American Airlines helps travelers dream big with new suite of onboard bedding Aviation News

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This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: American Airlines helps travelers dream big with new suite of onboard bedding   Yesterday at its 2017 Media & Investor day American Airlines announced that it is partnering with innovative global sleep company Casper to

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Silicon Valley’s Airport summer passenger traffic grows 16.4 percent Aviation News

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This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: Silicon Valley’s Airport summer passenger traffic grows 16.4 percent   Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) served an average 16.4 percent more passengers during the peak summer travel months compared to the same period last

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Genting Hong Kong celebrates Crystal Skye’s sold out inaugural Asian departure from Hong Kong Aviation News

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This article is provided by our syndication partner eTurboNews. To read this article on eTurboNews  click on the headline below: Genting Hong Kong celebrates Crystal Skye’s sold out inaugural Asian departure from Hong Kong   Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure corporation, today celebrated the much-awaited inaugural Asian flight of Crystal Skye, the world’s

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IATA and FIATA Announce New Air Cargo Program Aviation News

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Geneva and Zurich – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) are pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed by Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO and Huxiang Zhao, President of FIATA, to implement the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) to replace the existing

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South African Airways appoints Todd Neuman as Executive Vice President – the Americas Aviation Executives

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 12, 2016) – South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, announces that Todd Neuman has been named as the executive vice president for the Americas, effective immediately. In his new role, Neuman will oversee several departments within SAA’s commercial division in North

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Embraer and Arkia sign Letter of Intent Aviation Feature

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With the presence of Nir Dagan, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ President & CEO, and John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Embraer announced today, at the Farnborough Airshow, a Letter of Intent (LoI) from the airline for up to ten E195-E2 jets, consisting of six firm orders and four purchase rights. With purchase rights exercised,

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Direct Airport Parking Investment offers new investment opportunities at London Luton Airport Aviation News

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Direct Airport Parking Investment is proud to announce a new and exciting opportunity as it makes car parking spaces at London Luton airport available to investors for the first time. Following the highly successful sell-out of car parking spaces at London Gatwick and Glasgow airports, the Cheshire-based business is expecting spaces at London Luton to

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Air China draws San Jose and Shanghai closer Aviation News

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BEIJING, China – On July 8, 2016, Air China Limited held a press conference at Shanghai Xijiao State Guest Hotel, officially announcing that the Shanghai-San Jose route will be started on September 1, 2016. The service is Air China’s first Shanghai-North America route, marking Air China the only airline in China providing non-stop Shanghai-San Jose

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FAA policy helps modernize GA airplanes and helicopters Aviation Feature

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WASHINGTON, DC – A new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy encourages general aviation aircraft owners to voluntary install safety equipment on airplanes and helicopters that is not required by the agency’s regulations. It will reduce costs and streamline the installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) into the general aviation fleet. The policy is the

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Solomon Islands expands flights to Auki Aviation Feature

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – Further spreading the benefits of international tourism across the Solomon Islands and providing a vital air link for the people of Malaita Province, Solomon Airlines has resumed flights into the provincial capital of Auki. The national carrier has commenced operation of three weekly services ex-Honiara on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using

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IATA : Venezuela and Nigeria among Top Five Country’s Blocking Airline Funds Aviation Feature

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to respect international agreements obliging them to ensure airlines are able to repatriate their revenues. “Air connectivity is vital to all economies. The airline industry is a competitive business operating on thin margins. So the efficient repatriation of revenues is critical for airlines to be able

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IATA: Closer Collaboration with Governments to Tackle Threat of Terrorism Aviation Feature

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously adopted a resolution that denounces terrorism and calls for intensified cooperation among governments as well as with the air transport industry to keep flying secure. “The foundation stone of security has been rocked by tragedy. In the last twelve months, terrorists have laid

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IATA AGM Urges Governments to Adopt a Global Carbon Offset Scheme Aviation News

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging governments to adopt a single global carbon offset mechanism to address carbon emissions from international aviation at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) later this year. “Airlines are committed to sustainability. With improvements to technology,

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Industry Profitability Improves Aviation Feature

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Dublin – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its 2016 financial outlook for global air transport industry profits upwards to $39.4 billion (from $36.3 forecast in December 2015). That is expected to be generated on revenues of $709 billion for an aggregate net profit margin of 5.6%. 2016 is expected to be the fifth consecutive

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Rwanda Air rises like the Phoenix Aviation Feature

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The pace is gathering momentum at the corporate headquarters of RwandAir at the Kigali International Airport towards major fleet and destination expansion this year. The upcoming delivery in the second half of the year of two brand-new Airbus A330s will allow the airline to launch intercontinental flights for the first time in its history, and

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Airline records best first-year reliability performance for A380 operations Aviation Executives, Aviation News

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Airbus, manufacturer of the flagship A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the prestigious award for the best “Operational Reliability Performance” in the first year of A380 operations. The Etihad Airways A380 fleet recorded an extraordinary 99.8 per cent operational reliability between January and December 2015. This

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Air Madagascar’s woes continue Aviation Feature

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The choice of flying with Air Madagascar no longer seems 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’s Roland Garros International Airport. From there, passengers have been transported on to the Madagascar

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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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