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MidEast airline demand rebounds from near-9 year low

Middle East carriers experienced a 6.9 percent rise in demand in October, improved from 3.9 percent in September, which was the slowest rate of increase since February 2009. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said capacity increased 5.3 percent, and ...

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North Korea’s Missile Launch Gave Airline Pilots a Jolt

Advertisement HONG KONG — Pilots of three commercial jets reported seeing what appeared to be the missile that North Korea launched last week, raising questions about the possible risk to civilian flights from the North’s weapons program. The flight crew ...

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Air Travelers Resisting the ‘Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’

Spirit Airlines, at least, is honest about the tight quarters on its planes. “We’re a cozy airline,” it says on its website. “We add extra seats to our planes so we can fly with more people. This lowers ticket prices ...

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Pakistan airline sorry for forgetting two corpses in NY

ISLAMABAD: Two corpses were left behind at a New York airport instead of being flown to Lahore, Pakistan’s national airline said, apologizing Wednesday for the latest embarrassing mishap to hit the troubled carrier.The oversight occurred on Saturday at New York’s ...

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Oman Air CEO resigns airline confirms in statement

DUBAI: The CEO of Oman Air, the national airline for the Sultanate, has resigned according to a statement released by the air carrier on Monday.“The board of Oman Air directors has accepted the resignation of the CEO, Mr.Paul Gregorowitsch. Engineer ...

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Flynas to be first Saudi airline to fly to Iraq in 27 years

CAIRO — Saudi Arabian budget airline Flynas said on Wednesday it would start flying to Iraq, the first Saudi airline to go offer that route in more than 25 years.The airline said in a statement on its website it would ...

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Emirates airline chief says first-half performance better than last year

DUBAI: Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, has had a better first half in the current financial year than the same period a year ago when it reported a 75 percent decline in profits.“The six months were a lot better ...

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Monarch flights cancelled as airline ceases trading

Monarch Airlines has ceased trading and all of its future bookings have been cancelled, the Civil Aviation Authority has said. Around 110,000 customers are currently overseas and the government has asked the CAA to charter aircraft to bring them back ...

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Dubai airline Emirates could restore US capacity within six to nine months

LONDON: Emirates President Tim Clark said on Thursday he hopes the Middle East’s largest airline will restore capacity to the US in six to nine months after some flights were dropped earlier this year.“Demand for travel is still fairly strong, ...

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