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By Millie Atkinson On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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UK grants spy agencies access to airline flight lists

David Cameron will make it easier for intelligence agencies to access information about airline passengers and announce measures to intensify cooperation with Turkey and Germany as the government moves to stem the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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JAL to introduce MRJ as next-generation regional jet

Aug 29, 2014 TOKYO, Japan – Japan Airlines Co, Ltd (JAL) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to order thirty-two Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft, as the next-generation More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Baltia Air Lines stewards complete training

Baltia Air Lines announced that training of its initial cadre stewards was completed on July 29th. “This is the culmination of intensive training,” stated Darcie Donaldson, Manager of Cabin Safety.  More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Air travel up 10 percent this 4th of July

An analysis of travel data has shown that the 2014 July 4 holiday weekend will see more travelers on the whole; domestic flights during the June 30 to July 6 time period are up 10% over the same week last year. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Egypt offers discounted summer flights in a bid to boost tourism

The Ministry of Tourism is planning to launch a program for domestic flights at discounted prices for Egyptians during the summer months to the coastal areas on the shore of the Red Sea, according Minister of Tourism More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Passengers tolerate higher costs and fees as airline satisfaction continues to improve

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – Despite passengers having to pay more to fly, overall satisfaction with airlines improve for the second consecutive year, driven primarily by an increase in satisfaction with cost and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Southwest declared 151st consecutive quarterly dividend

DALLAS, TX – Southwest Airlines announces the Southwest Airlines Board of Directors, at its meeting held today, increased the Company’s quarterly dividend by 50 percent and authorized a new $1 billion More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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United Airlines to launch new nonstop service between Denver and Panama City

DENVER, CO – United Airlines today announced that it will introduce nonstop flights between its hub at Denver International Airport and Panama City beginning December 3, subject to government approval with More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Flynas announces direct flights from Jeddah to Cairo

Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flynas, will launch daily non-stop flights from Jeddah to Cairo starting June, bringing the total number of destinations it serves in Egypt to seven – other services to the country More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Elit’Avia Awarded Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Transport Malta

Elit’Avia, a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft charter, management and operation services, today announced that it has been awarded an aircraft operator certificate (AOC) by Transport Malta, the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Aeromexico reports 16.7 percent passenger increase

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Grupo Aeromexico S A B de C V, the largest airline in Mexico, reports its operating statistics for April 2014. Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 355 thousand passengers in April; More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Delta Air Lines to expand Europe service from US hubs

ATLANTA, GA – Delta Air Lines will strengthen its leading position in the New York market by offering new year-round daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Zurich Airport and expanded More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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American Airlines to launch eight new domestic routes this fall

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines, together with US Airways, today announces the addition of eight new domestic routes from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia and Phoenix, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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TAM Airlines gets “innovative” with customers’ travel experiences

TAM Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, has announced its efforts “to stay innovative with its most recent enhancement being a more personalized on-board service with the creation of a new leadership position More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Deadly virus: Urgent warning for British Airways passengers

An urgent deadly virus warning to British Airways passengers was issued today. Air travelers have been warned after a passenger who passed through Heathrow Airport was diagnosed with a potentially deadly Sars-like More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Korean Air connects Houston and Seoul with daily service

HOUSTON, TX – Korean Air is now operating daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. America’s largest Asian More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Boeing delivers 75th 747 to Lufthansa

SEATTLE, WA – Boeing and Lufthansa celebrated the delivery of the German airline’s 75th 747 on Wednesday. “Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing,” said Nico Buchholz, executive More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Air Canada first international airline added to TSA PreCheck

WASHINGTON, DC – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) applauded the announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expanding its expedited screening program, TSA PreCheck, to include More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Grand Bahama – new non-stop air services

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND – Accelerating the wheels of revitalization, Vacation Express and Bahamasair in partnership with the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Sector introduced weekly 737-400 non-stop Jet service from More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Embraer announces its first quarter 2014 results

EMBRAER SA released its first quarter 2014 results. In the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14), Embraer delivered 14 commercial and 20 executive (17 light and 3 large) jets. The Company’s firm order backlog grew More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Emirates Airlines fills European destination gap

One of the very last major gaps in Emirates’ European destination network, the European and Belgian capital city of Brussels, will come September this year be finally connected with Dubai, and through Dubai with More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Boeing delivers Turkish Airlines’ 75th Next-Generation 737

