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China's budget airlines spread wings, add routes

Xia Lili, marketing chief at a privately-owned Shanghai software firm switched to flying with Spring Airlines after China's first low-cost carrier took off in 2010. Her company has since made it mandatory for staff to use budget airlines whe

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Air Arabia receives top recognition

Sharjah-based Air Arabia has won two of the top prizes at the Aviation Business Awards 2015, taking home the titles of “Low Cost Airline of the Year” and “Airline of the Year - Middle East.” The airline was

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Air Arabia 'Best Low-Cost Carrier'

Air Arabia was named “Best Low-Cost Carrier” at the World Tourism Forum Awards in Istanbul, Turkey. The World Tourism Forum is an annual gathering of leading business figures and industry experts to discuss the future direct

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Low-cost airlines central to Russia's tourism recovery

Low-cost carriers flying to Russia are vital to the recovery of the country's tourism business and can expect to see a 13 per cent annual increase in the number of Russian passengers over the next four years, a recent study showed.

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Egypt allocates $1.44bn for low-cost housing

Egypt's central bank has said that it would allocate 10 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.44 billion) for low-cost housing projects, one of the demands in protests that led to the ouster of autocratic President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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Flydubai hit by high fuel costs

Budget carrier flydubai, which does not hedge its fuel costs, is being hit by persistently high oil prices which have left it more exposed to short-term volatility than rival carriers, its chief executive said. High fuel prices have crimpe

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British low-cost airline revenues grow 23pc

British low-cost airline easyJet said third-quarter revenues grew almost a quarter, helped by an uplift in the number of business travellers flying with the carrier. The Luton, southern England-based airline yesterday said revenues for the

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Sama lays off staff as funding talks fail

Troubled low-cost Saudi carrier Sama on Saturday told its staff that most of them will have to be laid off immediately after talks with the government failed to yield a commitment to support the loss-making company. The private firm suspen

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Air Arabia plans Jordan venture

UAE-based budget airline Air Arabia has signed a joint venture agreement with Jordan's Tantash Group to launch a new low-cost carrier based in Amman, it said on Monday. Arabia Jordan will be Jordan's first low-cost carrier and, bas

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Air Arabia CEO wins top honours

The group chief executive officer of Air Arabia, the Mena’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has been named 'Airline CEO of the Year' by Aviation Business magazine, the leading industry title in the Middle East. Adel Ali receive

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