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Airport & Airline

bmi regional Hamburg route supports local business and tourism, carries over 15,000 passengers in first 12 months

bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline, has more than tripled the number of passengers it carries each month on its Bristol to Hamburg route since launching 12 months ago (on 13 February, 2013). The service carried over 15,000 passengers in its first twelve months, bringing commercial benefit to the south west and boosting tourism.

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Jersey flights return to London Oxford Airport from summer 2014

New introductory special themed package deals on offer

Marking 30 years of Channel Island travel this year, C.I. Travel Group is delighted to be re-instating its popular summer service between London Oxford Airport and Jersey with weekly flights starting May 10th, 2014 through to mid-September.  Flights will be operated by Channel Islands-based Blue Islands and served by a modern and comfortable 46 seat ATR42 aircraft.  

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‘Land, touch and go' - Orlando Airport fort to offer fast-track clearance to international travelers

SITA provides biometrics kiosks to fast-track international arrivals

Orlando International Airport is the first to offer international travelers from visa waiver countries the option to 'land, touch and go', using SITA's Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to self-process for faster US border clearance. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) announced today that arriving passengers from 37 visa waiver countries can now enjoy quick and easy processing at US customs and immigration.

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Emirates named most valuable airline brand worldwide

Retains #1 ranking in the Middle East, brand value up 34 per cent

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is the most valuable airline brand worldwide for the third consecutive year, according to The Brand Finance Global 500 report for 2014 that was released this week.

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United Airlines is the first to fly with new, fuel-efficient split scimitar winglets  

A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft freshly retrofitted with new Split Scimitar Winglets took to the skies, marking the first commercial flight worldwide to operate with the advanced winglet technology. United flight 1273 on Tuesday took off from the airline’s Houston hub and flew to Los Angeles. The airline installed the innovative winglets on the Boeing 737-800 after the FAA approved the technology made by Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) earlier this month.

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