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Malaysia Airlines expands presence in Australia

Malaysia Airlines expands presence in Australia

Malaysia Airlines has reinforced its commitment to the Australian market off the back of a very successful third quarter. The carrier has confirmed the appointment of Donna Jones to the position of sales executive for Western Australia, Michaela Kemp as sales executive South Australia and the Northern Territory, and Melinda Voon as brand and communication manager.

Hertz Global extends partnership with Air France-KLM

Hertz Global extends partnership with Air France-KLM

Hertz Global Holdings has confirmed that Hertz, Thrifty and Firefly will serve as Air France’s exclusive car rental providers for four years. The news follows the renewal of the 28 year partnership between Hertz and Air France–KLM Group.

Five killed in Melbourne light aircraft crash

Five killed in Melbourne light aircraft crash

Five people have been killed after a light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. Four United States citizens and their Australian pilot are confirmed dead following the accident.

Virgin Atlantic to connect London Heathrow to Barbados

Virgin Atlantic to connect London Heathrow to Barbados

Virgin Atlantic has today announced plans to launch the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Barbados. The new, twice weekly service will launch on December 12th to help make Christmas in the Caribbean a reality for even more holidaymakers.

Boeing debuts 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

Boeing debuts 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut earlier at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston site celebrated the event, along with US president Donald Trump and South Carolina governor Henry McMaster.

Air Mauritius signs for two new A330-900neo planes

Air Mauritius signs for two new A330-900neo planes

Air Mauritius has announced the introduction of two new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft on long term operating lease from Air Lease Corporation. The planes will join the fleet in September and October next year, in replacement for two A340-300E aircraft whose leases will expire in November and December 2018.