Singapore Airlines first class and A380 Suites upgrade guide – Australian Business Traveller


Singapore Airlines first class and A380 Suites upgrade guide
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First class upgrades can also be had from Sydney to Bangkok with Thai Airways and to Los Angeles with United, thanks to the airlines' mutual Star Alliance membership. While you can upgrade on Singapore Airlines from any paid SQ-coded fare, you'll need ...

Philippine Airlines retires B747 fleet – ABS CBN News


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Philippine Airlines retires B747 fleet
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MANILA - The last B747 flight of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) bowed out of service early Monday, landing at 3:30 a.m. into the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA 2) tarmac. It was greeted with an ice-bucket challenge, a water ...
Philippine Airlines Permanently Retires Boeing 747 FleetPhilippine Flight Network
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Uruguay’s BQB Líneas Aéreas, IATA at loggerheads over unpaid debt

BQB Líneas Aéreas (5Q, Montevideo) is faced with additional operational obstacles after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on all travel-agencies to suspend all sales of the airline's tickets following its failure to pay its annual subscriptions to the organization. The ...

ExecAir eyes scheduled Floridian services

ExecAir (X7, Naples, FL) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) for a scheduled interstate and foreign passenger carrier permit. According to documents seen by ch-aviation, the Floridian ad-hoc charter operator plans to offer daily scheduled services from Naples, FL to Miami Int'l ...

September takeoff for Taiwan’s first budget airline – The Malay Mail Online


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September takeoff for Taiwan's first budget airline
The Malay Mail Online
Tigerair Taiwan — a joint venture by China Airlines, the island's leading air carrier by fleet size, and Singapore's low-cost carrier Tigerair — is slated to start its service on September 26 with a flight to Singapore from Taiwan. The announcement ...

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Middle East airline inaugurates more European flights – eTurboNews


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Middle East airline inaugurates more European flights
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Emirates, Dubai's national airline, will operate an inaugural flight to Norway's capital city of Oslo, before then launching flights on Friday to the European and Belgian capital of Brussels. Both destinations will be served with daily flights, using ...

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Finland’s Air100 suspends services on only route

Air100 (Pori) has suspended its only route - a multiple daily Pori to Helsinki Vantaa service - until further notice. The Finnish virtual carrier has been left in the lurch since its Czech operational partner, Central Connect Airlines (3B, Ostrava), was forced to cease operations in late June.

Nauru Airlines launches freighter service – Islands Business


Nauru Airlines launches freighter service
Islands Business
YAREN, Nauru ----The rebranding of the national airline to Nauru Airlines last month has also welcomed the launch of its freighter service at the Nauru International Airport. In his opening address Minister for Nauru Air Corporation,David Adeang ...

First Nigerian female airline MD/COO emerges – Nigerian Tribune


First Nigerian female airline MD/COO emerges
Nigerian Tribune
History has been made in the country's aviation sector following the appointment of a woman as the Chief Operating Officer, equivalence of Managing Director of Air Peace, a new airline. The appointment of Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide as the airline's new ...

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Ethiopian Airlines starts new services – Nigerian Tribune


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Ethiopian Airlines starts new services
Nigerian Tribune
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has announced that it will start new services to Bale Robe, located in the South-Central part of the country and Kombolcha in North-Central Ethiopia effective 1 and 10 September 2014 respectively.
Ethiopian Airlines commences Madrid serviceeTurboNews
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DFW-Bound American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing – CBS Local


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DFW-Bound American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - An American Airlines flight headed to Dallas-Fort Worth made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from LAX Airport in Los Angeles Monday afternoon. The captain aboard Flight 2448 reported a cracked windshield ...

Saudia resumes services to Peshawar

Saudia (SV, Jeddah) resumed scheduled services to Peshawar on August 28 marking the Saudi national carrier's first flights to the north-western Pakistani town in over a month. The carrier, alongside Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l), Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l), flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int'l), and ...

Thai Nok Airlines sees lower net loss in third quarter, aims for profit in … – Reuters


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Thai Nok Airlines sees lower net loss in third quarter, aims for profit in ...
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Nok Airlines, 39.2 percent owned by national carrier Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI.BK), reported a net loss of 160 million baht ($5 million)in the second quarter versus a profit of 260 million baht a year earlier. The budget airline signed a ...

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Croatia’s European Coastal Airlines launches seaplane flights

European Coastal Airlines (ECB, Split) commenced scheduled operations on Wednesday, August 27, with seaplane flights from Split to the island of Jelsa in the Adriatic. EX-YU Aviation News reports the start-up will operate the route 4x daily using a DHC-6 seaplane. “Initially we will connect Split ...

Here’s why Qantas Airways Limited’s $2.8 billion loss could be a buying … – Motley Fool Australia


Here's why Qantas Airways Limited's $2.8 billion loss could be a buying ...
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Warren Buffett has previously mused that he needs a “helpline” to phone whenever he gets tempted to buy an airline stock. It's a warning worth heeding when arguably the world's greatest investor singles out one industry as so difficult to accurately ...

Qatar Airways to increase flights on Doha – Dubai routes – The Standard Digital News


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Qatar Airways to increase flights on Doha – Dubai routes
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Nairobi, Kenya: Qatar Airways has announced an increase in the number of flights on its Doha – Dubai routes. As a result, the airline will fly to Dubai International Airport 14 times a day and four times to Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International ...
Qatar Airways: B787 service to capital ViennaeTurboNews
Qatar Airways commences B787 service to ViennaAviation Tribune

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How United Airlines Just Made It a Lot Easier to Check Your Bags – Motley Fool


How United Airlines Just Made It a Lot Easier to Check Your Bags
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United isn't the first airline to offer self-service bag check-in, and it already offers the service at some other airports, including Boston Logan. The O'Hare rollout is almost certainly the shape of things to come, not just for United, but for other ...

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Virgin Australia to sell off 35% stake in Frequent Flyer program

Virgin Australia (VA, Brisbane Int'l) has announced it is to sell a 35% minority stake in its Velocity Frequent Flyer program to Affinity Equity Partners, one the Asia Pacific region's largest investment firms. The transaction gave Velocity an enterprise value of AUD960million (USD896.47million) and ...

Allegiant Airlines flight to Sanford makes emergency landing in South Carolina – WESH Orlando


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Allegiant Airlines flight to Sanford makes emergency landing in South Carolina
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Allegiant Airlines Flight 683 was flying from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Orlando Sanford International Airport. Two hours after takeoff, the plane made an emergency landing in Greenville, South Carolina. Photos from passengers on board the plane show ...
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Filipino carrier, Skyjet Air, axes Taipei charters after one week

Skyjet Air (5M, Manila) has reportedly cancelled its Kalibo to Taipei Taoyuan, Taiwan charter services just one week after they were launched. According to the Chinese-language United Daily News, the move stranded an estimated 200 passengers on the Philippine island resort of Boracay. The carrier ...