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Cruise week kicks off EK/QF speculation rife
THE International Cruise Council QantasLink capacity boost EMIRATES president and
Australasia has achieved major THE reconfiguration of the The newly reconfigured planes chairman, Tim Clark, is understood
coverage for the inaugural National Boeing 717 jet fleet operated by will offer 125 of the new seats, in to be arriving in Sydney this Thu
Cruise Week, with the travel QantasLink (TD breaking news) a single class configuration and on EK412, with 06 Sep mooted as
sections of weekend papers filled will allow the carrier to expand will have an ergonomic design when a formal Qantas alliance is
with special ICCA cruise line offers. capacity on key routes, with an which maximises legroom. expected to be launched.
National Cruise Week (see p4) extra ten seats being added to all They also have an additional Interestingly, GDS displays show
takes place from today until 09 thirteen aircraft. seat pocket for the storage of that EK412 on that date won’t
Sep, and has seen a range of deals Currently, the B717s operate in personal electronic devices, an proceed to Auckland as per its
made available through ICCA partnership with National Jet adjustable headrest and a sliding normal operational schedule.
accredited travel agencies in the Systems on routes in Western tray table. A variety of reports speculate
lead up to this year’s wave season. Australia, the Northern Territory The upgraded 717s will have an that the QF code will be placed
A number of agency groups are and North Queensland. interior colour scheme “consistent on Emirates services to Dubai ex
capitalising on the move, with Qantas’ contemporary Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
including Flight Centre which is styling” according to the carrier. Adelaide and Perth as well as
running a series of Cruise Expos EY takes 10% of Virgin Qantas is continuing to invest in Christchurch and Auckland.
around the country, starting in ETIHAD overnight confirmed its older aircraft, with the B717 Other rumours suggest that
Perth last Sat, rolling onto Sydney that it had further increased its reconfiguration following the Qantas will withdraw its own
and Adelaide next weekend, with shareholding in Virgin Australia, recent announcement of new metal from Frankfurt in favour of
events to also be held in lifting the stake to 10% via on- interiors and IFE for 16 of its an EK codeshare, as well as
Melbourne (16 Sep) and Brisbane market trading in recent days. Boeing 767s (TD 21 Aug). possibly ceding some of its prime
(29-30 Sep) - cruiseexpo.net.au. The move means that Virgin arrival slots into LHR to Emirates.
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the “meeter-greeter, fareweller” lead to diminished international invest into new and refreshed specialist Zegrahm Expeditions
market, with the launch of a $20 visitor arrival numbers was a products in their businesses. will operate a Faces of Melanesia
three hour parking offer at the major worry highlighted by the Nearly 60% were worried about voyage ex Brisbane next year,
international terminal. 2012 TTF Mastercard Tourism the PMC, with many believing this with the itinerary launched today
The deal, available until 30 Nov, Industry Sentiment Survey which will impact arrivals from New by The Small Ship Adventure Co
also includes two free cups of was released overnight. Zealand, China, Japan and the US. as part of National Cruise Week.
coffee, a copy of the Daily The survey yielded mixed TTF chief John Lee said the The 15-day voyage will travel to
Telegraph and a $10 duty free outcomes, with the potential for survey highlighted some major Papua New Guinea, Solomon
shopping voucher. renewed growth in domestic issues for the industry. Islands and Vanuatu aboard the
The airport has just added 2300 travel potentially being offset by “All these elements combine to 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey,
new international terminal car declining international arrivals reduce the competitiveness of departing BNE on 23 Mar 2013
park spaces, and other new due to imposts such as the Australia as a tourism destination, and taking in rarely visited
options include a wide range of Passenger Movement Charge, which is of particular concern to cultural and scenic experiences
online offers for pre-bookers. leading to poorer international leisure-dependent regions which across the region.
