Aviation

Ethiopian’s A350 to Mumbai

Tadesse Tilahun

Apart from bringing its new generation Airbus 350- 900 to Mumbai, India, the airline also initiated the code-share agreement with South African Airways. TT Bureau Ethiopian Airlines launched Africa’s first Ethiopian Airbus A350-900 XWB on the Addis Ababa-Mumbai route on April 7, 2017. Passengers on Ethiopian’s twice daily nonstop services …

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19m flew Cebu in 2016

Cebu Pacific

The Philippines’ Cebu Pacific flew 19.1 million passengers in 2016, an increase of four per cent from the 18.4 million passengers flown in 2015. TT Bureau Last December 27, 2016, the Cebu Pacific Air Group carried a total of 64,684 passengers — the highest number of travellers we have ever …

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PAL expands footprint in the GCC

Jaime J. Bautista-Philippines Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL), the flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines, has started operating non-stop from Doha, Jeddah and Kuwait to Manila, capital of the Philippines. PAL now flies non-stop to Manila from Dubai daily and Riyadh daily. TT Bureau The Philippine Airlines also flies from Manila to Dammam …

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Cathay’s four decades in Dubai

Ashish Kapur-Cathay Pacific

The year 2017 marks 40 years since Cathay Pacific began operations on its Dubai route from its hub in Hong Kong in 1977, marking its 20th destination. TT Bureau Cathay Pacific Country Manager UAE & Oman, Ashish Kapur, says, “Since launching the Dubai route four decades ago, we have played …

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Now, Muscat-Dubai double daily

SalamAir

Oman’s first budget airline SalamAir has introduced Dubai as its first international destination. Fares from Dubai to Muscat start as low as AED122. TT Bureau The double daily service will operate from Muscat International Airport (MCT) to Dubai World Central (DWC) before moving to Dubai International Airport (DXB) starting March …

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IndiGo now flies to Sharjah

IndiGo

IndiGo, the Indian low-cost airline, has commenced flights to Sharjah making it the sixth international destination in their route plan. TT Bureau Effective March 20, IndiGo has started its new daily non-stop flights between Sharjah-Kozhikode-Sharjah and a second daily flight to operate non-stop between Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah effective April 8, 2017. Currently …

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Turkish adds 2 Russian cities

Turkish airlines

Turkish Airlines will now fly to Voronezh and Samara in Russia. The move is to attract more tourists from one of the airlines’ most important source markets. TT Bureau Currently operating to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Astrakhan, Novosibirsk and Stavropol. Turkish Airlines plans to further increase capacity …

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Ethiopian commands African skies

Ali Mohammed

Ethiopian Airlines is on a rapid growth trajectory with a very clear vision towards 2025 — to add 120 international and 26 domestic destinations with a revenue of over $10 billion. Ali Mohammed, Area Manager – Gulf, Ethiopian Airlines, speaks to TravTalk. TT Bureau Q Give us an overview of …

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Dubai-Kochi on AI Dreamliner

Air India

Air India launched the second Dreamliner from Dubai to Kochi on February 1, 2017. Shehara Rizly Air India’s flight 934 will be a daily operation with departure from Dubai at 1330 hours arriving in to Kochi at 1850 hours. The return from Kochi will be AI 933 departing at 0915 …

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