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Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when …

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Emirates airline profit rebounds on cost savings

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Leading Middle East airline Emirates said Thursday its half year net profit rebounded strongly from a slump last year due to cost saving measures and favourable exchange rates. The Dubai flag carrier said it posted a net profit of $452 million in the period …

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Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar

Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar, Iran’s national carrier told AFP on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and other transport links to the emirate. “So far five planes carrying… vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 …

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Airline industry sees higher profits in 2017

Cancún, Mexico | AFP |  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) increased its profit forecast for the global airline industry Monday, citing surging demand. Total profits for the group’s 275 member airlines are now expected to hit $31.4 billion this year, up more than five percent from the previous forecast …

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