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Arabian Travel Market 2017: Kamark to take up equity partners leadership at Etihad

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Kamark to take up equity partners leadership at Etihad

Etihad Aviation Group has announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as chief executive, airline equity partners. He will be responsible for leading and developing the group’s minority equity investment strategy, which includes stakes in airberlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Virgin Australia.

Iberia unveils new Premium Economy cabin

Iberia unveils new Premium Economy cabin

Iberia has presented its first Airbus A340/600 fitted with its new Premium Economy seating section to travel agencies, major companies, and the media. Iberia Maintenance will install the new seats on the aircraft already in Iberia’s fleet at its Madrid hangars, while the A350s the airline has on order will come factory-equipped with the new seating section.

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus delivers first ever A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.

Emirates to cut US flights following fall in demand

Emirates to cut US flights following fall in demand

Dubai-based airline Emirates will cut the number of flights it offers to United States following attempts to ban travellers from Muslim-majority countries by president Trump. Since taking office in November last year, Trump has signed two executive orders banning refugees and citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.