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  • TCB Symposium - Building Cooperation for the Future of Civil Aviation: Innovation, Growth, and Technical Cooperation
    September 29-October 3, 2014, Montreal, Canada, http://www.icao.int/meetings/GACS/Pages/default.aspx

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    October 7-9, 2014, Montreal, Canada, http://www.icao.int/Meetings/mrtd-symposium-2014/

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  • Symposium on Innovation in Aviation Security
    October 21-23, 2014, Montreal, Canada, http://www.icao.int/Meetings/SIAS

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  • Africa Jet Fuel and Aviation Conference 2014
    October 27-28, 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa, http://www.magenta-global.com.sg/africa-jet-fuel-and-aviation-conference-2014/index.php

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  • 5th Mega Event
    November 18-19, 2014, New Orleans, USA, http://www.airlineinformation.org/upcoming-events2/201-mega-event-2014

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  • 6th Annual China Commercial Aircraft Forum 2014(CCAF 2014)
    November 20-21, 2014, Shanghai, China, http://www.cdmc.org.cn/ccaf/

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  • 8th Global ATPS
    December 3-4, 2014, San Francisco, USA, http://www.airlineinformation.org/upcoming-events2/213-atps-2014



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    Passenger numbers continued their increase at Aberdeen International Airport with figures just in for the month of August. They show an increase of 8.8% in overall numbers, when compared to the same month in 2013. full story...

    This winter, Aegean, a Star Alliance member, is adding more destinations and frequencies to its existing network. Aegean announces the operation of nine additional international flights from Athens, (compared to winter 2013), contributing thus significantly to the development of tourism and the extension of the tourist season. full story...

    Air Berlin - Posted Sep 17, 2014
    airberlin offers non-stop flights to USA

    Special flights to the United States for fall and winter can be booked with airberlin until September 19. For travel between 23 October 2014 and 27 March 2015, for example from Berlin, flights are on offer non-stop to Chicago and back starting at 449 euros. full story...

    Air Canada announced today it will introduce non-stop flights between Vancouver and Osaka, Japan, next summer. Service to Osaka's Kansai International Airport will be operated up to five flights per week by Air Canada rouge with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of economy and premium cabins of service. full story...

    Air France/KLM - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Air France pilots' strike

    The pilot's union at Air France has called a strike for this week. This is the result of a dispute between Air France and the French pilots' union about terms relating to Transavia. The Air France pilots' strike will not affect the KLM operation. full story...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 full story...Air France KLM presents the new Perform 2020 strategic plan

    Air France expects to operate 42% of its flights on Thursday 18 September 2014, given an estimated 60% of pilots planning to strike. 7,000 Air France employees are doing all they can to assist customers. full story...

    During the major holidays of the year - from 19 December to 4 January - the airline Air Lituanica will operate direct flights from Vilnius to London, Edinburgh and Gothenburg. During the Christmas season Air Lituanica will operate 10 flights from Vilnius to London Gatwick Airport, 6 flights to Edinburgh and 5 flights to Gothenburg. full story...

    Air New Zealand is adding more flights to its North American schedule. The popularity of the airline's service between Auckland and Los Angeles will see the airline step up frequency next year from twice daily to three times a day on three days of the week. full story...

    Air Seychelles - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Air Seychelles adds Madagascar to its network

    Air Seychelles today announced the launch of direct flights to Antananarivo, Madagascar, commencing 3 December 2014. The twice-weekly flights to the capital's Ivato International Airport will be operated using a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Air Seychelles to launch services to Dar es Salaam

    AirAsia X - Posted Sep 14, 2014
    AirAsia X offers discount up to 50%

    AirAsia X is offering deals with discounts starting from 20% off the base fare for bookings made for 1 guest, 30% off for 2 guests, 40% off for 3 guests and 50% off for 4 guests and above. full story...

    Lufthansa Group's supervisory board has announced that Swiss, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace Swiss' existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft. full story...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014 full story...Lufthansa Group orders 10 A320ceo aircraft for Eurowings
    Posted Sep 17, 2014 full story...Qatar Airways flies into a new era of travel with delivery of its first A380
    Posted Sep 17, 2014 full story...Delta Air Lines launch customer for new pivoting overhead bins for A320 Family with order from Delta

    Airlines for America (A4A) applauded legislation introduced today by Reps. Richard Hudson and Cedric Richmond, along with Chairman Michael McCaul and Ranking Member Bennie Thompson, to protect airline customers from higher passenger security taxes, which are unlawfully being collected by the federal government. full story...

