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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Jan 16, 2011

Intelligence prompted TSA to heighten thermos screening. The Transportation Security Administration's additional screening of travelers who carry thermoses was prompted by intelligence that suggested al-Qaida's master bomb maker was trying to make a bomb out of the containers, according to TSA Administrator John Pistole. Pistole, who made the remarks during a speech before a group that represents attorneys, noted that the TSA will continue to subject travelers with thermos bottles to additional screening "in the near future." During the speech, he also noted that the use of identity profiles provided by travelers could help speed the screening process and minimize travelers' exposure. Jan 14, 2011

Afriqiyah Airways Afriqiyah Airways launched twice-weekly Tripoli-Beijing service aboard an Airbus A330-200. Jan 12, 2011

Afriqiyah Airways As of November 2, 2010, Afriqiyah Airways is operating twice weekly non-stop flights between Tripoli and Beijing. The new route offers business travelers the first non-stop flight between Tripoli and Beijing and has been scheduled to provide convenient flight times, as well as good connections, to the African network of Afriqiyah Airways. Afriqiyah Airways is utilizing A330-200 equipment on the new service between the Libyan and Chinese capitals, which provides 30 seats in business class and 200 economy class seats. Travelers in business class enjoy the superior comfort of fully-reclining seats. Business Class passengers connecting on Afriqiyah flights utilizing A319 and A320 aircraft will experience extra wide 4-abreast seating that rivals the first class service on premium carriers. The aircraft can also carry up to 8 cargo pallets. Jan 10, 2011

Etihad Airways Etihad Airways will this summer increase service from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle (10-times-weekly to twice-daily), Manchester (daily to 10-times-weekly), Geneva (five-times-weekly to daily), Milan Malpensa (five-times-weekly to daily) and Brussels (six-times-weekly to eight-times-weekly) as it takes delivery of three A330-300s and two 777-300ERs. Jan 12, 2011

Etihad Airways Etihad Airways will this summer increase Abu Dhabi service to Beijing (five-times-weekly to daily) and Bangalore (four-times-weekly to daily) this summer. Jan 12, 2011

Etihad Airways Etihad Airways will this summer increase New York JFK and Chicago O'Hare daily flights and Toronto Pearson thrice...

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