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AirAsia is Business Traveller’s ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ for two years in a row

By BA Staff AirAsia was once again distinguished as the best in its class, when the airline was awarded with the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ award at the 2013 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s Awards ceremony, held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong recently. AirAsia, ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ Award 2013 This is the second successive win for AirAsia, a nod to the …

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Cathay Pacific included on Dow Jones sustainability indices for first time

By BA Staff Cathay Pacific Airways announced that the concerted effort the airline has made towards operating as a sustainable organization has led to it being included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the first time. The DJSI are recognized as the leading global sustainability benchmark, tracking the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of …

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Singapore Airlines to launch seasonal services to Athens

by BA Staff Image Credit: Devesh Agarwal Southeast Asian full service carrier Singapore Airlines has announced its return to Athens, Greece, with twice weekly seasonal nonstop services from its hub at Singapore’s Changi International Airport to commence between June and October 2014. The flights will be operated using one of Singapore Airlines’ 13 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, configured with either 285 …

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Delta Air Lines reports strong September traffic results

by BA StaffAmerican full service carrier Delta Air Lines reported its traffic results for September 2013. Unit passenger revenues continued the summer’s strong performance, increasing 5.5% year over year. Highlights include: 5.5% increase in passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) Projected September quarter per gallon fuel price: $2.98 – $3.03 September mainline completion factor 99.9% September on time performance: …

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Jet Airways guests can now book and pay for their JetEscapes hoildays on jetairways.com

By BA Staff Jet Airways has introduced an option for guests to book and pay for their favourite JetEscapes Holidays, on the website www.jetairways.com. Jet Airways has crafted theme based holidays for its guests. Guests can select their preferred holidays from an array of popular themes like beach, pilgrimage, historical, wildlife, family and corporate holidays.  These holidays include return air …

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Emirates opens VIP lounge at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

By BA Staff The entrance of the lounge is modelled like a Boeing 777 Coinciding with the match between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, Emirates yesterday inaugurated its exclusive branded VIP Lounge at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. Unveiled less than four months after signing the prestigious five-year shirt sponsorship with Real Madrid, the new lounge was officially opened today …

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Air France announces the winner of its Facebook contest with fashion designer Manish Arora

By BA Staff Air France, with an aim to engage and stimulate their online fan base, had partnered with world famous Indian fashion designer Manish Arora and launched a contest on August 5, 2013 for aspiring designers to showcase their creative talents. It was a month-long contest, which provided an opportunity to fashion enthusiasts to create a ready to wear …

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Two customers sign up for the VIP version of Eurocopter’s EC175 twin-engine, medium-class helicopter

By BA Staff VIP cabin interior. Image courtesy Eurocopter. Eurocopter has signed two customers for the VIP version of its EC175, with these bookings coming only six months after the twin-engine, medium-class helicopter was introduced to the upper-end market with a specially designed elegant and luxurious interior. The two firm orders were announced by Eurocopter today at the U.K. Helitech …

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Qatar Airways modifies Privilege Club frequent flier programme

By BA Staff Photo courtesy and copyright Qatar Airways Ahead of its joining the oneworld alliance, Qatar Airways unveiled details of its exciting new enhancements made to the airline’s frequent flyer programme – Privilege Club. Speaking about the loyalty programme, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that customer loyalty is very important to the airline’s growth strategy: …

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Alaska Airlines orders five additional Boeing 737-900ERs

by Devesh Agarwal Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the carrier is exercising options to purchase five Boeing 737-900ER (extended range) aircraft. The five new aircraft are worth $481 million at Boeing’s current list price. Two of the aircraft will arrive in 2015 followed by two more in 2016 and one in 2017. Alaska Airlines Boeing …

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Delta receives first next generation Boeing 737-900ER

by Devesh Agarwal Delta Air Lines commenced its single-aisle fleet renewal process when it took delivery of the first next generation Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The delivery is part of Delta’s 100-airplane order placed in 2011. Delta Air Lines new next generation Boeing 737-900ER N801DZ. Boeing photo. All rights reserved. Delta’s new 737-900ER seats 180 passengers and features the new Boeing …

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Philips Healthcare to install 100 defibrilators at Mumbai airport

Under its sponsored Globally, Save Lives initiative Philips Healthcare will install 100 Automated External Defibrillators at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport (CSIA) by year end. An AED is a portable device which is attached via paddles to a patient suffering signs of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or myocardial infarction (a heart attack). The AED will automatically confirm the diagnosis, …

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easyJet to open new base in Hamburg, expand Berlin base

By BA Staff easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced it will open a base in Hamburg, Germany as well as increasing its fleet in Berlin in the spring of 2014. Building on its success to date in both Hamburg and Berlin, easyJet’s new base will open with three A319 aircraft with the airline increasing its fleet in Berlin by …

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AirAsia India granted no objection certificate

By BA Staff AirAsia India today announced that the airline has been granted the no objection certificate by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and will begin the process of obtaining an Air Operating Permit and prepare to kick-start its operations. AirAsia submitted a request to start a joint venture to begin AirAsia India earlier this year, partnering Tata Sons Limited …

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Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with Air France – KLM

By BA Staff To mark the birth anniversary for the father of India, Air France KLM, a member of the Sky Team alliance announced a special online contest for all their Air France and KLM follower base in India. KLM India team will quiz their fans each day on location for two photographs of iconic Mahatma Gandhi statues around the …

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Wizz Air Ukraine annouces third base in Lviv

By BA Staff Wizz Air Ukraine, announced today its third base which will open on 30 April 2014 in Lviv to Ukrainian travellers and visitors with one new based Airbus A320 aircraft, the 5th in the Ukraine. In addition to the existing routes to Venice Treviso, Dortmund and Milan Bergamo, Wizz Air Ukraine announced five new routes to Barcelona Girona, …

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Cebu Air Pacific grows Visayas hub passengers by up to 33%

By BA Staff The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) increased operations from its Visayas hubs, in line with its continued push for more tourism and trade in the destinations it flies to. From January to August 2013, the number of passengers through the airline’s Iloilo hub went up by 33%, while guests to and from its Cebu …

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Boeing, WestJet firm up order for 65 737 MAX Airplanes

By BA Staff Boeing and WestJet announced today that they have firmed up an order for 65 737 MAX airplanes, fulfilling the carrier’s letter of intent to purchase the airplanes announced on Aug 29. The order, valued at $6.3 billion at list prices, consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s. The airplanes are a key component …

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PHOTOS: Star Alliance opens new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport

by BA Staff The new joint Star Alliance lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport opened its doors on 25th September. The new lounge, designed by global architectural firm Gensler, has more than 18,000 square feet of floor space, and an open air terrace offering panoramic views of the airport’s northern runway looking towards the …

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