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Aviation

Aeroflot named strongest brand in Russia and the world

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aeroflot skyteam liveryAfter named world's strongest airline brand earlier this year, Brand Finance announced that Aeroflot is also the strongest brand in Russia. Brand Finance is the world's leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, at a ceremony in London today.

Global airport passenger traffic slightly increases in February 2017

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airport crowdGlobal passenger traffic increased 3.5% in February which was below the past 12-month growth trend of 5.3%, according to Airports Council International. February year-over-year traffic growth was distorted by the timing of the Chinese New Year that fell in January as opposed to February last year, and the fact that 2016 was also a leap year.

Qatar Airways to showcase its new Qsuite at ATM 2017

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QSuites socializeQatar Airways announced that the carrier will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience, Qsuite at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region’s leading travel trade fair taking place 24 to 27 April in Dubai.

Ukraine International launches Kiev – Kherson flights

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kherson2Ukraine International Airlines launched non-stop scheduled flights between Kiev and Kherson. Currently, Ukraine’s flag carrier operates domestic flights between the capital and nine regional destinations.

Top 5 most popular holiday destinations from airBaltic

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odessa panoramaThe Easter weekend holiday is approaching and the Latvian airline airBaltic is announcing the most popular destinations for Easter holidays. airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

JetBlue to operate Port-au-Prince – Orlando flights

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jetblueJetBlue, a leading carrier in Orlando, announced plans for a new service between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) later this year. JetBlue intends to launch this route, which currently does not have nonstop service, in December pending government approval. Seats are expected to go out for sale in the coming weeks.

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America expand service to Dallas Love Field

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Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports. With new routes between Love Field and Seattle; San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and San Jose, California, the combined airline will serve eight destinations from Love Field with 18 daily peak season departures, up 40 percent.

Emirates named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

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Emirates has been awarded as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. The carrier also gets four more awards including Best Major Airline - Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World’s Best Airlines - Top 10.

Airports Council calls for solutions to electronic device ban

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xray luggageAirports, along with industry partners and governments, put security as a top priority and understand the need to implement measures rapidly when a heightened threat level is identified. However, information sharing and coordination on security measures among governments and with the industry is also crucial to ensure effective security.

United forcibly drags a passenger off plane, CEO apologizes

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United drag off passengerUnited make a mistake in calculating the number of passengers on an April 9, 2017 United Airlines flight from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville. Videos of a United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged from his seat to make room for airline crew members go viral. Videos have been viewed more than 1 million times, and the airline's CEO on Monday called the incident "an upsetting event to all of us here at United."

Saudia Airlines re-launches flights to Port Sudan

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saudia port sudan launchSaudia Airlines on April 6 launched regular direct flights from Jeddah to Port Sudan in Sudan. Port Sudan marks the carrier’s second new route for 2017. The first flight between two cities is carried on an A320 aircraft with a capacity of 132 seats. The plane landed Port Sudan International Airport at 16.20 local time and welcomed with a water cannon salute followed by a reception at the airport.

Did you see Emirates' new AC Milan livery?

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Emirates and AC Milan surprised travelers at Milan Malpensa International Airport with the unveiling of an A380 sporting a special AC Milan livery. Some of AC Milan’s top players welcomed the aircraft and took some selfie.

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