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United to Boost Premium Seating

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 new business class and first class seats across its domestic, regional and international fleet. The Chicago-based firm said the move was “the next step in its commitment to making customers more comfortable”.

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Virgin Atlantic Reveals New Middle East Route

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced it will launch flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion from this autumn. The first scheduled service is due to take place on September 25, and will mark the start of a new

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Record 2018 for London Airports

London’s biggest airports enjoyed a record-breaking 2018, with passenger numbers at an all-time high. Highlights included Heathrow passing the 80 million passenger figure for the first time in its history. Traffic at the west London hub was up 2.7% in 2018,

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Decade of Emirates’ A380 at Heathrow

Emirates is celebrating 10 years of Airbus A380 operations at London’s Heathrow Airport. The first scheduled service from Dubai by the superjumbo was on December 1, 2008. Since then, the airline says it was carried more than 12.3 million passengers

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British Airways Retires 767

Nearly 30 years after entering service, British Airways has bid farewell to the Boeing 767 after a final commercial flight from Larnaca to Heathrow on November 25. The service took place on British Airways’ 767-300 registered G-BZHA (c/n 29230). The

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Flybe Confirms Takeover Talks

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe has confirmed it is in talks with Virgin Atlantic about a potential takeover. The formal sale process was announced by the Exeter-based carrier earlier in the month as it attempts to shore up its balance

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EasyJet’s Electric Ambitions

The boss of easyJet says the airline has made significant progress towards its goal of flying fully-electric aircraft on commercial passenger services. The carrier confirmed that US-partner, Wright Electric, has applied for the patent on a “novel motor design” for an

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Virgin Adds More Flights at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic is growing its presence at Heathrow with the addition of three new services next spring. The UK-based carrier will move its Las Vegas flight from Gatwick to Heathrow and introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route.  Virgin

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South African Alters London Service

South African Airways (SAA) will introduce its Airbus A330-300 fleet on flights to London from March 25.  As part of the changes, the carrier is reducing the frequency of flights from Johannesburg to Heathrow to a single daily rotation. “We

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Asiana Receives Maiden A350

Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-941, HL8078 (c/n 094).  The aircraft was handed over to the South Korean carrier on April 24 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility and has been acquired through a sale and leaseback

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