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Russia and UAE to produce civil aircraft

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Russia and the United Arab Emirates started preliminary talks on joint production of a civil aircraft, said CEO of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov. The joint production could be placed in UAE.

Wow air launches £99 tickets from London to New York

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WOW air is offer transatlantic fares from London to New York for less than the cost of the taxes – essentially paying for passengers to fly – to celebrate a new service to the Big Apple’s JFK International. The low-cost airline is bringing back their £99 fares to mark the occasion, with the fares now on sale for the new route (via Reykjavik) beginning April 2018.

Airport Rental Car Satisfaction Improves

Airport rental car companies are experiencing an increase in overall satisfaction despite increased airport passenger congestion and ongoing logistical challenges caused by airport construction.

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Qatar Airways to launch Doha – Thessaloniki, Greece in 2018

Qatar Airways will launch four weekly flights to Thessaloniki, Greece next year. Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. In 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine (Foreign Direct Investments) declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.


Frequent Flyer Programme Partnership between Qatar and Bangkok Airways

qatar bangkok airwaysQatar Airways and Bangkok Airways announced frequent flyer programme partnership. Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can now earn and redeem Qmiles on all flights operated by Bangkok Airways. Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus members can also earn and redeem FlyerBonus points on eligible Qatar Airways flights. Both programmes require members to provide their membership card upon reservation or check-in.

Volotea to connect Vienna with Bilbao


Volotea, the airline that connects medium and small cities in Europe, announces the launch of a new route from Vienna to Bilbao.

New Direct Flights from Los Angeles’ LAX to Acapulco ease travel

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Mexican airline Volaris has recently announced direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Acapulco International Airport (ACA) starting on December 19, 2017. The new route will run on a weekly basis and forms part of the many efforts on behalf of Acapulco to make the destination more accessible to international visitors.

Alibaba and Etihad to improve guest experience and enhance logistics efficiency

As the number of Chinese outbound travelers grows, Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) announced a new MoU signing with Alibaba Group Holding Limited and Ant Financial Services Group (ANT Group). The groups plan to expand cooperation through greater collaboration on respective loyalty programmes. In addition, new products and services will be introduced to deliver an improved guest experience and improved logistics.

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Icelandair connects Berlin to Reykjavik

Icelandair now connects Berlin Tegel to Reykjavik in Iceland three times a week. The airline will fly to the world’s northernmost capital every Monday, Friday and Sunday.

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Qatar Airways buys 9.61% of Cathay Pacific

cathay pacificQatar Airways has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific”), being approximately 9.61 per cent of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is expected to take place later today in Hong Kong.

Atlasglobal starts Istanbul – Tel Aviv flights

Atlasglobal launched flights to Tel Aviv from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Atlasglobal’s Istanbul-Tel Aviv flights started on Monday, October 30. Passengers can book flights starting from US$199.

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ACI: China to become the largest passenger market

beijing airport crowdAirports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2017–2040. Boasting traffic forecasts for over 100 country markets, the WATF dataset presents detailed metrics which include total number of passengers (broken down into international and domestic traffic), total air cargo and total aircraft movements.

Etihad Airways suspends flights to Dallas

etihad a330 200Etihad Airways has announced the suspension of its Abu Dhabi – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) route effective 25 March 2018, as it will become commercially unsustainable following American Airlines’ unilateral decision to terminate its codeshare agreement with the airline.

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