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Airport & Airline

SWISS to launch new Cork service in summer 2017

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be launching a new seasonal service between Cork and Zurich in summer 2017. SWISS will operate a weekly service from Cork, June 2017 onwards and a twice-weekly service during the peak holiday months of July and August.

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South African Airways retains highest level of IATA green status

South African Airways (SAA) has become one of a very few global airlines to maintain Stage 2 status of the IATA Environmental Assessment Program (IEnvA).
IEnvA is a comprehensive airline environmental management process that measures a range of operational aspects. According to Tim Clyde-Smith, SAA’s Country Manager, Australasia, the IATA program introduced sustainability standards for airlines to cover all areas of operation to help them achieve world’s best practice.


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Virgin Atlantic to launch only direct flight between London Heathrow and Barbados

Virgin Atlantic is set to launch the only direct link between London Heathrow and Barbados

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to launch the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Barbados. The new, twice weekly service will launch on 12 December 2017 to help make Christmas in the Caribbean a reality for even more holidaymakers. Flights will be on sale from Saturday 25 February at virginatlantic.com.

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New Boeing Dreamliner makes debut

New Boeing Dreamliner
The new Dreamliner 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks.
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut last week at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.


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Delta Air Lines debuts free Main Cabin meals in 12 markets

Delta Air Lines cabin meal
Delta is introducing complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco. The airline will be the only U.S. carrier to offer complimentary fresh meals from nose to tail on select coast-to-coast routes.

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