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Aer Lingus rejects IAG takeover bid

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International Airlines Group has revealed it has had a takeover offer, believed to be in the region of £750 million, for Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus rejected. Shares in both companies surged as the bid became public, with a potential deal giving IAG-owned British Airways access to valuable landing slots at London Heathrow Airport. → Read More

EVA Air to launch new flight to Houston in June 2015

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Taiwan’s leading independent airline, EVA Air, is introducing non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston. Effective from June 19th next year, the airline will initiate the new service with three flights a week and increase frequency to four from July 1st 2015. The new route will provide passengers with a comfortable way to fly from the south western region of the United States to Taipei and conveniently transfer to major destinations throughout Asia. → Read More

Etihad unveils first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft in Abu Dhabi

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has capped an incredible 12 months by unveiling its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft to more than 200 of the world’s media in Abu Dhabi. The doors to the airline’s two new flagship aircraft – in the distinctive new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery – were opened for the first time to reveal the new cabin interiors, which include the ultra-luxurious Residence by Etihad, the only three-room suite in the sky. → Read More

Etihad reveals much anticipated new uniforms at Abu Dhabi show

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Etihad Airways today revealed its much anticipated new uniforms at a spectacular show in Abu Dhabi, paving the way for a new age of glamorous and sophisticated flying. Created by Italian haute couturier Ettore Bilotta at his atelier in Milan, the new uniform exudes a classic elegance seldom seen in the aisles of modern airliners, and cleverly merges dramatic elements of old world haute couture from 1960s Paris and Rome, with the more contemporary fashions evident on the runways of London, New York, Milan and Tokyo. → Read More

British Airways unveils new lounge at Schiphol in Amsterdam

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British Airways has opened the latest of its revamped lounges, this time at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The new business class lounge will measure 400sqm and accommodate up to 105 guests. The new lounge, which was designed by international interiors group Graven, will reflect the style and elegance of the airline’s flagship Galleries lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5. → Read More

United Airlines to bring iPhone 6 to skies

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United Airlines will equip its flight attendants with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, putting important safety and service information at flight attendants’ fingertips while enhancing their ability to meet customers’ needs. The airline will begin distribution to its more than 23,000 mainline flight attendants during the second quarter of 2015. → Read More

Emirates announces expansion of Madrid service from spring 2015

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Emirates has announced plans to offer a double daily service to Barcelona, less than three years after its initial launch to the city. From May 2nd 2015 Emirates will add a further 3,724 seats per week to Barcelona increasing overall capacity by 51 per cent. The extra service will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR in a three class configuration, complementing the airline’s already successful daily A380 service. → Read More

Heathrow completes sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports

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Heathrow Airport Holdings has today completed the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to a consortium formed by Macquarie and Ferrovial. The sale enables Heathrow to focus on improving its remaining airport for passengers and winning support for a third runway expansion. → Read More

New financial leadership for Monarch following takeover

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Monarch Group has announced the appointment of Barry Nightingale as group chief financial officer with effect from January 2015. He joins from the £9 billion-turnover Betfred Group of companies, where he has been chief financial officer since November 2008. → Read More

American Airlines plane forced into landing as turbulence injures passengers

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An American Airlines plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several passengers and a member of staff were injured by severe turbulence. The plane was on route from Incheon in South Korea to Dallas when it was struck by the adverse weather. → Read More

Flybe flight makes emergency landing following engine fire

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A Flybe flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport late on Tuesday following an engine fire. Flight BE130, on route from Glasgow to George Best Belfast City Airport, was diverted with 76 people on board. → Read More

Etihad Airways signs codeshare deal with Hong King Airlines

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Subject to regulatory approval, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, allowing business and leisure travellers to book a round trip between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi via Thailand’s capital. → Read More

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