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Singapore Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines named world’s best airline in 2023

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named World’s Best Airline in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the fifth time it has won this prestigious accolade.

SIA took the top spot in four categories at this year’s Skytrax awards, including Best First Class Airline, Best First Class Comfort Amenities, and Best Airline in Asia. SIA’s lo… read more

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UAE Etihad Etihad’s inaugural flight lands in Lisbon

The inaugural flight, EY63, was celebrated at Abu Dhabi Airport before take-off with His Excellency Fernando d’Orey de Brito e Cunha Figueirinhas, Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal to the UAE and Chris Hedlin, Etihad’s Vice President Network Planning.

On arrival in Lisbon, Etihad’s captains waved UAE and Portuguese flags from th… read more

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AA Travenews International and domestic travel bookings skyrocket for Chinese May Holiday

Leading travel service provider Group reveals its Chinese mainland May Day travel trends, with strong domestic and international booking growth.

Chinese outbound travellers were among the most influential consumer groups driving global tourism revenue before the pandemic. After three challenging years, China's travel… read more

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Business Travel Business Travel begins to take off, but Full......

Key takeaways

  • Corporate travel spend in the U.S. and Europe is projected to surpass half of 2019 levels in the first half of 2023
    and rise to two-thirds by the end of the year. Full recovery following the pandemic appears likely by late 2024 or early 2025.
  • Live events are set to comprise a significant share of corpo
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SaudiArabia Riyadh Air Saudi Arabia to launch Riyadh Air

Saudi Arabia will launch Riyadh Air, a new state-owned airline.

The carrier will be wholly owned by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund.

In an announcement Sunday, Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman said the carrier aspires to connect its namesake Riyadh with 100 destinations globally by an… read more

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Germany Lufthansa Lufthansa Group orders 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft

Lufthansa Group is purchasing more state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft. The Group Executive Board has agreed to order 10 Airbus A350-1000s, 5 Airbus A350-900s and 7 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Deliveries will start from mid-2020s onwards. Based on list prices, the order is worth about 7.5 billion US dollars.

The new long-haul a… read more

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AA Travenews Ukrainian Railways relaunches Ukraine-Romania railway connection

The twice-daily connection between Ukraine and Romania has reopened. Back in August 2022, amid the Russian aggression and invasion in Ukraine, railway workers rebuild twenty kilometers of new track, which was closed for seventeen years. Ukraine waited another four months for Romania to complete their part.

The new network was build between… read more

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WTTC WTTC reveal Paris as the world’s most powerful city destination

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals French capital Paris as the world’s most powerful city destination but predicts it will be overtaken by Beijing by 2032. The report, sponsored by Visa and researched in partnership with Oxford Economics, analysed key indicators such as Travel & Tourism’s co… read more

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UAE Emirates Emirates doubles services to Brisbane

The addition of a Boeing 777-300ER service means Emirates will offer almost 12,000 seats per week to Brisbane combined with its daily A380 The operational boost comes as Emirates proudly celebrates 20 years of serving Brisbane Emirates is back to operating at pre-pandemic levels to Brisbane

Emirates is continuing its restoration of … read more

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