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Putin bans Russian airlines from flying to Georgia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 21:51

Russia's President Putin has signed a decree prohibiting Russian airlines from transporting Russian citizens to Georgia from July 8. The decision comes after anti-government and anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi. “Starting ... Read More

Great Wall-2019 International Forum on Counter-Terrorism concludes in Beijing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 18:46

An international counter-terrorism forum hosted by China's armed police force concluded in Beijing Friday. Themed "special force sniping," the four-day event, "Great Wall-2019 International Forum on Counter-terrorism," attracted more than ... Read More

First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner delivered to Taiwanese EVA Air

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 18:26

Taiwanese Evergreen Airways (EVA Air) today celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, marking the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes ... Read More

United Airlines commemorates 50th anniversary of Moon landing with celebratory fligh

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 18:20

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in July 1969, United Airlines stands with the nation in celebration of this milestone anniversary. Beginning today and continuing throughout July, ... Read More

Airbus steals Le Bourget show with 595 orders vs. Boeing’s 234

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 16:45

Airbus easily outpaced US rival Boeing with the number of orders for its aircraft, as it dominated Le Bourget airfield on the final day of trading at the Paris Air ... Read More

Iranian general: Iran ‘refrained’ from shooting down US plane with 35 on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 16:01

The commander of the Iranian Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claims that the downing of a US drone was a warning to an American military aircraft that ... Read More

Etihad Airways marks UN World Refugee Day by helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 15:46

Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, has recognised UN World Refugee Day by unveiling education initiatives and donating urgent supplies for Syrian refugees in Mrajeeb Al ... Read More

Scandinavian connection: SAS joins Cornwall Airport Newquay’s airline portfolio

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 15:40

Scandinavia became Cornwall Airport Newquay’s (CAN) latest continent connection as SAS launched its seasonal service to Copenhagen today. Commencing its twice-weekly operation to the capital city, the Star Alliance member ... Read More

Oceanwide Expeditions: New cruise ship m/v Janssonius will be completed in 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 15:35

Due to the success of its new Polar Class 6 ship, Hondius, Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a sister ship built by the same manufacturer: M/v Janssonius is scheduled to be ... Read More

FAA bans all US airlines from flying over Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 03:42

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned all US civil aircraft from flying in Iranian airspace above the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, noting that “numerous” ... Read More

Shanghai’s exhibition economy soars 90 percent over last decade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 02:10

Shanghai's MICE economy is developing at a fast pace, with more than 1,000 exhibitions held last year, up 90 percent over the last decade. According to a report released Wednesday ... Read More

China’s Guangdong hosts Drone World Congress 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 01:46

The Drone World Congress 2019 and the 4th Shenzhen International UAV Expo opened on Thursday in Guangdong - a coastal province of southeast China, that borders Hong Kong and Macau. ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line donates new ship to Boys & Girls Clubs ff Miami-Dade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 00:25

At a festive, kid-friendly event held today at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will donate its yet-to-launch billion-dollar ... Read More

Dubai government-owned low-cost airline flydubai celebrates 10th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 00:07

As part of the month-long celebrations for flydubai’s 10th anniversary the flydubai team came together on June 18, 2019 at Reel Cinemas in Dubai Mall for a preview of the ... Read More

Honolulu and Maui airline food workers vote to strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 20:11

On June 18 and 19, airline food workers who prepare, pack, and deliver food and beverages served onboard American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines flights departing from Honolulu Airport ... Read More

HotelRunner increases distribution reach with Hotelbeds agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 20:00

Hotelbeds has announced today a preferred partnership agreement with HotelRunner, a sales channel management platform and B2B network for OTAs and hotels. With this agreement HotelRunner increases its connectivity partnership ... Read More

First large aircraft components for Airbus A220 production arrive in Mobile

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 19:50

Airbus A220 aircraft production is one step closer to reality as the first large aircraft components for the first aircraft have been delivered to the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The ... Read More

Russian Domodedovo Airport sets up breathalyzer turnstiles to test employees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 19:35

