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  • Infographic: Europe's cheapest and most expensive airports

    Infographic: Europe's cheapest and most expensive airports

    Apr 9, 2013, 1 comments

    London Heathrow and Katowice have been rated as respectively the most expensive and cheapest European airport in a comprehensive price survey conducted by WhichAirline.

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  • New air travel search from WhichAirline. Fly anywhere you want

    New air travel search from WhichAirline. Fly anywhere you want

    Feb 21, 2013

    WhichAirline does not cease to evolve and this time around we are proud to present a new type of air travel search in addition to some other brand new features.

    It's not for no reason that we call WhichAirline innovative.

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  • Aviation news: new airlines and new routes in 2013

    Aviation news: new airlines and new routes in 2013

    Jan 23, 2013

    There are new airlines coming, did you know that? Read on and keep up to date with the latest news from the world of airlines.

    First of all, Air France disclosed the name of its new daughter company which is to take over its regional operation at lower costs.

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  • Ryanair to open new bases and more airline news

    Ryanair to open new bases and more airline news

    Jan 15, 2013, 2 comments

    Read our airline news and stay up to date with the latest development within aviation worldwide.

    We start off with the self-appointed world's favourite airline, the Ryanair which, as rumour has it, will open its first bases outside Europe: in Marrakesh Airport and Fez Airport.

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  • Opening of Berlin Brandenburg delayed & more airline news

    Opening of Berlin Brandenburg delayed & more airline news

    Jan 9, 2013

    A now for a fresh dose of a aviation news – read what makes the headlines in word of airline these days.

    The tragicomic airport-themed series known to many as the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport has a new episode.

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  • Breaking airline news. The "new" Germanwings and more

    Breaking airline news. The "new" Germanwings and more

    Dec 10, 2012

    We bring you some fresh-aviation related news – new routes, cancelled services and important announcements. Read on!

    We start off with what has got to be the most interesting new development recently – the announcement of the new Germanwings.

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  • The latest airline news and new routes

    The latest airline news and new routes

    Nov 20, 2012

    We bring you the latest aviation news and newly announced airline routes. Read and stay up-to-date!

    Asia enthusiasts among German travellers will be interested to learn that Condor will be the first airline to offer direct flights from Europe to Burma.

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  • Aviation news: new airline routes

    Aviation news: new airline routes

    Nov 13, 2012

    Read our digest of the latest developments in the world of airlines and airports and stay up to date.

    We start off with the British-based low-cost airline EasyJet which recently opened new routes from its hub in London Stansted.

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  • The latest airline and airport news

    The latest airline and airport news

    Nov 1, 2012

    Need a quick update on new airline routes? Read our digest post on the latest developments in the aviation world.

    The UK-based fans of cheap flights from Ryanair will be happy to learn about the carrier's plans to set up as many as 9 new routes in 2013.

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  • Breaking Airline News

    Breaking Airline News

    Oct 17, 2012

    Read «Breaking Airline News» – the hottest aviation related headlines.

    Among the latest stories are routes from Qatar Airways and Vueling. Read on for details.

    But we start off with good news for travellers departing from Glasgow.

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  • Airlines News: new routes and services

    Airlines News: new routes and services

    Sep 24, 2012

    Let's have a look at the latest developments in the aviation world.

    Find out what's the biggest airlines news today and stay updated.

    The Icelandic WOW Air, a newcomer to the aviation world, joined the carriers operating from London Gatwick.

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  • bRyanair to challenge Virgin Galactic in low-cost space travel

    bRyanair to challenge Virgin Galactic in low-cost space travel

    Apr 1, 2012

    News about Ashton Kutcher grabbing Virgin Galactic ticket no 500. made recently headlines only to be eclipsed by an announcement that stunned everyone. The famous Irish low-cost carrier bRyanair will challenge Virgin Galactic in the most daring enterprise in the history of commercial aviation – space flights.

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  • New Year's special – watch funny video on airport security

    New Year's special – watch funny video on airport security

    Dec 30, 2011

    On a day like this – between the Christmas rush and the frenzy of New Year's eve – we all need something to relax to.

    Can there be something more relaxing that a hilarious video on something as frustrating as airport security?

    The video comes from the famous and irreverent Australian comedy show «The Chaser’s War on Everything».

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  • Ryanair: Shocking revelations about social dumping & tax evasion. Video!

    Ryanair: Shocking revelations about social dumping & tax evasion. Video!

    Dec 14, 2011

    When asked what is the controversial about the low-cost airline Rynair, most travellers would point out the hidden fees-business, charging passengers for everything apart for oxygen or the dubious PR-style of Ryanair's Michael O'Leary.

