Tag: Aviation

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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Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% to reach US$7.7 billion

| February 3, 2016
Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% to reach US$7.7 billion

Airline holds position as #1 airline brand and #1 brand in the region DUBAI, UAE: Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released yesterday. 

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easyJet celebrates the opening of its Venice base

| February 1, 2016
easyJet celebrates the opening of its Venice base

• Venice is easyJet’s 27th base in Europe • easyJet will base four A319 Airbus aircraft and provide 150 local jobs • More choice with 10 new destinations and more flights on existing routes

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Lufthansa Group to concentrate aviation training in Munich

| February 1, 2016

The present companies responsible for pilot and cabin crew training within the Lufthansa Group are to be amalgamated into a single organization based at Munich, the Group’s second-biggest hub, the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board decided.

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Air France tests Wi-Fi on short and medium-haul flights

| January 29, 2016
Air France tests Wi-Fi on short and medium-haul flights

Since 12 January, Air France has been offering a special internet connection offer with Wi-Fi entertainment content on a test basis for three months, in partnership with Orange.

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Lufthansa appoints new General Manager for Greece & Cyprus

| January 26, 2016
Lufthansa appoints new General Manager for Greece & Cyprus

Konstantinos Tzevelekos has been appointed by the Lufthansa Group as its General Manager in Greece & Cyprus. Effective on January 29th, 2016 he will head the company’s Athens office and be responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and representation of Lufthansa in both countries.

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Business Fast-Track Service To 25 Airports

| January 25, 2016

Ryanair announced that it has increased the number of airports that offer its Business Plus fast-track security service to 25, following the addition of Birmingham, Budapest, Brussels Zaventem, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Hamburg, Malaga, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm Skavsta and Stuttgart, as Ryanair continues to improve its Business Plus service.

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A4E: New European Airline Association Takes Off

| January 25, 2016
A4E: New European Airline Association Takes Off

–         Launch event with EU Commissioner and EU Presidency. –         EU Aviation Strategy offers unique opportunity to improve competitiveness of EU airlines. –         Stimulating growth by lowering airport charges and removing unreasonable taxes. –         Call for action plan to avoid disruptions during ATC strikes. –         Thomas Reynaert appointed Managing Director. Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s […]

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Aeroflot Ranked Second Globally for WiFi Access on Long-haul Routes

| January 19, 2016

MOSCOW, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot has been named among the world’s leading airlines for passenger WiFi internet access on long-haul flights. The Russian flag-carrier placed second in the annual State of In-Flight WiFi Survey compiled by popular US flights portal Routehappy comparing WiFi provision among global carriers.

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​British Airways reaches for the skies with record crew numbers

| January 19, 2016
​British Airways reaches for the skies with record crew numbers

British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history.

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‘Starman’ takes a Bowie with British Airways

| January 19, 2016
‘Starman’ takes a Bowie with British Airways

British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from this week.

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The second daily Emirates A380 service to Perth will commence on 1 August

| January 14, 2016
The second daily Emirates A380 service to Perth will commence on 1 August

Dubai, UAE – 14 January 2016: Emirates will commence a second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August this year, replacing the current 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425.

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Emirates Brings A380 Service to Washington, D.C.

| January 14, 2016
Emirates Brings A380 Service to Washington, D.C.

Dubai, UAE – Emirates announced that it plans to upgrade its Dubai (DXB) – Washington D.C. (IAD) service, with the introduction of its flagship Airbus A380 on the route beginning 1st February.

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Emirates Expands Greece Operation, Adds Second Daily Service to Athens

| January 14, 2016
Emirates Expands Greece Operation, Adds Second Daily Service to Athens

Dubai, UAE : Emirates unveiled plans to boost capacity to Athens with the addition of a second daily flight to the Greek capital from 1 March 2016.

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Lufthansa Group achieves record number of passengers in 2015

| January 13, 2016

Seat load factor of 80.4 per cent is a historical high

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DXB passenger traffic increased 8.1 per cent in November 2015

| January 12, 2016

  Dubai, UAE –  Passenger traffic at the world’s number one airport for international traffic registered a year on year increase of 8.1 per cent in November 2015, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.

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Aeroflot takes delivery of two new SSJ-100s

| January 7, 2016
Aeroflot takes delivery of two new SSJ-100s

Moscow – Aeroflot has taken delivery of two new Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (registration numbers RA-89057 and RA-89058) in full specification produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA).

