Tag: Aviation

The most sensible way to fly private across Europe

| May 25, 2016
The most sensible way to fly private across Europe

Hailed as ‘the most sensible way to fly private across Europe‘, the revolutionary app JetSmarter, which allows members to travel on private jets for no additional fee has announced the launch of seven new European JetShuttle routes.

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Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

| May 24, 2016
Emirates adds seventh daily service to Bangkok

Additional service between Dubai and Bangkok to commence from 1 July 2016

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Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

| May 10, 2016
Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Group records 28th consecutive year of profit, and new record profit of AED 8.2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion); Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, significant investment in the business at AED 17.3 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) to the Investment […]

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Airlines honour the Athens International Airport with one more top distinction!

| May 5, 2016
Airlines honour the Athens International Airport with one more top distinction!

In this year’s “Routes Europe”, the biggest airline and airport networking route development forum in Europe, AIA was voted by the airlines as the winner in the 4-20 m. passengers’ category.

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Passenger traffic at DXB tops 6.3 million in February

| April 13, 2016

Dubai, UAE – April 13, 2016 – Passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International (DXB), with over 6.3 million passengers registered in February 2016.

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Emirates Increases Capacity to London, Adds 10th Daily Service

| April 8, 2016
Emirates Increases Capacity to London, Adds 10th Daily Service

New service will operate to London Gatwick, Emirates’ fourth daily flight to the airport Cementing London’s position as Emirates’ most popular destination outside Dubai Complementing Emirates’ existing services, enabling better connectivity to the Middle East, West Asia and the Far East

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Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

| March 31, 2016
Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

Boarding British Airways flights has just got easier for families and friends travelling together thanks to the introduction of multiple mobile boarding passes.

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Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

| March 29, 2016
Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

 Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2016 – Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

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SAS and Apollo agree contract worth SEK 1.1 billion

| March 24, 2016

SAS has extended its contract with Apollo for charter flights within Europe. The contract is worth SEK 1.1 billion and covers the summer- and winter season 2016–2017. This partnership means that SAS will take care of Apollo’s customers from 17 locations in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway to 30 destinations in Europe.

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A330neo to commence the new chapter of the Airbus flying experience

| March 23, 2016
A330neo to commence the new chapter of the Airbus flying experience

Airbus has launched its new Cabin brand “Airspace by Airbus”. At the heart of this new philosophy Airbus connects the wellbeing for passengers with the operational performance for its airline customers. Representing the best of Airbus’ cabin innovation and design, Airspace will offer a sophisticated, flexible canvas as a back-drop to enhance the airlines’ own […]

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airberlin withdraws from Stuttgart – Abu Dhabi route

| March 18, 2016

airberlin today announced it will discontinue services between Abu Dhabi and Stuttgart as part of its network and schedule adjustments for the summer 2016 season.

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Berlin Airports: Summer Flight Schedule 2016

| March 18, 2016

81 Airlines Flying to 177 Destinations in 54 Countries

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Heathrow expansion programme “ready to go” as client partners announced

| March 15, 2016
Heathrow expansion programme “ready to go” as client partners announced

Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend win bids Heathrow ready to deliver expansion as soon as Government gives green light Heathrow Expansion would boost UK economy by up to £211bn, while creating 180,000 jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships Heathrow has announced today the four winning bidders to assist in expanding the airport. Following a competitive […]

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DXB starts 2016 with record 7.3 million passengers in January

| March 15, 2016

Dubai, UAE – March 15, 2016 – Dubai International (DXB) started the New Year with record monthly traffic of 7.3 million passengers in January, surpassing the previous benchmark of 7.2 million passengers which was set in August 2015.

