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Cox and Kings wins ‘India’s favourite Tour Operator’ at Condé Nast Traveller RTA  

Cox and Kings wins ‘India’s favourite Tour Operator’ at Condé Nast Traveller RTA

Cox & Kings Ltd., the popular Indian tour operator, was crowned winner at the seventh edition of Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards (RTA). It bagged the prestigiou......
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Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport  

Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport

Austrian lounges receive new design with a focus on Austria and individuality Renovation of all three Business Class lounges and all two Senator lounges
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Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers  

Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers

Expedia has launched an ad campaign for its Indian consumers themed - What a pleasant surprise! The ad conceptualized by Taproot Dentsu, aims to acquire new shoppers and customers to the site......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines transported around 953,000 passengers in November 2017, corresponding to a rise of 9.3 percent compared to November of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the expansion of Europe......
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flydubai announces new destinations in Europe  

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced the launch of two new European routes for next year: flights to Krakow will start on April 8, 2018 and flights to Catania will start on June 13, 2018. f......
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Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines  

Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of......
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Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice  

Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice

As per the TOI report, Mumbai airport’s runway may have a declared capacity to handle 46 takeoffs and departure in an hour, but twice on Friday—once in the morning and once in the......
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Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again  

Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has been voted the ‘Best Airline (Domestic) 2017’ by the readers of luxury travel magazine, Travel + Leisure India & South ......
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Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria  

Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria

Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 31st time. Flight OS 858 with the valuable cargo on board landed safely at Vien......
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Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers  

Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers

Dual aviation management studies in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Worms starting in March 2018 Austrian Airlines looking for up to e......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of October, 2017. Following are the salient features:   Passengers carried by domestic airli......
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GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights  

GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights

·         Inducts 4 A320 NEOs ·         
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Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again  

Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again

Today, November 16, 2017, 24 future pilots are commencing their training to become fully-qualified pilots for Austrian Airlines. Their first training flight in Goodyear, Arizona (USA) will tak......
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South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East  

South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East

South African Tourism is pleased to announce Hanneli Slabber’s appointment to the new position which is intended to bring better synergies to South African Tourism’s operations in the r......
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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year

  Increase of passenger load factor by 1.2 percentage points in October January-October 2017: 13.3 percent increase in passenger......
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Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans  

Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans

According to a report by Anumeha Chaturvedi in The Economic Time, the alarming levels of smog and pollution and the closure of the runway at the Delhi airport will likely affect the itineraries o......
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GoAir adds 15 new flights to Winter Schedule  

GoAir adds 15 new flights to Winter Schedule

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced its winter schedule. This schedule will include an expansion of their customer offerings with the addition of 15 ......
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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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ixigo launches, ixigo money for hassle free bookings  

ixigo launches, ixigo money for hassle free bookings

ixigo has launched a first of its kind virtual travel currency, 'ixigo money' which according to the company, is 'free of any gimmicky offers and restrictions posed by loyalty program......
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Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism  

Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism

As per a Bernama report, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and GMR Hyderabad Internatio......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly  

Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats  

First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats

Altogether 252 Premium Economy seats will be installed in twelve long-haul aircraft High traveling comfort due to more legroom, additional service and extr......
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Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India  

Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India

According to a report by The Hindu Business Line, the number of leisure travel visitors from India to Philippines is steadily going up and likely to cross the 1-lakh mark this year. Efforts are b......
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Leslie Thng joins Vistara as Chief Executive Officer  

Leslie Thng joins Vistara as Chief Executive Officer

Vistara recently announced the appointment of Leslie Thng as Chief Executive Officer effective October 16, 2017. Thng is succeeding Phee Teik Yeoh, who returns to Singapore Airlines to take u......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots

Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight  

Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight

According to a report by Tarun Shukla in The Hindustan Times, airlines are offering a Diwali bonanza to travellers in the form of sharp fare cuts, a sign that demand for plane seats in the festiv......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October  

New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October

Austrian Airlines will initiate flight service to the Seychelles starting with its winter 2017/18 flight schedule. As of October 25, 2017, Austrian will fly non-stop every Wednesday&......
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Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India  

Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India

As per the TNN report, after a two-month pilot project in February, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has given push to its plan to make Kempegowda International Airport (KIA......
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Air India subsidiary AIESL inks MRO MoU with SIAEC  

Air India subsidiary AIESL inks MRO MoU with SIAEC

As per a PTI report, Air India's subsidiary AIESL has forged a partnership with Singapore Airlines' engineering arm, as AIESL seeks to get a foothold in the global MRO market besides ......
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Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai  

Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai

As per the Economic Times report, the aviation ministry has asked domestic airlines to submit proof of Dubai airport’s commitment of more slots to them before agreeing to increase the numbe......
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flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica  

flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, which will begin on November 1. With two flights a week, the flights include a stopove......
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SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association  

SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association

SriLankan Airlines added another feather to its cap by being honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (......
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Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide  

Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide

As per the New York Times News Service report, flights were delayed and travellers struggled to check-in at airports around the world on Thursday after a software programme used by several ma......
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Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year  

Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year

On September 30, 1957, the company “Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft” was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s......
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Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples  

Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples

With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples......
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SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award  

SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award

SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier SriLankan Airlines, was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recen......
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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

Heinz Lachinger, 50, the longstanding CFO and Member of the Extended Management Board of Austrian Airlines, will leave the company on his own request at the end of March 2018. The search for a succ......
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Alitalia to resume flights  to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight  

Alitalia to resume flights to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet  entered  codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet entered codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building......
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Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players  

Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players

From Mom and Pop Travel Consultants to established Travel Agencies - which still handle 60%+ Indian Holiday Travellers - Technology has been a major painpoint in the Indian B2B Travel space. Despit......
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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched  

Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched

The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju has announced that the process for bidding for the second round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN will start today. Briefin......
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Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways  

Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways

Vistara announced the launch of an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways. The partnership enables Qatar Airways’ customers to travel on Vistara’s domestic......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of July, 2017. Following are the salient features: Passengers carried by domestic airlines d......
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Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent  

Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent

This summer marks the fifteenth anniversary of the first Brussels Airlines flight to Kinshasa. Very soon after the creation of the airline, Brussels Airlines already started its African network, th......
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Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai  

Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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DGCA to meet airlines in Mumbai for discussing safety audit by ICAO  

DGCA to meet airlines in Mumbai for discussing safety audit by ICAO

All the players active in the India aviation sector will meet in Mumbai to prepare for an upcoming safety audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) agency......
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"Embraer fleet complete – #17 OE-LWN took off on maiden flight"

On the weekend, the seventeenth Embraer Jet bearing the registration number OE-LWN took off on its initial flight OS 683 from Vienna to Zagreb. Thus, the Embraer fleet is complete, which is gradual......
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AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport    

AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport

As of September 1, 2017, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their cooperation program entitled “AIRail” on the route between Salzburg Central R......
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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket  

300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket

Flying to more countries and also international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has started to operate four weekly flights to Phuket as from 17th July.
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IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay  

IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solut......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions  

GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions

The government's clarification that goods and services tax would not be applicable on imports of aircraft has eased the supply of spare parts for IndiGo's many A320 neo planes that have Pra......
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GoAir extends its Fly Smart offerings!  

GoAir extends its Fly Smart offerings!

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, has launched 2 new initiatives keeping in mind the ever changing need of today’s traveller. The launch of Smart Snack, which is specifica......
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South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme  

South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme

South African Tourism concluded the 7th edition of its annual travel trade training sessions in Delhi.  Aimed at equipping travel agents with the best tips to sell the destination, ‘Lear......
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16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna  

16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 549 from Vienna to Bologna. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWP is the 16th of a total of 17 aircraft of this type, which will jo......
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Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion  

Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion

Emirates supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and ......
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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0  

Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0

The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the AirSewa web portal and mobile app that was l......
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Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain  

Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can now book their flights with Etihad Airways and its partner ai......
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India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka  

India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organised a travel-trade interaction in Kolkata on the 6th July, this year. The objective of this event was to highlight and boom Sri Lanka as a leading leisure a......
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Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo  

Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo

Austrian Airlines will include two new long-haul destinations in its portfolio starting in 2018. As of May 15, 2018, it will offer up to five weekly flights to Tokyo, and also fly to Cape Town twic......
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TAAI conducts GST Educational Workshop for Northern Region Members  

TAAI conducts GST Educational Workshop for Northern Region Members

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) conducted educational workshop on GST for its northern region members along with Sumit Jhunjhunwala, Senior Partner GMJ and Co.   ......
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Qatar Airways Congratulates Germany On Winning The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017  

Qatar Airways Congratulates Germany On Winning The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, congratulates Germany on winning the final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 which took place Sunday night in St. Petersbur......
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Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines  

Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines that will see the airline add three new destinations to its network in Mainland China.  
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Air Canada Rouge celebrates its Fourth Birthday Anniversary  

Air Canada Rouge celebrates its Fourth Birthday Anniversary

Air Canada Rouge has celebrated its birthday, marking four years of providing customers memorable beginnings and endings to their journeys. From its first flight on Canada Day 2013, Air Canada'......
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IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India  

IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India

IndiGo, India's largest carrier in terms of market share, has expressed interest in Air India, Secretary Civil Aviation R N Choubey told reporters today. "Post the Cabinet decision tomorrow, we......
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Initial Flight to Shiraz to Depart on Sunday  

Initial Flight to Shiraz to Depart on Sunday

Austrian Airlines will take off on its initial flight to Shiraz. Four weekly flights will be offered to Shiraz with a stopover in Isfahan. Austrian Airlines now boasts an extensive offering to Iran......
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Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India  

Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 services to India. Mumbai will be the 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The daily s......
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Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers  

Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers

Austrian Airlines opens its own Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for premium customers. Senators, Star Gold ticket holders and Business Class passengers have a total of ten Senator and Busi......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Singapore Airlines To Serve 'Popular Local Fare' As Voted By Customers  

Singapore Airlines To Serve 'Popular Local Fare' As Voted By Customers

In collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and in conjunction with Singapore Food Festival1, Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers have voted for their favourite ‘Popular Local Fare&rsq......
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Qatar Airways Sees A Strong Investment Opportunity In American Airlines  

Qatar Airways Sees A Strong Investment Opportunity In American Airlines

Qatar Airways sees a strong investment opportunity in American Airlines. Qatar Airways believes in American Airlines’ fundamentals and intends to build a passive position in the company with ......
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GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi  

GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, is set to increase its operations between Bengaluru and New Delhi with the launch of a third daily direct flight between the two cities, with e......
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myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet  

myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet

Austrian Airlines is offering myPanorama, a 360° tour of the flight cabins in the Austrian Airlines fleet. This means passengers and other interested parties can virtually visit the aircraft, a......
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Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year  

Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year

Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of Indonesia, has been awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew 2017' by the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Fr......
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GoAir launches Aviation Security Training Institute  

GoAir launches Aviation Security Training Institute

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the establishment of its ‘Aviation Security Training Institute (ASTI)’ which has been duly approved by Bureau of Ci......
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World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again  

World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline ......
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Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia  

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia

The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, has received support from AirAsia which today organised a ‘Top Shopper’s shopping chal......
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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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Linking up Sao Paulo to its freighter network, Turkish Cargo continues to strengthen its coverage  

Linking up Sao Paulo to its freighter network, Turkish Cargo continues to strengthen its coverage

Turkish Cargo, the leading brand providing services to 120 countries in the world thanks to its extensive network, launches its scheduled cargo flights on June 25, 2017 to Sao Paulo which is one of......
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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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Vistara announces The Great Monsoon Sale : all-in fares starting INR 849  

Vistara announces The Great Monsoon Sale : all-in fares starting INR 849

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched ‘The Great Monsoon Sale’ that offers all-inclusive fares starting INR 849 in Economy Class and INR 2099 in Premium Eco......
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Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer  

Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce a special offer exclusively for its new and existing KrisFlyer loyalty card members. Rewarding those who love to travel, customers booking a Singapore Airl......
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Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year  

Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of May 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 15.1......
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Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico  

Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines cooperation in......
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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei  

Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei

Air Canada inaugurated daily, year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan, the carrier's tenth destination in Asia with the departure of AC011 following a gate celebration at YVR. ......
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GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi  

GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the launch of three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi. GoAir will give business travellers an effective same......
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Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals  

Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals

The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna  

Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna

Flight OS 1088 from New York carrying a total of 181 passengers landed in Vienna. Quite a few stars were on board such as Ute Lemper, Amanda Lepore, Dionne Warwick and many more. The celebrities tr......
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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Lufthansa provides cabin staff with iPads  

Lufthansa provides cabin staff with iPads

The issuing of 20,000 cabin mobile devices is a major step in Lufthansa's year of digitization.   A gentle push on the home button and the digital world opens up to the use......
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SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter  

SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

SpiceJet reported a quarterly profit of INR 41.6 crore for the three months ended March 31st, 2017, making it the ninth successive profitable quarter for the airline. Net profit for FY 2017 stood a......
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SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking  

SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking

Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce1 Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildlife and thei......
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Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA

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Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr. Dube's appointme......
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Austrian Airlines Offers Flight Service to Gothenburg Starting Now  

Austrian Airlines Offers Flight Service to Gothenburg Starting Now

The Austrian Airlines jet featuring flight number OS 323 took off for its initial flight to Gothenburg in Sweden. In the future, the airline will deploy an Embraer aircraft for three weekly flights......
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Malaysia Airlines Introduces Newly Enhanced Japanese Meal Service Onboard

Malaysia Airlines recently unveiled the newly enhanced Business Class Japanese meal service onboard its non-stop return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo and Osaka as part of its commitment in tra......
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Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights  

Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights

Passengers flying on board Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a delicious Iftar meal box infused with a traditional Middle Eastern twist to break their f......
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Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director  

Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director

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Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice  

Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice

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Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing  

Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing

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Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year  

Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year

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Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'  

Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere, international airline, has been honoured as ‘India’s Best Full Service Airline’, at Holida......
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Expedia TAAP Appoints Dex Group as India GSA

Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP), the largest global travel agency affiliation program, has appointed Dex Group as its GSA in India with effect from 21st May, 2017. This association wi......
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Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards  

Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards

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China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto  

China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto

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AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival  

AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival

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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations  

IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan  

Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan

Cathay Pacific today announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effect......
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SIA Cargo To Be Re-Integrated As A Division Within Singapore Airlines  

SIA Cargo To Be Re-Integrated As A Division Within Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) wholly-owned subsidiary, SIA Cargo, is to be re-integrated as a Division within SIA, in a move intended to improve efficiency through greater synergy with the wider ......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab

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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

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Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final  

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The four best European teams have competed this weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul. Curiously, all of them already disputed the 201......
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New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling  

New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and ......
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SriLankan Airlines increases frequencies to New Delhi  

SriLankan Airlines increases frequencies to New Delhi

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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest  

SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the Airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations. The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held......
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Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition  

Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition

To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite c......
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Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India  

Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India

In its commitment to offering a seamless travel experience to its customers, Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched self-service kiosk check-in at Delhi’s Terminal......
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United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations  

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

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Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart  

Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 183 from Vienna to Stuttgart. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWO is the fourteenth aircraft of this type in the ......
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Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017  

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 1.1 million passengers, corresponding to a ri......
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Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism Convention held in Kolkata

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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017  

Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

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Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement  

Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement

Middle East Airlines (ME) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement. The agreement will be effective as of May 15th, covering routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expanding the trave......
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First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020  

First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport, reports Mint. J......
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Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years  

Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years

While delivering the key note address at the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the country has seen ......
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FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide  

FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide

Austrian Airlines was the world's most punctual airline in March 2017. This can be seen in the latest statistics from flightstats.com for global airlines. With an arrival on-time rate of 92.72%......
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Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation  

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and starting tomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus ......
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Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today announced the launch of #VistaraPriority, a priority handling service that is designed to enhance the travel experience of its Economy Clas......
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Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney  

Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

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Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation together with partners from the Maldivian Tourism Industry are participating at the 24th Annual Arabian Travel Market. The event opened toda......
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Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines  

Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines

Gujarat is a state with important economic relations with Belgium, especially in the diamond sector, the pharmaceutical and chemistry industry. Since end of March, the Belgian leading airline Bruss......
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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand  

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 ......
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Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra  

Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and strategic partner Jet Airways, India’s full-service premium international carrier, have signed a ground breaking agreemen......
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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector on 27th April, 2017. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also flag off ......
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Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer, Airline Equity Partners. Mr. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’......
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SpiceJet launches its 2nd daily direct flight on Kolkata–Dhaka sector  

SpiceJet launches its 2nd daily direct flight on Kolkata–Dhaka sector

Low-Cost carrier SpiceJet has recently flagged off its second daily direct flight services to Dhaka from Kolkata. The new flight will be operational starting from May 16, 2017.  ......
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SWISS will again offer direct flights between London and Sion in the 2017/18 winter timetable period  

SWISS will again offer direct flights between London and Sion in the 2017/18 winter timetable period

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to operate further direct flights between London and Sion in Southwest Switzerland in the coming winter timetab......
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Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit. Beginning of April, the electronic flight folder (eFF) app largely replaced the paper briefing. For the first time, pilo......
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Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam  

Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is proud to announce the launch of two new flights directly connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The......
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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

  Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Air......
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China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch  

China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch

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United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance  

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

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British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years  

British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways' operation at the Sussex-based hub has ......
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Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is working with stakeholders on a roadmap to increase Airside Capacity of Delhi Airport from the current 67 movements per hour to 95 movements per hour at peak time i......
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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

. Increase of around 14% more passengers than the previous year   . Seat load factor of 77.2% is a 0.8-percentage-point improvement from March 2016   . Pri......
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Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017  

Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017

Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, will be appointed Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited with effect from 1st May 2017.  He will play a leading role in the Swire group&......
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UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. ......
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$34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies  

Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’ – Emirates Team New Zealand’s race boat - from Auckland to Bermuda in advance of ......
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Indigo will launch flights to Mangaluru from Bengaluru and Mumbai  

Indigo will launch flights to Mangaluru from Bengaluru and Mumbai

IndiGo will operate two daily flights to Bengaluru and one to Mumbai reinforcing its commitment to South India market. Flights to Bengaluru will depart MIA at 7am and 4.20pm and reach KIA at 7.55am......
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India’s leading European Airline Lufthansa, will operate its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the ......
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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017  

Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the ......
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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet  

Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

In its commitment to redefining air travel in India, Vistara, the country’s finest full service carrier, has elevated its in-flight service to new heights by offering Starbucks® India Est......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement  

Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1 June 2......
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Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.  

Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today.   Permanently reinforcing its position a......
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Emirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017  

Emirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017

Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. In additio......
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Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme  

Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA),  launched  'Passenger is Prime (PIP) programme.    &nb......
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Emirates SkyCargo keeps perishables fresh with Emirates SkyFresh  

Emirates SkyCargo keeps perishables fresh with Emirates SkyFresh

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates SkyFresh - a suite of solutions that help maintain the freshness of perishabl......
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Indigo launches daily non-stop flights to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai  

Indigo launches daily non-stop flights to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai

Indigo Continuing to strengthen its network in the Middle-East region, It has announced Doha as its 7th international and 46th overall destination. With Doha as a new destination, IndiGo is all set......
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German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka  

German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka

Mr. Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Deutscher Reise Verband (DRV) also known as German Travel Association is very optimistic in hosting their next AGM in Sri Lanka with the participation......
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Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia  

Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia.       The revised text of......
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Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia  

Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on......
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PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500  

PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500

The government on Thursday announced the list of airlines that will be connecting unserved airports in the country. 50 per cent of seats on every flight will cost Rs 2,500 per seat unde......
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Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight  

Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight

Brussel Airllines launched Mumbai-Brussels direct flight. Mumbai, India’s economic metropolis, is connected five times a week to Brussels Airport. The Since a year, Europe’s capital was......
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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights  

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.    ......
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Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire  

Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire

 In celebration of UAE’s Year of Giving, Emirates Skywards’ annual Thanks a Million campaign has created yet another Miles millionaire while supporting a good cau......
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Vistara Airlines customer care number will temporarily unavailable for a week

Vistara's customer service number +91 9289228888 will be temporarily unavailable from 29th March until 4th April due to a system switch.   Read More >>
Ben Gurion airport ranked among world's top ten and no. 1 for shopping  

Ben Gurion airport ranked among world's top ten and no. 1 for shopping

Ben Gurion airport was recently listed in the top ten best airports in the world according to online travel agency eDreams, and as #1 in the world for shopping.  
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Airlines mocks Trump's ban on Laptops and Tablets  

Airlines mocks Trump's ban on Laptops and Tablets

Emirates, Royal Jordanian and other airlines mocks the decision of US President Trump's Decision of ban on Laptops and Tablets while passengers travel to US from Middle East.  ......
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Vistara Airlines are conducting walk-in interviews in Lucknow on 30th March 2017 for Cabin Crew for Delhi Base. Vistara is looking for warm, well-groomed and ......
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Air Asia announced two new domestic routes in India  

Air Asia announced two new domestic routes in India

Budget carrier AirAsia India today announced the induction of the ninth Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet, besides commencement of flight services to two new destinations......
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Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance  

Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance

National airline PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA.JK) and its subsidiaries maintained positive performance throughout 2016 with a net profit of US$9.36 Mil, or the equivalent of IDR 12......
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IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally  

IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo......
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Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network  

Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network

Voronezh and Samara will be the most recent destinations of Turkish Airlines to be served in Russia. Currently operating to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Ast......
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ITB China announces their first partner airline: China Eastern and ITB China signed a corresponding partnership agreement on 10 February 2017. ITB China will take place from ......
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IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination  

IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination

Consolidating its position in the Middle-East market, IndiGo, has announced Sharjah as its 6th new international destination recently. Effective March 20, IndiGo will operate its new daily no......
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Boeing rolled out its newest jetliner, the 737 MAX 9, early Tuesday at its assembly line here. The Chicago-based airplane-maker anticipates a first flight for the aircraft in May of this year. ......
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Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia  

Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia

The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, in a joint press conference with Tourism Australia, announced that it will increase seasonal flight frequencies on the Jakarta - Australia routes f......
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ICRA : India’s air passenger traffic grows 20% in December 2016

According to ICRA Ltd, during December 2016, the air passenger traffic in India stood at 24.3 million, exhibiting a substantial growth of 20% over December 2015. During the nine months of FY2......
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Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world  

Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has been featured as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Brands in the World by Richtopia, a leading digital ......
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Indigo launches it's 37th domestic route, Delhi - Madurai  

Indigo launches it's 37th domestic route, Delhi - Madurai

IndiGo airlines on Wednesday launched two flights from Madurai, connecting the temple town to New Delhi via Chennai. IndiGo will operate a flight from Delhi to Madurai via ......
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Goverment's Proposal to sell 51% stake of Air India  

Goverment's Proposal to sell 51% stake of Air India

A proposal to revive Air India by selling 51 percent stake within five years might be on the cards. As per sources, the talks are at an initial stage between interested parties and the fi......
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Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have entered into a codesha......
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SpiceJet and Air India Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets  

SpiceJet and Air India Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets

Air India and SpiceJet came out with offers, including free tickets, to attract more fliers as the airlines look to increase seat occupancy amid stiff competition. ......
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Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia  

Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia

AsiaPay, a leading payment gateway service provider in Asia since 2000, has announced a collaboration with Peach Aviation, a well-known low cost carrier (LCC) in Japan, to offer UnionPay and AliPay......
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Air China Flight Delayed for more than 12 hours, passengers stranded  

Air China Flight Delayed for more than 12 hours, passengers stranded

A video went viral on Social Media platform Facebook in which passengers are complaining about the Air China flight no. CA948 Ca991 delayed for more than 12 hours and no assistance, accomodation or......
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Zoom Air begins operations from today  

Zoom Air begins operations from today

Zoom Air started its daily scheduled operations from today, February 15 on Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi route. This was extended till Amritsar in the afternoon. The airline received the sched......
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Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion  

Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion

Jet Airways is expected to order 75 Boeing 737 Max planes worth over $7.5 billion, according to the US-based aircraft maker. Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice- President (Sales), Asia Pacific and India,......
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India's New Airline Zoom Air takes off from Feb 15  

India's New Airline Zoom Air takes off from Feb 15

India’s latest private airline, Zoom Air, will start daily scheduled operations on the Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi sector from February 15. The same will be extended to Amritsar in the after......
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Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order  

Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) (SIAL.SI) announced a provisional order worth $13.8 billion at list prices to buy 39 Boeing (BA.N) wide-b......
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Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care  

Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care

Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2017 – Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annu......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter  

Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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..Ethiopian Airlines expands India service..  

