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New Lounges At Rome Fiumicino And Milan Malpensa

New Lounges At Rome Fiumicino And Milan Malpensa

You will enjoy a typical warm Italian welcome to our flagship lounges Casa Alitalia Roma and Casa Alitalia Malpensa.

You will discover an elegant and comfortable environment — a new way of understanding hospitality, as if you're in a private house.

In the fully renovated lounges, you will find a live cooking area, premium wines and other excellent Italian products.

We look forward to seeing you in Casa Alitalia Malpensa, where we are ready to welcome you with a range of exclusive and dedicated services. We will also be delighted to welcome you to Casa Alitalia Roma.

Casa Alitalia: Much more than a lounge, a truly Italian lifestyle.

Source: Alitalia News

Air Madagascar removed from EU blacklist

Air Madagascar removed from EU blacklist

Air Madagascar has been removed from the European Union's safety blacklist, senior government officials and said.

The lift means the state-run airline is allowed to fly within the 28-nation EU for the first time since 2011.

"All the planes of Air Madagascar can fly over European skies as from Thursday noon," James Andrianalisoa, director general of Civil Aviation of Madagascar, told a news conference late on Thursday.

Air Madagascar said in a statement that its removal from the blacklist would allow it to proceed with seeking a strategic partner.

The decision to take Air Madagascar off the list was announced in Brussels on Thursday.

The government directly owns 90 percent of Air Madagascar, while Air France (AIRF.PA) owns 0.20 percent, staff and other individuals hold 0.12 percent and the rest is held by state-owned companies.

It has a fleet of 11 aircraft and employs about 2,000 people.

Flying to 14 cities on the island and 13 foreign destinations, the airline is a driver of the island's tourism sector.

Madagascar's economy has been struggling since a 2009 coup which scared off foreign investors and prompted donors to cut aid.

Source: Reuters

Anjuna, new Member APG USA & Canada

Anjuna, new Member APG USA & Canada


APG Network, the world’s leading provider of airline representation services announced today the exciting news of the appointment of their new member in both the USA and Canada, Anjuna LLC who will operate as APG USA and Canada.

Richard Burgess, President of APG Network said: We are extremely excited to have appointed Anjuna as our new member in North America. It’s refreshing to find a partner who is so closely aligned to the values and professionalism as our own, especially in the most important travel market in our network.

Anjuna, the existing APG member for Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands and Thailand has a combined management experience of over 180 years using the latest technologies and shared services platforms. With full service offices in New York and Los Angeles, APG’s new partner provides customer service support between 9:00am (EST) – 5:00pm (PST) and in addition to full service offices, has sales offices in Miami, Chicago, Montreal and Vancouver.

Patrick Stepanek, who now acts as APG USA and Canada’s new North America CEO said: It’s a great honor and acknowledgement by APG Network to be appointed as their member in the USA & Canada. We look forward to working with our trade partners in the representation of our client airlines.

Source: APG-GA.COM

Aeroflot Has Set In Operation Two New SSJ-100

Aeroflot Has Set In Operation Two New SSJ-100

June 2, 2016, Moscow. – Aeroflot has taken delivery of its two new full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (registration number RA-89059 and RA-89065) produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA). RA-89059 has been named in honour of Alexey Semenkov, military figure and two-star general; RA-89065 – after Boris Osipov, an honoured Soviet pilot. New Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease from Sberbank Leasing. SSJ-100 jets are an important part of Aeroflot’s fleet, which is among Europe’s most modern and technologically advanced. The total order for SSJ-100 stands at 30 aircraft. The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by SCA in cooperation with Alenia Aeronautica. The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious dual-class configuration (12 seats in business and 75 in economy), and has a flight range of 2,400 km. The SSJ-100 received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.

Source: Aeroflot News