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Air Serbia launches flights to New York

Air Serbia launches flights to New York

Etihad Airways’ equity partner Air Serbia has launched flights to the United States, a milestone achieved with the support of, and in collaboration with, several of Etihad Airways equity partner airlines. Air Serbia, in which Etihad Airways has a 49 per cent stake, launched its five-times-a-week scheduled flights between its Belgrade hub and New York JFK International Airport, marking a return of direct air links between Serbia and the USA after a 24-year absence.

Eurowings opens new Austrian subsidiary

Eurowings opens new Austrian subsidiary

Eurowings has launched a new subsidiary in Austria. The first aircraft of Austrian Eurowings Europe took off on its initial flight to Alicante earlier. The passengers on the almost fully-booked flight to Alicante were looked after by the newly recruited and trained Eurowings Europe crew.

Hong Kong Airlines launches twice weekly Saipan service

Hong Kong Airlines launches twice weekly Saipan service

Commencing on July 6th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will exclusively operate twice-weekly direct flight between Hong Kong and Saipan International Airport. Airbus A333 aircraft with 292 seats, including 32 business class seats will be deployed on the route. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is a group of 14 islands in which Saipan is the largest one and its capital.

Dubai International prepares for peak summer season

Dubai International prepares for peak summer season

The annual summer travel peak is here and Dubai International is gearing up to welcome nearly two million passengers over the two weekends of June 30th and July 7th. The world’s number one hub for international passengers has lined up an exciting array of activities and deals – covering food, relaxation and retail therapy, as part of its now popular [email protected] campaign.

AWAS increases Airbus A320 order

AWAS increases Airbus A320 order

AWAS, the Dublin-based leading global aircraft leasing company has announced an order for an additional 15 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320ceo and three A321ceo aircraft. Dave Siegel, AWAS chief executive, remarked on the deal: “AWAS is pleased to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus in reaching this deal for the order of 15 A320ceo Family aircraft which will include a mix of both A321 and A320 aircraft.

flydubai to serve Prague with daily flights

flydubai to serve Prague with daily flights

Dubai-based flydubai has announced that it will begin daily operations to Prague from July 1st, up from four weekly flights, reports Phil Blizzard. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive of flydubai, told Breaking Travel News: “We are delighted to offer more flights to Prague which remains a popular destination for our passengers in the GCC."

oneworld offers new Kyushu, Japan, fares

oneworld offers new Kyushu, Japan, fares

oneworld has added a third alliance fare for travel around Japan – this time focusing on the Kyushu region. Kyushu, which means “Nine Provinces”, is the country’s third largest island and the most south-westerly of its main islands.

Low-cost carrier POP seeks to connect UK to India

Low-cost carrier POP seeks to connect UK to India

POP, the new low-cost, long-haul airline in the making, plans to operate non-stop flights from the UK to Amritsar and Ahmedabad in India. Currently flights between the UK and India are predominantly between London Heathrow and just two main destinations, Mumbai and Delhi, and three supporting ones, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

TAP Portugal boosts United States flights with two new routes

TAP Portugal boosts United States flights with two new routes

TAP Portugal has increased its direct non-stop weekly flights to the United States as it welcomes the introduction of its new A330 aircraft to the fleet. The Star Alliance-member will now offer daily non-stop direct flights from Lisbon to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

Emirates releases 360-video of Airbus A380 cockpit

Emirates releases 360-video of Airbus A380 cockpit

Emirates has released the world’s first 360-video tour of the A380 cockpit. Watch captain Thomas Ziarno from New Zealand and first officer Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Busaeedi from the United Arab Emirates give an immersive 360-view tour of the flight deck controls of an Emirates A380, the world’s largest commercial aircraft.

MAG wins Connecticut airport lounge deal

MAG wins Connecticut airport lounge deal

MAG USA has been awarded a contract to design, build and operate an Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. MAG USA is a subsidiary of MAG, owner of Stansted and Manchester airports in the UK. The contract, awarded by Bradley International Airport’s owner, the Connecticut Airport Authority, is the third major contract win for the new MAG USA business in its first year of operation.