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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