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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Apr 4, 2010

More security worries in Nigeria after man crashes car into airplane A man in eastern Nigeria drove through two security gates before crashing his car into a commercial airliner on Wednesday, raising fresh concerns about aviation security in the country where the alleged Christmas Day underwear bomber apparently began his mission. The Boeing 737 was empty when the unnamed man rammed his Audi into the plane's underbelly. Police said there were no injuries, and no explosives were found in the car. Apr 1, 2010

Emirates Airlines Our regular source from the Emirates office in Kampala has informed this correspondent that nonstop flights between Dubai and TokyoOs Narita airport have now started. Travelers from Uganda and other East African destinations can now connect within a short period of time in Dubai. Apr 4, 2010

Emirates Airlines Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to deploy Airbus A380 aircraft on services to Manchester in the northern UK. Emirates will begin operating one of its two daily Dubai-Manchester flights with a 517-seat A380 on Sept. 1, replacing the 777 that normally operates the route. "We have invested close to GBP10 million in upgrading the airfield and terminal. . .to accommodate the aircraft," MAN MD Andrew Cornish said. Emirates operates eight A380s to London Heathrow, Toronto Pearson, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Jeddah, Bangkok, Incheon, Sydney and Auckland. Mar 31, 2010

Etihad Airways Etihad has become the first Middle Eastern airline to operate from the Japanese capital Tokyo - with Emirates coming a close second. The airline launched its inaugural flight between Abu Dhabi and Tokyo on March 27, the first of five regular flights between the two cities every week; 10 first class, 26 business class and 164 economy seats will be available on each flight. Mar 30, 2010

Kenya On Monday in the late afternoon, reportedly during a heavy rain storm, another light aircraft destined for Wilson Airport crashed into a residential building...

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