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China Airlines Becomes new Operator of the Airbus A350 XWB

China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the twin engine widebody airliner. CAL’s A350-900 is configured … More ››

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board Approves Full Acquisition of Brussels Airlines

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the exercising of a call option to acquire the remaining 55% of shares in SN Airholding, … More ››

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IATA: Collaboration Needed to Stem Unruly Passenger Incidents

On September 28, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that reports of unruly passenger incidents on board aircraft increased in 2015. Some … More ››

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New Transit Rules Make Visiting Qatar Easier

Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior have announced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a … More ››

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ACI Meets TSA to Discuss Landside Security and UN Resolution

The boards of ACI Europe and ACI-NA met with US TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger in Montreal over the weekend – in the run-up to the … More ››

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Canberra Goes International

Canberra is now an international destination, following the arrival of Singapore Airlines’ inaugural flight SQ291 from Changi on September 21. This four-times per week service … More ››

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Changi ‘Passengers’ Arrested After Allegedly Trying to buy iPhones Without Flying

On September 16 two Singaporean nationals were arrested at Changi Airport after they allegedly tried to buy iPhone 7s from an airside shop without subsequently … More ››

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Qatar Launches Sydney A380 Services

Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft. The airline says it has achieved steady growth … More ››

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Lufthansa Group and Air China Sign Commercial Joint Venture

The Lufthansa Group and Air China signed a wide-reaching partnership agreement in Beijing on September 20. The two aviation groups say it will enable them … More ››

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Security Screening Trial Underway at Shannon Airport

A new checkpoint passenger security screening concept is being trialled at Shannon Airport. Shannon is the first airport in the world to trial the new … More ››

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