..Ethiopian Airlines expands India service..

Ethiopian Airlines is adding cargo and passenger service to Ahmedabad and Chennai and increasing its capacity to Delhi as a part of its expansion in India.  ......
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 50% rise in air safety violations by crew: DGCA  

50% rise in air safety violations by crew: DGCA

According to a report by The Tribune, there were 422 air safety violations by the crew of various air operators in 2016, a rise of nearly 50 per cent from 2015, resulting in derostering of 42 pil......
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..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..            

..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has reiterated its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The association recognises that each c......
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Government asks Qatar to start airline in India  

Government asks Qatar to start airline in India

The civil aviation ministry has asked the Qatar government, which runs Qatar Airways, to start an airline in India and participate in the country’s growth story.   The re......
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Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru  

Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru

Etihad Airways is launching a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Bengaluru route, e......
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AirAsia will operate flights on Patna-Delhi route from July  

AirAsia will operate flights on Patna-Delhi route from July

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia is most likely to start its flight operations from Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport here in July. It will operate two flights on Delhi-Patna-Delhi ro......
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Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas  

Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas

Qatar Airways will soon land in Las Vegas. Starting January 8 next year, the carrier will add Las Vegas in its route map.  The new route will be the company's 11th ......
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South African Tourism Roadshows 14th Editioin to Travel to 4 Cities  

South African Tourism Roadshows 14th Editioin to Travel to 4 Cities

South African Tourism plans to set the pace for continued double digit growth in the coming year with its annual roadshow slated for later this month.   The four-city roadshow ......
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Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights  

Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights

National carrier Air India will soon reserve six seats in the front rows of its aeroplane fleet for women passengers for their safety without any extra charges.   ......
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GoAir places order worth Rs. 52000 crore for 72 A320 neo planes  

GoAir places order worth Rs. 52000 crore for 72 A320 neo planes

GoAir has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its MoU signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the air......
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Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too  

Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too

Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all o......
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SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016  

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger vol......
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Air India rated as third worst airline in world.  

Air India rated as third worst airline in world.

Air India, the homegrown airline, has been a target of ridicule recently as it was reported that it is among the worst airlines in the world. A recent report ranked Air India as globally the third-......
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Jet Airways, InDigo enters top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific  

Jet Airways, InDigo enters top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific

Following the recent increase in the IndiGo flight frequencies for business and leisure travelers across network, IndiGo airline has been recognized as one of the leading On-Time Performer in......
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SWISS to bring air show to the 2017 Lauberhorn Races  

SWISS to bring air show to the 2017 Lauberhorn Races

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will again be serving as Official Airline to this year’s International Lauberhorn Races, as part of its ongoing commitment to sports. The......
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IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges  

IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges

International airline lobbying group International Air Transport Association (Iata) has asked government to defer hike in airport charges by as much as 10%.  
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Turkish Airlines launches its updated mobile application.  

Turkish Airlines launches its updated mobile application.

Turkish Airlines, the one and only airline flying to more countries and international destinations than any other, presents its new mobile application to its esteemed passengers.  &nbs......
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Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.  

Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.

The pilot slurred his words during an in-flight announcement prior to the departure of the Surabaya-Jakarta flight on 28 December. Several passengers were alarmed and decided to disembark the aircr......
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Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%  

Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organization repor......
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Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections  

Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections

While Vistara does not currently operate any international flights, it has formed partnerships with Air France, KLM and Japan Airlines to offer check-in services for international travellers.......
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South Africa witnessed 28% growth from India in 2016  

South Africa witnessed 28% growth from India in 2016

South Africa Tourism has witnessed a 28 percent growth of Indian tourists in 2016. According to arrivals statistics of August 2016, India has now emerged as the eighth highest tourism source ......
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Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines  

Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Middle East and south-east Europe.  
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Qatar Airways buys 10% partnership in LATAM Airlines  

Qatar Airways buys 10% partnership in LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways has taken a 10 per cent partnership in LATAM Airlines through subsidiary Qatar Airways Investments (UK). Both carriers are members of the oneworld alliance.   The......
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Incredible India conference in Chicago promotes ‘Tourism and Hospitality Sector’  

Incredible India conference in Chicago promotes ‘Tourism and Hospitality Sector’

Indian Consulate in Chicago in partnership with Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce organized a seminar on “Incredible India- Tourism and Hospitality” at the Consulat......
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2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits  

2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues o......
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Notice from DCGA to GoAir scant remote-area flights  

Notice from DCGA to GoAir scant remote-area flights

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a showcause notice to Mumbai based low-cost carrier GoAir for reportedly not operating adequate flights to remote areas.......
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lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute  

lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA's......
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Airlines to pay fine if planes drop human waste during flight  

Airlines to pay fine if planes drop human waste during flight

Airlines will be penalised if they empty toilet tanks during flight, the green panel ordered on Tuesday. National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the country’s aviation regulat......
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Uber is now available at all major indian airports, to make travel better  

Uber is now available at all major indian airports, to make travel better

Online cab-hailing firm Uber on Friday announced that it will focus on improving the airport travel experience for both riders and driver partners in India.   “Uber i......
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SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities  

SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities

SWISS has been honored with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Platinum Award for its wide range of innovative self-service facilities.......
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Etihad Holidays launches in India  

Etihad Holidays launches in India

News courtesy by: traveltrendstoday   Etihad Holidays, the tour operating arm of the Etihad Airways, has launched in India, offering travellers a wide range of......
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JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members  

JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members

JetPrivilege, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways has expanded its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines ......
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London flights cancelled as thick fog causes more Christmas travel chaos.  

London flights cancelled as thick fog causes more Christmas travel chaos.

