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This Sunday, November 1, Continental Airlines will launch daily nonstop flights to three new destinations from its Houston hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport…

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JetBlue Airways began new service today to Kingston, Jamaica - its 14th international destination. The airline will serve Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport with daily nonstop service …

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American Airlines will launch service from New York to Madrid, Spain next year.  Beginning May 1, 2010, American will inaugurate daily nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)…

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Continental Airlines this week has officially switched teams, moving from SkyTeam to Star Alliance, despite earlier protestations by the United States Department of Justice...

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Fraport AG, the owner and manager of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), and D&S Geo Innogy GmbH, a joint venture of RWE Innogy GmbH and Daldrup &Sohne AG, launched a joint venture on October 27…

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Emirates is extending its seating capacity out of Manchester in the UK - but not with aircraft - with sumptuous leather armchairs in its newest dedicated airport lounge. The 147-seat facility at Manchester International Airport is the latest…

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Passengers flying with Air Europa will get a glimpse into Spanish culture with the airline’s new plan to distribute in-flight copies of international publication, Babylon Magazine. The announcement comes after a partnership…

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The Czech government Monday decided to cancel the sale of flag carrier CSA Czech Airlines to a Czech-Icelandic consortium, citing a range of…

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Air New Zealand and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a code share agreement, enabling the two carriers to offer a one-stop service between Auckland and Johannesburg via Perth…

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JetBlue Airways continues to expand the selection of international destinations on its route network with new service to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia…

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V Australia and Jetstar will have to split the air rights to Fiji, as the government aviation body last week determined that neither carrier would be given the full capacity that they’ve sought…

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Tiger Airways will introduce flights between Sydney and Gold Coast from this December. Airfares for the new route go on sale today starting from just $39* one way (Tiger raw fare including taxes and charges)…

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Irish airline Aer Lingus is behind the new venture which takes off on Sunday (25 October). The inaugural flight leaves London at 4.30pm, arriving in the Polish capital in time for an evening meal…

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Executive pay, in particular one former executive’s pay, was a hot topic at this week’s Qantas Annual shareholder meeting, and saw James Strong, Remuneration Committee Chairman, forced to defend the company’s stance…

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Air Astana, the national flag carrier of Kazakhstan and one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, is introducing an additional 4Th frequency on Saturdays from 12 December 2009 until 27 March 2010 between Almaty - Bangkok - Almaty…

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News about tourists being arrested with money extortion at Bangkok International Airport earlier this year because of alleged stealing at Duty Free Shops has once again done considerable damage to the reputation of Thailand’s main international gateway…

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Passengers travelling on all flights operating to, from, within or over the United States from 31 October 2009 will have to adhere to a new set of rules under the Secure Flight program…

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Pet Airways announced today the opening of its new route between New York and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, adding to the 5 cities it now serves - New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. Flights are due to begin in December…

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In neogtiations so smooth, it is almost unheard of these days, AirTran Airways and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 528 ("Local 528")…

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The UK's leading flight comparison website takes a look at 25 major airlines’ on-board entertainment programmes. Recent buzz surrounding in-flight WiFi and mobile...

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DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday it will begin service to a new airport near Panama City, Fla., next May. It will be the discount carrier's seventh location in Florida…

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Four additional airlines have joined APG IET, including the Russian national carrier Aeroflot (SU-555), the Bolivian carrier Aerosur (5L-275), the Venezuelan carrier Santa Barbara (S3-249) and the Indian carrier Spice Jet (SG-775)…

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Qantas has moved to increase its share in Jetstar Pacific, its Vietnamese subsidiary from 27% to 30%, as the low cost carrier moves towards a new company structure…

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Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national airline, has extended its services for premium passengers who depart from or transit through Abu Dhabi airport, with the introduction of specially trained nannies to its lounges in Terminal 3…

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In Iceland the old idiom ‘it’s grim up north’ does not apply and with the launch of new direct flights next summer to Iceland’s second city, Akureyri, UK visitors can now find out why…

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Struggling Japan Airlines Corp. is aiming to tie up with Asian budget carriers as part of its corporate rehabilitation plan, sources said…

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British Airways is launching its thrice-weekly direct non-stop services from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh from October 26, 2009. This signifies a return for the airline’s colours to this popular Red Sea resort…

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Skytrax "World's Best Low Cost Airline" and Asia's largest and leading low-cost carrier, AirAsia has announced that it will commence its daily direct flights to…

