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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Oct 23, 2011

American Airlines, Etihad Airways American Airlines and Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced they will offer passengers the opportunity to redeem frequent flyer miles on flights booked on each other's networks. Starting today, members of American's AAdvantage[umlaut] program and Etihad Airways Etihad Guest frequent flyer program will be able to redeem miles on eligible American Airlines flights and eligible Etihad Airways flights. This follows the June 1 announcement that the airlines would allow passengers to earn miles across their respective networks. Oct 18, 2011

Arik Air Airline Routes. Arik Air will commence 3X-weekly Lagos-Abu Dhabi Airbus A340-500 service by the end of November. Oct 19, 2011

Emirates Airlines, Airbus An Emirates jet made an emergency landing at Hyderabad. The plane flying from Bangkok to Dubai landed safely at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport early Sunday. All 410 passengers on board the A380 superjumbo were safe and had been ferried to their destination in batches. In a statement, an airline spokesperson said: OEmirates can confirm flight EK 385 and A380 aircraft from Bangkok to Dubai was diverted to Hyderabad international airport today at 0345 hours due to a technical snag in the aircraft.OO The airline said the 410 passengers were disembarked safely. OO205 passengers departed on EK 527, a Boeing 777 aircraft at 10.20 local hours.OO Oct 23, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines launched 4X-weekly Mekele-BahirDar-Khartoum Bombardier Q400 service. Oct 19, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that effective October 13, 2011 it has commenced direct international flights from Mekele and BahirDar to Khartoum. The new direct flights will enhance tourism and business travel between Northern Ethiopia and the Sudan thereby strengthening the existing cooperation between the people and governments of the two countries. Oct 14, 2011

FlyNiki Airline Routes. FlyNiki will launch 3X-weekly Vienna-Tel Aviv A321 service in February 2012. Oct 21, 2011

Jebel Ali, Dubai Airline expansion takes off in Middle East. Airline expansion in Europe and the U.S. is limited, but Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates are building new hubs. In the Jebel Ali region of Dubai, an airport that will have six runways that can serve 150 million passengers a...

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