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JetBlue and American Airlines Partnership Makes it Easier Than Ever for Customers to Return to Travel with Largest Schedule, More Benefits and a Seamless Travel Experience
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JetBlue and American Airlines Partnership Makes it Easier Than Ever for Customers to Return to Travel with Largest Schedule, More Benefits and a Seamless Travel Experience

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 8:00 AM The Northeast Alliance Will Offer Customers More Than 700 Daily Flights from New York and Boston This Winter — More Than Any Other Carrier Largest International Network from New York with Service to 47 International Destinations, Plus Lie-Flat Seats on All Transcontinental Routes in 2022 Four All-New JetBlue Cities on Sale Today, Along with Five New LaGuardia Markets Starting this fall, AAdvantage® Elite and TrueBlue Mosaic Members Will Enjoy the First Phase of Reciprocal Benefits NEW YORK & FORT WORTH, Texas — JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) and American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) are providing customers the most choice in the Northeast, on the best product, and with a premium experience, as travelers return to the sky. As part of their Northeast Al...
Qatar Airways and Visit Maldives Launch Strategic Partnership
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Qatar Airways and Visit Maldives Launch Strategic Partnership

‎ 15 July 2021 Airline and Maldives tourism industry will work together on marketing activities to further grow international tourism to the tropical getaway Less than a year after being the first airline to resume international services to the Maldives with daily flights, Qatar Airways increased frequencies to four daily on 1 July 2021 DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Visit Maldives have agreed a strategic partnership to further grow international tourism to the tropical island getaway. The agreement brings together an airline and destination that have been leaders throughout the pandemic in providing safe, reliable and luxurious travel experiences despite the many challenges. The strategic partnership will see the two organisations collaborate on marketing acti...
Qatar Airways Touches Down in Abidjan, Marking the Start of Regular Services from Doha
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Qatar Airways Touches Down in Abidjan, Marking the Start of Regular Services from Doha

‎ 16 June 2021 Airline now operates three weekly flights to Côte d’Ivoire, via Accra, our eighth new destination since the start of the global pandemic via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East and ‘Third Best Airport in the World’, Hamad International Airport Qatar Airways travellers from Africa can enjoy baggage allowances ranging from 46 Kg for Economy Class split over two pieces and 64 Kg split over two pieces in Business Class DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways welcomes Abidjan to its global network as its debut flight to the largest city in Côte d’Ivoire landed at Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport today. With three weekly flights, the service between Doha and Abidjan via Accra will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner fea...
American Airlines Invests in the Future of Urban Air Mobility
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American Airlines Invests in the Future of Urban Air Mobility

Thursday, June 10, 2021 FORT WORTH, Texas — As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, American Airlines today announced it will invest in Vertical Aerospace, a leading UK-headquartered engineering and aeronautical business developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. With the investment, American is demonstrating its focus on emerging technologies to reduce carbon emissions and investing in innovative ways that could improve the customer journey. As part of its investment in Vertical, American has agreed to pre-order, subject to certain future agreed upon milestones and other terms, up to 250 aircraft, representing a potential pre-order commitment of $1 billion, and an option to order an additional 100 aircraft. The airline also expe...
Emirates Introduces Daily Scheduled A380 Services to Bahrain for June
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Emirates Introduces Daily Scheduled A380 Services to Bahrain for June

Airline is also offering special fares from Bahrain for stress-free travel to quarantine free destinations Dubai, UAE, 3 June 2021: Emirates will be providing more choice and comfort for its customers in Bahrain, with the introduction of the first scheduled Airbus A380 service during the month of June. This is the first time an airline operates the double-decker on a regularly scheduled basis to the Kingdom, and demonstrates the operational readiness of the new airport to provide the necessary infrastructure to accommodate for an A380 service. Flight EK 839/840, previously operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, has been upgraded to the flagship and customer favourite, the Emirates A380. The change of aircraft will help meet growing demand to and from Bahrain during the summer, and underscores...
Emirates is Helping Take the Stress out of Travel for UAE Travellers Wanting to Travel and Reconnect to New Experiences.
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Emirates is Helping Take the Stress out of Travel for UAE Travellers Wanting to Travel and Reconnect to New Experiences.

