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Flight Delayed? You Could Be Paid Up to 1,000 Yuan

Travelers who buy flight delay insurance through Wechat's shake function could get a compensation of up to 1,000 yuan once their flight is delayed by just one second. The latest flight insurance was launched jointly by China's leading flight service provider VeryZhun, Wechat, Zongan Insur...

Delta Adds Nonstop Service from Raleigh-Durham to Paris

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will connect the Research Triangle to the world with nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning May 12, 2016. The flights will be available for sale beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The flight will ope...


Changi welcomes new business and more to come

Singapore’s Changi Airport continues to attract new cargo services and to enjoy further expansion in the gateway’s infrastructure. In March this year,  DHL Express announced that it is to invest 140 million Singapore dollars ($100 million) in its new South Asia Hub at the Changi Airfreight Centre, which will increase its handling capacity by a factor of thre...

Scarcity of Pilots Threatens Regional Service At Four Corners Regional Airport

The Four Corners Regional Airport manager says the airport may eventually lose its last commercial airline company because of a 2013 federal regulation that significantly increased the number of hours pilots must log before they can fly as a first officer -- or co-pilot -- in most passenger airplanes. "Smaller communities are losing services," said Mike Lewis, the airport manager. &qu...

Hartsfield-Jackson recognized for energy efficient efforts

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials and Georgia Power leadership celebrated the completion of the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. At a special event in the Airport atrium, Georgia Power presented a $45,901 rebate check to Hartsfield-Jackson as part of the company’s Commercial Energy Efficiency program. Harts...

Moorabbin Airport turns to farming in aid of charity

Moorabbin Airport has gifted a 3,000 square metre plot of land on site to a local charity kitchen for growing vegetables. The initiative with Victoria’s FareShare, a charity kitchen which rescues food and cooks meals for more than 400 charities across the state, is expected to produce 12 tonnes of vegetables such as pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower and capsicum a year, enough for one millio...

Hainan Airlines Opens First Nonstop Flight Between China and Czech Republic

A Boeing 767 aircraft of Hainan Airlines (HU) landed smoothly at Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) at 7:10 a.m. on Sep. 23, marking the official opening of the airline's Beijing-Prague route and the first nonstop flight between China and Czech Republic. The nonstop service will be offered by Hainan Airlines three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using a Boeing 767 a...

South African Airways partners with Samsung

South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Samsung Electronics South Africa to upgrade the in-flight entertainment offered to business class customers travelling on regional flights.     “Our partnership with Samsung is key to our value proposition and will set us apart from our competitors, where no such offering currently exists. We believe tha...

Work Stoppage on New Berlin Airport Could Further Delay Opening

Construction on the new, much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) has been halted in the entire area beneath the terminal roof. According to BER, a part of the terminal was closed Sep. 18 as a purely precautionary measure due to preparations associated with installation of the smoke extraction funnels on the terminal roof. Three out of 20 ceiling panels were believe...

Australia and Qatar Agree to Boost Flight Capacity

The Australian government said on Thursday it had agreed with Qatar to increase flight capacity between the two countries by 50 percent, a significant boon for both tourism and agricultural exports. The changes, effective immediately, allow for up to 21 flights per week, each way, for airlines of both countries to the major gateways of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Airlines can also operate unli...

Cathay adds fifth Adelaide frequency

Cathay Pacific will add a fifth weekly flight to Adelaide from December 2, thanks to “high demand” from both inbound and outbound passengers, the Hong Kong-based carrier announced on Thursday. The new services will see a new Wednesday evening departure from Hong Kong, arriving and then departing Adelaide on Thursday mornings. “Since we introduced our new schedule in ea...

Macao-Ho Chi Minh City Direct Flight Opens

Jetstar Pacific, a low-cost airline headquartered in Vietnam, has started non-stop flights from Macao to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, offering schedule service on every Tuesday and Saturday. The direct route will facilitate exchanges of residents and visitors, and further enhance links between the two places in economy, trade and culture, said Simon Chan, president of Macao Civil A...

Passengers Delayed 24 Hours After Sinkhole Opens Up on Greek Airport Runway

A runway sinkhole created chaos at Rhodes International Airport in Greece on Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2015. A sinkhole opened up on a runway at Rhodes International Airport in Greece on Tuesday, causing the airport to temporarily shut down. Some of the stranded passengers, many of them vacationers from the UK, were delayed for 24 hours as they waited for contractors to repair the runway....

TNT launches road connection to Georgia

TNT is launching a scheduled road feeder connection to Georgia to reduce the European road transit times to Moscow. The Dutch express operator says it becomes the first express delivery service provider to offer an economy service to/from Georgia, in the Caucasus, as an alternative to air express services. The line haul will connect Georgia’s capital Tbilisi with TNT’s European r...

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