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  • Hamad International Airport introduces latest technologies to escalate passengers and employees safety

    Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Hamad International Airport (HIA), one of the most important airports in Arabian Gulf region has implemented the newest technologies to optimise passenger and employee saf

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  • Hamad International Airport ranked as third best airport in the world

    Published on : Monday, May 11, 2020

    Hamad International Airport has been ranked the “Third Best Airport in the World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, Hamad International Airport has been steadily rising in the ‘world’s best airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.

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  • Post COVID-19 Travel: Airfare can soar 50 per cent if middle seats are left empty

    Published on : Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Most of the global travellers should buy hefty air ticket prices, if the airline carriers are expected to maintain social distancing measures on flights to reduce chances of COVID-19 infection, with airlines warning that recovery from this global pandemic could be severely jeopardised if middle seats are left empty. Brian Pearce, chief economist said on behalf of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that the international and domestic airfares could soar by 54 per cent for travellers in Asia-Pacific Region, the highest worldwide, as airlines would be operating at nearly 40 per cent lower capacity if the middle seats were eliminated. It is also said that by removing the middle seats, the cost of providing services is higher, eventually airlines will have to reflect that in fares to have viable operations.

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  • Air Canada insists in taking temperature for every passenger

    Published on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Air Canada is going to take temperature of each and every passenger. As the airline transportation demand global action to enhance passenger confidence about flying, Air Canada is going to take this step in order to stop the spreading of COVID-19.

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  • Emirates Airlines introduces limited flights to European nations

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

    Emirates Airline in Dubai has announced it will be operating limited passenger flights for residents and visitors wishing to return home, in light of the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak.       The flagship carrier is set to operate flights …

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  • Ryanair gives vouchers instead of cash refunds

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Europe’s biggest budget airline, Ryanair insists all of its passengers on cancelled flights can still get a refund – even though it appears to be offering only vouchers for future travel. The passengers whose flights have been grounded as a …

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  • Ryanair expects a quick recovery with low fares

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Ryanair is steeling for an airline price war that it expects to win once coronavirus restrictions are lifted and passengers flock back to tourist destinations, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary told.     Brushing off forecasts of a sluggish recovery, O’Leary …

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  • Emirates Airlines is conducting rapid COVID-19 test for passengers

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Emirates Airlines has begun conducting the rapid-on site COVID-19 test for passengers to provide safe travel. The testing began with passengers on a flight from Dubai to Tunisia on Wednesday. The analysis is a blood test with results within 10 …

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  • Etihad Airways launches new flight routes to Europe and Asian nations

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Etihad Airways has announced a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Zurich, in addition to those previously published.     Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed …

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  • Etihad Airways is going to deliver essential supplies to UAE and the world

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Following its recent launch of passenger freighter flights to 10 destinations, complementing its Boeing 777 freighter operations, Etihad Cargo is pleased to announce five additional routes using Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to increase the flow of essential supplies into the …

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  • British Airways workers voted to approve furlough deal

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Members of the Unite labor union employed by British Airways have overwhelmingly voted to approve a deal to furlough 30,000 of the airline’s workers, Unite announced Wednesday. The unite members voted in favor of the deal by a 99 percent …

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  • Etihad Airways encourages members to donate their rewards

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings.   …

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  • Etihad Airways partners with Elenium Automation to identify medically at risk travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages …

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  • Jet2 decides to cancel all flights and holidays

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    After the Foreign Office warned against overseas travel indefinitely, Jet2, Britain’s second-biggest holiday company has cancelled all flights and holidays up to mid-June. The company is based in Leeds and offers both scheduled flights and package holidays.   Considering the …

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  • Brussels Airlines postpones resuming flights until 15 May

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Brussels Airlines postpones in resuming flights until 15th May. The recommencement of flights by Brussels Airlines, which had been planned for 20 April, is now scheduled for 15 May, the airline announced on Monday.   The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis …

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  • Founder of easyJet warns of airline running out of money

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    By August if an order for more than 100 new Airbus jets is not cancelled the founder of easyJet has warned that the airline will not run out of cash.   Although Stelios Haji-Ioannou who is not into an executive role …

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  • Aero Norway strengthens its engine MRO capabilities with $1.5 million investment

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    Aero Norway, the independent engine MRO provider and trusted partner for customers operating CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and 7B engines, has invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art high speed grinder sustaining its position as a leading full service engine MRO. The …

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  • Ethiopian Airlines starts to furlough its employees

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    Ethiopian Airlines has started to furlough workers, including crew members in response to the devastating impact of the coronavirus or COVID 19 crisis on the global travel industry.     The union, which represents most of the airline’s 8,000 workers, …

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  • Heathrow Airport is closing one runway after major fall in air traffic due to COVID 19 outbreak

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    U.K.’s busiest airport, Heathrow Airport will close one of its runways from next week as air traffic continues to fall globally amid the coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic.   The London hub will operate its landings and takeoffs from one strip …

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  • Philippine Airlines to operate Manila-London single roundtrip for stranded tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Philippine Airlines will fly a single round-trip flight between Manila and London Heathrow on April 4 “in response to an urgent public need amid Covid-19 quarantine situation,” the airline said in a notice posted on its website.   While the …

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