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United States places first restrictions on Ebola travel

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Officials in the United States have confirmed passengers originating from countries at risk of Ebola will be forced to fly to airports with screen procedures for the virus in place. This is the first time the United States has placed any restrictions on travel in relation to the disease, and comes after days of mounting pressure to ban all travel from affected countries. → Read More

Korean Air expands codeshare deal with LAN Peru

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Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations worldwide. The two airlines have obtained regulatory approval to codeshare on Seoul-Los Angeles-Lima route, updating an original 2005 codeshare agreement of Seoul-Los Angeles-Santiago. → Read More

Qatar Airways first A350 XWB takes to the skies over France

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Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB in full airline livery has successfully completed its maiden flight over the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The airline, which is the global launch customer for the Airbus A350, is scheduled to take delivery of its first A350-900 before the end of the year. → Read More

South African Airways launches final preparations for Heathrow Terminal 2 move

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South African Airways is undergoing final preparations ahead of its move to the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow tomorrow. Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal is the new home of Star Alliance at London Heathrow and will offer SAA’s passengers an unrivalled travel experience with easy transfers, whether flying to or from London or making a connection. → Read More

Hurricane Gonzalo causes minor disruption at London Heathrow

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A small number of flights in the UK have been disrupted by the arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo. The tail end of the hurricane, which late last week caused widespread disruption in the Caribbean, brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of the country. → Read More

Qantas begins work on new business lounge in Perth

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Qantas has begun construction on its new Domestic Business Lounge at Perth Airport to coincide with the airline’s move to a dedicated Qantas precinct in 2015. The new lounge will add 30 per cent more lounge capacity into the Perth market and will be available to Qantas business class customers, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers. → Read More

WestJet signs on for Travelport rich content service

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Travelport today announced WestJet has signed up for its Rich Content and Branding solution. WestJet becomes the latest airline to take advantage of Travelport’s new offering, which is a key component of its’ industry-leading merchandising platform. → Read More

Alitalia and Etihad Airways reveal Expo 2015 liveried planes

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Alitalia and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have unveiled two aircraft in a unique Expo Milano 2015 livery to mark their co-sponsorship of the global event. Expo 2015 will be held in Milan from May 1st 2015 to October 31st 2015 with an estimated 20 million visitors expected to attend the event of which more than a third will travel to the northern Italian city by air. → Read More

Qatar Airways reveals Frankfurt as first A350 Xtra destination

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Qatar Airways has announced Frankfurt as the first route for its highly anticipated A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft. As the global launch operator of the A350 XWB, the programme will achieve another major milestone once the airline receives its first aircraft before the end of this year. Upon delivery, following several weeks of induction preparation, Qatar Airways will then be set to introduce its first commercial service to the German business hub city of Frankfurt. → Read More

SWISS moves into Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport

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SWISS formally moved into the recently reopened Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport earlier. In doing so, the carrier joins its 22 fellow Star Alliance member airlines in the totally rebuilt facility, which is also known as The Queen’s Terminal in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. → Read More

Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Airways

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The transaction, once completed, will see Virgin Australia secure 100 per cent ownership and full control of Tigerair Australia and brings to a conclusion the joint venture between Virgin Australia and Tiger Holdings which commenced in July last year. As part of the proposed acquisition, Virgin Australia will secure the brand rights to fly Tigerair Australia to a number of short-haul international destinations, providing new growth opportunities for the business. → Read More

New appointment for Emirates

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Emirates has announced the appointment of a new role within the Commercial division. The newly created position will be fulfilled by Mohammad Al Hashimi, who has worked with Emirates since 2006. → Read More

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