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Lufthansa cancels anniversary celebrations

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Lufthansa has confirmed it will cancel its 60th anniversary celebrations, originally planned for next month. In a statement earlier the airline said live coverage of the memorial service at the Cologne Cathedral in memory of the victims of flight 4U 95245 would be broadcast instead. That event will take place on the April 17th. → Read More

Korean Air outlines Airbus A330-300 roll-out plans

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Korean Air is strengthening its global service by introducing fuel efficient cutting edge aircrafts. Starting April 2nd, Korean Air will introduce its brand new A330-300 aircrafts, one of the main Airbus model aircrafts, on its South East Asia routes. The newly introduced A330-300 aircrafts will join the fleet serving on Korean Air’s routes to Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore as well as other routes in south-east Asia and Oceania. → Read More

Etihad welcomes South African Airways to Abu Dhabi

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Etihad Airways is now able to provide enhanced access to and from South Africa following the launch of a new daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by its codeshare partner, South African Airways. A delegation of senior SAA management, South African government officials and visiting travel trade and media representatives, was welcomed to Abu Dhabi when flight SA 278 touched down on schedule at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 20:25 last night. → Read More

Lufthansa Group overhauls pilot safety following Germanwings disaster

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In coordination with the German Federal Aviation Office, other German airlines and the German aviation industry association (Bundesverband der deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft), the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are to adopt a new cockpit occupancy procedure as a precautionary measure. Under the new procedure, two authorised persons must be present in the cockpit at all times during a flight. → Read More

Travelport inks deal with Ellinair

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Travelport has signed a new agreement with Greek carrier Ellinair. For the first time, Ellinair is now distributing its flights via Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. → Read More

Delta restarts Dublin-Atlanta seasonal service

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Delta Air Lines will restart its seasonal nonstop flight between Dublin International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, effective March 30, 2015. The daily flight will complement Delta’s existing daily nonstop service between Dublin and New York-JFK. → Read More

Solomon Airlines A320 to return to service

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Solomon Airlines has advised its flagship Airbus A320, currently undergoing a scheduled annual service in Manila, Philippines, is now expected to return to full service on Monday, 13 April. → Read More

Emirates to add daily Orlando service from September

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Emirates is commencing a daily service to Orlando, Florida from September 1st. The route will be served by a US-built Boeing 777-200LR with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats. Emirates flight EK 219 will depart Dubai International Terminal 3 at 03:50 local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 11.40 local time, a flying time of nearly 16 hours. → Read More

easyJet opens new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto

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easyJet has opened its new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto. Three new UK routes from Manchester, Bristol and London Luton Airports to the new Porto base will launch this summer. → Read More

Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz hid existing mental illness from employers

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Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an aircraft in southern France earlier this week, hid details of an existing mental illness from employers. Submissions from German prosecutors state they do not know what condition Lubitz suffered from, but media report suggested he suffered depression and required ongoing assessment. → Read More

Hogan continues battle against United States aviation protectionism in London

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“The dark clouds of protectionism” gathering over the air travel industry in Europe and the United States pose a significant threat to the millions of travellers who have benefitted from new choice in the market, argued Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan earlier. Addressing the Aviation Club, Hogan said international regulators should recognise that, “investing in success is not a crime; blocking competition would be.” → Read More

Norwegian leads with cockpit procedure changes following Germanwings crash

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Low-cost carrier Norwegian has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. Norwegian had been examining cockpit procedures prior to the crash. However, in light of the tragic Germanwings accident, the airline said it was speeding up the process so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. → Read More

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