Monday 3 August 2015

QAIA passenger traffic drops 9.2pc

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) handled over 3 million passengers from the beginning of the year till date, a 9.2 per cent decline compared to the same period in 2014. However, year-to-date (YTD) cargo traffic figures showed a significant 8.3 per cent increase to


Air Canada welcomes first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Flag carrier Air Canada has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, a larger version of the Dreamliner 787-8 already in its fleet. The Dreamliner is the world's most modern commercial aircraft and the larger 787-9 version's greater range and capacity will enable Air Can


Abu Dhabi Airport sees over 2m passengers in July

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport hit record numbers in July, crossing the 2 million passenger mark within a single month. To celebrate this new record, Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed its two millionth passenger, Saeed Ali Al Suraidi, who arrived on Friday 8:00 pm


Air India flight grounded after 'suspected rat sighting'

An Air India flight enroute to Italy on Thursday had to make a sudden return to New Delhi after a ‘suspected rat sighting’ two hours into the journey. The Dreamliner with almost 200 people on board was on its way to Milan when passengers and cabin crew members spotted


Bin Laden relatives killed in private jet crash in UK

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the Britis


Suspected MH370 debris in France for checks

Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster. Discovery of the debris, which may finall


Dubai Metro ridership crosses 88m in H1

More than 88.2 million commuters used the Dubai Metro’s Red and Green lines in the first half of the year, according to a report. The tram service in the emirates saw more than 1.8 million commuters, said the UAE’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). M


Etihad launches second daily service to Melbourne

Etihad Airways is set to launch its second daily non-stop service this weekend that will connect Melbourne to the world and create new opportunities for international commerce and trade. The flight EY462 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10:30 am local time on August 1 and touch down in M


Etihad appoints new general manager for Korea

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed Jinmoon Ahn as general manager for Korea, based in Seoul.   Ahn will lead the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s commercial strategy in South Korea and will be responsible for further strengthening Etihad Airways&rsq


MH370 victims’ families renew compensation talk

The discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean has rekindled efforts by family members of passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight to seek greater compensation, aviation lawyers said. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeare

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