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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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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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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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Delta and Korean Air to expand partnership

DUBAI: Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to deepen their historic partnership, with an expanded trans-Pacific network that will increase travel choices and boost competition between the U.S. and Asia. Delta, Korean expand partnershipThe airlines signed a memorandum of understanding to…

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Qatar Airways offers free laptops on US flights

DOHA: Qatar Airways has announced a unique solution to the recently imposed Electronics Ban by offering passengers a laptop loan service that takes their award-winning five-star reputation to new heights. Showing true commitment to travellers affected by the ban the Doha-based airline has taken the…

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Passenger traffic at Dubai airport up 8.8% in February

DUBAI: Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) continued to grow steadily in February rising 8.8 per cent to 6,948,157, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports today.  The operator said this brings the total year to date passenger traffic at DXB to…

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IATA asks Canada to eliminate Crown Rents, not privatise airports

MONTREAL: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the Canadian Government to improve the competitiveness of its aviation sector by prioritizing the elimination of Crown Rents over consideration of airport privatization. “The Canadian government has already pocketed about C$5 billion as the historical landlord of…

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