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Emirates to launch Taipei flights

by BA Staff Dubai-based Emirates has will commence a new six times a week to Taipei from its global hub at Dubai. The airline will use a 354-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a 3-class configuration (8F / 42J / 304Y). Taipei is the carrier’s 16th destination in the Far East. Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East. …

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Routes: easyJet to begin services between Jersey and London Gatwick

British low cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has announced new thrice daily service between Jersey and its hub at London Gatwick commencing 30th March 2014 utilizing 156 seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Find out more details below. 28th August 2013 easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has today announced it is increasing its Jersey network with the introduction of a year-round service to …

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Pakistan International Airlines cancels Frankfurt and Amsterdam

A PIA Airbus A310 at Leeds Bradford – Image Credit: Mark Winterbourne According to the Airline Route blog, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be cancelling its twice weeklyservices to Amsterdam and Frankfurt from 7th September. One flight per week is served as a triangular routing Lahore-Amsterdam-Frankfurt-Lahore on Fridays utilizing one of PIA’s 12 Airbus A310-300 aircraft, while the other weekly flight …

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Emirates offers free nights at Armani Hotel Milano

by BA Staff Armani Hotel Milano. Photo courtesy Emirates airline Dubai-based Emirates airline is offering its passengers a special free night offer at the luxury Armani Hotel Milano, valid between 1st November 2013 and 31st January 2014. Located in the iconic fashion district of Milan known as Quadrilatero della Moda, Armani Hotel Milano is only a few minutes away from …

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Airbus A380 completes five years in service with Emirates

by BA Staff Emirates A380 arriving at London Heathrow airport. CC License The Airbus A380 marked a major milestone this month with the five-year anniversary of its service entry in the fleet of Emirates – the largest operator and and largest customer for the superjumbo. This Dubai-based carrier has conducted some 20,000 round trip flights since initiating A380 operations in …

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ANA to invest in a Myanamar based airline

Earlier today, Japanese full service carrier All Nippon Airways announced a $25 million investment in Myanmar-based Asian Wings Airways (AWA). Find out more details below. 27th August 2013 Tokyo August 27, 2013 – The ANA Group, Japan’s largest airline group, today announces that itwill acquire a 49 per cent stake in the Myanmar-based airline Asian Wings Airways (AWA). ANAGroup will …

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Sberbank and UAC build up operating leasing of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft at MAKS air show

Skerbank and UAC have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to collaborate on the leasing of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 UAC, represented by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and JSC Sberbank Leasing, are planning to perform joint promotion of Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Russian and international markets. The respective Memorandum of Intent …

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Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA to reinforce partnership

Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration, which covers development, processing and recycling of titanium material utilised for all Airbus aircraft programmes. The …

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ATR approved for unpaved runway operations in Russia’s Siberia and Far East

Turboprop manufacturer ATR has won approval from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to operate from four unpaved runways in remote areas of Russia: Mys Kamenny, Lensk, Bodaibo and Igrim. Find out more details in the press release below: 26th August 2013 ATR obtained the company’s receipt of fleet-wide approval for new generation ATR aircraft to operate from 3 more unpaved …

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Xiamen Airlines finalizes orders for 6 787 Dreamliners

Chinese full service carrier Xiamen Airlines has finalized an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners that was initially announced in May of 2011. Find more details below. Image Credit: Boeing 26th August 2013 Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-8s. Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at $1.3 …

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Japan Airlines to introduce new menus and services on Japan Honolulu flights

by Devesh Agarwal BEDD for Resort salmon with ginger-fried pork Japan Airlines (JAL) will offer new restaurant inspired in-flight meal services on its new service from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA which starts this autumn. In business class JAL will introduce “BEDD for Resort”, a special menu crafted by Star chef Chikara Yamada. The Japanese menu is seasonal autumn salmon …

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Philippine Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A321

by BA Staff Image courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under fair use license. Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321. It is the first of 64 new Airbus aircraft ordered by the airline in 2012 under a major fleet modernisation programme. These include 44 single aisle A321s and 20 widebody A330s. Philippine Airlines will operate the A321 …

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PHOTOS: Boeing rolls out the first 787-9 Dreamliner

Image Credit: Boeing Boeing has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner and rolled it out of the factory today to the flight line in preparation of the first flight. Find more details below. 24th August 2013 EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled …

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GOL and Delta achieve alliance milestones

Atlanta based American full service carrier Delta Air Lines and Brazilian low cost carrier (LCC) GOL Linehas Aereas Inteligentes recently detailed the benefits of their alliance 20 months after its inception. Find the details below. 22nd August, 2013 SAO PAULO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty months after Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 …

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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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