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TAP signs with Viator to offer guest experiences worldwide

TAP signs with Viator to offer guest experiences worldwide

TAP and experiences company Viator have established a partnership to offer TAP customers direct access to a wide selection of Viator’s tours and activities related to tourist attraction sites all over the world. Through this partnership, TAP customers will discover the best of what there is to do in each destination TAP serves.

Record commercial deliveries drive up revenue at Boeing

Record commercial deliveries drive up revenue at Boeing

Boeing has revealed second-quarter revenue increased 11 per cent to $24.5 billion on record commercial deliveries. Second quarter 2015 results included the previously announced $536 million after-tax charge on the KC-46 Tanker program reflecting higher estimated costs.

KLM breaks passenger number record for single day

KLM breaks passenger number record for single day

This past weekend, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines welcomed a record number of passengers on board KLM and KLM Cityhopper flights.On Sunday, a new 24-hour record was created with 93,048 passengers flying on KLM flights between Amsterdam and 139 destinations worldwide.

EVA Air reaches $1.5bn deal with Boeing

EVA Air reaches $1.5bn deal with Boeing

Boeing and EVA Air have finalised an order for five 777 Freighters. The order, valued at more than $1.5 billion at list prices, will represent the first 777 Freighters to join EVA Air’s fleet, and the first to be delivered to a Taiwanese airline. Boeing first announced EVA Air’s intent to order the five 777 Freighters at the 2015 Paris Air Show last month.

SkyWork Airlines launches new Swiss flights from London City

SkyWork Airlines launches new Swiss flights from London City

SkyWork Airlines has launched flights from London City Airport to the Swiss cities Basel and Bern. Flights are operated by a twin-engine turboprop Saab 2000 aircraft, departing at 07:20 between Monday and Friday with a Sunday service departing at 17:20. A weekday evening route departing at 18:10 will also come into service from Tuesday September 1st.

Hahn Air Lines joins Travelport Rich Branding distribution

Hahn Air Lines joins Travelport Rich Branding distribution

Hahn Air Lines has become the latest carrier to sign up to Travelport’s innovative airline merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content and Branding. The product is designed to enable airlines to market and retail their products more effectively to travel agents.

Emirates to add Bamako, Mali, to global network

Emirates to add Bamako, Mali, to global network

Emirates will connect Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali, to its global network from October 25th 2015. Bamako is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a population of about 2.3 million people, and is located in the south western part of Mali on the Niger River. Once services commence, it will become Emirates’ 28th destination in Africa and sixth in West Africa, further strengthening the region’s connectivity with the world through the airline’s global network of more than 140 destinations across six continents.

Breaking Travel News review: No.1 Traveller Lounge, London Gatwick

Breaking Travel News review: No.1 Traveller Lounge, London Gatwick

Airport lounges remain one of the great undiscovered gems of economy class travel. Long considered an essential by business types, these air-conditioned sanctuaries are now catching on among savvy travellers looking for that extra flourish of luxury. Here Breaking Travel News visits No.1 Traveller Lounge at Gatwick Airport to find out more.

Qatar Airways adds Sialkot and Faisalabad to Pakistan network

Qatar Airways adds Sialkot and Faisalabad to Pakistan network

Qatar Airways has launched two new destinations in Pakistan, Sialkot and Faisalabad. The airline has commenced four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already operates dedicated freighter services. At the same time Qatar Airways added Faisalabad to its Pakistan network with three flights a week.

Air Astana sees profits surge in second quarter

Air Astana sees profits surge in second quarter

Air Astana increased its operating profit by 115 per cent to $23.9 million in the first half of 2015. Net profit was $8.3 million, versus a loss of $36.4 million in the first half of 2014 – largely the result of a book loss following a local currency devaluation. At the same time passenger numbers increased by four per cent to 1.82 million.

Oman Air expands Omani pilot recruitment programme

Oman Air expands Omani pilot recruitment programme

Following a huge response to its current recruitment drive, Oman Air is expanding opportunities for Omani nationals to become pilots with the airline. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is now accepting applications from graduates with no prior flight training, as well as those who already have experience.

British Airways brings British wines to the skies

British Airways brings British wines to the skies

British Airways is serving up the best of British this summer in the form of a Bolney Estate Pinot Gris 2014 from the West Sussex located winery, plus tonic water from UK-based company, Fever-Tree. The airline will be serving the wine, which was a favourite tipple at Wimbledon this year, to its customers in the First cabin flying to and from the USA throughout August.