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February 22, 2018

Flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier which signed last year an expanded codeshare agreement with sister airline Emirates, reported an 18 per cent rise in net profit as it flew a record number of passengers.

The airline's tie-up with Emirates and a refreshed fleet is expected to continue to drive growth in 2018.

Net profit for 2017 increased to Dh37.3 million from Dh31.6m in 2016, while total revenues increased 9.2 per cent to Dh5.5 billion compared to Dh5bn the previous year.

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February 22, 2018

Emirates said on Wednesday it will deploy its A380 aircraft on its service between Houston and Dubai starting June 1st, increasing capacity on the route currently served by 777 aircraft.

The carrier in December 2014 upgraded the route to an Airbus A380 service, but later, in July 2016 stopped deploying the A380s and used Boeing 777-300ER aircraft instead.

In a statement, Emirates said the decision to resume A380 services was in line with commercial demand, with the energy sector recovering and playing a large role in Houston’s resurgence.

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February 22, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Bigelow Space Operations (BSO) is proud to announce a partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. BSO is officially a user of the ISS National Lab, and will be facilitating the integration of payloads for commercial, academic and government customers.

In this capacity, BSO intends to contract with other payload integrating companies where we not only can help those companies to develop their dynamic futures for themselves and their successful clients extending beyond ISS operations,"...

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February 22, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Bigelow Aerospace is excited to introduce Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), a new commercial space company that is the sales, operational and customer service company that manages and operates space stations developed by Bigelow Aerospace.

With the two launches of B330-1 and B330-2 expected in 2021, the time is now in 2018 to begin BSO activity. These single structures that house humans on a permanent basis will be the largest, most complex structures ever known as stations for human use in space.

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February 21, 2018

Dubai carrier Emirates said it will run a one-off Airbus A380 test service to Beirut on March 29, and resume a second daily service to Lisbon to tap Portugal’s improving economic growth.

The airline’s flagship double-decker will fly to Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport for the first time, to test the operations and infrastructure required to accommodate an A380 service.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of A380s and last month finalised an order with the European plane manufacturer Airbus for 20 new A380s, with an option for"...

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February 21, 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jetcraft, the global leader in business aircraft sales and acquisitions, announces the opening of its first London office through its new UK company, Jetcraft Global (UK) Limited.

The new London base cements Jetcraft’s commitment to the European region and demonstrates its confidence in the UK as a continuing hub of business opportunity.

Chad Anderson, President at Jetcraft, says: “The opening of our London office comes as Jetcraft celebrates another record year -- with 93 transactions completed"...

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February 20, 2018

Emirates airline today announced its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via the island of Bali, Indonesia, starting from 14th June 2018.

The new service will offer global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates’ existing non-stop daily service between Dubai and Auckland and its current daily A380 service between Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney. Travellers will also have a choice of three daily services between Dubai to Bali in the summer, as the new flight adds to Emirates’ two existing daily services which are currently operated by a Boeing 777 300-ER in a two-class"...

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February 19, 2018

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has honoured its high flying executive Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights.

Clocking a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, Andrew managed to beat the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

The Guinness World Records has officially declared his successful attempt a world record.

Etihad Airways acknowledged Fisher’s achievement with a reception at its Abu Dhabi headquarters, where the record breaker shared a video and experience"...

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February 19, 2018

Sharjah International Airport (SIA)'s passenger numbers reached 11.36M last year, with an increase of 327,000 passengers as compared to 2016. This increase was attributed to the enhancement of its services and facilities, especially the availability of smart gates.

Aircrafts recorded 77,627 movements of takeoff and landing, including 661,000 movements in December which was supported by the addition of new airlines and their access to new destinations as well as the expansion of tankers operating at SIA.

The air freight sector achieved figures of more than 148,312 tonnes, with the sea/air freight volume reaching about 10,606 tonnes despite the regional and global challenges facing the sector....

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February 18, 2018

Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) draft determination that proposes to grant authorisation for their partnership for another five years.

The continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will see the airlines deliver expanded services to better leverage each other's networks, offering travellers improved schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to developing world class products and travel experiences for customers.

A final decision is expected in March"...

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