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Air India to carry ads on aircraft, tickets


August 26th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India, reeling under accumulated losses and loans of around Rs.67,520 crore ($12 billion), is planning to carry advertisements on its aircraft to ... Read more...

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Etihad, Alitalia to launch Rome-Abu Dhabi flights


August 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced direct Rome-Abu Dhabi flights from December.Alitalia will operate four weekly ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways buys stake in Virgin Australia


June 7th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has acquired a 4.99 percent equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.Etihad ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to host airline symposium


May 17th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 16 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will host the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Passenger Symposium (WPS) 2012 ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh meets PM, asks pilots to get back to work (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the agitating Air India pilots must return to work after which all their issues can be discussed.As ... Read more...

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Air India moves Supreme Court as pilots strike rocks parliament (Roundup)


May 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Air India Thursday moved the Supreme Court to force the striking pilots back to work as their agitation dragged on for the third day affecting ... Read more...

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Etihad launches flights to Iraq’s Basra


April 16th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 16 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched a flight from Abu Dhabi to Basra in Iraq.The new Airbus A320 ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways launches recruitment drive in Oman


April 16th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 16 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched a recruitment drive to hire 400 new employees from Oman by the ... Read more...

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Russia restricts Belarusian airline


April 6th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian national airline Belavia said it has been barred from performing flights to all destinations in Russia except Moscow.Russia and former Soviet state Belarus have ... Read more...

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Air Namibia orders two Airbus A319s in $161 million deal


February 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by BNO News
BLAGNAC, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Air Namibia on Monday announced it has placed an order for two Airbus aircraft to replace the two Boeing 737-500s currently in its fleet. The deal is ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways bags best airline award


January 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 13 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been named the world's leading airlines at the World Travel Awards for the ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways signs MoU with International Golden Group


January 10th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' national airline Etihad Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding with International Golden Group (IGG) to offer their employees with tailored ... Read more...

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Sonata Software forms joint venture in Qatar


December 21st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 21 (IANS) Leading technology solutions firm Sonata Software Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Mohammad Nasser Abdullah Al Misnad to provide enterprise services in the Arab state, ... Read more...

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Etihad buying 12 Boeings for about $3 bn


December 13th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 12 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Monday announced that it was buying 10 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in a deal which ... Read more...

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Emirates launches A-380 service to Munich


November 26th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airline's A-380 route network has been extended to Germany with the launch of services to Munich, the UAE's national airline said in a ... Read more...

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Leasing company drops order for 6 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, opts for Airbus


November 15th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
DUBAI (BNO NEWS) -- A Kuwait-based leasing company has dropped an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners and instead expanded its previous order for dozens of Airbus A320s, the companies confirmed. Oman ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways wins Best Business Class award


October 28th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 27 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won the award for "Best Business Class" at the 2011 Biz Travel Forum ... Read more...

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Etihad wins airline of the year award


September 27th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 26 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been named airline of the year 2011 at a global awards gala in ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to lure more Indian tourists


September 7th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) will organise promotional events in three Indian cities next week to attract tourists to the UAE.The events will held ... Read more...

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Etihad woos Australian travellers


August 5th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 4 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Thursday launched a nationwide advertising campaign inviting Australian travellers to "change to the best".Showcasing ... Read more...

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RAK Airways keen to operate more flights into Kerala


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) RAK Airways, a national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating from Ras Al Khaimah, Tuesday evinced interest in operating more flights to Kerala."The airline's ... Read more...

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Russia questions new US sanctions against Iranian companies


June 25th, 2011 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Unilateral US sanctions against a major Iranian port operator and the country's national airline raise serious questions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.The ministry said ... Read more...

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Air India crisis a ploy to shut down airline: BJP


May 1st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) As the Air India strike continued for the fifth day Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that it was a ploy to shut ... Read more...

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Etihad opens first all-woman contact centre in UAE


March 16th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways Tuesday opened its new contact centre, to be exclusively managed and operated by UAE women, in Al Ain city.Al ... Read more...

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Etihad to start daily fight to Bangalore


March 6th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 6 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the UAE's national airline is to begin daily flights to India's tech hub of Bangalore, up from the present four a week.The ... Read more...

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Best-looking flight crew survey dubbed ‘very offensive’


February 24th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 24 (ANI): A survey that asked respondents to choose the airline with the best-looking flight crew has been dubbed as being "very offensive".According to the Los Angeles Times, the survey, ... Read more...

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Etihad to expand services in India


February 5th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 4 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has decided to expand its services in India to tap the huge opportunity offered by the Indian ... Read more...

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Ugandan opposition leader sings praises of ex-dictator Idi Amin


February 1st, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Arua (Uganda), Feb.1 (ANI): A Ugandan opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, has praised the country's former dictator and despot Idi Amin, saying that the latter had done more for the country than long-serving ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways increases flights to Jeddah


January 19th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 18 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its services to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia from Feb 1, increasing to 12 flights per ... Read more...

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Google Earth uncovers second ‘Star of David’ in Tehran


December 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A satellite image taken from Google Earth service has uncovered a 'Star of David,' a symbol associated with Judaism, on the roof of the Iran's national airline's building ... Read more...

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Punjab minister complains of Air India flight delays


November 14th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Punjab Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla Sunday complained to Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel of "mismanagement" of Air India flights from Punjab to other parts of the country ... Read more...

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Air India denies reports of cancellation of flights


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 (IANS) Air India has denied reports in a section of the media here that the national airline has resorted to widespread cancellation of flights from Kerala to various destinations ... Read more...

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Katrina - Brand Ambassador Of Ethiad Airways


August 20th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Ethiad Airways has chosen Katrina Kaif as its brand ambassador. Being brand ambassador of the United Arab Emirates' national airline is an honor to the Bollywood ... Read more...

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Katrina Kaif to fly high as Etihad’s brand ambassador


August 19th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif has been named the brand ambassador of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, an official said. The announcement will be made ... Read more...

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Fake Indian currency racket unearthed in Nepal


July 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Nepal's police have unearthed yet another fake Indian currency racket in Nepal with the arrest of three men, including an Indian and a Bangladeshi.Mohammad Rafiq, a ... Read more...

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