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Emirates boosts capacity to Lisbon

Emirates will resume a second daily service to Lisbon from 1 June 2018. The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in F...
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Beirut gets its first Emirates A380

Emirates will operate for the first-time in Beirut’s Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history a special one-off A380 service on 29 March. The airline is working with the airport to test ope...
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Turkish Airlines to connect Freetown (Sierra Leone)

Turkish Airlines has boosted its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. With existing services to Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, C...
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Emirates to connect Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Effective 5 July 2018, Emirates will launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport, via Sao Paulo. ...
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Etihad Airways introduces new baggage policy

Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy tailored to varying customer requirements in the international markets it serves. ...
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Turkish Airlines charts out 2018 targets

Post wrapping up a successful 2017, Turkish Airlines has now set its targets for 2018 as the carrier will move its hub to the third airport of Istanbul. ...
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flyadeal to add Abha in February 2018

flyadeal will soon add Abha to its growing route network. The new destination will be the airline’s fifth destination from Jeddah and third from Riyadh...
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Punctuality on the cards for Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways posted its best operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2009. In 2017, the airline recorded network punctuality of 82% for flight departures and 86% for arrivals. ...
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Emirates boosts A380 fleet with US$ 16 billion deal

Emirates announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. ...
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Turkish Airlines’ offers mobile app discount

Turkish Airlines will offer a 15% discount on its all domestic and international flights for passengers booking through their mobile app. ...
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Turkish Airlines close 2017 with a 9.3% growth

Turkish Airlines closed the last year on a successful note with an increase in the number of passengers at 9.3% and carried 68.6 million passengers compared to 2016....
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Emirates rolls out its new marketing campaign

Emirates launched its new marketing campaign to promote travel on its economy class. ...
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Condor Airlines commences winter service to KL in 2018

Malaysia Airports and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) announced that Condor Airlines, from Germany, will soon commence its Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur route during the Northern Winter i...
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flydubai increases its Europe connectivity

flydubai has announced the launch of two new European routes for next year. The Krakow route will commence on 8 April 2018 and flights to Catania will start on 13 June 2018. ...
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Etihad Airways boosts Maldives frequency for summer 2018

Etihad Airways has added four additional weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the Maldives to 11 services a week from June 2018. ...
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Air Arabia expands in Africa

Air Arabia announced the addition of Asmara as its first destination in Eritrea, starting from 10 December 2017. ...
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Turkish Airlines on board with UFW

The ‘United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (UFW)’ which was on the agenda of the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico last June, has been signed by 41 airline compan...
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Amadeus inks partnership with 15 MENA carriers

15 airlines from the Middle East & North Africa have entered into a 10-year framework agreement with Amadeus for distribution services, negotiated and led by the Arab Air Carriers Association (AACO)...
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Turkish Airlines announces winter festival

Turkish Airlines announced its winter festival fares promotions for the month of November. Passengers from the UAE can book a ticket to cities such as London, Rome, Stockholm, Madrid, Prague, Budapest...
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Etihad Airways celebrates a decade of service to Nepal

Etihad Airways is celebrating 10 years of scheduled flights to Nepal. The airline recognised key stakeholders in the decade-long partnership. ...
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Emirates’ Boeing 777 First Class to debut in Europe

Emirates confirmed that its first two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its soon-to-launch First Class product will operate from Dubai to Belgian and Swiss destinations starting from 1 December 20...
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Meeting Point Emirates makes Germany more accessible

Meeting Point Emirates welcomed its first arrivals from Leipzig to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC). This is in line with its distinctive charter program which is the first and only service....
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Emirates, flydubai announce new code-share destinations

Emirates along with flydubai announced 16 additional destinations to which Emirates’ passengers will be able travel on a single ticket. The new, expanded network now includes destinations such as Za...
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Etihad Airways takes on Apple Pay

Etihad Airways is now providing its customers Apple Pay. Available on the Etihad Airways mobile app, Apple Pay allows customers to pay securely with just a touch of a finger....
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Lufthansa recognised by IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognised Lufthansa’s efforts in pioneering in the field of digital services and especially for the mobile self-service solutions. With the ...
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Etihad Airways trials hand baggage ‘Deal Fare’

Etihad Airways is trialing a new hand baggage only ‘Deal Fare’ on two routes this winter season. As per the deal, the airline is allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in economy class, if no...
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SalamAir expands Dubai operations

SalamAir commenced operations with daily flights between Oman and Dubai International Airport.  The new route will complement the airline’s current flight to Al Maktoum International Airport until ...
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GCAA inks agreement with Bahrain

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) inked a MoU with the Kingdom of Bahrain. The agreement was signed in light of the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Communications' objective to upgrad...
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GCAA partners with Indra

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Spanish company Indra Sistemas (Indra) signed a contract to develop a new air traffic management system for Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. ...
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marhaba expands to Australia

marhaba has opened its first airport lounge in Melbourne, Australia. The lounge features seating for 200 guests, a relaxation quiet zone, shower facilities and buffet cuisine.   ...
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GCAA launches a performance measurement e-system

