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News: Al Mulla takes up executive role with Etihad

Etihad Aviation Group has announced the appointment of Mana Mohamed Saeed Al Mulla as chief group support services officer. He will be responsible for a range of support functions, including IT services, procurement and supply management, and property and facilities management. He will report directly to the group chief executive officer. ADVERTISEMENT Al Mulla joins Etihad Aviation Group from Khalifa ...

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News: United threatens Christmas strike at London Heathrow

About 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport, members of Unite, have rejected the company’s holiday pay offer and imposed cuts to terms and conditions in a consultative ballot.  Heathrow Airport Limited has been told of the union’s intention to proceed to a full industrial action ballot of the entire membership. Members are angry at being “cheated” out of holiday pay, Unite ...

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News: Ryanair seeks to process most passenger cancellation claims by Friday

Ryanair today has offered passengers an update on its progress at working through the cancellation of 2,100 of its 103,000 flights over the next six weeks. The low-cost carrier has revealed it expects to have re-accommodated over 175,000 customers on other Ryanair flights – over 55 per cent of affected customers. All 315,000 customers affected have now received an email ...

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News: Thomson prepares to complete TUI brand changeover

TUI Group has launched a campaign to raise awareness that Thomson is changing to TUI with a new TV ad debuting during ITV’s flagship Saturday night programme, the X Factor.  The advert shows a man diving into clear crystal blue water; the message was simple, ‘Thomson is changing to TUI’. The 20 second ad, created by Young and Rubicam, is ...

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Hate turbulence? Boeing’s aviation breakthrough promises to end bumpy flights for GOOD

A partway bumpy ride is an inevitable aspect of any plane journey, whether you’re travelling within the UK or on an arduous long-haul flight. But Boeing might be on the brink of solving the problem of turbulence once and for all.  The aviation giant will next year test out a technology that will enable planes to spot clear-air turbulence from ...

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Devon delight at Langdon Court

Devon makes the ideal long-weekend destination: close enough for convenience yet far enough from London to feel like you’re getting away from it all. The journey is all part of the adventure. Come Friday afternoon, the main arteries to the south-west gridlock as the great exodus begins – so instead discover the real Devon via the winding country lanes. Meander ...

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