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Boeing drops iconic 747 in new forecast for passenger planes

Boeing drops iconic 747 in new forecast for passenger planes

22/6/2017. Boeing Co sees the future, and it doesn’t include jumbo passenger jets. Not its own iconic 747. Not the Airbus A380.The US plane maker has dropped the category reserved for four-engine behemoths from its annual forecast for the commercial-aircraft market.

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Philippine Airlines orders seven planes for $235 mn

Philippine Airlines orders seven planes for $235 mn

22/6/2017. Philippine Airlines will buy seven planes from Canada's Bombardier as part of an effort to regain its dominance of the growing air travel market, the carrier said Tuesday.PAL said it sealed the deal for seven Q400 turboprops, worth $235 million at list prices, at the Paris Air Show.The

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Qatar Airways launches portal for online refunds

Qatar Airways launches portal for online refunds

22/6/2017. Launched in time for the Eid break, Qatar Airways has a new online portal, to assist passengers to apply for and manage their ticket refund process in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE."The announcement is part of airline's ongoing efforts to limit inconvenience to those of its passeng

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Hamad International Airport serves 19 million passengers this year

Hamad International Airport serves 19 million passengers this year

21/6/2017. Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s Five Star Airport has announced strong year-on-year growth in passenger numbers and cargo handling from January to June of 2017, making it its busiest six month period yet.The airport served 19 million passengers from January to June 2017, eig

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World has chosen Qatar

World has chosen Qatar

21/6/2017. Qatar Airways was named"Airline of the Year" by the international air transport ratings group, Skytrax, at a glitzy awards ceremony at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday.This is for the fourth time that Qatar Airways has received this global recognition as the world's best airline.In additi

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Boeing raises 20-yr industry demand forecast

Boeing raises 20-yr industry demand forecast

21/6/2017. Boeing raised its 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight plane deliveries by 4 percent on Tuesday, though executives at the world's biggest airshow in Paris expect demand this year to cool from recent red-hot levels.The U.S.

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QA firms up order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX jets: Baker

QA firms up order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX jets: Baker

20/6/2017. Qatar Airways has firmed up an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX jets and is awaiting the outcome of possible expansion in Italy and India before deciding whether to exercise further options, the carrier's CEO said on Monday.Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent for up to 60 narrowbody 737

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Boeing launches new jet as Macron opens Paris show

Boeing launches new jet as Macron opens Paris show

20/6/2017. Boeing unveiled a new version of its best-selling 737 aircraft on Monday, injecting life into a faltering civil aviation market as French President Emmanuel Macron flew in to open the world's biggest airshow in Paris.After years of booming orders driven by increased air travel and more

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HIA advisory for Eid holiday travel

HIA advisory for Eid holiday travel

20/6/2017. Hamad International Airport (HIA) has advised departing passengers travelling during the Eid period “to be sure to check in online, arrive three hours prior to their flight and use the E-gates to avoid queues” to continue enjoying comfortable and seamless travel through HIA.In a notifi

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American Airlines drops plans for 29-inch economy seat pitch

American Airlines drops plans for 29-inch economy seat pitch

19/6/2017. American Airlines has ditched plans to offer just 29 inches of Main Cabin (economy) seat pitch in three rows of its forthcoming B737 Max aircraft.The carrier’s plan to reduced Main Cabin seat pitch in the 100 latest-generation 737 MAX aircraft it currently has on order met with an over

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