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Flydubai inaugural flight lands in Helsinki

Flydubai has inaugurated its new daily service to Helsinki, Finland, becoming the first national carrier for the UAE to offer direct flights from Dubai. Dubai-based carrier offers year-round direct flights to Finland. The new route is code-shared with Emirates and gives passengers access to more than 200 destinations worldwide on …

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Airlines start pre-emptive hedging over 2020 deadline

Airlines are starting to hedge against the risk that fuel prices could be driven higher by rules targeting another industry’s environmental performance. Brent crude for 2020 rallied in the third-quarter, a period in which spot prices fell, as some carriers began seeking protection against higher fuel costs caused by rules …

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Airlines warned over possible Syria strikes

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of …

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Airlines divided over flying Iraq after MH17 crash

Source: Financial Times A split has emerged between airlines about whether it is safe to fly over war-torn Iraq, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed in Ukraine. British Airways and Etihad Airways are among those continuing to fly passenger jets over Iraq, while Air France and Virgin Atlantic have …

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