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Scandinavian Airlines changes it’s business model

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is one of the world’s oldest and best-known carriers. Its aircraft, traditionally given Viking names, have been plying the airways since 1946 and the carrier has always had a quiet, unassuming reputation for quality. By fall 2012, however, it was no exaggeration to

Star Wars takes flight with Emirates airline

The world is going crazy over the latest Star Wars movie and Emirates airline was quick to join the frenzy with a unique package for passengers. Starting next month, the first six of the Star Wars films will be available on the carrier’s in-flight entertainment

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned. This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and

Air New Zealand lands in Houston

Air New Zealand launched new non-stop flights between Auckland International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston this month. The city welcomed the carrier with a performance on the tarmac from a kapa haka group featuring Air New Zealand staff. Air New Zealand will

Qatar launches first U.S. Airbus 350 flights

Qatar Airways becomes the first commercial airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States this month. The Gulf carrier was the global launch customer of the new state-of-the-art aircraft, flying the jet to Europe, Asia and the Americas. The airline’s fleet of seven

Beechcraft crash in India kills all 10 aboard

A small Indian Border Security Force plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Indian capital on Tuesday, killing all 10 people aboard. A spokesman for the border force said an investigation into the cause of the crash was under way. The plane, a Beechcraft Super

Malaysia’s first Sharia-compliant airline launched flights

Malaysia’s first Sharia-compliant airline launched flights on Sunday, following the tenets of Islamic law that ban alcohol, allow only halal foodstuffs, and require women to cover their hair. Rayani Air’s first service, from the capital Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, a popular holiday destination, followed rules