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US Ebola patient reached US on United Airlines flight

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United Airlines has confirmed the first Ebola patient in the United States reached the country on one of its flights. The patient, who arrived in Dallas from Liberia, is believed to have flown United Airlines from Brussels to Washington Dulles on Flight 951 and Washington Dulles to Dallas-Fort Worth on Flight 822. The US Centres for Disease Control & Prevention, however, were quick to point out there is “zero” risk to other passengers on the flights, as the patient only began to display symptoms of the disease in the days following his arrival. → Read More

Transaero Airlines launches new flights to Murmansk

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Transaero Airlines will launch scheduled flights between Moscow and Murmansk for the first time from October 10th. Flight UN175/176 will operate from Moscow Domodedovo Airport three times per on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 22:45. → Read More

Arik Air launches customer loyalty scheme

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Arik Air has launched a frequent flyer programme, aligning its offering with the industry’s foremost airlines in the process. Arik Affinity Wings is packed full of benefits designed to reward guests for their loyalty by giving them the opportunity to earn miles on domestic, regional and long-haul flights. → Read More

Etihad Airways completes Boeing 777 wi-fi roll out

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Etihad Airways today reached a major milestone with the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, making it easier for guests to stay in touch with friends, family and work while in the air. This milestone comes only months before the airline’s entire fleet of 89 passenger aircraft is connected, which will make Etihad Airways the first in the region and one of the few airlines in the world, to offer mobile and internet connectivity services on every aircraft. → Read More

Nigeria outlines plans for new national flag-carrier

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Nigerian aviation minister Osita Chidoka has revealed plans to invest upward of $2 billion in the creation of a national airline for the country. In an interview with Bloomberg TV Africa Chidoka explained talks had begun with private investors to create the airline and boost the country’s aviation infrastructure. → Read More

Air China introduces Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Asia

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Boeing and Air China have celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental. Air China is the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8. The new airplane is the first of seven 747-8 Intercontinentals Air China has on order. → Read More

Stansted Airport reveals first phase of terminal overhaul

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Phase one of Stansted Airport’s brand new international departure lounge was officially opened earlier by MAG chief executive Charlie Cornish and Stansted Airport’s managing director Andrew Harrison. The £80 million terminal transformation project taking place at Stansted to significantly improve the services and facilities available for passengers marked its first major milestone earlier this year with the full opening of a new security search area, providing additional lanes and dedicated channels for fast track, families and passengers needing assistance. → Read More

Emirates signs on to build world-class airline in Angola

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Emirates and the Republic of Angola, in its capacity as the majority shareholder of TAAG Linhas Aéreas De Angola, announced the signing of a management concession agreement which will see Emirates take a role in the management of TAAG. The agreement lays the foundation for both airlines to jointly leverage commercial opportunities in Africa and beyond. → Read More

British Airways links with X-Factor ahead of final auditions

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The X-Factor has teamed up with British Airways, as the official airline, to fly its celebrity judges and contestants to Bermuda, Cancun, Los Angeles and Nice for the final auditions. For the first time, the ‘judges houses’ episodes will air over three nights on ITV this Friday Saturday and Sunday at 20:00. → Read More

Lufthansa arrives at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow

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Lufthansa will be relocating its flight operations to the new Terminal 2: The Queen‘s Terminal at London Heathrow Airport from tomorrow. The move is the latest phase of the process to bring all Star Alliance members under one roof for the first time in Heathrow and sees Lufthansa joining United Airlines, Air Canada, Air China and ANA - the first airlines to move into the new terminal when it opened in June. → Read More

Qatar Airways follows BA deal with Veuling codeshare

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Qatar Airways and Vueling have signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar’s five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling’s hubs in Rome and Barcelona. The agreement will also improve trans-European traffic by providing passengers with an even greater range of options for long-haul connections. → Read More

Singapore links South Africa to global network

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South African passengers will find it more convenient to fly to New Zealand, with the new alliance between Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand due to launch in January 2015, with codeshare flights going on sale on both airlines’ services between Singapore and New Zealand now. Alvin Seah, general manager Central and Southern Africa at Singapore Airlines, said: “The alliance will see the Star Alliance carriers operating one return service each per day on the Singapore-Auckland route and Singapore Airlines operating a daily return service between Singapore and Christchurch." → Read More

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