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  • Airbus Edging Out Boeing?

    Airbus Edging Out Boeing?

    Jul 7, 2011

    Airbus is turning up the heat on U.S. rival Boeing even before Paris Air Show.

    The Toulouse, French-based company racked up orders for 102 upgraded versions of its hot-selling A320 single-aisle jet that’s a favourite of medium-haul operators and low cost carriers.Airlines are interested in the A320neo because it will be powered by newly-developed engines and wing tip devices that improve the plane’s aerody­namics, together offering 15% fuel economy compared to current versions.

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  • Low Cost Carriers Get High Marks

    Low Cost Carriers Get High Marks

    Jul 4, 2011

    The old, big carriers are supposed to provide the best service. But the low-cost carriers rank highest in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual survey of airline passengers.

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  • American Airlines Is Offering The Galaxy

    American Airlines Is Offering The Galaxy

    Jun 27, 2011

    Looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have a lofty reception when it arrives this month. American Airlines and Samsung are ready to put some 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in the air in premium cabins of select transcontinental and international flights in lieu of the more traditional in-flight entertainment centers.

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  • 30th Birthday For Frequent Flier Programs

    30th Birthday For Frequent Flier Programs

    Jun 23, 2011

    On Friday, March 29th, for the first time ever, the leaders of the 3 biggest airline frequent flier programs, American Airlines, United and Delta, along with those from Hyatt and American Express, a gathered during the Airline Information Conference in New York for a frank discussion about the past, current and future of frequent flyer programs led by industry guru, Randy Petersen of milepoint/Fly­erTalk. Panelists included:

    Maya Leibman, President, AAdvantage American Airlines Jeff Robertson, Vice President Loyalty, Delta Air Lines Jeff Foland, EVP, United Airlines; President, Mileage Plus Holdings Jeff Zidell, Vice President, Hyatt Gold Passport Josh Berkowitz, Vice President, Membership Rewards Partnerships, American Express

    After an in-depth look at the milestones of the past 30 years in frequent flyer programs, the executives took to the stage to answer questions and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for both companies and the consumers.

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  • United's Computer Outage Causes Flight Disruptions

    United's Computer Outage Causes Flight Disruptions

    Jun 21, 2011

    United Airlines' computer network outage started around 5 p.m. Friday and lasted 5 hours. At Sacramento International Airport, two incoming flights near midnight were canceled.

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  • The Newest In Airport Security

    The Newest In Airport Security

    Jun 20, 2011

    Frequent travellers and residents in London already love it: the iris scanner that awaits you for checking your identity upon entering the United Kingdom. The system aptly called IRIS (which stands for “iris recognition immigration system”) is very popular there and certainly makes immigration procedures a lot quicker.

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  • Air Canada Workers Back On The Job

    Air Canada Workers Back On The Job

    Jun 18, 2011

    Air Canada's almost 4,000 unionized airport check-in and call-center staff returned to work on Friday after going on strike early on Tuesday. With the threat of government back-to-work legislation hanging over them, Air Canada, the country's biggest airline, and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union agreed to put the issue of whether new hires should have a defined-benefit pension plan to binding arbitration.

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  • Government Involvement In Air Canada Strike

    Government Involvement In Air Canada Strike

    Jun 17, 2011

    Talks between Air Canada and the Canadian Auto Workers union broke down after both sides were unable to reach a tentative agreement by the 11:59 p.m. deadline Monday.„We're extremely disappointed that 10 weeks of tough negotiations has not resulted in a new agreement that we can take back to our membership,“ said CAW President Ken Lewenza said in a statement.

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  • Delta Under Fire For Troop Baggage Fees

    Delta Under Fire For Troop Baggage Fees

    Jun 16, 2011

    Delta Air Lines hastily changed its baggage fees for troops Wednesday after a YouTube video showed soldiers complaining that they had to pay $200 a piece to check extra bags as they made their way home from Afghanistan.

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  • Newest Volcanic Eruptions Disrupts Flights

    Newest Volcanic Eruptions Disrupts Flights

    Jun 15, 2011, 2 comments

    The ash cloud from an erupting volcano in Eritrea is disrupting air travel in parts of East Africa. Officials with Ethiopian Airlines says the company canceled flights to Djibouti, northern Ethiopia and the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Tuesday.

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  • Chile Volcano Grounds Flights in Argentina

    Chile Volcano Grounds Flights in Argentina

    Jun 9, 2011

    Domestic and international flights from Argentina's two busiest airports were suspended Tuesday due to volcanic ash from the erupting Puyehue volcano in Chile, officials said.

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  • Too Heavy To Fly?

