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DXB sets new record with 7.2 million pax in August

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 -

Dubai AirportDubai International registered the highest monthly traffic in its 55-year history with 7.2 million passengers in August.

According to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today, traffic at the world’s number one hub for international passengers reached 7,282,256, up 9.5 per cent from 6,648,058 recorded during the same month in 2014. The year to date traffic totalled 52,264,223, up 12.4 per cent compared to 46,479,919 recorded during the first eight months last year.

Alaska Air Cargo ships ornaments from Alaska to District of Columbia for the Capitol Christmas Tree

Monday, November 02, 2015 -

download (1)Alaska Air Cargo is shipping more than 4,000 ornaments from the state of Alaska to the District of Columbia today, in support of the 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service-Chugach National Forest and Choose Outdoors.

The colorful hand-decorated ornaments will be used to decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season, and smaller companion trees throughout Washington, D.C.

Orient Thai looks to travel agency channel for growth; selects Amadeus

Monday, November 02, 2015 -

downloadOrient Thai Airlines (Orient Thai) has selected Amadeus as their first global distribution system (GDS) partner as it seeks to expand its business in the region. With Amadeus, Orient Thai will now distribute its fares, schedules and availability through the widest network of global travel agents.

The airline expects to increase its fleet size to 60 within 5 years, and plans to transport 5 million passengers in the next 3 years. New routes will soon be added between Bangkok and Singapore, Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Alaska Airlines Begins Flying to Costa Rica

Monday, November 02, 2015 -
Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines inaugurated new service between Los Angeles International Airport and Costa Rica’s two major international airports, further strengthening the airline’s southern California focus city.

The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, started Saturday and Sunday respectively, and is the first international destination Alaska has launched since 1991, when the Seattle-based airline introduced seasonal service to Magadan, Russia.

South African Airways codeshares on Air China to resume a nonstop service between Johannesburg and Beijing

Monday, November 02, 2015 -
South-African-AirwaysSouth African Airways (SAA) the leading airline on the continent welcomes Air China to South Africa following their inaugural flight from Beijing to Johannesburg.

“South African Airways can now again offer customers direct access from Johannesburg to Beijing and further on in China through our partnership with Air China. We welcome the first Air China flight to our country and we are excited about our deepening partnership with Air China which dates back to 2012,” says Thuli Mpshe, SAA Acting CEO.

Air Canada Inaugurates 787 Dreamliner Service to Delhi

Monday, November 02, 2015 -

air-canada2With the departure of AC070, Air Canada today inaugurated new service between Toronto and Delhi. The new route offers the only non-stop flight between Canada and the Indian subcontinent and is the first to be dedicated for Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9 series aircraft, the most modern aircraft in its fleet.

“Air Canada is offering customers the convenience of the only non-stop flight betweenCanada and India and we are doing so using our newest Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are revolutionizing long-haul air travel in terms of passenger comfort. This new service will appeal to travelers both doing business in Delhi, the capital region of India and the fourth most populous urban area in the world, and to those who are visiting friends and relatives or exploring India.

Notice pursuant to clause 20(1)(a) of schedule 8 of the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations 2014

Sunday, November 01, 2015 -

auckland airport imageAuckland International Airport Limited (“Auckland Airport”) gives notice under clause 20(1)(a) of schedule 8 of the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations 2014 (“Regulations”) that it proposes to make an offer for the issue of fixed rate bonds (“new  bonds”) in reliance upon the exclusion in clause 19 of schedule 1 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (“FMCA”).

The main terms of the offer and the new bonds are set out in the attached terms sheet. Except for the interest rate and maturity date, the new bonds will have identical rights, privileges, limitations and conditions as Auckland Airport’s:

New era begins for Cathay Pacific as airline unveils changes to aircraft livery

Sunday, November 01, 2015 -

cathay pacificCathay Pacific Airways today marked another important milestone for the airline as it unveiled a new livery that will be progressively introduced onto all the aircraft in its fleet.

The livery was showcased on one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft at a special event held at Hong Kong International Airport.

SWISS teams up with Swiss Olympic and Swiss Paralympic

Saturday, October 31, 2015 -

SWissUnder the new partnership agreement, which comes into immediate effect, SWISS will support the Swiss Olympic and Swiss Paralympic teams in their air travel to and from major sporting events abroad, including the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Brazil.

For next year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro SWISS will operate two special flights, one before and one after the event. On 1 August the airline will fly part of the Swiss Olympic team non-stop from Zurich to Rio on one of its new Boeing 777-300ERs, the sixth to be delivered.

SNAV congress 2016 to be hosted in Sri Lanka

Saturday, October 31, 2015 -

Sri LankaSyndicat National Des agents de Voyages (SNAV) – The largest Travel Agents Association in France at their Executive Board meeting on 20th October 2015 voted unanimously for Sri Lanka as the venue for their congress 2016 against other contenders.

This is considered a land mark occasion for Sri Lanka Tourism not only with the winning of the bid but also the opportunity to show case Sri Lanka to over 700 French Travel Agents when they are hosted for the congress in Sri Lanka.
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