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Aeroflot Bans 400 Female Staff for Been “Too Old, Fat and Ugly”

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Russian national carrier Aeroflot has been accused of banning up to 400 female flight attendants from their foreign routes because they are “too old, fat and ugly”. One attendant Yevgenia Magurina complained: “They told us all that only the young …

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Emirates Appoints New Regional Manager for West Africa

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Dubai based Gulf Carrier, Emirates has appointed Afzal Parambil as regional manager for West Africa, effective immediately. Emirates SVP commercial operations for Africa Orhan Abbas said Nigeria is an important market for Emirates. Mr Parambil will oversee cargo and airport …

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Snakes On Plane: Emirates Flight Grounded After Snake Found On Plane

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In a scene reminiscent of actor Samuel L. Jackson’s 2006 cult classic “Snakes on a Plane”, an Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was cancelled because of a serpentine stowaway discovered in the cargo hold. “Emirates can confirm that flight …

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Delta Defends Removal of ‘YouTube Star’ From New York Bound Flight

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YouTube star Adam Saleh was ejected from a Delta Airline flight at Heathrow Airport this week – but the reasons for his removal are under dispute. Saleh claims he and his travelling companion were kicked off the London-to-New York flight …

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NCAA Brokers Truce Between Arik Air and Aviation Union as Aero Resumes Operation

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Air passengers can now heave a sigh of relief as the two biggest domestic airlines in Nigeria, Aero Contractor and Arik Air resume scheduled flight operations today. This will come as a relief to Nigerian travelers who have had their …

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Skytrax Reveals 21 World’s Worst Airlines

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How does one decide which airlines are the world’s worst? Poor safety or regulatory standards will be the most important factor for many people, and there are currently more than 100 airlines – most of which you probably haven’t heard …

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Abuja Airport To Be Closed for Six Weeks For Runway Repairs

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, will be closed for six weeks between February and March 2017 for total repairs on the runway. Sirika told newsmen in Abuja on …

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NAAPE Shuts Down Arik Air

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The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), have asked their members and other aviation workers to embark on a joint strike …

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Qatar Airways Announces Eight New Destinations for 2017/18

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Qatar Airways, the award-winning and fastest growing airline in the world, today announced eight more destinations for 2017-18, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways. Joining the Qatar Airways’ route network, which …

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Finnair Makes iPhone Mandatory For Mechanics and Staff

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Finland’s largest airline, Finnair, is fully embracing iOS as a platform for a whole suite of new enterprise apps, thanks to a new partnership with IBM. The first of Finnair’s new apps are for the aid of aircraft mechanics and supervisors, …

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