Malta – Palermo now on Air Malta Aviation News

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Air Malta will start scheduled services between Malta and Palermo as from 4th July. These flights will operate in addition to the 13 weekly flights between Malta and Catania/Sicily and reinforce the airline’s leading position between Italy and Malta. Air Malta gives the best choice for travelers from both Italy and Malta with 34 weekly

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Finnair passenger results Aviation News

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In March, Finnair’s overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 3.3 percent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 4.2 percent year‐on‐year. The passenger load factor rose by 0.6%-points to 79.5 percent The capacity in Asian traffic remained unchanged in March, while traffic increased by 0.1 percent year‐on‐year on the back

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Aviation Safety: Mike Whitaker Aviation Executives

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FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker visited the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly In and Expo in Lakeland, FL this week as part of the agency’s ongoing partnership with the general aviation community to improve safety. Whitaker announced the FAA’s Got Data? initiative to give the private sector better access the FAA’s aeronautical data. Speaking at

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Boycott: Handling of Air France flights Aviation Feature

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The choice of flying with Air Madagascar no longer seem that natural, now that militants within the airline’s ranks have boycotted the handling of Air France flights when landing at Antananarivo, compelling the French national airline to divert flights to Reunion Island’s Roland Garros International Airport. From there, passengers have been transported on to the

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Brussels Airlines returns to Zaventem Aviation Feature

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Travelers from the Brussels Airlines destinations of Entebbe and Kigali will be happy to note that tonight’s flight SN 471 will make its landing in the morning at Zaventem again, now that the airline has returned all flight operations to their hub airport. It was also confirmed yesterday by the airport authorities that Gates B

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IATA passenger traffic: February demand growth stays strong Aviation News

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GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage

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Etihad Airways and the new partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Aviation Feature

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Etihad Airways Medical Centre, the UAE’s first aeromedical facility, and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), Ireland’s oldest post-graduate medical training body, have announced a pioneering new partnership to provide the airline with educational, training, research and operational excellence opportunities in the field of Occupational Medicine. The

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One Jet: Major upgrade Aviation News

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OneJet, the air transportation network that provides increased access to nonstop travel in small and medium size markets, today announced a major re-alignment of its schedule and operations to the Pittsburgh market, including enhanced schedule convenience and upgraded product features for Pittsburgh travelers. The announcement follows OneJet’s previous indication of commitment in February and also

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Air Canada: Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Aviation News

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Air Canada today announced it will participate in Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport. Previous Air Canada biofuel flights used biojet that was segregated and

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The future: Flying Economy Class Aviation Feature

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Tourist Class Seating maximizes passenger seating space, regardless of the pitch chosen by an airline, because it is specifically designed for the 737, designed to produce an open and comfortable environment in the main cabin. LIFT by EnCore today announced the launch of its new Tourist Class Seating for Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes.

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Airberlin starts off the spring with stable capacity utilization Aviation News

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BERLIN, Germany – Despite a capacity reduction of 5.7 percent in March 2016, airberlin’s capacity utilization rate (RPK/ASK) showed only a slight decrease of 1 percentage point to 85.4 percent in comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year. airberlin’s accumulated capacity utilization rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 83.4 percent in yearly

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Aeromexico reports March 2016 traffic results Aviation News

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV today reported March 2016 operational results. • Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 585 thousand passengers in March; a 0.7% year-on-year increase. International passenger numbers increased by 5.3%, while domestic passenger numbers decreased by 1.5%. • Demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased by 4.9%, year-on-year.

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United Airlines and machinists’ union reach tentative greements Aviation News

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CHICAGO, IL – United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached tentative agreements today on new contracts for all of the airline’s nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees. The seven agreements cover airport operations employees, contact center agents, storekeepers, maintenance instructors, central load planners, fleet technical instructors and related employees, and security officers

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IATA Board of Governors recommends de Juniac for Director General and CEO Aviation Executives

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GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved at an IATA BoG meeting today, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the IATA Annual General Meeting to

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Air France-KLM invests in a next-generation network Aviation Feature

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Tata Communications today announces that it has won a multi-million dollar contract with Air France-KLM, Europe’s second largest airline, to provide next-generation network connectivity to 170 sites. The network will form the backbone for the company as it embraces the latest mobile, cloud, big data analytics and wearable technologies to enhance and personalise passenger experience.

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NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH: Oliver Lackmann takes over as managing director Aviation Executives

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Effective as of April 15th, 2016, Oliver Lackmann will take over the role as Managing Director of the Austrian airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, following Thomas Suritsch, who will leave the company for health reasons. Captain Oliver Lackmann served as Chief Flight Operations Officer and Accountable Manager of airberlin during recent years, and was responsible for

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Air Astana: Broadband in-flight connectivity Aviation News

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Air Astana passengers will soon become among the first in the world to experience broadband in-flight connectivity following an agreement recently signed with air transport IT provider, Rockwell Collins. Internet access will be available using personal computers, tablets and smartphones. Air Astana will install the associated Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) high speed connectivity system on

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SBS Software’s Global Customer Summit 2016 opens at the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai Aviation News

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SBS Software’s Global Customer Summit 2016 opens today at the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai. Nearly 200 delegates, representing more than 50 airline companies will participate in the four-day summit starting today. The event will see 60 speakers discuss key issues shaping the global air transportation and logistics industry across nearly 25 sessions. Industry stalwarts, technology experts

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Heathrow’s 70th year Aviation Feature

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Heathrow’s 70th year has seen another significant milestone in the airports history with Terminal 4 turning thirty. Officially opened by His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Princess Diana on Tuesday 1st April 1986, the terminal cost around £200 million to build and was originally the base for British Airways before they moved to Terminal 5

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Doha – Boston Cargo now on Qatar Airways Aviation News

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Qatar Airways, the world’s third largest air cargo operator, has commenced daily cargo service between Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. All cargo is being transported on board the Airbus A350, as part of the airline’s daily, non-stop passenger service, which launched on March 16th. Boston becomes the

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Global Travel & Tourism News Aviation Feature

Aviation – eTN: Global Travel & Tourism NewsAviation – eTN: Global Travel & Tourism NewsRussian plane with 91 musician on board vanishedWestJet pilots endorse long-haul expansion plansWestJet sets new single-day record for guests flownJapan Sapporo Tourism: Snow disaster shuts down airport and trainsCathay Pacific and Air Canada to introduce codeshare services“From our seat to yours”

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