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Emirates daily to Newark via Athens

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Emirates Airlines will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting March 12, 2017. TT Bureau The new route complements Emirates’ existing four daily flights between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport, by offering global travellers with another …

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Turkish’s baggage transport App

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Turkish Airlines’ Mini Port is a daily passenger baggage transportation service between Taksim and Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. TT Bureau Ahmet Olmustur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines, said, “Turkish Airlines has been confirmed as one of the companies implementing this modern passenger processes. It is hoped that passengers will experience …

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7 new destinations by June ’17

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Ethiopian Airlines is working to add seven new destinations to its network from February to June 2017. It’s targeting 120 international destinations by 2025. TT Bureau The airline is looking to launch new service to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Conakry (Guinea), Oslo (Norway), Chengdu (China), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore. …

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Qatar’s A380 on Melbourne route

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Qatar Airways has marked its 7th anniversary in Melbourne, Australia, by announcing plans to ply its superjumbo A380 aircraft to the city from June 30, 2017. TT Bureau The 517-seater A380 aircraft will increase Qatar Airways’ current daily capacity by 44 per cent on this route to meet the growing …

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Sharjah airport hits 11 mn passenger mark

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Sharjah International Airport registered a 10 percent year-on-year increase in passengers, handling 11 million passengers from January to December 2016. The airport passed the 10 million passenger mark for the first time in 2015, showing 5.5 percent growth. Since then, the airport has continued to show strong growth. Airport passengers …

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Turkish adds Havana and Caracas to its network

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Turkish Airlines has just added flights to Havana and Caracas as its 16th and 17th destinations in the Americas. Its existing services are Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Panama, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Miami and Atlanta. The inaugural flight from Istanbul got …

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IndiGo goes live on Travelport

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IndiGo Airlines went live on Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India on November 24, as part of an agreement between the two parties that was signed in September this year. Nisha Verma Celebrating the launch of IndiGo’s fares and ancillaries to all travel agencies on Travelport’s integrated platform, Aditya Ghosh, …

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Qatar flies to Helsinki

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive celebrated new service by hosting Nordic and international media at a press conference in Helsinki. The airline’s new service will boost regional tourism in Finland, and provides travellers with access to more than 150 destinations across the world’. TT Bureau Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, …

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Turkish Airlines launch flights to Miami

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Miami became the eighth US destination to be added on to the regular flight schedule of Turkish Airlines.A special introductory round trip offer of 3055 AED is available to UAE residents flying to the destination until February 2016, however, the booking should be made with travel agents by December 2nd …

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