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Singapore Airlines Becomes First Asian Carrier To Offer TSA Precheck

singapore airlines2Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have partnered to offer customers travelling from US airports expedited security screening procedures under the TSA Precheck (Pre®) programme. SIA is the first Asian airline to be participating in the TSA Pre® programme.

airBaltic Launches Flights to Madrid

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The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the Spanish airline Iberia, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Madrid. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers between Spain and Latvia and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

Uzbekistan Airways launches direct New York flights

uzbekistan airways DreamlinerUzbekistan’s national flag carrier, Uzbekistan Airways is launching new non-stop flights to New York. From 27 July to 27 October this year, Uzbekistan Airways introduces non-stop flights on the route Tashkent-New York-Tashkent.

Ryanair plans to lower airport costs and remove taxes on short haul flights

ryanair childrenRyanair outlined a 5 point plan to grow tourism by lowering airport costs and removing taxes on short haul travel within Europe, addressing the accommodation shortage that drives up prices by lowering costs and building more hotels, improving the marketing of EU destinations to encourage EU citizens to holiday in Europe, developing new regional resorts such as southern Italy and northern Spain, developing more year-round tourism and off-peak seasonal city break travel.

Spirit Airlines to Begin Flights from Baltimore/Washington and Chicago to Cancun

spirit airlinesSpirit Airlines will begin nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Cancun International Airport (CUN) beginning on November 9, 2017. With this new service you can explore nature or kick back at a stunning all-inclusive resort, instead of blowing your budget on airfare.

SpiceJet announces Self Bag Drop feature

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SpiceJet, India’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji domestic airport. Through this initiative, the first by a budget airline in Mumbai, SpiceJet aims to provide its customers with a seamless baggage check-in process that saves them from the hassles of standing in long queues at check-in desks.

Wizz Air starts flying between Sofia and Frankfurt

Wizzair a320 200Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, started operating from Frankfurt Airport. The maiden flight took off to Sofia with 180 passengers on board. The newest WIZZ route will operate daily, as well as the recently announced Budapest service, which will commence in December.

Emirates Adds Second Daily A380 to Birmingham

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Emirates will be introducing a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, beginning 29th October 2017. Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by the iconic and highly popular Emirates A380.

Philippine Airlines suspends flights to Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Philippine Airlines will be suspending flights between Manila and Abu Dhabi starting July 8 this year until further notice. This temporary cancellation of service is "being carried out as PAL undertakes route assessment initiatives", the airline said in a statement.

Which country has the highest number of business jets in Europe?

A new research about the business jet market reveals that around 452 mid to heavy private jets were delivered to Europe between 2012 and 2016, with a combined value estimated at around US$22.6 billion. These aircrafts typically cost between $25 million and $75 million each, and up to 80% of the funding used to purchase these is sourced through external financing.

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