Monthly Archives: May 2016

Lufthansa Suspends Caracas Flight Operations Over Unstable Venezuelan Economy

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German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela. Lufthansa spokesman Andreas Bartels said Sunday that the company is suspending its three weekly Frankfurt-Caracas flights “until further notice” from June 17. …

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British Airways Set To Join Iberia and United Airlines In Exiting Nigeria Due To Economy Crunch

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British Airways is evaluating its routes to Nigeria, adding to aviation industry pressure on the Federal Government as sister carrier, Iberia, and United States competitor, United Airlines, halt flights to the country as traffic stutters and currency controls delay access …

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United Airlines Halts Houston – Lagos Flight Service From June 30th

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United Airlines will stop flying to Nigeria next month, ending the carrier’s only route to Africa because of weakness in the energy sector and difficulties in collecting money from tickets sold in that country. The daily route from Houston to …

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EgyptAir Flight804 With 66 Onboard Goes Missing

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An EgyptAir flight en route to Cairo from Paris disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea about 174 miles from the Egyptian coast, shortly after entering Egyptian airpsace, the airline said Wednesday night. According to the airline, 56 passengers, 3 …

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Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The CEO’ To Premiere 1st June 35,000 feet In The Air On Air France

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Prolific actor, director and producer, Kunle Afolayan’s much anticipated movie, ‘The CEO’ will premiere on Air France’s AF149 Lagos – Paris flight on 1st June 2016. The multi-award winning producer while addressing the press, fans, friends and sponsors at the Silverbird …

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Emirates Considers Placing Order for Sixty Additional A380s

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Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l) is considering acquiring additional A380-800s to both replace and expand its existing fleet airline president Timothy Clark told a press conference in Dubai this week. According to Clarke, with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) unwilling to …

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IATA Study Reveals How Closed Skies Policy Among African Nations Hurts The Continent

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Flying from London to Athens is not generally considered a massive undertaking. It’s a given that the journey will be direct, take three-and-a-half hours, and Europeans will not require a visa. The biggest decision is likely to be which meal …

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Emirates Reports Record Profit Aided By Lower Crude Oil Price

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Emirates Airline reported its highest ever profit as its fuel costs sunk due to lower crude oil prices. The airline’s profits rocketed 56 per cent to Dh7.1bn (£1.32bn) in 2015-2016, a new annual record, after its fuel costs fell by 31 …

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Airbus A350 Delays Forces Qatar Airways To Postpone World’s Longest Direct Flight

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Qatar Airways has delayed the launch of the world’s longest scheduled direct flight — from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand — by two months because of the late delivery of Airbus (AIR.PA) A350s, an airline spokeswoman said on Tuesday. “I …

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Aircraft Shortages Forces Qatar Airways To Reduce Flights

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Qatar Airways is reducing the frequency of more than a dozen regular routes from Doha because of hold-ups in the delivery of new planes from European manufacturer Airbus (AIR.PA), an airline spokesperson said on Sunday. The 15 affected routes include …

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