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Air Arabia

Air Arabia added a second daily Sharjah-Dammam frequency. 1/5/2010

British Airways

A London-bound British Airways flight was delayed after a complaint from a female passenger about poor security at Abu Dhabi airport. All passengers and crew aboard the flight were made to disembark the aircraft and pass through security for a second time. According to reports, the plane was also searched after a passenger had told the captain that she was unhappy with the level of security surrounding the airfield. 1/4/2010

El Al Airlines

IsramWorld is offering its 29th Israel Seminar at the Source familiarization trip, scheduled from Los Angeles LAX on El Al Airlines, Jan. 31 to Feb. 11, priced from $1,795, and from New York JFK, Feb. 1 to 11, priced from $1,549. The program includes roundtrip air on El Al Israel Airlines; deluxe hotels throughout; comprehensive sightseeing throughout Israel; and many meals and evening events, including a gala farewell dinner. The tour is led by Isram staff and tour managers. Prices are per person sharing in twin room. Taxes of $95.69 are additional. Fuel surcharge of $376 is included in above price subject to change. For more information, call 800-843-9728, e-mail or visit 1/4/2010

Emirates Airlines

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to open services to the Spanish capital, Madrid, from 1 August this year. The airline will operate daily non-stop to Madrid from Dubai. Emirates will use Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route, configured with 12 first-class, 42 business-class and 183 economy-class seats. Madrid will bring to 25 the number of Emirates destinations in Europe, says the carrier. Emirates' freight division, SkyCargo, already serves the Spanish city of Zaragoza twice-weekly with Boeing 747 aircraft. 1/5/2010

Emirates Airlines

Emirates will operate the A380 to Saudi Arabia when it launches a four-times-weekly Dubai-Jeddah service on Feb. 1. The aircraft will seat 14 in first class, 76 in business and 427 in economy. Jeddah will be Emirates's eighth A380 destination. It began flying the aircraft to Paris Charles de Gaulle on Dec. 29. It currently operates the Jeddah route daily. 1/5/2010

Emirates Airlines

Emirates announced the launch of a daily flight to Prague on July 1 aboard a two-class A330-200. 1/5/2010

Gulf Air, Travelport

Gulf Air has become the latest airline to sign a full-content, multi-year deal with travel technology firm Travelport to...

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