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Gatwick Airport to welcome Aeroflot flights to Moscow, Russia

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Gatwick Airport is to welcome a brand new daily service to Moscow, from airline Aeroflot, starting November 15th, 2016. Aeroflot, the national flag carrier of Russia, is one of the world’s oldest airlines tracing its history back to 1923 and now flying to 131 destinations in 50 countries. The new route is in response to Russia growing in importance as a tourist destination, home to renowned architectural wonders including Saint Basil's Cathedral. → Read More

Aer Lingus takes off for Hartford, Connecticut

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Aer Lingus inaugural flight EI131 to Hartford, Connecticut took off on a Boeing 757, named St Brendan, registration EI-LBT, from Dublin airport earlier. The airline now offers a year-round service from Dublin direct to Hartford, Connecticut, in the heart of New England. The new Aer Lingus service not only creates a direct connection between Ireland and Connecticut, it also further establishes Dublin as the natural transatlantic gateway to North America. → Read More

Qatar Airways touches down in Windhoek, Namibia

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The capital of Namibia, Windhoek, has welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. Windhoek is the first city in Namibia to be served by Qatar Airways, which will fly to and from the destination four times a week with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. → Read More

airberlin leases 38 aircraft to Lufthansa in radical overhaul

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airberlin has unveiled a far-reaching restructuring of its business, which will see the company concentrate its core operations as a focused network carrier serving higher-yielding markets, from its two key hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, with a core fleet of 75 aircraft. Its leisure flying will be combined into an independently operating business unit. → Read More

easyJet adds Apple Pay to web bookings

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easyJet has announced that customers can now use Apple Pay on web for bookings made on easyJet.com. This makes payment a seamless “two touch” process. Apple Pay is already available via easyJet’s iOS mobile app however from today customers will also be able to confirm their booking via easyJet.com on their Apple iPad or Apple Mac in just a matter of seconds thanks to Apple Pay; a secure, quick and private one-touch payment function. → Read More

Airbus begins final preparation of first A330-900

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Airbus has commenced the final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its final assembly line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the centre fuselage at station 40. As the newest member of the world’s most popular A330 wide-body family the A330neo builds on the family’s proven economics, versatility and reliability, set to reduce fuel consumption by a further 14 per cent per seat. → Read More

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downed by Russia-back rebels

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile investigators examining the crash said in Amsterdam earlier. The missile was fired from territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels inside Ukraine, with the launcher later taken back to Russia, Dutch investigators confirmed. → Read More

Etihad Airways reveals new First Class amenity kits

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Etihad Airways has revealed its new First Class amenity kits, designed in partnership with two leading brands from the worlds of fashion and beauty: internationally renowned fashion designer Christian Lacroix, and pioneering Hungarian skincare brand, Omorovicza. The attractive new bags will initially be introduced on the airline's Airbus A380 flights between Abu Dhabi and London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Mumbai, and then fleet-wide in early 2017. → Read More

Lufthansa signs off on Brussels Airlines purchase

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The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa has approved the exercising of a call option to acquire the remaining 55 per cent of shares in SN Airholding, the parent company of Brussels Airlines, at its meeting today. The approval paves the way for Lufthansa’s full acquisition of Brussels Airlines. → Read More

IAG signs joint business agreement with Qatar Airways

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International Airlines Group has announced a joint business agreement between British Airways and Qatar Airways which will start on October 30th. The joint business will benefit customers by providing better links between the UK, continental Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, with a greater choice of flights and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. Earlier this year Qatar Airways Group increased its stake in IAG to 20.01 per cent. → Read More

Eurowings moves ahead with Mallorca base

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Eurowings is pressing ahead swiftly with its recent decision to set up a new base on the Balearic island of Mallorca. The airline specialising in low-cost direct flights, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, has just released the first scheduled flights for booking which are to be operated by two Airbus A320 stationed at the airport in Palma de Mallorca. → Read More

Qatar Airways to begin Airbus A380 to Sydney, Australia

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Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft, just six months after it joined the carrier’s global network. Following the route’s inauguration with the Boeing 777-300 on March 1st, Qatar Airways has seen a steady growth in demand for its service on the route. → Read More

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