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FedEx pledges $1m aid to support Nepal quake relief

FedEx Corp has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake.   The Mem

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Oman Air hosts major flight safety meeting

Oman Air, the flag carrier of the country, recently hosted the Gulf Flight Safety Council (GFSC) meeting at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Muscat. The event was attended by representatives from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (Pa

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SI2 completes sixth leg of first round-the-world solar flight

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s most advanced solar-powered airplane, landed successfully in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, following a 20-day stay in Chongqing. With Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the sola

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Saudi blocks Iran flight carrying pilgrims

Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said it blocked an Iranian flight carrying 260 pilgrims from Saudi airspace because it had not got prior clearance, Saudi's state news agency reported late in Wednesday.

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Turkish Airlines flight diverted after bomb scare

A Turkish Airlines flight heading to Brazil was forced by a bomb threat to land in Morocco on Monday, the airline's second scare in two days, but was cleared to fly on when no explosives were found. Flight TK15 had departed fr

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Etihad begins Madrid flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today commenced four times a week, non-stop services between Abu Dhabi and Madrid. The inaugural flight – EY075 – departed Abu Dhabi Airport on sc

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Solar Impulse departs for challenging 19-hour flight



Solar Impulse, a Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft, departed from Myanmar’s Mandalay International Airport this morning attempting the most challenging flight since having started the Round-The-World journey, to reach Chongqing (Chin

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Saudi resumes flights at southern airports in Yemen

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had gradually resumed flights at its southern airports one day after suspending all traffic as it launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen. International and domestic flights to and from

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Gulf Air suspends flights to Yemen on safety concerns

Bahrain’s national carrier has suspended flights to Sana'a, in Yemen, from today (March 26) due to safety concerns. Gulf Air announced the decision was taken as a precaution, after Yemen's President AbdRabbu Mansour

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Baby girl dies on board flight

An 18-month-old baby girl died on board a Gulf Air flight bound for Bahrain from Cochin, India, yesterday, said a report. Hrishipriya, the only daughter of Bahrain residents Binoy Mundakkal and Ashwini Binoy, fell ill while enrout

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