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Etihad announces cautious return to flying

Etihad Airways has unveiled plans to return to a limited schedule of flying from May 1st - subject to United Arab Emirates government-imposed travel restrictions being lifted. In a sign the corner might have been turned, the Abu Dhabi flag-carrier said it would operate a reduced network until June 30th, with

BIAL Undertakes Intense Cleaning and Sanitisation Drive

BIAL Undertakes Intense Cleaning and Sanitisation Drive Across BLR Airport

With scheduled passenger operations coming to a halt, following the nation-wide lockdown, BIAL – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB or BLR Airport) – has undertaken an intense disinfection and sanitisation drive across its premises. This is to safeguard the health of passengers and employees as well as to ensure

Emirates begins Covid-19 testing for passengers in Dubai

Emirates Airlines Coronavirus

Emirates airline has begun administering coronavirus antibody blood tests on passengers before they board its flights at Dubai International Airport, according to a report. The airline claims to be the world’s first carrier to conduct such rapid blood tests, the first of which took place Wednesday on passengers boarding a flight to Tunisia. The

Join hands with Emirates to celebrate and conserve elephants

Elephant-Day Emirates Airlines

As the world and India celebrate World Elephant Day on 12 August, Emirates is showcasing its commitment to wildlife conservation and the urgency for protecting these majestic beasts which are a fundamental part of the country’s heritage. The airline brings this commitment to life in wide-reaching ways across different customer touch-points and

Air New Zealand launches ‘Air All Blacks’ in new safety video

Air New Zealand India All Blacks

Air New Zealand created a new safety video that features the All Blacks ahead of the team’s 2019 season and the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The video features All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, captain Kieran Read and players like Sam Cane, Anton Lienert-Brown and Ryan Crotty. Suits actor Rick Hoffman and Kiwi actor

Egypt announces Fees for Passengers Departing from Egyptian Airports

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Minister Younis al-Masry recently announced a decision to collect fees from passengers departing Egyptian airports, whether they be foreign or domestic flights. While the ministry did not clarify how this fee will be charged and collected, historic trends suggest that it will be incorporated in airline

SpiceJet flight skids at Surat airport runway, all passengers safe

SpiceJet skids in Surat

The SpiceJet flight No SG 3722 from Bhopal skid at the runway shortly after it landed at the Surat airport. All passengers and crew members were reported to be fully safe. Shortly after an Air India plane veered off the runway in Mangaluru, another passenger plane - a SpiceJet flight coming from

Fourth & Final British Airways Heritage Livery arrives in London

British Airways India

The fourth and final British Airways aircraft in a heritage livery has touched down at Heathrow this morning.  The Boeing 747 adorns the Negus design which was originally on the British Airways fleet from 1974-1980. The arrival of the aircraft rounds off a nostalgic few weeks for the aviation community. Enthusiasts

Boeing 737 Max 8 grounding: What does it mean for travelers?

Under normal circumstances, most travelers rarely bother to look at which model of plane they're flying on. Worrying events over the last few days though, have made passengers pay closer attention to their plane tickets. The particular aircraft in the news is the Boeing 737 Max 8, which has been

flydubai to start operations on Dubai – Tashkent route

flydubai Tashkent flights

Dubai-based flydubai today has announced the start of flights to Tashkent (TAS) the capital of Uzbekistan. The five times weekly service between Dubai and Tashkent will start from 11 March 2019 and will become a daily operation from 31 May 2019. flydubai has been flying to Central Asia since November 2010