    Too Heavy To Fly?

    Jun 6, 2011, 1 comments

    Recently, a mother and daughter who have struggled with their obesity all their adult lives, were told that they were too fat to board a Southwest Airlines connection from Dallas Love Fld (DAL).

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  • Air Canada June 13th Strike Deadline Looms

    Air Canada June 13th Strike Deadline Looms

    Jun 1, 2011

    The Canadian Auto Workers union, which has about 3,800 members at Air Canada, set a strike deadline for June 13 at midnight. More than 98 per cent of local members voted in favour of going on strike, if necessary, to support their efforts for a new collective agreement.

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  • Delta, US Airways Agree to Swap Landing Rights

    Delta, US Airways Agree to Swap Landing Rights

    May 31, 2011

    Delta Air Lines and US Airways said that they will transfer to four airlines 12 percent of the takeoff and landing slots involved in a previously announced transaction between the carriers at New York’s LaGuardia and Washington National (DCA).

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  • Iceland Volcano Disrupted Flights Again

    Iceland Volcano Disrupted Flights Again

    May 27, 2011

    About 250 flights to northern Britain were cancelled on Tuesday over concerns about the ash cloud spewing from an Icelandic volcano, but British and Irish officials dismissed fears of a mass shutdown of airspace.

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  • Airfares on rise. Are fuel prices going to effect your vacation plans?

    Airfares on rise. Are fuel prices going to effect your vacation plans?

    May 18, 2011

    Airfares are rising at their fastest pace in years as airlines are having more success in passing on the higher cost of fuel to their passengers.

    The average price of a ticket on a U.S.

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  • Dubai to become the busiest international airport

    Dubai to become the busiest international airport

    May 17, 2011

    Dubai, the powerhouse connecting Middle East, South Asia and Europe is soon to become the busiest international airport in the world. As per a UK travel report, the Dubai Airport will be handling around 98.5 million passengers by 2020. With an expected growth rate of 7% for the next few years the airport would reach 75 million passengers by 2015, making it the busiest airport in the world.

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  • The most extreme episodes - unruly and aggressive passengers on board

    The most extreme episodes - unruly and aggressive passengers on board

    Apr 27, 2011, 1 comments

    The image of plane passengers that we have is coloured by the media coverage around natural disasters, cancellations and other hardships of flying. As as result, travellers seem to be a vulnerable group and there is a lot of talk about the need of protecting them against denied boarding and other mischiefs on the part of airlines but what about all the episodes where they are the baddies?

    Drunkenness, not complying with the instructions, common rudeness, antisocial behaviour, overt aggression to flights attendants and fellow passengers… We could carry on this list endlessly.

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  • How airport noise destroys your health

    How airport noise destroys your health

    Apr 20, 2011, 1 comments

    When thinking about pollution, the vast majority of people think immediately about issues such as e.g. smog or carbon footprint while few of us associate it with noise. The exception to this rule are surely those who live in the immediate proximity of airports and are painfully aware of the consequences of noise pollution.

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  • Ikaros: A way out of the crisis

    Ikaros: A way out of the crisis

    Apr 1, 2011

    Economic crisis, which has affected all sectors of the economy, has not spared the air travel industry either. Airlines struggling to cope with the ever increasing costs and falling demand seek for any possible way to survive. A revolutionary solution to the industry's problems is on the way.

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  • Boeing 747-8 finally takes off

    Boeing 747-8 finally takes off

    Mar 22, 2011

    The long awaited Boeing's 747–8 Intercontinental finally took off on its maiden flight, being the biggest and most fuel-efficient passenger airplane in Boeing's history to hit the skies.

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  • Rising fuel prices: $10 minimum higher airfares, scrapped growth plans

    Rising fuel prices: $10 minimum higher airfares, scrapped growth plans

    Mar 8, 2011

    With crude oil prices overpassing $100 a barrel, airlines are forced to review plans for 2011. Airfares are rising already. Growth which was originally intended, turns into sustainability.

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  • United temporarily grounding its Boeing 757 fleet

    United temporarily grounding its Boeing 757 fleet

    Feb 16, 2011, 1 comments

    An „unscheduled maintenance“ is being performed on all 96 Boeing 757s currently operated by United Airlines. Flight delays and cancellations are unavoidable today.

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  • "Stop the rip-off surcharges", says Which? to airlines

    "Stop the rip-off surcharges", says Which? to airlines

    Feb 14, 2011

    Which?, the largest consumer body in the United Kingdom, is launching a campaign to fight the ever-increasing surcharges. The public is invited to sign the „super complaint“

    On March 7, all relevant materials will be submitted to the fair trade authority.