    Alaska Airlines today named business communications professional Bryan Zidar its new managing director of corporate communications. Zidar will head up the company's public relations and employee communications efforts. full story...

    In August 2014, the Alitalia Group transported 2,360,724 passengers, an increase of 2.8% compared with the same month in 2013. During that period, the aircraft load factor reached 76.6%, an increase of 2% compared with August 2013. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Travelport and Alitalia sign full content agreement
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Alitalia appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

    Athens International Airport - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Athens International Airport route development

    Continuing the strong recovery of the Athens aviation market since the start of the year (Jan - Aug, 10 million passengers, +18,9%), the summer period 2014 is recording increased volumes, a strong indication that traffic will remain on a positive track, combined with the optimistic messages for the upcoming winter period. full story...

    Austrian Airlines Group - Posted Sep 12, 2014
    Austrian Airlines concentrates on reaching a negotiated agreement

    "Today I presented a positive assessment to the Austrian Airlines Supervisory Board concerning the status of negotiations on the collective wage agreement and asked the board for more time", says Tyrolean Airlines Managing Director Klaus Froese. full story...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 full story...Austrian Airlines names Andreas Otto as new CCO
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 full story...Austrian Airlines reports on after-effects of collective wage agreement

    AWAS announced today that it has delivered on lease to Vietjet, the fourth planned new A320 aircraft from its new order pipeline. Vietjet is an expanding low cost carrier operating a modern, all-A320 fleet from Vietnam's three major economic and tourist hubs - Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Hanoi. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...AWAS delivers two additional new A320 aircraft to Spring Airlines

    Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. full story...

    Brussels South Charleroi - Posted Sep 16, 2014
    Wijet opens a new base at Charleroi Airport

    Wijet, the top taxi-jet company, is continuing its development outside France. After Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Cannes, the French company has chosen Belgium as a base for its aircraft in Europe outside its home country. full story...

    Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced the expansion of its Chinese network with the introduction of a second flight to Beijing and Xiamen, effective September 17th. The new service complements the existing Friday flight that was inaugurated in 2006. full story...

    Cathay Pacific - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Cathay Pacific launches new airfreight product

    Cathay Pacific Cargo is pleased to announce the latest addition to its range of specialised airfreight products - Wine LIFT. Wine LIFT provides complete peace-of-mind to customers, with shipments being handled by teams experienced in transporting fragile and valuable cargo. full story...
    Posted Sep 14, 2014 full story...Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for August 2014

    Delta Air Lines - Posted Sep 17, 2014
    Delta expands flights to Punta Cana

    Delta Air Lines will expand its service to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic during the high demand season, including flights from Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York-JFK. full story...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014 full story...Delta expands flights to Costa Rica
    Posted Sep 17, 2014 full story...Delta to add new service from Los Angeles to San Antonio and Dallas

    Domodedovo International Airport - Posted Sep 12, 2014
    Moscow Domodedovo Airport summed up its results for August and 8 months of 2014

    Following August, the passenger traffic of Moscow Domodedovo Airport amounted to 4,010,112 persons which is 13.2% more yoy. The number of flights increased by 8.6% yoy to make 28,692 take-offs and landings. full story...

    DW International Ltd - Posted Sep 16, 2014
    Cathay Pacific selects DWI for RAIM prediction

    DW International is pleased to announce that Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's premier airline, shall be using the GNSS RAIM Prediction Service to calculate the RAIM predictions required for its PBN operations. full story...

    easyJet has launched its first ever TV campaign focused on what it has to offer business travellers. Passengers travelling for business now account for more than a fifth of easyJet's passengers with more than 12m choosing the airline every year - and that number continues to grow. full story...

    Embraer S.A. and Republic Airways Holdings Inc., operator of the largest E-Jets fleet in the world, announced a contract today for the sale and purchase of 50 firm E175 jets. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog, is estimated at USD 2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices. full story...

    Over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub, and demand is growing. full story...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 full story...Emirates to launch second service to Dar es Salaam

    Ethiopian Airlines - Posted Sep 17, 2014
    Ethiopian wins Passengers Award as Best in Africa

    Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO held between 15 and 18 September 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California. full story...

    The U.S Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $195,000 civil penalty against British Airways, PLC, for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...FAA proposes $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines

    Fiji Airways reported an on-time performance of 84.7% in August, compared to 77.3% in July and 79.0% in June. Managing Director and CEO Stefan Pichler says the airline team did well to improve on-time performance back to above-industry standards. full story...

