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Gulf Crisis: Mideast airlines halt Qatar flights

gulf countries mapSaudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Egypt have broken off diplomatic relations with Qatar as three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. In return, Qatar, which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia, has rejected the accusations. Qatar said, "The measures are unjustified and are based on claims and allegations that have no basis in fact."

Emirates launches flights to Zagreb

Emirates started flights between Dubai and Zagreb, Croatia on June 1, 2017. The inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board.

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Air Canada begins summer season with two new international routes

frankfurtAir Canada announces the launch of two new international routes from Vancouver to Nagoya and Frankfurt, marking the beginning of the airline's summer season. In total, the airline plans to launch 11 new international non-stop routes this summer from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

UTair connects Berlin with Moscow

The Russian carrier UTair now connects Berlin-Tegel with Moscow Vnukovo airport, on a daily basis. The flight time between the two capitals takes just under two and a half hours. UTair is Russia’s third-biggest air carrier. The airline runs chartered and scheduled flight services, within Russia and to select international destinations. Moscow-Vnukovo Airport is its most important hub.

UTair Berlin Tegel launch2017

United to fly direct flights between Los Angeles and Singapore

singapore architectureDo you like long non-stop flights? United’s new planned flight between its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hub and Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN) will set the new distance record for any airline operating a flight to or from the United States, at 8,700 miles. Flying times will be approximately 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound.

Etihad Airways upgrades its New York JFK service

Etihad AirbusA380Etihad Airways introduced its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on its second daily service between the UAE capital and New York JFK. All 14 weekly flights between the two cities are now operated by the double-decker aircraft.

WOW air offers $55 Flights to Europe

london bus cabIceland's ultra-low fare transatlantic airline, WOW air celebrates its fifth anniversary with a special offer: one-way fares of $55 to eleven European cities from three of its American destinations. The discounted flights will be available from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Miami International Airport (MIA).

Hello Kitty plane arrives to Chicago

EVA Air is using the cheerfully painted plane to add three weekly flights to the four it already operates with Boeing 777-300ERs in standard livery, increasing Chicago service to daily through the busy summer travel season.

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UTair starts Daily Flights between Vienna and Moscow - Vnukovo

UTair Vienna launchStarting today, Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Russian airline UTair will offer flights from Vienna Airport to Moscow-Vnukovo. At a press briefing, Pavel Permyakov, Chief Commercial Officer of UTair Passenger Airlines and Belina Neumann, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development at Flughafen Wien AG officially inaugurated the new flight connection.

Chinese carrier unveils Kung Fu Panda-themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Chinese airline company; Hainan Airlines unveiled its third Kung Fu Panda-themed plane as part of collaboration with DreamWorks Animation. The plane featuring a design by young American designer Hannah Foss takes its inaugural flight, in celebration of the Chinese airline's 24th anniversary.

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Croatia Airlines starts Zagreb - Helsinki flights

Croatia Airlines on May 21 launched a new route between Zagreb and Helsinki, Finland. Last year, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport on Croatian routes is increased by 24 percent. Helsinki Airport has had routes to three destinations in Croatia: Pula, Split and Dubrovnik.

Croatia Airlines at Helsinki Airport

Air passenger traffic and air transport demand grow in the first quarter of 2017

Airport airlines watchAirports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world's airports, announced that an overall strengthening of global economic conditions and the continued drop in the cost of air transport through lower fares has helped bolster air transport demand in the first quarter of 2017. Accumulated passenger traffic grew 5.6% year-over-year for the first quarter and for the month of March.

Delta launches flights between Berlin and New York-JFK

After six years, Delta Air Lines has taken off again from Berlin marking the start of the U.S. carrier’s daily summer seasonal service to New York-JFK. Celebratory events included a cake cutting and ribbon cutting at ahead of the flight’s departure. Customers on the flight were also given toy bears – the symbol of Berlin – as they boarded as well as cupcakes.

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IT Crash continues to Strand BA Passengers at British Airports

ba b777 300erBritish Airways was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday, causing cancellations and delays for thousands of passengers. More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow were cancelled on Sunday. All long-haul services left from Heathrow, but with delays, BA said.

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