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AirlineRatings.com has named VietJet as its Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline and Best Low-Cost Airline Onboard Hospitality for 2024 recognising its low fares, innovation and its great value in-flight offering.

Since launching in December 2011, the airline has grown its fleet and subsequently, its number of destinations, opening up travel to all including those that perhaps couldn’t afford air travel previously. It was the first private airline in Vietnam to offer domestic and international services. The airline has carried well over 100 million passengers and covered over 120 routes across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas commented that the airline is “extremely clever in its marketing and has amazing fares but behind the scenes is a very smart and serious business plan that brings affordable travel to millions.”

VietJet Air has also been awarded AirlineRatings.com highest ranking for safety with 7 stars since 2018. It is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate and a technical reliability rate standing at 99.64%. 

Mr Thomas said: “The airline has a very modern fleet of Airbus aircraft and operationally is now up there with the very best. Vietjet is a critical part of Vietnam’s booming economy and is enabling tourism to soar. The airline’s value to Vietnam cannot be measured in just passenger numbers. This is great news for the travelling public and tourists in the region”.

READ: VIETJET IN-FLIGHT REVIEW: BREAKING THE ULTRA LOW-COST CARRIER MOLD

Vietjet Air operates a fleet of A330s and A320s with black leather seats. The airline distinguishes itself with a great combination of affordable fares, plus diversified services and personalized options for busy passengers and passengers who want some extra frills. 

Vietjet is operating a fleet of A330s, A320s and A321s with an average age of 3 years.

The airline was named as one of the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016-2017 and “The Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015 and “The Most Favourite Carrier in Vietnam” by the Economic Times. The carrier was also awarded “Vietnam’s Best Place to Work” in consecutive years and “the Best Employer Brand Asia Awards 2016” 

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Emirates Big Winner In Airline Excellence Awards https://www.airlineratings.com/news/emirates-big-winner-in-airline-excellence-awards/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/emirates-big-winner-in-airline-excellence-awards/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 02:10:00 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80888 Emirates has won two major awards at the annual AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards for 2024 and has been ranked 5th in the Top 25 Best Airlines. The world’s largest international airline was awarded Best In-Flight Entertainment and Best Premium Economy. This is the ninth year that Emirates has won Best IFE for its ICE system […]

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Emirates has won two major awards at the annual AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards for 2024 and has been ranked 5th in the Top 25 Best Airlines.

The world’s largest international airline was awarded Best In-Flight Entertainment and Best Premium Economy.

This is the ninth year that Emirates has won Best IFE for its ICE system and the airline was one of the first to introduce seat-back videos for economy passengers back in the early 1990s. It has led the field ever since and today the system has 6,500 channels making it a clear winner for Best Inflight Entertainment.

Passengers enjoying an Emirates flight can access a world-class entertainment library with more than 45 Academy Award® winning films, 5,000 channels of on-demand entertainment, over 1,500 movies and 1,500 hours of TV, as well as music, podcasts and audiobooks across 40 languages, 5 channels of live TV including news from BBC, CNN and Sky News Arabia, and two channels with live sports coverage- Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra.

Emirates virtual relaity cabins

Passengers can also curate their own ice experience before their flight, simply by browsing and pre-selecting movies or TV shows on the Emirates app, which can then be synced to ice the moment they board, maximising the seamless travel experience.

READ: REVIEW: EMIRATES CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT!

Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas commenting on the award said “Our editors were unanimous in their praise for Emirates ICE system as a step above.”

“That early investment in inflight entertainment has paid off for Emirates and just when you think it can’t do it better – it lifts the bar once again.

Late in 2021 the airline introduced its new Premium Economy on a handful of newly delivered A380s and is now refitting 110 A380s and 81 777s.

Emirates A380
Emirates is outfitting its new A380s with premium economy.

Emirates recently added 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777 to what is now an extensive cabin retrofit programme lifting the total to be done to 191.

The original plan called for 120 aircraft – 67 A380s and 53 777s to undergo full refurbishment.

Emirates has retrofitted 22 A380 aircraft so far, and in July the first Boeing 777 will undergo an interior refresh. Each Boeing 777 aircraft will take approximately two weeks to refurbish before entering service.

