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Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo

Paris, France | AFP | European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday it would end production of the A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The firm said it would stop deliveries in 2021 of the A380, …

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Emirates appoints new manager for Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emirates, which flies daily from Entebbe to Dubai, has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda. Gemin will oversee sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo, management and airport operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management …

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Dubai airport retains top global spot for 5th year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target. Traffic at the major transit hub rose slightly to 89.15 million passengers, …

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Emirates scoops aviation accolade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emirates airline has won the Aviation 100 ‘Middle East and Africa Airline of the Year’ accolade, awarded by Airline Economics magazine, it said on Oct.10. The Aviation 100 awards recognises the sector’s most outstanding performers as well as the most innovative and successful finance and …

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Wenger bids farewell to stadium he helped build

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger will bid farewell to a stadium he helped to build in more ways than one when he leads Arsenal at the Emirates for the final time at home to Burnley on Sunday. Wenger’s final season after 22 years in charge is destined to …

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Emirates flight attendant falls off plane at Entebbe

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Circumstance under which a member of the cabin crew of an Emirates aircraft  fell out through the emergency door of a parked plane at Entebbe Airport today is being investigated. She fell off an Emirates Boeing 777 flight #EK730 and was rushed to a …

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