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Over the weekend Air France switched out its Boeing 777-300ER on its Paris to New York JFK service and placed its brand new A380 aircraft, and soon Johannesburg and Dubai will also see the French carrier's superjumbos…

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Jamaica Air Shuttle will become the latest carrier to enter the domestic airline services market when it starts commercial passenger service on the Tinson Pen Kingston to Montego Bay route on Friday…

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A senior Zimbabwe aviation official has reported that British Airways will resume flights to the country in 2010, after a two year absence on the route…

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For the fourth time this year the Middle East will get a boost from Emirates with an additional four flights per week added to the already robust service schedule. Effective 1st December…

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Malaysia Airlines will reinstate two additional flights between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane on March 28, 2010…

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AirAsia launches inaugural services to Abu Dhabi. AirAsia launched its first commercial operations from Kuala Lumpur to Abu Dhabi yesterday, welcoming the new services…

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With recent approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation, US Airways customers will be able to enjoy expanded travel between the United States and destinations in Central and South America…

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British Airways has doubled the frequency of its flights to Grenada from one to two services a week with the launch of the new summer schedule on March 28, 2010…

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Etihad Airways will double the number of flights from Sydney to Frankfurt next month, the airline announced Monday…

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Second Daily Nonstop Added from Dallas/Fort Worth to Santa Fe. American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched service to New Mexico's capital with a daily nonstop flight…

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Royal Air Maroc announces the launch of three new nonstop flights starting on 22 November 2009, from London Gatwick to its Casablanca hub at Mohamed V Airport…

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100,000 Seats On Sale Starting From Just $2*!
•Tiger Airways celebrates its 2nd birthday with over 100,000 seats on sale across the network ranging from just $2* - $92* (including taxes and charges)!
•Eight thousand $2* seats on sale this week…

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International air links to Nepalare set to expand tremendously with new airlines getting operating permits and old airlines increasing their frequency…

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Malaysia Airlines is making it easier for travellers to purchase travel insurance online by opening up MHinsure to the public in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia…

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Continental Airlines announced today that it will launch daily nonstop service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Munich's Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, effective March 27, 2010…

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Over the last few weeks, rumors and false information on a possible conversion of Air France-KLM short/medium-haul network into a low cost operation abounded so much that the management…

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Air Canada is testing whether passengers want to pay to surf the web, send email or work via the Internet while flying, as the airline looks at new measures to boost revenue…

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Hahn Air said Monday Australian travel agents should expect to hear exciting news soon as the ticketing platform provider starts organising its marketing activities for 2010…

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AirAsia said Wednesday it would offer two return flights daily between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne from 2 February next year. The low cost carrier will increase its existing services…

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Norwegian is launching an entirely new frequent flyer program which will benefit both leisure and business travellers in all three Scandinavian countries…

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Air Austral has confirmed an order for two Airbus A380 superjumbos that will carry over 800 people in the first all-economy version of the world's largest airliner…

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Airbus has launched a new type of winglet for its popular A320 family of aircraft, and is available as a forward-fit option which is designed to increase fuel efficiency by 3.5%...

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Qantas Airways will reportedly reduce the number of first class and business class seats across its entire long-haul fleet following a slump in demand…

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Jetstar may expand its network into southern Europe from 2012. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said that if Jetstar were to launch services to Southern Europe, it would begin with southern Italy and Greece…

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Finnair, the national carrier of Finland, will operate five non-stop flights per week between Toronto and Helsinki starting June 6, 2010. Finnair will offer all-economy class flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, leaving Toronto at 10:50 p.m…

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Jet Airways, India’s premier airline, launched a unique initiative for its young guests. An educational excursion was organized for children at the Jet Airways Simulator to kick-start this campaign…

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The first day of AirAsia's 1 million free seats giveaway has received a huge response, the airline said Thursday…

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Starting on 1st April 2010, Air France is offering a new service on its medium-haul network, aimed at better meeting the changing expectations of travellers seeking greater simplicity and clarity, and more affordable fares…

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Qantas yesterday announced its intentions to launch non-stop services between the nation’s capital and one of its old focus cities, Darwin, from the 1st of February next year…

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Australia's Qantas Airways has revealed plans to speed up domestic check-in procedures through the use of electronic bag tags…

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British Airways announced the launch of British Airways Business Opportunity Grants in the UAE, an initiative as part of the airline’s commitment to keep entrepreneurship alive and to help stimulate local business…

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Low cost carriers, like Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways, successfully captured 30% of the U.S. airline industry's domestic market…

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DENPASAR: French-based airline Air France, together with KLM from the Netherlands, will open an Amsterdam-Denpasar route via Singapore, starting Dec. 7, 2009…

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Effective December 2, 2009, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will connect India's commercial capital with the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu…

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US Airways flight attendants, based in Phoenix and represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will picket at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport on Friday, November 13, 2009…

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Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has revamped its Web site to be more consumer-friendly with the launch of OAG’s Route Mapper tool on sacairports.org…

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United Airlines has announced intentions to launch services to three more countries, further expanding its Middle East and Africa network with Ghana, Nigeria and the Kingdom of Bahrain…

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As part of its continuing effort to provide easy connections between its flights and those of other Star Alliance airlines, Continental Airlines announced today…

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India’s premier airline, Jet Airways, has extended its special promotion fares to India until 31 Jan 2010 for departures to 31 July 2010, commissionable at 7%...

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Amadeus has launched a new collaboration with Thai Airways on Amadeus’ PRICE IT Right booking and ticketing promotion programme…

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China Eastern Airlines, the country's third largest carrier by fleet size, said Wednesday it has won regulators' approval to raise about 7 billion yuan ($1.03 billion) through a private placement…

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Tiger Airways has revealed the newest route in its 'Low Fare Revolution,' with a Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane service set to debut in early 2010…

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United Airlines announced today it will inaugurate its first-ever service to Africa in 2010, with one daily, same-plane service from Washington to Accra, Ghana, and Lagos, Nigeria…

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Virgin Atlantic will this week launch its inaugural service between London Gatwick and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This will make it Virgin Atlantic’s 9th Caribbean destination and the airline’s 30th destination worldwide…

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Struggling Japan Airlines Corp. said Thursday it will cut 61 weekly round-trip passenger flights on 10 international routes and three cargo flights on one route from December to January to help improve business performance…

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South African Airways (SAA) has released a range of competitive business-class fares from Sydney and Perth to South Africa with great value fares to other destinations in Africa…

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Wizz Air has launched web check-in. The new service is being initially introduced for flights departing from Budapest and extended gradually to flights from all airports by Spring 2010…

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The pilots of Southwest Airlines officially voted to ratify a new five-year contract today. The new contract becoming amendable on September 1, 2011 but allows the two sides to begin bargaining…

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch services to Nagoya and Tokyo in the first quarter of 2010 - the airline's first destinations in Japan…

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Eastern Airways' new service from Southampton to Durham Tees Valley Airport, which launches on Monday (2 November 2009), has been welcomed by business leaders in the region…

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