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News: British Airways launches new defined contribution pension scheme

International Airlines Group’s subsidiary British Airways has decided, following consultation with its trade unions and employees, to launch a flexible benefits scheme incorporating a new defined contribution pension scheme. The scheme will open on April 1st next year, replacing the main UK defined benefit scheme, the New Airways Pension Scheme, and the main UK defined contribution scheme, the British Airways Retirement Plan. The changes are subject to NAPS trustees agreeing to amend the scheme’s rules to enable closure to future accrual. ADVERTISEMENT The new scheme will offer market-competitive arrangements with…

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News: British Airways unveils updated website

British Airways’ website has received a make-over that delivers a new look and feel and makes managing bookings, accessing the Executive Club and visiting the site from mobile phones and tablets even easier. The latest features include an easier booking process. It’s even easier to search and book flights and holidays now, with a simplified experience to guide customers more naturally through the process. The site shows the most relevant information based on a customer’s search and a clearer path of where they are in the booking process. The underlying…

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News: Qatar Airways boosts European frequencies

Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase daily frequencies to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Oslo, alongside the Italian cities of Milan and Rome. Due to an increase in demand to key European destinations, especially from the Asia Pacific region, flights to Rome, Milan and Stockholm will increase to 17 per week from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, while flights to Oslo are set to increase from seven to ten frequencies per week. The airline has also announced that double daily flights to the Russian capital Moscow will increase…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Vinay Dube, chief executive, Jet Airways

Following a successful decade at Delta Air Lines, Vinay Dube was appointed chief executive at Jet Airways in August this year. As the head of the management team at the airline, he will be responsible for driving its growth by strengthening business and positioning it in both domestic and international markets. But speaking to Breaking Travel News as the carrier launches its third daily departure on the London-Mumbai route, he is coy on how much change he expects under his leadership. “It is hard for me to characterise whether my…

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News: Qatar Airways takes $662m stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways, being approximately 9.61 per cent of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is expected to take place later today in Hong Kong. Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is very pleased to complete its financial investment in Cathay Pacific. “Cathay Pacific is a fellow oneworld member and is one of the strongest airlines in the world, respected throughout the industry and with massive potential…

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News: Qatar Airways takes Airbus A350 to Maldives for first time

Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to the Maldives. The airline has upgraded its current double-daily A330 service to an A350, with the first A350 beginning operations today and the second A350 service joining shortly afterwards on November 3rd. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to be the first airline to fly our Airbus A350 to the Maldives. “As one of the airline’s most in-demand destinations, we are delighted to be upgrading our aircraft and providing our passengers…

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News: Qatar Airways to launch flights to Pattaya, Thailand

Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for services to Thailand by launching direct flights to Pattaya, the airline’s fifth route to the country. The new four-times-a-week service, which starts on January 28th, is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and soon to be launched, Chiang Mai. The launch of the service to historic Chiang Mai is scheduled to start on December, 12th. Located on the popular southeast coast of Thailand, Pattaya and nearby Rayong are major destinations for sun-seekers looking to soak up…

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