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Kenya plane with 55 people crashes

Bystanders watch the Fokker 50, 5Y-IZO plane operated by Silverstone Air that crash landed after take-off from the Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya October 11, 2019. (Reuters Photo) Several passengers sustain injuries, rushed to various hospitals in capital Nairobi, Kenyan officials say A Kenyan plane operated by Silverstone Air company crashed while taking off on

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

FILE PHOTO: A Saudi man walks past renovated buildings at the historic city of Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related, after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a

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Boeing to pay 737 MAX crash victims’ families $144,500 each

FILE PHOTO: Women mourn next to coffins during the burial ceremony of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crash victims at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orthodox church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri Boeing Co (BA.N) will pay the families of 346 people killed in two fatal 737 MAX crashes $144,500 each

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Hundreds of thousands stranded as travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport after the world’s oldest travel firm collapsed stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook (TCG.L)

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Uganda Airlines denies grounding planes after reports of cancelled flights

Uganda Airlines has disputed claims that it had grounded one of its planes and failed to make scheduled flights to Somalia this week. Early this month the airline launched flights to Mogadishu, Somalia (four times weekly), but according to one disappointed customer, the airline failed to make the flight to Somalia yesterday, Thursday. The airline

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Somalia bans direct flights to Kismayo from Kenya

. Aircraft from Kenya will not directly access the three main airports and tens of airstrips . Experts argue the current Government of Somalia might have difficulty in imposing such directives since has no machinery in place Somalia has ordered all aircraft originating from Kenya to land in Mogadishu as the diplomatic row over boundary

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Uganda Airlines takes to the sky

Uganda Airlines at the Entebbe International Airport As revived national carrier Uganda Airlines prepares to take to the skies officially on Wednesday, for the first time in nearly 18 years, its most booked route out of its four initial destinations is Mogadishu. Mogadishu is currently followed by Nairobi, whose bookings are fast coming in and

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British Airways IT failures create chaos for passengers

Passengers wait in long queues at Heathrow Airport as IT problems caused flight delays in London, Britain, August 7, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Paul Trickett via REUTERS Thousands of British Airways passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long queues at airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure

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Kenya Airways goes full circle with two-year nationalisation plan

Photo/Reuters Kenya will take at least 21 months to take back full control of its national carrier Kenya Airways, buying out minority shareholders and converting shares held by banks into Treasury bonds, a lawmaker briefed on the transaction said. The loss-making airline, which is 48.9 per cent government-owned and 7.8 per cent held by Air

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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days: statement

Photo/Reuters British Airways abruptly suspended flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what had prompted the move. “We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment,”

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