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Copenhagen Airport partners with Amadeus

Copenhagen Airport partners with Amadeus

Copenhagen Airport has chosen Amadeus as a long-term IT partner. This strategic partnership, in which Amadeus will provide Copenhagen Airports with next-generation cloud-based technology, will provide far reaching benefits including an improved operational performance and customer experience.

Flybe scales up in Sweden

Flybe scales up in Sweden

Flybe is scaling up its white label operations in Sweden, flying regional routes on behalf of SAS, Scandinavia's largest carrier, with an increase over the next couple of months of its ATR-72 fleet from three to five ATR-72 aircraft.

easyJet signs distribution deal with Sabre

easyJet signs distribution deal with Sabre

easyJet has signed a new long-term distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation. The agreement gives corporate travel agencies across Europe continued access to easyJet fares through the Sabre GDS.

Travelport inks deal with SAS

Travelport inks deal with SAS

SAS has signed up for Travelport’s merchandising functionality, Rich Content and Branding. SAS is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark focusing on the frequent traveller to and from Scandinavia.

Emirates enhances connectivity to Russia with S7 deal

Emirates enhances connectivity to Russia with S7 deal

Emirates and Russian carrier S7 Airlines have enhanced their partnership which is set to improve connectivity and benefits for customers across Russia. Emirates and S7 Airlines have been in an interline partnership since 2003 which was further enhanced in 2008. The new codeshare deal further builds on this strong partnership and sees the Emirates code added to more than 30 routes operated by S7 Airlines across Russia as well as on S7’s twice weekly service between Dubai to Novosibirsk.

Emirates launches direct Dubai-Auckland services

Emirates launches direct Dubai-Auckland services

Emirates has launched its first non-stop service between Dubai and Auckland, one of the world’s longest scheduled flights, bringing 39 European destinations and another 38 in Africa and the Middle East within just one stop of New Zealand. And to celebrate the milestone, the first service was operated with a double-decker A380 rather than the Boeing 777-200LR that will regularly fly the route.

Qatar Airways flies super-long-haul into Sydney

Qatar Airways flies super-long-haul into Sydney

Not to be outdone by the launch of Emirates’ [url=http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/emirates-launches-direct-dubai-auckland-services/]flight[/url] from Dubai to Auckland earlier, Qatar Airways today celebrated the arrival of its first flight from Doha to Sydney, making this the airline’s third gateway into Australia. The airline now operates a Boeing 777-300 daily from Doha to Sydney connecting Australian passengers to its global network of more than 150 destinations. Qatar Airways has been serving Australia since 2009 when it commenced flights to Melbourne, later adding flights to Perth in 2012.

The Nicholas Culpeper London Dry Gin to be distilled at Gatwick Airport

The Nicholas Culpeper London Dry Gin to be distilled at Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport and The Restaurant Group have today announced the opening of the world’s first airport gin distillery, following a significant surge in the popularity of premium gins. Creating a unique gin called ‘The Nicholas Culpeper London Dry Gin’, after the famous botanist, and distilled from an exotic blend of ingredients, including Chinese Cassia Bark and Angelica root from India, the distillery is now open landside in the North Terminal.

Amadeus signs LATAM for global distribution deal

Amadeus signs LATAM for global distribution deal

Amadeus has reached an agreement with LATAM Airlines Group for global distribution services. Opening new routes and reaching partnership deals with other fellow carriers is a big part of a network expansion strategy, but it is just as crucial to ensure that new content is made available to the widest possible customer base. With the full content agreement in place, travel agencies subscribed to the Amadeus system will have access to all of LATAM’s flights and other services.

American carriers line up to offer Cuba services

American carriers line up to offer Cuba services

United Airlines has submitted its formal application to the US department of transportation for authority to provide service from four of its largest US gateway cities – Newark/New York, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago – to Havana’s José Martí International Airport. At the same time American Airlines issued proposal to operate scheduled services, including ten daily frequencies to Havana from American’s Latin America gateway hub in Miami.

Lufthansa launches new Frankfurt-Panama City service

Lufthansa launches new Frankfurt-Panama City service

Lufthansa has launched a non-stop service between Frankfurt, Germany, and Panama City. Flight LH 484 departed from Frankfurt at 10:15 today, and is scheduled to arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama City at 16:40 local time this afternoon. Eastbound flight LH 485 will leave Panama City at 18:45 local time this evening, and is due to land in Frankfurt at 11:35 local time tomorrow.