These include a domestic competitiveness. are trying to compete with low- Prices start at US$11,480 per
Weekender deal where travellers The high Australian dollar cost Asia-Pacific rivals,” Lee said. person twin share, and includes a
can leave their vehicle for two remained the top concern for the pre-voyage hotel night in
weekend nights for $69. industry, albeit down 11% in terms Brisbane, all meals, a world class
“Last year we had more than of the number of respondents Greyhound Virgin deal lecture program, insurance, group
35.6 million passengers through labelling it their biggest worry. GREYHOUND Australia today transfers and a dedicated air
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doing a lot of work to increase space, and shortages in unskilled North Queensland tourism. The Small Ship Adventure Co
choice and value in our parking labour as of primary concern, The deal will see Greyhound md Kylee Kay said the firm is
offers and food outlets”. followed close behind by customers offered exclusive flight “very excited to represent and
During the first three weeks of inadequate hotel room supplies. deals to Cairns, with Greyhound market Zegrahm Expeditions to
the promotion, free photo booths Making the biggest jump up the ceo Neil Taylor saying it aimed to travellers who are looking to
have been installed at T1 so list of impediments for the “entice travellers into Cairns to explore Oceania’s most exotic and
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Bunnik wins BRW service gong MSC $1 super sale fare
MSC Cruises has released a $1 Window
A CONSISTENT dedication to clients returned safely. fare offer, plus port charges, for
customer service - including “As a family owned and operated the second passenger as part of
coordinating the evacuation of company, our clients are like family National Cruise Week. MUCH debate and of course
tour groups from Cairo during the and we felt it essential to have a The deal applies to five sailings individual tastes go into talk
2011 Egypt revolution - has seen senior manager on the ground to aboard five different ships, sailing about the perfect ingredients on
Bunnik Tours take out top honours not only reassure our clients but from Venice and Genoa on a burger, but an upcoming New
in this year’s Business Review also to help with the changes to various dates in Oct/Nov this year. York State Beef Industry
Weekly Private Business Awards. their itineraries,” he said. For details or to make a booking competition has received an
The five award categories And since the revolution, Bunnik phone 1300 028 502. entry from an entrant submitting
formally recognise outstanding has been working to restore their unique topping - ice-cream.
achievements of private firms and confidence in the Egyptian travel
their contribution to the market, with company owners
New Solomons bilateral Perry’s Ice-Cream team
MINISTER for Foreign Affairs, members have created what they
Australian economy, with Bunnik Dennis, Sacha and Marion Bunnik believe to be a winning entry,
honoured as the Excellence in Bob Carr, has signed a new five
curently in Cairo for meetings resting tomatoes, pickles, onions,
Customer Service winner. year air service agreement with
about the coming high season. tomato sauce and the creamy
Before the revolution, Egypt the Solomon Islands, which will
The BRW report interestingly dessert resting atop a thick patty
accounted for about 40% of see a significant capacity increase
revealed details of Bunnik’s of award-winning NY bovine.
Bunnik’s business, and when the on the Brisbane-Honiara route.
turnover, which has fallen 22% to Should this be worth trying for
uprising escalated md Dennis Under the deal, the current 820
$17.9 million this year, down yourself, the recipe can be
Bunnik flew to Cairo to ensure all weekly seats available for
from $23m in 2010/11. found at www.bit.ly/icburgers.
Solomon Airlines will increase to
But a “dramatic increase in
1200, with Solomons PM Gordon EVER heard of a city tour where
business” is expected once Egypt
AA back up & running Darcy Lilo urging the carrier to the view gets progressively
stabilises, and in the meantime
“work hard to capture this growth more blurry the longer you ride?
TRAVEL industry recruitment Bunnik is seeing strong growth in
in the market,” according to the Germany’s “Bier Bike” concept
firm’s AA Appointments’ website demand for tours to South
Solomon Star newspaper. is facing fresh criticism from
is www.aaappointments.com. America, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
local politicians, who want to
MasterCard eNett deal shut it down purely from a
TRAVEL industry payments safety (or lack thereof) aspect.
system eNett International has Munich and Dusseldorf have
signed a partnership with both banned the contraption,
MasterCard Worldwide, under essentially a rolling pub, which
AIRLINE BSP / FINANCE CLERK
which Mastercard will be the can seat up to 16 people and
Sydney South Location exclusive payment partner for all includes a CD player, a 360° bar
eNett Virtual Account Numbers counter, large roof, stein glasses
Virgin Atlantic Airways is looking for a dynamic BSP /
Finance Clerk to join our exciting Finance team in Sydney. (VANs) generated in Europe. and of course, a beer supply.
