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KLM adds Namibia and Angola to winter schedule

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KLM is expanding its network of routes this winter, offering three direct flights a week from Amsterdam to Windhoek via Luanda, Angola. As of October, a KLM Airbus A330-200 will depart from Amsterdam at 22:45 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for an overnight flight to the Namibian capital. → Read More

Korean Air long-haul passengers to face $120 no-show fees

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Korean Air has announced it will introduce ‘no-show’ fees for passengers who fail to provide advance notice that they no longer require a flight booking. Korean Air confirmed fees will be applied to tickets purchased from October 1st for passengers who either do not cancel their reservation prior to the scheduled time of departure or passengers who do not board their flight after check-in has been completed. → Read More

Qatar Airways signs first Australian Football League deal with Sydney Swans

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Qatar Airways has marked its first foray into the Australian Football League with a three-year sponsorship of the Sydney Swans, signing with the team until the end of the 2019 season. The multiple-award winning carrier was named Official International Airline Partner earlier at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, home of the Sydney Swans. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways has long supported some of the best sports clubs and events in the world." → Read More

Record results at Qantas as turnaround comes to fruition

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Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.53 billion for the 12 months ended June 30th 2016 – the best result in its 95-year history. The record performance is a 57 per cent per cent improvement on financial year 2015. Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar Group and Qantas Loyalty all reported record results. → Read More

Aeromexico adds live television to Dreamliner fleet

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Aeromexico has added live television to its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This new service will initially offer two channels - Sport 24 for live sporting action from around the world, and CNN International. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the service will be available to passengers from both the seatback inflight entertainment and communications system and on their own personal electronic devices. → Read More

Finnair to boost UK & Ireland connections for summer 2017

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Finnair has announced that capacity between the UK and Ireland to Helsinki will increase for the summer 2017 season due to high demand. Edinburgh will be served by up to five weekly flights operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a dual business and economy class configuration. → Read More

Delta Air Lines to move to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow

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Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective September 14th, 2016. Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3. → Read More

Air New Zealand to boost premium seating on Dreamliner fleet

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Air New Zealand is to spend over £55 million increasing the number of premium seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and refurbishing its Boeing 777-300 fleet (which operates from London Heathrow) in response to customer trends. Increasing demand for premium travel means the three Dreamliners scheduled to be delivered from October 2017 will arrive with a fresh new cabin configuration that will increase the number of Business Premier seats from 18 to 27 and Premium Economy seats from 21 to 33. → Read More

Dubai World Central sees near doubling of passenger traffic

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Passenger traffic at Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central continued the upward trend in the first half of the year surging more than 95 per cent, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic for the first six months of the year totalled 410,278, up 95.4 per cent compared to 209,989 passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2015. → Read More

Team GB return on-board British Airways plane victoRIOus

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The British Airways plane flying Team GB home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been named ‘victoRIOus’ by the carrier. The gold-nosed plane will return the successful athletes to British soil today. The name, which was one of a short-list of four selected by the athletes and British Airways staff, was chosen by hundreds of fans on Twitter in a recent poll. → Read More

Delta introduces all-suite business class

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Delta Air Lines is introducing the Delta One suite, the first business class cabin to feature a sliding door at each suite. Designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and privacy, the Delta One suite offers each customer a private space accessed by a sliding door with thoughtfully designed personal stowage areas, an advanced in-flight entertainment system and premium trim and finishes to create an unparalleled business class experience with a comfortable, residential feel. → Read More

Ryanair launches Liverpool-Bari route

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Ryanair has launched a new route from Liverpool to Bari, with a twice weekly service beginning in March 2017, the first route of Ryanair’s Liverpool summer 2017 schedule. Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Liverpool to Bari, which starts in March with a twice weekly service, the first of our summer 2017 routes, with our full schedule set to be unveiled soon. → Read More

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