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Al Maktoum International expansion project gets approval 

Al Maktoum International expansion project gets approval 

Dubai, September 8, 2014(STAT):- Dubai Airports’ ambitious  plan to expand Al Maktoum International at the Dubai World Central (DWC) has go the approval of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and Prime Minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai. The project is expected cost USD 32 bn. When complete, this will […]

Fraport wins Ljubljana airport privatization

Fraport wins Ljubljana airport privatization

Frankfurt, September 6, 2014 (STAT): Fraport AG and a consortium headed by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH) have reached agreement for the purchase of Ljubljana Airport (Aerodrom Ljubljana) in the capital city of Slovenia, southeastern Europe.  Winning against strong international competition in a closed bidding process on July 4, Fraport was selected by the seller side to participate […]

United Airlines takes delivery of first 787-9 aircraft in North America

United Airlines takes delivery of first 787-9 aircraft in North America

Seattle, September 4, 2014 (STAT): United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9, a stretched version of the Dreamliner that will allow the airline to accommodate more customers and further capitalize on its worldwide route network. The aircraft is the first of 26 of the newest member of the Dreamliner family United has on […]

Air Canada reports record August load factor

Air Canada reports record August load factor

Montreal, September 6, 2014 (STAT): Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 89.8 per cent, versus 89.5 per cent in August 2013, an all-time record for any month in the Corporation’s history, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 10.4 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for August […]

Halal Tourism Conference2014 to discuss challenges and opportunities

Halal Tourism Conference2014 to discuss challenges and opportunities

Spain, September 5, 2014 (STAT):-The world’s first-ever international conference exploring halal tourism has  confirmed its expert speaker line-up for its inaugural event next month. The Halal Tourism Conference 2014, which is being held in Spain in the next three weeks, has created a diverse speaker line-up from around the globe to discuss the opportunities and […]

ASTA reports robust growth in sales and revenue in first half of 2014

ASTA reports robust growth in sales and revenue in first half of 2014

Alexandria, September 5, 2014 ( 2014):-American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) members reported that agency revenue for the first half of the year was better than, or at least the same as, the first half of 2013. Increased transactions were cited by 45 percent, and 43 percent reported increasing their client base.  This is a […]

Swiss WorldCargo partners with WCA

Swiss WorldCargo partners with WCA

Zurich Airport, 4th September 2014 (STAT):- Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd, has entered into a new partnership agreement with WCA Ltd – the world’s leading freight forwarding network for independent logistics providers. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Swiss WorldCargo and WCA will undertake a number of unique […]

Boeing delivers first North American 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines

Boeing delivers first North American 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines

Seattle, Sept. 5, 2014 (STAT):- Boeing and United Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. United will become the first airline in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 service later this month. “We’re proud that United has become the North America launch customer for […]

DBSchenker and LAN CARGO work together for the first intermodal shipment from Asia to Latin America

DBSchenker and LAN CARGO work together for the first intermodal shipment from Asia to Latin America

Frankfurt, September 4, 2014 (STAT):- LAN CARGO participated in the first rail/air shipment from Asia via Europe, organized by DB Schenker. The cargo included 21 tons of electronic parts from Chongqing, China, through Frankfurt, Germany, with final destination Viracopos airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The parts were shipped onboard the “ChinaTrain”, beginning their journey in China, […]

Emirates expands its Scandinavian reach

Emirates expands its Scandinavian reach

Dubai, September 4, 2014 (STAT);- Emirates has expanded its Scandinavian reach  with the start of its daily non-stop service to Oslo. Emirates’ daily flight to Oslo, operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, is the first international service to offer a First Class product in Norway. The inaugural flight today was welcomed by Avinor CEO Dag […]

Delta expands network between the U.K. and the U.S.

Delta expands network between the U.K. and the U.S.

London, Sept. 3, 2014 (STAT):- Delta Air Lines  will launch daily nonstop service between Manchester International Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport from June 2, 2015 as it increases its network between the U.K. and North America. The airline will also begin flying its first nonstop service between London-Heathrow and Newark Liberty […]

Boeing forecasts strong growth for China’s aviation industry

Boeing forecasts strong growth for China’s aviation industry

Beijing, Sept. 4, 2014 (STAT):-Boeing projects a demand in China for 6,020 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $870 billion. The company released its annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO) in Beijing which shows Chinese carriers will take delivery of nearly 45 percent of the total demand for airplanes in the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period. […]

Brussels Airport poised to become world’s first CEIV Pharma certified community

Brussels Airport poised to become world’s first CEIV Pharma certified community

Geneva, September 4, 2014 (STAT):-Brussels Airport is taking initiatives to get the ceritification of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV Pharma) . The airport is inviting a group of ten local stakeholders (ground handlers, freight forwarders, truckers and airlines) to undergo the CEIV Pharma training, bringing the cargo community together for the common […]