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Swedish Non-Profit Initiative Refugee Air to Airlift Syrian Refugees to Safety in the EU

A group of Swedish entrepreneurs and humanitarians is tired of witnessing refugees drowning in the Mediterranean and has decided to do something about it. Refugee Air aims to make safe routes into the EU a reality. "We're going to have a first airplane flying refugees to safety before th...

Fire at Hefei's Former Airport, No Injuries

Raging flames were reportedly seen over East China's Hefei Luogang Airport on Wednesday afternoon at around 5:00 p.m. It's primarily learned that the waste electric equipment on the runway caught fire, releasing dense smoke over the airport. Fire department has immediately sent fi...


Air China to Start Beijing-Montreal Non-Stop Service on September 29

Air China (CA) said Wednesday it will launch Beijing-Montreal non-stop service on September 29, which is the world's first transpacific non-stop service linking Asia and Montreal, the second largest city of Canada, and the nation's industrial, commercial and financial center. The to-be-launched Beijing-Montreal service is an important move to solidify its presence on the China-Canada ma...

4 Hurt When Hangar Collapses at Newark Liberty International Airport

Four workers were hurt when an old cargo hangar collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The hangar, which was being prepared for demolition, collapsed at about 2:00 p.m., authorities said. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said two of the four injured workers were seriously hurt, but they are expected...

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service Between Los Angeles and Baltimore

Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Baltimore today, offering introductory one-way fares of $134.* Customers must purchase their tickets by Sept. 18 and travel by Nov. 18, 2015 to take advantage of the introductory fare. "Our new non-stop Los Angeles-Baltimore service provides our Southern California&n...

Fly to Croatia with airberlin in summer 2016

airberlin is expanding its route network to include Croatia and will operate four new services to the popular holiday destination next summer. airberlin is therefore responding to the increased demand for holidays on the Croatian Adriatic coast. From mid-May 2016 airberlin will operate weekly flights from Berlin-Tegel and Düsseldorf to Split and Dubrovnik. From late June there will be a se...

Rwanda Airline to Open New Int'l Flights to Europe, Asia in 2016

Rwanda's flag carrier, RwandAir Express, plans to open several international flight routes to Europe and Asia including China and India by next year, an official statement said Tuesday. The announcement came after RwandAir concluded an aircraft purchase agreement worth US$160 million with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank), it said. Two new Airbus...

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 upgrades. Virgin Australia's latest move came after rival Qantas last month announced it woul...

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 Brisbane. Services from Sydney to Manila will increase from four to five per week between early Dec...

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...

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