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April 18, 2019

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution.

Flight EY484 will depart from Abu Dhabi on April 21 and land in Brisbane on April 22 which is observed as Earth Day.

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, said: 'Sustainable and efficient transport is core to the government’s vision, and we commend Etihad’s proactivity in paving the way for sustainability and efficiency"...

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April 18, 2019

India's Jet Airways on Wednesday suspended all flights after it failed to reach a deal with lenders while its UAE-based minority stakeholder Etihad Airways confirmed that it continued to re-accommodate and support affected guests.

'With immediate effect, we are compelled to cancel all our international and domestic flights,' the debt-stricken carrier said on Wednesday evening.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad"...

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April 17, 2019

The board of stricken Indian airline Jet Airways could suspend all operations Tuesday after lenders refused to release emergency funds to keep the debt-laden carrier flying, media reports said.

An emergency board meeting was called for Tuesday after the latest blow to the beleaguered company.

Thousands of passengers have been stranded in recent weeks after the airline, which has debts of more than $1 billion, cancelled international flights because it cannot pay its bills.

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April 17, 2019

No delays or disruptions were reported for Emirates flights that were transferred to the Dubai World Central (DWC) on day one of the 45-day closure of the southern runway at the Dubai International (DXB) on Tuesday (April 16).

The runway will remain closed until May 30 and during this six-week period, many flights at the DXB will operate from either the DWC or the Sharjah International Airport.

A DXB spokesperson"...

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April 17, 2019

DUBAI, 16th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Airline and Ghana's Africa World Airlines, AWA, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto selected routes of Africa World Airlines’ network, opening up new African destinations for Emirates customers from May 2019.

'The agreement between Emirates and Africa World Airlines underpins our commitment to provide greater connectivity across West Africa. This partnership will allow us to further extend West Africa via the selected domestic and regional routes of Africa World Airlines,' said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial"...

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April 16, 2019

DUBAI, 15th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Airline has announced that it completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested US$150 million in converting the ten Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet from three to two class cabins featuring wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format and a fully refreshed economy class cabin.

The reconfiguration of the ten aircrafts was executed fully in-house at Emirates Engineering’s facilities in Dubai. The Engineering team spent a total of over 160,000 man hours on the project, working with more than 30 suppliers and handling over 2,700 spare parts at any one time."...

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April 16, 2019

With Jet Airways suspending its international flights in the face of deep financial crisis and staring at closure, rivals Air India and SpiceJet are eyeing the beleaguered carrier's flying rights to the lucrative India-Dubai route.

The two airlines are learnt to have urged the Civil Aviation Ministry to allocate traffic rights to them, in case Jet fails to utilise the weekly seat quota granted by the government.

Talking to IANS, a senior Air India executive said that fares on the India-Dubai route had soared following sudden withdrawal of nearly 13,000 seats operated"...

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April 15, 2019

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways announced yesterday that its outbound flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) have been scheduled to land in Al-Maktoum international Airport instead. Regional Director of GCC in Kuwait Airways Mishaal Al-Dalk said in a statement to the press that flights to DXB were transferred to Al-Maktoum International Airport starting April 17 due to maintenance and renovation on the Northern runway.

Dalk stressed the company’s keenness, represented by Chairman of the Board Yousef Al-Jassem and Chief Executive Officer Kamel Al-Awadhi, on providing all services and facilitating operations of departure and arrival. He also"...

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April 15, 2019

Emirates has announced that it will be operating its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the 'Game Changer' First Class suites from Dubai to Riyadh starting from April 16, 2019 and Kuwait starting from June 1, 2019.

Adil Al Ghaith, senior vice president of Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East & Iran said: 'The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will be the first countries in the Middle East and GCC to be served by the latest Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft featuring fully-enclosed private suites inspired by luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz. Deploying the newest Boeing 777 to both Riyadh and Kuwait will cater to the significant"...

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April 13, 2019

Emirates has completed the installation of bespoke Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive decal rolling out of the Emirates Engineering hangar.

The first decal was unveiled in 2017 and since then, Emirates’ mini-fleet of Expo 2020 Dubai aircraft have collectively flown to 134 destinations across the airline’s global network, travelling 66 million kilometres on over 15,000 flights.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be held between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.

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