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Crucial talks aimed at averting a strike by British Airways (BA) staff over job cuts and changes to pay and conditions are under way. The flag carrier unveiled plans last week to axe…

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WELLINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Air New Zealand would cut its domestic fares by up to 23 percent and simplify the fare structure in a bid to stimulate domestic travel, the airline said on Friday…

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An industry-wide increase of domestic air fares appears well on its way to becoming the fourth of 2009, a fare analyst said on Wednesday…

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Qatar Airways’ maiden flight to the northern Indian state of Punjab landed in the holy city of Amritsar this morning just days out from the festive Diwali celebrations…

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GENEVA - Asian airlines are starting to sell more premium as well as economy seats, outperforming other regions where economic fears…

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Japan Airlines announced Friday that it will start code-sharing on flights operated by Vietnam Airlines between Fukuoka and Hanoi from 27 October 2009…

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Delta Air Lines was charged in a federal lawsuit on Tuesday with conspiring to obtain emails and computer files…

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United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Service Between Pensacola and Washington Dulles International Airport New Non-stop Service Begins February 11, 2010…

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Southwest Airlines today announced that the carrier is opening its schedule for travel beginning March 14, 2010, through May 7, 2010…

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Coming in perfect time for the Christmas holidays, europebyair.com.au announces an immediate reduction in the cost of flights in Europe…

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Amadeus announced the release of the latest version of the Amadeus Agency Internet Engine (AAIE) (Asia) solution that is customized for the Asian region…

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To meet the rising demand for both business and leisure travel, Japan Air Lines (JAL) has been expanding its reach to Vietnam…

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- US Airways’ customers have benefited from more non-stop flights to Barbados from its Philadelphia hub since October 1, 2009…

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AMSTELVEEN – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume its service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Denpasar Ngura Rai Airport Bali effective December 6…

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Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines are expanding their codesharing services on long-haul routes to Africa. From now on, Lufthansa passengers…

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Continental Airlines announced new service from Los Angeles to Maui and from Orange County to Honolulu. Continental is also planning a second daily flight on the Los Angeles-Honolulu route. The flights begin March 7, 2010…

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Wizz Air, the largest low fare - low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced that it would expand its operations from Poland by starting a new route from Gdansk to Paris Beauvais…

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The Asia and South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE) partnership group have released their inaugural Annual Report. As a key partner, United Airlines is proud of the results…

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As Peru’s popularity continues to soar with international tourists, LAN Airlines continues to respond with more flights to the capital city, Lima…

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Steve Creedy in The Australian says that the march across Australian skies of low-cost airlines is continuing, with long-haul carrier Viva Macau seeking a second local destination…

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Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will connect the Thai capital of Bangkok with Gaya and Varanasi, two important Indian cities on the famed Buddhist circuit…

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- 7th Australian aircraft for Tiger Airways Australia.
- 30 new jobs created at Melbourne base.
- Tiger Airways doubles frequency on flights into Sydney from both Adelaide and Melbourne from this Sunday 4 October 2009…

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Due to the recent earthquake in Padang, Garuda Indonesia will apply the following deferment policy for Australian originating passengers to Padang, for all tickets issued prior to 01 October 2009…

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AVIAREPS has been appointed by Asiana Airlines as their General Sales Agent (GSA) in three more markets: Italy, Spain and Portugal…

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China Southern Airlines will increase the flights for Dhaka-Guangzhou route from once a week to three times a week from October 11, according to the company's source on Monday…

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SITA, the specialist provider of IT solutions to airlines and airports, said that a major survey of passenger habits at six leading airport hubs across five continents has found 20% growth…

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Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, launched its New Delhi-Hong Kong service, its second daily flight to Hong Kong from India…

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Eastern Airways is further expanding its network of routes to Norway with the launch of two new routes to Bergen from Newcastle and Aberdeen this Monday (5 October 2009)…

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Japan Airlines has confirmed that it has just launched a new restructuring plan and issued a “guarantee” that there was no way that the airline was going to go under…

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Continental Airlines and United Airlines announced that Continental will move its Tokyo operations to the South Wing of Terminal 1 at Narita International Airport, effective Nov. 1…

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has moved into a new home at London Heathrow - switching its three daily flight departures to Abu Dhabi from Terminal Three to Terminal Four…

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