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Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where an Airbus A319 plane of Tibet Airlines caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via Reuters By Reuters China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and crew had been evacuated from an Airbus A319 plane that caught

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EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic ebbs

File – In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight after landing in Minneapolis, United States of America. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said Wednesday that from next week onward it is no longer recommending the use of medical masks at airports and on

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Amsterdam airport urges travellers to stay away as strike causes chaos

Travellers wait in lines at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport as an unannounced strike of ground staff caused many delays and cancellations, in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 23, 2022. Reuters/Anthony Deutsch By Reuters Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport urged travellers on Saturday to stay away as a strike by ground personnel at the start of a school holiday caused chaos

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Chinese airliner crashes with 132 aboard in country’s south

File- Residents watch as a China Eastern passenger jet prepares to take off on a test flight from the new Beijing Daxing International Airport on Monday, May 13, 2019. State media are reporting a Chinese airliner from China Eastern with 133 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, sparking a

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Philippines welcomes back foreign travelers after 2 years

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard assist passengers as they arrive at Manila’s International Airport, Philippines Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. The Philippines lifted a nearly 2-year ban on foreign travelers Thursday in a lifesaving boost for its tourism and related industries as an omicron-fueled surge eases. (AP Photo/Basilio Sepe) By Associated Press The Philippines lifted

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Ethiopian Airlines to fly 737 MAX with passengers for first time since deadly crash

Grounded Ethiopian Airlines planes are seen in the airfield at the Bole International Airport amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri By Reuters Ethiopian Airlines is due to resume flying the Boeing 737 MAX plane on Tuesday, but opinions are divided on the airline’s

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Kenya suspends all passenger flights from Dubai

An Emirates Airlines plane By Business Daily Africa Kenya has suspended all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) to retaliate against a move by Dubai to ban all passenger flights from Kenya over fake Covid tests. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe told the Business Daily Tuesday that

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Fake Covid tests behind Dubai Kenya flight ban

An Emirates Airlines plane By Business Daily Africa The aviation regulator has revealed that Dubai banned all inbound and transit passenger flights from Kenya because travellers from Nairobi were testing positive for Covid-19 after arrival in the Middle East nation, despite carrying negative test results. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) director-general Gilbert Kibe told

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10 Years On: Inside Turkish Airlines’ Somalia Service

Simple Flying By James Pearson Almost a decade has passed since Turkish Airlines inaugurated Mogadishu, Somalia. At the time, people were skeptical about it, suggesting that it didn’t make sense, primarily because of the country’s instability. However, Somalia encapsulates the carrier’s ambition for Africa, its willingness to try new routes, and its desire for significant

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UK to remove all 11 countries from travel red list

By Anadolu Agency Country imposed travel bans after omicron variant was first detected in South Africa and Botswana All 11 countries on the UK’s red travel list will be taken off the list early Wednesday, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. On Twitter Tuesday, Shapps added: “All current (coronavirus) testing measures remain in place

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