Thick fog is threatening to cause further travel chaos over the Christmas period, as flights are delayed and cancelled for the second day. The Met Office issued a severe weather warning on Sunday a......
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Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017  

Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017

With the year coming to an end, Indians are now planning for their travel next year and Singapore, Bali and Malaysia continue to remain on top o......
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Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar  

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar... meaning they now fly t......
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Garuda Indonesia strengthens its global presence with a new service to Mumbai  

Garuda Indonesia strengthens its global presence with a new service to Mumbai

  Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, further strengthens its global presence by launching a new service from Jakarta to Mumbai via Bangkok today. Mumbai serves as the airline&......
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World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017  

World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017

  Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29......
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Air India to double turboprop fleet  

Air India to double turboprop fleet

Ten more ATRs to be leased by Alliance Air for regional routes   Air India is planning to add more turboprop aircraft to serve more remote and regional destinations across Indi......
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Ben Gurion Listed in Top Ten Best International Airports in The World by Travel + Leisure  

Ben Gurion Listed in Top Ten Best International Airports in The World by Travel + Leisure

Ben Gurion International airport was recently ranked in the top ten “World’s Best Awards” survey by Travel + Leisure readers, coming in sixth and beating out Amsterdam, Adel......
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Israel hosts the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA)  

Israel hosts the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA)

The 27th Conference of the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 2-5, 2016.   Among the......
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Air India Pilot Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Allegedly Smuggling Gold Bars Worth Rs. 16 lakh  

Air India Pilot Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Allegedly Smuggling Gold Bars Worth Rs. 16 lakh

  A senior pilot of Air India was arrested from the Mumbai Airport on Wednesday evening for allegedly smuggling gold bars worth Rs. 16 lakh.......
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Air India introduces city check in at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations  

Air India introduces city check in at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations

  Air India opens its Flight Information cum Ticketing Counter cum Excess Baggage issuance Counter, each at DMRC operated Airport Express Metro Stations, i.e. New Delhi & Shivaj......
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20 per cent increase in IAG stake by Qatar Airways  

20 per cent increase in IAG stake by Qatar Airways

The recent market valuation of one of the world’s leading airline groups has provided an attractive opportunity to increase shareholding in IAG.   Qatar Airways announces......
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Indira Gandhi International Airport launches mobile check- in services  

Indira Gandhi International Airport launches mobile check- in services

Staff at Delhi Airport will now be able to check- in passengers via tablet services.   Delhi Airport has deployed a series of Rockwell Collins solutions in recent years, includ......
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Summer flights to Veradero, Cuba by Air Europa  

Summer flights to Veradero, Cuba by Air Europa

New route from Madrid to Veradero, Cuba has been launched by Air Europa   The flight, on-board an Airbus 330-200, will operate until August 25th, with two weekly fights. <......
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Air India Flight  

Air India Flight "AI773" rocked by Clear-Air Turbulence

Images Copyright : Mumbai Mirror   About 100 passengers aboard AI773 momentarily faced mid-air panic as the Air India aircraft encountered ......
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Visually stunning places to see in Taiwan   

Visually stunning places to see in Taiwan

Celebrate the uniqueness of Taiwan which has been described as the most underrated travel destination to travel in Asia. The g......
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List of the newly Elected TAFI officials for the term 2016-2018  

List of the newly Elected TAFI officials for the term 2016-2018

At the 22nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Travel Agents Federation Of India held at Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad on 30th June 2016, the following were elected t?o? serve the Association for the ter......
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Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Tried to Kiss Sleeping 16-Year-Old-Girl  

Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Tried to Kiss Sleeping 16-Year-Old-Girl

  After the 23 year old man, who was sitting next to the girl, 16, allegedly attempted to kiss her, the pilot was notified and Alaska Flight 137 was diverted to Seattle-Tacoma Air......
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Taiwan - A must-visit destination for young travelers !   

Taiwan - A must-visit destination for young travelers !

  Taiwan remains a youth magnet for the new generation willing to understand and uncover the......
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Malaysia Airlines flight from London hit by Severe Turbulence several injured  

Malaysia Airlines flight from London hit by Severe Turbulence several injured

Images from social media showing damage on the Malaysia Airlines flights which was hit by severe turbulence. Photograph: i......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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SCAT to start new route to Batumi  

SCAT to start new route to Batumi

Kazakh airline SCAT will start flights to Batumi in early June, according to the head of Adjara’s Tourism Department, Mamuka Berdzenishvili.The number of Kazakh citizens travellin......
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Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary  

Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to purchase the remaining shares of Brussels Airlines and fold the Belgian transporter into its Eurowings low cost unit, adding ability to better contend with Ryanair Ho......
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SIA to bolster Indonesia's tourism battle under new association  

SIA to bolster Indonesia's tourism battle under new association

The SIA's three-year agreement intends to help Indonesia accomplish its objective of 20 million foreign visitor landings every year by 2019. Singapore Airlines and Indonesia's Minis......
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Ethiopian Named Best African Cargo Airline for 2016  

Ethiopian Named Best African Cargo Airline for 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has been voted as the Best Cargo Airline of the Year from Africa and regarded as the "2016 Cargo Airline of the Year" at the Air Cargo News honors held at the Lancaster London Ho......
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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft  

Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

  DUBAI, U.A.E – Emirates anno......
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South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits India  

South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits India

New Delhi - India, 13 April 2016: South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visited India to engage with the travel and tourism trade in the country. The visit was par......
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Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth  

Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has given detailsfor tourism growth to the new board of directors of key agencies in the ministry, five pillars on which the ministry and its agencies will seek ......
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Turkish Airlines announce new routes to Saudi Arabia  

Turkish Airlines announce new routes to Saudi Arabia

Turkish Airlines have announced new routes from the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Ankara Esenboga and Trabzon airports to key Saudi Arabian cities including Riyadh, Jeddah and Medina. T......
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IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect  

IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect

Winning worldwide concurrence on how the carrier business is charged for carbon emanations reprimanded for environmental change will be the top of the agenda on Alexandre de Juniac's plan when ......
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LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo  

LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo

Air connectivity to South Africa is an all good as LATAM Airlines Group declared it will be starting a non-stop flight between Latin America and Africa, beginning October 2016. LATAM, s......
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 Inrcrease in global airtravel and demand  

