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Iran Air takes delivery of its first four ATR 72-600s

IranAir ATR 72 600

Iran Air, Iran’s national flag carrier, today took delivery of its first four ATR 72-600s. ATR and Iran Air signed earlier this year a firm contract for 20 ATR 72-600s and options for a further 20. Deliveries of the 20 firm aircraft will extend until the end of 2018.

WOW air flies to Pittsburgh from £139

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WOW air, the Icelandic low-cost transatlantic airline, is launching next month new route to Pittsburgh, offering fares from just £139.99*! To celebrate this the airline have put together their recommendations of things to do in the city.

Delta is testing facial recognition technology

delta selfservice baggage drop

Delta is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers.

Bangkok Airways records growth in passenger numbers in Q1 2017

BangkokAirways ATR 72 600

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was reported at 565 million baht and the average passenger load factor was 71.3 percent in this quarter.

Vietjet connects Hanoi with Yangon, Myanmar

myanmarVietnam’s low-cost-carrier, Vietjet today announced the addition of a new international route connecting Hanoi to Yangon (Myanmar) with tickets priced from only VND205,000 (USD9.00).

Star Alliance celebrates 20 years; you have a chance to become a mileage millionaire

Star Alliance returned to Frankfurt, the place of its birth, to celebrate 20 years of “Connecting People and Cultures”. The Alliance’s Chief Executive Board, comprising the CEOs of all 28 member airlines, will hold its summer board meeting in Frankfurt today (May 14), during which the CEOs will be briefed on the progress of the Alliance’s current business plan and future strategy.

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This Year's Most Satisfying Airline Companies in North America

airlinesLower fares, better on-time performance, fewer lost bags, better in-flight services, aircraft, and flight crew are some of the factors that determine this year’s most satisfying airline companies. A new study, which reveals the most satisfying airline companies in North America, finds out that overall customer satisfaction with airlines has reached its highest level ever, continuing a trend that now stretches five consecutive years.

Delta connects Rio de Janeiro with New York-JFK

Brazil Rio de JaneiroDelta Air Lines expands route network between Brazil and the United States with a new nonstop flight between Rio de Janeiro and New York-JFK. Delta will connect the two cities with a daily service, starting southbound Dec. 21, 2017, and northbound the next day.

Thai Airways recertified as safe to fly

Thai a320Thailand's flag carrier, Thai Airways International has been successfully recertified to the international safety standards of ICAO. Thai Airways is the third of Thailand’s international airlines to receive its AOC recertification as part of CAAT’s recertification programme, in partnership with CAA International (CAAi), the advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA).

airberlin flies non-stop from Dusseldorf to Orlando

air berlin tailOn May 6, airberlin started its new non-stop connection from Dusseldorf to Orlando. airberlin flight AB 7006 with Captain Peter Hackenberg and his 10 crew members took off right on time at 11 am from the Dusseldorf airport for the United States with 220 passengers on board.

New Flights connect Riga with Geneva

genevaThe Latvian airline airBaltic on May 4, 2017, launched a direct route linking Riga and Geneva. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Switzerland and Baltic States.

Laptop Travel Ban expands to other countries

no laptop handbagOn March 21, the UK and US governments announced a ban on laptops and tablets in all hand luggage on board direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.New Zealand is also considering similar restrictions and there is a speculation that the UK may be next to join the list of those banned countries.

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