Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chinese Airline Passengers Slap, Throw Food at Ground Staff Over Flight Delay

BEIJING — Police in southern China have detained three airline passengers after they were caught on video slapping, verbally abusing and throwing food at ground staff in anger over a delayed flight, state media reported Tuesday. Video of Monday’s incident …

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Qatar Airways talks to Boeing after more Airbus A320 problems

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Qatar Airways is speaking to Boeing to secure substitute aircraft after further problems were discovered with the Airbus A320neo, the airline’s chief executive said on Monday. The Gulf airline could walk away from between four and six aircraft orders that have …

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Air France takes delivery of 70th Boeing 777

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Air France and Boeing announced the delivery of the airlines’ 70th 777 aircraft. Air France CEO Frederic Gagey said, “The 777 range has been one of the pillars of Air France’s fleet growth” noting it was the launch customer for …

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Iberia Airlines Announces Johannesburg Route, Suspends Lagos, Accra and Istanbul Routes

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Iberia Airlines, Spanish flag carrier, has suspended its flights to Istanbul, a major city in Turkey, owing to low demand. Reputed as Spain’s largest airline, Iberia also plans to suspend flights to Nigeria from May 12, 2016 and Ghana from May 17, …

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Kenya Airways, Air Seychelles, Others Wins At World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala

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Zanzibar– Air Seychelles has taken the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. The red carpet event was hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, …

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Malaysia’s Shariah Compliant Rayani Air Suspended

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Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline has been suspended for three months after it failed to adhere to aviation regulations, a senior official said Monday, as the government announced a safety audit of the carrier. “Rayani Air has been suspended for three …

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Foreign Airlines Laments Over President Buhari’s FOREX Policies

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Many have always asked: why is it difficult or almost impossible for economic principles that work in other places to work or be applicable in Nigeria? Once prices of goods or services go up, they never come down. Market forces …

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Emirates Extends Online Check-In To 48hours Before Departure

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Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure. The …

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Waqf Airlines Plans Shariah-Compliant Flight Service To Mecca and Jeddah

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After Rayani Air, a new Malaysian airline boasting Shariah-compliance is hoping to take to the skies this November promising a premier service that caters to the religious needs of its Muslim passengers. While Rayani Air currently services domestic routes, Waqf …

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Ethiopian Airlines To Operate Preliminary A350 on Addis Ababa – Abuja Route

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Ethiopian Airlines in the week of 03APR16’s OAG Schedules Analyser update has filed preliminary Airbus A350-900XWB operation. Based on preliminary filing, the Star Alliance member plans to operate the A350 on Addis Ababa – Abuja route, from 01JUL16 to 29OCT16. …

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