Plans include the refurbishment of the First-Class cabin, all new Business Class seats making a debut on the aircraft in an updated 1-2-1 seating configuration, in addition to 24 Premium Economy seats, giving passengers more premium options.

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AirlineRatings.com Top 25 Low-Cost Airlines for 2024 https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airlineratings-com-top-25-low-cost-airlines-for-2024/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airlineratings-com-top-25-low-cost-airlines-for-2024/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 02:05:00 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80862 AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product website has announced its Top 25 Low Cost Airlines for 2024. AirlineRatings.com editors use 12 criteria including passenger reviews from several sources, fleet age, product offering and safety and incident rating to arrive at its Top 25 Low-Cost Airlines. They are in alphabetical order: AirAsia Group, Air Baltic, […]

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AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product website has announced its Top 25 Low Cost Airlines for 2024.

AirlineRatings.com editors use 12 criteria including passenger reviews from several sources, fleet age, product offering and safety and incident rating to arrive at its Top 25 Low-Cost Airlines.

They are in alphabetical order: AirAsia Group, Air Baltic, Air Canada Rouge, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Eurowings, FlyDubai, FlyNAS, GOL, Jetblue, Jet2, Jetstar Group, Jeju Air, Norwegian, Peach, Ryanair, Scoot, Spicejet, Suncountry, Southwest, Transavia, Vietjet, Volotea, Vueling, WizzAir.

AirlineRatings.com has also chosen regional winners for its low-cost airline’s Top 25.

They are: Best Low-Cost Airlines are; Americas – Southwest, Middle East – FlyDubai, Asia – AirAsia Group, Australia/Pacific – Jetstar Group and Europe – easyJet.   

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Vietjet picked up two awards; Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline and Best Low-Cost Airline Onboard Hospitality which recognises the amazing value of its onboard offering.

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Airlineratings.com is packed with information about air travel and answers questions that many of us may have thought of, but didn’t know who to ask. Well, now you do!

Airlineratings.com was developed to provide everyone in the world with a one-stop shop for everything related to airlines, formed by a team of aviation editors, who have forensically researched nearly every airline in the world.

Our rating system is rated from one to seven stars on safety – with seven being the highest ranking. Within each airline, you will find the country of origin, airline code, booking URL and seat map information.

The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations as well as the airline’s own safety data. Every airline has a safety rating breakdown so you can see exactly how they rate.

Over 230 of the airlines on the site that carry 99 per cent of the world’s passengers have a product rating.

Given that low-cost, regional and full-service carriers are so different we have constructed a different rating system for each which can be found within each airline.

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AirAsia Named Top LCC In Asia For 2024 https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airasia-named-top-lcc-in-asia-for-2024/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airasia-named-top-lcc-in-asia-for-2024/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 02:03:00 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80878 The AirAsia Group* including medium haul affiliate airlines AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X, have been awarded the Top LCC in Asia for 2024 by AirlineRatings.com in its annual Airline Excellence Awards. JOIN: AirlineRatings.com YouTube Channel GET: Accurate MH370 Information From AirlineRatings.com Newsletter Launched in 2002 by Tony Fernandes with just two planes Air Asia […]

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The AirAsia Group* including medium haul affiliate airlines AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X, have been awarded the Top LCC in Asia for 2024 by AirlineRatings.com in its annual Airline Excellence Awards.

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Launched in 2002 by Tony Fernandes with just two planes Air Asia has had spectacular growth over the past two decades years to become a dominant force in the Asian region.

The rise and rise of KL-based AirAsia is, without doubt, one of the airline industry’s great success stories for it has had to combat one external crisis after another, plus manoeuvre around a host of roadblocks put up by governments wanting to protect national (and often government-owned) airlines.

AirAsia and its Group airlines have re-written the rule book for airlines in Asia and beyond and today AirAsia has 255 aircraft flying to 165 destinations.

AirAsia X Premium Flatbed

AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said that the win was “richly deserved.”

