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2014-07-07 12:20:48

BEIJING, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel's state visit to China, Song Zhiyong, President & Executive Director of Air China Limited and Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing to expand the scope of the strategic partnership between their companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080625/CNW017LOGO Song Zhiyong, President & Executive Director...

2014-07-07 08:20:56

Hertz and airberlin team up to ensure a seamless travel experience for customers at 171 destinations worldwide, kicking off the partnership with 10EUR flight vouchers and up to 20% discounts in car rentals. LONDON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, has entered into a two year partnership with airberlin to offer travellers exclusive offers and special car rental rates at all 171 airline's destinations...

2014-07-07 08:20:53

MONTREAL, July 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of June, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 85.7 per cent, versus 85.0 per cent in June 2013, an increase of 0.7 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 9.8 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for June increased 10.6 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge(TM), which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines...

2014-07-07 08:20:49

Airline sets a new single-day record flying more than 63,000 guests CALGARY, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced June 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 77.4 per cent, an increase of 0.6 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.0 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), was 4.3 per cent higher over the same period. WestJet achieved an on-time performance rate of 85.6...

2014-07-07 08:20:26

World's 5-Star Airline Celebrates Dallas/Fort Worth Launch WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Qatar Airways' newest destination, Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline has introduced the "Hang My Hat" social media contest. The contest which will run from July 7 to September 1, 2014, offers the Grand Prize Winner two tickets from Qatar Airways newest gateway to any Qatar Airways' global destination, onboard the World's Best Business Class (Skytrax). Celebrating Qatar...

2014-07-03 08:20:30

MANCHESTER, England, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Airlines and Airports Meet to Expand Air Services Between Asia, Europe and the Middle East The first Routes Silk Road, the route development forum which connects Asia, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East will open this weekend in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event will bring together leading airports, airlines, tourism authorities, policy-makers and aviation stakeholders to develop new air services...

2014-07-03 08:20:28

SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported a 5.3 percent increase in traffic on a 5.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.9 percent. These statistics include...

2014-07-02 12:20:49

Virgin America First U.S. Airline to Earn Distinction Seven Consecutive Years, as Voted by Thousands of Travel + Leisure Readers SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, today secured the coveted "Top Domestic Airline" ranking for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year in the annual Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards readers' survey. Now in their 19(th) year, the prestigious awards...

2014-07-02 08:22:07

Vueling becomes the latest carrier to join Sabre's global travel marketplace SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has agreed a new multi-year distribution agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world's largest airline groups, incorporating British Airways Iberia, Iberia Express and Vueling. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b...

2014-07-02 08:21:36

VANCOUVER, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - David H. Brett, CEO, Inovent Capital Inc. (TSX Venture - IVQ.P, "Inovent") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent ("LOI") with Canada Jetlines Ltd. ("Jetlines") pursuant to which the parties agree to negotiate the terms of a business combination transaction (the "Proposed Transaction"). Inovent is a capital pool company in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV"). Jetlines is a start-up airline aiming to...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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