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Cape Town runway receives the green light

Cape Town runway receives the green light

🕔09:05, 18.Feb 2018

Cape Town International Airport has received final approval from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for the construction of the airport’s new realigned runway. This project marks a R3.8 billion investment into the economy of Cape Town and the Western Cape.

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Royal Jordanian to start flying to Copenhagen in early June

Royal Jordanian to start flying to Copenhagen in early June

🕔19:07, 15.Feb 2018

Royal Jordanian will launch a new direct service to Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, as of June 3, 2018.

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Ethiopian to start flights to Chicago

Ethiopian to start flights to Chicago

🕔17:59, 15.Feb 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Holding Company in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence direct flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago effective as of June 09, 2018.

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Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s

Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s

🕔10:37, 14.Feb 2018

Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at

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Oman Air receives its first Boeing 737 MAX

Oman Air receives its first Boeing 737 MAX

🕔14:52, 10.Feb 2018

Boeing and Oman Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane, one of 30 that Oman Air will operate as it expands its fleet and service.

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Air Sénégal confirms its order for two A330neo aircraft

Air Sénégal confirms its order for two A330neo aircraft

🕔08:50, 10.Feb 2018

Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal, has signed a firm order for two Airbus A330neo aircraft, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner. The order follows the Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2017 at the

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Abu Dhabi International Airport to offer flight updates via Twitter and Facebook

Abu Dhabi International Airport to offer flight updates via Twitter and Facebook

🕔09:06, 6.Feb 2018

Twitter users travelling to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport can now receive real time flight updates to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, thanks to a new service called BizTweet launched this week by Abu Dhabi Airports.

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DXB retains #1 rank for international traffic

DXB retains #1 rank for international traffic

🕔09:35, 5.Feb 2018

Dubai International (DXB) retained its position as the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the fourth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2017 reaching 88.2 million passengers, according to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports

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Gulf Air’s on time punctuality garners top ranking in 2017

Gulf Air’s on time punctuality garners top ranking in 2017

🕔06:44, 22.Ene 2018

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has been independently ranked by UK aviation analysts OAG the third most punctual airline in 2017, amongst Middle East and African airlines, with an average on-time performance (OTP) of 80.22%.

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Hamad International Airport comes second among the World’s most punctual airports scoring 85.41% OTP

Hamad International Airport comes second among the World’s most punctual airports scoring 85.41% OTP

🕔08:21, 16.Ene 2018

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed 120 million passengers since the beginning of its operations in May 27th 2014 till the end of 2017. In 2017, Cargo observed an increase by 14.52%, with total of 1.9 million tonnes in handling. HIA

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