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Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand extend allaince with New Flights

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Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand extend allaince with New Flights 
Mar 02, 2017:  Cathay Pacific will introduce its new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from december 2017, directly linking the two cities complementing the CAthay Pacific Airline’s existing service to Auckland.
Departing from Hong Kong on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, this non stop Flight will operate three times a week, using technologically advance Airbus A350 aircraft.
The new service will operate between Dec 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018 and will complement Cathay Pacific’s current seasonal double daily flights to Auckland as well as strategic partner Air New Zealand’s daily service between Hong Kong and Auckland.
The Cathay Pacific Airline has a joint venture with Air New Zealand and flies from its Hong Kong base to Auckland but has been under pressure to extend its operations to the southern city from airports and tourism groups.
Paul Loo, director at Cathay Pacific Airlines said, “The new Christchurch F…

Crossroads of the World' Aviation site maps, a guide to Newfoundland

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GANDER, N.L. The still intact tail and partial fuselage from the Belgian Airline is an eerie site around 35 kilometres southwest of Gander, N.L.The Sabena disaster of Sept. 18, 1946. The DC-4 Airplane was on its way to New York from Brussels when it tried to land in rain, wind and heavy cloud cover at the airport in Gander for refuelling.  18 people were still alive when rescuers reached them more than 36 hours after the accident, included one of the first uses of helicopters in such a mission. Seventeen of them survived.Small crosses still mark where 26 passengers and crew who died at the Crash scene were buried because thick woods made removing the bodies so difficult. The Sabena made international headlines as one of the most deadly Commercial Airline crashes of its day.  Gander's Airport was a vital staging ground to ferry thousands of Aircraft from North America to Britain during the Second World War and was among the largest in the world in 1940 .  In later years, it was a …