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Heathrow Airport waves farewell to Terminal 1

Heathrow Terminal 1, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in May 1968, will say goodbye to its final passengers this evening. The terminal will close after 47 years with airlines having completed their move to new, modern world class facilities. The final departure will be a British Airways flight to Hanover. British Airways (formally BEA) were al...
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Airlines to address carry-on bag dilemma

MIAMI – The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced a new initiative to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags given differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies. Working with airline members of IATA and aircraft manufacturers, an optimum size guideline for carry-on bags has been agreed that will make the best use o...
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Aviation leaders gather in Miami for IATA AGM

The International Air Transport Association has confirmed that US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will deliver a keynote address at the 71st IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit on 8 June 2015. Up to 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the global event hosted in Miami by American Airlines, FedEx, UPS and Airline...
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Munich Airport voted best in Europe

MUNICH, Germany - Munich Airport scored a major success in the 2015 World Airport Awards: As in the previous year, the Bavarian hub was voted Europe's best airport, and also maintained its outstanding number three position in the global rankings. By taking home this prize yet again, Munich Airport has now won the "European airport championship" in ...
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airberlin: New market leading fare concept and a key focus on customers

airberlin will align itself more closely to the needs of its customers and capitalise on the skills, the experience and motivation of its employees. For the first time, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stefan Pichler presented his ideas for airberlin group’s new strategic direction. “Our company strategy is clear: we are a European multi-...
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UNWTO: VISA ON ARRIVAL GROWING IN POPULARITY

UNWTO: VISA ON ARRIVAL GROWING IN POPULARITY Top story | 2015-03-02 Strong progress has been made through visa facilitation in recent years, especially by implementing policies of visa on arrival. These are the findings of the Visa Openness Report by the UNWTO, confirming that the policy makers are more aware of how visa facilitation positive...
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IATA: Worldwide airline share prices rose 4% in December

Worldwide airline share prices rose 4% in December and are up 40% for the year, helped by the decline in crude oil and jet fuel prices over recent months; Crude oil prices halved by the end of 2014 and have fallen a further 17% in January, reflecting the appreciation of the US dollar as well as continued growth in supply; Q3 financial results...
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Airline sets new World record for the fastest replacement of GE90 Aircraft Engine

With an engine inlet cowling diameter of 3.4 metres, and overall length of 7.4 metres, the GE90 engine weighs approximately eight tonnes, and is capable of delivering an extraordinary 115,000 pounds of thrust – making it the largest and most powerful commercial aircraft engine in use today. Etihad Airways’ Technical Maintenance department has ju...
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International Civil Aviation Organization creates Aircraft Tracking Task Force

Following last month's loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over a part of Ukraine that has seen fighting between nationalist and separatist troops, the International Civil Aviation Organization has reportedly created an Aircraft Tracking Task Force that will discuss options for tracking airplanes. The organization also created...
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Tel Aviv, Nigeria: KLM pilots are worried to fly

De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, a daily newspaper, quotes flight attendants and pilots who say that they had raised concerns about flying over eastern Ukraine even before flight MH17 was downed. They say that now they are concerned that KLM is still flying from Nigeria to Tel Aviv. “If something goes wrong you’re dead,” they say. Dutch pilots a...
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Reunion Island leaps ahead of Paris on Facebook

The Facebook page of Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), which has passed the 300,000 fans on July 9, has once again reached a new stage. Since Thursday, July 31, 2014, Reunion Island moved to the second step of the podium in front of Paris (Île-de-France). Reunion Island continues its ascent with its digital progression destination on the Facebook so...
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US House votes against consumers and for airlines

WASHINGTON, DC - Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today criticized a US House of Representatives vote passing the Orwellian-titled Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156). The bill is based on a big airline lie, was rushed out of the Transportation Committee with just airlines' input and was inappropriately included on the suspension calendar...
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100 years of commercial flight: safety and profitability

In June 2014, a General Assembly of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will be held in Doha and will include talks on the future of aviation. How safe is it? Why billions in profit isn’t...
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IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in March

  The latest IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in March is out. ...
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IATA: Global standards driving Middle East success

IATA: Global standards driving Middle East success...
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Three global Gulf carriers may be 'too much' - aviation boss

Three global Gulf carriers may be 'too much' - aviation boss       ...
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Passenger traffic at European airports up 3.9% during August

Passenger traffic at European airports up 3.9% during AugustBRUSSELS - ...
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ITB : Press Release - Brazil

 Topical themes at Brazil’s largest travel trade show...
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IATA: Airline profit rise expected in 2013

IATA: Airline profits will be up 20 percent in 2013...
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Dollar tourists flock Uruguay

DOLLAR-HUNGRY ARGENTINIANS SWARM TO COLONIA DE SACRAMENTO...
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Tony Tyler : IATA director general

Breaking Travel News interview: IATA director general Tony Tyler...
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Pay as you weigh

Could pay-as-you weigh work?...
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Air traffic controller remains the only link between north and South Korea

North Korean air traffic controller may be the only remaining link between war or peace...
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Middle East to post profit

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Aviation: Dreamliners grounded

Federal Aviation Administration grounds Dreamliners...
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Aviation News: Aviation completes Boeing deal

Aviation Capital Group completes $6bn Boeing 737 MAX order...
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Slowing Passenger Growth Trend Continues Cargo Markets Remain Weak

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for June showing a continued slowing of growth in the demand for air transport. This is in line with weakness in business and consumer confidence. Year-on-year, demand for air travel in June expanded by 6.2%. Capacity grew by a much more ca...
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IATA Welcomes Positive Global Push for Tackling Aviation Emissions

17 Aviation Powers Meet in Washington to Reiterate Opposition to EU ETS, Confirm Steps to Develop Global Market-Based Measures Framework Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the positive outcome of the Washington meeting (31 July -1 August) where 17 of the world's largest aviation powers convened to discus...
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Demand Growth Slows

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for May showing a general downward trend in line with deteriorating global economic conditions. While passenger demand was 4.5% ahead of levels in May 2011, growth was virtually flat compared to April. Capacity increased by 4.0% and load fa...
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