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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) May 2, 2010

Afriqiyah Airways Afriqiyah Airways will increase frequencies between Tripoli and Dubai from four to six weekly flights this summer. Arab Air Carrier Org. reported that the airline has a long-term plan to operate from Dubai to various points in the Indian subcontinent and Far East, namely Dhaka, Mumbai and Manila. Apr 30, 2010

Arkia Israel Airlines Plans by Israeli airliner Arkia to start flying to the Jordanian Red Sea resort town of Aqaba have left the mayor of neighboring Eilat fuming. Meir Yitzhak HaLevy, the mayor of the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat, has threatened to take action against Arkia should the carrier follow through with plans to setup regular flights to Aqaba. Apr 28, 2010

Emirates Airlines Emirates is offering special roundtrip fares from New York to select destinations in Southeast Asia, starting from USD1,060 in Economy Class. This offer is valid only on scheduled Emirates flight EK 204 from New York (JFK) to five destinations, including Hong Kong (HKG) from USD1,060, Bangkok (BKK) from USD1,260 and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from USD1,265. These fares can be booked until May 19. Travel must commence on or before May 19, or between Sept. 20 and Nov. 30. For more information, visit www.emirates.com/us. Apr 27, 2010

Kenya Airways It was recently announced that Kenya Airways will start operations to Muscat, Oman at the beginning of May, with initially three flights a week leaving Nairobi every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. This is adding another crucial destination in the Middle East/Gulf area to the airlineOs growing network. Apr 27, 2010

Kenya Airways, Boeing Investigators have concluded that poor airmanship, notably the failure to recognise and correct an excessive bank after take-off, led to the loss of a Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 in Cameroon three years ago. The twin-jet departed Douala for Nairobi in darkness - without seeking or obtaining take-off clearance - on 5 May 2007. After lifting off runway 12 the aircraft demonstrated a tendency to drift into a right bank, which was initially corrected by the captain who was the flying pilot. Some 42sec after the 737 became airborne the captain called 'OK, command'. While this signalled the activation of the autopilot, the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority's inquiry report states that the autopilot did not engage. Apr 28, 2010

Lufthansa Iraqi and Kurdistan region ministers, diplomatic officials...

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