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Boeing delivers first 737-800 to Russia’s UTair

By BA Staff Boeing delivered to UTair, one of Russia’s leading national carriers, its first directly purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The airline currently has 40 Next-Generation 737s on order to be delivered in the next several years. Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair said: “Next-Generation Boeing 737 airplanes meet today’s development needs of the airline by their optimized operating performance and value-for-money …

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Boeing Delivers EL AL Israel Airlines’ First Next-Generation 737-900ER

By BA Staff Boeing has delivered to El Al Israel Airlines the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane. The delivery is the first of six 737-900ERs the Israeli flag-carrier has on order and is the latest addition to El Al’s all-Boeing fleet.   Elyezer Shkedy, president and chief executive officer, El Al, said: “The purchase of the Boeing 737-900ER …

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SilkAir joins Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer programme

By BA Staff SilkAir (MI), the regional airline of Singapore Airlines, will become the latest airline partner to join Virgin Australia’s Velocity frequent flyer program. From October 10, 2013 onwards, Velocity members will be able to earn points and status credits or redeem their Points on the SilkAir network across South East Asia, India and China. This includes the ability …

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AirAsia introduces new flexi-fare service ‘Hi-Flyer’

By BA Staff AirAsia has introduced ‘Hi-Flyer’, a new flexi-fare service which offers guests greater convenience, flexibility and added benefits while travelling with both AirAsia and AirAsia X. Complimentary 20kg check-in baggage allocation Complimentary ‘Pick-A-Seat’ for both Standard & Hot Seats (Hot Seats are subject to availability) Priority Boarding Up to 2x flight change – for flights up to 2 …

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