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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...

  • Taliban ask airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

    The Taliban government in Afghanistan appealed on Sunday for international flights to be resumed, promising full cooperation with airlines and saying that problems at Kabul airport had been resolved...

    The statement from the foreign affairs ministry comes as the new administration has stepped up efforts to open up the country and gain international acceptance following the collapse of the Western-backed government last month...

  • Airlines urge White House to end Covid international travel testing rules

    Major airlines, business and travel groups urged the White House on Wednesday to end Covid-19 pre-departure testing requirements for vaccinated international passengers travelling to the United States...

    Airlines for America, the US Chamber of Commerce, International Air Transport Association, Aerospace Industries Association, the US Travel Association and other groups called for a change in a letter to White House coronavirus...

  • 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...

  • Airlines told to get health declaration from passengers coming to Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: The government has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ensure that all airlines get a health declaration from passengers while travelling to Pakistan...

    During his visit to Islamabad International Airport (IIA) on Monday, Aviation Secretary Hassan Nasir Jamy said all travellers entering Pakistan must fill out a health declaration form as part of accelerated efforts to control the spread of coronavirus...

  • Pakistan restricts operation of Kuwait airlines

    RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has imposed restrictions on the flight operation of Kuwaiti-designated airlines from October 1...

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has repeatedly requested the Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority to allow Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to resume its flights to and from Kuwait which were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but to no avail...

  • 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...

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