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Airport & Airline

Emirates launches Spain’s first A380 service

Emirates has launched the first regular A380 service to Spain with daily A380 flights to Barcelona replacing the Boeing 777 previously operated on the route. Adding over 2,200 seats per week between Dubai and Barcelona, Emirates’ newly-expanded operation is a direct response to strong passenger demand.  It will also help contribute to Spain’s economic growth and enable more passengers to experience its flagship A380 product.

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Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile

German flag-carrier adds inflight mobile network to its connectivity product

Europe’s largest airline, Lufthansa, has launched its inflight mobile phone service with AeroMobile, allowing passengers to use their own mobile devices to text and browse online at 30,000 feet via Lufthansa FlyNet.

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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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