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BA Introduces New First Class

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ON FEBRUARY 10, British Airways’ new First Class cabin was introduced into service on a Boeing 777 flying to Chicago. The airline has invested £100 million (US$154m) in its flagship brand, saying that it is: […]

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Servisair’s Extra UK Lounges

March 11, 2010 0

EXECUTIVE AIRPORT lounge operator, Servisair, has strengthened its presence at London Gatwick’s North Terminal and Birmingham International Airport while adding a new lounge location, London Luton, to its growing portfolio. The Gatwick lounge is Servisair’s […]

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Flybe Boosts Kent International

March 11, 2010 0

ON FEBRUARY 15, Flybe announced the start of a daily Edinburgh to Kent service that offers regional travellers the only scheduled flight to be currently operated out of Kent International Airport (KIA). Tickets prices start […]

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Ryanair Announces Prestwick Hangar

March 11, 2010 0

ON FEBRUARY 10, Ryanair announced that it will build a second maintenance hangar at Glasgow Prestwick Airport: “at a cost of £8m which, it says: “will create 200 new engineering jobs, increasing the total jobs […]

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Fraport And Airlines Reach Agreement

March 11, 2010 0

FRAPORT AG and airline representatives have agreed on the development of airport charges at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) FOR the years 2012 to 2015.  A corresponding agreement was signed in February by representatives of Fraport AG, […]

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AKL Reverts Runway To Taxiway

March 11, 2010 0

AT MIDNIGHT on February 10, Auckland’s standby runway, parallel to the main runway, reverted in official status to a taxiway. This technical change, planned in October 2009, was managed in close consultation with Airways New […]

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Two For SkyTeam

March 11, 2010 0

ACCORDING TO the global airline alliance, Vietnam Airlines and TAROM will join SkyTeam in June.  They will “reinforce the Asian and eastern European network of the alliance.” Vietnam’s national carrier will join as a full […]

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Iranian Ban?

March 11, 2010 0

THE IRANIAN Transport Minister Hamid Behbahani has said the country would ban foreign airlines from its airspace unless they use the term ‘Persian Gulf’ on their in-flight passenger route monitors.  He added that repeat offences […]

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Profits At Royal Jordanian

March 11, 2010 0

MIDDLE EASTERN carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced a profit of $40.1 million for 2009, which is a large improvement on the $34 million loss in 2008, citing the drop in fuel costs and “capacity […]

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Tentative Green Light For Oneworld Antitrust Application

March 11, 2010 0

THE US Department of Transportation (DOT) has given tentative clearance to American Airlines and its fellow oneworld partners’ application for transatlantic antitrust immunity. In a statement it confirmed that “if the decision is made final, […]