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Alitalia to cut 2,000 jobs

Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball has confirmed that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut, which is a 50 per cent reduction in office staff and a 20 per cent reduction in non-flying operational roles, said a report. "Headcount reductions are

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Iata welcomes reduction in Austrian air travel tax

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has welcomed the announcement that the Austrian Air Travel Tax will be halved from January 1, 2018. The Austrian Ministers Council confirmed that the decision was taken to increas

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Emirates slashes fares for UAE National Day

Dubai-based Emirates is offering travellers in the UAE reduced fares to some of its most popular destinations in Europe, the US, Far East and South Asia as part of its UAE National Day promotion. The special fares apply to Economy

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Emirates 'may cut flights to Africa'

Economic and financial challenges affecting Africa could spell doom for its aviation sector as international airlines, including Emirates, has concluded plans to reduce the frequency of its flights to African cities or cut routes completely, sai

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Tunisia's state airline to cut 1,000 jobs

Tunisair, Tunisia's state-owned carrier, plans to lay off 1,000 employees, or more than 12 per cent of its full-time workforce, as part of reform plans, the Transport Minister told Reuters on Monday. Transport Minister Anis Gu

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Airfare cuts planned for Saudia

Air fares for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the kingdom's national carrier, could be reduced under government proposals, said a report. The Transport and Communications Committee at the Shoura Council is to discuss the pros

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Egypt to cut gas supplies to industry in August

Egypt will divert natural gas supplies away from industry in August to meet increased demand from electric power plants, an official at the country's state gas board EGAS told Reuters on Monday. Natural gas shortages have in t

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Egypt approves growth plan, deficit-cutting budget

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has approved the 2016-2017 draft budget, as well as an economic development plan, and sent both to parliament for passage, state news agency Mena said.   The draft budge

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Saudi Arabia ‘not prepared’ to cut oil production

Saudi Arabia is "not prepared" to cut oil production, Agence France-Presse reported, quoting the Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir.   "If other producers want to limit or agree to a freeze in t

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Robotic surgery ‘can cut obesity’ in Bahrain

Bahrain’s obesity rate could be trimmed down by as much as 30 per cent if more people opted for robotic weight-loss surgery, according to a visiting expert. Surgical gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon Dr Prasad Krishnan said the pr

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