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Airbus delivers first US-produced A320 to Spirit Airlines

Toulouse, France: The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the US facility since production began in July 2015. The previous 36…

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Boeing donates $1m to assist hurricane Harvey relief efforts

CHICAGO: The Boeing Company is committing $1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster relief across Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the company announced on Tuesday. The contributions will be directed through the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.…

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Harvey floodwaters shut down Houston Airport

TEXAS: Heavy floodwaters unleashed by Hurriance Harvey forced several airports in and around Houston to cease their operations and move to rescue opertion to minimize damages to the parked aircraft. The closure resulted in cancellation of thousands of inbound and outbound flights George Bush Intercontinental…

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flydubai posts Dhs2.5b revenues in H1

DUBAI: flydubai has announced its half-year (H1) results for the 2017 financial year and reported total revenue of Dhs2.5 billion ($689 million), an increase of 9.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Passenger numbers increased to 5.4 million, an increase of 10.5 percent…

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PIA to operate three weekly flights to Najaf, Iraq

KARACHI: PIA becomes the first Pakistani airline to commence three weekly flights from Karachi to Najaf, Iraq from September 14 this year. A spokesman of the national flag carrier said here that the soft launch of flight was held at PIA Head Office on the…

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Summer getaway sends Heathrow soaring to best month in history

LONDON: Heathrow recorded its best-ever single month in its history in July as the summer getaway sent passenger numbers soaring to record highs. Breaking all previous monthly records, Heathrow welcomed 7.53 million passengers in July (+1.2% on last July) – averaging 243,000 passengers or the…

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DXB traffic tops 43m passengers in H1 of 2017

Dubai: Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. DXB handled a total of 43,054,268 passengers during the first half, up 6.3 per cent compared to the…

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Singapore Airlines, Avianca sign codeshare pact

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Latin-American carrier Avianca have signed an agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from September 2017. Under the new agreement, SIA customers will have wider connections to Bogotá, Colombia, Avianca´s major hub location. SIA will add its ‘SQ’ designator…

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Singapore Airlines introduces new safety video

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled its new in-flight safety video, which takes viewers on a panoramic journey across various locations in Singapore, beyond the traditional space of an aircraft cabin. In this feature, viewers follow the Singapore Girl as she travels to familiar landmarks such…

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UK SMEs get export boost through Heathrow

LONDON: Heathrow to fund 20 SMEs’ trade missions, trade shows and foreign market research in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign. Products SMEs are looking to export include beauty products, organic beets, puncture-proof tyres and ice cream taste-tested by Royals New…

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