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Qatar takes delivery of first 747-8F and adds more 777s to fleet

September 26, 2017

Qatar Airways announced an order today for two 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The Doha airline then took immediate delivery of the first of the freighters.

'The addition of our very first 747-8 freighter is a significant moment for our Cargo division, and a welcome"... Continue Reading

Kuwait discusses amendments in aviation safety program

September 25, 2017

Kuwait discusses amendments in aviation safety program

Kuwait's national aviation safety committee discussed required amendments in the national aviation safety program in terms of international laws.
The meeting, chaired by Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, discussed the program's recommendations and measures in accordance with the laws"... Continue Reading

Jazeera Airways unveils biggest sales promotion

September 24, 2017

Jazeera Airways, a leading Kuwait-based budget airline, has launched its biggest-ever promotion offering 100,000 low-fare tickets across its global network for sale at up to 50 per cent discount.

A major Kuwaiti carrier with regional and international operations, Jazeera said its extraordinary offer ends at midnight on September 30 (Saturday).

Applicable across the wide network"... Continue Reading

‘90,000 seats per week to be granted to Kuwait Airways carriers to India’

September 23, 2017

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed Kuwait’s desire to increase the number of seats granted to Kuwait Airways carriers from 12,000 to 90,000 per week, as the current number of seat allocation does not match the number of Indian expatriates living in Kuwait.

The"... Continue Reading

Turkish Airlines buys 40 Dreamliners to compete with Middle East carriers

September 23, 2017

Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year.

When finalised, the order would be valued at almost $11 billion before the customary discounts for large aircraft purchases."... Continue Reading

Qatar Airways launch refreshed Amenity Kits

September 19, 2017

A new range of limited edition amenity kits from luxury luggage brands BRIC'S and Nappa Dori have made their debut on board Qatar Airways flights for passengers flying in First Class and Business Class.

BRIC’S limited edition luxury amenity"... Continue Reading

Air Berlin's administrator takes in bids from Lufthansa and others

September 16, 2017

Lufthansa and several other parties had put in bids for parts of Air Berlin by the deadline of Friday set by the administrator of the insolvent airline which employs more than 8,000 people.

Germany's second-biggest airline after Lufthansa filed for bankruptcy last month after major shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding"... Continue Reading

ALAFCO successfully closes syndicated Murabaha facility

September 14, 2017

Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed an agreement for a three-year syndicated Murabaha facility for US$ 300 million.

The transaction has been advised by KFH Capital Investment Company with participation from Kuwait based Warba Bank K.S.C.P, Boubyan Bank K.S.C.P,"... Continue Reading

Kuwait, US eye closer civil aviation cooperation -- DGCA

September 13, 2017

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) affirmed Tuesday keenness to boost cooperation ties with US civil aviation authorities.
Kuwait seeks to benefit from the US experience in airports management, DGCA's Director General Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said, cited by a DGCA's statement.
Sheikh Salman made his"... Continue Reading

SKY News International Continues Pan-European Distribution with SES Video

September 12, 2017

SKY News International Continues Pan-European Distribution with SES Video

(AETOS Wire) -- European viewers will be able to continue to follow the news on SKY News International at the prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East following an extension agreement announced by SES.

Under the agreement, SKY News International will utilise SES’s capacity on ASTRA"... Continue Reading

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