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Gatwick accelerates £2.5b expansion plans as runway decision looms

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Gatwick Airport has today announced the acceleration and expansion of its investment programme, totalling £2.5 billion, to cope with rapid passenger growth, and has opened discussions with contractors about building its second runway. Speaking to a group of more than 80 construction leaders and chief executives at Construction News’ quarterly breakfast briefing, Gatwick development director Raymond Melee told guests that Gatwick is rapidly approaching full capacity and investment plans are being brought forward to cope with growing passenger numbers. → Read More

flydubai reports increase in revenue despite challenging Middle East climate

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flydubai has reported profits of AED100.7 for 2015 following a stronger second half-year which saw increased numbers of passengers travel across its network. Total revenue for the full year was AED4.9 billion, an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2014. → Read More

Qatar Airways to offer direct flights to Maputo, Mozambique

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Qatar Airways will upgrade to non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, effective March 27th, 2016. The airline currently serves the Doha–Maputo route three times a week via South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg. With the start of the new non-stop service to Maputo International Airport, passengers from the UK can now take advantage of a seamless one-stop connection to Mozambique’s capital city via Doha, saving approximately five hours per direction from prior itineraries. → Read More

Turkish Airlines to grow presence at Edinburgh Airport

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Turkish Airlines has confirmed it will grow the number of weekly flights from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul to ten flights per week. The increase indicates the popularity of the airline as Edinburgh gets ready to implement the additional flights from March 27th, 2016. → Read More

Turnaround momentum grows at Jet Airways as profits rise

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Jet Airways has announced a strong financial performance, with record profits of US$71 million for the third quarter ending December 31st, 2015. This is compared to US$0.5 million in quarter three of last year, providing further evidence of the growing momentum of its turnaround programme. → Read More

Garuda Indonesia launches Wonderful Indonesia Travel Pass

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Following the recent announcement that the airline will launch the first non-stop service from the UK to Jakarta from their new base at London Heathrow, Garuda Indonesia have made travel beyond the capital that much simpler with the ‘Wonderful Indonesia Travel Pass’. The pass allows travellers the chance to explore Indonesia at their own leisure with the itinerary of their choice. → Read More

Schütz takes over as chief information officer at Lufthansa

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Effective immediately, Roland Schütz has been appointed chief information officer of all Lufthansa Group airlines. Alongside the premium hub airlines Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss, are the flight operations of the second brand, Eurowings, which is to be developed into the third largest European carrier for point-to-point traffic. → Read More

New routes at Pegasus Airlines drive passenger numbers skyward in 2015

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Turkey’s leading low-cost airline Pegasus Airlines achieved 13.2 per cent year-on-year growth in the number of guests carried, flying a total of 22.3 million guests in 2015. In 2015, 13.81 million guests flew on domestic routes in Turkey, translating to an increase of 15.4 per cent compared to the previous year, while the number of guests flying on international routes reached 8.52 million, registering growth of 9.8 per cent compared to 2014. → Read More

Gatwick Airport offers support to EU membership as passenger numbers rise

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Gatwick Airport achieved its busiest ever January with 2.5 million passengers travelling through the airport, a 5.7 per cent increase on the previous year. With 11 new routes (including Hong Kong, Lima and San Francisco) already announced for 2016, this week saw the Airport’s Council International Europe announce that Gatwick is one of Europe’s fastest growing airports. → Read More

fastjet launches Harare-Johannesburg low-cost flights

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fastjet’s inaugural flight between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa took off earlier, marking the low-cost airline’s newest international route in Africa. Flight FN8102 departed Harare International Airport at 06:15 and landed in Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport at 07:55. The return FN8108 flight from Johannesburg took off at 08:40 and was welcomed back to Harare at 10:15. → Read More

Hainan boosts capacity on Manchester-Beijing route

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It is a very happy Chinese New Year for the UK’s third largest airport, as Hainan Airlines has increased capacity on its Manchester-Beijing route, before it has even launched. Starting on June 10th 2016, Hainan Airlines will fly four times a week to the Chinese capital and has announced this week it will increase capacity on the aircraft, going from an Airbus 330-200, to an Airbus 330-300. → Read More

Fly540 renews global deal with Travelport

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Travelport and Fly540, East Africa’s low-cost airline, have jointly announced the extension of their multi-year, full content agreement. The agreement means that Travelport-connected agents worldwide will have continued access to effectively search, compare and book all of Fly 540’s inventory and fares via Travelport’s industry-leading Travel Commerce Platform. → Read More

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