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UK joins US’s plane cabin ban on devices

UK joins US’s plane cabin ban on devices

22/3/2017. The UK followed much of the US ban on large electronic devices in cabins of inbound flights, but unlike the US action has not included the UAE in its list of affected countries.Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16 centimetres by 9.3cm by 1.5cm are not allowed in the cabin on flig

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Historic DC-3 plane lands in Doha

Historic DC-3 plane lands in Doha

22/3/2017. The legendary Breitling DC-3 aeroplane has landed in Qatar as part of its record-breaking world tour.This historic aircraft, which is aiming to become the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe, arrived at Doha on Sunday ahead of the next leg of the trip which will take it to Dubai.H

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Lufthansa to operate Airbus A380 between Bangkok-Frankfurt

Lufthansa to operate Airbus A380 between Bangkok-Frankfurt

21/3/2017. As of October 29, Lufthansa will be operating daily an Airbus A380 between Bangkok and Frankfurt, replacing the existing Boeing 747-400 for the winter timetable.With this change of aircraft, there will be a capacity increase of 35 per cent from October to March 2018 on this route, the

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South Sudan: Plane crash-lands in Wau, at least 37 injured

South Sudan: Plane crash-lands in Wau, at least 37 injured

21/3/2017. At least 37 people were injured when a passenger jet crash-landed in South Sudan’s northwestern city of Wau today, government and airport officials said.

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US bans laptops, tablets in cabin bags on some flights

US bans laptops, tablets in cabin bags on some flights

21/3/2017  The United States is banning electronic devices such as laptops and tablets from cabin baggage on flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries, a BBC report said.It will reportedly include all large electronic devices such as laptops, tablets cameras, DVD players and e

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The best airports for 13 million travellers revealed

The best airports for 13 million travellers revealed

20/3/2017. Dubai, Consumer aviation website Skytrax has just released the 2017 edition of its annual World Airport Awards, and several airline hubs from Asia have garnered a lot of approval ratings from more than 13 million travellers.Singapore’s Changi International Airport took home the crown a

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Oman Air to fly direct daily between Salalah and Calicut

Oman Air to fly direct daily between Salalah and Calicut

20/3/2017. Oman Air has announced the launch of its new daily direct flight between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala, starting on March 27.The three and a half hour flight will depart Salalah at 01.10 hrs and arrive in Calicut at 06.20 hrs.

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Air Arabia inaugural Baku flight takes off

Air Arabia inaugural Baku flight takes off

19/3/2017. Air Arabia launched its inaugural service to Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.This new flight marks Air Arabia’s first entrance into Azerbaijan and its expanding travel market, the airline has said in a press statement.An official delegation that included Sheikh Fahim al-Qasimi, executive c

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Etihad to launch A380 flights to Paris

Etihad to launch A380 flights to Paris

16/3/2017. Etihad Airways is introducing its award-winning A380 on the Abu Dhabi – Paris route this summer as part of seasonal adjustments to the airline’s fleet deployment plan.Featuring the carrier’s revolutionary The Residence – the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner – the

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Oman Air welcomes a new Boeing B737-800 to its fleet

Oman Air welcomes a new Boeing B737-800 to its fleet

16/3/2017. Oman Air has announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet.This new aircraft will be used on short and medium haul routes and has a capacity of 162 seats, with 12 Business class seats of seat pitch 46 inches and 150 Economy class seats with seat pitch 30 inches.

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