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UAE carriers ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

UAE-based carriers have rolled out a ban on the use of the Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 on board its flights, following complaints of the device's batteries exploding, said a report. Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai and Air A

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Gulf carriers see huge growth in 'premium class' passengers

The Middle East's top three airlines witnessed a significant growth in first and business class passenger volumes on routes between Europe and Asia Pacific between 2014 and 2015,a new study revealed. According to a study by le

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US govt closes open skies talks with no action

Talks held by the US authorities with Arabian Gulf carriers over the Open Skies policy have ended without any formal action, it has emerged. Over the past week, the US State Department held talks with Qatar government officials an

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ME carriers drive global air traffic demand in May

Middle Eastern carriers registered the strongest year-over-year traffic growth with its capacity increasing 15.6 per cent in May compared to a year ago, according to data released by International Air Transport Association (IATA). The a

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Mideast carriers lead air travel demand growth

Middle East carriers reported a record 12.7 per cent rise in global air travel demand in April, which was the largest increase among all the regions. According to a report released by The International Air Transport Association (I

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Eight Asian budget carriers ink landmark alliance

Eight Asian low-cost carriers including subsidiaries of Japan's ANA Holdings and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have formed a landmark alliance allowing travellers to book flights across their platforms for the first time. In a stat

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ME carriers record strongest annual traffic growth

Middle East carriers recorded a staggering 10.5 per cent growth in annual traffic last year compared to the figures in 2014, registering the strongest growth globally, said a report. Following closely behind was Latin America (9.3 per c

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Iran plans construction of hi-tech LNG carriers

Iran has signed preliminary agreements with shipbuilders from South Korea, Germany and China for the construction of high-tech liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, as the country aims to become a leading exporter of LNG, a report said.

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Mideast air traffic growth slows in September

Middle East carriers saw international passenger demand climb only 9.9 per cent in September, well down on August's 13.7 per cent growth, as major economies in the region, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, experienced slowdowns in non-oil

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US Congress pushes for discussion on alleged Gulf airline subsidies

Six top members of the Congress have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging the Obama administration to open consultations with Qatar and the UAE over subsidies the states have allegedly given Gulf airlines. The b

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