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Emirates launches new biometric pathway at Dubai Airport

Emirates have recently launched an integrated biometric path for an absolute contactless airport experience at Dubai International Airport for passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will allow passengers to have a seamless travel journey from specific …

  • Qatar Airways congratulates hamad international airport on five-star skytrax accolade

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Qatar Airways proudly congratulates Hamad International Airport, the airline’s home hub, on achieving the coveted ‘5-Star Airport’ award by Skytrax, the London-based aviation institute and the gold standard for conveying the passenger’s voice in airport and airline rankings.   Hamad …

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  • Burn smell in cabin forces emergency landing of Tigerair flight

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    A flight of Tigerair that was travelling towards Singapore had to be diverted towards Vietnam, where it had to make an emergency landing in Ho Chi Minh City on 6th January. A burning smell inside the cabin had prompted the …

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  • Gulf Air Counts Down To Launch Of Colombo Route

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, today began its official 14-day countdown to the highly anticipated launch of the airline’s first flight to Bandaranaike International Airport, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, which will commence on 19th January …

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  • Boeing Reports Fourth-Quarter Deliveries

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    boeingThe Boeing Company announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the fourth quarter of 2016.   Major program deliveries during the fourth quarter, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses), were as follows:   …

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  • Delta cancels Fort Lauderdale flights; activates care team

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Delta expects continued disruption to Fort Lauderdale flying for the rest of the day, following reports of a shooting in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2 where Delta operates. Earlier today, Delta CEO Ed Bastian extended his condolences to …

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  • Thoughts and prayers following shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Delta CEO Ed Bastian extends condolences following reports of a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, where Delta operates. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Delta family are with the …

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  • London-Santiago de Chile connected with new direct flight

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    The new direct flight London-Santiago de Chile has been inaugurated on January 4. This is expected to increase the number of visitors from Britain and Europe, said Chilean authorities when they received the British Airways flight at the Chilean capital …

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  • South Africa air travel to become cheaper with reduced charges

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which operates South Africa’s airports, confirmed that it will be lowering aircraft landing fees, aircraft parking fees and passenger service charges by 35 per cent from April, thus making air travel much cheaper.   ACSA, …

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  • Various airlines show interest in flying to Zimbabwe

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Zimbabwe has in recent years seen increased interest from various airlines eager to fly into the country. Some of the airlines which have restored services to Harare after a hiatus include Ethiopian Airways, British Airways and South African Airways.   …

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  • RwandAir is all set to introduce flights to Zimbabwe’s Harare

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, is all set to introduce flight serivce to Zimbabwe’s Harare this year. Harare will be among six new African and international destinations RwandAir plans to begin plying this year.   The Rwandese national flag carrier, however, …

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  • Malindo Air starts four times weekly direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Malindo Air has introduced four times weekly direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei effective Jan 25. This is expected to boost Taiwanese tourist arrivals into Sabah state.   In conjunction with the launch, the airline is offering introductory fares …

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  • Qantas Airways is world’s safest airline for fourth consecutive year

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Qantas Airways Ltd, Australia’s flag carrier, has been named as the world’s safest airline for the fourth year running owing to its fatality free record in the jet age.   Ratings website AirlineRatings.com announced the carrier atop its Top 20 …

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  • Nepal Airlines launches direct flights to Seoul

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has connected capital Kathmandu with South Korea’s Seoul via direct flights. NAC also plans to extend its service to Tokyo after the direct flights to Seoul.   “NAC is making preparation to …

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  • Cathay Dragon hosts ‘Marriage in the Air’ at 35,000 feet

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Cathay Dragon has earned a well-deserved reputation over the years for providing its passengers with superior levels of service at every stage of their journey – but it was another kind of service that made one couple’s flight from Shanghai …

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  • Vietnam Airlines JSC. earns a record profit of nearly 114 million USD (2,500 billion VND)

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Vietnam Airlines has successfully accomplished significant goals of the year in 2016. The achievements can be attributed to the efforts of Vietnam Airlines in taking advantages of opportunities to grow in the domestic market as well as in implementing flexible …

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  • Vietnam Airlines JSC. to open stock transaction on UPCoM

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Today, the Vietnam Airlines JSC. ran the first share trading session at the Hanoi Stock Exchange. More than 1,227 million shares of Vietnam Airlines (HVN) were officially listed and traded at UPCoM with the starting (reference) price in the first trading day of 28,000 …

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  • JAL Named the Best Asia-Pacific Major Airline for On-time Performance

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the best Asia-Pacific Major Airline for its on-time performance service, according to FlightStats Inc., an independent aviation performance-tracking company. In 2016 JAL achieved on-time arrival rate of 87.33% for its domestic and international flights, …

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  • Turkish Airlines launches its first flight to Kharkiv, another new destination in Ukraine

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Having the title of “the carrier that flies to the most countries in the World” with 295 destinations in 119 countries, Turkish Airlines now adds Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, to its extensive flight network as from 30th …

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  • $10 billion renovation planned for JFK Airport

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, unveiled a $10 billion plan to remake John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday. They have also plans to improve the roads and mass transit that feed it.   The plan calls for road expansions …

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  • Alaska Airlines Launches First West Coast Commercial Air Service To Havana

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Alaska Airlines today launched the first regularly scheduled U.S. commercial flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba.     “LAX is America’s gateway to the world — and today, an exciting new chapter in U.S.-Cuba relations begins at our airport,” …

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