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Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Kuwait City, Kuwait | AFP | Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington. “Now our passengers flying from Kuwait International Airport to in #NY will be able to use all of their personal electronic devices,” …

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Airbus wins 203 plane orders in first half

Paris, France | AFP | European plane maker Airbus said Thursday it received 203 firm orders for aircraft in the first six months of this year and delivered 306 jetliners. Airbus said in a statement that it received orders for 138 medium-haul A320 and long-haul A330 aircraft in June alone …

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Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

  Mumbai, India | AFP |  An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday. The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi …

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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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UAE’s Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP |  Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said Monday it would suspend flights to Qatar after the United Arab Emirates was among major Gulf states to sever ties with Doha in an unprecedented regional crisis. Etihad said flights would stop on Tuesday, after the UAE, …

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UGANDA AIRLINES: Museveni meets Airbus representatives

President meets Airbus representatives, assures Ugandans, “Uganda Airlines will succeed” Entebbe, Uganda| PPU| President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that once revived, the Uganda Airlines will succeed mainly because of the direct travel opportunities that it will offer its citizens in the diaspora, the business community  and tourists. He said the …

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