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easyJet reduces air fares as UK train prices continue to rise

| January 7, 2016
easyJet reduces air fares as UK train prices continue to rise

The annual UK train price change came into effect today and sees fares increase by an average of 1.1% in 2016 while easyJet’s flight prices are lower than they were 20 years ago.

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Emirates Increases Service to Los Angeles with Launch of Second Daily Flight

| January 7, 2016

6 January 2016 Dubai, UAE – 6 January 2016: Emirates today announced that it plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday 1st July 2016.

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Brussels Airlines opens Thessaloniki in summer 2016

| December 16, 2015
Brussels Airlines opens Thessaloniki in summer 2016

Brussels – Starting in May 2016, Brussel Airlines will operate two weekly flights to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. On Thursdays and Sundays the airline will set sail for Makedonia Airport , which is also the gateway to the famous tourist region of Chalkidiki.

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AEGEAN and Starwood Hotels & Resorts join forces to elevate member benefits

| December 11, 2015
AEGEAN and Starwood Hotels & Resorts join forces to elevate member benefits

ATHENS – Leading Greek airline Aegean and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced an exciting new partnership, bringing a selection of exclusive benefits to their award-winning loyalty programs – Miles+Bonus and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®).

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Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 8

| December 10, 2015
Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 8

–737 MAX Efficiency delivers 8% lower operating costs than its main competitor. The new 737 MAX Advanced Technology winglet increases fuel efficiency by 1.8%. –737 MAX Reliability – the benefit of 99.7% dispatch reliability is that an airline with a fleet of 100 737 MAXs will avoid delaying over 65,000 passengers. –737 MAX Passenger Appeal […]

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Dubai International’s passenger numbers top 6.25 million in October

| December 9, 2015

  Dubai, UAE – December 9, 2015 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International, rose 4.4 per cent in October, according to a traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.

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easyJet becomes first airline in the world to introduce real time Flightradar24 tracking feature to its mobile app

| December 1, 2015
easyJet becomes first airline in the world to introduce real time Flightradar24 tracking feature to its mobile app

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced that it has further enhanced its award-winning mobile app by adding live aircraft tracking functionality directly from Flightradar24. 

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Aeroflot Upgrades Services in Business Class

| November 20, 2015

MOSCOW, November 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroflot has implemented upgrades to a number of services for its Business Class passengers as part of its 2015-16 winter schedule.

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Emirates introduces new generation in-flight entertainment system

| November 18, 2015
Emirates introduces new generation in-flight entertainment system

 Newly-delivered Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraftfeature industry’s largest screens and three times the media storage

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easyJet trials futuristic uniforms featuring wearable tech as the pioneering airline celebrates 20th birthday

| November 17, 2015
easyJet trials futuristic uniforms featuring wearable tech as the pioneering airline celebrates 20th birthday

easyJet has unveiled a world first in airline uniforms on its 20th birthday by incorporating wearable technology into cabin crew and engineers’ uniforms to improve communication and passenger safety procedures.

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REED TRAVEL EXHIBITIONS TO PARTNER WITH oneworld

| November 17, 2015
REED TRAVEL EXHIBITIONS TO PARTNER WITH oneworld

Exclusive deal covers 19 of 2016’s largest travel industry shows Global reach and scale to benefit all RTE customers Believed to be biggest such contract yet gained by any airline alliance

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Lufthansa’s new secondary brand is offering attractive career prospects in Vienna

| November 4, 2015

This week, Austria-based Eurowings Europe, which is part of the new Eurowings, published job postings for flight attendants with and without work experience.

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Emirates partners with Oxford University to launch data science lab

| October 30, 2015
Emirates partners with Oxford University to launch data science lab

Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab set to shape digital transformation of the whole Emirates Group

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Dubai International’s passenger traffic up 8.2 per cent in September

| October 28, 2015

  Dubai, UAE – October 28, 2015 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world’s number one airport for international passengers, rose 8.2 per cent in September, according to a traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.

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More choice for passengers as flydubai launches operations from DWC

| October 26, 2015
More choice for passengers as flydubai launches operations from DWC

Dubai, UAE – October 26, 2015 – Al Maktoum International – Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second airport, welcomed the launch of flydubai’s operations with the arrival of their first flight yesterday. The airline will operate services to a number of destinations from DWC as it continues its operations from Dubai International.

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