Region – Africa / Middle East

Aviation officials in Pakistan, India and Central Asia said they knew nothing about Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

0 / March 17, 2014 13:10

Aviation officials in Pakistan, India and Central Asia as well as Taliban militants said they knew nothing about the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after the search extended into their territory. Malaysia said it had sent diplomatic notes to […]

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Central Asian countries said no unidentified planes had crossed their air space on March 8

Central Asian countries said no unidentified planes had crossed their air space on March 8

0 / March 17, 2014 12:59

Central Asian countries Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan said on Monday Mar. 17 no unidentified planes had crossed their air space on Mar. 8, making it unlikely that the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER jet could have been diverted along a northern […]

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Lebanon’s ski resorts are muddy and completely empty

0 / March 12, 2014 11:17

The mountains north of Beirut, usually a snowy winter playground for skiers and other tourists vital for Lebanon’s services-based economy, are brown, muddy and completely empty this season. Hotel rooms lie vacant and winter sports rental shops are idle, with […]

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British Airways and Kenya Airways resumed flights to and from Sierra Leone

British Airways and Kenya Airways resumed flights to and from Sierra Leone

0 / March 11, 2014 09:11

British Airways and Kenya Airways said on Tuesday Mar. 11 they have resumed flights to and from Sierra Leone after its main airport replaced its broken fire truck, reports Reuters. The two biggest carriers to the West African country suspended […]

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Ukraine’s Crimea has closed its airspace to commercial flights

0 / March 11, 2014 08:08

Ukraine’s Crimea has closed its airspace to commercial flights, five days ahead of a referendum called by its pro-Russia authorities on whether to join the Black Sea region to Russia, reported Reuters. A Ukrainian airline plane was turned back on […]

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Airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone due to airport safety leaving passengers stranded

0 / March 10, 2014 08:53

International airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone after the ICAO discovered that the only functioning fire engine at its main airport had broken down, an airport official and airline staff said on Sunday Mar. 9. The International […]

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Gulf carriers defend their policies on pregnancy and marriage for female cabin crew

/ March 8, 2014 09:47

Qatar Airways and Emirates have defended their policies on pregnancy and marriage for cabin crew after the Qatar carrier came under fire over its working conditions. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is running a campaign against Qatar Airways over […]

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Iraqi minister’s son misses flight and forces aircraft back

/ March 7, 2014 09:47

A Middle East Airlines plane flying from Lebanon to Iraq on Thursday Mar. 6 turned back after the Iraqi transport minister’s son missed the flight and phoned Baghdad to stop the aircraft from landing, the airline said. Marwan Salha, acting […]

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Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 in June 2014 and will offer wireless Internet

/ March 6, 2014 09:21

Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first three Airbus A380 aircraft in June 2014 and inaugurate its superjumbo services with a daily flight to London. The airline unveiled that its A380 service will include wireless Internet and it will be […]

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Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

/ March 5, 2014 18:24

As a bustling city that blurs the boundaries between modern metropolis and historic culture, Marrakech boasts an exceptional wealth of culinary delights, to out-do even the most discerning of palates. From traditional Morrocan cuisine refined with modern style, to cosmopolitan […]

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Key trends for luxury travel in 2014

Key trends for luxury travel in 2014

/ March 3, 2014 18:01

Here we predict the key trends for luxury travel in 2014, and have carefully hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of the growing trends for this year – namely, those of […]

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Royal Jordanian will suspend flights to Alexandria, Colombo and Milan

/ March 3, 2014 14:57

Royal Jordanian decided to suspend running flights to a number of cities on the route network. These routes proved to be infeasible as the number of passengers from/to these destinations has declined. The airline will suspend operations to Alexandria starting […]

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Ukrainian airspace over the Crimea region is closed after its airport was taken over by by Russian armed forces

/ February 28, 2014 18:31

Ukraine’s interior minister Arsen Avakov said on Friday Feb. 28 Russian forces had taken control of two airports in the Crimea region and condemned them as an armed invasion and occupation and that airspace over the Crimea region has been […]

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The most hated cities in the world

The most hated cities in the world

/ February 27, 2014 12:39

The word “hate” can be too harsh, but many seasoned travelers have completely sworn off the destinations in this list.  Blogger Marco Sagese’s list of the 10 most hated cities in the world by travelers: 1. Paris, France Ah, the […]

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Turkish Airlines is looking to order the Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8

/ February 27, 2014 11:24

Turkish Airlines is continuing feasibility work on acquiring either the Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 and possibly the 777X, chairman Hamdi Topcu said. Turkish Airlines, Europe’s fourth-biggest airline, is also continuing talks with Lufthansa on whether the two companies […]

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Germany’s Foreign Office advises against travel to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt

/ February 27, 2014 08:45

German tour operators started bringing clients back from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea resort on Thursday Feb. 27 after Germany’s Foreign Office advised against travel to the entire Sinai peninsula. The German Foreign Office had on Wednesday recommended that its […]

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US Homeland Security Committee questions Secretary Johnson over Abu-Dhabi pre-clearance

/ February 27, 2014 07:51

Members of the US Homeland Security Committee questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday Feb. 26 over pre-clearance that allows passengers arriving from Abu Dhabi to bypass domestic screening when they land in the United States. Democratic and Republican […]

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Qatar Airways wants partnerships with other airlines of the OneWorld global alliance

Qatar Airways wants partnerships with other airlines of the OneWorld global alliance

/ February 26, 2014 10:30

Qatar Airways is open to revenue-sharing partnerships with other airlines that are part of its OneWorld global airline alliance, including British Airways, the chief executive of the Gulf carrier said on Tuesday Feb. 25. Akbar Al Baker said Qatar Airways was […]

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