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News: Norwegian sees strong increase in passenger numbers for November

Norwegian carried 2.5 million passengers in November, an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same month last year. Norwegian’s long-haul routes had a 52 per cent passenger growth. The overall load factor was 83.7 per cent. A total of 2,520,220 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in November. This is 255,075 (11 per cent) more passengers than the same period last year. ADVERTISEMENT The total traffic growth and the capacity growth both increased by 28 per cent. Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos said: “We are pleased that more…

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News: Strong growth in Abu Dhabi visitor figures

Abu Dhabi accelerated its growth in hotel guest arrivals during October with 418,883 guests checking into the emirate’s 163 hotels and hotel apartments, representing an 18 per cent increase over the same month last year. The cumulative number of guest arrivals for the first ten months of 2017 has increased to reach more than 3.9 million, representing growth of eight per cent on the year and keeping the emirate on track to surpass last year’s record total of 4.4 million, according to latest figures released by the Department of Culture…

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News: Ryanair reports strong financial figures despite pilot turmoil

Ryanair has reported an 11 per cent increase in half one profit to €1.29 billion. Traffic grew 11 per cent to 72 million passengers over the period thanks to a strong Easter and a five per cent reduction in airfares. The positive figures bring to end a torrid few weeks for the carrier, which has been forced to cancel thousands of flights and slow expansion after failing to recruit enough pilots. Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “These strong half one results reinforce the robust nature of Ryanair’s low fare,…

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News: Boeing raises guidance following strong third quarter

Boeing has reported third-quarter revenue of $ 24.3 billion with GAAP earnings per share of $ 3.06 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP) of $ 2.72. The figures reflect strong deliveries, services and delivery mix, and overall solid execution, Boeing said in a statement. The company’s cash flow guidance is increased to $ 12.5 billion from $ 12.25 billion, driven by improved performance. Full year EPS guidance is increased to between $ 11.20 and $ 11.40 from $ 11.10 and $ 11.30 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP) guidance is…

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News: Cyprus Tourism Organisation reports strong visitor figures for September

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s September 2017 visitor figures continue to show strong growth to the destination. From January to September 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 3,001,603, compared to 2,617,218 in 2016; a year-on-year increase of 14.7 per cent. UK arrivals during this period reached 1,039,783; an 8.9 per cent increase compared to the 954,673 UK arrivals from January to September in 2016.  During September 2017, Cyprus welcomed 483,716 global visitors; a 14.8 per cent increase on September 2016, which saw 421,201 global tourists visiting Cyprus. Of these, there…

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News: Dubai International celebrates strong passenger numbers for August

Dubai International registered another month of record traffic, with 8.2 million passengers welcomed in August, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Boosted by the seasonal rush of travellers, particularly UAE residents returning for the start of the academic year, passenger traffic at DXB reached 8,233,311 in August compared to 7,727,105 recorded in the same month last year, an increase of 6.6 per cent. The year to date traffic totalled 59,353,368 passengers up 6.3 per cent compared to 55,851,148 recorded during the first eight months…

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Mexico: Strong quake strikes, collapsing buildings

Media playback is unsupported on your device A strong earthquake has struck Mexico, toppling buildings in the capital Mexico City, sparking panic and sending thousands of people into the streets. Mexico City’s airport has suspended operations after the 7.1 magnitude quake, and buildings across the city have been evacuated. There were reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings, but there was no immediate information of casualties. Earlier this month, a strong 8.1 magnitude tremor left at least 90 dead. The quake hit the central state of Puebla, next to the…

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