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More flights and holidays added to Turkey in response to continued demand

We have added even more flights and holidays to Turkey for Summer 20, on the back of continued demand from British holidaymakers who are looking to enjoy some much-needed sunshine. We are giving customers even more choice and flexibility to …

  • SIA and SilkAir to Fold Surcharges into Base Airfares

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Singapore Airlines and regional arm SilkAir are to fold fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares.   Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have already been showing the full price payable in their airfare advertising, inclusive of taxes and surcharges, since 2008. …

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  • Malaysia Airlines Bhd records robust Q4 2016 performance

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    On the back of higher bookings and driven by a greater focus on the premium business traveller as well as all-inclusive economy fares, Malaysia Airlines Bhd recorded a stronger performance in the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year.   Malaysia …

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  • A321neo powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines receives type certification

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Toulouse, 1st March 2017 – Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines has been granted joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The EASA …

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  • AVIAREPS Commences Operations in Azerbaijan & Georgia

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    AVIAREPS, the global leader in tourism, aviation and hospitality representation, has expanded its international market presence with the opening of an office in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku. The new office is responsible for conducting General Sales Agent (GSA), marketing, PR and …

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  • Egyptair and Etihad Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and EGYPTAIR, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017. Under the initial phase of the agreement, …

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  • United Airlines ranked No. 1 U.S.-based global carrier

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    The Points Guy, a travel and lifestyle media platform, released its annual “Best and Worst Airlines in the United States” rankings of the 10 largest U.S. domestic carriers, and United finished highest among U.S.-based global carriers — well ahead of …

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  • Manchester Airport closed after fire breaks out in tunnel

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    A car fire in a road tunnel led to one of Manchester Airport’s runways being closed, causing delays to some flights.   Flights have been moved to the airport’s second runway due to the smoke, causing delays and diversions.   …

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  • Flight cancellation and mishandled baggage rates lowest in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report …

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  • Egyptair and Etihad Airways sign codeshare partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates , and EGYPTAIR, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017. Under the initial phase of the agreement, …

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  • SWISS welcomes Canton Vaud aboard

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    SWISS First and SWISS Business guests on long-haul flights from Switzerland in March, April and May will enjoy tasty delights from the Grand Hôtel du Lac in Vevey on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva in the country’s Canton Vaud. …

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  • airBaltic to Recruit Crew in Estonia

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

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  • Front wheels failure forces emergency landing of Flybe plane

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    An aircraft of Flybe that had been carrying 60 passengers on board had to go for an emergency landing in account of a technical issue. The flight had been confronting with issues with its front wheels as it travelled to …

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  • Drunk passengers create midair problems in AirAsia flight

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    There was a major ruckus midair when two passengers allegedly under the influence of alcohol misbehaved on an AirAsia India flight. Though the incident occurred on Sunday, it came to light on Tuesday, after AirAsia issued an official release. The …

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  • AirAsia warns public against hoax ads offering heavily-discounted flights

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The public in Malaysia have been warned not to fall victim to advertisements on social media platforms offering heavily-discounted flights for AirAsia Bhd and its unit, AirAsia X Bhd.   In a statement today, AirAsia Bhd said, it has made …

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  • Landing snag forces AI flight to land in Delhi

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    An Air India flight bound for Cochin was forced to perform an emergency landing in Delhi soon after its take-off as the engineers had failed to remove pins from the landing gear, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.   Two engineers …

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  • TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee calls for transparency and change in new era of cooperation

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Change is needed, and all sectors of the air cargo supply chain industry must work together to drive adoption of new technology and greater transparency, according to a new position paper from TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee (SAC). The group, formed …

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  • Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand extend services between Hong Kong and New Zealand

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Cathay Pacific will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time and complementing the airline’s existing services to Auckland. The non-stop Christchurch service will …

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  • Ryanair Launches New London & Manchester Routes To Frankfurt

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched new routes to Frankfurt from London Stansted (2 daily) and Manchester (6 weekly) as part of its extended UK winter 2017 schedule. Ryanair celebrated its new Frankfurt routes by releasing seats for …

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  • Ryanair Launches Liverpool Winter 2017 Schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m customers p.a. …

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  • Ryanair passengers refuse to board after ‘extreme’ turbulence

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair flight from Madrid was forced to abort its landing at Dublin Airport as 100kmh winds swept across Ireland. The terrified passengers vomited with fear when the plane faced major turbulence and was shaken by Storm Ewan.   One of …

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