Airports

Swiss International will introduce new destinations and in-flight services

Swiss International will introduce new destinations and in-flight services

0 / October 6, 2014 14:48

Swiss International will be investing new destinations and further product enhancements over the next few years as part of its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy. The airline will be adding 22 new European destinations to its Zurich network with the […]

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Ebola spread patterns and airline traffic data predict that virus could be in France by October

0 / October 6, 2014 11:16

Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 percent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 percent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Those […]

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City Airways resumes scheduled operations

0 / October 6, 2014 10:55

City Airways, based at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, resumed scheduled operations on September 27 after the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) reinstated its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on September 18. The DCA grounded City Airways in August after an audit of […]

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Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red will cease operations in 2015

0 / October 6, 2014 09:25

Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched. The airline, which is 51 percent owned by its founder Richard Branson and 49 percent by US carrier […]

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JetBlue jet returns to NYC’s JFK after bird strike

0 / October 6, 2014 09:07

A JetBlue flight had to return to JFK airport Saturday morning after it struck a bird shortly after takeoff,  JetBlue says a bird hit an Airbus A320 plane after takeoff from New York’s Kennedy Airport and the pilot returned to […]

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Thai Airways suspends Thai Smile’s Bangkok airport switch

0 / October 6, 2014 08:56

Thai Smile has delayed the planned wholesale transfer of its Bangkok Suvarnabhumi operations to Bangkok Don Mueang until March 2015 at the earliest after parent Thai Airways International’s board of directors raised concerns about the move’s viability at a recent […]

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Norwegian Air planning to launch Boeing 787 non-stop flightsw to Hawaii from Europe

Norwegian Air planning to launch Boeing 787 non-stop flightsw to Hawaii from Europe

0 / October 6, 2014 08:27

Norwegian Air is studying the possible launch of direct Europe-Hawaii Boeing 787 flights. Pacific Business News says the Hawaiian Tourism Authority’s (HTA) vice president of brand management, David Uchiyama, recently held talks with Oslo Lufthavn AS, the operator of Oslo […]

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WOW air plans make its first US flights in March 2015

0 / October 6, 2014 07:37

WOW air, based at Reykjavik Keflavik, is set to make its US market début in March next year. According to its website, the Icelandic budget carrier will begin offering a 6x weekly service to Boston with effect from March 28, […]

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IATA continues push to improve aviation security

0 / October 3, 2014 15:24

Incidents involving two Malaysian Airlines aircraft earlier this year are among the occurrences driving the global air transportation industry’s push to continue to improve aviation security. International Air Transport Association (IATA) leadership is continuing to lead the industry in that […]

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Philippine Airlines and ANA will start codesharing and reciprocity in their frequent flyer programs

0 / October 3, 2014 13:25

Philippine Airlines and ANA – All Nippon Airways have agreed to establish a commercial partnership covering areas such as codesharing and frequent flyer programs. Subject to the necessary government approvals, codesharing between the two carriers will commence on October 26, […]

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Swiss Intenrational to challenge Etihad Regional on Lugano-Geneva route

0 / October 3, 2014 13:14

Swiss International plans to launch up to three times daily service linking Lugano and Geneva from March 30, 2015 using Dash 8-400s wet-leased from Tyrolean Airways. It will base a second Tyrolean Q400 in Lugano and will operate head to […]

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Saudi authorities are screening pilgrims arriving from West Africa for Ebola

0 / October 3, 2014 11:19

Anxious to safeguard Islam’s haj pilgrimage from the threat of Ebola, Saudi authorities are screening pilgrims arriving from West Africa and have deployed mobile laboratories to test any suspected cases quickly. The kingdom expects nearly 3 million pilgrims in Mecca […]

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Eastern Airlines will receive of first aircraft in December

Eastern Airlines will receive of first aircraft in December

0 / October 2, 2014 13:44

Eastern Air Lines will take delivery of its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, in early December. On lease, the jet will be registered N276EA and according to World Airline News, will be named the “Spirit of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker” after […]

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Stormy weather and Chicago-area ATC forces cancellation of more than 800 flights

0 / October 2, 2014 09:31

Stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of more than 800 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. More than 525 flights at O’Hare Airport have been […]

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Airlines and airports hit by the Ebola epidemic are trying to prove that flying to West Africa is safe

0 / October 2, 2014 09:15

Airlines and airports handling travel to countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic are trying to prove that flying to West Africa is safe, following concerns that the first case diagnosed in the United States could curtail services. Some airlines […]

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Demand for African flights from Asia has fallen due to Ebola virus concerns according to Emirates CEO

0 / October 2, 2014 09:11

Emirates’ president Tim Clark said demand for flights to Africa from Asia has fallen due to concerns over the Ebola virus. “There are indications that demand in the east is coming off a little bit because of the perception that […]

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Eurocontrol has a plan for countries to share non-public intelligence in conflict zones

0 / October 1, 2014 09:00

Eurocontrol has fleshed out a plan for countries to share non-public intelligence in conflict zones to help airlines avert tragedies such as the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, told Reuters news agency that […]

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Lufthansa pilots threaten further strike action affecting 9,000 passengers

0 / September 30, 2014 11:12

Lufthansa pilots threatened further strike action on Tuesday Sept. 30 as they began a 15 hour walkout at Frankfurt airport in a row over retirement benefits. The pilots, represented by union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), are striking from 08:00 and 23:00 […]

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