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Transformation of Gatwick rail station secured

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Gatwick Airport has released new images of its new rail station, on the day that Government minister, Penny Mordaunt MP, announced £10 million of funding to secure the redevelopment of the transport hub. → Read More

Changi Airport crosses 54-million passenger mark in 2014

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Singapore Changi Airport, recognised as the World's Leading Airport by the World Travel Awards, managed 54.1 million passenger movements in 2014, the most in its 33-year history. This was a 0.7% increase compared to the whole of 2013. Cargo volumes were stable at 1.84 million tonnes while flight movements dipped 0.7% to 341,390 for the year. → Read More

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disaster officially declared an accident

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Officials in Malaysia have declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 an accident, confirming there were no survivors. The decision is a technical step, with the search for the wreckage of the plane ongoing. The aircraft, with 239 people on board, disappeared on March 8th 2014, with no trace located since. → Read More

Snow forces Manchester Airport closure

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Manchester Airport has been forced to suspend flights as snow covers the north-west of England. All flights are expected to resume today, with passengers advised to travel to the airport as normal. Parts of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the north-east have been hit by freezing temperatures overnight. → Read More

Kenya Airport Authority confirms Diani Beach development

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Tourism infrastructure on Kenya’s southern coast is set to receive a significant boost following the announcement of a planned expansion for the Ukunda aerodrome - also known as Diani Airport - by the Kenya Airport Authority. The aerodrome is the primary airfield for tourists visiting the southern coast’s popular Diani Beach resort and a take-off point for air safaris to nearby national parks with direct flights to Kenya’s iconic Masaai Mara. → Read More

Thai reaches Boeing milestone with latest delivery

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Boeing and Thai Airways have celebrated the Thai flag-carrier's 75th direct delivery of a Boeing airplane. Marking the milestone delivery, Boeing and Thai collaborated to transport 1,000 wool blankets onboard THAI's newly delivered 777-300ER (Extended Range). The blankets, donated by Another Joy Foundation, will be distributed by the airline to people in need in Thailand during the colder winter months. → Read More

American Airlines reports record profit following US Airways merger

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American Airlines Group has reported a record GAAP net profit of $597 million for the fourth quarter of financial 2014. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $2 billion in the fourth quarter 2013, which includes the results for US Airways only for the period from the completion of the merger on December 9th, 2013, through December 31st, 2013. For full year 2014, GAAP net profit was $2.9 billion, compared to a full year 2013 GAAP net loss of $1.8 billion for AMR Corporation, which includes the results for US Airways only for the period from the completion of the merger. → Read More

Reinventing Alitalia boosted by Sabre deal

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One of Europe’s leading carriers, Italy-based Alitalia, has selected Sabre technology to help drive its newly announced ‘Reinventing Alitalia’ modernisation program. Under the long-term agreement, Alitalia will migrate to Sabre’s integrated Software-as-a-Service platform for all critical airline operations, including its industry-leading SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service passenger reservations system. → Read More

Irish Rail reveals ambitions for Dublin Airport

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Irish Rail has revealed plans to run trains direct from Dublin Airport to Cork, Galway and Belfast. Irish Rail chief executive, David Franks, said the development could cost as little as €300m, while offering a significantly boosting tourism. → Read More

Dubai Airports takes position as world’s top international airport

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Dubai Airports has released its year-end traffic report which confirm that Dubai International has secured its position as the number one airport for international passenger numbers. Full year passenger numbers totalled 70,475,636, up 6.1 per cent from the 66,431,533 recorded in 2013. This followed robust passenger traffic growth of 7.5 per cent in December with 6,498,573 passengers passing through the facility compared to 6,047,126 recorded in the corresponding month last year. → Read More

Virgin Atlantic selects Tata Consultancy for IT role

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Tata Consultancy Services has announced that it has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UK’s leading airlines, to provide fully managed services to transform and optimise its IT processes, applications and infrastructure. TCS will set up a private cloud for Virgin Atlantic and provide services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, End User Services and Application Support Services across the whole of Virgin Atlantic’s technology landscape. → Read More

flydubai aircraft hit by gunfire at Baghdad Airport

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Flights into Baghdad International Airport have been cancelled today by several Gulf based carriers following Monday’s attack, by unknown assailants, on a flydubai Boeing 737 as it came into land reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. A flydubai spokesperson told Breaking Travel News: “After landing at Baghdad International Airport on January 26th 2015, damage to the aircraft fuselage consistent with small arms fire was discovered on flydubai flight FZ 215. → Read More

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