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Flight suspensions to the State of Qatar and their immediate impact

Jun 06, 2017 No Comments by

The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt have announced they have cut all diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar. These four nations allege that Qatar is involved in supporting extremist activities. All air services between these four nations and Qatar have been suspended until further notice. […]

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ALITALIA praised for its reply to homophobic tweet

May 20, 2017 No Comments by

ALITALIA which has been in the news recently for not the best reasons given it is under administration, finally has some good news. The Italian carrier has been praised in the way it has replied to a homophobic tweet. ALITALIA was promoting “International Museum Day” on 18 May 2018 using a photo of Michelangelo’s iconic […]

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Alaska Airlines will offer flights from Boeing’s iconic Paine Field

May 18, 2017 No Comments by

Alaska Airlines will launch regular scheduled flights late 2018 from Everett’s Paine Field in Washington State. Apart from giving residents another alternative to using Seattle’s Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport, this is great news for aviation geeks as it is Boeing’s main production factory for aircraft such as the 747 and 777. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad […]

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Air New Zealand increases services to North and South America

May 10, 2017 No Comments

Air New Zealand will increase frequency of services to North and South America. Services from Auckland to Buenos Aires (EZE) which commenced in December 2015 and are operated in collaboration with Aerolineas Argentinas, will have up to five weekly services. Air New Zealand presently operates three weekly services. however effective 29 October 2017 these will […]

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British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew will strike on 10 January

Jan 04, 2017 No Comments

British Airways’ “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew are set to strike on 10 January 2017 for a period of 48 hours. The threat of industrial action was suspended before Christmas after BA put forward a revised pay offer negotiated with Unite after four days at the conciliation service, ACAS. This has since been rejected by the union’s […]

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Delta Air Lines cancels the 787 order

Dec 28, 2016 No Comments

Delta Air Lines has cancelled its order for 18 Boeing 787-8 DreamLiners. The “legacy” order was inherited when it merged with Northwest Airlines which originally ordered the aircraft. The carrier has committed to 25 Airbus A350-900 which will be delivered from mid-2017. These will replace the Boeing 747-400s (inherited from Northwest). “This business decision is […]

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Air New Zealand adds Tokyo-Haneda flights

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

Air New Zealand will expand its operations into Japan by adding flights to Tokyo’s Haneda (HND) airport. Effective from July 2017, New Zealand’s national carrier will operate thrice weekly non-stop Auckland-Haneda flights using three-class configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This will be in addition to the carrier’s existing daily Auckland-Tokyo Narita flights also operated by the […]

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Fiji Airways adds Adelaide flights

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments

Fiji Airways has just announced it will operate flights to Adelaide which will become the carrier’s fourth Australian station after Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Effective 30 June 2017, the airline will commence non-stop twice weekly Nadi (NAN) – Adelaide (ADL) using two class configured 737 aircraft. “We’re delighted to launch our fourth Australian route, which […]

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QANTAS resumes Beijing flights

Oct 13, 2016 No Comments

QANTAS has announced it will resumed daily service to Beijing’s “Capital Airport” (PEK) from 25 January 2017. The carrier last served Beijing in 2009. The daily A330 service will be operated non-stop from Sydney in collaboration with code-share partner China Eastern Airlines (MU). This service will be in addition to QANTAS’s daily A330 service from […]

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ALITALIA adds flights to Cuba

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments

ALITALIA is set to resume flights to Cuba. Italy’s flag carrier will add twice weekly services to Havana from its Rome Fiumicino hub using three-class Boeing 777-200ERs. Subject to regulatory approvals, flights are set to commence on 01 December 2016. Since Etihad Airways invested with a 49% stake in the Italian carrier, ALITALIA has focused […]

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