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) launched an e-system for performance measurement, supporting decision-making, enhancing customer service, and providing information through smart devices....
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Middle East Airlines extends partnership with Amadeus

Middle East Airlines has extended its partnership with Amadeus choosing to boost its services by employing innovations across the business operations. ...
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Emirates boosts services to Australia

Emirates is set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from 25 March 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services....
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Qantas to increase capacity of Airbus A380 fleet

Qantas unveiled plans to increase the capacity of its 12 Airbus A380s. The multi-million dollar upgrade will see a change in seat mix on the super jumbos to meet increased customer demand for premium ...
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flyadeal prepares for launch with first aircraft delivery

flyadeal, the newly established low-fare airline in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has taken delivery of its first aircraft and the first of eight Airbus A320ceos. ...
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flydubai performance dips for H1 2017

The financial results announced for flydubai’s half-year results for 2017 state that the airline witnessed a dip of AED 142.5 million (US$ 38.8 million) for the period ending 30 June 2017....
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Emirates to deploy extra flights for Hajj season

Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj ...
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EAG puts the spotlight on Emirati women

In an effort to support and celebrate the third annual Emirati Women’s day, Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) held a series of events. The theme ‘Women are partners in giving’ was highlighted, in line...
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Mohammed bin Rashid tours Airbus Plant in Hamburg

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours the Airbus Plant in Hamburg. ...
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Haneda Airport welcomes Star Wars ANA kids lounge

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) opened an airport lounge designed for children at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The Star Wars ANA kids lounge is located inside the ANA Lounge in Terminal 2. ...
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Ethiopian Airlines refurbishes Boeing 767-300ER fleet

Ethiopian Airlines is refurbishing its Boeing 767-300ER fleet. As part of the refurbishment, the aircraft are fitted with full flat-bed seats in Cloud Nine...
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GACA inks agreement with Uber

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has entered into an agreement with Uber for dedicated Uber pick-up and drop-off locations. ...
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Emirates deploys one-off A380 to Colombo

Emirates deployed a one-off A380 aircraft on its SriLanka route. The aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake helping Sri Lanka and the airport achieve an aviation milest...
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Air Arabia Q2 performance touches AED 158 million profit

Air Arabia posted strong financial results for Q2 of 2017. The results exceeded analysts’ expectations and registered a net profit of AED 158 million, an increase of 21% ...
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Emirates rolls out special Eid fares

Emirates has rolled out special fares to attract customers looking to getaway this Eid. Promotional bookings are offered to select destinations across the network. ...
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Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 787 on Seoul route

Etihad Airways introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi to Seoul. The two-class 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A340-600 aircraft previously operated on the...
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Open day at Emirates Aviation University

Emirates Aviation University will be hosting two open days. This new opportunity will provide prospective students and respective parents insight into the variety of courses on offer along with the op...
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Royal welcome for Ghana delegation

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group welcomed a VIP delegation from Ghana. ...
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Etihad Airways profits dip

Etihad Airways reported net loss of US$ 1.87 billion on US$8.36 billion in revenues as one-off impairment charges and fuel hedging losses weighed against a solid performance of the core airline. ...
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Etihad deploys Boeing 787 on Beirut route

Etihad Airways has deployed the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi to Beirut. The new two-class 787-9 provides an increase of 125 seats per flight....
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Emirates Group Security to host AVSEC Global Symposium

Emirates Group Security will bring together global experts in aviation security for a three day symposium on aviation security in Dubai. ...
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flydubai expands its Russia network

flydubai has added three destinations to its Russian network, bringing total connectivity to 10 points in the country. This autumn, the airline will launch flights to Makhachkala and Voronezh and resu...
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Colombo to welcome one-off Emirates A380

The Emirates A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake on 14 August 2017 to celebrate the airport’s resurfaced runway. ...
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Emirates expands Sudan network

Emirates announced that it will increase frequency of flights between Dubai and Khartoum from five to seven a week. The new increased frequency will commence from 8 August 2017. ...
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Emirates, flydubai strengthen partnership

Emirates and flydubai announced an extensive partnership which will see both airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. ...
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Leslie Thng takes over as new Vistara CEO

Leslie Thng has been appointed chief executive officer for Vistara by the Board of Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Ltd) and two promoters of the company – Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. He will su...
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Cathay Pacific – Al Noor get creative

Cathay Pacific in partnership with Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities initiated an interactive painting project with students of the non-profit organisation. During the activity led...
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Etihad Holidays on expansion mode

Etihad Holidays has launched operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain offering a wide range of package holiday options. The move follows successful introduction of Etihad Airways’ holida...
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Emirates expands inflight Wi-Fi offering

Emirates has expanded its free inflight Wi-Fi service with rates to suit all flyers. All Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can have free unlimited Wi-Fi during their flight, regardless of th...
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British Airways partners with The White Company

