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Aeroméxico-Emirates bitter spat over Spain-Mexico route: Part 1

When Emirates revealed intentions to launch flights from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona, Aeroméxico vowed to oppose the move by all means necessary. The flag carrier has since taken legal action pleading the Mexican government to reverse a decision that allows the Gulf airline to exercise fifth freedom rights on the route. To get ahead of the potential market entrant, Aeroméxico has also launched its own service between Mexico C...


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Water salutes gone wrong: UAE issues verdict in Saudia’s case

When pilots landed Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A320 at Dubai International Airport (DXB), they had no idea that the flight was going to be greeted with a water salute. Even less so, that the welcoming fanfare will blow open one of the emergency exits and inflate the slide ramp, injuring a passenger along the way....


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Emirates A380 struck by lightning returns to Dubai

On March 25, 2019, Emirates Airbus A380 was struck by lightning as it was on approach to Munich International Airport (MUC) in Germany. The aircraft remained in Germany for two days, returning to Dubai (UAE) on March 27, 2019.  ...


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Air Berlin fallout: Etihad sued for $2.3B, given deadline

Air Berlin insolvency administrator is suing Etihad for withdrawing financial aid of then-troubled German airline in August 2017. The Berlin court confirmed that such claim was filed, noting that the Gulf airline is sued for 500 million euros and further damages that could amount to two billion euros....


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Qatar Airways reveals heavy cost of embargo but sheds no tears

Qatar Airways' latest manifest of defiance – revealing the large cost of the blockade on its annual earnings and how the company manages to alleviate the financial toll....


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Top 5 Airports Of The Future: From Mesmerising Rooftops To Virtual Reality

Future is making humankind curious in every aspect of life. We are seeking for something mystical, try to explore and gain as much knowledge as we can. And this is when we find something we were looking for....


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Saudia explores 777X order with Boeing under pressure

Saudi Arabian Airlines is reportedly looking into a potential order for Boeing’s 777X jets at a time when the U.S. plane maker is experiencing pressure....


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UAE not changing flight paths after Qatari fighter jet incident

After the UAE accused Qatari fighter jets of flying dangerously close to its civilian aircraft, the UAE said it will not change its civilian flight paths...


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Emirates inks $16B A380 superjumbo order with Airbus

On February 11, 2018, Emirates announced affirming an order for 36 Airbus A380s. The $16 billion worth deal, already labeled a lifeline for the stagnant-in-sales superjumbo, was previously announced in January 2018, as Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)....


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Emirates boss urges airlines to brace for digital transformation

Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark warned of disruptive changes in the airline industry that new technologies are going to bring in the near future, saying that airlines must put data and technology at the centre of their business. For years, the Emirates boss has been eager to bring his company into a modern digital landscape and now he has his sights set on blockchain technology....