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airBaltic adds Baltic capital capacity for winter season

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For the winter season, Latvian airline airBaltic will launch two new direct routes to link Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, with Paris and Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, with Amsterdam. Christophe Viatte, chief commercial officer of airBaltic, said “We are reinforcing links between the Baltic capitals and European hubs in line with our restructuring plan, and our customers will benefit immediately.” → Read More

Jetstar in hot water over ‘flush your drugs’ comments

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Low-cost carrier JetStar has apologised to passengers after a steward on board a Sydney-bound flight told passengers to “flush anything you shouldn’t have”. The plane was returning from the Gold Coast, with many passengers having attended the Splendour in The Grass music festival, held near tourist spot Byron Bay. → Read More

New A380 options as Korean Air receives new aircraft

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Korean Air has added a tenth A380 aircraft to its fleet. The latest A380 will go through the required tests in Korea before making its debut flight to Atlanta on August 3rd. Korean Air operates fourteen A380 flights a week between both Incheon-Los Angeles and Incheon-New York and also seven flights a week between Incheon-Paris. → Read More

Air France narrows losses over first half

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Air France KLM has released its financial results for the six months to June, net losses of €614 million. However, this was an improvement of €185 million on the same period of last year. → Read More

Virgin America files for floatation

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Virgin America has announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities & Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Cash raised from any floatation will be used to fund an expansion of the airline. → Read More

New ships push up revenue at Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise Line has reported a revenue increase of 18.9 per cent, to $766 million, for the quarter ended June 30th 2014. Adjusted EBITDA for the period also increase of 44 per cent to $219 million. “This quarter marks the first full quarter with both Breakaway-class ships in operation,” said Kevin Sheehan, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. → Read More

All Nippon Airways set to launch 787-9 Dreamliner

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. ANA will become the world's first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August. → Read More

KLM to launch scheduled flights to Colombia in 2015

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is to expand its long-haul service to South America next year with a new scheduled service to Colombia’s capital, Bogota, and Cali, the country’s third-largest city. From March 31st 2015, KLM will fly three times a week operating a Boeing 777-200 on flight KL745. → Read More

Emirates to route flights away from Iraqi airspace

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Dubai-based Emirates Airline has confirmed it will stop routing flights through Iraqi airspace in order to protect against the threat of Islamic militants. The decision follows the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 earlier this month, which came down over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. → Read More

Etihad expands code-share deal with Jet Airways

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Jet Airways and Etihad Airways have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the growth of India’s economy and aviation industry, including a major new turnaround strategy for Jet Airways to return to profitability in three years. The two airlines have been codeshare partners since 2008 and their relationship was strengthened in November 2013, after Etihad Airways received approvals to acquire a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, marking it the first investment by a foreign carrier in India’s airline industry. → Read More

MH17 disaster may be ‘war crime’ says UN chief

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United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has said the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 may constitute a “war crime”. The Boeing 777 aircraft came down on route from Amsterdam on July 17th with the loss of 298, mostly Dutch, lives. → Read More

British Airways brings Soccer AM to the skies

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British Airways is introducing football highlights and sports magazine shows on a number of long-haul flights, following the boost in interest this summer. The airline is introducing popular Saturday cable show ‘Soccer AM’ on flights from August 19th. → Read More

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