Monthly Archives: July 2015

Passenger seated beside overweight man sues Etihad over back injury

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Etihad Airways said Friday it will continue to fight a lawsuit from a passenger who says he was left with back pain after being seated next to an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates to …

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flydubai Adds Asmara To List of African Destinations

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Flydubai has announced direct flights to Eritrea from this October adding latest destination to its African flight network. Operating four times a week, Asmara will be the second African destination after Hargeisa, which began in June. Commenting on the launch, …

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Beijing Wins Bid To Host Winter Olympics in 2022

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Beijing has been selected to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 – becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter games. The Chinese capital was selected ahead of a rival bid from Kazakhstan’s Almaty. Beijing and Almaty …

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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution To Investigate MH17 Crash

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Russian officials at the United Nations have vetoed a draft resolution to set up a tribunal to investigate the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster. The plane came down over Ukraine in July 2014 and is widely believed to have been hit …

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Dubai Airports opens new family area at Dubai Intn’l Airport

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Dubai Airports announced the opening of a new family and children area at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 at Concourse B.   The new family facility features a children’s area complete with creative play equipment, television screens featuring children’s programming, …

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Kuwait Airways Pilot In Trouble After Inviting Porn Star Into Cockpit

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An airline captain who calls himself the ‘naughty pilot’ invited a glamour model into his cockpit to let her play with the plane’s controls, it’s been claimed. The pilot is also said to have ordered Chloe Mafia champagne, told her …

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KLM Unveils Plans For Its Boeing 787-9 Fleet Equipped With In-Flight WiFi

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Dutch carrier, KLM has unveiled plans for its Boeing 787-9 fleet, with the carrier to take delivery of its first 787-9 in Oct-2015. Each aircraft will be equipped with in-flight WiFi, with each full-flat seat in business class to have …

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United Airlines Launches $US3B Buyback As It Reports Record Quarterly Profit

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United Airlines has reported second-quarter 2015 net income of $1.3 billion, or $3.31 per diluted share, excluding $67 million of special items. Including special items, UAL reported second-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, or $3.14 per diluted share. The results …

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Private Aircraft Crashed Into Homes In Tokyo Suburb

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Three people were killed and five others injured when a small private aircraft crashed into homes in the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday, police said. Aerial images showed a scene of devastation after a fire ripped through adjacent …

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Paul Simmons Appointed As Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer

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Malaysia Airlines yesterday officially announced the appointment of Paul Simmons as Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Commercial Officer.  Paul is expected to commence his new role by the 1st December 2015. Announcing the appointment, MAS’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said “On …

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