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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Aug 29, 2010

Weapon, bomb-making manual found by Houston TSA. A native of India appeared in court Monday after TSA screeners at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport reportedly found several suspicious items in his luggage. According to local news reports, Vijay Kumar was carrying silver knuckles as well as literature on Islam and manuals for creating explosives. He is being held on $50,000 bond. Aug 24, 2010

Egyptair Egyptair will commence twice-weekly Alexandria[ETH]Khartoum service aboard an A320 in October. Aug 26, 2010

Emirates Airlines A source at the Kampala office of Emirates has confirmed to this correspondent that the airline will effective October 1 of this year begin to use the giant A380 aircraft on their route between Dubai and Hong Kong via Bangkok, offering even greater inflight comfort and service than has been the case until now. The giant airline, Emirates, recently took delivery of their 12th A380, and is progressively introduced on high density/high-demand routes to permit travelers flying via Dubai to reach their final destination in style, while the existing fleet of A330 and B777 aircraft is subsequently being deployed for an increase in frequencies to other destinations, where either the airports are not yet ready to received the A380 until modifications to air bridges and other facilities have been carried out or where traffic at this moment in time does not make the use of an A380 viable. The same source also reiterated that flights between Dubai and Manchester will be upgraded to the A380 as of September 1, making it the second such UK destination after London Heathrow. Aug 25, 2010

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