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Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Rob

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Saudi Gulf Airlines plans to begin flights in Nov

Saudi Gulf Airlines aims to begin flying in November after receiving regulatory approvals, the new Dammam-based carrier said on Monday. Owned by the Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani & Sons group, the airline plans to fly from Dammam to three d

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US, European carriers’ market expands despite claims

Despite claims by the Big Three US airlines, the market for air travel from the US to the Indian Sub-Continent has expanded significantly from 2009 to 2014 with US airlines and their European partners actually flying 223,000 more passengers duri

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Regional online travel market to top $5.3bn per year

The online travel and tourism sector will be worth more than $5.3 billion annually for the region by 2020, according to Payfort, a leading online payment gateway and payment solutions provider. Airlines will emerge as a major sour

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Regional online travel market to top $5.3bn per year

The online travel and tourism sector will be worth more than $5.3 billion annually for the region by 2020, according to Payfort, a leading online payment gateway and payment solutions provider. Airlines will emerge as a major sour

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ME airlines 'taking Brazil to greater heights'

Middle East airlines are playing a major role in providing connectivity to non-traditional destinations from Brazil as an increasing number of Brazilians now seek newer travel options, a top global UN tourism official said. Gulf c

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Turkish Airlines appoints ruling party veteran as chairman

National carrier Turkish Airlines has appointed a longstanding member of the ruling AK Party as its next chairman, local media reported on Monday. The flag carrier has named Ilker Ayci as chairman following the resignation of Hamdi Topc

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Oman Air, Cargolux sign freight services deal

Oman Air has signed a letter of intent with Cargolux Airlines International to enable the freight specialist to use Oman Air’s facilities in Muscat, Salalah and Sohar. The agreement includes the launch, on April 15, of Cargo

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Emirates airline urges US to ignore subsidy claims

The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at US airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements. In an interview with Reuters, Tim Clark, president

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Delta CEO blames Gulf for bankruptcy protection

Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson has said that the Gulf region was the source of the September 11, 2001 attacks that hurt the airline industry in the US. In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Anderson said it was iron

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