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Thomson Airways welcomes latest Dreamliner to fleet

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Thomson Airways’ tenth Dreamliner touched down at Manchester Airport earlier. The airline’s managing director, John Murphy, landed the aircraft after flying 3,950 miles across the Atlantic from the Boeing Factory in Charleston, South Carolina. Its arrival is extra special for the airline, as it is the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to enter the Thomson fleet. → Read More

New chief executive appointed at Malaysia Airlines

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The board of directors of Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad has announced leadership changes at Malaysia Airlines Berhad, which will see current chief executive Christoph Mueller handing over to chief operating officer Peter Bellew in an accelerated leadership transition. Mueller, who resigned on March 10th and is serving his notice period to September 9th, will go on leave and step down from the MAB Board from tomorrow. → Read More

United Airlines boosts United States west coast flights

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United Airlines will increase the frequency of its flights from London/Heathrow to both its San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs. For winter 2016-17, the airline will operate a second daily Heathrow-San Francisco nonstop service, effective October 30th, 2016. → Read More

Tibet Airlines receives its first A330 from Airbus

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Lhasa based Tibet Airlines has received its first widebody aircraft, an A330-200 with increased 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight, following a handover in Toulouse, France. The increased MTOW, the first A330-200 in China, allows airlines to operate from the most demanding high altitude airports where take off performance, additional range and improved operating costs are key. → Read More

Jones takes up UK sales leadership role with Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic has confirmed Emma Jones will be joining the airline as vice president UK sales in August. In her new role at Virgin Atlantic, Jones will report to Joe Thompson senior vice president, global sales and distribution and will be responsible for the airline’s UK sales and revenue performance, with direct accountability for all UK corporate and agency sales, working closely with our joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. → Read More

London Stansted announces new leadership team

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London Stansted has announced a number of changes to strengthen its senior management team and support the continued growth of the airport following the recent appointment of new chief executive, Andrew Cowan. Martin Jones has been appointed commercial director responsible for retail, car parking and business development. → Read More

Eid holiday tips from flydubai

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A significant increase in passengers is expected to travel every day with flydubai this Eid break, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. With this in mind, flydubai has compiled a list of its most important travel tips to help travellers maximise this holiday. → Read More

Terror attack at Ataturk Airport, Turkey

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A total of 41 people are now known to have died during a suicide bomb attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Some 13 of those killed are believed to be foreign nationals, while a further 239 people were injured in the attack. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday evening. → Read More

Lufthansa to rollout Wi-Fi on short-haul A320 fleet

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In October of this year, the first Lufthansa short- and medium-haul aircraft will take off with broadband internet on board. Lufthansa’s entire A320 family fleet is expected to have the innovative technology installed by mid-2018. → Read More

United Airlines strikes deal with Association of Flight Attendants

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United and the Association of Flight Attendants announced earlier they have reached an agreement on terms of a joint contract that would bring the airline’s more than 25,000 flight attendants together into a single work group. The agreement is subject to approval by the Joint Master Executive Council, including all local presidents, after which it will become a tentative agreement and will be put out for ratification by flight attendants. → Read More

Emirates to bring A380 to Dubai-Auckland route for first time

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Emirates is to operate its daily non-stop services between Dubai and Auckland with an A380 aircraft, less than a year after operating the flights with a Boeing 777-200LR. Emirates’ flagship double-decker A380s will operate on the route, currently the world’s longest, from October 30th. → Read More

Vietjet launches new route linking Ho Chi Minh City and Tainan

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Vietjet has launched its latest international route, connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Tainan. The inaugural flight was welcomed by government officials from both Vietnam and Tainan, as well as senior leaders from Vietjet Air. The route will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City at 10:45 and arrive at Tainan at 15:00. → Read More

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