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Hawaiian Airlines pilots agree to revised higher salary

HONOLULU: Hawaiian Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) announced today that the union’s membership ratified a 63-month contract amendment that provides significant compensation increases for the airline’s 670 pilots. Pilots approved the contract amendment outlined in a tentative agreement reached last month between…

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Flynas expands rewards of ‘nasmiles’ loyalty programme

RIYADH: The leading low-cost carrier in Saudi Arabia, flynas, has extended its partnership agreement with Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, which now allows its loyalty program “nasmiles” members to earn SMILE Points when booking…

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IATA welcomes transport Canada’s new safety rules for drones

MONTREAL: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned…

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Gulf Air’s online Group Bookings Facility takes off

MANAMA: Gulf Air has launched an online Group Bookings Facility on the airline’s official website gulfair.com. The Group Bookings Facility is available to both travellers and travel agents wishing to avail of preferential deals on bookings of 10 persons or more across the Gulf Air…

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IATA urges air cargo modernization and high quality services

ABU DHABI: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.   The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism…

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Etihad Cargo boosts freighter fleet with 10th aircraft

ABU DHABI: Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its 10th freighter further boosting Etihad Airways’ fastest growing division.  The addition of an A330F takes its Airbus freighter fleet to five, joining five Boeing 777 freighters that collectively serve 42 destinations worldwide.  The delivery follows 12…

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