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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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Qantas Hints at London Non-stop Ambitions

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has made the clearest indication yet that the airline is serious about non-stop travel from Sydney to London. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Joyce said the carrier could place an order for an

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Qantas Connects Australia-UK Non-stop

Qantas launched the first ever non-stop flight from Australia to the UK on March 24.  Flight QF9 departed Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday evening, touching down in London at 5am on Sunday morning, covering the 9,000+ miles (15,000km+) in just

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Gatwick Welcomes Back Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways will return to Gatwick on May 22 with the launch of a new double-daily service from Doha.  The oneworld carrier will use a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, fitted with 22 seats in Business Class

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Qantas Unveils Dream Livery

Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled a special scheme honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its fourth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, VH-ZND (c/n 63390). The stunning design is based on the 1991 painting Yam Dreaming, created by late Northern

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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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Virgin Extends Jet Airways Deal

Virgin Atlantic has expanded its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways.  The enhanced deal, introduced on April 19, is intended to improve connectivity between India and the US via London/Heathrow and increases co-operation between the two carriers to nine Virgin-operated routes

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Irish AOC for SAS

SAS is establishing a new AOC in Ireland and opening operational bases in London and Spain.  The airline says it is taking the measures to make it more competitive in the face of intense price pressure and rising demand for

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Green Light for Norwegian

Norwegian Air International’s (NAI’s) foreign air carrier permit has finally been approved by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), paving the way for the carrier to begin transatlantic services between Ireland and the US. Ireland-based NAI had originally applied for

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PIA Eyes SriLankan A330s

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has confirmed it is in negotiations with SriLankan Airlines concerning the wet lease of four Airbus A330-300s. The Pakistani national carrier has been looking for additional widebody jets to operate its new premier service, which is

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