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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Jul 3, 2011

TSA is investigating stowaway security breach Federal authorities are trying to determine how a Nigerian man was able to board a commercial airliner with an expired boarding pass in someone else's name -- and avoid being arrested until five days after the flight. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi was allowed to leave Los Angeles International Airport even after it was discovered that he had flown using that boarding pass and invalid identification. "Obviously the system did not work the way it was supposed to," said Brian Jenkins, a transportation security expert at the Mineta Transportation Institute and Rand Corp. "Procedure was not followed." The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing the matter. Jul 1, 2011

Traveler boards U.S. flight with expired boarding pass, no I.D. A Nigerian traveler last Friday flew from New York to Los Angeles on a Virgin America flight without a passport or valid identification. Olajide Noibi was carrying an expired boarding pass that belonged to someone else. The crew realized an extra passenger was on board after the flight had taken off. On Wednesday, he tried to board another flight with an expired board pass. Officials took him into custody and found several expired passes after searching his bag. Jun 30, 2011

CSA Czech Airlines Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced today the launch of Czech Airlines flights, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new airline will start operations on 21st September this year with 4 non-stop weekly flights connecting the Capital to the city of Prague. The new route will initially be operating four weekly return flights departing from Abu Dhabi every Monday and Thursday at 09:50, local time (LT), to arrive in Prague at 14:15, and every Sunday and Wednesday at 01:35 LT, to arrive in Prague at 06:00 LT, using Airbus A319 aircraft. The new route will bring the number of destinations served at the EmirateOs airport to over 80 destinations in more than 45 countries around the world. Jun 27, 2011

Emirates Airlines, Delta Air Lines Emirates and Delta Air Lines are embarking on a trial to provide greater route flexibility in the mid-Atlantic region which will also provide options for avoiding turbulent tropical weather. Emirates and Delta Air Lines are embarking on a trial to provide greater route flexibility in the mid-Atlantic region which will also provide...

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