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Cathay Pacific and Qatar airways jointly operate double daily services between Doha and Hong Kong
Apr 17 2014

Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the launch of a new code-share agreement between the twooneworld alliance airlines. Under a strategic agreement with itsoneworld partner - Qatar Airways - Cathay Pacific first started servicing Doha directly on 30 March 2014. read more...

 

AER Lingus continues Trans Atlantic expansion
Apr 17 2014
Aer Lingus celebrated the launch of its inaugural light from Dublin to Toronto, its fourth transatlantic route launch in recent months and the latest part of its significant transatlantic growthplan in 2014 adding to the new San Francisco Dublin direct launched last month. read more...
Liana Coyne appointed chief operating officer of Coyne Airways
Apr 17 2014

Coyne Airways has appointed Liana Coyne as Chief Operating Officer (COO) as part of a restructure that sees John Batten, Managing Director, leave the airline. Liana, who has been a director at Coyne Airways since 2010, will head up five new market-focused divisions, including Iraq,  read more...

IAG cargo boosts capacity between Europe and Panama city
Apr 17 2014
IAG Cargo has announced an increase in flights between its Madrid hub and the high growth region of Panama, improving connectivity between the European and Latin American markets. As of June 2014, an additional weekly flight will be added to the existing five flights per week, before moving to a daily service in July. read more...
The Waco system appoints four new members
Apr 17 2014

The WACO System appointed four new members at the biggest General Meeting in the network’s 40-year history recently. Kuwait Maritime & Mercantile Co (ISS) in Kuwait, Lyn Cargo Express LLC in the Dominican Republic, BCC Logistics in Iraq, and OMA Group, representing Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, read more...

 

Gains reported in passenger numbers, aircraft movements and cargo
Apr 16 2014
Munich Airport saw growth in all traffic segments in the first quarter of 2014, with a slight rise in passenger numbers and aircraft movements and a substantial increase in airfreight. From January to March 2014, the number of passengers edged up to approximately 8.5 million read more...
Qatar Airways adds another destination in Saudi Arabia
Apr 16 2014

Qatar Airways is adding Al Hofuf in Saudi Arabia to its ever-increasing list of destinations. And as a further demonstration of its commitment to expanding its regional footprint, Qatar Airways recently increased the frequencies of two of its other destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. read more...

 

Luzius wirth to take over as executive vice president of Swissport International
Apr 16 2014
Swissport International announced that Erich Bodenmann, Executive Vice President (EVP) Group Services, will retire and leave the company by the end of April. Luzius Wirth will take over responsibility for Group Services from Erich Bodenmann with effect 17th April 2014. In his new role as Senior Vice President Group Services Luzius Wirth read more...
C.A.L. Cargo Airlines Expands Reach with 747 Flight to Moncton, Canada
Apr 14 2014

First 747 aircraft to land on Greater Moncton International Airport's newly expanded runway. Maiden flight transports seafood and other perishable items from Canada to Europe. C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines, provider of top-quality professional worldwide air cargo services announced today read more...

Dubai Airports set to launch major runway upgrade at Dubai International
Apr 14 2014

Dubai Airports today confirmed that all systems are go for a comprehensive runway upgrade project set to be launched at Dubai International on May 1, 2014 to boost safety, service and capacity levels.The upgrade work will last 80 days during which the runways will be closed read more...

SAS celebrates 50 years of service between Chicago and Copenhagen
Apr 14 2014

SASis celebrating 50 years of air service between Copenhagen and Chicago. SAS launched the Copenhagen to Chicago route with a maiden flight toO'Hare International Airporton April 2, 1964. Captain Jens Mueller flew passengers and crew in a DC-8-33 to Chicago via Montreal, read more...

Jettainer opens new office in Abu Dhabi
Apr 14 2014
Jettainer, the world’s leading service partner for outsourced unit load device (ULD) services, has opened a new office in the Abu Dhabi Airport Business City’s Logistics Park. Carsten Hernig, new Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH, and representatives from Abu Dhabi Airports read more...
Cathay pacific to set up air cargo port in the Indian city of Ahmedabad
Apr 14 2014
India, which contributes 5% of its annual revenue, is an important market for Cathay Pacific Airlines. In terms of contribution, India is third only to China. In view of this significant contribution, the airline is planning to set up an air cargo port in Ahmedabad and supplement its freight operations read more...
Lufthansa cargo flies with full aircraft in the first quarter
Apr 14 2014
Benefiting from the signs of recovery noted in the air cargo market, Lufthansa Cargo flew fuller planes in the first three months of 2014. Thanks to a disciplined capacity management Europe’s leading cargo airline saw an increase in capacity sales to nearly 72 per cent – an exceptional result compared to the rest of the market. read more...
Swiss posts growth in cargo traffic, but passenger traffic declines in first quarter of 2014
Apr 14 2014
Swiss International Air Lines carried a total of 3,525,735 passengers in the first three months of 2014, a 2.3% decline on the 3,610,298 of the same period last year. The airline also operated 3.9% fewer flights: 34,321, compared to 35,722 in the first quarter of 2013. read more...
Stronger laws for unruly passengers
Apr 14 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to ratify important changes to the Tokyo Convention 1963 which were agreed at a diplomatic conference in Montreal . The Tokyo Convention provides the legal framework for dealing with passengers read more...

 

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