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  • Qatar Airway, Turkish Airlines among airlines suspending flights to Iraqi Kurdistan

    “All international flights without exception to and from Arbil will stop from 6:00 pm on Friday following a decision by the Iraqi cabinet and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” Talar Faiq Salih told AFP on Thursday...

    A large number of foreigners working in Arbil were leaving the city on Thursday for fear of being stranded with only a visa issued by the Kurdish authorities and not recognised by Baghdad...

  • Indonesia's Garuda airlines to start operations from Pakistan soon

    KARACHI: The Garuda Airlines of Indonesia will soon start operating from Pakistan as negotiations are in final stages, stated the Indonesian Consul-General Hadi Santoso at the formal inauguration of Pakistan-Indonesia Business Forum (PIBF) here on Friday...

    The PIBF president said that Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim country in terms of its population, whereas Pakistan is the world’s second largest Muslim country...

  • Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years

    State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch its first flight to Baghdad in 27 years on Monday, state media said, amid a thaw in ties between the Arab neighbours...

    The airline, also known as Saudia, will depart from the Red Sea city of Jeddah barely two weeks after Saudi budget carrier flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990...

  • UAE airlines to operate from 4 more airports

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed five airlines of the United Arab Emirates to carry out unlimited operations at another four airports in Pakistan...

    The CAA said in a statement on Friday that the new airports opened for the UAE airlines were Quetta, Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar...

  • Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt'

    The newly appointed chief executive of loss-making Malaysia Airlines said on Monday the carrier is "technically bankrupt", underlining the case for a restructuring to cut a third of jobs, scrap some international routes and review its long-haul fleet...

    The carrier on Monday said its new legal entity is Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), replacing the previous Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS), with Mueller promising to unveil a full...

  • United Airlines to compensate all passengers on flight when man dragged off

    United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights and would compensate customers who were on the flight when the man was removed...

    The flight was loaded and preparing to leave Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday when the man was dragged off...

  • Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat

    HALIFAX: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it is investigating a bomb threat that caused a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey to divert and land in Canada...

    Halifax Stanfield International Airport said on its Twitter feed early Sunday that Flight 2 had landed safely and that police were at the scene...

  • Landing rights given to 108 foreign airlines in 2015

    ISLAMABAD: The Special Parliamentary Committee on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) saw heated debate on Monday over the question of landing rights, with opposition lawmakers questioning the wisdom of extending this facility on a reciprocal basis when PIA did not have the capacity to fully benefit from the arrangement...

    The committee was informed by a PIA representative that the government had given landing rights to 108 foreign...

  • Indian airlines blocks woman in short dress from flight

    The woman travelling from the western city of Mumbai to India’s capital New Delhi was not allowed to board on Monday’s flight because her dress was too short, the Indian Express reported...

    “Employees and the nominated family members are required to maintain a specific dress code, as and when they fly with the airline under the staff leisure travel privileges,” read an IndiGo statement...

  • American Airlines pilot dies during flight

    NEW YORK: An American Airlines pilot became ill and died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday but the co-pilot was able to safely land the plane, the US carrier said...

    The aircraft, an Airbus A320 with 147 passengers and a five-member crew on board, was diverted to Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York state...

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