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Qatar Airways to increase capacity on Vienna Route
Apr 23 2014
Qatar Airways will be upgrading services on its Vienna route with the introduction of an A330 aircraft. The upgrade from an A320 to the A330 aircraft will commence on September 1, 2014. The switch from the A320 to an A330 will increase the total number of weekly seats servicing the route to 336 Business Class  read more...

A330 to be introduced to cater for expanding passenger demand
Apr 23 2014

Qatar Airways will be upgrading services on its Vienna route with the introduction of an A330 aircraft. The upgrade from an A320 to the A330 aircraft will commence on September 1, 2014.  The switch from the A320 to an A330 will increase the total number of weekly seats servicing the route to 336 Business Class seats read more...

Vote before you fly", Virgin Atlantic urges its passenges to vote
Apr 23 2014
As Mumbai prepares for General Elections on 24thApril, Virgin Atlantic is excited to celebrate democracy with Mumbaikars. Inked passengers on Virgin Atlantic’s flight from Mumbai to London on 25thApril will be given surprise gifts at the time of Check-in.All passengers checking in with recognizable ‘inked’ finger read more...
Abu Dhabi International Airport posts 15.8% increase in cargo volume handled in Q1 2014
Apr 22 2014
Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 15.8 percent increase in cargo volume handled in the first quarter of 2014 at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as compared to Q1 2013. Cargo activity rose to 183,344 tonnes from 158,369 tonnes handled at its three terminals. read more...
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 two one world alliance airlines. Under a strategic agreement with its one world partner - Qatar Airways -Cathay Pacific first started servicing Doha. 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 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...
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