“Mr Fernandes (below) and his executive team including Group CEO  Bo Lingam as well as AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail have done an outstanding job guiding the airlines to their market dominant position.”

“These airlines have made travel affordable for tens of millions throughout Asia, and they offer outstanding value and a great experience.”

Tony Fernandes, CEO of Capital A and Strategic Advisor to the AirAsia Aviation Group commented,”It has been an incredible journey of recovery, post the worst commercial aviation crisis the world has ever seen. We are thankful and humbled by this award which goes out to all of my airline CEOs and senior team members as well as to the many thousands of ‘Allstars” who have gone above and beyond to bring us to where we are now.  After surviving many odds, we have put in place the right foundations for significant growth and are about to embark on  an exciting new journey with plans to fly to the majority of continents which is another pivotal moment in our reincarnation story.

“The proposed divestment of the AirAsia Aviation Group of airlines from Capital A to AirAsia X is on track and will be a game changer in the industry to ensure significantly more high quality, low cost air travel for short, medium and long haul flights connecting Asia and Asia Pacific to the world at the very best cost.”

Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group said: “AirAsia continues to push the boundaries on what it means to be a low-cost carrier because low cost doesn’t mean low service for our airlines. As travel demand recovers to pre-pandemic levels, we have over 400 new specification aircraft on order to fuel our ambitious growth plans including flying to places we have never flown before, providing our guests with more value and choice, not only to and from Asia, but across the world. 

“Adding to the momentum building from our turnaround strategy, this award is a wonderful testament to the dedication and resilience of the AirAsia team and we thank the experts at AirlineRatings.com for their acknowledgement of our commitment to operational excellence across all that we do.”

Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X, agreed “This is a strong recognition of the hard work put in by all of our team, to not only survive the extreme effects of the pandemic but come back stronger than ever before. 

“We look forward to the great opportunities posed by leveraging strong synergies from Capital A and the AirAsia Aviation Group which will unlock opportunities for our guests to enjoy the value we deliver as they fly smarter in many of our medium to longer haul markets.

”Our ‘one airline strategy’ positions us as a formidable combined force towards being the leading low-cost global network carrier connecting Asia to the world.”

*AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X

Airlineratings.com was developed to provide everyone in the world with a one-stop shop for everything related to airlines, formed by a team of aviation editors, who have forensically researched nearly every airline in the world.

Our rating system is rated from one to seven stars on safety – with seven being the highest ranking. Within each airline, you will find the country of origin, airline code, booking URL and seat map information. The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations, as well as the airlines, own safety data. Every airline has a safety rating breakdown so you can see exactly how they rate.

Over 360 of the airlines on the site that carry 99 per cent of the world’s passengers have a product rating. Given that low-cost, regional and full-service carriers are so different we have constructed a different rating system for each which can be found within each airline.

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AirlineRatings.com Top 25 Airlines For 2024 https://www.airlineratings.com/awards/airlineratings-com-top-25-airlines-for-2024/ https://www.airlineratings.com/awards/airlineratings-com-top-25-airlines-for-2024/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 02:01:00 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80850 AirlineRatings.com has named its top 25 airlines for 2024 based on 12 criteria. The judging panel considers a range of criteria that include safety and product rating, fleet age, profitability, serious incidents, passenger reviews from several sources, innovation and forward fleet orders. The Top 25 premium airlines are: Qatar Airways Korean Air Korean Air 777-300ER […]

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AirlineRatings.com has named its top 25 airlines for 2024 based on 12 criteria.

The judging panel considers a range of criteria that include safety and product rating, fleet age, profitability, serious incidents, passenger reviews from several sources, innovation and forward fleet orders.

The Top 25 premium airlines are:

Qatar Airways

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Korean Air

Korean Air

Korean Air 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific
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Air New Zealand

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Air France/ KLM

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Air France A350

All Nippon Airways

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Etihad Airways

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Qantas

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Virgin Australia/Atlantic

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Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Making up the Top 25 are:

  • Singapore Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • TAP Portugal
  • JAL
  • Finnair
  • Hawaiian
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Lufthansa/Swiss
  • Turkish Airlines
  • IGA Group (British Airways & Iberia)
  • Air Canada
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines

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Airlineratings.com is packed with information about air travel and answers questions that many of us may have thought of, but didn’t know who to ask. Well, now you do!