VANs are dynamically created Berlin still offers the trolley (as
This Full time position is predominately responsible for
processing refunds, handling BSP and processing Accounts credit card numbers which can be snapped by a TD correspondent
Payable. used on a short-term basis to in Berlin recently below) despite
Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role; use of airline
finalise payments before they it being slow and hard to steer.
GDS models, RPA, Oracle Financial, Bank Settlement Plan become inactive.
experience, PALMS knowledge and International airfares & eNett ceo Anthony Hunes said
Pricing knowledge is essential. VANs had been gaining strong
traction in the European market
Expressions of interest should be put forward by COB Friday “and this partnership further
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Contiki rock incentive Aussie agents on the green
CONTIKI is reminding agents to
enter its wildly popular annual
incentive, Rock Around the World
which next year will see twenty
Monday 3rd Sep 2012 consultants from the top 20
Contiki-selling agencies across the
QH Hong Kong push country enjoy a VIP trip to one of
QANTAS Holidays will support the world’s hottest international
the upcoming annual Hong Kong music events.
Wine & Food Month by offering Details of the destination are
10,000 bonus Qantas Frequent still under wraps, but previous
Flyer points with every eligible winners have experienced the V
Oct/Nov Hong Kong booking. Festival in the UK, U2 and Snow
The gastronomic extravaganza Patrol in Toronto and the Rolling
will see a range of promotions Stones in Istanbul.
and carnivals take place from 01 See www.contiki.com/agents.
Nov - see qhv.com.au/agents.
MEANWHILE, the Hong Kong
Tourism Board is this week
Abu Dhabi says fore
promoting the Hong Kong Wine & THE organisers of next Jan’s Abu
Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship ABOVE: This group of top- Castle, watched a Hurling match,
Food Month with a special daily selling Travelscene American and toured the newly opened
competition - see p6 to enter. have released a series of visitor
packages including event tickets Express agents from Vic, Qld and Etihad Skyline, a new attraction
and playing opportunities - see NSW were whisked off to the offering a panoramic view over
Supplier picturesque vistas of Ireland’s the city of Dublin.
Updates East Coast recently to take in Pictured above, the group
some of the region’s sights. consisted of Gillian Kelly, Tourism
WELCOME to Supplier Traders Brisbane gm The trip, supported by Etihad Ireland; Georgina Davies, Etihad
Updates, Travel Daily’s new SHANGRI-LA Hotels & Resorts Airways, featured highlights such Airways; Katrina Roberts,
regular feature. has named Bruno Cristol as the as visiting Ireland’s National Stud, Richmond Travel Centre; Jessica
Agents can now access the general manager of the Traders in which the agents got up close Tymensen, Travelscene Pakenham;
latest special deals and Hotel Brisbane which was and personal with Vintage Crop, Tonia Cleland, Travelscene Mt
rebranded from its former the winning horse of the 1993 Eliza; Casey Anderson, Travelscene
promotions being offered
Holiday Inn identity on 07 Aug. Melbourne Cup. Echuca; Liane Plant, Travel Crew;
by suppliers, simply by Cristol has worked with Shangri- Agents also took a guided tour Megan Shepherd, Travelscene
CLICKING HERE. La for more than ten years, of the Japanese Gardens and the Logan; Christine Matthews, New
Supplier enquiries for notices: including roles in Sydney, Cairns Wild Irish St Fiachra’s Gardens, England Travel Centre and
email@example.com and most recently in Penang. along with a visit to Kilkenny Vivienne Reid from Status Travel.
Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month.
Best Place. Best Taste. 1 – 30 Nov 2012
Kick off this epicurean feast with the 4 day Hong Kong Wine
& Dine Festival showcasing the best in wine, cuisine, live
music and entertainment. Throughout the month enjoy
food and drink promotions, wine appreciation classes,
themed tours and cooking classes.