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Boeing Develops Self-Cleaning Lavatory

| March 4, 2016
Boeing Develops Self-Cleaning Lavatory

EVERETT, Wash., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] engineers and designers have developed a self-cleaning lavatory prototype that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill 99.99 percent of germs. The cleaning system can disinfect all surfaces after every use in just three seconds. Boeing believes this self-cleaning technology, combined with touchless features, will enhance the […]

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Calling all SMEs – Heathrow’s Business Summit hits the road

| March 4, 2016
Calling all SMEs – Heathrow’s Business Summit hits the road

“We’ll need more SMEs from the Northern Powerhouse in Heathrow’s supply chain to deliver an expanded Heathrow” declared Phil Wilbraham, Heathrow’s Development Director at the BCC’s annual conference as he announced Business Summits in Manchester and Leeds. With strengths in complex manufacturing, science and innovation, SMEs in the Northern Powerhouse will be integral to Heathrow’s […]

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Emirates to Unveil New Business Class Seat at ITB Berlin

| March 4, 2016
Emirates to Unveil New Business Class Seat at ITB Berlin

Thursday, March 3, 2016 — DUBAI, U.A.E., 3 March 2016 – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and a leader in developing innovative products to enhance its passenger comfort in air travel, is set to unveil its new Business Class seat for its Boeing 777 aircraft at ITB Berlin, the international travel trade show which […]

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Emirates and S7 Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement on more than 30 Russian Routes

| March 4, 2016
Emirates and S7 Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement on more than 30 Russian Routes

Partnership will Provide International Passengers with Seamless Connections to Regions across Russia

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Sheremetyevo – Europe’s best airport in service quality for the 4th time

| March 4, 2016
Sheremetyevo – Europe’s best airport in service quality for the 4th time

Sheremetyevo International airport is the best airport in Europe in service quality by the end of 2015 according to the results of ASQ program research (Airport Service Quality) ACI (Airports Council International).

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Star Alliance invites Lounge Guests to share tips via #irecommend

| March 3, 2016
Star Alliance invites Lounge Guests to share tips via #irecommend

Star Alliance is inviting all customers who visit the Alliance’s five own-branded lounges in the month of March to photograph and share their lounge tips and recommendations with fellow travellers via social media, using the #irecommend hashtag.

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World’s number one international airport gets bigger and better

| February 24, 2016
World’s number one international airport gets bigger and better

Today’s opening of Concourse D boosts capacity to 90 million

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Norwegian announces low-cost long-haul flights from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport to the U.S.

| February 22, 2016
Norwegian announces low-cost long-haul flights from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport to the U.S.

New flights from the French capital to New York JFK, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale/Miami airports, with fares starting from €179 one-way

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Germany’s most reliable airline: airberlin, with 99.5 percent of flights flown in 2015

| February 22, 2016

Germany’s second largest airline has again scored top marks for regularity, with 99.5 percent of services flown in 2015. In aviation, regularity is a measure of the number of flights flown in relation to flights cancelled. In spite of the strike actions that dominated the aviation sector, and concrete effects amongst the direct competition, airberlin […]

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Virgin Atlantic leads Heathrow airlines’ move towards quieter planes

| February 19, 2016
Virgin Atlantic leads Heathrow airlines’ move towards quieter planes

Heathrow’s latest Fly Quiet league results, ranking airlines’ noise performance from October to December 2015, are published today. The results show a clear trend towards quieter, newer planes at Heathrow, with airlines like Virgin Atlantic making substantive changes in their fleet over the last three months alone.

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British Airways and Iberia select Travelport’s industry leading airline merchandising technology

| February 19, 2016
British Airways and Iberia select Travelport’s industry leading airline merchandising technology

Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform has today announced new agreements with British Airways and Iberia that sees both airlines sign up for Travelport’s industry leading airline merchandising solution, Travelport Rich Content and Branding.

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World’s first Tech Talk in the Sky

| February 18, 2016
World’s first Tech Talk in the Sky

Passengers on Qantas flight 73 departing from Sydney to San Francisco this afternoon will experience the world’s first tech talk in the sky.

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Jumeirah partners with Emirates to offer Emirates Skywards members up to 30% discount on hotel rates

| February 18, 2016
Jumeirah partners with Emirates to offer Emirates Skywards members up to 30% discount on hotel rates

Dubai: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company, and member of Dubai Holding, has launched an exclusive offer providing Emirates Skywards members up to 30% off the Jumeirah Flavours Rate at participating Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai.

