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VistaJet Selects Jet Aviation to Operate and Manage Global Aircraft Fleet in the United States

By BA Staff VistaJet, the leading Global business aviation company, and Jet Aviation, a leading business aviation services company, announced today that Jet Aviation Flight Services will operate and manage a U.S.-based fleet of Bombardier Global jets for VistaJet’s Flight Solutions Program. Service on the first three aircraft is scheduled to begin in March 2014, with the U.S. fleet expected …

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JAL to Introduce Original Aroma at Its Lounges in Japan

By BA Staff Japan Airlines is set to introduce its “original aroma” at its international and domestic lounges in Japan starting from September 20, 2013. JAL has two original aroma oils that are aimed towards creating a more comfortable and graceful atmosphere with a peace of mind to their customers when they are waiting for boarding at their lounges in …

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Interesting trivia: It takes 96 people to fly an airline passenger

by Devesh Agarwal A montage of photos to create a globe. Image courtesy BA. British Airways has calculated the number of essential people involved in the customer journey in order to fly. It is 96 different roles, across 18 different departments, using over 11 external suppliers in the process. This figures rises to 107 for premium customers, which normally includes …

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SriLankan Airlines cancels Kozhikode

by BA StaffOneworld member SriLankan Airlines has apparently cancelled its daily Airbus A320 service between Colombo and Kozhikode, Kerala from the end of August (26th August to be exact). The services were run with the schedules below: UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1130 A: 1520 ~ A320 ~ x3UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1350 A: 1510 ~ A320 ~ 3 …

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CFM commences A320neo LEAP-1A engine certification with test run

by BA Staff In a major milestone for the Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family jetliners, CFM International, kicked off its engine certification programme for its LEAP-1A turbofan engine which will power the new aircraft. CFM LEAP-1A turbofan for A320neo on the GE test rig. Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S. The engine conglomerate conducted the first run of the engine at …

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American Airline’s new transcontinental A321s feature full lie flat seats in premium classes

by BA Staff Dallas-Fort Worth based American Airlines will soon become the first airline to utilise an Airbus A321 aircraft outfitted with a three-class cabin, including full lie-flat seats in business and first class when it receives Sharklets equipped A321ceo (current engine option) jetliners later this year American Airlines new Airbus A321, first class. Image courtesy Airbus S.A.S. In addition …

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Analysis: SpiceJet to launch Delhi-Macau

by Vinay Bhaskara A report in the Macau Business Daily states that Gurgaon based low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet is planning on launching nonstop flights between Delhi and Macau. SpiceJet has already won approval from the Indian government to launch Delhi-Macau, likely using Boeing 737 equipment. But it has not yet filed for approval from the Macau government. A Macau …

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United Airlines announces new routes from its Chicago hub at O’Hare International Airport

By BA Staff United Airlines plans to announce a new nonstop service from its Chicago Hub at O’Hare International Airport to Elmira, N.Y., and State College, Pa using its United Express regional brand. The airline also plans to begin new service from Chicago to Topeka, Kan., subject to government approval. Terminal 1 houses the United Airlines hub and departures for some …

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Kenya Airways to receive its first Boeing 777-300ER in October

by BA StaffKenya Airways is set to receive a Boeing 777-300ER this October to commence revenue service in November. The aircraft, which seats 400 passenger in a 2 class configuration (28J / 372Y), will be the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet to date. Dr. Titus Naikuni, Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, had this to say …

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easyJet announces new routes out of Belfast

by BA StaffeasyJet, one of the largest low cost carriers (LCC) in Europe, has announced two new routes from its Northern Ireland base at Belfast International Airport. Starting in summer 2014, easyJet will introduce new nonstop flights from Belfast to Bordeaux, France and Jersey in the Channel Islands. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Northern Ireland head had this to say about the …

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PHOTOS: Qatar Airways’ first A380 has its maiden flght

by BA Staff Image Credit: Airbus Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo took off from Tolouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg on 9th September, where the aircraft will undergo cabin installation before being painted. Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first A380 sometime early in 2014, becoming the 11th operator of the A380. Qatar Airways …

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Eurofighter Typhoon achieves 200,000 flying hours

by BA Staff The Eurofighter Typhoon, once a contender in the Indian Air Force Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMCRA) tender, has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571 aircraft ordered and 378 aircraft delivered, the programme has “never …

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Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance on October 30

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld®, the alliance of airlines, from Wednesday 30 October 2013, becoming the first of the GB3 (Gulf Big 3) slated to join any of the global airline alliances. It received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness, conducted by British Airways, which …

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Video: British Airways’ latest TV advertisement showcases its Boeing 787 Dreamliner

by BA Staff British Airways’ latest TV advertisement is focussed on the carrier’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The video showcases the airline’s heritage and decades of flying know-how and innovation. The video follows a customer’s journey using a ‘micro to macro’ style of filming. The footage shows close up shots of the intimate details of flying, panning to wide shots …

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Photo: Finnair receives world’s first Airbus A321 fitted with Sharklets

by BA Staff Finnish national carrier, Finnair, became the launch customer for the new Sharklets equipped A321 by taking delivery of the first of five aircraft on order. The aircraft was officially handed over to Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer, during a delivery ceremony at the Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Image copyright and courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under …

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FedEx Express takes delivery of its first Boeing 767 freighter

by BA Staff Global express shipping giant FedEx Express, has taken delivery of its first 767-300 Freighter. The 767-300F will replace the carrier’s ageing DC-10 freighters. The 767 Freighter is based on the popular 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane and is able to carry approximately 52 metric tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range. The aircraft will give FedEx the …

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Etihad to double its capacity to Kathmandu

by BA Staff Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways PJSC, double the frequency of Abu Dhabi Kathmandu service from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from November 1, 2013. The new services will be operated by narrow body A320 aircraft fitted with 16 business and 120 economy class seats. Since the start of flights to Kathmandu in 2007, Etihad …

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