e-Travel Blackboard: Airline News

By: E-travel Blackboard  05/12/2011
Keywords: airlines, air travel, Daily Flights

International air travel picked up by 4.6 percent in October this year over the same month last year with Latin American carriers experiencing the strongest capacity growth of up to 10.4 percent for the month.

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An official announcement has been made with immediate effect that the newly built Cessna Citation Jet 4 “a.k.a. the angry bird” has been released for commercial operations by the Luftfahrt Bundesamt.

The quickest, most convenient way between Australia and Prague is now on Czech Airlines (OK) with 1 short transit in Abu Dhabi

From 1 December 2011, travellers flying internationally from Malaysia with AirAsia will now pay an increased Passenger Services Charge (PSC), implemented by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB).

Rico, Air New Zealand’s furry mascot, has passed away while hosting a celeb-packed house-warming party in his Los Angeles mansion.

Injecting up to $150 million in the NSW economy annually, Scoot Airlines and the NSW Government have released plans to launch new direct daily flights between Sydney and Singapore.

United Continental Holdings has received regulatory approval to operate as a single entity after 18 months of aligning its operating policies.

Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have received regulatory approval to enter an integrated network aviation alliance.

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Looking to cut costs and shed massive debt brought on by increasing jet fuel prices and costly labor contracts, American Airlines and its parent company, AMR Corporation have filed for bankruptcy protection.

Travellers flying Qantas domestic today were issued handwritten boarding passes after the carrier experienced technical difficulties with its check-in system.

Ticket sales for flights between Kiev and Tehran are available at the Ukraine International Airlines ticket offices, ticket agencies, and on the UIA website, www.flyuia.com

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbronn confirmed that Copa will join Star Alliance in April 2012.

Virgin Australia has put a positive spin on retail therapy after teaming up with Westfield to offer its most loyal customers the option to earn and redeem points online with the shopping centre group.

New Zealand’s national carrier has launched Seats to Suit on its domestic operations and reducing its lowest domestic airfares by an average of up to six percent.

Aiming to pick up traffic from regional areas, Qantas has added up to 180,000 additional seats on its services flying intra-Western Australia.

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has received its first next-generation Boeing 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior on 22 November 2011.

A recruitment drive to introduce Australian cabin crew to Asia’s largest carrier, China Southern Airlines, has attracted more than 400 applications in its first week.

Business class travel to every corner of Europe is now much more affordable with China Southern Airlines launching 14 new codeshare services with Air France.

American Airlines has been advised that customers should expect significant delays at the UK Border because of a UK Public Sector strike action planned for Wed., Nov. 30.

On top of the $650 million impact of industrial action last month, Qantas is expecting recent union disturbances to cost the carrier a further $194 million for the first half of financial year 2012.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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