Sample the flavour of Asia’s world city, where a
new culinary experience lies around every corner.
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Agents get on board with NCW Lisa’s on the pulse
CONGRATS to Lisa Betts from
Pulse Travel in Brisbane, who was
last Fri’s winner in TD’s Travel
Trade Recruitment competition,
taking home an iPod Shuffle. Monday 3rd Sep 2012
Int’l departures up nearly 10%
NEARLY 2.4 million passengers in capacity from newly launched
departed Australian shores on carriers such as Scoot, new
international flights in Jun 2012, AirAsiaX flights into Sydney, and
according to the latest statistics increased services or larger planes
from the Bureau of Infrastructure, operated by Singapore Airlines,
Transport and Regional Economics. Emirates & China Southern Airlines.
ABOVE: Sydney travel agency Compared to the same month Airlines operated a total of
Cruisescene, part of Donna
Wolgan gets arty last year, the result is a 9.5% 12,475 flights out of Australia
Barlow Travel, is one of hundreds EMIRATES Wolgan Valley Resort increase to the 2.1 million across the month, an increase of
of agencies across the country & Spa has announced the launch recorded as departing in Jun 2011. 6.1% year-on-year.
promoting the International of its inaugural Artist-in- Across 52 international airlines Results for the end of the
Cruise Council Australasia’s Residence Program which will operating scheduled flights into financial year concluded 4.8%
inaugural National Cruise Week. feature local and internationally and out of Australia, the figures higher, with total passengers
Cruisescene is inviting clients to experienced landscape painter continue a growth pattern which movements of 28,880 to the end
join them, along with a “non- Georgia Mansour. has not seen a decline in numbers of Jun, compared to 27,549 at the
cruising friend” to check out the Intimate art classes aimed at stretching back to Mar 2009. same period last year.
deals on offer at a special Expo to “beginners and improvers” will be The result is especially impressive
be held next Sat. offered, with up to three sessions when considered against increases
ICCA gm Brett Jardine said there of instruction on watercolour Ski season extended
had been a great response from techniques. Ibis selects its threads MASSIVE snowfalls in the
agents, and “we’re really looking The program costs $300 per ACCOR has chosen designs from Australian Alps in recent weeks
forward to seeing how all the person (plus accommodation) two NSW fashion students as its have led to an extension of the
activity translates into sales”. and includes outdoor sketching new uniform styles for staff at its ski season, with NSW’s Perisher
Pictured above from left are the sessions, art materials and an three Ibis hotel brands, Ibis Valley saying it will now stay open
Cruisescene North Ryde team: artist’s pack including a course Budget, Ibis and Ibis Styles. until 05 Oct.
Yvette Bortolussi, Tara de syllabus. The students will work with the The resort says conditions are
Andrade, Stephanie O’Keil, Donna It will be offered on weekends hotel group to gradually roll-out the best since 2000, with the
Meads-Barlow, Kimberly Neville, through Nov to all guests; more the designs - see them at extension taking the opening to
Marc Randall, and Carla Chidiac. info on 02 9290 9733. facebook.com/traveldaily. the end of the NSW school hols.
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Victoria tourism week Tok Tok’s big farewell feast
DEMONSTRATIONS on the
social and economic benefits that
tourism brings to the state of
Victoria will be on show this week
Monday 3rd Sep 2012 as the state marks its official
Victoria Tourism Week.
Running until 08 Sep, the week
HONG KONG RIDDLE
will feature a range of events
toasting to the industry, including
This week TD is giving one lucky the launch of the first official
reader the chance to win a Melbourne visitors iPhone app.
different Hong Kong themed prize Across the state, tourism helps
every day, courtesy of the Hong
in generating $15.9bn in revenue
Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
annually and provide for more
To celebrate Hong Kong Wine &
Dine Month, HKTB will be sharing a than 200,000 jobs.
daily dining riddle. Today, the 1st Destination Melbourne ceo
person to enter & answer correctly Chris Buckingham said “We
wins a bottle of wine from Hong
Kong’s award winning winery “8th
encourage all Victorians to use
Estate”. this week to connect, identify
TOK Tok ended with a bang on prices in the South Pacific” Kalpoi
opportunities and celebrate the
Friday night with a huge fireworks added, to which delegates agreed.
unique and rewarding attributes
display lighting up Port Vila. As the final day got underway,
of the visitor industry”.