    Finnair - Posted Sep 14, 2014
    Finnair Executive Board changes

    Finnair has appointed Juha Jarvinen as Chief Commercial Officer and a member of Finnair's Executive Board as of November 1, 2014. Gregory Kaldahl, currently SVP Resource Management at Finnair, will leave the company in December at the end of his four-year contract. The succession plans for Resource Management function will be announced later. full story...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 full story...Finnair expands UK network with Flybe codeshares from Manchester

    Flybe - Posted Sep 17, 2014
    Flybe's fleet restructuring plan

    Flybe is pleased to announce a significant step towards resolving its legacy fleet commitments and securing the right aircraft for its future development with a set of linked agreements between Flybe, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and Embraer SA. full story...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014 full story...Flybe expands global network with new Finnair codeshare agreement

    Frontier Airlines - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Frontier Airlines launches 7 new destinations from Chicago

    Frontier Airlines today launched its first ever domestic service from Chicago O'Hare with the departure of Flight 1343 to Washington's Dulles International Airport. In addition to Washington DC, Frontier will soon offer low fare, non-stop flights from Chicago O'Hare to Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, Orlando and Salt Lake City full story...

    Garuda Indonesia - Posted Sep 17, 2014
    Garuda Indonesia wins APEX Passenger Choice Award

    Garuda Indonesia has been named a winner of the 2014 Passenger Choice Awards in the category of Best in Region: Asia and Australasia. The traveling public selects airlines to recognize at the global awards program based on their service, products and innovations. full story...

    GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, today announced that its engine leasing unit completed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with TUI Travel for two new GEnx engines. The engines will be used as spares to support the TUI Travel airlines' Boeing 787 fleet. full story...

    Glasgow Airport has reported another month of growth after more than 782,000 passengers travelled through its doors in August, representing an increase of 4.9% compared to the same period last year. full story...

    Gogo announced today that it will partner with Virgin Atlantic to offer in-flight connectivity services on Virgin Atlantic's existing fleet of aircraft. Virgin Atlantic is the first European airline to partner with Gogo. full story...
    Posted Sep 16, 2014 full story...Gogo wins bidding to provide in-flight connectivity services for Vietnam Airlines

    Gulf Air - Posted Sep 17, 2014
    Gulf Air to launch Kuwait-Istanbul flights

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, which currently serves 38 destinations from Bahrain International Airport, today announced it will run twice weekly services between Kuwait City and the Turkish city of Istanbul in response to increased demand from the State of Kuwait. full story...

    Onur Air, a private airline based in Istanbul, Turkey, has become Hahn Air's interlining partner. As such, it is available for ticketing on HR-169 in all Global Distribution Systems worldwide. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Hahn Air makes Africa World Airlines available worldwide

    Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Sheri Lee to the position of director - recruitment. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Hawaiian Airlines' recruiting activities and talent acquisitions as the airline continues to grow. full story...

    Heathrow Airport - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Heathrow traffic and business commentary August 2014

    A record 7.05 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in August 2014, an increase of 1.3% on August 2013, making it Heathrow's busiest ever month and the first time the airport has handled more than 7 million passengers in a single month. full story...

    Starting from 18 to 23 September, Hong Kong Airlines is going to launch a new wave of "Super Saver" promotion which has received overwhelming response from the public. Covering many of the Airline's destinations with various offers, the special fare promotion provides more flexible choices for passengers' travel plan. full story...

    Iberia has added the Mexican city of Canc n to its network of direct flights from Madrid, under a code-sharing arrangement with the Barcelo travel group's Evelop airline. Return flights via Iberia's T4 hub at Madrid airport are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through October. full story...

    Hawaiian Airlines, the largest and longest serving airline for Hawaii, and Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announce that Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including Safety Services on its Boeing 767-300s. full story...

    Jet Airways and CAE, a global leader in simulation and training solutions for civil aviation, today announced that they have signed a training centre operations services contract and that Jet Airways pilots have already started to train at CAE's integrated training centre in Bengaluru. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Jet Airways announces "The Great Premiere Experience"

    JetBlue Airways - Posted Sep 12, 2014
    JetBlue Airways reports August traffic

    JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2014. Traffic in August increased 6.7 percent from August 2013, on a capacity increase of 4.9 percent. full story...

