Home / Tag Archives: Airlines

Tag Archives: Airlines

Coronavirus emergency to be declared in US

U.S. President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency over the fast-spreading coronavirus on Friday, opening the door to more federal aid to combat a disease that has infected 138,000 people worldwide and left more than 5,000 dead. Trump, who some experts criticized for being slow to respond to the …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicks off

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicked off its 10th anniversary celebrations on Thursday at the Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Mamzar, presenting Zaki Nussaibah, Minister of State, with this year’s Festival Personality Award. Each year, the Emirates Literature Foundation’s Board of Trustees recognises the major contribution of an individual …

Read More »

Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights. The move comes amid widespread anger in Tunisia, with rights groups condemning “racist and discriminatory” measures. The transport ministry said the measure would stay in place until …

Read More »

Emirates offers 96-hour UAE visa for Bangladeshis

Dubai-based Emirates airline, in a special offer, is offering a complimentary 96-hour UAE visa to all economy-class passengers travelling from Dhaka to destinations in Africa, Canada, Europe or US. Passengers booking a business- or first-class service will also get a two-night stay at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, along with …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »