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LATAM to launch new flights to Puerto Natales, Patagonia

LATAM to launch new flights to Puerto Natales, Patagonia

LATAM Airlines has announced it will begin a twice-weekly seasonal service between Santiago and Puerto Natales, Patagonia, from December 6th 2016. The flights will operate until February 25th 2017. The route will offer passengers easier access during the summer months to Puerto Natales and surrounding attractions, including Torres del Paine National Park.

Beijing flights drive up passenger numbers at Manchester Airport

Beijing flights drive up passenger numbers at Manchester Airport

The launch of the north of England’s first ever flight service to mainland China helped drive annual passenger numbers at Manchester Airport over the 24 million mark for the first time in its 78-year history. June saw 2,520,036 passengers fly through the gateway, which is a 9.22 per cent increase on the same month last year.

LATAM Airlines to welcome first A320neo

LATAM Airlines to welcome first A320neo

LATAM Airlines Group’s first A320neo rolled out of the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Toulouse after the installation of Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines, showcasing the airline’s new coral and indigo livery. The aircraft will continue through the next stages of production, including completion of cabin furnishing, ground and flight tests.

AeroMobile brings mobile connectivity to Singapore Airlines

AeroMobile brings mobile connectivity to Singapore Airlines

In-flight connectivity provider AeroMobile has launched its first 3G connected Airbus A350 with Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines’ inaugural long-haul flight for the newly-connected aircraft took place from Singapore to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Delta to begin services to Havana, Cuba

Delta to begin services to Havana, Cuba

Delta will begin serving Havana, Cuba, this autumn from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami following the approval by the United States department of transportation. “Today has been a long-awaited moment to celebrate Delta’s historic return to Cuba, and we thank secretary Foxx, his team and the other US officials for granting us the authority to provide Havana service from Atlanta, Miami and New York,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Aer Lingus orders additional A330s

Aer Lingus orders additional A330s

Aer Lingus is planning to order a further two A330-300s, to add to its previous order of ten of the Airbus wide body twin-engine aircraft. The Irish carrier, which is expanding its transatlantic network, currently has eight A330s in its fleet with two more due to be delivered this year.

Travelport inks deal with Aeroflot

Travelport inks deal with Aeroflot

Travelport and Russian carrier Aeroflot have signed a new, long-term, full content agreement. The renewal builds upon the two companies’ long standing relationship and demonstrates commitment to the travel agency community.

LATAM expands partnership with Sabre

LATAM expands partnership with Sabre

Sabre Corporation has expanded its long-term technology agreement with LATAM Airlines Group with the implementation of its Flight Plan Manager and broadening the adoption of software-as-a-service solutions from the Sabre AirCentre operational suite. Sabre’s AirCentre Flight Plan Manager, which provides fully-automated flight planning capabilities and significant productivity savings, will help the group unify flight operations and fuel policies across its domestic operations in seven countries, as well as its international network.

London mayor calls for expansion of Gatwick Airport

London mayor calls for expansion of Gatwick Airport

The newly elected mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today visited Gatwick to hail the airport’s decision to boost its investment in the airport by an additional £200 million. Khan also underlined his support for the construction of a second runway at the airport. He called on the new prime minister, Theresa May, to support the capital’s economy by making a final decision on airport expansion in the south-east a top priority, and he urged that decision to be in favour of Gatwick.

Boeing welcomes centenary with worldwide celebrations

Boeing welcomes centenary with worldwide celebrations

Boeing today celebrates 100 years since its founding on July 15th, 1916. The company is marking a legacy of connecting and protecting people and nations, exploring Earth and space, and inspiring dreamers and doers alike through its products and services. Since starting out as a builder of wood and fabric floatplanes in a Seattle boathouse, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems.

Delta reports increase in profit for June quarter

Delta reports increase in profit for June quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported its latest financial results, including adjusted pre-tax income for the June 2016 quarter at $1.7 billion. At the same time, the carrier said it would cut capacity into the UK following the decision to leave the European Union.

Borussia Dortmund takes off in new team Airbus

Borussia Dortmund takes off in new team Airbus

Borussia Dortmund took off for the first time earlier on board their new team Airbus. The players of the eight-time German champions travelled – from Dortmund via Salzburg – to their first pre-season training camp on the Eurowings Airbus A320 painted in the club colours of black and yellow. Having their “own” aircraft went down well with the players who were waved off at Dortmund airport in the direction of the Kitzbühl Alps by Eurowings chief executives Oliver Wagner and Michael Knitter.