Airlineratings.com was developed to provide everyone in the world with a one-stop shop for everything related to airlines, formed by a team of aviation editors, who have forensically researched nearly every airline in the world.

Our rating system is rated from one to seven stars on safety – with seven being the highest ranking. Within each airline, you will find the country of origin, airline code, booking URL and seat map information.

The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations as well as the airline’s own safety data. Every airline has a safety rating breakdown so you can see exactly how they rate.

Over 230 of the airlines on the site that carry 99 per cent of the world’s passengers have a product rating.

Given that low-cost, regional and full-service carriers are so different we have constructed a different rating system for each which can be found within each airline.

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Qatar Airways Named World’s Best Airline For 2024 https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qatar-airwas-worlds-best-airline-for-2024/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qatar-airwas-worlds-best-airline-for-2024/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 02:00:00 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80845 AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website has announced Qatar Airways as its Airline of the Year for 2024. Qatar Airways nudged out previous winners Air New Zealand as well as Korean Air, Cathay Pacific Airways and Emirates for the top spot. The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, judged by five editors with over […]

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AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website has announced Qatar Airways as its Airline of the Year for 2024.

Qatar Airways nudged out previous winners Air New Zealand as well as Korean Air, Cathay Pacific Airways and Emirates for the top spot.

The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, judged by five editors with over 100 years of industry experience, combines major safety and government audits, with 12 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, safety rating, product rating, innovation and forward fleet orders.

AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said: “In our objective analysis Qatar Airways came out number one in many key areas although it was a very close scoring for the top ten.”

“The passenger reviews however scored Qatar Airways ahead of all airlines and its consistency and high standard of service delivery came through in the feedback,” said Mr Thomas.

The Top 25 premium airlines are Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Air France/ KLM, All Nippon Airways, Etihad Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia/Atlantic, Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, TAP Portugal, JAL, Finnair, Hawaiian, Alaska Airlines, Lufthansa / Swiss, Turkish Airlines, IGA Group (British Airways & Iberia) Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines.

Qatar Airways picked up Best Business Class for the fifth year running and Best Catering and Air New Zealand won Best Economy Class.

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Singapore Airlines won Best First Class, while Virgin Australia won Best Cabin Crew. Best-In-Flight Entertainment and Best Premium Economy went to Emirates, while Qantas picked up Best Lounges. Etihad Airways picked up Best Environmental Airline for the third year running.

Emirates
Emirates Premium Economy

Excellence in Long Haul travel: Middle East – Qatar Airways, North Asia – Korean Air, Europe – Air France, North America – Air Canada, South America – Latam, Southern Europe – Turkish Airlines, South-East Asia– Cathay Pacific Airways and Australia/Pacific – Air New Zealand.  

Best Regional Airline was Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA).

AirlineRatings.com’s Best Low-Cost Airlines are; Americas – Southwest, Middle East – Fly Dubai, Asia – AirAsia Group, Australia/Pacific – Jetstar Group and Europe – easyJet.   

Vietjet picked up two awards; Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline and Best Low-Cost Airline Onboard Hospitality which recognize the amazing value of its onboard offering.

AirlineRatings also announced its Top 25 Best Low-Cost Airlines which are in alphabetical order: AirAsia Group, Air Baltic, Air Canada Rouge, Cebu Pacific, easyjet, Eurowings, FlyDubai, FlyNAS, GOL, Jetblue, Jet2, Jetstar Group, Jeju air, Norwegian, Peach, Ryanair, Scoot, Spicejet, Suncountry, Southwest, Transavia, Vietjet, Volotea, Vueling, WizzAir.

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Airlineratings.com is packed with information about air travel and answers questions that many of us may have thought of, but didn’t know who to ask. Well, now you do!

Airlineratings.com was developed to provide everyone in the world with a one-stop shop for everything related to airlines, formed by a team of aviation editors, who have forensically researched nearly every airline in the world.

