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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Jul 25, 2010

Egyptair Egyptair will switch aircraft on Cairo-New York JFK flights from a 777-200ER to a 777-300ER on Jan 1. Jul 20, 2010

El Al Israel Airlines El Al is now offering its social media followers the opportunity to participate in contests and take advantage of special discounts on flights to Israel. El Al Facebook (El Al Israel Airlines USA) and Twitter ( followers will periodically be given the chance to win free roundtrip tickets and USD100 discounts off any nonstop flight to Israel. El Al Facebook fans can enter an exclusive-to-Facebook contest now though Aug. 13. Entrants must go to the El Al Israel Airlines USAFacebook page, become a Fan and post their most awesome travel joke on its wall. Whoever posts the funniest and non-offensive joke will be the grand prize winner of two roundtrip tickets and will have the opportunity to pack their bags for Israel. The winning submission will also be featured on the El Al USA website, the El Al USA Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the airlineOs USA blog. The selection of the grand prize winner will be held on or about Aug. 16. In addition, El Al is hosting a contest for passengers via Twitter. From now through Aug, 4, 2010 El Al Twitter followers can enter a contest to win the grand prize of one roundtrip ticket to Israel. To enter, Twitter followers must go to For details/restrictions related to contests and prize winning tickets, visit For more information, visit Jul 22, 2010

Etihad Airways Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways is to open services to the South Korean capital Seoul at the end of this year. It will operate daily to Seoul Incheon Airport from its base in Abu Dhabi, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route. Jul 20, 2010

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