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Hainan Airlines launches Paris-Chongqing connection

A Boeing 787 operated by Hainan Airlines has left Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and started its 12-hour flight to Paris. Carrying more than 100 passengers earlier, the flight was the first linking Charles de Gaulle Airport and Chongqing, one of south-west China’s megacities The route is the second direct international flight from Chongqing to Europe by Hainan Airlines, the first […]

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London Gatwick Airport Sold for 2.9 Billion British Pounds

The second largest airport in the United Kingdom, London Gatwick Airport has been sold to France’s Vinci for £2.9 billion. Under the terms of the deal, a consortium led by US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports. Vinci operates over 40 airports globally across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Among their portfolio […]

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Say no to ‘mankind’: Political correctness continues to run amok in EU Parliament

European Parliament, faced with a fracturing union plagued by internal squabbles, has taken decisive action to solve the bloc’s numerous real-world problems, issuing a pamphlet which urges MEPs to ditch words coined with “man”. Officials and members in the parliament have been sent guidebooks on using gender-neutral language in all of their official EU-related work and communications, the Telegraph reported […]

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flybmi to launch new Munich connection in April

Flybmi has announced the launch of a daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich in Germany, commencing on the April 8th. The new route provides business and leisure travellers in the north of England with a convenient link to Bavaria’s capital city; a key business destination and a cultural hot spot, ideal for short breaks. Commenting on the launch, […]

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flyadeal signs with Boeing for up to 50 737 MAX planes

Boeing and flyadeal have announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with a deal for the 737 MAX. The airline committed to ordering 30 planes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price. The deal is subject to both sides concluding final terms and conditions and […]

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VisitEngland finds 13m Brits preparing for Christmas getaway

VisitEngland’s Christmas Trip Tracker Survey released today shows that more than 13 million Brits (26 per cent) are planning an overnight trip in the UK during the Christmas and New Year period, bringing an estimated £2.6 billion boost to the economy. The figures show an increase on last year’s results when 10.3 million Brits (20 per cent) planned to take […]

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UN to support tsunami-hit Indonesia – Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” at the loss of lives, injuries and damages caused by the tsunami that struck the Indonesian coast on Saturday night. Guterres, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Indonesia. The UN chief […]