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Virgin Blue will fly between Cairns and Auckland next year, announced the airline on Wednesday. From 23 March 2010, Pacific Blue will operate the twice weekly flight with a Boeing 737-800 – effectively increasing…

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Lufthansa and Frankfurt Airport have been voted top of the class in terms of passenger baggage handling. This achievement is recognised in the “2009 BIP Best Airport Award”…

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As airlines around the world mandate excess luggage fees and lower their checked-luggage allowance levels, a new website has been created to inform travellers on existing luggage limits…

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Moscow on Monday gave a Georgian airline permission to fly to Russia for the first time since the two countries fought a war last year…

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Sao Paulo, Brazil - TAM and LAN Argentina are expanding the flight codeshare agreement signed between the companies to offer more convenience and comfort for passengers who wish to travel between Brazil and Argentina…

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Hopscotch Air, the personal, affordable, air limo service, is launching the only direct, competitively priced flights from Long Island to destinations throughout Canada’s eastern provinces…

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase its Abu Dhabi-Beirut services from double daily to 18 flights per week from 1 January, 2010…

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SAS will launch four new routes during 2010, whilst adding frequencies on three routes. The new routes are to Lyon (France), Vilnius (Lithuania), Bardufoss (Norway) and Visby (Sweden)…

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Security measures have been increased on transatlantic flights to America following the terror scare on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit…

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Qatar Airways revealed that Copenhagen and Barcelona will join the airline’s ever-expanding route network during the airline’s summer schedule which begins at the end of March 2010…

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Malaysia Airlines was awarded the "5-Star airline" for the 5th consecutive year by Skytrax, a UK based organization, with 20 years experience in airline research.  Malaysia Airlines has been accredited as a 5-Star airline…

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Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) has appointed Carolyn Corvi to its Board of Directors. Corvi brings to the company over 30 years of experience at The Boeing Company…

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TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Transport Department informed on Wednesday (23/12) that there will be 19,000 extra seats for domestic flights and another 28,000 for international flight during the year end holiday season this year as 13 airlines…

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Forty passengers were reported injured after an American Airlines plane crashed and broke in two after landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston shortly after 10:00 pm Tuesday…

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Qantas announced yesterday it had taken delivery of its fifth new A380 aircraft, with a sixth to arrive in coming days, and would commence A380 services between Melbourne and London via Singapore on 18 January, 2010…

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Effective December 23, 2009, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will introduce new, direct services on the Dhaka -Mumbai - Dhaka sectors…

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Qatar Airways announced plans to further expand its international operations next year with the launch of flights from its Doha hub to three diverse cities – Tokyo…

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Late last week the governments of Japan and the United States inked a brand new open skies policy after long-spaning negotiations were launched in May, opening expansion opportunities at both Tokyo airports…

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Many travelers will still recall the links Lufthansa provided for eastern Africa, when they still operated their daily passenger flights into the region…

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The Cook Islands government late last week announced that it had given Air New Zealand the rights to operate a direct Sydney–Rarotonga–Sydney service from July next year…

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is to increase its flying programme to Dublin following the success of its services to Ireland’s capital city…

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Brussels Airlines is optimising its flight offer between Belguim and the UK with an increase in frequencies to and from Bristol and Newcastle…

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Jetstar has upped the stakes in the battle for seats against Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways with a new double-daily Melbourne-Brisbane A320 service…

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Tomorrow, on December 11, Finnair, the national airline of Finland, which celebrated its 40th anniversary of service between New York (JFK) and Helsinki earlier this year, will open Via Spa as part of its new modern Via Lounge at Helsinki Airport…

 

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A new carrier has landed at Vienna International Airport: on 10 December 2009 the Greek Aegean Airlines started flights on the Vienna-Athens route…

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Continental Airlines announced new OnePass frequent-flyer benefits designed to recognize and reward its top customers. Beginning January 1, 2010, OnePass Platinum Elite members will be eligible to earn…

