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Saudia to add over 80 planes in major expansion

National carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) plans to add more than 80 planes to its fleet by 2020, expanding its size by over two-thirds, a top executive was quoted as saying by state news agency SPA. Director-general Saleh b

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US airlines receive benefits worth $71bn: study

US airlines have received benefits valued at $71.48 billion, more than $70 billion of which has been since 2000, enabling the nation's three largest carriers to transition from the verge of bankruptcy to today’s industry leaders, each

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Etihad Cargo wins ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ award

Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been recognised as ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ by leading industry magazine, Air Cargo Week, at a prestigious gala dinner awards ceremony in Mun

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Emirates to launch third daily flight to Beirut

Dubai-based Emirates airline will gradually increase its services to Beirut with a third daily flight, fully effective on October 1. The addition of this service will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Lebano

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Air Arabia Q1 net profit rises 9pc

Budget carrier Air Arabia, the UAE's only listed airline, reported a 9 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit on Sunday as it flew more passengers. The Sharjah-based carrier made a net profit of Dh78.1 million ($21.3 millio

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Etihad flight diverted to airbase due to security reasons

An Etihad Airways airliner travelling from Egypt to the UAE was diverted to an air base in Dubai on Sunday for "security reasons," the airline said, the second incident of its kind in one week. It did not specify the sec

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Aer Lingus picks Mercator accounting system

Mercator, a leading technology provider to airlines, has announced that Aer Lingus Group, Ireland's value carrier airline, has selected Mercator's RAPID Passenger solution to speed up its automation of passenger revenue accounting.

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Emirates net profit soars 40pc on lower oil price

Emirates, Dubai's flagship airline, reported a 40 per cent jump in annual net profit on Thursday, aided by savings from lower oil prices. The airline, one of the world's largest carriers of international passengers, posted

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ME online travel market to hit $35bn in 3 years

Middle East's online travel market value is projected to advance from $18billion to $35 billion in the next three years, a report said. The growing smartphone penetration and connectivity among the youth coupled with a thrivin

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US Congress urged to address alleged Gulf airline subsidies

More than 250 members of Congress have signed a letter urging the US departments of state and transportation to seek consultations with Qatar and the UAE over subsidies the states have allegedly given Gulf airlines. The letter, se

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