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Germanwings disaster 'not to harm budget carriers' image'

The disaster at budget airline Germanwings which killed 150 people will not harm the image of low-cost air travel in Europe, easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday. Airlines across the world were left reeling after

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Flynas aims for profit on lower costs, higher demand

Saudi Arabia's first and only budget airline, flynas, aims to turn profitable this year for the first time since it was launched in 2007, partly by cutting costs, its new chief executive said. The kingdom's air travel mark

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AirAsia in talks to launch Dubai service

AirAsia, Asia's largest budget airline by passengers, is in talks with the Dubai authorities to start flying into the emirate, group chief executive Tony Fernandes said. The Malaysian airline has expanded this year -- launchin

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Emirates inks code share deal with Jetstar

Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates has inked a new codeshare and frequent flyer agreement with Australian budget airline Jetstar. The deal is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand

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Air Arabia's Q1 net profit rises 20pc

Budget airline Air Arabia , UAE's only publicly-listed carrier, reported a 20 percent rise in first quarter net profit, it said on Monday. The Sharjah-based airline made a net profit of 59 million dirhams ($16.06 million), com

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Qatar Airways says no plans for budget airline

Qatar Airways has neither immediate plans to launch a budget airline to compete with Dubai's expanding low-cost carrier flyDubai nor any move to float an initial public offering, said a report citing its chief executive. "

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Australian budget airline grounds fleet

Thousands of travellers from Hawaii to Thailand were stranded on Friday after budget airline Air Australia ran out of money and went into voluntary administration, immediately grounding its five-jet fleet. The Brisbane-based international

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Mubadala unit wins SpiceJet contract

SR Technics, a unit of Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) network, has signed a 10-year engine maintenance contract with SpiceJet, one of India's leading budget carriers. As per the deal, SR

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Air Arabia sees 6pc passenger growth

Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia said it had carried some 4.7 million passengers in 2011, up six per cent when compared to the previous year. The airline’s ambitious network expansion strategy was central to the significan

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Bahrain Air starts Bangladesh flights

Bahrain Air last night started operations to Bangladesh with a non-stop flight to the capital, Dhaka. Civil Aviation Affairs, Bahrain Airport Company, airline and Bangladeshi Embassy officials, travel agents and guests attended a ceremony

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