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Airport & Airline

Air Partner flies celebrities for Channel 4’s The Jump

Air Partner, the leading air charter broker, was delighted to be selected by Twofour Group to fly the celebrity contestants for Channel 4’s hit show The Jump.
Air Partner flew the celebrity contestants and the show’s team from Gatwick to Innsbruck for training on a Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft on 15 December, before returning on 21 December. The Group then organised the ‘wrap up’ flight on 4 February when all the filming had finished.


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Airbus A350 XWB makes its inaugural landing at Doha's Hamad International Airport

Qatar Airways welcomed the Airbus A350 XWB as it made its first-ever landing at Qatar’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA), before departing for its next stop, the Singapore Airshow. As the launch customer for the family of long-range, two-engined wide-body jet airliners, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, welcomed Didier Evrard, Executive Vice President, Airbus A350 XWB Programme, and Phil Harris, Senior Vice President Customer Business, Rolls Royce, at the special event commemorating the inaugural landing.

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Air France unveils new Business Class seat

Air France Business Class seat
Air France continues its quest to offer the ultimate comfort in the sky with the unveiling of its new Business Class seat this week, following a 500 million Euro investment. 
In total, 2,102 seats will be installed between June 2014 and summer 2016 on 44 Boeing 777 aircraft, the core of Air France’s long-haul fleet. Every detail has been specially modelled to give the seat its unique design..


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Oman Air CEO steps down

Oman Air has announced that as of 28th Feb 2014, its Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, has decided to leave the airline after more than two years as the CEO.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Air, His Excellency Darwish bin Ismael bin Ali Al Balushi, announced Mr Pearce’s departure, saying:
“Working with Oman Air’s Board of Directors, Wayne Pearce has done an excellent job of steering Oman Air through a key phase of our development. Following a period of rapid expansion, all the vital elements are now in place for the next phase of our growth, whilst also safeguarding continued increases in passenger numbers.”


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