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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Aug 22, 2010

Azerbaijan Airlines, Airbus No injuries were reported in a runway incident at Istanbul Ataturk airport in which an Azerbaijan Airlines Airbus A319 (4K-AZ04) suffered the loss of its nose-gear. Flightglobal's ACAS database shows that this A319 is a five-year old airframe fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines. Aug 17, 2010

EgyptAir EgyptAir launched twice-weekly Cairo-Juba service aboard a 737. Aug 20, 2010

Emirates Airlines Emirates said that it is adding Hong Kong as the newest destination served by the super-jumbo A380. Starting on Oct. 1, EmiratesO A380 will operate flight EK384 daily from Dubai via Bangkok with the return flight operating as EK385. Emirates currently has a total of 12 A380s in its fleet with an additional 78 aircraft on order. Hong Kong will become the Dubai-based global airlineOs 11th A380 destination, followed closely by airlineOs U.S. return with A380 service to New YorkOs John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, set to commence on Oct. 31. EmiratesO luxurious A380 products include two on-board shower spas in the First Class cabin, featuring signature amenities by the airlineOs premium spa brand, Timeless Spa. For First and Business Class passengers, the onboard lounge is the social highlight, featuring a fully stocked bar and a selection of hot and cold canaps. For more information, visit www.emirates.com/usa. Aug 20, 2010

Emirates Airlines Emirates has extended its offer for complimentary overnight accommodations at some of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai. The offer is valid for all first and business class passengers traveling to or via Dubai or from any of the airlineOs four U.S. gateways -- New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH) and San Francisco (SFO) First class passengers can experience two nights at ArmaniOs first luxury hotel, in Burj Khalifa, while business class passengers are treated to one night at The Address Downtown Dubai. Terms and conditions apply. Travel for this promotion has been extended to Sept. 9, 2010. Booking and travel must commence by this date. Fares are roundtrip and are inclusive of all...

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