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Partnerships Key to Securing Aviation’s Benefits

| February 18, 2016
Partnerships Key to Securing Aviation’s Benefits

Singapore – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed partnerships among all stakeholders, including governments, to help aviation fulfil its important role as a catalyst for global economic growth and development.  

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First Airbus A350 due to arrive in Munich at end of 2016

| February 17, 2016
First Airbus A350 due to arrive in Munich at end of 2016

First ten aircraft for Munich / Most advanced and eco-friendly long-haul aircraft / First destinations

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Ryanair opens new Bucharest Base (No 81)

| February 17, 2016
Ryanair opens new Bucharest Base (No 81)

2 new routes to Athens and Timisoara Ryanair announced it will open a new base at Bucharest Airport (No 81), from 30th October, with 3 aircraft (an investment of $300m), 2 new routes to Athens and Timisoara, and more flights to Brussels, Dublin and Milan, which will deliver 1.4m customers p.a. and support over 1,000* “on-site” […]

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Star Alliance Gold Card holders enjoy free upgrades on Heathrow Express trains

| February 12, 2016
Star Alliance Gold Card holders enjoy free upgrades on Heathrow Express trains

Star Alliance and Heathrow Express (https://www.heathrowexpress.com/) have teamed up to offer Star Alliance Gold Card holders a special benefit when travelling on Heathrow Express trains – a free upgrade. Making use of this offer is very simple. Customers just need to purchase a standard class single or return ticket for the Heathrow Express, the fastest […]

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Norwegian reveal Europe’s sky-high surfing habits as it marks five years of inflight Wi-Fi

| February 11, 2016
Norwegian reveal Europe’s sky-high surfing habits as it marks five years of inflight Wi-Fi

New study shows a third of passengers log into social media within 5 minutes of a flight Americans and Brits most likely to show off about their holiday on social media channels Just one in ten passengers said they take a break from social media during a flight Flights to Tromsø, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante and Madrid have […]

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Trade surges at Britain’s biggest port

| February 11, 2016
Trade surges at Britain’s biggest port

Welcoming a record 5.5 million passengers in January, Heathrow marked the airport’s best ever start of the year (+1% on January 2015). Larger, fuller, quieter aircraft continued to be a driver for growth in passenger volumes There was strong passenger growth from emerging markets, including to Mexico which was up 21%, China 16%, Turkey 5.3% […]

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Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

| February 10, 2016

​Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the full year compared to 2014.

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Lufthansa and Fraport launch joint digital shopping experience for travelers at Frankfurt Airport

| February 10, 2016
Lufthansa and Fraport launch joint digital shopping experience for travelers at Frankfurt Airport

Expanded online shopping and ordering options at airport lounges and in-flight

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British Airways launches flights from Stansted

| February 9, 2016
British Airways launches flights from Stansted

British Airways is to start flying from Stansted this summer adding a fourth London airport to its network. From May 28 the airline will launch flights to the popular holiday sunspots of Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza.

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ACI Europe: Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015

| February 9, 2016
ACI Europe: Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015

Brussels: European airport trade association, ACI EUROPE released its traffic report for 2015. This is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights to and from Europe: full service, low cost, charter and others.

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Concourse D Gets the Thumbs Up from 2,000 Dubai Residents

| February 9, 2016

  Dubai, UAE – February 9, 2016 – Residents of the UAE who participated in the first operational readiness trial of Dubai International’s Concourse D on Saturday, have given the AED 3.3 billion facility their seal of approval.

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Take Off to Tehran with British Airways

| February 5, 2016
Take Off to Tehran with British Airways

The route will launch as a six-per-week service before moving to daily flights from winter 2016, giving customers even more choice and flexibility between London and the Middle East.   The service from Heathrow Terminal 5 will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777.  

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easyJet reveals concept designs for hybrid plane

| February 3, 2016
easyJet reveals concept designs for hybrid plane

Airline aims to trial technology in 2016 As part of its strategy of reducing its passengers’ carbon footprint easyJet has unveiled plans for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2 emissions per year.

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