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China Eastern Starts Scheduled Flights to Auckland, New Zealand

At 0:50 a.m. on September 26, an Airbus A330-200 of China Eastern Airlines (MU) took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and headed toward Auckland, New Zealand, marking the airline officially commenced its third scheduled Oceanian service. The inaugural fligh...

Kenya Airways Resumes West Africa Flights

Kenya Airways has resumed flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone after Kenyan health officials lifted a ban placed last year due to the Ebola virus. The carrier, one of the biggest in Africa, stopped flying to Monrovia and Freetown in August last year, losing routes worth tens of millions of dollars...


Finnair extends Miami route to summer season, adds frequencies to Chicago for summer 2016

Starting from April 2016, Finnair will extend its Miami service to be year-round, and will operate to Miami with three weekly frequencies in summer 2016. “We are excited about extending our Miami route to cover the whole season,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair. “The Miami route has proven to be popular both for our Northern European customers as...

Norwegian announces plans for low-cost direct flights from Cork to Boston, New York and Barcelona

Norwegian, Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, has today announced plans to launch new direct low-cost transatlantic services from Cork to Boston and New York – the new routes will be the only transatlantic flights to operate from Cork Airport. A new Cork to Barcelona route will also be launched. The new routes will be operated under Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian...

Lufthansa today launches the Frankfurt-Tampa route

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) today (September 25) launched its new nonstop service to Florida’s west coast. Lufthansa issued this statement: Flight LH 482 left Frankfurt (FRA) at 11:00 local time, and is due to land at Tampa International Airport (TPA) later today at 15:50 local time. The corresponding eastbound flight LH 483 will depart from Tampa at 17:20 local time, and is scheduled to t...

JFK’s Iconic TWA Flight Center to Become a Hotel

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the formal approval of a 75-year lease deal to transform the iconic TWA Flight Center located at John F. Kennedy Airport into a hotel complex, which will preserve the national historic landmark while providing additional lodging options and services for travelers. The project, approved yesterday by the Port Authority’s Board...

Heathrow’s noise footprint is smaller than ever before, CAA report

Analysis from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), commissioned by Heathrow as part of their on-going Noise Action Plan commitments, shows that average noise contours annually are smaller than they have been since 2006. The launch of the report comes on the first week of Heathrow’s Steeper Approaches trial, the UK’s first attempt to adopt this approach to reduce noise for people on the...

A man with 169 heroin containers detained at Domodedovo Airport

Uzbek citizen was trying to smuggle 169 containers of heroin in his stomach, reprorts Federal Customs Service of Russia. As noted September 19 y.o. drug courier arrived from the Uzbek city of Termez and later was detained at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. X-rays showed that the detainee was smuggling as many as 700 grams of heroin containers of cylindrical shape in his stomach. ...

Delta increases service between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will add four weekly year-round flights between its New York-JFK hub and Tel Aviv beginning May 26, 2016. The new flights will be available for sale beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com. The additional flights w...

Air Serbia new Premium Lounge in Belgrade

Air Serbia celebrated the opening of its new Premium Lounge at Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport. Located in the transit area between gates A5 and A6, the new Premium Lounge is the first dedicated airline owned and operated lounge in Serbia. It will be open 24 hours a day and provide a superior travel experience for its Business Class guests, as well as Platinum, Gold and Silver...

Air New Zealand Unveils New Flagship International Lounge at Auckland Hub

Air New Zealand has unveiled a large new flagship international lounge in Auckland that can be used by business class and high-status travellers flying on Air NZ and partner Virgin Australia's trans-Tasman flights. It will also serve as a stop-over lounge for Australians flying on Air NZ flights to North and South America via Auckland as the Kiwi carrier targets more traffic from Australian...

Taoyuan Airport Planning for Expected Growth

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is planning to introduce several new procedures that are likely to expand its capacity to 45 million passengers per year by 2018, as it seeks to deal with an estimated 10 percent annual growth in passenger traffic, the airport operator said Thursday. The focus will be mainly on improving boarding efficiency by installing more self service facilitie...

Accidental Pepper Spray Prompts Airport Evacuation

The main terminal of the Grand Junction Regional Airport was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after someone accidentally released pepper spray. Authorities discovered what had happened after several employees and customers in the northeast sign of the terminal started having respiratory issues. The Grand Junction Fire Department says they're still trying to figure out how and why...

AoT Shoots Down Airport Fee-Cut Suggestion

Set-listed Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has largely rejected a call for a reduction in airport charges for low-cost carriers (LCCs). A cut in landing and parking fees and other charges related to airline support services is impossible at busy airports such as Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai, president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said. But he said a reduction could be...

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