Dubai, May 30, 2021 – Emirates returns to Roland-Garros 2021 for the ninth consecutive year as the Official Airline and Premium Partner of the iconic Paris tournament, taking place from May 30th to June 13th, 2021. The airline has been a long-standing partner of Roland Garros since 2013 and has become a Premium Partner of the Grand Slam in 2018. With its five-year agreement, Emirates enjoys a significant presence throughout the tournament. As part of its Fly Better brand promise, the airline is proud to stand alongside Roland-Garros to share and grow the passion for sports, bring communities together and offer customers in France the best experiences in flight and on the ground. Emirates commitment to Roland Garros is a natural extension of its existing tennis sponso...
Emirates Kicks off Summer With Stress Free Travel and Special Fares to Popular Destinations
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Emirates Kicks off Summer With Stress Free Travel and Special Fares to Popular Destinations

Airline taking the guesswork out of planning for travellers eager to reconnect to new experiences Dubai, UAE: 26 May 2021 – Emirates is helping take the stress out of travel for UAE travellers wanting to travel and reconnect to new experiences. The airline is offering special fares to more than 10popular destinations, now open for visitors, so they can enjoy their long-awaited summer holidays. Destinations like the Maldives, Seychelles, Athens, Moscow and cities in the US included in the offer require little to no quarantine so holidaymakers can pack for their long-awaited holiday with no stress. The offer is valid for booking from 24 May until 6 June 2021 for outbound travel until 30 September 2021. Economy and Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to the following dest...
Holidays are Coming as Qatar Airways Resumes Málaga Route from 2 July
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Holidays are Coming as Qatar Airways Resumes Málaga Route from 2 July

‎ 26 May 2021 Málaga resumption will see the airline’s Spain network return to pre-pandemic levels with three total destinations, including Barcelona and Madrid Qatar Airways’ presence in Spain is further strengthened through its recently expanded strategic partnership with Iberia, offering seamless connectivity across the Iberian peninsula and Latin America DOHA, Qatar — The key holiday destination of Málaga returns to Qatar Airways’ route network as Spain begins to ease travel restrictions for tourists. Málaga is a firm favourite with holidaymakers around the world, and fully vaccinated travellers will soon be able to visit once again whilst also enjoying Qatar Airways’ award-winning hospitality and service. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Bak...
Emirates Wins Record 8th Consecutive Best Airline Worldwide Award
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Emirates Wins Record 8th Consecutive Best Airline Worldwide Award

DUBAI, UAE 26 May 2021: Emirates has been voted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ for the eighth consecutive time by the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021. The airline also took home accolades for ‘Airline with the Best First Class’, and ‘Airline with Best Economy Class’. The wins demonstrate Emirates’ strategic approach to continuously improving the onboard and on ground experience, offering a safe customer journey across all touchpoints, leaving no detail behind, while ensuring it meets evolving customer expectations during the most challenging period the air travel industry has experienced. To maintain its industry leadership, the airline has also doubled down on its digital approach to modernise the air travel experience by fully launching and scaling up its biometric path and to...
Forced Landing of Ryanair Flight FR4978 in Minsk: UK Statement
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Forced Landing of Ryanair Flight FR4978 in Minsk: UK Statement

Speech Ambassador Neil Bush condemns the actions on 23 May by the Belarusian authorities, who arrested journalist Roman Protasevich having forced his flight to land in Minsk. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Neil Bush 25 May 2021 Delivered on: 25 May 2021 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Madam Chair, The UK joins other participating States in condemning the actions on 23 May by the Belarusian authorities, who arrested journalist Roman Protasevich having forced his flight to land in Minsk. The Belarusian authorities claim that this was in relation to an alleged bomb threat, but we have seen no evidence to support that claim. What we have seen is that Belarus scrambled a MiG fighter, forced the plane to divert to Minsk and then used t...