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Cargolux appoints Jason Holt as new Post Holder Flight Operations

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -

Cargolux-Airlines-LogoCargolux Airlines has appointed Jason Holt as its new Nominated Person Flight Operations. As the new post holder, Jason Holt succeeds Wieger Ketellapper, who will fully concentrate on the development of the planned joint venture airline in Zhengzhou, China. The change took effect on 15 October, following the approval of Luxembourg’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Jason Holt has only recently taken up his position as Cargolux’s new Executive Vice President of Flight Operations. He joined Cargolux from Easyjet Airlines where he held the position of Head of Gatwick Operations and Operational Strategy for the airline.

Friday, October 16, 2015 -
HeathrowHeathrow welcomed today the arrival of Finnair’s first commercial flight on an A350 XWB, the newest and most advanced passenger plane of its kind. 

The Airbus A350 XWB’s cutting-edge technology reduces both nitrogen oxide emissions and noise, helping Heathrow be a better neighbour to local residents.

Turkish Airlines contributes to the health tourism by offering a 50% transportation rebate for foreign travelers coming to Turkey for their treatment

Friday, October 16, 2015 -

Turkish AirlinesTurkey, the world’s 6th most popular tourist destination attracting 40 million visitors, now aims to take an active role in global health tourism by participating in this growing henomenon.

Turkish Airlines will provide support to Turkey’s public and private sector organizations that provide important components in the health tourism sector. It is a market that has shown significant growth and will become a significant contributor to the nation’s GDP.

Diversity Travel and Travelport signs multi-year agreement

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

PR-diversity-travelTravelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced a new multi-year contract with the UK-based travel management company, Diversity Travel.

Multi-award winning Diversity Travel specialises in travel for the academic and charity sectors and is one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in the UK. The agreement provides Diversity Travel with access to Travelport’s unrivalled travel content inventory, which includes fares and ancillaries from the world’s leading network and low cost carriers and over 650,000 hotel properties (of which 550,000 are independents).

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for September 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

cathay pacificCathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for September 2015 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the amount of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month last year.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,632,845 passengers last month – an increase of 5.8% compared to September 2014. The passenger load factor grew by 2.9 percentage points to 83.9% while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), grew by 3.4%. In the year to the end of September, passenger traffic rose by 8.2% while capacity increased by 6.0%.

Shannon Airport wins top award from European airline association for second year running

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
Shannon AirportShannon Airport has received major recognition from the European airline community after being chosen as this year’s winner of the Airport of the Year Award from the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) for the second year in a row, the first time this has happened in the history of the award.

The award was announced last night at a gala event at the ERA’s annual General Assembly, held this year in Berlin. 

Full lineup for Just For Laughs Comedy Week at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mexico announced

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

Sunwing AirlinesThe full lineup for the inaugural Just For Laughs Comedy Week taking place at Royalton Riviera Cancun, has been announced. Exclusive to Sunwing Vacations, the resort will be the first venue ever chosen by the popular comedy show to recreate their award-winning comedy formula in a beach setting.

Taking place between November 8 and 14, 2015, headlining acts for the first-ever comedy event include Saturday Night Live’s Jim Breuer, Last Comic Standing’s Alonzo Bodden, Vegas magician Ben Seidman, as well as Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch” Ryan Hamilton, and Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 10 Comics” Pete Correale. In addition to the stand-up performances, Sunwing guests will also enjoy busker-style sidewalk shows and ‘sleight of hand’ workshops throughout the week at no additional charge.

Allegiant Dismisses Claims of Impasse in Ongoing Labor Negotiations

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -

AllegiantToday Allegiant issued a statement that dismantles the recent request from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 1224 for the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare an impasse in pilot contract negotiations, and highlights the significant progress that has been made towards a first contract for Allegiant’s pilots.

In response to the union’s request, Allegiant COO Steve Harfst said in a letter to all company employees that the company wants to reach a deal with the union that provides Allegiant pilots with significantly higher wages, improved retirement plans, a union-sponsored health plan, and better scheduling rules. He noted that “the IBT’s request ignores the reality thatsignificant progress is being made in these negotiations.

UIA is the Ukrainian Fashion Week official carrier

Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
UIAThe leading Ukraine`s airline once again becomes the official carrier of the large-scale fashion event by providing the organizing committee, event attendants, designers and members of the creative teams with 90 business and economy class tickets at partner ticket fares.

UIA and UFW have implemented several projects. First off, UIA partnered Irina Karavay, the famous Ukrainian fashion designer, to create outfit for UIA flight attendants.

Dutch probe says warhead hit flight MH17, Russia refutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

Malaysian AirlinesAccording to the findings of a Dutch investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash, Ukrainian authorities had “sufficient reason” to close the airspace over conflict-stricken eastern Ukraine.

The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) said the mishap happened to the plane very quickly, leaving the passengers dazed or unconscious. While it’s not clear if anyone died midair, no one could have survived the plane’s impact with the ground. All 298 people aboard the aircraft died in the crash.
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