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Airport & Airline

Virgin Atlantic first in world to use wearable technology to serve passengers

SITA develops pioneering new technology for Virgin Atlantic concierges

Virgin Atlantic passengers will be the first air travelers to experience the benefits of pioneering Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch technology as they arrive at London Heathrow airport, in an innovative pilot scheme which starts today.  Concierge staff in the airline’s Upper Class Wing will be using wearable technology to deliver the industry’s most high tech and personalized customer service yet.

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Atlasjet confirms new links from London Luton Airport to Istanbul

Atlasjet, a full service airline based in Istanbul, Turkey will launch a new service to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport from London Luton Airport on Friday 2nd May 2014.  The daily flights into the economic heart of Turkey will provide significant trade and leisure links.

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Emirates heads to Taipei 

Taipei became Emirates’ newest passenger destination when flight EK366 arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday inaugurating the airline's daily non-stop service from Dubai International Airport.

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Lufthansa accelerates fleet modernization in 2014

Lufthansa Group taking delivery of 23 new aircraft

Last Friday, February 7, 2014, Lufthansa's tenth Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental landed at Frankfurt Airport. The "dash-8" is just one of seven brand-new airliners that will be joining the Group in February and March. Over the next few weeks, these ultra-modern jets will be arriving like pearls on a necklace at Frankfurt: alongside three Boeing 747-8s, Lufthansa has acquired one Airbus A380, one A330 and two A320.

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Finnair adds fifth daily flight to London Heathrow

Finnair is increasing the number of flights it operates to London Heathrow from four to five times daily. Effective March 30, 2014, flight AY995 departs Helsinki at 16:30 for arrival in London three hours later at 17:30 local time, while AY996 departs London at 19:35 and arrives in Helsinki at 00:35 local time. The new frequency will be flown primarily with Finnair’s new Airbus A321 aircraft, which are equipped with fuel-efficient Sharklet wingtip devices and operate within Heathrow’s strictest noise parameters.

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