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Airlines to offer protection plan for stranded fliers

Members of the International Air Transport Association (Iata) have reached an agreement to cover the repatriation of passengers flying to, from and within Europe unable to return home due to an airline ceasing operations as a result of financial

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EU tour operator starts luxury train service to Tehran

 A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars.

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Tehran train trip newest luxury pursuit

 A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars.

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Qatar to launch Hamad airport phase 3 expansion

Qatar will soon be launching the third phase of the newly-opened $15.5-billion Hamad international airport (HIA) in line with its plans to accommodate 50 million passengers by 2020, said a report. Architects are finalising the des

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Qatar to launch Hamad airport phase 3 expansion

Qatar will soon be launching the third phase of the newly-opened $15.5-billion Hamad international airport (HIA) in line with its plans to accommodate 50 million passengers by 2020, said a report. Architects are finalising the des

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Turkish Airlines sees Jan-July passengers up 15pc

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Thursday its passenger numbers increased by 15.2 percent to 31 million people in the first seven months of the year. The airline, which is Europe's fourth-largest carrier by passengers, al

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Etihad sets Eid passenger record

Etihad Airways has reported that it enjoyed the busiest four days in its history with 181,333 passengers flying with the Abu Dhabi-based airline during the post Eid Al Fitr period. On August 2, 46,572 passengers boarded Etihad Air

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Dubai H1 passenger traffic up 6pc to 34.67m

Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2 per cent from the same period last year despite a runway refurbishment programme that reduced the airport to a one-runway operation and cut flights

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Air travel spending hits $621bn so far this year

Air passengers have spent an estimated $621 billion so far this year, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata) mid-year performance report.   It also estimated that the value of int

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100 years on, airlines hampered by history

On New Year's Day, 1914, Abe Pheil squeezed into the open cockpit of a Benoist Type XIV boatplane in St Petersburg, Florida, and became the world's first airline passenger, flying 20 miles in 23 minutes for a specially auctioned fare of

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