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Qatar resumes flights to Venice
18.06.2024 Italy VeniceAvia

Qatar Airways resumed flights from Doha to Venice on June 12.


The carrier began flying to Venice in 2011, but suspended flights during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.


“As we enter the summer season, we are pleased to resume our daily flights to Venice. Italy is a key market for Qatar Airways and we are committed to providing our passengers with greater travel options and seamless

Safe flight for solo women
05.06.2024 IndiaAvia

Indian carrier IndiGo has launched a new feature designed to give single women travelers the opportunity to sit next to other single women.


According to Travelandtourworld.com, the new initiative allows women to check and choose seats next to those that were pre-booked by other female travelers during online check-in. The airline believes this feature will improve the comfort and safety

Virgin returns to Tel Aviv
05.06.2024 Israel Tel-AvivAvia

Virgin Atlantic announced the resumption of regular flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, as well as a new codeshare with El Al.


The British carrier will resume flights to Tel Aviv on September 5 after suspending service on October 11 last year. The flights will operate daily on an Airbus A330.


A new codeshare agreement between the two airlines will enable customers to

SAA expands presence in Europe
04.06.2024 EuropeAvia

Marketing giant Discover the World has signed an agreement with SAA to expand the airline's representation in Europe.


National carrier South Africa already had a presence in Canada, Germany, the UK and the US through Discover the World. The same GSA will now represent SAA in Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The agreement came into force on April

Plan for delays in the EU this summer!
04.06.2024 EuropeAvia

According to transfer platform Servantrip, travel agents and tour operators should expect their clients to experience delays during the very busy European summer season this year.


Last year, London Heathrow Airport, Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol and Madrid Barajas carried about 268 million passengers. This year is expected to be another record-breaker, traveldailynews.com reports, especially

Air France launches concierge service
31.05.2024 France ParisAvia

Air France has launched a new concierge service for arriving, departing or transit passengers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.


The service for arriving passengers includes meeting with a concierge upon disembarkation, baggage collection and escorted private airport transfer to a chosen address in the center of Paris or within a 40 km radius of Paris-Charles de Gaulle.


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Airfare prices in Europe have risen above inflation
31.05.2024 EuropeAvia

At the start of 2024, airfare in Europe exceeded inflation by about 15%, and prices will continue to rise, says ING, a Dutch financial institution.


ING attributes inflated airfares to increased demand, limited aircraft availability, higher jet fuel prices, taxes and climate policy.


“Global airline demand is outpacing fleet capacity development, threatening airline growth plans,”

Madagascar Airlines received a loan

The Madagascar Airlines turnaround plan will receive US$25 million as an advance from the World Bank after a thorough analysis of the Malagasy carrier's situation and business plan.


Funds provided under the World Bank's Economic Transformation Project for inclusive growth" could lead to increased investment in the development of Madagascar's aviation industry, reports simpleflying.com.

Singapore Airlines tightens seat belt rules

Singapore Airlines has announced changes to its seat belt policy following the death of a passenger due to turbulence on a flight from London to Singapore. Another 22 passengers suffered spinal injuries, and six suffered skull and brain injuries. More than 100 passengers received medical treatment.


On May 21, flight SQ321 suddenly lost altitude, dropping 6,000 feet (1,830 m) in about three

Heathrow and Gatwick lounges display local art

London Heathrow and Gatwick airport lounges are hosting art exhibitions as part of the European summer season.


The Plaza Premium lounge at London Heathrow Airport in Terminal 2 will feature the art of Marcia Scott. The living room will feature abstract paintings and prints from the Scott Flow collection. Scott's art focuses on the process of mixing and moving paint, pouring it directly

Emirates uses SAF to fly to London Heathrow Airport

As part of its expansion into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flights, Emirates has launched SAF-powered flights to London Heathrow.


The carrier has joined the SAF LHR rewards programme, which aims to make SAF more efficient. accessible and affordable to all airlines operating at the airport.


Emirates said it has accepted delivery of SAF from Shell Aviation at LHR and will deliver

Changi opens automated immigration gates

All international visitors arriving in Singapore can now use the automated lanes at Changi Airport to clear immigration upon arrival. 


The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore introduced automated immigration lanes and announced that all foreign visitors can use the new technology, regardless of nationality and without pre-registration.


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Air France increases number of flights to Sweden
22.05.2024 Sweden KirunaAvia

Air France will launch its fifth flight to Lapland in northern Sweden.


The weekly Saturday flight between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Kiruna Airport will begin on December 21.


Kiruna is home to a seasonal ice hotel and Abisko National Park. The area attracts visitors with ideal views of the northern lights and scenic hikes. The film "The Abyss" was also filmed here.


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Emirates resumes flights to Nigeria
21.05.2024 Nigeria LagosAvia

Emirates announced it would resume flights to Nigeria in October 2024, two years after the airline suspended operations in the country.


Emirates suspended flights to Nigeria in August 2022 when the airline said it could not repatriate its US$85 million in earnings from Nigeria to the UAE. Flights between the two countries briefly resumed in September 2022 after the Central Bank of Nigeria

Dior opens spa at Hamad International
20.05.2024 Qatar DohaAvia

Dior opened its first spa at Hamad International Airport in Doha in collaboration with Qatar Duty Free.< /p>

Dior Luxury Beauty Retreat is located in the airport garden. It can be accessed from the airport terminal or directly from the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan lounge.


800 sq. m. m is open 24/7 and includes eight treatment rooms. The Rose des Vents room features a rose quartz

Zambia Airways launches flights to Tanzania and Kenya
17.05.2024 Zambia LusakaAvia

Zambia Airways plans to launch flights to Tanzania and Kenya next month.


Flights from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi will begin on June 27 and operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights are now open for booking.


“Opening flights to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi will further strengthen ties between Zambia and the two East African sister countries and boost trade and

Direct India-Cambodia flights to begin from June 16

According to the latest reports, direct flights between India and Cambodia will soon be available. In a major development aimed at boosting tourism and enhancing connectivity between India and Cambodia, these flights will begin operating directly between the two countries starting June 16.


This initiative, supported by Cambodian airline Angkor Air, will facilitate travel options for those

Emirates resumes flights to Edinburgh

Emirates is resuming flights between Dubai and Edinburgh after the airline canceled the service in 2020.

Daily flights will resume on 4 November on the airline's new A350 aircraft, which will enter service in September.


This is the airline's eighth UK destination and second in Scotland, with the airline already operates daily flights to Glasgow.

Etihad offers free overnight stays on connecting flights

Etihad Airways is now offering guests flying through Abu Dhabi a free hotel stay in the UAE capital.


Etihad and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism have announced the launch of a new service on the Arabian Travel Market.


The ability to add a stop and select a hotel has now been added to the online process bookings on the Etihad website and GDS systems.


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Malawi Airlines expands network
14.05.2024 MalawiAvia

Malawi Airlines will open new flights to Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda.


“We will start soon work in Kigali, Rwanda. We will also be connecting to Nampula and Bemba in Mozambique and are looking at starting operations in Uganda by the end of the year. We are accessible and inexpensive,” Onli Taulo, marketing manager of Malawi Airlines, told clubofmozambique.com.


The airline has

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