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Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb scare

A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said. Germanwings, a budget unit of German airline Lufthansa , has been in the spotlight since one of its planes cras

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Emirates to fly A380 daily to Copenhagen

Dubai-based airline Emirates will launch a daily A380 service to Copenhagen from December 1, marking the Danish capital as the first in Scandinavia to boast a scheduled A380 service. The service comes almost four years after the a

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Etihad’s 33.3pc investment in Swiss airline approved

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, said its 33.3 per cent investment in the Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline has been approved by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA). Since January last y

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Sabre introduces new data analytics solution for airlines

Sabre Corporation, a leading travel technology company in the Middle East, has launched Sabre Marketplace Analytics – its newest data analytics solution that will enable airlines worldwide to capitalise on travel demand within the Sabre Tr

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Improved bag handling saves air transport industry $18bn

The air transport industry has cut the rate of mishandled bags by 61.3 per cent globally since 2007, creating $18 billion in total estimated cost savings, according to air transport IT specialist, SITA. The SITA 2015 Baggage Repor

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Etihad Cargo wins ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ award

Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways, has won the ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ by leading industry magazine, Air Transport News (ATN), at a ceremony in Geneva recently. The awa

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Virgin Atlantic swings to $21m profit in 2014

British-based airline Virgin Atlantic has reported a profit before tax and exceptional items of GBP14.4 million ($21.2 million) in 2014, as against a pre-tax loss of GBP51 million ($75.1 million) in the previous year. This represe

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Lufthansa set to continue cost cutting

Stiff competition from rivals in Europe and the Middle East and falling ticket prices mean Lufthansa must keep cutting costs if it wants to remain a global airline, the German carrier said. Lufthansa is being squeezed by competiti

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Emirates picks banks for UK-guaranteed sukuk

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, has hired eight banks to arrange an Islamic bond that will be guaranteed by Britain's export credit agency, a document from lead arrangers showed on Thursday. The deal assumes significance as

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Emirates sees low-cost consolidation in Asia

Emirates airline expects consolidation in the low-cost sector in Asia, the Dubai-based carrier's president said on Wednesday. "I think there will be consolidation of low-cost in Asia, it's a blood bath over there at t

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