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Stewart takes seat on BAR UK leadership board

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Colin Stewart, the UK general manager of Air Europa, has been appointed to the role of director with the Board of Airline Representatives UK. BAR UK has 12 Directors, elected by its more than 70 members, and is the industry association representing the majority of airlines operating to the UK. → Read More

UK runway debate ‘closed’ argues Heathrow chief

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In his first speech since the Airports Commission’s clear recommendation for Heathrow expansion, Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye has he views the debate on where a new runway should be built to be “firmly closed”. The Davies Commission last week recommended a third runway be built at London Heathrow Airport to ease aviation congestion in the south-east of England. → Read More

Turkish Airlines to launch Atlanta connection in 2016

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Turkish Airlines has announced the launch of a new service between Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The non-stop route will be the carrier’s second gateway in the south-eastern United States, following its nonstop service that is set to launch in late October from Miami International Airport. → Read More

Delta expands services to Bahamas

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Delta continues to expand its network in Latin America and the Caribbean with service from Atlanta to Eleuthera and Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas starting in December. → Read More

Etihad Airways signs codeshare deal with Pakistan Airlines

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Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement which will provide travellers with enhanced connections between the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and beyond. Etihad Airways will place its EY code on PIA flights between Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Abu Dhabi. → Read More

Emirates expands A380 service to Dusselforf, Germany

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Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its highly-popular A380 aircraft with the launch of the first A380 service into Dusseldorf, Germany. The airline also celebrated its five year anniversary in Prague with a special one-off A380 service. → Read More

Qatar Airways begins Zanzibar route

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Qatar Airways launched its second new destination of the year, touching down in the Spice Island of Zanzibar earlier. Zanzibar is the airline’s third route in Tanzania, following Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Qatar Airways will initially operate five weekly flights to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro, and commencing October 1st 2015, the airline will offer an additional two weekly flights making it a daily operation. → Read More

Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Changi Airport in Singapore

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Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launched an independent lounge in Singapore today. Located at the Departure Transit Hall of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1, the elegant and contemporary lounge spans over 7,000-square feet, providing over 140 comfortable seats, including the lounge’s signature Honeycomb seating. Featuring spectacular airport runway scenery, guests are invited to unwind in front of the panoramic view of one of the busiest airports in the world. → Read More

Hertz terminates rental contract with Ryanair in GDS dispute

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The Hertz Corporation has said that, despite lengthy discussions regarding a contractual dispute, it has ended its car hire agreement with Ryanair. The rental giant alleges Ryanair’s agreement with GDS distribution companies represents a breach of contract, a claim Ryanair disputes. → Read More

Qantas to give staff A$90m bonus as profits recover

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Qantas Airways will pay staff a one-off bonus of A$90 to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze. More than 28,000 employees will receive a bonus, including those at low-cost subsidiary Jetstar. The deal is part of the workers' collective agreement, Qantas said on Friday. → Read More

Vietnam Airlines welcomes new A350 XWB to fleet

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Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi today. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including ten ordered from Airbus and four from lessors. → Read More

Airbus signs with Chinese partners for A330 assembly plant in Tianjin

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Airbus has signed a deal with partners in China to establish an A330 Completion and Delivery Centre in Tianjin. The deal takes the partnership between Airbus and China a further step forward following the successful establishment of an A320 Family Final Assembly Line and Delivery Centre in the Chinese city. → Read More

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