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Etihad to fly fourth daily frequency to Bangkok

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Etihad Airways will add a fourth daily service between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok from 1 July 2015 which will be operated by a B777-300ER aircraft. → Read More

Ryanair steps up Manchester - Dublin service

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Ryanair will increase flights on its Manchester to Dublin service from 5 to 6 times daily, due to overwhelming demand, offering UK business customers even more low fares to Dublin. → Read More

Singapore Airlines unveiles new premium economy seats

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Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new Premium Economy Class seats and the in- flight offerings that customers will enjoy when the new cabin class enters service in August. → Read More

KLM launches new route into George Best Belfast City Airport

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KLM began its new daily flight service from George Best Belfast City Airport earlier, marking the airline’s 17 departure point in the UK and Ireland. The route offers Belfast passengers convenient access to KLM’s worldwide network of over 200 destinations, in more than 100 countries, via the award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. → Read More

Equatorial Congo Airlines launches new route to Beirut

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Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, has confirmed it will add a Brazzaville-Beirut service to its network. Launching on June 2nd, the service will initially run bi-weekly on Tuesday and Saturday, departing from Brazzaville. The route will be run in collaboration with Trans Air Congo, and responds to a growing demand from the Lebanese community living on the African continent as well as merchants. → Read More

Austrian Airlines set to return to profitability after restructuring

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Austria’s flag carrier, Austrian Airlines, has said it will return to a cautious growth path after years of restructuring. A new pricing model, new medium-haul fleet, new destinations, the expansion of the business as an operating carrier within the Lufthansa Group and a new red-white-red market image comprise the underlying basis. “The restructuring carried out over the past few years has made us fit again for the challenging aviation market,” said Austrian Airlines chief executive Jaan Albrecht. → Read More

Thomson Airways expands Dreamliner order with addition of 787-9 planes

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Two years on from the delivery of Thomson Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner, the UK’s largest holiday airline has announced it will take delivery of up to four new, larger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to expand its long-haul programme. Demonstrating its continued commitment to the Dreamliner, Thomson Airways has converted two existing orders for 787-8 (for delivery in summer 2016) to the new larger capacity 787-9 aircraft. → Read More

Heathrow Express to cut services during Network Rail strike

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Heathrow Express plans to run services every 15 minutes during shortened operating hours if a threatened 24-hour walk-out by Network Rail workers goes ahead from 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday. Should the RMT and TSSA unions’ strike by signallers and maintenance staff take place, on Monday the normal Heathrow Express timetable will be in operation until 18:30, and on Tuesday services will run between 07.30 and 18:30. → Read More

Etihad Airways welcome UAE foreign minister to Expo 2015

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Etihad Airways and Alitalia have welcomed Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, to their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 this week. The airlines are Official Global Airline Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, which takes place under the theme of ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. A total of 20 million visitors are expected to attend from across the world, with Alitalia and Etihad Airways’ pavilion serving as a highlight of the Expo experience. → Read More

British Airways prepares for summer sun bank holiday getaway

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British Airways is expecting a staggering 626,735 people to fly with the airline over the coming May Bank Holiday weekend, in a bid to bask in the sun now that summer is on its way. UK holiday makers look set to make the most of the five days from tomorrow to May 25th to get some much-needed sun. The busiest days are expected to be Thursday, May 21st, with 134,337 customers flying with the airline and on Monday, May 25th when 135,523 people will take to the skies. → Read More

Qatar Executive to purchase 30 Gulfstream jets

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Qatar Executive, the Qatar Airways’ business jet division, has announced it has agreed to purchase up to 30 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp as part of a memorandum of understanding originally announced in October of last year. The original sale called for Qatar Executive to purchase up to 20 Gulfstream aircraft, including the all-new Gulfstream G500. → Read More

Quiport unveils latest expansion at Mariscal Sucre Airport

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After a tour led by the mayor of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Mauricio Rodas, the Mariscal Sucre Airport’s expansion Phase 2A became operational earlier. The development will offer more comfort, greater services and increased efficiency for the thousands of domestic passengers that daily pass through the terminal. → Read More

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