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Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg

An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe. Solar Impulse 2, a spindly single-seat plane, took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi, its final destination, with a flight expected to take

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Pegasus receives first CFM-powered A320neo

Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's leading low-cost airline, recently took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines, becoming the first airline to do so for the type. Pegasus placed the largest single order by a Turkish carrier for up to

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Etihad backs Arab film fest in Australia

Etihad Airways and Arab Film Festival Australia are joining forces again in 2016 to bring the best of contemporary Arab cinema to Australian audiences. The 13th annual Arab Film Festival Australia opened in Sydney showcasing diverse films from Australia, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Pal

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Search for MH370 to be suspended

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended if the plane is not found in the current search area, Malaysia, China and Australia said in a joint statement on Friday. The aircraft, with 239 aboard, disappeared in March 2014 during a flight from the Malay

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Discovery 'Shark Week' opens at Dubai Aquarium

Emaar Entertainment, the leisure and entertainment subsidiary of Emaar Properties, and Discovery Consumer Products have announced the opening of the first-of-its-kind ‘Discovery Channel Shark Week’ exhibit at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, in association with OSN, the region&r

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Bahrain receives 307,492 visitors from July 14-20

The Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs (NPRA) on Thursday said 307,492 people had entered Bahrain between July 14 and 20, said a report. According to the weekly statistic, 255,049 arrived from Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries via King Fahad Causeway, 52,189 throug

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Fastjet to raise $25m through share issue

African budget airline Fastjet Plc said it would raise up to 19.2 million pounds ($25.3 million) through a share issue. The company said on Thursday that it would issue the shares at 50 pence each, a premium of 116 percent to the stock's Wednesday close. Fastje

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EasyJet, Lufthansa flag turbulent summer for airlines

Last week's deadly attack in Nice and attempted coup in Turkey have created fresh turmoil for European airlines already grappling with the fallout of "Brexit," with easyJet saying it was unable to give an earnings forecast and Lufthansa warning on profit. EasyJet, E

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Oman's new airline to launch flights in November

Oman's newest air operator, Salalah Air, is expected to begin short-haul domestic flights this November, said Sam Owen, founder and CEO of the new carrier. In an interview with

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Oman hotel sector to suffer RevPAR loss

Oman hotels are expected to see revenue per available room (RevPAR) continue to decline despite forecasts of a significant boost this year from the planned opening of new properties, said a report. "For the next year a large number of uncompetitive hotels will fail. This has

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