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“Russian Helicopters” to present a record number of rotorcraft at Dubai Airshow 2021

"Russian Helicopters" to present a record number of rotorcraft at Dubai Airshow 2021

At the Dubai Airshow 2021, “Russian Helicopters” Holding Company will for the first time demonstrate six full-scale samples of Russian rotorcraft, which to be presented on static display and in flight program of the airshow. Guests and participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the light multipurpose helicopters Ka-226T Climber and Ansat, attack helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28NE, as well as multipurpose heavy Mi-171A2.

One of the main novelties of the Dubai Airshow 2021 will be the international premiere of the Mi-28NE attack helicopter. Never has this “Night Hunter” modification been demonstrated at foreign exhibitions. Another modern Russian attack helicopter Ka-52, which takes part in the Dubai Airshow for the first-time, will pair with it. At the exhibition, Mi-28NE and Ka-52 will demonstrate a rich flight program with elements of complex aerobatics used in real air combat maneuvers. These new generation combat machines are designed to destroy tanks, armored and unarmored vehicles, manpower and enemy helicopters in all weather conditions at any time of the day.

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Dubai Airshow 2021 will present another debutant – the modernized light helicopter Ka-226T Climber, which is also demonstrated abroad for the first time. This year it premiered at the MAKS-2021 air show in Moscow. The upgraded Ka-226T, in comparison with the previous models, has improved flight and technical characteristics. Flight speed has been increased, unloaded weight reduced, and the range of operation increased. The Ka-226T Climber is distinguished by its low vibration level, ease and simplicity of operation, ability to take off and land on sites of minimum dimensions and high hover accuracy even when operating with a load on the external suspension. One of the Ka-226T Climber key features is its adaptability for high altitude flights.

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Lunar and SAS partner to launch Scandinavia’s first debit card with EuroBonus points

Lunar and SAS partner to launch Scandinavia's first debit card with EuroBonus points

SAS and Lunar, two Scandinavian corporations, have forged a new alliance. Today, they are introducing the first debit card in Scandinavia that lets you earn EuroBonus points.

Users earn EuroBonus points on everyday purchases

On everyday transactions made without using credit, such as grocery store trips, morning coffee, and summertime activities. In this new collaboration, two recognisable Scandinavian businesses combine digital innovation with a strong Scandinavian tradition.

Scandinavians now have access to the first debit card in the country, where users can earn EuroBonus points on everyday purchases, thanks to the combination of Lunar’s cutting-edge and user-friendly banking app and SAS’ well-liked EuroBonus programme.

The new debit card is available to all EuroBonus members as well as Lunar users in Scandinavia. If you are not a EuroBonus member you can easily sign up via to unlock a world of benefits and gain access to everything from SAS flights to hotel stays, upgrades and different quality products in the SAS EuroBonus shop. If you are not a Lunar user, you can sign up within minutes through the Lunar app – perhaps while waiting to board your next flight.

New Lunar users receive up to 6,000 welcome points.

The debit card is available both as a physical and a digital card, allowing users to use it whenever and wherever it suits them best. For every 100 DKK spent on the debit card, users earn 8 EuroBonus points. New Lunar users receive 3,000 welcome points, and the first 10,000 users get 6,000 points.

The card can be ordered via Lunar’s banking app from June 18, 2024.

About Lunar

Lunar is a digital challenger bank that makes it easy for businesses and individuals to manage their finances by building the best Nordic everyday bank. Founded in Aarhus, Lunar today employs 450 people across the Nordics. In 2019, Lunar received a banking license and is now one of the few banks with a Nordic banking platform. Lunar currently has over 900,000 private and business customers in the Nordics.

About SAS

SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the driving force in sustainable aviation and in the transition toward net zero emissions. We are continuously reducing our carbon emissions through using more sustainable aviation fuel, investing in new fuel-efficient aircraft and technology innovation together with partners – thereby contributing towards the industry target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services.

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Akasa Air Launches QuietFlights: Enhancing Peaceful Travel

Akasa Air Launches QuietFlights: Enhancing Peaceful Travel

Akasa Air, India’s rapidly growing commercial airline that, has introduced a novel initiative called “QuietFlights” for its passengers.

This unique concept is specifically designed for travelers flying during the early morning and late-night hours, enhancing their inflight experience with added tranquility and comfort.

In a recent press release, Akasa Air announced that flights operating between 10 PM and 6 AM will minimize in-flight announcements to essential safety messages only.

In addition, the airline will adjust cabin lighting to foster a peaceful and calming atmosphere. This initiative underscores Akasa Air’s commitment to offering a restful and comfortable journey for passengers on flights during these hours.

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer of Akasa Air, highlighted the airline’s dedication to ensuring privacy and peace of mind for its passengers.

He stated that the launch of QuietFlights reaffirms their mission to deliver exceptional experiences, emphasizing a “comfortable, relaxed, and peaceful cabin experience.”

Coutinho elaborated that in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, QuietFlights are thoughtfully designed to help passengers unwind, with reduced announcements and ambient lighting creating a serene inflight environment.

Akasa Air’s network connects 22 domestic destinations and three international destinations, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Doha (Qatar), Jeddah, and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

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IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) and IndiGo have announced a new codeshare partnership set to benefit customers with increased travel options between Japan and India.

This collaboration will initially enhance JAL’s connectivity into India, while later phases will provide IndiGo customers with more options on JAL’s extensive domestic and international network.

IndiGo, which commands over 60% of the Indian market, will begin codesharing on domestic routes that connect with JAL flights to and from Delhi and Bengaluru. Currently, JAL operates daily flights between Tokyo Haneda and Delhi, and thrice-weekly flights between Tokyo Narita and Bengaluru, meeting the travel demand between the two nations.

Through this partnership with IndiGo, Japan Airlines will extend its reach across India, tapping into IndiGo’s expansive domestic network. This will cover major cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kochi, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Pune, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Goa, providing seamless connectivity for travelers.

IndiGo, renowned for its high-quality service and punctuality, will enable JAL to offer exceptional service to even more travelers. As part of this evolving partnership, the airlines aim to expand codesharing to include JAL-operated flights in the future.

The codeshare agreement is slated to commence in the winter 2024 schedule. JAL’s flights between Tokyo and India (Haneda-Delhi, Narita-Bengaluru) will connect with IndiGo’s domestic services to 14 destinations across India. Additional details regarding the specific routes will be announced in due course, pending government approval.

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