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IATA chief Tyler steps down

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IATA's CEO and director general, Tony Tyler, will step down from the post next June after serving five years in the position. → Read More

New leadership for Etihad in Australia and Asia Pacific

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Etihad Airways has appointed Lindsay White to the new position of vice president for Australia and Asia Pacific. In this role, White will assume responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific region, adding China, Japan, Korea and Thailand to his current portfolio of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. → Read More

Qatar Airways to return to Nagpur

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Qatar Airways will be reinstating its non-stop flights to Nagpur, India, from Doha, starting 1st December 2015. The re-instated service will take the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India. Qatar Airways had previously served Nagpur from September 2007 to May 2009. → Read More

Korean Air welcomes first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to fleet

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Boeing and Korean Air have marked the delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental. The new fuel-efficient jet is the first of 10 747-8 passenger airplanes the carrier has on order. “This new aircraft delivers better fuel economy,” said Walter Cho, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Korean Air. → Read More

Travelport signs Middle East Airlines to rich content platform

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Travelport has announced that Middle East Airlines has become the latest carrier to sign up to its innovative airline merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content & Branding. As a result of the deal its fares are now ready to be searched and sold through Travelport Smartpoint 6.0. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Elemis Travel Spa

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Born in 1990, British brand Elemis has grown into the most successful professional spa and anti-ageing skincare range available in the world today. Elemis is the creator of the most exotic and indulgent spa-therapies for face and body, and the company has gained a reputation for creating results-driven, award winning anti-ageing skincare. → Read More

TAP launches new UK agents website

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TAP, the leading airline to Portugal from the UK, has launched a brand new dedicated [url=http://www.domain.com]portal[/url] for UK travel agents. With no log-in required, the website means more information is available at agents’ fingertips than ever before, enabling a better service for their clients and an easier booking experience with TAP. → Read More

British Airways flies into Silicon Valley, San José

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Sun-drenched Silicon Valley is to get a direct service to Heathrow when British Airways starts offering non-stop flights to San José in summer 2016. San José is the world’s software power-house and home to household hi-tech giants such as Adobe, Apple, Cisco, eBay, Google and Intel, as well as thousands of tech start-up companies and world-famous Stanford University in nearby Palo Alto. → Read More

Sriwijaya Air welcomes latest Boeing additions to fleet

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Sriwijaya Air has welcomed the delivery of two new Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes from Boeing. This is the first all-new airplane delivery for Sriwijaya Air, Indonesia's third largest carrier. “Today is a very important day for Sriwijaya Air, with the delivery of our first all-new airplanes,” said Chandra Lie, president of Sriwijaya Air. → Read More

VLM Airlines to link Birmingham to Antwerp, Belgium

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Birmingham is set to have a direct connection to the thriving commercial and tourist centre of Antwerp in Belgium, thanks to a new service by European carrier VLM Airlines launching on October 5th, 2015. Passengers will be able to choose from daily return Birmingham-Antwerp flights, three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. → Read More

LATA welcomes increased airlift to Latin America

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The Latin American Travel Association, the travel trade association that promotes travel to the many diverse and exotic destinations of Latin America, has welcomed the news that LATA member British Airways is to introduce new direct flights from London Gatwick to Peru and from Gatwick to Costa Rica. Both services will commence on May 4th 2016. → Read More

London Gatwick set for busiest ever Bank Holiday weekend

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London Gatwick is set for its busiest ever August Bank Holiday weekend as 580,000 passengers plan to travel through the airport. The figure is an increase of 17.2 per cent on Bank Holiday passenger numbers since the airport became independent from BAA in 2009. Berlin sees the biggest rate of growth of any destination, rising by 54 per cent on 2014 joined by Madrid, up 26 per cent and Istanbul up 22 per cent. → Read More

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