Inrcrease in global airtravel and demand

Global air traffic grew 6.8 by the end of 2015, with the Middle East being the fastest in terms of growth.Preparatory information for 2015, discharged on Wednesday by the United Nations......
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Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east  

Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) in the process of coverage of the GCC aviation sector and a buy recommendation on Air Arabia and an accumulate recommendation on Jazeera Airways, backing the budget airline'......
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Scoot Airline to launch flights to India by end of the year  

Scoot Airline to launch flights to India by end of the year

Scoot Airline, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airline (SIA), is to land soon in three Indian cities including Chennai, making it the fourth carrier from the Southeast Asian country to operate......
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Delhi Tourism to look beyond Indian borders for promotion  

Delhi Tourism to look beyond Indian borders for promotion

A specific end goal to advance the national capital's legacy and society on foreign soil and pull in more international tourists, the Delhi government has proposed to take events which will be ......
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Increase of 14 per cent in tourist numbers for Cuba  

Increase of 14 per cent in tourist numbers for Cuba

Cuba's first deputy tourism minister Alexis Trujillo said Havana ended March with an increase of 14 per cent in foreign tourists arrivals to Cuba. This outcome is encouraging for the sector and......
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United Airlines to serve Tel Aviv in Israel from San Francisco  

United Airlines to serve Tel Aviv in Israel from San Francisco

United Airlines started it's most recent intercontinental routing, connecting San Francisco and Tel Aviv with a direct flight. Flight time to Tel Aviv on board United's most exc......
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Flight Returns After Passenger wanted to do Yoga in mid-air and became Violent  

Flight Returns After Passenger wanted to do Yoga in mid-air and became Violent

A Tokyo-bound airline returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat insted of having his meal, the FBI said.The pilot of the March 2......
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Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015  

Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015

Israel is looking towards East Asia to China and India & other countries of the region to help drive tourism expenditure and arrivals in the country, as visits to the country have stil haven......
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Volotea starting Catania-Malta flights  

Volotea starting Catania-Malta flights

Spanish airline Volotea starts trice-weekly scheduled flights between Malta and Catania.   The first flight was a Boeing 717 aircraft. Volotea is the first of three airlines st......
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Alaska Airlines disruptions after volcanic eruption  

Alaska Airlines disruptions after volcanic eruption

  Alaska Airlines has cancelled 41 flights on Monday after volcanic ash covered the skies over the state due to the eruption on Mount Pavlof, an active volcano on the Alaska Peninsula.......
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Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit  

Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit

  Monarch Airlines is considering selling it's short-haul services after an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.   Investment firm G......
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Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport  

Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Monday submitted plans of expanding IGI airport's infrastructure in constructing a fourth runway to cope with the increasing demand of air travel. ......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros  

Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros

Strong growth in passenger traffic and the continuing boom in airfreight lifted Munich Airport to yet another very successful year in 2015. The airport once again posted a year-on-year increase in ......
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Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe  

Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe

Travellers to and from Brussels should expect serious disruption to air and rail services along with Brussels city transport following terrorist attacks in Brussels and ongoing security concerns in......
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Passengers at the London airports face travel setbacks  

Passengers at the London airports face travel setbacks

Flight passengers in london departing for the french cost are having facing air travel chaos after flights were cancelled or delayed because of ongoing strike of French ATCs across most of France.<......
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Flights from the US to Cuba could get a ticket price slash  

Flights from the US to Cuba could get a ticket price slash

The change in relations between the United States and Cuba has prodded an expanded enthusiasm to travel to the island of Cuba, with quest movement for flights up 500% from a year ago as more online......
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Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April  

Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April

Air India announced that it will connect Delhi to Vienna through a non-stop flight service starting from April 6, 2016. According to the national passenger carrier, the non-stop service......
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Kingfisher Airlines now in inflation of brand valuation scandal at over Rs 4,000 crore  

Kingfisher Airlines now in inflation of brand valuation scandal at over Rs 4,000 crore

The defunct Kingfisher Airlines has hit further turbulence in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) investigating of an alleged overvaluation of the brand at Rs 4,100 crore, which was aimed at ......
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Myanmar gears up for Japanese airline alliance  

Myanmar gears up for Japanese airline alliance

Myanmar's now jumbled airline industry could welcome another carrier into its ranks.Japan's ANA Holdings and Shwe Than Lwin-claimed Golden Sky World have framed a joint wander a......
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The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring  

The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring

Airlines in America have predicted a record number of passengers will take to the skies this spring, according to a major aviation industry trade group in the US, as factors like increased capacity......
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Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin  

Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin

Celebrating 50 years now, ITB Berlin has started with a huge success.  As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. In addition t......
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The US coming to grips with commercial pilot shortage  

The US coming to grips with commercial pilot shortage

A growing pilot shortage nationally isn’t killing efforts to convince airlines to connect to regional airports in the US like in the case of Billings Logan International, said Kevin Ploehn, t......
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Egypt approves steady repatriation of International Airlines in terms of revenues to avoid suspension  

Egypt approves steady repatriation of International Airlines in terms of revenues to avoid suspension

The Egyptian government has approved measures to solve the ongoing international airlines issues with repatriating their revenues from ticket sales to Egypt due to the country’s foreign curre......
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Singapore Airlines collect their first Airbus A350 to help save costs amid heating competition with Gulf carriers  

Singapore Airlines collect their first Airbus A350 to help save costs amid heating competition with Gulf carriers

The A350 model is said to be about 20 per cent more fuel efficient than existing models & help the Airline compete with Gulf Carriers.SIA has announced that its service to Amsterdam......
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Emirates flys world's longest flight between Auckland and Dubai  

Emirates flys world's longest flight between Auckland and Dubai

Ultra-long-haul aviation returns. On 3 March,2016 Emirates flight 449 made history when it touched down in Dubai from Auckland. The Airbus A380 covered an estimated 9,000 miles between New Zea......
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First Boeing 727 makes its Last flight  

First Boeing 727 makes its Last flight

Seattle's Museum of Flight effectively finished the last voyage on Wednesday of the very first flight ever made.   The flight flew from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, ......
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UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery  

UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the Organizations’ full confidence in the recovery of tourism in Egypt during a recent visit to the country. On the occasion, Mr. Rifai met......
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The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip  

