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Aircastle announces resignation of its COO

Aircastle announces resignation of its COO

STAMFORD, CT - Aircastle Limited announced today the resignation of David Walton. Mr Walton served as Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Aircastle Limited.

"Thank you His Excellency Borodai for handing over the black boxes of Flight MH17"

Does this reveal who actually rules Eastern Ukraine? "Thank you His Excellency Borodai for handing over the black boxes of Flight MH17"

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

“Thank you, His Excellency Borodai, for handing over [the] black boxes of Flight MH17.” These were the words from a Malaysian delegation of experts; does this indicate to the world who ...

Seychelles Tourism Board Middle East Office and Emirates Holidays conduct trade presentation in Bahrain

Seychelles Tourism Board Middle East Office and Emirates Holidays conduct trade presentation in Bahrain

The Seychelles Tourism Middle East Office and Emirates Holidays recently held a trade presentation with the travel agents in Bahrain just ahead of the summer and Eid breaks.

UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge

UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge

Disseminating tourism knowledge, enhancing the expertise on tourism and climate change and advancingsustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific are some of the areas of cooperation agreed between ...

IATA finally makes a statement on MH17

IATA finally makes a statement on MH17

GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the following statement from its Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler:

Russia military has ten  more questions to Ukraine forces on MH17

MH17 was shot down by a missile launched by the Kiev militia? Russia military has ten more questions to Ukraine forces on MH17

Russia has released military monitoring data, which shows Kiev military jets tracking the MH17 plane shortly before the crash - and posed yet another set of questions to Ukraine and the US over ...

Emirates resumes full schedule again as Dubai International Airport reopens runway

Emirates resumes full schedule again as Dubai International Airport reopens runway

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The end of runway repairs and capacity caps at Dubai’s International Airport yesterday, after a scheduled closure of 80 days during which both runways were fully re-carpeted, has also signaled a ...

International tourism: strong peak season anticipated

International tourism: strong peak season anticipated

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Encouraging start for international tourism this year

Encouraging start for international tourism this year

“The encouraging start to 2014 and the overall positive sentiment in the sector raise high expectations for the current peak tourism season, benefiting destinations from both advanced and ...

Skal International joins the world in mourning those aboard flight MH17

Skal International joins the world in mourning those aboard flight MH17

Skal International joins the rest of the world in mourning the loss of 298 passengers and crew on-board flight Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that came down in Eastern Ukraine last Friday local ...

Lufthansa’s Sky Chefs expect to be handed their JKIA site next month

Lufthansa’s Sky Chefs expect to be handed their JKIA site next month

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

When the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) a few months ago announced their choice of a second catering service provider at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport JKIA), breaking the decades old monopoly ...

Etihad to launch daily nonstop Edinburgh-Abu Dhabi service

Etihad to launch daily nonstop Edinburgh-Abu Dhabi service

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will next year launch its first service from Scotland with the start of a nonstop daily flight ...

First production HondaJet achieves its initial flight

First production HondaJet achieves its initial flight

The first production HondaJet has achieved its initial flight. The event took place at the company's world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

MH17 and liability for death under the Montreal Convention 1999

MH17 and liability for death under the Montreal Convention 1999

By Sebina Muwanga, special to eTN

The world is yet to recover from the shock of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. It was a very sad day for aviation and I sincerely hope the culprits shall be brought to book.

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange confirms joining Dr. Taleb Rifai as keynote speakers at IIPT World Symposium

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange confirms joining Dr. Taleb Rifai as keynote speakers at IIPT World Symposium

A personal email was sent to Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, from Mr.

Two airlines pooling resources

Two airlines pooling resources

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Details are emerging from Nairobi that two airlines are pooling their sales and marketing efforts as both airlines eye cost savings through this joint activity.

ATRS releases 2014 airport benchmark study

ATRS releases 2014 airport benchmark study

BORDEAUX, France - The Air Transport Research Society released the results of its annual benchmarking study of commercial airports in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and North America.

Death out of the question? Eating pure electrons rather than food

Death out of the question? Eating pure electrons rather than food

The ‘electric bacteria’ – as they have been dubbed by the team that discovered them – take energy from rocks and metal by feasting directly on their electrons.

Air Transport Research Society: The winners are....

Air Transport Research Society: The winners are....

The Air Transport Research Society released the results of its annual benchmarking study of commercial airports in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and North America.

Full list of all MH 17 passengers

Full list of all MH 17 passengers

Malaysia Airlines has released the full list of passengers on board flight MH 17 that died when the airline was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine.

A song for Malaysia tourism

A song for Malaysia tourism

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

This is a special year for Malaysia, as the country has designated it as a banner year for tourism via the campaign Visit Malaysia 2014.

Dr. Taleb Rifai Keynote Speaker at IIPT World Symposium

Honoring Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Taleb Rifai Keynote Speaker at IIPT World Symposium

STOWE, Vermont – IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore announced today that Dr.

Political maps should not control airspace: 298 passengers could be alive today

Political maps should not control airspace: 298 passengers could be alive today

By By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent, with editorial input from eTN

We’re all Malaysian was the message by ICTP yesterday, and today the UNWTO issued a statement that the travel and tourism industry is shaken.

Etihad’s East African passengers can look forward to 7/17/17

Etihad’s East African passengers can look forward to 7/17/17

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Etihad, Abu Dhabi’s national airline, presently flying to Nairobi and expanding East Africa destinations to Entebbe in 2015, yesterday announced that they are aiming at the opening of their new ...

Omar Amanat wins lawsuit against Doronin for control of Amanresorts

Omar Amanat wins lawsuit against Doronin for control of Amanresorts

LONDON, England - In a legal victory for entrepreneur Omar Amanat, Adrian Zecha, 81, renowned hotelier and founder of Amanresorts, has been reinstated by order of the High Court in London as CEO ...

UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight

UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight

MADRID, Spain - UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic crash of Malaysia Airline flight MH17.

Global homeland security market to reach $364.44 billion in 202

Global homeland security market to reach $364.44 billion in 202

ALBANY, NY - According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Homeland Security Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - ...

SKAL and UNWTO are seeking out tourism industry leaders

The two largest worldwide tourism associations to sign an agreement to seek out leaders to run the industry in the 21st Century SKAL and UNWTO are seeking out tourism industry leaders

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the principal, international organization in tourism, with 156 Member States, 6 Associate Members, 2 permanent observers and more than 400 ...

Today we are all Malaysians: ICTP Chairman issues statement

Today we are all Malaysians: ICTP Chairman issues statement

"The World travel and tourism industry must come together and take leadership after the Malaysia Airlines (MH17) incident." This is the opinion voiced by Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Chairman of the ...

Skal members in Bangkok welcome Thailand’s first astronaut

Skal members in Bangkok welcome Thailand’s first astronaut

Tourism and hospitality professionals at Skal International Bangkok, part of the global travel industry networking organization, welcomed Thailand’s ultimate traveler Khun Pirada Vechavijit as ...

THAI confirms no THAI flights operate over Ukraine airspace

THAI confirms no THAI flights operate over Ukraine airspace

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces that THAI flights to and from Europe have been rerouted to avoid Ukraine airspace and that no flights are ...

Luxury hotels: Two resorts in Tanzania rank among world's most expensive hotels

Luxury hotels: Two resorts in Tanzania rank among world's most expensive hotels

Two luxury resorts in Tanzania are listed among the most expensive hotels in the world.

Prominent Africa tourism event on the banks of the River Thames

Prominent Africa tourism event on the banks of the River Thames

The Zambia Tourism Board sponsored the Africa Travel and Tourism Association networking event at Riverside Studios on the banks of River Thames on July 16, 2014.

THAI's first 787-8 Dreamliner takes off for Bangkok

THAI's first 787-8 Dreamliner takes off for Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced that its first 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft departed from Boeing's Everett Delivery Center in Seattle, ...

Global guide to best times for travel deals

Travel guide from Agoda.com Global guide to best times for travel deals

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study: a ...

Crystal Cruises to sail elusive Northwest Passage in 2016

Crystal Cruises to sail elusive Northwest Passage in 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - The "World's Best" Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage – one so mysterious and remote ...

Airline CEOs gear up for innovation and transformation

Airline CEOs gear up for innovation and transformation

NEW YORK, NY - PwC today released results from its 2014 Global Airline CEO Survey, which reveals top-of-mind issues of global airline CEOs and how they are planning to respond to important ...

Embraer: China's ICBC Leasing to buy up to 20 E190-E2s

Embraer: China's ICBC Leasing to buy up to 20 E190-E2s

BRASILIA, Brazil - At a signing ceremony witnessed by the Presidents of both nations during Chinese President Xi Jinping's State visit to Brazil, Embraer S.A.

Boeing marks Farnborough anniversary with focus on global partnerships and innovative products

Boeing marks Farnborough anniversary with focus on global partnerships and innovative products

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom - Boeing marked 40 years as an exhibitor at the Farnborough International Airshow this week by highlighting its innovative, efficient commercial airplanes and its ...

Master Card: London first, Bangkok second world travel destination - surprising results

Master Card: London first, Bangkok second world travel destination - surprising results

Asia-Pacific’s top destination city for air travel, and the world’s second top destination city after first-ranked London, the newly-released MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index for ...

IATA: Growth in premium travel accelerated

IATA: Growth in premium travel accelerated

IATA released an assessment of premium and economy travel in May.

Key points:

Growth in premium travel accelerated in May, rising 6.5% year-on-year, compared to 3.8% in April;

Hong Kong Aviation Capital orders 70 A320neo Family aircraft

Hong Kong Aviation Capital orders 70 A320neo Family aircraft

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC), a fast-growing aircraft leasing company based in Hong Kong, has signed a firm order with Airbus for a total of 70 A320neo Family aircraft (40 A320neo and 30 ...

Amusement parks and water parks:The tickets to get this summer

Amusement parks and water parks:The tickets to get this summer

NEWTON, MA - The winners of the Travelers' Choice awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks around the globe were announced today.

Adventure travel: Soft, hard and extreme – disclaimers and releases

TRAVEL LAW Adventure travel: Soft, hard and extreme – disclaimers and releases

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Adventure travel includes some level of physical exertion and some degree of risk or danger, perceived or real, which takes you out of your comfort zone.

SITE President: The world is smaller than it used to be

Emerging Destinations and Event Trends SITE President: The world is smaller than it used to be

At the World Meetings Forum in Mexico’s Riviera Maya last month, SITE President Paul Miller gave a presentation on incentive programs, sharing the results of several industry surveys on what ...

Air Mauritius orders six A350 XWB

Air Mauritius orders six A350 XWB

Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius has decided to expand and modernise its long-haul fleet with a Memorandum of Understanding for four A350-900 aircraft.

Qatar Airways finalizes order for 50 Boeing 777Xs

Qatar Airways finalizes order for 50 Boeing 777Xs

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom - Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices.

Boeing, Hainan Airlines announce commitment for 50 737 MAX 8s

Boeing, Hainan Airlines announce commitment for 50 737 MAX 8s

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom - Boeing and Hainan Airlines today announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for 50 737 MAX 8s, reaffirming the ...

American Airlines customers gain more access to key European destinations

American Airlines customers gain more access to key European destinations

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines merger partner, US Airways, today launches its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner Finnair, further enhancing its relationship with ...

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