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July 12, 2020

DUBAI, 11th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Emirates will be operating special repatriation flights to five Indian cities between 12th and 26th July to assist stranded Indians get home and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.

The flights will be operated to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram between 12th and 26th July 2020 offering the following flight frequencies Bengaluru: twice daily flights Delhi: twice daily flights Kochi: twice daily flights Mumbai: thrice daily flights Thiruvananthapuram: once daily flights The flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are subject to state government approval.

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July 9, 2020

Private jets - the only flights that had been flying in dozens of stranded Indians to the UAE - have been barred by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). With scheduled and repatriation flights not operating from India, private jets were getting increasingly popular among stranded expats, according to operators.

The decision came as a huge disappointment for desperate expats who are trying every means possible to return to the UAE. Many passengers who were supposed to fly from Mumbai and Hyderabad on July 9 said they had already paid for their tickets and were 'absolutely devastated' following the DGCA's decision.

Expats shell up to Dh15,000 for a seat on the jets."...

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July 8, 2020

Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network. This follows the easing of travel restrictions by UAE regulatory authorities on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and residents. All travel remains subject to the entry and health regulations set by the UAE authorities, and those at the end destination.

Throughout July and August, subject to the lifting of international restrictions and the re-opening of individual markets, the airline plans to fly to 58 destinations worldwide from its Abu Dhabi hub. These will include major gateways in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The return to a larger network of international"...

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July 8, 2020

Budget carrier flydubai will increase the number of destinations to 66 during the summer as airlines in the UAE slowly expand their network with the opening of air travel, said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai.

Flydubai, which resumed its flights on July 7 after suspension of over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, will initially fly to 24 destinations.

'Today, marks the resumption of our flights and as we reflect on the last few months we should recognise that this is an important milestone. This is a positive step for the UAE and"...

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July 7, 2020

AL AIN, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has successfully delivered 100 shipsets of the assembled A350-900 Inboard Flaps, IBF.

Having completed the full First Article Inspection for the fabrication of six IBF components at its facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata now assumes fabrication and assembly duties in partnership with Airbus, the company said in a statement on Monday.

To fully-automate the IBF manufacturing process, Strata"...

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July 7, 2020

ABU DHABI, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has announced that will start direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt. The inaugural flight will take off from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria on 14th July followed by flights to Sohag the next day.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based in Abu Dhabi International Airport offering the same value-added product and services provided by Air Arabia across its hubs. The customer journey has also been upgraded adhering to all local and international guidelines set in place to ensure safety protocols and health measures are always"...

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July 6, 2020

Emirates SkyCargo will operate scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during July 2020.

Some of the new cities added to the air cargo carrier’s network include Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow (SVO), Phnom Penh, Rome, Santiago, Sialkot and Tunis.

Emirates SkyCargo’s network expansion is in response to the growing economic"...

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July 6, 2020

ABU DHABI, 5th July 2020 (WAM) - Wizz Air and Abu Dhabi Airports have celebrated the arrival of Wizz Air’s first scheduled Wizz Air Hungary flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Marking a great milestone in Wizz Air’s history and further strengthening of Abu Dhabi’s connectivity and accessibility as a destination of choice for business and leisure travel, the first Budapest-Abu Dhabi flight landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on 1 July 2020.

The inaugural Wizz Air route from Bucharest will be followed in September by flights from"...

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July 5, 2020

(WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, DCAA, said the issuance of Law No. (4) of 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regulating the operations of unmanned aerial vehicles, UAV or drones, in the emirate, establishes the framework for Dubai to be one of the world’s leading cities in shaping the future of civil aviation.

'Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is constantly looking to develop initiatives that support His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of making Dubai"...

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July 2, 2020

ABU DHABI, 1st July, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE announced that it is currently considering the return of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the UAE’s airspace.

The Director General of the General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi said:'The GCAA is closely working with the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Boeing and UAE Operators on B737Max return to service since its grounding after two tragic accidents. We are in regular discussions with the FAA and Boeing on all aspects of the certification including design, test flights and training for the flight crew. '' Additionally, he added, the GCAA is keeping a"...

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