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IATA 2016: Airline industry pledges to fight against wildlife trafficking

IATA 2016: Airline industry pledges to fight against wildlife trafficking

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously endorsed a resolution denouncing the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products and pledging to partner with government authorities and conservation organizations in the fight against the traffickers of endangered animals.

Norwegian to offer new summer flights from Manchester

Norwegian to offer new summer flights from Manchester

Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its growth at Manchester Airport with the addition of two new routes to Malaga and Alicante taking-off this week. Four weekly flights will depart Manchester to Malaga, followed by two weekly flights to Alicante commencing.

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Boston flights

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Boston flights

Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight to Boston took off earlier, marking its latest milestone as the biggest long haul carrier from Manchester. The Boston Weekender programme, which runs twice a week throughout June to the middle of September, will take culture vultures and explorers to one of the US’s most historic cities, with a flight schedule that makes long weekends available like never before.

Japan Airlines to serve Halal certified meals on all routes

Japan Airlines to serve Halal certified meals on all routes

Japan Airlines has revealed it will provide Halal certified Muslim meals on all outbound international flights from Japan. JAL has been serving Muslim meal as a special meal for Muslim customers. Recently the airline has received Halal Certification from Japan Islamic Trust, for the whole processing of its Muslim meal menus aboard all international flights departing from Japan.

Air Transat launches new services to Montreal

Air Transat launches new services to Montreal

Air Transat has launched Scotland’s newest route, with a service from Glasgow Airport to Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport. The new weekly flight, which runs until October, connects the province of Quebec to Scotland for the first time. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of just over 3.5 million people.

Hong Kong Airlines to launch daily Osaka service from July

Hong Kong Airlines to launch daily Osaka service from July

Commencing on July 15th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch daily service between Hong Kong and Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan. This new destination will further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia-Pacific, and provide travellers who love this modern and traditional all-in-one city with more travel options.

IATA 2016: 72nd annual general meeting opens in Dublin

IATA 2016: 72nd annual general meeting opens in Dublin

The International Air Transport Association has announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Dublin, Ireland for the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit. The AGM will open with keynote addresses by Shane Ross TD, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, president of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

IATA 2016: Passenger demand growth slows

IATA 2016: Passenger demand growth slows

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic data for April showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by 4.6 per cent -the slowest pace since January 2015. April capacity (available seat kilometres or ASKs) increased by 4.9 per cent, and load factor slipped 0.3 percentage points to 79.2 per cent.