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Lot Polish Airlines Team Up With Airbaltic

Friday, October 30, 2015 -

LOT AirlinesLatvian airline airBaltic has concluded a cooperation agreement with LOT Polish Airlines, known in the industry as code-share agreement.

This cooperation will offer convenient connections to southeastern Europe for airBaltic customers, while LOT Polish Airlines passengers will benefit from better access to northern Europe.

Sun Country Pilots Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

Friday, October 30, 2015 -

Sun Country AirlinesSun Country Airlines® pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA) have overwhelmingly approved a new five-year contract that will immediately provide substantial pay raises and other improvements for aviators at Minnesota’s hometown airline.

After two weeks of voting, Sun Country pilots ratified a tentative agreement reached on September 23, 2015, by a margin of 87 percent to 13 percent, with 94 percent of the airline’s more than 250 pilots casting ballots.

Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab set to shape digital transformation of the whole Emirates Group

Friday, October 30, 2015 -
Emirates Airlines at Sea-TacEmirates has launched a data science lab in a five year partnership with Oxford University.

Employing a team of world-class scientists, engineers, social scientists and domain experts from Emirates and Oxford University, the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab will examine new ways of forecasting demand and optimising seat inventory across the airline’s global network driving immediate, tangible benefits to the Emirates Group.

Market Leading Offer For New ADIB Etihad Guest Co-Branded Card Applicants

Friday, October 30, 2015 -

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading UAE financial institution, have announced a market leading offer for new applicants for the ADIB Etihad Guest Visa covered card.

Successful applicants can earn up to 100,000 Etihad Guest Miles* upon registration for the card in addition to enjoying benefits such as fast track to Etihad Guest Gold Tier membership, and the highest mile per dirham earning rate on international card purchases. With 100,000 miles a cardholder can book a one way flight* to London in First Class, a one-way flight to Brisbane in Business Class or a return flight to New York in Economy Class, on Etihad Airways.**

SITA: Airport tech executives expect budgets to hit US$8.7 billion in 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 -

SITAThe rate of investment in IT at airports around the world is rising – the latest figures from SITA estimate it will hit US$8.7 billion in 2015. This forecast is a climb from 5.82% of revenues in 2014 to 6.25% this year

. Airport Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are also predicting even higher budgets for 2016 with 64% expecting an increase over this year.

Aeroflot Announces Result Of Board Of Directors Meeting

Friday, October 30, 2015 -

aeroflotPJSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces the results of a Board of Directors meeting held today, 29 October 2015 and chaired by Kirill Androsov.

The Board addressed the following agenda items:

Implementation of Aeroflot Group’s strategy. As per the result of an audit, Aeroflot Group’s Long-term Development Programme (LDP) and other strategic initiatives are being successfully carried out.


Friday, October 30, 2015 -
Denver Int AirportDenver International Airport (DEN) today introduced 28 new certified and trained experts who will stroll through airport concourses and help passengers deal with the anxiety and stress of modern air travel. The Canine Airport Therapy Squad, or CATS, is made up of certified therapy dogs that will roam the airport to help relax and delight passengers.

“Every once in a while, we all need a little stress release and nothing does it better than to pet or hug a friendly animal,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “Just seeing a dog on a concourse should put smiles on many faces, and we are hoping our specially trained canine volunteers make it more fun to travel through Denver International Airport.”

Boeing, EL AL Israel Airlines Agree on 787 Dreamliner Order

Friday, October 30, 2015 -

Boeing, Minsheng Financial LeasingBoeing  and EL AL Israel Airlines agreed on an order today for up to nine 787 Dreamliners, valued at more than $2.2 billion at current list prices. Three of the orders will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website on Nov. 5 and the remainder will be posted as further contractual requirements are finalized.

EL AL will also lease six additional 787s from independent leasing companies as the Israeli-flag carrier looks to replace and grow its existing long-haul fleet, increasing capacity and providing greater route flexibility to and from its hub at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.

Airbus officially opens customer service centre in Malaysia

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -

airbusAircraft manufacturer Airbus officially opened its RM24 million customer service centre in Sepang, Malaysia, specialising in major aircraft engineering and repair design services.

Airbus Customer Services Sdn Bhd managing director Raymond Lim said the wholly-owned Airbus centre, co-located at its joint-venture maintenance unit Sepang Aircraft Engineering facility, would serve customers from all over the world.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

Boeing Delivers First U.S. ArmyBoeing and Lockheed Martin today released the following statement on the U.S. Air Force’s decision to award Northrop Grumman the Long Range Strike-Bomber contract:

The Boeing and Lockheed Martin team is disappointed by today’s announcement. We will have further discussions with our customer before determining our next steps
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