Airline News - Africa / Middle East.


New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Aug 15, 2010

Azerbaijan Airlines, Airbus Investigators are attending the scene of a runway incident at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in which an Azerbaijan Airlines Airbus A319 has been damaged. Images from the scene show that the twin-engined aircraft appears to have suffered the loss of its nose-gear in the event. It has come to rest near a fence, with its forward fuselage in contact with the ground. The images also show that the nose of the jet carries the name 'Guba', identifying it as serial number 2588, registered 4K-AZ04. AirGuideAircraftOs database shows that this A319 is a five-year old airframe fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines. Aug 12, 2010

Emirates Airlines Emirates, the Dubai-based international carrier, announced the launch of second daily flights to Los Angeles and Houston. The award-winning airline, which recorded a significant increase in revenue for the Americas in 2009-2010, will soon offer more than 15,000 seats on 98 return flights per week to the United States. Starting Oct. 31 for Los Angeles and Nov. 1 for Houston, Emirates will fly non-stop to both cities twice a day on Boeing 777 aircraft. The services will provide the highest standards of passenger comfort, with luxurious private suites in first class, lie-flat beds in business class and generously-sized economy class seats. Key imports from the United States include machinery, computer and electronic products, primary metal manufacturing, chemicals and transport equipment. Last month, Emirates ordered 30 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and placed a USD2 billion order for U.S.-manufactured GE90-115B Engines to power the U.S.-built aircraft, which will add to the airlineOs fleet of 65 777-300ER and 777-200LR that are currently in service. Emirates currently flies nonstop to four U.S. cities: New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline will reinstate its flagship A380 aircraft on one of its double-daily JFK services from Oct. 31. For more information, visit Aug 13, 2010

Nigerian Airlines Nigerian airlines could be allowed to fly their own planes to the United States by the end of the year following improvements in aviation security in the West African nation, U.S. and Nigerian officials said on Wednesday. Airline security in Africa's most populous country came under heightened scrutiny last December following a failed Christmas Day bombing attempt on a U.S...

To continue reading