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Vietjet launches two south-east Asia connections

Vietjet launches two south-east Asia connections

Vietjet has announced the launch of its newest international routes connecting Hanoi with Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City with Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The Hanoi to Taipei route will commence operations on a daily basis from October 30th, while the Ho Chi Minh City to Kaohsiung route will commence operations on December 12th,

Bresh to take up sales leadership role with Malaysia Airlines

Bresh to take up sales leadership role with Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has appointed Steven Bresh as its new head of leisure sales.In this newly created role, Bresh will initially oversee the strategic partnerships with UK tour operators. He brings with him more than 20 years industry experience, and has held senior aviation roles at Kuoni, Tui Travel and Virgin Holidays.

Air China launches Chengdu-Sydney services

Air China launches Chengdu-Sydney services

Air China will launch Chengdu-Sydney services on November 11th, 2016. After the launch of Chengdu-Frankfurt and Chengdu-Paris flights, this route is Air China's third intercontinental flight based in its Chengdu hub, and also its first nonstop service between western China and Oceania.

Emirates enhances service to Khartoum

Emirates enhances service to Khartoum

Emirates is set to upgrade its service between Dubai and Khartoum with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER on the route from 1st September 2016. The Boeing 777 will replace the current Airbus A340-300 and offer travellers on the route an enhanced on-board product experience and additional seats in Economy Class.

Lufthansa cabin crew accept new contract offer

Lufthansa cabin crew accept new contract offer

Lufthansa has welcomed the approval by the members of the Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO), the union of the company’s crew staff, of the terms and conditions of the proposed new collective labour agreements cabin personnel. The approval promises longer-term industrial peace on the collective labour agreements front, the airline said in a statement.

KLM adds Namibia and Angola to winter schedule

KLM adds Namibia and Angola to winter schedule

KLM is expanding its network of routes this winter, offering three direct flights a week from Amsterdam to Windhoek via Luanda, Angola. As of October, a KLM Airbus A330-200 will depart from Amsterdam at 22:45 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for an overnight flight to the Namibian capital.

Korean Air long-haul passengers to face $120 no-show fees

Korean Air long-haul passengers to face $120 no-show fees

Korean Air has announced it will introduce ‘no-show’ fees for passengers who fail to provide advance notice that they no longer require a flight booking. Korean Air confirmed fees will be applied to tickets purchased from October 1st for passengers who either do not cancel their reservation prior to the scheduled time of departure or passengers who do not board their flight after check-in has been completed.

Qatar Airways signs first Australian Football League deal with Sydney Swans

Qatar Airways signs first Australian Football League deal with Sydney Swans

Qatar Airways has marked its first foray into the Australian Football League with a three-year sponsorship of the Sydney Swans, signing with the team until the end of the 2019 season. The multiple-award winning carrier was named Official International Airline Partner earlier at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, home of the Sydney Swans. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways has long supported some of the best sports clubs and events in the world."

Record results at Qantas as turnaround comes to fruition

Record results at Qantas as turnaround comes to fruition

Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $1.53 billion for the 12 months ended June 30th 2016 – the best result in its 95-year history. The record performance is a 57 per cent per cent improvement on financial year 2015. Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar Group and Qantas Loyalty all reported record results.

Aeromexico adds live television to Dreamliner fleet

Aeromexico adds live television to Dreamliner fleet

Aeromexico has added live television to its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This new service will initially offer two channels - Sport 24 for live sporting action from around the world, and CNN International. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the service will be available to passengers from both the seatback inflight entertainment and communications system and on their own personal electronic devices.

Finnair to boost UK & Ireland connections for summer 2017

Finnair to boost UK & Ireland connections for summer 2017

Finnair has announced that capacity between the UK and Ireland to Helsinki will increase for the summer 2017 season due to high demand. Edinburgh will be served by up to five weekly flights operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a dual business and economy class configuration.

Delta Air Lines to move to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines to move to Terminal 3 at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective September 14th, 2016. Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3.