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Thursday 4, September 2014

Boeing: China will lead the Asia Pacific region in new airplane deliveries
Boeing, China's leading provider of passenger airplanes, projects a demand in the country for 6,020 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at USD870 billion.

Sunday 17, August 2014

British Airways begins installing new seats in Euro Traveller cabin
itting-out has begun on 95 British Airways A320 series aircraft with new slimmer charcoal grey leather seats designed to enable the addition of extra capacity in the Euro Traveller (Economy) cabin. Each aircraft takes around three days at BA’s Gatwick engineering base

Tuesday 12, August 2014

American Airlines drops free meals on short haul flights
Passengers expecting some kind of meal on American Airlines short haul flights from 1 September will find they are disappointed

Sunday 10, August 2014

airberlin introduces auction for Business Class upgrades
Airberlin is the first German airline to offer an auction for Business Class upgrades on long-haul flights

Sunday 10, August 2014

Virgin America celebrates its 70th anniversary
Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, is celebrating its 70th anniversary and seventh straight year as the Top Domestic Airline in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards with help from the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee who named August 8, 2014 Virgin America Day

Thursday 7, August 2014

SpaceX to build launch site at Boca Chica Beach
The world's first vertical rocket launch site will be at Boca Chica Beach, on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and saddling the Rio Grande

Wednesday 28, May 2014

Ryanair: Conquering Europe before going transatlantic
Ryanair is planning on conquering Europe and becoming the undisputed low-cost airline of choice before it introduces its transatlantic routes, in fewer than 10 years.

Wednesday 28, May 2014

Airbus performs its longest flight using sustainable biofuel with KLM
An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (flight KL767) has commenced the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever performed by an Airbus aircraft.

Thursday 15, May 2014

Qatar Airways confirms move to new airport
Qatar Airways, serving Entebbe, Kigali, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, and Dar es Salaam in East Africa, has at the opening of the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai yesterday confirmed that they will shift their entire operation on May 27 to the new Hamad International Airport.

Thursday 15, May 2014

Delta Air Lines to expand Europe service from US hubs
Delta Air Lines will strengthen its leading position in the New York market by offering new year-round daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Zurich Airport and expanded service to Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport.

Thursday 15, May 2014

American Airlines to launch eight new domestic routes this fall
American Airlines, together with US Airways, today announces the addition of eight new domestic routes from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia and Phoenix, providing customers increased access to the combined airline's global network.

Thursday 15, May 2014

SriLankan Airlines joins oneworld
First carrier from Indian subcontinent to join any global airline alliance.

Thursday 15, May 2014

New manual goes behind the scenes at Heathrow
Over 70 million passengers pass through Heathrow every year - more than the entire population of the UK - and the precise choreography involved in getting this volume of passengers and their bags into the air has been revealed for the first time in a new manual published by Haynes.

Thursday 15, May 2014

Emirates Airlines fills European destination gap
One of the very last major gaps in Emirates’ European destination network, the European and Belgian capital city of Brussels, will come September this year be finally connected with Dubai, and through Dubai with the rest of the world.

Thursday 15, May 2014

Cathay Pacific is first airline to confirm operating at Changi Terminal 4
Changi Airport Group (CAG) in Sinagpore and Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that Cathay Pacific will operate at Singapore Changi Airport’s newest terminal – Terminal 4 (T4) – when it opens in 2017. Cathay Pacific is the first airline to confirm its move to T4.


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