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier’s 75th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737 airplane. The 737-800 arrived at Turkish Airlines’ base at Istanbul’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Norwegian Air puts Dreamliner talks on hold

Budget airline Norwegian Air has suspended talks on buying 20 Dreamliner planes from Boeing because of a delay in receiving US backing for its long-haul plans, according to its chief executive Bjoern Kjos. The airline More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Indian SpiceJet allows passengers to use personal electronic devices

GURGAON, India – Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet became the first airline in India to allow passengers to use personal electronic devices (PEDs) in non-transmitting mode during flights. The ban on the use More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Air Lease announces placement of 3 new Boeing 737-800s with China Airlines

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today Air Lease Corporation announced lease agreements with China Airlines for three new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016. These aircraft are from More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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New United Airlines Concourse at Boston Logan Airport

United Airlines and Massport today unveiled a new 10-gate concourse in Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal B that lets customers travel more quickly and efficiently while enjoying state-of-the-art amenities. Scheduled More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Dubai International welcomes six million passengers in March

More than six million passengers passed through Dubai International in March 2014, driven by the expanding networks of Emirates airline and flydubai, according to the latest traffic statistics issued by operator More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Etihad Airways and airberlin’s restructuing program

Etihad Airways today welcomed airberlin’s decision to accelerate structural change within the airline to target sustainable profitability. airberlin announced a strategic review of its long-term business model More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Air Arabia to bring more Gulf tourists to Ras al-Khaimah

RAS AL-KHAIMAN, United Arab Emirates – Ras al-Khaimah aims to tap a wider portion of the Arabian Gulf market with Air Arabia services starting next month. The Sharjah-based carrier, which will start operating More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Air Malta: No particular plane experiencing continuous fails

VALLETTA, Malta – The recent technical difficulties experienced by Air Malta affected three different aircrafts, a spokesperson for the national airline said, rebutting fears that a particular plane was experiencing More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Etihad announces new appointments in operations, marketing and guest experience

Etihad Airways has announced five senior appointments in operations, marketing and guest experience, as part of a realignment of the Etihad Aviation Group structure announced last month. The new structure marks More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Malaysia’s tourism to lose RM105 million

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It is estimated that Malaysia will lose RM105 million due to the cancelation of reservations by tourists from China since the disappearance of flight MH370. Minister of Tourism and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Norwegian carrier creates jobs in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland – Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to increase employment at its Irish office, which will play a significant role in the airline’s overall operations, its chief executive, Bjorn Kjos, said yesterday. The More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Abu Dhabi Airport flight diversions

Fourteen flights into Abu Dhabi this morning are being diverted to other airports in the region due to unexpected fog at the airport. The fog significantly reduced the number of aircraft that could land each hour More...

By Millie Atkinson On Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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Philippine Airlines bans shark fins in cargo

Philippine Airlines (PAL) says it has stopped flying shark fin cargoe, joining a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation. The fins are used in shark fin soup, a much-valued More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Pakistan International Airlines axes Islamabad-Leeds flight

LEEDS, England – Pakistan International Airlines has dropped Leeds Bradford Airport from its schedule of direct flights to Islamabad. The decision to divert flights to Manchester from next month leaves Yorkshire More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Delta Air Lines declares quarterly dividend

ATLANTA, GA – Delta Air Lines’ Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 9, 2014 More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Inducted into the British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, has been inducted into The British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame in honour of his “significant part in creating and developing More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Travel agents rally against anti-consumer Transparent Airfares Act

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) launched a grassroots campaign for fighting anti-consumer legislation—The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R.4156)—making its way through Congress More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Pegasus adds new European routes

LONDON, England – Low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines continues to rapidly expand its network with the addition of three new European destinations, Geneva, Hamburg and Prague, making a total of 83 destinations in More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Four Seasons soars to new heights with first fully branded jet

TORONTO, Canada – The sky is literally the new limit as Four Seasons continues to reimagine luxury hospitality with the introduction of the Four Seasons Jet, the industry’s first fully branded private More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Mokulele Airlines announces that it will honor go! Airlines ticketed passengers

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Mesa Air Group has announced that it is shutting down the interisland airline go! effective April 1. Mokulele Airlines, Hawaii’s low-cost interisland air carrier, is honoring the More...