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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 …

  • Delta Air Lines announces December quarter and full year 2016 profit

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2016.  Highlights of those results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are below and incorporated here.   Adjusted pre-tax income for the December 2016 quarter was $923 …

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  • Spirit Adds Two Destinations To Its Growing Service At Bush Airport

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Spirit Airlines continues to strengthen its commitment to the Houston market with an announcement this week about the addition of two new routes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.     The ultra-low cost carrier begins nonstop daily year-round service from …

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  • ​Norwegian’s passengers donated £500,000 to UNICEF in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Norwegian’s partnership with UNICEF saw the airline’s passengers donate more than £500,000 in 2016 to UNICEF’s work with vulnerable children.   Through a simple click when finishing their online booking, Norwegian’s passengers donated a total of £500,880 to UNICEF last …

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  • United Named Best Overall Frequent Flyer Program in the World for Thirteenth Consecutive Year

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    For the 13th consecutive year, readers of Global Traveler, a monthly publication written exclusively for frequent business and luxury travelers, voted United’s MileagePlus loyalty program the Best Overall Frequent Flyer Program in the world for 2016. United has been recognized …

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  • United Polaris Now Arriving at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Iconic New York City Windows

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Today United Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled a United Polaris-themed takeover of the windows in the luxury retailer’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Entitled “Now Arriving,” the 14 storefront windows display a replica of a …

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  • Bangkok Airways launches “PG Together Promotion”

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Bangkok Airways Company Limited launches the “PG Together Promotion,” offering special fares for those passengers who would like to travel between Bangkok and some of Bangkok Airways destinations in the southern part of Thailand during the month of January 2017. …

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  • Madagascar to Join Ethiopian’s Vast Intra-African Network

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will add Antananarivo, Madagascar to its network as of 28 March 2017. Madagascar will join the ever expanding Ethiopian network of 95 worldwide destinations.     Antananarivo is …

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  • Qatar Airways Prepares to Land in Las Vegas

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    In response to passenger demand, Qatar Airways has proudly announced it will commence four times weekly, non-stop service to Las Vegas, Nevada, starting 8 January 2018. The new route will be the airline’s 11th to the United States, connecting McCarran …

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  • Cathay Pacific to launch new seasonal service to Barcelona in Summer 2017

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Cathay Pacific today announced that it will introduce a new four-times weekly seasonal service between Hong Kong and Barcelona from 2 July 2017 (subject to government approval), offering travellers an exciting getaway destination and directly linking two of the world’s most …

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  • Emirates to Launch Daily Flights to Croatia

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Emirates announced today that it will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017. The new southeast European destination will be served by …

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  • Air Transport Industry Continues To Improve Safety Record

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Air transport remains the safest form of travel. Every day, 100,000 flights take-off and land carrying 10 million passengers to their destinations safely and securely. This remarkable achievement is a direct result of good teamwork and the commitment of aviation …

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  • Technical glitch forces Etihad Airways flight to make emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    An Abu Dhabi bound Etihad Airways flight had to make emergency landing at the airport in Hong Kong after the flight encountered a mechanical glitch onboard on 11th January, Wednesday.     The Etihad airways flight EY833 initially took off …

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  • Airport Authority Appoints New Executive Director, Engineering & Technology

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today announced that it has appointed Alex Kwan King-fai as Executive Director, Engineering & Technology, with effect from 16 January 2017, succeeding John Chai Sung-veng upon his retirement on the same day. Mr Kwan will …

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  • Austrian Press Release: “Internet on Board: Free Trial Period for Passengers”

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Effective immediately, Austrian Airlines passengers will be able to use their mobile devices on board to test the airline’s future Internet offering at no charge. At present, ten of the 31 Austrian Airlines Airbus jets have already been equipped with …

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  • Malaysia Airlines launches Travel Hackathon in a bid to encourage innovation

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) today announced that it will be opening applications for Malaysians to take part in its first travel Hackathon event with a grand prize of RM20,000. The national carrier will be the first airline in the country …

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  • Work Commences on £2.3 million Immigration Hall upgrade

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Work will begin on Monday 16th January on a £2.3 million project to enlarge and enhance the immigration hall at Bristol Airport. On completion in April, it will take the number of passport control points from the current ten to …

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  • Air Transat adds Tel Aviv to its summer program

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Air Transat is proud to announce that it will be offering direct flights from Montreal to Tel Aviv. Also available from Toronto with a connection in Montreal, this non-stop flight between the Montréal–Trudeau airport and the David Ben-Gurion international airport …

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  • 2017 National Image Aircraft Painting – Top 10 List

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    The 2017 National Image Aircraft Painting – Top 10 List was introduced by the World Tourism Development. They are as follows:   China United Airlines – Create Dream The aircraft is operated by China United Airlines (CUA) and has been …

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  • Iran Air takes delivery of its first of 100 Airbus aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Mr. Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer Airbus, …

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  • United Polaris Now Arriving at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Iconic New York City Windows

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Today United Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled a United Polaris-themed takeover of the windows in the luxury retailer’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Entitled “Now Arriving,” the 14 storefront windows display a replica of a …

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