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SWISS to restart London – Sion service in winter

swiss b777 300Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will again offer direct flights between London and Sion in the 2017/18 winter timetable period. With the flights having proved highly popular this winter, SWISS has decided to again offer UK-based winter sports enthusiasts these convenient direct services between London and Sion in the coming winter season.

SAS opens new route between Helsinki and Malaga

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SAS launches new year round route between Helsinki and Malaga. The new route is served with an Airbus A320 and B737-800, on Saturdays all year round, starting November 4th of 2017. Including the new route, SAS is now offering ten departures to Malaga from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and now also Finland.

Iberia presents new Premium Economy Cabin

iberia new economycabin17Iberia presented today its first Airbus A340/600 fitted with its new Premium Economy seating section to travel agencies, major companies, and Spanish and European media. This summer the Spanish airline will have five such aircraft in its fleet.

SAS connects Stockholm with Eilat in Israel

Eilat IsraelSAS opens a new direct route between Stockholm and Eilat in Israel. The new route between Stockholm and Eilat starts on October 28 as part of SAS’ winter program for 2017/2018, with departures weekly on Saturdays during the period of 28th of October to March 24th 2018.

World's Top 20 Busiest Airports in 2016

thy airport queueAirports Council International (ACI), which is the trade association of the world's airports, announced traffic statistics of airports in 2016. The statistics reveal that traffic at the world's 20 busiest air passenger hubs grew 4.7% in 2016. Compare to previous year, the top spot for the world's busiest airport is unchanged. Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) ranked as the world's busiest airport, boasting over 104 million passengers, 2.6% more than 2015.

Jeppesen to provide Tunisair with FliteDeck Pro

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Tunisair, the national carrier of Tunisia, and Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, signed a Digital Services Agreement. Jeppesen will provide Tunisair with FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) on iPad, tailored charting services and OpsData aircraft performance management tools.

Aeroflot named strongest brand in Russia and the world

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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