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Flights surge 31 per cent
Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for 20 A330 aircraft (8 A330ceo and 12 A330neo). This agreement makes Transaero an important launch customer and the first European airline to commit to the A330neo.
Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 – a new Airbus record at Farnborough
• Customers endorse newly launched A330neo with 121 commitments; • A320neo Family continues to outpace the competition with 317 orders • Airbus achieves the 3,000th A320neo Family order during the show
For the 4th year in a row AEGEAN was designated as the Best Regional Airline in Europe by more than 18 million passengers among more than 245 airlines worldwide Best Regional Airline in Europe Athens, 16th July 2014 – Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, continued its winning success at the 2014 World Airline […]
Airlines temporarily operating into DWC to return to DXB
Airline to now serve South Africa with seven daily flights, bringing the total amount of flights per week to 49 Johannesburg, South Africa 15th July 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26th October 2014, lifting to seven […]
First Indian Airline to join Global Airline Alliance – Strong network in growing Indian aviation market
NEW DELHI, INDIA – July 11th, 2014 – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, welcomed Air India as a full member of its global family of airlines, opening the national carrier’s strong domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to Star Alliance customers worldwide.
Aircraft operating second flight on the route to be upgraded
An additional 28 flights for the Middle East region from 1 December
FRANKFURT, Germany, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Germany’s first major airport with free 24-hour Internet access – free Wi-Fi whenever travelers want access Fraport AG (the Frankfurt Airport company) is expanding its free Wi-Fi access at Germany’s largest airport from 60 minutes to 24 hours. Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) round-the-clock free Wi-Fi service is available immediately, […]
Dubai, UAE – June 30, 2014 – Dubai International welcomed more than 5 million passengers during May 2014 despite being reduced to a single runway as the airport’s two runways were consecutively closed for refurbishment.
Joining date for National Carrier set for July 11th, 2014
The new home of Star Alliance in London LONDON, U.K. June 23rd, 2014 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the new home of Star Alliance at London’s Heathrow Airport, unveiling a plaque that names the facility “Terminal 2: the Queen’s Terminal”, in recognition of her long association with the airport.
Athens International Airport is the winner in the 10-25 million passenger category in this year’s 10th “Best Airport Awards”, in the framework of the ACI-Europe Annual Congress in Frankfurt.
Airbus A380 to be introduced on two more US routes from December 2014
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel to Meridiana at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.
British Airways Launches New Look Interiors And Celebrates With A Million Seats From £39 To European Destinations
• Entirely new look and feel for cabins on 95 short-haul aircraft • Club Europe 2:2 configuration retained with stylish makeover • Extra seats with low fares
DUBAI, U.A.E., 11thJune 2014 – Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.
Boeing 777-300ER to be operated from 1st August
Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Dobrolet, its wholly owned low-cost carrier subsidiary, has completed its first commercial flight from Moscow to Simferopol.
With the number of billionaires in the Middle East forecast to grow from some 150 in 2007 to around 220 in 2017, it is more important than ever for those doing business with them to have a greater understanding of their purchasing patterns. A new study provides some new insights.
LONDON, June 4th, 2014 – The new Terminal 2 – the home of Star Alliance at Heathrow – threw open its doors to welcome its first passengers, marking the start of a new travel experience for the 12 million Star Alliance passengers who pass through this leading UK airport every year
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be asking everyone to make a video of themselves at an exceptional place in the world. The maker of the most inspiring ‘CitySelfie’ will win two Round the World tickets.
Germany remains top aviation market, but growth less than world average According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) in the next 20 years (2013-2032), the traffic to and from Germany is set to grow at 3.5 per cent per annum (global average 4.7 per cent), driving a need for 1,821 aircraft to address the […]
ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reached an agreement with Airbus to purchase 15 A321 aircraft for delivery beginning in 2018. The economically efficient, proven-technology A321s will replace similar, less-efficient domestic aircraft that are being retired from Delta’s fleet.
DOHA, Qatar, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, projects an increase of 18 % in membership cooperation for the year 2014. The increase is the result of more codeshares and bilateral agreements amongst its member airlines, benefiting global customers by offering more destinations and travel options.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and codeshare partner Aegean Airlines, are celebrating five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi, and the start of Aegean’s new direct flights to the UAE capital. Etihad Airways commenced operations to Athens in June 2009, and since then has […]
DUBAI, U.A.E, 28th May 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July. EK 500 and EK 501 between Dubai and Mumbai will be up-scaled to a three-class A380 aircraft, representing with a […]
Etihad Airways has opened a unique new art exhibition showcasing lithographs from The Marina Picasso Legacy Collection in its premium lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
British Airways has seen an increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices by 290 per cent in just two years, and it launches its most advanced smart phone app yet. The intuitive app delivers personalised, relevant and time sensitive travel information at the touch of a button.
Heathrow has released its annual report for 2013, tracking developments against its 2020 sustainability goals. 2013 was a year for launching several new measures to improve Heathrow as a responsible business and a year of records of achievement.
With ‘Klaus-Heidi’ and a traditional samba-dancer aboard LH500 from Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro It is one of the most iconic Lufthansa flight numbers: LH500 to Rio and during the night between Saturday and Sunday the highest Caipirinha party in the world took place on that flight. During the aperitif service shortly after take-off at […]