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Virgin Australia Boss Opens New Terminal Facilities in Brisbane

International business icon and Virgin founder Richard Branson walked the red carpet to officially open new facilities at Brisbane's domestic airport on Wednesday. Fresh off the plane from Sydney, Branson opened Virgin Australia's new terminal facilities - a lounge and terminal...

Qantas Adds More Flights to Hong Kong and Manila

Qantas will add more flights between Australia and Hong Kong and Manila as a result of increasing demand from travellers. From 26 October 2015*, Qantas will operate an additional four Sydney-Hong Kong services each week, on top of the current daily services available from Sydney, Melbourne and Br...


From Amsterdam to Zagreb, Transat to offer direct flights to 29 European destinations

Transat is pleased to announce that it is adding two new destinations, Croatia in Eastern Europe and Pisa in Italy, to its European portfolio for 2016 as well as increasing frequency and capacity on many of its European flights. Air Transat thus remains the leisure airline with the most diversified offer on the market with direct flights to a total of 29 destinations. In addition, newly launched r...

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Airports

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Airports. The MoU will assist cooperation and information exchange between the two organisations, covering satellite imagery applications, knowledge and experience transfer, and human resources development.   The MoU will see the two organisations work...

Oman Airports' welcomes private Syrian airline Cham Wings

Oman Airports has welcomed Cham Wings airlines to Muscat International Airport. The airline will operate two direct weekly services between Damascus and Muscat/Muscat to Damascus. The first flight was operated on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2015 at 4:00 PM- (Muscat time); making it Oman Airports’ 63rd destination worldwide reaching up to 31 countries. Oman Airports celebrated the first...

Airbus Defence and Space provides Tetra network to Sharjah International Airport

Airbus Defence and Space will equip Sharjah International Airport with a modern Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communications network. The contract has been awarded to the local company Nedaa, which provides telecommunication services to specialised governmental, semi-governmental and private institutions in the region. The new network will include several Tetra base stations (TB3) and 400 T...

WestJet launches service to Houston

 WestJet today launches new non-stop service between Calgary and Houston six times a week.The inaugural flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 10:25 a.m. MDT. “As the two largest oil cities in North America, Calgary Houston is the most-requested route from our corporate travel clients in Western Canada,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, A...

Brussels Airlines doubles flight frequency to Monrovia and Freetown

With today’s flight SN243, Brussels Airlines’ new schedule for flights to Monrovia and Freetown commences. Henceforth, the airline operates flights to both countries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With the increased flight frequencies, Brussels but also other Brussels Airlines destinations (in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia) are now even...

Finnair to Fly First A350 XWB to Shanghai Next Month

Finnair (AY) will operate its first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on Helsinki-Shanghai service from October 25 as it is due to take delivery of the newest wide-body aircraft next month and becomes the first European carrier to operate the aircraft. Shanghai will be the European carrier's first long-haul destination to be served with the A350 XWB aircraft, with a daily A350 XWB service...

Hundreds of Passengers Forced to Evacuate Brisbane Airport After Fire Inside Domestic Terminal

Hundreds of passengers were forced to evacuate Brisbane Airport after smoke alarms went off in a terminal. The alarm was sounded shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the Qantas domestic area of the airport after smoke was spotted coming from a cooking appliance, according to an airport spokeswoman. The drama was short-lived, as passengers were allowed back into the terminal a short time lat...

Bengaluru techie's bomb hoax message costs Rs. 6.5 crore loss to aviation industry

Techie Gokul Machery's bomb hoax message to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has wreaked financial havoc on the civil aviation industry. According to authorities at KIA, it has resulted in a loss of Rs 6.5 crore. Machery's message that included statements like, "Islamic State Wins", and "get ready to see the firework above sea today" caused panic at the air...

"I Spent My 30th Birthday at Gatwick"

Passengers today told of their fury after being caught up in delays of up to 25 hours at Gatwick Airport this weekend. One claimed he was almost forced to cancel his wedding while another woman had to spend her 30th birthday at the airport due to delays between London and New York. Holidaymakers were left stuck for hours in both the capital and New York after flights were grounded...

Dozen-Plus Suitors Circling French Airports

Bidders are queuing up for the privatization of France's Nice Cote d'Azur and Lyon-Saint-Exuperyairports, four sources familiar with the matter said, hoping to land growing returns on the back of rising air traffic. The sale of France's 60 percent stakes in two of the country's busiest airports offers investors relatively stable assets in a sector that increased passenger number...

Petition to Remove Ronald Reagan's Name from D.C.'s Airport Gets over 60K Signatures

More than 60,000 people have signed a petition to rename Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Washington NationalAirport so that the former President's name is removed. The petition, created by CREDO mobile, a California-based mobile network company with a history of supporting left-leaning causes, calls out Republican criticism of President Obama for his order last week to recognize A...

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Boarding between U.K. and United States - latest updates from Virgin Atlantic and Delta

For all passenger flying between UK and United States - some immportant updates, which can improve your travel experience! Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K a...