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Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Services to Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Langkawi, Davao, Izmir and Mogadishu

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced seven upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global network, at the ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show. At a press conference attended by nearly 200 members of the media, Mr. Al Baker revealed an array of forthcoming global destinations the

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Closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia

Photo (AP) A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan snarled air traffic Thursday, especially between Asia and Europe, though some airlines adjusted by rerouting their flights. In Bangkok, an important and busy hub for transcontinental flights, thousands of travelers were stranded. Bangkok Airport officials said over 4,000 travelers were affected. Those needing help were

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Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

Photo (AP) European plane manufacturer Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said in a statement that

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Kenya Airways launches flights to Rome, Geneva

Kenya Airways will launch new routes to Rome and Geneva starting June this year as the airline seeks to expand its base and cash in more revenue in the wake of heightened competition from other players. The national carrier is targeting travelers visiting these European countries for both leisure and business trips. The airline will

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Germany to bar Iran’s U.S.-sanctioned Mahan Air – Bild

Germany is to ban flights in and out of the country by Iran’s Mahan Air, which is under U.S. sanctions over allegations it ferries troops and supplies into Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a newspaper reported on Friday. Bild said the German government had taken the decision to stop Mahan Air from operating

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Heathrow halts flights after sightings of a drone

A British Airways aircraft takes off from Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Flights from London’s Heathrow airport were halted on Tuesday after the airport said there had been sightings of a drone near Europe’s busiest air hub. “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow,” the airport

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US warns on Tanzania travel due to ‘crime and terror’

The State Department has urged US citizens to “exercise increased caution” whilst in Tanzania due to concerns over crime, terrorism and official actions targeting people on the basis of their gender or sexual identity. Violent crime is “common” in Tanzania, the State Department said on Wednesday, citing risks of assault, kidnapping, sexual assault and carjacking.

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Somalia still too violent, dangerous for US Citizens to Travel Safely

US citizens should continue to avoid visiting Somalia because violent crimes such as kidnapping and murder remain endemic throughout the country, the Department of State said in renewing its travel advisory on the country. “Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism and piracy,” the travel advisory said on Wednesday. “Violent crime, such as

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Passengers at London Gatwick face days of delays after drones stop flights

Passengers wait around in the South Terminal building at Gatwick Airport after drones flying illegally over the airfield forced the closure of the airport, in Gatwick, Britain, December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Passengers flying in and out of London Gatwick will face at least another 24 hours of disruption after several drone sightings forced Britain’s

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KQ launches direct flights to Mogadishu, Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 18 – National carrier, Kenya Airways has launched daily operations from Nairobi to Mogadishu, Somalia. This comes after previous postponement occasioned by delay in getting additional airline and operational requirements for aircraft operating this route. Aircraft Leasing Services (ALS), which is already licensed to fly this route, will operate on behalf of

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