Airline News - Africa / Middle East.


Mar 10, 2008

Alsalam Aircraft, Sama Airlines, Boeing

Alsalam Aircraft reached a deal with Sama Airlines to provide C checks on Boeing 737-300s. Mar 5, 2008


EgyptAir will transfer its Paris operation from Orly to Charles de Gaulle on March 30. Mar 3, 2008

Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines announced a new six-times-weekly service to Kozhikode beginning July 1 aboard 777-200s and A330-200s. Mar 4, 2008

Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines unveiled its initial Airbus A380 schedule yesterday, announcing that the aircraft will enter service on its Dubai-New York JFK route Oct. 1. Flights to London Heathrow follow on Dec. 1 and service to Sydney begins Feb. 1, 2009. Aircraft on these routes will seat 14 in first class, 76 in business and 399 in economy. "While we are still debating our first commercial A380 route, it has always been our intention to fly the aircraft on capacity-constrained trunk routes. The cities that we have now scheduled for A380 services bring our plans to fruition," President Tim Clark said. Emirates is the A380's leading customer with 58 on order. It expects to take delivery of five this year. Not all will feature the above configuration; others will fly medium-range routes with 517 seats across three classes or 604 seats configured in two classes. Mar 4, 2008

Gulf Air

Gulf Air will launch four-times-weekly Bahrain-Shanghai Pudong on June 16 aboard A340-300s. Service becomes daily in the winter 2008 schedule. Mar 3, 2008

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways yesterday unveiled a 2008 network expansion plan that will include a new thrice-weekly Doha-Houston Intercontinental flight beginning Nov. 10. The Boeing 777-200LR service will become daily the following month. Qatar Air will take delivery of its first aircraft of the type just days before launching the route and will configure it with 42 seats in business...

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