The 68 buyers and 110 sellers Tok Tok attendees had a busy
A special “Amazing Race” event
were farewelled at a gala dinner morning doing site inspections of
will also be run by VTIC, with
and seated outdoors by a sparkling various properties in Port Vila,
industry participants exploring
blue lagoon at the Holiday Inn. then enjoying the diverse range
Melbourne with limited clues.
CLUE: Known as the party An incredible evening of wining of activities such as parasailing
district of Hong Kong, and dining followed with native and kayaking.
restaurants bars and clubs TG cancels USM route dancing, and attendees tucking The 68 buyers were taken to
are plentiful in THAI Airways has curiously into a huge Melanesian feast that eight restaurants to sample
L______ K______ F______ closed reservations on services French & traditional Melanesian
had been baked underground all
Email your answer to between Bangkok and Koh Samui day, called a Bunia. delicacies that can be found at
HKcomp@traveldaily.com.au from 16 Jan next year. over 40 different dining venues in
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and it is currently unclear “This has been a great event - in close to each other,” Alan Kalfabun,
whether TG is set to pull out of the past week, buyers have seen Marketing Manager for the
this route, or move the route to first hand what we have to offer Vanuatu Tourism Office, told TD.
its low-cost offshoot Thai Smile. in Vila, Santo & Tanna, and they “Nothing is more than 5 to 10
can go home confident in selling minutes away and getting around
our diverse range of product,” is cheap,” he added.
Linda Kalpoi, General Manager of “But, we have to keep the
the Vanuatu Tourism Office, said. momentum going - we have to
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about on our beautiful beaches at Beeken, Vanuatu Escapes with
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QUAMBY Estate in Tasmania Brochures of the Week
has announced Launceston’s “first
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NZ campervan brands to merge Topdeck - 2013 Europe Pre-Release brochure
NEW Zealand campervan already has the scale to market Discounts of up to 15% are on offer for the second
operator Tourism Holdings New Zealand tourism and New consecutive year with Topdeck, who has released its
Limited has announced a Zealand campervan vacations to a teaser brochure for its Europe program. Tours ranging
NZ$69.5m merger with rivals KEA broad international audience and in size from the 8-day Split to Split to the mammoth
Campers and United Campervans. therefore the best placed to make 49-day Mega European adventure are featured, with
THL already owns the KEA brand the most of the additional brands”. generous earlybird discounts available for those keen
in Australia, with chairman Keith to lock it in now. The full program will be released in
The combined revenue of the
Sep, with the pre-release brochure able to be downloaded at
Smith saying today’s deal is group will amount to NZ$95m
“logical, strategic and the best with 2500 vehicles - but a review
response to the challenging of the deal has estimated annual Silversea 2013 Voyage Atlas
realities of the current New savings of NZ$4.4 million plus So much is there to choose from in the
Zealand market”. $30.5 million in reduced capital 2013 collection of Silversea voyages -
The deal will see THL refinance expenditure over two years. more than 200 sailings visiting 450
$50.9 million in KEA and United Because the deal represents destinations - that it had to be spread
debt, as well as the issue of 12 more than 50% of THL’s current across two brochures. As well as the
million THL shares and $3.2m in market capitalisation, it’s subject familiar Voyage Atlas featuring Silver
cash, with a deferred performance to the approval of a majority of Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow and
based payment of up to $8m. Silver Whisper, the separate Expeditions program highlights Silver
shareholders, with a special
Expeditions programs across the globe.
“THL is the industry player that meeting to be held in Oct.