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  • Etihad - Virgin Blue partnership officially approved

    Etihad - Virgin Blue partnership officially approved

    Feb 7, 2011

    The combined network enables Australian passengers a better connection to Europe, Middle East and Africa via Etihad's Abu Dhabi hub. Direct flights from Sydney commencing February.

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  • 2010: the year of big changes in the airline industry

    2010: the year of big changes in the airline industry

    Feb 3, 2011

    A lot happened in the airline industry during 2010. Several companies ceased to exist, others were born. Let's have a look at those we find the most interesting in our insight.

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  • London Gatwick airport awarded for the best use of social media

    London Gatwick airport awarded for the best use of social media

    Jan 24, 2011

    It's quite surprising that the award for providing the best online customer service goes to an airport. That's exactly what happened as the Econsultancy Innovation awards 2010 winners were announced.

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  • Virgin America provides the best passenger service

    Virgin America provides the best passenger service

    Jan 20, 2011

    Only 3 years in operation and yet the airline has received a top industry honor. Air Transport World, a magazine covering the airline industry since 1974, is announcing it's regular Industry Achievement Awards.

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  • The dusk of global distribution systems?

    The dusk of global distribution systems?

    Jan 17, 2011

    Recently, we have seen an attempt to deploy a new distribution model that diminishes price comparison shopping for customers. American Airlines tries to push travel agencies to their new direct-connect program.

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  • 2010 was a successful year for Airbus and Boeing

    2010 was a successful year for Airbus and Boeing

    Jan 13, 2011

    Today we continue with looking back at 2010. This time it's the planes. We had a look at orders and deliveries of both large jet airliner manufacturers. Both companies did well. Interested in who won the industry race this time? Read on.

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  • 2011 predictions: new routes and fees

    2011 predictions: new routes and fees

    Jan 10, 2011

    The second week of 2011 has just begun. At this time, we already have a good deal of information on what's going to happen in the airline industry. Many new routes have already been announced.

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  • Ascend: Airline safety worsened in 2010

    Ascend: Airline safety worsened in 2010

    Jan 6, 2011

    The UK-based company Ascend, an airline industry data provider, has recently published it's annual airline safety report. The results were not very favorable, most aspects worsened compared to the previous year.

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  • Tony Fernandes denies AirAsia buying Virgin Atlantic

    Tony Fernandes denies AirAsia buying Virgin Atlantic

    Jan 3, 2011

    Last week a rumor has been around that AirAsia is going to buy a stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic. While it is no secret that the airline is seeking a partner, this particular speculation is now denied by AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes.

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  • Air New Zealand making good use of YouTube

    Air New Zealand making good use of YouTube

    Dec 16, 2010

    The recent online video campaign by Air New Zealand is a good example of utilizing the popularity of YouTube. Sometimes a simple idea makes a great difference. The airline's channel was even featured by Google as one of the few travel brands to make it's YouTube presence appealing.

    Read more »
  • Top airlines according to an annual Zagat survey

    Top airlines according to an annual Zagat survey

    Dec 2, 2010

    Zagat Survey, an American publisher of consumer-generated survey information, published the results of it's annual airline survey. American as-well-as international airlines were judged in fifteen categories altogether.

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  • Hot Topic:TSA Full-body scanners controversy

    Hot Topic:TSA Full-body scanners controversy

    Nov 29, 2010, 6 comments

    The full-body scanners are flooding airports all across the US as we informed in last week's article. The new enhanced TSA's security procedures give each traveler a choice.

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  • Update on banned airlines within the EU

    Update on banned airlines within the EU

    Nov 25, 2010, 2 comments

    As you know from our previous article, particular airlines are banned from operating within the European Union. The list has been updated on Tuesday. All airlines originating in Afghanistan were added.

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  • Tourism recovering quickly according to UNWTO

    Tourism recovering quickly according to UNWTO

    Nov 15, 2010

    Results of regular research conducted by UNWTO (United Nations World Travel Organization) have shown the tourism industry is recovering quickly after the critical year 2009. One of the key indicators even exceeded its previous record.

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  • Mexicana Airlines hopes to resume operations in December

    Mexicana Airlines hopes to resume operations in December

    Nov 12, 2010

    Mexico's largest airline by passenger numbers stopped all it's flights in August. Mexicana Airlines has recently presented a restructuring plan and hopes to resume it's operations in December.

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  • Airbus and Boeing latest problems

    Airbus and Boeing latest problems

    Nov 11, 2010

    Recently, two of the most technically advanced airliners had serious problems. Which resulted in emergency landings of a Qantas Airbus A380 in Singapore, Indonesia and a prototype Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Laredo, Texas.