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From this winter BA now operates more flights from Gatwick into the Caribbean than any other carrier, serving 14 destinations with 55 flights a week. British Airways’ commitment to the Caribbean continues to…

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PARIS – French aviation investigators are examining an emergency distress call from an Air France flight hit by turbulence last month, saying it could shed light on the June crash of a plane heading from Rio de Janeiro to Paris…

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Responding to market conditions, the JAL Group (JAL) will make temporary adjustments to its international flight frequency and fleet plan for the second half of fiscal year 2009, the year ending March 31, 2010…

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Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com, today announced a strategic partnership with Bangkok Airways that gives independent travelers more freedom when booking a trip to the Maldives…

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From 1st January 2010 it will be possible to issue insolvency-safe airline tickets for over 200 airlines in 80,000 IATA-accredited travel agencies worldwide for the first time…

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QantasLink announced that it was increasing capacity in both Devonport and Launceston markets, from 1 February 2010…

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase its Abu Dhabi-Kathmandu services from four to seven flights per week from January 2010...

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Asiana Airlines (CEO: Young-Doo Yoon) will be starting the 'Happy Mom' services to passengers traveling in long hauled flights (over 10 hours) starting from the 1st of October. The 'Happy Mom' services is a service for passengers traveling…

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Air Pacific Limited, the largest carrier of visitors to Fiji, celebrated the success of its inaugural direct flight from Nadi of Fiji to Hong Kong today…

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US Airways customers will have more ways to experience “la dolce vita” when the airline begins daily, year-round nonstop service to Rome from Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 13, 2010…

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British Airways said earlier this week it would compensate customers who booked the airline's accidental $40 fares between the United States and India…

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South African Airways (SAA) has announced it has extended its Africa and European Earlybird campaign until December 18. According to SAA’s Head of Australasia, Thevan Krishna…

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The two current African members of the world’s leading airline alliance, South African Airways and Egypt Air, are already flying to Entebbe on a regular basis. South African connects daily from and to Johannesburg…

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Finnair has had to cancel flights this week after industrial action by staff opposed to the outsourcing of work as well as working conditions saw the flag carrier unable to operate its normal scheduling…

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According to the ITB World Travel Trends Report, commissioned by the world’s leading travel trade show and compiled by the consultancy IPK International…

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San Francisco is to become SWISS’s latest long-haul destination. The new service, which will be introduced on 2 June 2010, will bring one of North America’s most important business and leisure…

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Qantas has introduced Ticketing Time Limits (TTLs) to its First and Business class airfares.  From 15 December, bookings made using published, nett and corporate private airfares in international First or Business class will implement TTLs…

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BOSTON /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), the leading airline at Logan International Airport, with service to more nonstop destinations than any other airline, today announces its latest round of expansion plans for its Boston focus city…

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Continental Airlines today expanded its mobile boarding pass service to Frankfurt Airport, becoming the first US carrier to offer paperless boarding passes outside of the United States…

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Qantas has launched its first A330-200 aircraft to service domestic routes, providing new seating and inflight entertainment options for passengers…

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The new Monday flight increases EVA Air’s capacity on the London Heathrow - Bangkok/Taipei route by 316 seats a week. Flights will depart London Heathrow Terminal 3 at 21:20, arriving Bangkok the following day at 15:40…

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Jetstar has confirmed that it will re-launch four weekly services between Cairns and Osaka, Japan in April. The low cost carrier has also revealed that it will launch a second daily Cairns to Melbourne flight from 1 April 2010…

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Qantas Group Ltd has raised fares on its key domestic routes in an effort to pull itself out of the profit slump brought on by the GFC. This is the highest increase to ticket prices…

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"Some are guessing the walkout could end tomorrow afternoon, but nothing is certain," -- Finnair.
Finnair said it would be forced to ground up to 20 flights on Wednesday as workers with the Finnish Aviation Union continue industrial action started Monday…

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Air Namibia is going to introduce an additional flight during their high season from Frankfurt to Windhoek. By adding this additional frequency Air Namibia increases…

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