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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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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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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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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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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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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Air Mauritius Adds Maputo and Dar es Salam To Network

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Air Mauritius has added two new destinations from Mauritius (MRU) to its African network. On 4 May the carrier began weekly (Wednesday) flights on the 2,633-kilometre route to Maputo (MPM) in Mozambique. The return flight operates via Durban. Two days …

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Aero Contractors Sacks 100 Contract Staff

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Aero Contractors (NG, Lagos) has begun downsizing its workforce in a bid to remain financially competitive. Managing director, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, told a press conference this week that the airline’s leadership did not renew the contracts of 100 temporary support …

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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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