Employees of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport will be now be checked for intoxication using a special contactless frame with a built-in breathalyzer. The framed turnstiles were set up at the airfield ... Read More

South African Airways honored at 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 19:06

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa, was honored with the “Best Airline Staff in Africa” award by world renowned aviation experts Skytrax. This award recognizes service ... Read More

United Airlines adds nonstop flights, more seats for college football season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 18:39

United Airlines today unveiled its 2019 college football flying schedule adding around 10,000 seats between its hubs and popular game destinations and for the first time, United has added several ... Read More

Abu Dhabi concludes its North American Tourism Roadshow

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 18:10

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has concluded its North American Roadshow this week, during which it engaged with more than 245 travel advisors ... Read More

Nordic Aviation Capital orders 20 Airbus A220 Family aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 16:21

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the industry’s number one regional aircraft lessor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 20 A220 Family aircraft. The deal was signed at the Paris ... Read More

Airbus sees strong demand for its new commercial aircraft at Paris Air Show 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 16:15

During the 2019 Paris Air Show, Airbus achieved new business for 363 commercial aircraft, comprising 149 firm orders and 214 commitments. In addition to these totals, airlines and lessors also ... Read More

Flynas flies farther with Airbus A321XLR

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 16:12

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 10 A321XLR aircraft, the longest range variant of the A320. As part of the ... Read More

Revamped Caribbean Tourism Organization’s scholarship program has new name

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 16:00

Having this year expanded the areas of study for which it would provide financial support, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s education charity now has a new name. The CTO Foundation, ... Read More

JetBlue to add Airbus A321XLR, additional A220s to its fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 15:54

JetBlue Airways will add the A321XLR to its already large fleet of Airbus aircraft and increase its existing order for Airbus A220s. JetBlue has contracted to convert 13 existing A321neo ... Read More

The Alex: New hotel opens on the Athens Riviera

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 15:45

Santikos Collection opened ‘The Alex’, their brand-NEW property for 2019 today, in the bustling port city of Piraeus on the Athens Riviera, just 15 minutes from the city center. Perched ... Read More

IMEX America: Smart Monday kicks off with Ted Talk speaker

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 15:32

IMEX America, the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S., will be bigger than ever, September 10 - 12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian® ... Read More

Qatar Executive expands its fleet with two state-of-the-art Gulfstream jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 14:50

Qatar Executive is pleased to confirm delivery of two new state-of-the-art Gulfstream jets providing even more passengers with a luxurious, unique and refined flying experience. The private jet charter division ... Read More

International investigators: 3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian responsible for shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 00:49

International investigators from Joint Investigation Team (JIT) have accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, saying they collected enough evidence for murder charges ... Read More

‘Premeditated execution’: Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi’s murder, says UN investigator

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 23:35

A UN investigator said on Wednesday that Riyadh bears responsibility for the barbaric killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was a victim of “a deliberate, premeditated execution, an extrajudicial killing ... Read More

Indian Trump worshipper sets up Trump shrine, buys ‘expensive’ POTUS statue

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 23:08

An Indian villager, who gained international notoriety for his daily worship of a photo of Donald Trump, had recently made a serious upgrade to his Trump shrine - an "expensive" ... Read More

10 billion: India projected to overtake China, lead global population growth charge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 19:50

The global population will add 2 billion in the next three decades, closing in on the 10-billion milestone by 2050, the UN said. India, projected to overtake China, will lead ... Read More

Brussels unveils first free real-time guide for exploring the city, with people who live there

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 19:35

From this summer onwards, people who visit the European capital will be able to explore the “real” Brussels. This is because visit.brussels has developed an online, free guide in real ... Read More

Argentina welcomes new nonstop American Airlines flight from Miami to Cordoba

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 19:34

On June 7, American Airlines launched the start of new nonstop service from Miami to Cordoba. The new service will operate four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. ... Read More

Record-breaking trend: Israel Tourism continues to rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 19:10

Israel Tourism continues to rise, as more travelers are choosing the country as their next travel destination. In 2019 so far, the country has seen a total of 1.9 million ... Read More