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Muslim chaplain says she faced discrimination on US flight

Muslim chaplain says she faced discrimination on US flight

Sunday, 31 May 2015 1:44 PM

Flight attendant reportedly refused request by Tahera Ahmad for unopened can of Diet Coke

EU in bid to devise new aviation strategy with Gulf carriers

EU in bid to devise new aviation strategy with Gulf carriers

Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:57 PM

Talks to address competition issues raised by the ongoing subsidies row have been “encouraging”, European transport commissioner reports

Hot air from the Windy City

Hot air from the Windy City

Saturday, 30 May 2015 2:05 AM

The mayor of Chicago’s arguments about employment sustained by the Gulf carriers do not add up, says Ed Attwood

Emirates president rebuffs Chicago mayor in subsidies row

Emirates president rebuffs Chicago mayor in subsidies row

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:37 PM

Tim Clark seeks to quash concerns expressed by Rahm Emanuel to the Obama administration in a strongly worded letter

Etihad sees profits rise 52% to $73m

Etihad sees profits rise 52% to $73m

Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:13 AM

UAE airline records fourth consecutive year of profit

US mayors pitch against Gulf in airline subsidies row

US mayors pitch against Gulf in airline subsidies row

Thursday, 21 May 2015 2:41 PM

Leaders of seven large US cities urge Barack Obama to take action over Open Skies policies

Dutch gov't blocks Gulf carriers' expansion at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

Dutch gov't blocks Gulf carriers' expansion at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:22 PM

No new landing rights for Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways, according to official at the transport ministry

Emirates A380 damaged following emergency landing in Poland

Emirates A380 damaged following emergency landing in Poland

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:17 PM

Flight delayed by 6 hours following medical emergency

Etihad-backed Aer Lingus said to be sold to BA parent IAG

Etihad-backed Aer Lingus said to be sold to BA parent IAG

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 6:53 PM

Irish government source says deal hinges on rival Ryanair’s willingness to sell its stake

UAE officials find Air India pilot drunk before flight

UAE officials find Air India pilot drunk before flight

Monday, 18 May 2015 2:10 PM

Pilot reportedly likely to be suspended for three months; flight delayed as airline had to find another pilot

Global airline growth requires state backing, says Qatar Airways CEO

Global airline growth requires state backing, says Qatar Airways CEO

Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:26 PM

Akbar Al Baker says it is no different that state-owned carriers in China, Russia, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia

Dubai's Emirates to pay staff $286m in bonuses

Dubai's Emirates to pay staff $286m in bonuses

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:16 AM

Exclusive: The performance reward comes days after the aviation group posted its second highest profit in its 30 year history

Etihad-backed Air Berlin to continue revamp after weak start to Q2

Etihad-backed Air Berlin to continue revamp after weak start to Q2

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 9:50 AM

CEO claims German carrier is on "a long road to recovery" after Q1 net loss of $178m, due to higher interest costs, hedging

flydubai 'to face new budget rivals in future', says Sheikh Ahmed

flydubai 'to face new budget rivals in future', says Sheikh Ahmed

Sunday, 10 May 2015 2:09 PM

Emirates chairman also says Dubai will meet its target of attracting 20 million visitors a year by 2020

Security alert forces Etihad flight to divert to Dubai

Security alert forces Etihad flight to divert to Dubai

Sunday, 10 May 2015 12:19 PM

All passengers on flight from Cairo safely disembarked from aircraft


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