Airline News - Africa / Middle East.


Nov 30, 2008

British Airways

Flights planned to Jeddah and Riyadh. British Airways will resume flying to Saudi Arabia next March after a four year absence. The carrier will fly five times a week from London Heathrow to both Jeddah and Riyadh whenthe service starts on March 29. Flights to Riyadh will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777 and Jeddah flights will be three-class using a smaller Boeing 767. Robert Boyle, BA's commercial director said: "Resuming these flights make commercial sense. But the decision will not go down well with bmi which stepped in to fill the gap left by BA when it pulled out of Saudi in 2005, citing "commercial reasons." At the time, BA's decision seemed a strange one because of high oil prices (in 2005) which were leading to a boom in Riyadh. Nov 26, 2008

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing carriers in the world, has launched an innovative boarding pass delivery service which will allow their passengers to receive a boarding pass straight to their mobile phone. The mobi-passTM service has been made possible by Mobiqa, the UK-based leaders in mobile barcode solutions and IER, world leader in passenger check-in and processing, who are providing the ground-breaking technology to Qatar Airways. Nov 25, 2008

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways' mobile boarding pass incorporates passenger travel details on an industry standard barcode that is sent to the passenger's...

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