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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

Hugh Jackman and Qantas Announce Initiative To Champion a New Generation of Young Indigenous Leaders

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

HUGH-JACKMAN-AND-QANTAS-ANNOUNCE-INITIATIVE-TO-CHAMPION-A-NEW-GENERATION-OF-YOUNG-INDIGENOUS-LEADERS-700x467Qantas together with its Ambassador Hugh Jackman, today announced a new grants initiative with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) that will empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be leaders in their communities.

The initiative will be funded by a $1.4 million donation from the Qantas Foundation and help IMF graduates, known as Frontrunners, further their education or career, pursue a business enterprise or support a community development project.

Changi Airport extends online shopping to arriving passengers

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
Changi AirportShopping for wines and spirits, and cosmetics and perfumes at Changi Airport has become even more convenient with the introduction of iShopChangi’s collection-on-arrival service.

Just like purchases made before departure which do not attract the respective duties or 7% goods and services tax (GST), shoppers enjoy the same savings for their purchases collected upon arrival.

ICAO Celebrates World Statistics Day During ICAN2015 Air Services Negotiation Event

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
ICAOThe International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) celebrated World Statistics Day (WSD) on 20 October, during its Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2015) in Antalya, Turkey.

Air transport statistics help decision makers formulate informed policies that impact millions of people and the sector at large. Additionally, new and improved data sources, advanced technologies, and strengthened statistical methods ultimately result in more effective policy-making supporting improved prosperity for all States and Regions.

Abu Dhabi Classic concert takes off

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -
Abu Dhabi Classics internationalThe Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet will perform two concerts in Abu Dhabi as part of the new Abu Dhabi Classics international concert series on October 28 and 29, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) announced on October 27.

A total of 26 concerts by classical orchestras will take place between October 28 and May 16 in Abu Dhabi.

JAL to Enrich the Online Booking Services for Travelers to Japan

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

JAL LogoJapan Airlines (JAL) announced the partnership with one of the major highway bus companies in Japan – WILLER TRAVEL Inc. (WILLER TRAVEL), to enable travelers to book the bus tickets of a wide highway network across Japan on JAL’s global website.

On top of the ticket purchase, JAL’s global website is providing online booking services for hotels, car rental, local tour and Wi-Fi services to assist travelers to plan for their trip easier and have more enjoyable travel experiences in Japan.

Philadelphia offers a foodie tour

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

Eat Like LocalKunming Airlines Eat like Local
If you are foodie and love to munch on the local flavor of any place then, Philadelphia is your next destination. With a broad range of cultures in the metropolitan city, you can find foods from almost every country imaginable.

But, if you are looking for something truly authentic nothing says Philadelphia quite like these local favorites.

Etihad Airways Introduces Pay@Home Online Payment Option in UAE

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 -

Etihad AirwaysGuests now have access to more choices when making bookings on Etihad Airways’ website following the recent introduction of new online payment services.

The airline’s guests in the UAE can now book flights or ancillary services conveniently using Pay@home’s online payment option and have the cash collected from their nominated location within 24 hours.
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