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  • Southwest Airlines And Material Specialists Reach Tentative Agreement

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Southwest Airlines Co. announced today that the Company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the Union that represents Southwest’s Material Specialists, have finalized the language from the Agreement In Principle reached in early March. Union leaders said they will …

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  • Lufthansa – Making A Big Difference With Small Amounts

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Around 70,000 employees in the Lufthansa Group’s joint accounting system can now join the voluntary donation scheme in a first step. The desired amount is then automatically deducted from the net salary and transferred to help alliance at the end …

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  • Andreas Zerlauth Named New Head of Controlling at Austrian Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    As of September 2017, Andreas Zerlauth, age 46, will manage the controlling activities of Austrian Airlines in his new position as “Head of Controlling”. The business administration graduate will succeed Stefan Hafenscher, who will assume new professional challenges outside of …

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  • Gatwick Establishes Ombudsman Service Ro Resolve Disputes

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Gatwick has established an ombudsman service to resolve disputes between the airport and the services it provides to help Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM), including those with a disability or who experience other issues getting around the airport.   Gatwick …

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  • Gatwick Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Gatwick’s Autism Ambassador, Maria Cook, and organisations across the airport, celebrated World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, with over 30 local families attending an event designed to give children and adults with autism, their carers and families, an overview of …

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  • More Trade Links To Chinese Economic Powerhouse From Heathrow

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    China Southern Airlines has confirmed a second daily departure between Heathrow and Guangzhou starting the 1st of June of this year.  The airline’s twice daily service, the only direct connection between the UK and southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, is …

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  • Boeing Announces Agreement With Iran Aseman Airlines For 30 737 MAXs

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the airline’s intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with …

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  • Turkish Airlines Has Added Voronezh, Russia As Its 298th Destination In 120 countries

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    By launching flights to Voronezh, the global carrier reaffirms its ongoing expansion strategy to provide travelers with the greatest number of travel destination options.     With existing services to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, and Stavropol, Turkish …

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  • airBaltic Teams Up with NextJet

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    The Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded a cooperation agreement, known in the industry as code-share agreement, with NextJet, the regional airline in Sweden with the largest national route network. This cooperation will offer new convenient connections to Scandinavia for airBaltic …

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  • Etihad Airways Supports Autism Awareness

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is showing its support for Autism Awareness Month.   Highlighting the need for increased awareness and understanding for autism, Etihad Airways joined thousands of businesses, buildings and iconic landmarks …

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  • Boeing Awards Ipeco 777X High Comfort Attendant Seat Contract

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Ipeco is delighted to announce that it has been selected by Boeing to design and manufacture a High Comfort Attendant Seat (HCAS) for the next generation Boeing 777X airplane. This success follows on from the contract award last year for …

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  • Edinburgh Airport Fire And Rescue Train Mexican And South American Firefighters

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Edinburgh Airport’s Fire and Rescue service has been assisting the training of fire fighters from Mexico and South America.   As reported on STV News, 20 fire fighters form Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico are in Scotland for a four week …

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  • Singapore Changi Airport To Welcome Louis Vuitton

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Iconic fashion house Louis Vuitton will bring its exquisite, timeless French charm to Changi Airport in January 2018, taking centre stage in the sparkling splendour of a grand, new garden in Terminal 3’s Departure Transit Hall. The luxury brand’s first …

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  • 6.3% Passenger Growth At UAE Airports In 2017 Despite Headwinds

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, the UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3%, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, …

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  • No Fooling – April Will be A busy Month With Big Changes Coming To Terminal 1

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Changes in Terminal 1, including the opening of a new Security Screening Check Point for passengers, highlight what will be a busy April as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) continues its $14-billion modernization effort.  Passengers using LAX in April will …

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  • March Issue Of Lax Connection E-Newsletter Now Available

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    The newsletter provides information to the public and the travel-tourism industry about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and air service developments.     This issue features news on LAX Flyaway bus stop in Hollywood relocating due to construction; …

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  • Denver International Airport Begins 2017 Welcoming 4.4 Million Travelers in January

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Denver International Airport (DEN) had its busiest January in Denver history with 4.4 million passengers passing through DEN. This was an increase from January 2016 of 145,430 passengers.     A total of 4,434,862 passengers passed through the airport in …

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  • Vienna Airport Welcomes National Council Decision to Reduce the Air Transport Levy

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Flughafen Wien AG welcomes the decision of the National Council of Austria’s Parliament to reduce the air transport levy by half. “The approved decrease in the ‘ticket tax’ supports efforts to strengthen the Austrian business location, above all tourism. We …

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  • Stepping Out: Shoes in World Cultures

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Throughout world cultures, an incredible diversity exists among footwear.  In the most utilitarian sense, shoes and sandals simply protect feet; hence, practical concerns have long driven shoe design. Indian padukas, or toe-knob sandals, elevate feet above the sun-scorched ground while …

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  • Gatwick and Government Support Major Business Export Event With Focus On US and Chinese markets

    Published on : Saturday, April 1, 2017

    More than 150 business leaders attended Gatwick Airport’s TAKE OFF 2017 event to hear a clear message: exporting is GREAT.     The ‘TAKE OFF 2017: Grow Your Business Abroad’ conference, designed to help businesses from London and the South …

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