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Drunk pilot arrested at Gatwick Airport

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A pilot has been removed from a plane and arrested on suspicion of being drunk as he prepared to take off. The Flybe pilot was preparing to fly from Newquay, Cornwall, to London Gatwick yesterday morning before being removed from the aircraft. → Read More

Air France flies A380 into Africa with Abidjan route

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Air France is now offering three weekly services to Abidjan using the A380, the largest superjumbo in its fleet, with an additional four weekly frequencies to Abidjan operated by Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Air France revealed its ambition to make Abidjan the first destination in French-speaking Africa to be served with regular A380 flights with a special Air France flight on January 28th earlier this year, which also reflected the company’s wish to support the country’s development towards becoming the main hub for and gateway to Western Africa. → Read More

Qatar Airways launches new flights to Djibouti, Africa

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Qatar Airways has continued its expansion in Africa with the launch of services to its latest destination, Djibouti, which began this week. The five-star airline commenced the three-times-weekly flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport, marking the airline’s 145th global destination. → Read More

Budapest Airport welcomes Emirates to Hungary

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Budapest Airport has welcomed the inaugural flight of its new partner, Emirates Airline. Operated by its two-class 278-seat Airbus A330, the new daily service to Dubai is expected to deliver around 200,000 annual passengers to the central European airport. → Read More

British Airways flies into Bilbao for early 2015

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British Airways customers will be able to Basque in Bilbao next year when the airline starts a new double-daily service to the northern Spanish city on March 29th, 2015. The new route is matched by Spanish carrier Vueling, who currently fly from Heathrow and are moving their four times a week service to Gatwick, giving customers an even greater choice of flights between London and Bilbao. → Read More

Hamad International Airport off to flying start in Qatar

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Hamad International Airport, Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, today announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha International Airport. HIA saw a ten per cent passenger increase through its doors in September 2014 compared to September 2013 at DIA. → Read More

United Airlines to connect Newcastle to New York

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United Airlines will introduce non-stop flights between Newcastle, England, and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, from May 23rd. Flying five times weekly until September 7th next year, the launch is subject to government approval. It will be Newcastle’s first scheduled non-stop transatlantic service. → Read More

Emirates Airline reaches Boeing 777 landmark in Dubai

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Boeing and Emirates Airline are today celebrating the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER, marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants. With a current direct backlog of 51 777-300ERs, the 777 also comprises the largest part of Emirates' 213-strong fleet. → Read More

LATAM Airlines Group launches new European sales push

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LAN and TAM Airlines, members of the leading airline group in Latin America, LATAM Airlines Group, have launched a new marketing campaign entitled ‘Destination South America’. With a vivid image of the region at its heart, the campaign presents the very best of South America via four artistic creatives; from the most iconic sights and the rich culture, to the awe-inspiring landscapes and world class gastronomy of the region. → Read More

Costa Diadema interior revealed ahead of November launch

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The first images of the interior of Costa Cruises’ new flagship, Costa Diadema, have been released. Costa Diadema, dubbed the ‘Regina del Mediterraneo’, or ‘Queen of the Mediterranean’ will be launching on November 7th 2014. → Read More

Holidaymakers hit the slopes with British Airways winter schedule

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Holidaymakers are being offered a chance to head straight to the slopes or soak up the sun with British Airways as it unveils its winter schedules. The airline has increased flights to domestic and European short-haul destinations, including new routes for skiers to Grenoble and Friedrichshafen and to Fuerteventura, for those seeking winter sunshine. → Read More

Monarch Airlines sees 700 job losses as Greybull Capital takes over

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Monarch Airlines has confirmed it will cut 700 positions as the battle to save the company continues. Staff have agreed to the redundancies, along with pay cuts of around 30 per cent, as the Luton-based carrier struggles to stay afloat. Earlier the Mantegazza family, which has owned Monarch since the 1960s, agreed to sell the carrier to Greybull Capital. → Read More

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