The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip

  The modern personal transport system (PTS) linking Munich Airport's Terminal 2 to the new infield satellite facility whisked the invited media representatives through the tunnel ......
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Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship  

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus signed today a Memorandum of Partnership covering enhanced Maintenance Training support to GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia,......
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Dassault to Highlight Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow  

Dassault to Highlight Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition i......
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Singapore records 1 million Indian tourist arrival in 2015  

Singapore records 1 million Indian tourist arrival in 2015

More than 1 million Indian travellers visited Singapore last year to celebrate Golden Jubilee, making it one of the most preferred destinations to vacation.     Si......
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Turkish Airlines and Boeing signs a collaboration agreement  

Turkish Airlines and Boeing signs a collaboration agreement

Turkish Airlines and Boeing have signed a collaboration agreement that will strengthen the carrier’s long-term industry leadership, as well as Turkey’s aerospace and technology capabili......
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 Airlines Offer Free Refunds Rebooking for Pregnant Fliers after Zika Fears  

Airlines Offer Free Refunds Rebooking for Pregnant Fliers after Zika Fears

Major U.S airlines and cruise lines are offering free refunds or rebooking for pregnant women and their companions in response to growing concerns over travel to countries and regions affecte......
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South Australia records 15,000 Indian visitors in the year ending Sep. 2015.    

South Australia records 15,000 Indian visitors in the year ending Sep. 2015.

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is all set to woo Indian travellers in the New Year. Currently most of the Indian visitors come to South Australia for purposes of visiting friends an......
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Israel tourism targets 50 per increase in Indian tourist  

Israel tourism targets 50 per increase in Indian tourist

MR. Amir Halevi , Director General of IMOT  Interview


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CCI rejects complaints against LTC policy  

CCI rejects complaints against LTC policy

Fair trade regulator CCI has rejected complaints that the government's Leave Travel Concessions (LTC) policy was resulting in anti-competitive practices at the airlines, including state-r......
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 Hong Kong Airlines offers Direct Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia  

Hong Kong Airlines offers Direct Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hong Kong Airlines is all set to launch thrice-weekly flight service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia starting from February 27. An all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft will be deployed on the Phnom Penh ......
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Non Resident Telanganites (NRT) Will be Ambassadors of Telangana Tourism  

Non Resident Telanganites (NRT) Will be Ambassadors of Telangana Tourism

The Telangana Tourism department is planning to introduce personalised and specialised tourism packages, in a bid to attract more foreign tourists. The state is hopeful of using the services of Non......
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A women killed on Istanbul airport by explosion  

A women killed on Istanbul airport by explosion

A Women  was killed and another wounded after an explosion of unknown origin on Wednesday at Istanbul’s second international airport. The woman who died was working on a Pegasus airlines......
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Royal Jordanian airlines launches service between Amman and Jakarta  

Royal Jordanian airlines launches service between Amman and Jakarta

Royal Jordanian  airlines will make its debut in Indonesia, with the launch of a new service between Amman and Jakarta.   ......
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Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM  

Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM

Jet Airways will significantly expand its international network next year, following the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines and KLM. The new arra......
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26 Pounds of Cocaine found on American Airlines  

26 Pounds of Cocaine found on American Airlines

The workers discovered the drugs on a Boeing 757 jet that was brought in for maintenance at Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma.   "Upon discovery, Ameri......
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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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KLM “unboxes” its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner  

KLM “unboxes” its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) yesterday (November 26) issued this statement and video: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines......
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Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019  

Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019

Indonesia is planning its biggest push for Indian arrivals. The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia through its India office (VITO) is gearing up to lur......
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SpiceJet flags off direct flight to Dubai from Amritsar  

SpiceJet flags off direct flight to Dubai from Amritsar

SpiceJet, India’s favourite budget airline, today launched its direct flight services to Dubai from the historic city of Amritsar with traditional flag-off and......
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Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert  

Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert

European authorities have warned airlines flying over the Middle East that Russia is firing long-range missiles into Syria that could collide with their passenger......
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United to add summer seasonal fights from Newark and Washington Dulles to three international destinations  

United to add summer seasonal fights from Newark and Washington Dulles to three international destinations

United Airlines (Chicago) is adding daily trans-Atlantic summer-season service next year between:Newark and Athens, Greece, from May 25 through October 5, 2016......
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President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns  

President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns

Laura Glading, president of the flight attendants union at American Airlines, plans to resign her post on Dec. 2.She has led the 25,000-strong Association of Professional F......
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SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member  

SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that SriLankan Airlines has joined PATA as its newest Aviation member.SriLankan Airlines, the National Air......
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Ukraine bans Russian airlines from flying in to the country beginning Oct. 25  

Ukraine bans Russian airlines from flying in to the country beginning Oct. 25

Ukraine's prime minister says Russian airlines will be banned from flying into the country, the latest attempt to put pressure on Russia as the conflict in eastern Ukraine grinds on.
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United Airlines apologizes after disabled man crawls off flight  

United Airlines apologizes after disabled man crawls off flight

A man returning from a meeting about disabled accessibility policies arrived home with a very personal example of the problem.D'Arcee Neal,......
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Malaysia triumphs at World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony  

Malaysia triumphs at World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony

During a red-carpet event at Intercontinental Grand Stanford, Tourism Malaysia was recognised as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board, while Malaysia itself took the title of Asia’s Leadi......
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The last US Airways flight arrives in Philadelphia  

The last US Airways flight arrives in Philadelphia

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) operated the last US Airways-coded (US/AWE) flight (US1939) (the flight was named after the year All American Airways was founded) overnight as a red eye......
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Australian Food and Wine Fair opens in Japan  

Australian Food and Wine Fair opens in Japan

Prince Hotels group, one of the largest hotel groups in Japan, has opened its Australian Food and Wine Fair in Japan running from 1 October until 30 November.The event, spo......
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Oscar Munoz CEO of United Airlines Hospitalized After Heart Attack  

Oscar Munoz CEO of United Airlines Hospitalized After Heart Attack

The airline confirmed Munoz's medical emergency in a statement Friday."We have been informed by Oscar's family that he was admitted to the hospital on Thursday and ......
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