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Transaero Airlines Launches World Events Program

Transaero Airlines has announced the launch of its World Events program, specifically designed for people travelling to special events such as conferences, exhibitions, seminars, fora, and sporting events all over the world.

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Gourmet in-flight meals

The UAE airline took home the honors for “Best First Class Meals” in the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Over the past two years, Etihad has recruited chefs from the world’s top restaurants.

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Qatar Airwawes adds new African route

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is set to begin three-flights-a-week to Ethiopia’s capital and largest city, Addis Ababa, on September 18, 2013. The new service from Doha to Addis Ababa will be operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 132 seats in Economy and 12 in Business Class.

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Emirates to Expand Presence in Eastern Europe with Launch of Kiev

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, unveiled new expansion plans for Eastern Europe today, with the launch of daily services to Kyiv Boryspil International Airport in Kiev from 16th January 2014, marking its first route to the Ukraine.

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Air China connects Houston and Beijing with new nonstop service

Air China, the exclusive national flag carrier for the People’s Republic of China, begins its four weekly nonstop services between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in Beijing, China and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

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Finnair to Join BA and JAL Joint Business Agreement

BA and JAL entered into a joint business arrangement in October 2012, providing their customers with better connectivity between Europe and Japan, increased flight choices and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

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Virgin Australia introduces frequent flier miles for pets

On Monday, Virgin Australia announced that pets would now be included in the airline’s Velocity frequent flier program. In a press release, the airline stated that two-legged frequent fliers would earn up to 300 points each time their dog or cat flew with them.

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New easyJet hand luggage rules start

Passengers who travel with bags that are larger than the new size but meet the old requirements will not have to pay to have them checked in but may have their bags stored in the aircraft’s hold, meaning they would have to wait for them to appear in baggage reclaim.

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