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Etihad Airways is trialling a new hand baggage only ‘Deal Fare’ on two key routes this winter season, for bookings between 18 October to 18 December, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required.

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The 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, officially kicked-off this morning in Port Louis, Mauritius, under the theme, "Bold Leadership in a time of change." The conference is hosted by Airports of Mauritius (AML).

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apgAPG, the world’s leading network for Airline Distribution and Financial Services, announced that Oman Air, an International Air Transportation Association (IATA) member, has been appointed as its General Service and Sales Agent representative in Canada.

Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa will sign an agreement to buy large parts of the bankrupt carrier Air Berlin. Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said Germany’s largest carrier will take over 81 of Air Berlin’s 140 leased aircraft and 3,000 of its roughly 8,000 employees, while investing €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion).

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JAL b787 dreamlinerAeromexico and Japan Airlines (JAL) agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018, that combines the synergies of both airlines. This alliance will provide a wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan, and through the latter points beyond.

In order to meet rising passenger demand, Qatar Airways has announced plans to upgrade service on its Seychelles route to an A330 aircraft, starting 29 October 2017. The 260-seater A330 aircraft will increase the airline’s current daily capacity by 130 per cent on this route, connecting Seychelles-based passengers to more than 150 destinations globally.

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Etihad Airways plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective 2 March 2018. The new route is being introduced to capitalise on the strong and growing demand for flights between the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan.

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vienna airport waiting gateVienna Airport announced its traffic results for September 2017. The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of September 2017 increased by 3.3% compared to the prior-year month to 2,430,343 travelers. The number of local passengers was up by 2.1%, and transfer passenger volume climbed by 6.3%.

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