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Xiamen Airlines receives first Dreamliner to celebrate anniversary

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Boeing and Xiamen Airlines have welcomed the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner as the airline celebrates its 30th anniversary. “We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet,” said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines. → Read More

Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger will tell delegates at World Travel Market about plans for the airline’s future, as it celebrates 30 years in the business. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984, the transatlantic carrier now has a fleet of 40 long-haul aircraft, flying six million passengers a year all over the world. → Read More

Airports Commission sinks ‘Boris Island’ plan

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Proposals for a new island airport in the Thames estuary have been rejected by the Airports Commission in the UK. Dubbed ‘Boris Island’ due to the enthusiastic support of outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson, the plan was rejected due to fears over cost, economic disruption and the possible environmental impact. → Read More

CBI urges Airport Commission to recommend hub airport

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With future export opportunities increasingly in emerging, high-growth economies, the CBI has urged the Airports Commission to deliver recommendations to solve the UK’s shortage of runway capacity. Building on 2013 findings that demonstrate that eight new routes to emerging markets alone would generate as much as £1 billion a year in trade, the organisation has issued a report highlighting that by drawing on both transfer passengers and local populations, hub airports are best placed to act as a catalyst for these new routes. → Read More

fastjet to link Dar es Salaam with Entebbe with new flight

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fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, is launching flights between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Entebbe, Uganda. Entebbe is fastjet's fourth international destination and the new route will be the only direct air link between the two African capitals. Tickets for the new route go on sale today. → Read More

Qatar Airways ups Saudi commitment with new Madinah flight

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As a further demonstration of its commitment to expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia, Qatar Airways will be launching an additional daily flight to Madinah from October 26th, 2014. The additional flight will increase the number of Qatar Airways’ weekly flights on the Doha – Madinah route from seven to 14 weekly services. → Read More

Etihad Airways appoints GM for Switzerland

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Etihad Airways has appointed Mr Gianni Tronza as its new General Manager for Switzerland effective immediately. → Read More

Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

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Iceland’s authorities have raised its aviation warning level to red following a new eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano. → Read More

Dubai airport passenger traffic slips 2.9%

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Passenger traffic through Dubai's main airport dropped 2.9 percent from the previous year to 5.16 million people in July, as construction work temporarily reduced its capacity, operator Dubai Airports has revealed. → Read More

Avis inks deal with SriLankan Airlines

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Avis has signed a new partnership agreement with SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance. → Read More

Air Seychelles and Hong Kong Airlines in codeshare deal

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Air Seychelles and Hong Kong Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. → Read More

Ryanair launches Stansted summer schedule

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Ryanair has launched its London Stansted summer 2015 schedule with 3 new routes to Cologne, Edinburgh and Glasgow Intl, as well as increased frequencies on 24 other routes. → Read More

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