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Airport & Airline

Qatar Airways continues Middle East expansion with flights to Dubai World Central and Sharjah

Qatar Airways has continued its aggressive expansion plans with the launch of two new regional routes, thereby growing its strong connections within the Middle East.
The new routes, to Sharjah and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), will both operate daily from the airline’s hub in Doha and add to the existing Qatar Airways network of flights to Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi, doubling the total number of destinations within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from two to four. 


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Today bmi regional launches Newcastle to Brussels Service

11 times weekly from £80pp one way

bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline, launched its new service from Newcastle International to Brussels on Monday 3 March, the only direct flight to link the two cities. The route is operated by a 49-seater Embraer jet aircraft twice daily Monday to Friday and on Sunday afternoons. The flights will offer business and leisure travellers the opportunity to reach the Belgian capital in just 75 minutes from £80 per person including taxes one way.

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Qatar Airways launches free Doha City tour for transit passengers

3 hour tour includes visits to some of the key landmarks around Doha city

Qatar Airways has launched a free Doha city tour for passengers who are transiting through Doha. This joint initiative, between Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, will provide passengers with a unique transit experience.

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United Airlines elevates inflight dining with the addition of gluten-free choices 

Menu changes also feature the expansion of premium wine service

United Airlines is elevating the inflight dining experience with the addition of new menu items, including gluten-free options for premium-cabin and United Economy customers.
On March 1, the company will switch from regular to gluten-free salad dressing on its premium-cabin menu on flights departing the United States to points throughout North and Central America – routes that already have flights offering gluten-free soup. With the new salad dressing, premium-cabin customers may enjoy a complete gluten-free meal on flights where both soup and salad are served.


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Air New Zealand has announced a record interim result for the first half of the 2014 financial year

The airline has announced normalised earnings before taxation for the half-year of $180 million, an increase of 29% on the previous corresponding period.  Statutory earnings before taxation were $197 million, with net profit after taxation of $140 million, an increase of 40%.

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