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Wizz Air launches first UK domestic flight

Wizz Air has decided to launch its first ever domestic service, with flights from its Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff bases to Jersey. Beginning in July, these flights will operate twice weekly. With a short flight time and sunny climate, Jersey …

  • Etihad Guest takes more flexibility during COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

     Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways,  concluded 2020 with a positive outlook following a series of corporate social responsibility activations and member initiatives. During 2020, the programme and its members donated 48 million miles to support relief …

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  • Qantas Airways likely to resume international services from July

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Qantas Airways has started taking bookings for international flights from July 1. The Australian flag-carrier previous said it was not expecting to fly internationally until much later in the year but now appears to be gambling sufficient COVID-19 vaccinations will …

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  • Oman Air set to return to Dubai next week

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Oman Air has decided to operate five weekly flights to Dubai with services set to start on January 11. Flights to and from Dubai will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday. The national carrier of the sultanate of …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – November 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Preliminary November 2020 traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) highlighted the lack of progress in the revival of international travel with demand still held back by ongoing border restrictions amid a resurgence in COVID-19 …

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  • Gatokae Island latest destination in Solomon Airlines ‘Helpful Holidays’ tourism initiative

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    With some 200 Solomon Islanders having taken up the opportunity to explore the country on heavily discounted holiday deals, Solomon Airlines has renewed its commitment to continuing ‘Helpful Holidays’ to support the local tourism industry and to encourage more Solomon …

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  • Tony Douglas, Etihad’s Group Chief Executive Officer, takes covid-19 vaccine

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, received his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine today at Etihad Airways Medical Centre. Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said that as they say goodbye to …

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  • Chinese firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The …

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  • Qatar Airways Brings Forwards its Launch of Flights to Seattle to 29 January 2021

    Published on : Saturday, January 2, 2021

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will bring forward the launch of its four weekly flights to Seattle from 15 March to 29 January 2021. The airline will operate a four-times weekly service operated by its state-of-the-art Boeing 777 …

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  • FAA Announces New Airport Grant Program

    Published on : Saturday, January 2, 2021

    The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA) (H.R. 133) (PDF), signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020, includes $2 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports and eligible concessions …

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  • American Airlines to bring back Boeing 737 Max

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2021

    Operated by American Airlines, the Boeing 737 Max has decided to resume passenger flights after being grounded for nearly two years following fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. The plane recently made a trip from Miami to LaGuardia in New …

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  • Copa airlines resume flights

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2021

    Copa airlines resumed flights with its MAX fleet, flying from Panama City to San Jose, Costa Rica. Copa quietly decided to restart the services and without further notice, the airline pushed forward the resume of operations with the Boeing 737 …

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  • Vietnam Airlines to raise new capital to recover COVID losses

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Vietnam Airlines has recently confirmed that it will issue nearly US$346 million in new shares to existing stakeholders. The move comes as the flag-carrier seeks to accelerate its recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and return to profitability …

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  • Wizz Air Abu Dhabi set for Greece take off next month

    Published on : Wednesday, December 30, 2020

    Wizz Air Abu Dhabi recently confirmed that Athens will be its inaugural destination, with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport starting on January 15. All flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays. The airline will also start flights from Abu …

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  • UAE airlines violates air bubble agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, December 30, 2020

    The ministry of civil aviation in India has found breaches of the air bubble agreement put in place between India and the United Arab Emirates by some UAE airlines that carried unauthorised transit passengers from India. A transport bubble or …

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  • East Midlands Airport reports record cargo demand

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    East Midlands Airport recently reported record figures as cargo continues to buoy an otherwise depressed aviation sector. The largest pure cargo airport in the U.K. saw 41,613 tonnes of goods arrive in November, an increase of 26% as compared to …

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  • Qatar Airways and Oman Air Agree on Code-share Expansion

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    Qatar Airways continues to expand its portfolio of strong, globally strategic partnerships by signing an expanded code-share agreement with Oman Air that will boost connectivity and provide more flexible travel options for both airline’s customers. The expanded code-share agreement is …

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  • Saudi Arabia extends suspension of international flights by another week

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    Saudi Arabia has extended the suspension of all international commercial flights and entry into the Kingdom through land and seaports for another week in view of the new coronavirus strain which was discovered in the United Kingdom, the state media …

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  • Etihad Airways set to launch more charter services

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2020

    Etihad Airways is all set to expand its business with the launch of charter and special flight services. Business and leisure guests can now choose from a variety of fully customisable flight options including a dedicated passenger service, cargo only …

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  • Singapore Airlines Starts Trials On Digital Verification Of Covid-19 Test Results And Vaccination Information

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2020

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has started trials on a new digital health verification process, which will be the first in the world to be based on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass framework. This will offer customers the ability …

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  • Skymark Airlines going to introduce four day work week for its employees

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2020

    Skymark Airlines has decided to set up a four-day workweek for office employees, possibly beginning in the spring, as part of efforts to avoid staffing cuts amid low travel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Japanese airlines have already …

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