Region – Africa / Middle East

Emirates suspends flights to Peshawar

0 / June 25, 2014 08:35

Emirates Airlines has suspended flights to and from Peshawar effective from Wednesday June 25 because of the security situation in the Pakistani city, the carrier said. Flights are suspended until further notice and passengers will be rebooked on alternative Emirates […]

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UK aviation safety agency said Ethiopian Boeing 787 fire was caused by faulty wiring

0 / June 18, 2014 09:13

A fire that scorched the top of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London Heathrow airport last summer was likely caused by faulty wiring in an emergency rescue beacon that led to “an uncontrolled discharge” from a lithium-ion battery, […]

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Turkish Airlines finalized order for 15 additional Boeing 737-8 MAXs

0 / June 16, 2014 10:20

Turkish Airlines finalized on June 16 an order for 15 additional Boeing 737-8 MAXs, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices. The order follows the announcement in May 2013 when the Turkish flag carrier placed the largest Boeing order in […]

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Bagdad threatened by an al-Qaida inspired insurgency

0 / June 16, 2014 06:19

Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was bolstered and some staff members were being moved out of Iraq’s capital city as it was threatened by the advance of by an al-Qaida inspired insurgency, a State Department spokeswoman said Sunday […]

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Cathay cancels all flights to Karachi from Bangkok following a Taliban raid

/ June 11, 2014 09:06

Cathay Pacific has cancelled all flights to the Pakistani city of Karachi from Bangkok following a Taliban raid on the country’s busiest airport this week, as senior Pakistani officials debated how to tackle the escalating violence. International flights in and […]

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Emirates cancels its order of 70 A350 XWB aircraft

/ June 11, 2014 08:19

Airbus confirms that Emirates Airline has decided to cancel its order for 70 A350 XWB aircraft. Airbus said the cancellation followed a “fleet requirement review” as Emirates shifts towards the large A380 superjumbo, for which it is the biggest customer. […]

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Taliban insurgents stage second attack on a security academy at Karachi’s airport

/ June 10, 2014 08:06

Pakistan’s Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for an attack on a security academy at Karachi’s airport on Tuesday June 10, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taliban gunmen at the airport that killed more than 30 people. “We […]

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Iran Air will need at least 100 passenger jets once sanctions are lifted

/ June 9, 2014 12:31

Iran Air will need at least 100 passenger jets once sanctions against the country are lifted and will find it easier to do business with companies that co-operated during the current window for sanctions relief, the head of the airline […]

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Taliban gunmen attack Karachi airport in Pakistan and kill 27

/ June 9, 2014 07:37

Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday June 8 with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 18 people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. The Taliban […]

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Lockerbie airline bomber’s famly launches a bid to clear his name

Lockerbie airline bomber’s famly launches a bid to clear his name

/ June 6, 2014 16:37

Relatives of the late Libyan intelligence officer convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing have launched a bid to clear his name, a Scottish legal body said on Thursday June 5. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was the only person ever convicted […]

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Airbus provides insights into billionaire buying habits

Airbus provides insights into billionaire buying habits

/ June 3, 2014 16:57

With the number of billionaires in the Middle East forecast to grow from some 150 in 2007 to around 220 in 2017, it is more important than ever for those doing business with them to have a greater understanding of […]

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Emirates expresses interest in the Airbus A380 new engine option

/ June 2, 2014 08:52

Emirates said on Monday June 2 it hoped to achieve progress soon on its call to upgrade the Airbus A380 with new engines. Emirates has expressed interest in applying the lessons of other Airbus re-engining projects – the ‘neo’ or […]

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State Department told US citizens in Libya to leave immediately

/ May 27, 2014 17:54

The State Department on Tuesday May 27 told US citizens in Libya to leave the country immediately, warning that the security situation remained “unpredictable and unstable.” “The Department of State warns US citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends […]

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Business aircraft are popular again as many economies around the world improve

/ May 26, 2014 17:32

Business aircraft are taking to the skies again as many economies around the world improve, but a surplus of aircraft delivered just before the recession means the equivalent of 2,750 jets remain parked in hangars. An excess of aircraft is […]

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Britain and the United States warned of potential terrorist attacks in Kenya

/ May 14, 2014 18:08

Britain and the United States warned of potential terrorist attacks in Kenya and British citizens were urged to immediately leave the east African country’s port city of Mombasa following a series of attacks. The latest warnings, issued on Tuesday and […]

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US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS

/ May 13, 2014 18:04

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good condition in an Orlando hospital. The patient, 44, is a healthcare worker who lives […]

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Etihad unveis new three-room suites with a private butler service on its new Airbus A380s

/ May 5, 2014 09:26

Etihad Airways unveiled plans for passengers on its new Airbus A380s to fly in a three-room suite with a private butler on May 4, as it looks to woo high-end passengers from its biggest rival and Emirates. Dubbed ‘The Residence’, […]

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Etihad Airways announces the first destinations for its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787

Etihad Airways announces the first destinations for its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787

/ May 5, 2014 07:33

Etihad’s first Airbus A380 will operate commercially to London Heathrow from December 2014. A second A380 will operate on the same route from Q1 2015. By the end of 2015, Etihad Airways will have five of the type in operation, […]

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