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APG appointed GSA for Cobalt in the UK and Ireland

apgAPG has extended its GSA partnership with Cobalt to include the UK and Ireland effective from July 2017. Cobalt currently operates 13 weekly flights weekly to the UK and Ireland with non-stop services from its hub in Larnaca, Cyprus to London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, and Dublin.

Qatar Airways Launches Doha –Nice flights

Qatar Airways launched direct service between Doha and Nice, the airline’s second destination in France. The five weekly flights between HIA and Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport will be served by the Boeing B787 Dreamliner. The Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner offers a two class configuration with 22 seats in Business Class that can be turned into fully-flat beds and configured in a 1–2–1 set-up, and 232 Economy seats in a 3–3–3 layout.

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Flight schedules featuring United’s new Polaris business class seats

United Polaris bedding lieflatUnited Airlines announced additional Boeing 777-300ER service, the airline's newest aircraft type featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seats, to its flight schedules. With the schedule update over the weekend, the airline expects to begin 777-300ER service on the following routes *:

Aeroflot Leads Europe-Asia Passenger Capacity Rankings for Summer 2017

aeroflot landingAeroflot is the #1 airline by seats flown on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia in Summer 2017. Aeroflot’s capacity on Europe-Asia flights over 4,000 kilometres grew 12% versus Summer 2016, according to data from OAG Schedules Analyser. The Russian flag carrier has overtaken last year’s top airline for Europe-Asia capacity, Lufthansa, the data shows.

Germany’s Hahn Air and Mauritania Airlines partner

hahn air logoThe German scheduled airline, Hahn Air, announced the start of an interline partnership with Mauritania Airlines International (L6). This agreement enables the national flag carrier of Mauritania to tap into new markets where they are not a member of the local Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP).

ANA increases Tokyo – Los Angeles flights

ana tailANA, Japans’ only 5-Star airline, has decided to increase the number of flights on the route between Tokyo (Narita) and Los Angeles, from Sunday, October 29, 2017. Currently, ANA operates one flight per day between Tokyo (Haneda) and Los Angeles, and one flight per day between Tokyo (Narita) and Los Angeles.

35% fall in prices of Pre-owned private jets

bombardier global 6000seriesA new research from Colibri Aircraft, which specializes in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, reveals that across six different types of private jet, the average asking price decreased by around 35% between April 2014 and April 2017, when it fell from around $13.7 million to $8.9 million.  Between April 2016 and April 2017, the average asking price fell by $1.97 million.

Etihad lets you fly alone

Etihad Economy SeatEtihad Airways is introducing a series of changes designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer feedback. The carrier now provides increased choice and to ensure fares remain as low and as competitive as possible, while retaining best-in-class service for all guests, in all cabins.

Wizz Air connects German capital with Lviv, Ukraine

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, now connects Berlin Schönefeld with Lviv in West Ukraine. Flights will depart every Wednesday and Sunday, at 11.15 am, where passengers can reach the picturesque city, close to the Carpathian Mountains, in just an hour and a half.

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Best Airline Alliance of 2017

starallianceIn its 20th Anniversary year, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running. The Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles Lounge also received the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the third year in row.

Major airports experienced double-digit growth in April 2017

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Airports Council International (ACI) says that global passenger traffic achieved record levels in April 2017, increasing 9.3% year-over-year. International and domestic passenger traffic rose 14.3% and 5.4% respectively.

Qatar Airways named Best Airline in 2017

qatar skytrax2017Qatar Airways has again been named as Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world’s best airline. Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.

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