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Delta brings Windows Phones to flight attendants in-flight

Atlanta-based full service carrier Delta Air Lines has announced that its flight attendants today began using new Windows Phone 8 handheld devices to streamline on-board purchases. Find more details below. 22nd August 2013 ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — More than 19,000 Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) flight attendants today begin using new Windows Phone 8 handheld devices that will …

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Egyptair increases Mumbai service

An Egyptair Airbus A321  by Vinay BhaskaraTroubled Star Alliance member Egyptair is adding one additional flight per week between Cairo and Mumbai from 27th October 2013, bringing the services to five times per week. Egyptair Flight 968 will operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday departing Cairo at 23:05 and arriving at Mumbai at 07:55 the next day. The return, …

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Qatar Airways launches flights to Sulaymaniyah

Qatar Airways employees at the launch in Sulaymaniyah – Image Credit: Qatar Airways MEB3 carrier Qatar Airways recently launched services to its fifth destination in the Republic of Iraq, Sulaymaniyah, the cultural capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The four weekly flights will operate using Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 144 seats in a 2-class configuration (12J  / 132 Y). Flight …

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Turkish Airlines increases Algiers frequencies

Middle Eastern full service carrier Turkish Airlines has announced an increase in frequencies to Algiers from seven flights per week to 11, beginning 13th September, 2013. Find the details below. Flight No. Start End Days Departure Arrival TK 651 31 March 2013 26 October 2013 Everyday Istanbul 12:40 Algiers 14:15 TK 652 31 March 2013 26 October 2013 Everyday Algiers …

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Delta to add Seattle – Hong Kong and Seattle – Seoul

Yesterday, Atlanta-based full service carrier Delta Air Lines announced that it would be adding new daily nonstop services from its Asian gateway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Seoul-Incheon International Airport. The flights will begin June 2nd, and June 16th, 2014 respectively, and come soon after the carrier ended services between Seattle and Osaka – Kansai …

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Ryanair takes top spot in Bristol airport’s tracker awards

Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (20 Aug) celebrated receiving an inaugural Bristol Airport Tracker Award, which recognised outstanding flight performance by Ryanair aircraft at Bristol Airport. European Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) Ryanair has won the top spot in Bristol Airport’s Tracker Awards. Find the details below. 21st August 2013 Ryanair was the best performing airline at Bristol …

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Turkish Airlines increases frequency in Valencia

Middle Eastern carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it is increasing frequency to Valencia, Spain from five flights per week to seven per week on 27th October 2013. Flight schedules are as shown below. TK 1301 Istanbul-Valencia 1010-1305 DailyTK 1302 Valencia-Istanbul 1405-1850 Daily The aircraft will have a one hour turnaround in Valencia, and Turkish Airlines will offer the quickest …

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Delta ending Seattle-Osaka

by Vinay Bhaskara A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER – Image Credit: Delta Air Lines As per Airline Route, Atlanta-based full service carrier Delta Air Lines is cancelling its 4 weekly services between Seattle-Tacoma and Osaka-Kansai. The flight, which was scheduled to operate throughout the IATA Winter 2013/14 season with a Boeing 767-300ER, was started in 2010 and will now …

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Cathay Pacific July 2013 traffic results

Hong Kong based full service carrier Cathay Pacific Airways posted its consolidated (including regional arm Dragonair) traffic results for July 2013, showing an increase in passenger traffic offset by a decrease in cargo tonnage. Find the details below. 20th August 2013 Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for July 2013 that show a year-on-year …

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Malaysia Airlines posts operating profit in Q2 2013

by Vinay BhaskaraNewly minted oneworld alliance member Malaysia Airlines saw progress in Q2 2013 in its corporate turnaround plan as the carrier swung to a RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 8 million (US $2.4 million) operating profit from an operating loss of RM 102 million (US $31.0 million) during the same period a year prior. The performance was buoyed by 14% revenue …

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Emirates’ Stockholm Service Supports Swedish Tourism and Trade

Emirates pending launch of services to Swedish capital Stockholm is set to boost Sweden’s tourism according to the airline. Find the press release below. 20th August 2013 With the launch of Emirates’ services to Stockholm less than a month away, Sweden is expected to receive an economic boost thanks to the airline’s extensive global network. “As well as attracting new trade …

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Boeing Reaches 250,000-Kit Milestone for JDAM Weapon Program

Boeing’s defense arm today reached a major milestone with the production of its 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit. Find the details in the press release below. 20th August 2013   ST. CHARLES, Mo., Aug. 20, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked its recent production of the 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit, a major …

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Ryanair enhances consumer security on Ryanair.com

Earlier today, European ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Ryanair launched a new customer verification system on the Ryanair.com website. Find the details below.  20th August 2013 Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (20 Aug) launched a new consumer verification security system on the Ryanair.com website, which offers increased security when booking Ryanair’s lowest fares on Ryanair.com.Delivered through CardinalCommerce’s Centinel® …

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Qatar Airways confirms Dreamliner debut in India

by Vinay Bhaskara Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Image Credit: Qatar Airways MEB3 carrier Qatar Airways has provided confirmation of the plans to bring its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to India via the Doha-Delhi and Doha-Bangalore sectors from September 1st. Bangalore Aviation had previously reported on the new aircraft placement via a report from Airline Route. Qatar Airways Dreamliners are …

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WestJet introduces Plus

Earlier today, Canadian LCC Westjet announced the launch of Plus, a part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering several benefits. Find the details below. 19th August 2013 CALGARY, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the market launch of Plus, an important part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering additional flexibility, comfort and convenience to guests looking …

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Ryanair discontinues legal actions against Belfast Telegraph

Ryanair has dropped legal proceedings against the Belfast Telegraph after the paper issue an apology to the carrier about a number of false claims made in an article posted on the Telegraph website on August 6th. Find the details below. 19th August 2013 RYANAIR WELCOMES BELFAST TELEGRAPH APOLOGYRyanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (19 Aug) welcomed an apology …

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easyJet brings popular Inspire Me function direct to tablets via its new app

European LCC easyJet has launched a new IPAD app. Find the details below. 19th August 2013 easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is now providing travellers either on a budget or in need of last minute holiday inspiration, access to easyJet’s popular and innovative ‘Inspire Me’ tool through a dedicated iPad application. The simple and free, map-based app enables customers to enter …

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Kiwi same sex couple ties the knot at 30,000 feet

An Auckland based couple made history today by becoming the first same sex couple in New Zealand to marry in flight. Find the details below.  19th August 2013  An Auckland-based couple has this morning made history celebrating the legalisation of same sex marriage in New Zealand by saying “I do” in the skies. Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who have been …

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PR: THAI in-flight magazine “Sawasdee” wins Award of Excellence in Magazine Design

Thai Airways recently won an award of excellence for its in flight magazine “Sawasdee.” Find the press release below. 18th August, 2013  THAI in-flight magazine “ Sawasdee ” wins Award of Excellence in Magazine Design Image Credit: Thai Airways Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces its Award for Excellence in Magazine Design for the in-flight magazine, Sawasdee. THAI’s in-flight …

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