British Airways announced a partnership with luxury lifestyle brand - The White Company. The British retailer will supply bedding and amenity kits in Club World as part of the airline’s GBP 400 mill...
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Brussels to get increased Emirates connectivity

Emirates will introduce an additional daily flight to Brussels, complementing the existing schedule and providing a double-daily service from 29 October 2017. The new scheduled flight will be added to...
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Turkish Airlines ends electronic ban

The electronic ban concerning electronic devices that was implemented on US arrival flights has ended for Turkish Airlines passengers. Travelling to New York John F Kennedy International Airport from ...
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Emirates connects to Hanoi

Emirates commenced daily direct flights from Dubai to Hanoi saving approximately 2hrs 30mins of travel time. The new non-stop service is operated with a two-class configured Boeing 777-300ER with 42 s...
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Etihad Airways welcomes electronic ban lift to US

Etihad Airways welcomed the decision by the US Department of Homeland Security to lift the electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States, following successful validation of...
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Emirates touches down in Phnom Penh

Emirates expanded its presence in Southeast Asia with launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, via Yangon in Myanmar. This new service is operated with a Boeing 777 a...
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Etihad Airways’ Dreamliner connects Beijing

The Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Beijing after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi. The inaugural flight was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Abu Dhabi, attended...
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Etihad Airways connects to Paris with Airbus A380

Etihad Airways has introduced the Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The new service has been introduced early to meet seasonal demand...
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Nice welcomes Emirates A380

The Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport welcomed the inaugural Emirates A380 service. The double-decker has replaced existing Boeing 777-300ER used on this route. This new service will bring the ...
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Flydubai relaunches Tanzania service

flydubai announced the reaunch of flights to Kilimanjaro effective 29 October 2017. The relaunched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see f...
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Emirates partners with BMW Group

Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide luxury automobiles for its complimentary chauffeur-drive service for business class passengers in the UAE. ...
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Etihad Airways boosts A380 service to New York JFK

Etihad Airways will boost services to New York JFK with the addition of a second Airbus A380. The new aircraft will be deployed on the second daily service which means all 14 weekly flights between th...
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La Compagnie signs Interline Agreement with Hahn Air

Hahn Air has signed a new Interline Electronic Ticketing Agreement (IET) with La Compagnie. The French boutique airline’s flights are now available on Hahn Air’s HR-169 ticket to travel agents usi...
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Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ recently took off its inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai to touch down in Zagreb. The inaugural flight was welcomed with a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dance...
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Qatar Airways partners with Monacair

Qatar Airways and Monacair have partnered for a direct service which will commence on 4 July 2017. Qatar Airways’ passengers arriving in Nice on board the newly-launched direct service will have the...
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Etihad Guest, Red Crescent come together for Ramadan campaign

To celebrate the Year of Giving, Etihad Guest launched a special Ramadan campaign with Emirates Red Crescent to provide thousands of meals to families and children in need in Somalia....
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Etihad Airways expands Boeing 787 Europe network

Etihad Airways has announced plans to boost its European Dreamliner network with deployment of Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Amsterdam and Madrid....
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Emirates’ targets November for unveiling new first class

Emirates Airline will showcase its new first class product at the Dubai Air Show in November 2017. Making its debut on-board a Boeing 777-300ER, the new first class cabin will feature six private suit...
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New direct flights from Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines launched new flights from various cities in the Middle East and Germany to key Turkish destinations....
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QDF unveils ‘Maison De Parfum’ pavilion

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) unveiled the ‘Maison de Parfum’ pavilion by Dior, featuring a private perfume collection at Hamad International Airport (HIA)...
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Emirates prepares for Zagreb launch

Emirates is preparing for the launch of its scheduled daily flight between Dubai and Zagreb. ...
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Air Arabia to showcase ‘Invest in Sharjah’

The ‘Invest in Sharjah’ brand is taking to the air following an agreement between Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) and Air Arabia. As per the agreement, Air Arabia will place decals of the ...
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Turkish Airlines announces promotional offers to the Black Sea region

Turkish Airlines will now look to promote the Black Sea region with promotional offers.  The offer includes various countries from the GCC, to five different Turkish cities such as Trabzon, Ordu-Gire...
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Emirates’ showcases new A380 on-board lounge

Emirates will debut its new A380 on-board lounge at the forthcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM).  The airline will also showcase its Boeing 777 business class seat, along with other products such as ...
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Qatar Airways renews sponsorship agreement with Al-Ahli Saudi FC

Qatar Airways recently renewed its sponsorship agreement with football club Al-Ahli Saudi FC. Subsequently, the airline also announced that it will be the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA...
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New technologies cut waiting time at Dubai airports

New technologies like Smart Gate and the new service enabling the use of Emirates ID have brought down passenger waiting time at Dubai International. As per recent statistics, the wait time has droppe...