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Airlines cut fuel surcharges but fares may go up!

Asian airlines are slashing fuel surcharges as oil prices hover at six-year lows, but passengers hoping for cheaper tickets will be disappointed as carriers are likely to bump up fares to maintain margins. Australia's Qantas A

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E-cigarettes in checked luggage pose fire risk

E-cigarettes in checked luggage could cause a fire in airliners, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned on Friday. "In several incidents both inside and outside the transportation industry, e-cigarettes have over

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Airlines struggling to improve pilot training

As investigators hunt for what caused an AirAsia jet to crash in an equatorial storm on December 28, the aviation industry is still struggling to apply the lessons of accidents in similar weather over the past decade. It is too ea

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After string of jet crashes, a struggle to re-train pilots

As investigators hunt for what caused an AirAsia jet to crash in an equatorial storm on December 28, the aviation industry is still struggling to apply the lessons of accidents in similar weather over the past decade. It is too ea

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Mideast airlines post 11.7pc growth in November

Middle East carriers experienced the strongest traffic growth at 11.7 per cent during November 2014, compared to the same period previous year, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has announced. This was the fourth consec

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Malaysia-linked plane mishaps spook air travellers

What appears to be a third air disaster involving a Malaysian carrier in less than a year has further dented confidence in the country's aviation industry and spooked air travellers across the region. A plane belonging to Indo

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Etihad restarts operation after fog disruptions

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said it has resumed flights to and from Abu Dhabi Airport, after major disruptions caused by an early morning fog on Monday, which led to the temporary closure of the airport. The airport runway

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Iran hackers 'targeted airlines, airports'

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top airports, airlines and aerospace firms apart from energy and telecom companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, a report

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Iran hackers 'targeted airlines, energy companies'

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, a report said. Aerospace

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Ibdar nets dividend on $100m aircraft accord

Ibdar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank, has announced the first dividend yield from a $100 million lease agreement with Ethiopian Airlines. The 12-year agreement expiring in 2026 is for acquiring four new Bombardier Q

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