Our rating system is rated from one to seven stars on safety – with seven being the highest ranking. Within each airline, you will find the country of origin, airline code, booking URL and seat map information. The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations as well as the airline’s own safety data. Every airline has a safety rating breakdown so you can see exactly how they rate.

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Etihad Airways Wins Best Environmental Airline Award For 2024 https://www.airlineratings.com/news/passenger-news/etihad-airways-wins-best-environmental-award-for-2024/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/passenger-news/etihad-airways-wins-best-environmental-award-for-2024/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 01:32:03 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80870 Etihad Airways has been awarded the AirlineRatings.com Environmental Airline of the Year for 2023 and has been placed 8th in the rating agency’s Top Twenty airlines. This is the third year in a row that Etihad has won this prestigious award. Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said “Etihad Airways has demonstrated its leadership in the push […]

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Etihad Airways has been awarded the AirlineRatings.com Environmental Airline of the Year for 2023 and has been placed 8th in the rating agency’s Top Twenty airlines.

This is the third year in a row that Etihad has won this prestigious award.

Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said “Etihad Airways has demonstrated its leadership in the push for sustainable flight with its Greenliner Boeing 787 program and in 2022 with its Sustainability50, A350 aircraft.

“In every aspect, Etihad Airways staff and management are committed to reducing the airline’s CO2 footprint and it shows. The rallying saying for the staff is a million things count in reducing emissions and thus the staff focus is all-consuming.”

Mr Thomas added that “the airline’s Sustainability Report 2021-2022 demonstrates the potential advancements to be made in sustainable aviation by a wide range of initiatives, coordinated to achieve a 20 per cent reduction in emissions intensity in its passenger fleet by 2025, cut 2019 net emissions by 50 per cent by 2035, and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”

Etihad Airways Sustainability Report is a benchmark for the industry and demonstrates the potential advancements to be made in sustainable aviation by a wide range of initiatives.

Amongst the many highlights of Etihad Airways’ eco achievements are:

  • Launched the world’s most comprehensive industry-wide testing and innovation program
  • Became the first airline to secure commercial finance based on verified compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations
  • Partnered with Boeing, Safran and NASA for eight days of specialised testing to enhance safety and reduce CO2 emissions and noise as part of the 2020 ecoDemonstrator program
  • Tested and implemented world-first operational efficiencies and technology solutions including Jeppesen Flite Deck Advisor, SATAVIA contrail avoidance, GE Engine Foam Wash, eTech logs and lightweight Unit Load Devices
  • Announced Etihad Mangroves Forrest project to establish carbon-absorbing forests in every country Etihad operates
  • Became the official airline sponsor of the BGCI Global Biodiversity Standard

And what is very exciting is that Etihad Airways is not only pushing the technological boundaries and supporting small innovative companies which are pioneering environmental breakthroughs but it is then sharing the knowledge gained.

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Turbulence injures more passengers https://www.airlineratings.com/news/passenger-news/turbulence-injures-more-passengers/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/passenger-news/turbulence-injures-more-passengers/#respond Mon, 27 May 2024 05:49:48 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80880 Twelve people have been injured, including eight taken to the hospital, after a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Ireland encountered turbulence, Dublin Airport reported. Flight QR017, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, landed safely and as scheduled before 1 pm local time on Sunday. “Upon landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, including Airport Police […]

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Twelve people have been injured, including eight taken to the hospital, after a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Ireland encountered turbulence, Dublin Airport reported. Flight QR017, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, landed safely and as scheduled before 1 pm local time on Sunday.

“Upon landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, including Airport Police and our Fire and Rescue department, due to 6 passengers and 6 crew [12 total] on board reporting injuries after the aircraft experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey,” Dublin Airport said in a statement. “All passengers were assessed for injury prior to disembarking the aircraft. Eight passengers were subsequently taken to the hospital.”

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Irish broadcaster RTÉ said the incident lasted less than 20 seconds and occurred during meal service. Passenger Paul Mocc told RTÉ that he saw “people hitting the roof”, and food and drinks flying everywhere. Another traveler, Emma Rose Power, told RTÉ that after the turbulence, “some of the flight attendants I saw, they had scratches on their face, they had ice to their face. There was one girl that had a sling on her arm.”

