Jazeera Airways looks to long-haul market

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Published: February 8, 2016

Kuwaiti regional carrier Jazeera Airways has embarked on a search for an airline partner in a joint venture that will take it into the long-haul market for the first time. Jazeera has a route network focused on the Middle East, with almost all its sectors just two hours’ flying time from its Kuwait base. It […]

Ural Airlines to develop international network at Samara airport

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Published: February 8, 2016

Russia’s Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines will develop its international network from Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport. On April 29, Ural Airlines will launch weekly Airbus A320 service to Burgas (Bulgaria); on June 4, the carrier will start a weekly A320 service to Tivat (Montenegro). According to the airport, Ural Airlines announced several Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) […]

Malindo Air adds international service

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Published: February 8, 2016

Malaysian low-cost carrier (LCC) Malindo Air has launched a daily service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which is configured in 12 business and 150 economy class seats. “We expect an upsurge in arrivals from Hong Kong with the new service,” Malindo CEO Chandran Rama […]

Daallo Airlines A321 explosion caused by bomb

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Published: February 8, 2016

Somali authorities have confirmed the Feb. 2 onboard explosion of a Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines Airbus A321-100, en route from Mogadishu to Djibouti, was caused by a bomb. “We have confirmed that it was a bomb. It was meant to kill all aboard,” Somali Minister for Transport and Aviation Ali Ahmed Jamac said during a news […]

Air Vanuatu continues Port Vila flights despite runway conditions

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Published: February 6, 2016

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Shuster ATC bill to benefit remote towers

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Published: February 6, 2016

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Air Astana extends codeshare deals to Air France-KLM

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Published: February 5, 2016

Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana has signed a codeshare agreement with Air France-KLM on its 3X-weekly schedule from Astana International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). The shared schedules will fly 136-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The arrangement, which will come into force from March 11, will also see Air Astana flights move from its existing […]

Virgin America to begin Los Angeles-Honolulu service

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Published: February 5, 2016

Virgin America it will fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu and Maui later this year.  The California-based carrier said the two routes will test the range of its new Airbus A320s so much that it will suspend them for a short period in winter when headwinds are strongest. Using new Sharklet-equipped A320s, Virgin America will […]

Boeing names new president of Japan operations

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Published: February 5, 2016

Boeing named Brett Gerry president of Boeing Japan, effective April 1. He will succeed George Maffeo who will retire from the company after nearly 40 years. Gerry will be based in Tokyo, reporting to Marc Allen, president, Boeing International. As president of Boeing Japan, Gerry will be responsible for expanding Boeing’s local presence, managing business […]

Sabre first to deploy NDC technology to sell American’s seat options

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Published: February 5, 2016

Sabre Corp. has deployed new distribution capability (NDC) technology to sell American Airlines’ Preferred and Main Cabin Extra Seats. This launch represents both companies’ first implementation of NDC technology standards for ancillaries sold through a global distribution system (GDS). American managing director-distribution Cory Garner said Sabre’s new capability “moves us closer to our longtime goal […]

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