first direct flight to London Southend from 2 May this year. The new link will operate six times per week from Edinburgh Airport, with tickets going on sale today …

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  • Transaero Airlines and Vnukovo Airport Partnership Reaches New Milestone

    Published on : Friday, February 8, 2013

    Cooperation between Transaero and Vnukovo began in February 2012 with the signing of a Memorandum for strategic partnership, and Transaero

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  • Boeing and SilkAir announced innovative pilot training agreement!

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Boeing and Singapore-based SilkAir announced a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement last day. The training agreement will support SilkAir’s fleet transition to Boeing airplanes. “SilkAir pilots will soon train with the most experienced 737 instructors,” said Leslie Thng, SilkAir Chief …

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  • American Airlines waived rebooking charges succumbing to bad weather!

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    American Airlines is offering customers flexibility to change their travel plans due to Winter Storm Nemo. Customers ticketed on American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection flights Feb. 8-9 to, from, or through the cities listed below may change flights without …

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