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Alitalia files for Bankruptcy

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Italy’s flag carrier Alitalia started bankruptcy proceedings for the second time. Shareholders voted unanimously to file for insolvency administration. Etihad Airways said today it was disappointed that despite its significant investments in Alitalia, the Italian airline had today entered extraordinary administration.

Hawaiian Airlines unveils new freshly-painted livery

hawaiian newlogo2017Hawaiian Airlines revealed an updated brand identity and the freshly-painted livery of a Boeing 717 (N488HA), the first of its fleet of more than 50 aircraft that will feature the new design.

Oman Air wins the “Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism” Award

oman air award2017Oman Air, the National Carrier of Sultanate of Oman, is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins, following the presentation to the airline of the ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award. The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony organised by the Arab Centre for Tourism Media was held at Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas


Qatar Airways is offering transit passengers the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas. The unique offer is part of a broader campaign called +Qatar which looks to encourage all transit passengers to consider adding Qatar to their itinerary.

Qantas enhances services for Chinese travelers

Qantas747 400ERQantas Airways continues to enhance its services for Chinese travelers. “China is critical to our strategy in Asia. Together with our new direct Sydney – Beijing service, the deepening of this partnership reflects our commitment to the region, enabling our Asian customers to travel to and within Australia seamlessly,” said Qantas CEO Gareth Evans.

SWISS to abolish two-persons-in-the-cockpit rule

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to abolish its present two-persons-in-the-cockpit rule, with effect from 1 May. The action follows an extensive safety and security review which has concluded that the rule, which was introduced as a precautionary measure in 2015, does not enhance flight safety.

Vietjet launches Hanoi-Singapore service

Flashmob performance Changi airport

Vietjet launched flights between Singapore and Hanoi. The first passengers of the route are welcomed with a special flash-mob performance at the heart of Changi airport.

Emirates goes all A380 to Melbourne

emirates logoFollowing yesterday’s news that Emirates goes all A380 to Spain, the carrier announced today that the carrier will provide an all-A380 service from Melbourne when it upgrades its third daily flight from the Australian city, EK408 and EK409, from a Boeing 777-300ER to an A380 operation.

The New Oslo Airport officially opens

avinor oslo airportThe new Oslo Airport was officially opened today as Norway’s main airport. The increased capacity is at approx. 32 million passengers annually.

Emirates choose A380 for all flights to Spain

emirates a380 ConcourseAEmirates’ flights to Spain will be operated by only A380 aircrafts. In addition to the existing double daily A380 service to Barcelona, the airline will also operate a double daily A380 service to Madrid, significantly boosting seat capacity from Dubai to Spain.

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America to relocate to Terminal 7 at JFK

alaska virgin america tails

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America plan to move into Terminal 7 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines' two operations from Terminal 8 and Terminal 4, respectively, and will offer guests a better airport experience while laying the groundwork for future growth at JFK.

easyJet welcomes Joey – carrier’s first guide dog

easyjet doggy treateasyJet welcomed its first member of its 'furry flight club' yesterday, with guide dog Joey reaching the milestone of 35 flights with easyJet alongside his owner Jan Gibson. Joey, a Labrador, will be seven next month and has been with Jan for five years. Much like easyJet’s ‘flight club’ loyalty scheme for its most frequent flyers, furry flight club will focus on rewards which are most appreciated by the airline’s most loyal four-legged friends – doggie treats.

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