Qatar Airways said in a statement that a “small number” of passengers and crew sustained minor injuries during the flight and were receiving medical attention. The airline did not directly comment on the turbulence but said the matter is subject to an internal investigation. “The safety and security of our passengers and crew are our top priority,” it said.

This incident occurred just five days after a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore was forced to land in Bangkok due to severe turbulence, which resulted in the death of a 73-year-old British man and left 20 others in intensive care. This recent series of turbulence-related incidents highlights the unpredictable nature of such events, despite weather forecasts that help pilots react.

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Rex Announces Adelaide-Perth Flights https://www.airlineratings.com/news/passenger-news/rex-announces-adelaide-perth-flights/ https://www.airlineratings.com/news/passenger-news/rex-announces-adelaide-perth-flights/#respond Mon, 27 May 2024 03:05:38 +0000 https://www.airlineratings.com/?p=80865 Rex has announced thrice weekly Adelaide-Perth fights using an E190 jet with airfares from $249 for economy. Flights which will be operated by Rex’s subsidiary National Jet Express are now on sale for the services which start on June 28th. The new route is now the 12th domestic service for the Rex Group which flies […]

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Rex has announced thrice weekly Adelaide-Perth fights using an E190 jet with airfares from $249 for economy.

Flights which will be operated by Rex’s subsidiary National Jet Express are now on sale for the services which start on June 28th.

The new route is now the 12th domestic service for the Rex Group which flies to major capital cities and popular destinations including such as the Gold Coast.

South Australia Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison said the new Rex service will help entice more visitors to South Australia from what is the state’s fourth-largest interstate market. “It is very welcome news that Rex will start flying Perth to Adelaide, adding more flights into our state and offering another option for visitors from WA to see South Australia,” Ms Bettison said.

Western Australia Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Tourism and Transport Rita Saffioti said the new route is the second domestic Rex service into Perth, which is great news for travellers and tourism. “We’re always excited to welcome more flights into Western Australia from other states as it helps to boost tourism and provide more travel options for visitors. Of course, I have no doubt this announcement will also be warmly welcomed by tourism and hospitality operators who will also benefit from more people visiting WA.”

Perth Airport’s Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer Kate Holsgrove said that it is great to see Rex Airlines expand its route offerings to the Western Australian market. “Currently Rex operates four successful regional services within Western Australia. The introduction of Rex’s new interstate routes from our Terminal 2 is a sure sign of their confidence in the Perth market,” she said.

“This gives Western Australians more options for travel and we look forward to working with the Rex Airline team to ensure the new routes are successful.”

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China Southern Airlines will reconnect Western Australia with mainland China with the return of its service to Guangzhou on November 28 2024.

Perth Airport’s Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer Kate Holsgrove said that this announcement will provide a significant boost for Western Australia’s tourism industry.

“The Chinese visitor market is so valuable for tourism, business, education, and exports.

“China already represents Western Australia’s fourth biggest market with 54,000 visitors in 2023 injecting $230 million into the economy and we know that non-stop services will have a positive impact on visitation numbers.

“The return of this service is a result of a significant amount of work in partnership with Tourism WA and State Government and we look forward to further developing our partnership with China Southern Airlines.

“The service will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and will deliver 86,000 seats and 5,000 tonnes of cargo capacity into the Perth market.

“Fresh produce, business and leisure tourism are all key export focus areas and a direct link between China and Perth will undoubtedly further connect Western Australia and benefit the entire economy.”

Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti said this announcement is massive for Western Australian tourism.

“China stands out as one of Western Australia’s premium markets that has historically delivered high visitor numbers and expenditure, so we’d expect this to rise significantly with the resumption of this non-stop service.

“This direct connection will not only bolster inbound tourism, but also energise adjacent sectors such as agriculture and business exchanges, solidifying our state’s reputation as Australia’s Western Gateway.

“Of course, this is also a huge win for our local Chinese community in WA and will certainly provide greater connections with family and friends back home.”

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