    After announcement from the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union that they will boycott the long-haul flights from Frankfurt tomorrow, Lufthansa published a special flight plan this afternoon. The plan is for all 40 long-haul flights scheduled to depart tomorrow during the strike to take place. full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Lufthansa conducts first European scheduled flight using sugar-based biofuel
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Lufthansa puts concrete offer of transitional benefits to pilots' union

    Malaysia Airlines - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Malaysia Airlines renovates Golden Domestic Lounge

    Malaysia Airlines recently completed renovation on its Golden Domestic Lounge to cater to our premium guests. After eight weeks of renovation, the new and improved Golden Domestic Lounge features a new design concept, consistent with the look & feel of our Journey Gateway ticket offices, and on par with the Golden Lounge at the Satellite Terminal. full story...

    Miami International Airport is poised to end 2014 on a high note, with the introduction of nonstop service to new international destinations; increased flight options on existing routes; new international carriers; and new aircraft that enhance the passenger experience. full story...

    Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, signed a long-term deal with Ryanair, the world's biggest international scheduled airline, to provide aeronautical charts and flight management system (FMS) data for use onboard its fleet of 300 Boeing 737-800s. full story...

    Only four months after entering service on its A330s, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will install wireless IFE on a further five A330s, as well as six A340s. The A330s already have connectivity, and it will now also be deployed on the A340s. full story...

    Qantas - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Qantas to operate flights to Vancouver

    Qantas today announced it will operate six direct return services between Sydney and Vancouver in January to cater for demand during the peak of the North American winter holiday season. full story...

    Five Star carrier Qatar Airways held a large press briefing along with Airbus at the Airbus Factory in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday as the airline took delivery of its highly anticipated first A380. full story...
    Posted Sep 16, 2014 full story...Qatar's new transit hub increases volume by over 11% in July

    Regional Express - Posted Sep 16, 2014
    Rex responds to reintroduction of Enroute Scheme

    Regional Express (Rex) today responded to the Federal Government's reinstatement of a new Enroute Charges Payment Scheme. The new scheme includes $1 million funding for eligible regional commercial passenger services on low volume and new routes with no more than 15,000 passengers per annum. full story...

    Royal Jordanian and Middle East Airlines-Air Liban concluded a new free sale codeshare agreement that will be implemented as of the middle of this month. Under the terms of the agreement, RJ will place its marketing carrier code on ME-operated flights between Amman and Beirut as the marketing carrier. full story...

    Southampton Airport has seen more than 200,000 passengers through its doors this August - the highest number in a single month since August 2007 and representing a 3% increase in passengers over 2013. The route with the largest growth, year on year, was Guernsey with an increase of 53% more passengers. full story...

    Southwest Airlines - Posted Sep 16, 2014
    Southwest Airlines names Vice President Technology

    Southwest Airlines today announced the promotion of Joe Migis to Vice President Technology of Product Solutions, where he will oversee a Team of about 1,000 and lead overall product development efforts in support of the airline. full story...
    Posted Sep 14, 2014 full story...Southwest Airlines announces new service to San Jose, Costa Rica

    Stansted Airport - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    Cyprus Airways return to Stansted

    Stansted Airport marked the return of Cyprus Airways scheduled flight services to and from Larnaca with a water arch salute. Flights will operate seven days a week with a range of fare options from "economy saver" to "business freedom". full story...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...Stansted Airport traffic results for August 2014

    United Airlines today announced the company will amend its existing agreement with regional carrier Shuttle America, to add 50 E175 aircraft. Shuttle America's parent company, Republic Airways Holdings Inc., will determine which of its carriers will operate the new 76-seat aircraft under the United Express brand. full story...
    Posted Sep 16, 2014 full story...United Airlines maintenance instructors ratify new joint labor agreement
    Posted Sep 15, 2014 full story...United Airlines and AFA to offer enhanced early out program for Flight Attendants

    Today, within the framework of the State visit of President of India to Vietnam, the President and CEO of Vietnam Airlines and the Chairman of Jet Airways have signed Memorandum of Understanding which adds a number of important contents into the comprehensive cooperation agreement between the two airlines. full story...

    Virgin Australia today announced a major enhancement to its domestic lounge network, with the introduction of the airline's first 'Premium Exit', providing easy and seamless access to the departure pier directly from the Melbourne Lounge. full story...

    WestJet - Posted Sep 15, 2014
    WestJet announces fee for first checked bag

    WestJet today announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will only apply to bookings made today onward, for travel on or after October 29, 2014. full story...

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