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Qatar Airways to offer Chang Mai, Thailand, flights from December

Qatar Airways to offer Chang Mai, Thailand, flights from December

Qatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from December 16th. The airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200. The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai will be the fourth city in the Asian country to be served by Qatar Airways, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on December 6th.

EVA Air to launch Chicago flights in November

EVA Air to launch Chicago flights in November

Star Alliance member EVA Air has announced a brand new route, the third to be launched in 2016, further reinforcing its status as one of Asia’s most dynamic carriers. As of November 3rd, EVA Air will connect Taipei directly with Chicago on its latest-model, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, making the ‘Windy City’ its eighth gateway into North America.

Tianjin Airlines takes UK representation ahead of Gatwick launch

Tianjin Airlines takes UK representation ahead of Gatwick launch

Ahead of the launch of its new service from the UK to China, expanding Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines has appointed Rooster PR to run its UK press office and social media channels. Rooster will be responsible for launching Tianjin Airlines in the UK and driving awareness of the airline’s new twice-weekly Gatwick service through the development and implementation of strategic, proactive and creative PR campaigns.

Norwegian launches low-cost flights to Las Vegas from Gatwick

Norwegian launches low-cost flights to Las Vegas from Gatwick

Norwegian is continuing the expansion of its low-cost long-haul network by launching a new direct route to the bright lights of Las Vegas from London Gatwick. The twice weekly flights will launch from London Gatwick on October 31st, on the airline’s brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which feature two cabins – premium and economy.

Deer Jet launches first VVIP Boeing Business Jet 787 Dreamliner

Deer Jet launches first VVIP Boeing Business Jet 787 Dreamliner

Deer Jet is to become the operator of world's first VVIP BBJ 787 Dreamliner. Deer Jet and Boeing announced jointly at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, the largest business aviation event in Europe. This VVIP BBJ 787 is truly a Dream Jet. It has a range of 16,000 kilometres and can fly nonstop for 17.5 hours at Mach 0.85.

easyJet shares positive EU message with prime minister Cameron

easyJet shares positive EU message with prime minister Cameron

easyJet has welcomed British prime minister David Cameron to its headquarters in Luton. Several hundred easyJet employees, including pilots, cabin crew, engineers and administrative staff, attended the event. Cameron gave easyJet employees the chance to hear for themselves the government's view on the forthcoming EU referendum.

VietJet places $11.3bn order for 100 737 MAX aircraft with Boeing

VietJet places $11.3bn order for 100 737 MAX aircraft with Boeing

Vietjet and Boeing have finalised an order for 100 737 MAX 200 aircraft, the largest ever commercial aircraft purchase in Vietnam’s aviation history. Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and US president Barack Obama witnessed the historic agreement, which has been valued at approximately US$11.3 billion.

Malaysia Airlines grows fleet with two new Airbus A350-900s

Malaysia Airlines grows fleet with two new Airbus A350-900s

Malaysia Airlines Berhad has exercised the lease option for a 12-year lease agreement for an additional two new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation. The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under the existing Lease Agreement for the four A350-900s signed by both parties in September last year.

Iberia seeks to expand Japanese connections with JAL deal

Iberia seeks to expand Japanese connections with JAL deal

The first step has been taken to enable Iberia to join British Airways, Finnair and Japan Airlines in their successful joint business on flights between Europe and Japan. JAL has submitted its application to the Japanese ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism seeking antitrust immunity with Iberia to cooperate on flights between Europe and Japan.

EgyptAir MS804 ‘did not’ change course before crash

EgyptAir MS804 ‘did not’ change course before crash

EgyptAir flight MS804 did not swerve and change direction before disappearing from radar screens, according to officials in Egypt. Greece had previously suggested the plane had turned 90 degrees left and performed a 360 degree turn to the right before it crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar screens on route from Paris to Cairo last Thursday.

Monarch group launches new trade website in UK

Monarch group launches new trade website in UK

Monarch has launched its new trade [url=http://www.monarchagents.co.uk]website[/url]. The site, which provides agents with access to the full range of Monarch holidays, hotels and flights, completes the company’s move to a single brand strategy. The holiday section of the new site has been designed to reflect the needs and requirements of agents, and many of the features reflect feedback that Monarch has received.

Lufthansa extends NetJets private flight option for luxury passengers

Lufthansa extends NetJets private flight option for luxury passengers

For the past eleven years, Lufthansa has been offering its passengers exclusive travel by private aircraft and customised flight schedules with Lufthansa Private Jet. Due to the success of the premium service, the airline has now extended its strategic alliance by five years with NetJets, the world's largest provider of private jet flights.