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  • World Travel Awards presented in London

    World Travel Awards presented in London

    Nov 8, 2010, 4 comments

    On Sunday, November 7th the travel industry leaders were awarded. The Grand Final 2010 ceremony of the World Travel Awards took place at Grosvenor House hotel in London.

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  • Airbus vs Boeing: The history in short

    Airbus vs Boeing: The history in short

    Nov 3, 2010, 4 comments

    Today there are only two main competitors when talking about large jet airliners. Airbus and Boeing are both large consortia which manufacture most of the big planes used for air transport.

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  • Comparing lowcost airlines (Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet)

    Comparing lowcost airlines (Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet)

    Nov 1, 2010, 3 comments

    Our comprehensive flight information database allows us to gather interesting comparisons. In this article, we focus on big European lowcost airlines (by passenger traffic).

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  • Latest French strike costs more than volcano eruption

    Latest French strike costs more than volcano eruption

    Oct 25, 2010

    The French airlines have reported, that the latest strike cost them more than the April volcano eruption on Iceland. The nationwide strike has been executed six times in the past two months.

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  • SkyTeam celebrates 10 year anniversary

    SkyTeam celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Oct 22, 2010

    One of the biggest airline alliances celebrates it's ten year anniversary. A special issue of the airline's eZine called Decades has been released to sum up the achievements and project the future.

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  • Airline Hamburg International filed for insolvency

    Airline Hamburg International filed for insolvency

    Oct 22, 2010

    The airline Hamburg International has announced on its website it has filed for insolvency. The airline has stopped operations on the 20th of October 2010. The management didn't find an appropriate investor in time as the official statement claims.

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  • Which airlines are banned in the European Union?

    Which airlines are banned in the European Union?

    Oct 21, 2010

    European authorities ban particular airlines from being able to operate within the European Union. Safety is the concern. Which airlines are banned and which are only allowed to operate under specific conditions?

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  • Which airlines fly green?

    Which airlines fly green?

    Oct 18, 2010

    Good news for all eco-friendly travellers. Airlines are starting to engage in eco and green practices. We have contacted them in order to find out each airline exact policy.

    Read more »
  • Delta Air Lines hiring 1,000 flight attendants

    Delta Air Lines hiring 1,000 flight attendants

    Oct 18, 2010

    It has just been announced that Delta Air Lines will be adding 1,000 flight attendants for international flights. Not only new manpower will be hired but furloughed workers are going to be recalled. The newly hired staff should start working in the middle of 2011.

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  • Frontier Airlines  reached a milestone in integration with Midwest Airlines

    Frontier Airlines reached a milestone in integration with Midwest Airlines

    Oct 1, 2010

    US airline Frontier Airlines today reached a milestone in its integration with Midwest Airlines. The airline announces that it has successfully moved all of it's technology onto one platform, allowing all flights to now operate on one reservation system and under the Frontier Airlines code.

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  • Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran

    Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran

    Sep 27, 2010

    Low cost airline AirTran Airways announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Southwest Airlines in a transaction currently valued at more than $1.37 billion.

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  • United Airlines Holdings to become the largest airline in the world

    United Airlines Holdings to become the largest airline in the world

    Sep 20, 2010, 4 comments

    Shareholders of UAL, the parent company of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, approved the connection of both large US airlines. This step means creating the largest airline in the world – United Airlines Holdings.

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  • World Airline Awards 2010: TOP 10 airlines

    World Airline Awards 2010: TOP 10 airlines

    Sep 14, 2010

    The World's Top 10 airlines for 2010 are now announced. More than 17.9 million travellers from over 100 nationalities took part in the 10 month survey (from July 2009 until April 2010).

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  • O'Leary: "Co-pilots are unnecessary for Ryanair "

    O'Leary: "Co-pilots are unnecessary for Ryanair "

    Sep 9, 2010, 2 comments

    According to The Press Assocation Michael O'Leary from Ryanair wants to reduce prices by having less employees. He plans to write to aviation authorities for permission to use only one pilot for flight.

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  • British Airways and Iberia plan to buy or merge 12 airlines

    British Airways and Iberia plan to buy or merge 12 airlines

    Sep 6, 2010

    According to Financial Times, British Airways and Iberia are planning to buy or merge 12 other airlines, low cost and scheduled. Airlines are from such countries as Brazil, India or China.

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  • United and Continental: next step to merger is completed

    United and Continental: next step to merger is completed

    Sep 1, 2010

    United Airlines and Continental Airlines announced they have been informed by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice that it terminated its Hart-Scott-Rodino Act review and closed its investigation of the airlines' pending merger.

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