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Top 5 most popular holiday destinations from airBaltic

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odessa panoramaThe Easter weekend holiday is approaching and the Latvian airline airBaltic is announcing the most popular destinations for Easter holidays. airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

JetBlue to operate Port-au-Prince – Orlando flights

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jetblueJetBlue, a leading carrier in Orlando, announced plans for a new service between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) later this year. JetBlue intends to launch this route, which currently does not have nonstop service, in December pending government approval. Seats are expected to go out for sale in the coming weeks.

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America expand service to Dallas Love Field

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Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports. With new routes between Love Field and Seattle; San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and San Jose, California, the combined airline will serve eight destinations from Love Field with 18 daily peak season departures, up 40 percent.

Emirates named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

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Emirates has been awarded as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. The carrier also gets four more awards including Best Major Airline - Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World’s Best Airlines - Top 10.

Airports Council calls for solutions to electronic device ban

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xray luggageAirports, along with industry partners and governments, put security as a top priority and understand the need to implement measures rapidly when a heightened threat level is identified. However, information sharing and coordination on security measures among governments and with the industry is also crucial to ensure effective security.

United forcibly drags a passenger off plane, CEO apologizes

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United drag off passengerUnited make a mistake in calculating the number of passengers on an April 9, 2017 United Airlines flight from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville. Videos of a United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged from his seat to make room for airline crew members go viral. Videos have been viewed more than 1 million times, and the airline's CEO on Monday called the incident "an upsetting event to all of us here at United."

Saudia Airlines re-launches flights to Port Sudan

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saudia port sudan launchSaudia Airlines on April 6 launched regular direct flights from Jeddah to Port Sudan in Sudan. Port Sudan marks the carrier’s second new route for 2017. The first flight between two cities is carried on an A320 aircraft with a capacity of 132 seats. The plane landed Port Sudan International Airport at 16.20 local time and welcomed with a water cannon salute followed by a reception at the airport.

Did you see Emirates' new AC Milan livery?

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Emirates and AC Milan surprised travelers at Milan Malpensa International Airport with the unveiling of an A380 sporting a special AC Milan livery. Some of AC Milan’s top players welcomed the aircraft and took some selfie.

New Airfare Study Reveals the Best Time to book Flights

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flight bookings onlineYou may have noticed that airfares change all the time. A new airfare study crunched 921 million airfares from 2.9 million trips to find the best and worst times to buy an airline ticket. For the second consecutive year, the study found that 54 days out is, on average, when travelers can get the best deals on domestic flights. However, the best timing depends on when and where passengers fly.

Boeing-backed startup developing Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

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Zunum Hybrid Electric AircraftBacked by Boeing through its Boeing HorizonX innovation cell and JetBlue Technology Ventures, Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, is developing regional hybrid-electric aircraft for the early 2020s, offering unmatched door-to-door speeds and reduced costs for flights from 700 miles at launch, to over 1,000 miles by 2030.

Emirates adds a second daily service to Bali, Indonesia

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bali beachIn order to meet the growing demand for travel to and from Bali, Emirates will introduce a second daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia, on 2 July 2017. Operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration with 42 seats in Business Class and 386 seats in Economy Class, the service will connect seamlessly with a number of destinations across Europe, including Amsterdam, Moscow, Paris and London.

Air France increases capacity for Spring 2017

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air france planesTo meet increased demand over the spring break school holidays and the end of the school year, Air France plans to increase the frequency of its medium-haul flights to and from several European and North-African destinations. In total, between April and June, the Company will operate 138 additional flights.

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