IATA: Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the 2016 Arab Air Carriers’ Organization

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It’s a pleasure to attend my first AGM of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) in Morocco. I thank Hamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc for the superb hospitality in hosting this event. Casablanca is a great place for …

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Kenya Airways and Jet Airways Expands Existing Codeshares Cooperation

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Jet Airways and Kenya Airways have expanded their existing cooperation by including codeshares on Jet Airways’ domestic flights between Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, in order to enhance connectivity choices for guests while travelling from Kenya into India. Through …

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Amb. Ajulu-Okeke Urges Nigerians in S’Africa To Be Law Abiding

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Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, has urged Nigerians resident in that country to desist from acts capable of tarnishing Nigeria’s image. Okeke gave the charge on Sunday at the inauguration of newly elected officials of National Association …

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Russia Rescinds Turkey Flight Ban

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Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has rescinded a ban on flights to Turkey after that country provided assurances of improved security measures at all its airports. As a result of the embargo’s upliftment, Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) and Turkish …

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South African Airways Launches Africa’s First Bio-Fuel Flight

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South African Airways made history earlier when a plane going to Cape Town from Johannesburg became Africa’s first to fly on jet fuel made from tobacco plants. Boeing 737-800 flights on SAA and low-cost subsidiary Mango between Johannesburg and Cape …

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Lisbon Airport Welcomes Home European Champions With Colorful Water Arch

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Lisbon Airport, the current leaders of the 2016 Arch of Triumph competition, welcomed home the champions of Europe this week, the Portuguese national football team that won Euro 2016 after beating France 1-0 in extra time. The airport, now known …

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TripAdvisor Commences Airline Review Service

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TripAdvisor is now allowing passengers to post reviews of airlines, a move it claims will “demystify” what is becoming an increasingly confusing market place for travellers. The new function is part of an overhaul of the review website’s flight service, …

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Juba International Airport Re-Opens For Evacuation Flights

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Juba International Airport has reopened to traffic following a two-day closure brought on by an outbreak of fighting in the city this past weekend. Several airlines, among them Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) and Astral Aviation (8V,Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), …

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Emirates Is 2016 World’s Best Airline; As South African Airways Emerged Africa’s Best

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The world’s best airline for 2016 is Emirates, according to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday’s Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International …

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NCAA Confirms Airlines Free To Fix Fares and Charges

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says all airlines’ tariffs for services rendered, which include fares, rates, add-on charges or terms and condition of service, have been fully liberalised. This was contained in a statement by the General Manager, Public Relations …

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