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Qatar Airways launches eighth route to Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways has launched a new service to its eighth destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with four flights a week to Abha. The inaugural flight landed at Abha International Airport yesterday. Qatar Airways flight QR1212, which landed at Abha international Airport at 15:40 yesterday wa...

Emirates launch route between Dubai and Orlando

Emirates launch new daily direct flights to Orlando, Florida, the most visited area within the United States, The National reports. This will be the airlines tenth route to the United States, with aims to encourage business and cultural exchanges between the two destinations.   Flying...


Vietnam Airlines welcomes Boeing Dreamliner to London Heathrow route

Vietnam Airlines has welcomed the inaugural arrival into Heathrow of its first new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The UK hub becomes the first international destination on Vietnam Airlines’ network to be served by the new aircraft. After touching down at 09:18 this morning, aircraft VN-A861 was officially welcomed by Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnamese ambassador to the UK. Also on hand were Le T...

Passenger number rise 29.6% at Dubai International in July 2015

Dubai Airports today announced that 6.68 million passengers passed through Dubai International in July up 29.6 per cent from the same month last year when traffic numbers were affected by a runway refurbishment programme. Passenger numbers in July totalled to 6,682,676 compared to the 5,155,771 handled in July 2014 when the airport was reduced to one runway while a billion dollar refurbishment...

Townsville Airport welcomes arrival of Jetstar’s Bali service

Townsville Airport’s ARFF service has given the arrival of Jetstar flight JQ101 with a traditional ‘monitor cross’ salute. The Jetstar flight, operated by Airbus A320 VH-XSJ, arrived at Townsville Airport from Bali a little before 0930 local time on Thursday. The arrival was Jetstar’s inaugural international service from Bali to the North Queensland city. The...

Ryanair to Boost Flights on 20 European Routes

European budget carrier Ryanair announced plans to boost the number of planes operating on 20 routes. Launching its London summer 2016 schedule, the airline said it would add an additional four new routes to the network, taking the total to more than 150 routes. Earlier it said the rolling annual traffic numbers to August were up 15 percent. The August load factor was 95 percent, up from...

China Southern Announces Service to Rome, Dubai & Christchurch

China Southern Airlines (www.csair.com), the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce new air servicefrom Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou to Rome, Dubai and Christchurch. The Guangzhou-Wuhan-Rome and Guangzhou-Christchurch routes will be offered three times weekly and will both launch on Wednesday, December 16. The Guangzhou-Wuhan-Dubai service i...

A New App -- the Uber of Airport Food -- Connects You to Carry-Aboard Meals You Might Actually Like

Don't want to wait in line at airport restaurants to order your next carry-on meal? Enter AirGrub, a new mobile app that allows you to order, pay and pick up your food before you board.   AirGrub, a Silicon Valley company, already has a presence at airports in San Francisco, Boston and New York City. And AirGrub may be heading to Los Angeles International Airport. It...

Dallas Airport to Mark Spot Where LBJ Was Sworn In as President

Love Field airport in Dallas will install a brass plaque to mark the spot where Air Force One sat while Lyndon Johnson was sworn in on the plane as president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, officials said on Tuesday.   Johnson was hastily administered the oath of office to become the 36th president about 90 minutes after Kennedy was pronounced dead on Nov. 22, 1963...

New Routes for airBaltic from Vilnius

Riga. This week, the Latvian airline airBaltic starts five new routes from Vilnius and improves its schedule of flights linking the Baltic region with Europe. Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic’s home market is Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The development in Lithuania is part of our strategy to operate 11 direct services out of Vilnius in the comi...

Ryanair Launches London Summer 2016 Schedule & Unveils Next Phase Of “Always Getting Better” Programme

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (2 Sep) launched its London summer 2016 schedule, with 4 new routes to/from Milan Malpensa, Sofia, Verona and Vilnius, over 150 routes in total and extra flights on 20 routes, which will deliver 22.8m customers p.a. (+1.4m) and support more than 17,000* jobs at London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton. Ryanair’s London summer 2016 s...

Jetstar announces low fares to four new regional destinations, five routes

Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off from the beginning of December*, in time for the busy tourism season in both popular holiday destinations. New Plymouth-Auckland, Palmerston North-Auckland...

New Chengdu Airport Secures 12 Billion Yuan Bank Loan

Chengdu's new airport is set to be built after Agricultural Bank of China agreed to bankroll its development, Sichuan Daily reported Tuesday. The bank has agreed to loan the 12 billion yuan to fund the development of the new airport, which is set to be built on near Lujia town of Jianyang city, 51.5 kilometers away from the center of Chengdu city. With a total investment of 69....

Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub

Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.” Speaking at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, Air Canada president-passenger airlines Ben Smith said the airline has failed to properly leverage Toronto’s location on the world map in the past, but plans to re...

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