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Participate in the development & maintenance of products surpassed the $3 million mark in
A merger would see AA/US
Achieve revenue & sales targets set annually, with full P&L donations given to more than 40
become about as big as UA/CO.
accountability good causes in 20 countries.
The successful applicant will have a strong track record in similar
The announcement coincides
senior management roles within the tourism and/or transport with the organisation reaching its Iced tour from C&K
industry preferably in a sales or business operations environment. tenth anniversary.
COX & KINGS has introduced a
Proven ability to drive sustainable business growth and develop a
team of high performers is essential. Demonstrated success in small group tour to China, taking
marketing and digital/social media. HYD not smiling yet in the world-famous Harbin ice
THAI Airways low-cost offshoot and snow carving festival.
For more information please call our HR Director on 02-9028 5026 Thai Smile has postponed its The festival is due to take place
and to apply, log onto our recruitment website:
intended services from Bangkok in the city, approx 1200kms
to Hyderabad in India until 29 northeast of Beijing, in Jan 2013,
Oct, according to GDS displays. with the 10-night Cox & Kings
The four times weekly services itinerary starting from Beijing on
were previously due to launch 19 Jan, finishing in Shanghai and
from 16 Sep. priced from $3335ppts.
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EK to lift Mauritius
EMIRATES is set to boost its
Mauritius capacity, with the current
11 weekly flights to be boosted to
12 effective 28 Oct and then
Monday 3rd Sep 2012 going double daily from 28 Nov.
C&K’s sensory taste of India
INDIA hosted what it described
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number of key MICE and leisure
CONGRATULATIONS agents to an array of cocktails and
Claire Dean canapés and showcasing a range
from Qantas of the subcontinent’s charms.
The event was held in
Claire is the top point scorer
conjunction with Cox & Kings, Taj
for Round 23 of Travel Daily’s Hotels, Resorts and Palaces and
AFL industry footy tipping DMS Destination Marketing and
competition, and has won featured a swathe of colour,
energy, flavour and Indian culture. Travel Daily
two Gold Class movie tickets, Inspiring new ways First with the news
Bollywood Sensations Dancers,
courtesy of Travel Daily. Indian food demonstrations and
an appearance by Masterchef New Cirque nightclub
Kumar Mahadevan, whose feast
PAL to build airport
PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) has LAS Vegas is set to boast yet
of culinary creations brought
announced plans to build its own another Cirque du Soleil
flavours to life for the attendees.
airport, with the facility expected attraction, with media reports
Pictured above at the event,
to be the biggest in the that the Mandalay Bay casino will
from left, is Leila Fiedler, DMS
Philippines, with two parallel feature a Cirque-themed
Destination Marketing; Khaver Ali
Major Prize Sponsors Khan, Cox & Kings Ltd; Rajat Gera, runways and four times the nightclub from Feb next year.
1st Prize: 4-night holiday to Cox & Kings Ltd; Marissa capacity of the current Nino
Dubai, courtesy of Emirates and Aquino International in Manila.
Fernandez, DMS Destination
Marketing and Thushara PAL president Raymond Ang 1966 crash found
Liyanarachchi from Taj Hotels said the new airport would be DEBRIS from an Air India flight
Resorts and Palaces. located between Manila and which crashed in the French Alps
Clark, and would be exclusive to more than 45 years ago has been
the carrier and its low-cost located by hikers on Mont Blanc.
LAN now dreaming offshoot PAL Express. According to AAP, tourists
2nd Prize: 5-night holiday to LAN Airlines has received the The new infrastructure plans walking the Bossons glacier found
Vanuatu, courtesy of Air Vanuatu first of 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliner follow last week’s multi-billion- pieces of the cabin, a plane wheel
& Iririki Island Resort & Spa aircraft, becoming the first South dollar Airbus deal (TD Wed) under and a bag of diplomatic mail.
American airline to take delivery. which Philippine Airlines is set to The AI 707 crashed on 24 Jan
LAN will be the fourth 787 more than double its fleet by 1966, killing all 106 passengers
operator globally (TD 27 Aug). acquiring up to 50 aircraft. and 11 crew on board.
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