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New First Class For Etihad

June 1, 2009 0

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled its new First Class cabin. It contains 12 individual suites, which have been designed to provide customers with more privacy, greater comfort and […]

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Airbus celebrates 40 years

May 29, 2009 0

May 29: It’s 40 years since the Franco-German agreement was signed that launched Airbus’ first ever aircraft programme, the A300. On May 29, at the 1969 Paris Air Show the French Minister of Transport, Jean […]

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Guernsey firefighters strike shuts airport

May 29, 2009 0

May 26: Guernsey Airport was forced to close for the day due to a long-running industrial dispute with its firefighters over pay and conditions. All flights were either cancelled or diverted to Jersey after talks […]

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Polet Selects Munich as European Hub

May 29, 2009 0

Russian Freight carrier Polet Airlines has selected Munich Airport in Germany as its primary European base as it expands into the scheduled air cargo market. The Voronezh-based company has made its name in the heavyweight […]

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Virgin Atlantic’s birthday bonus

May 28, 2009 0

May 26: On the eve of its 25th birthday, Virgin Atlantic announced a pre-tax profit in the last financial year of £68.4million, up from £34.8million the year before. The results are in marked contrast to […]

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First Chinese-built A320 flies

May 28, 2009 0

May 18: The first A320 aircraft built at China’s Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) made its maiden flight. “The flight was a complete success thanks to excellent teamwork,” said Fernando Alonso, Senior Vice President […]

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Vancouver Launches Tracking Tool

May 28, 2009 0

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has become the first airport in Canada to offer a new online tool that allows members of the public to see real-time and historical flight and noise data collected by the […]

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Kemble Airport ties-up with Gulf

May 28, 2009 0

May 27: Fuel retailer and distributor, Gulf, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Kemble Airport in Gloucestershire. “We are delighted that Kemble has chosen Gulf Aviation as their new Avgas and Jet A1 supplier,” […]

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BAA Appeals Competition Commission Ruling

May 21, 2009 0

Spanish-owned airport operator BAA has appealed against the decision by the UK Competition Commission ordering it to sell three airports. Following a major investigation into BAA’s dominance in the UK market the agency revealed in […]

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Swedish Airports For Sale

May 20, 2009 0

The Swedish Government has decided to sell six of its state-owned airports. The facilities in question are: Ängelholm Helsingborg, Jönköping, Karlstad, Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå and Sundsvall Härnösand, which collectively handled approximately 1.3 million passengers in 2008. […]