Iberia Unions Agree December Strike Days

Iberia Unions Agree December Strike Days

  Workers at Iberia have agreed six days of strikes during the December holiday season as a protest against massive job cuts, a union source said on Wednesday. The strikes will be held on December 14 and between December 17 and December 21, the source said. Iberia is part of the International Airlines Group, which […]

Maldives Cancels Major Airport Project

Maldives Cancels Major Airport Project

  Maldives has cancelled its biggest foreign investment project, a USD$511 million deal with Indian firm GMR Group to develop its international airport, raising questions over the future of foreign investment in the islands renowned for luxury resorts. The cancellation of the deal signed in 2010 follows President Mohamed Waheed’s failure to renegotiate terms, sources […]

Plane Crashes Off Comoros, All Survive

Plane Crashes Off Comoros, All Survive (Photo Credit AFP)

  A plane crashed in the Indian Ocean off the Comoros Islands on Tuesday after suffering mechanical problems, but all 29 people on board survived, officials said. The Embraer jet went down a few minutes after taking off from Moroni airport at about 1 pm local time, they said. The plane, belonging to Inter-Iles, had […]

Morocco Seeking Airline Partner For RAM

Morocco Seeking Airline Partner For RAM

  Morocco would rather pursue a strategic partnership for Royal Air Maroc with an airline from one of the Gulf states or beyond, than sell a stake in its flag carrier, government ministers said. A government source last month said that partnership proposals included the sale of a minority stake to a leading Gulf airline. […]

Passenger Alejandro Hurtado Arrested For Dynamite Joke At Miami Airport

Passenger Alejandro Hurtado Arrested For Dynamite Joke At Miami Airport

  MIAMI — A concourse at Miami International Airport was partially evacuated after a man allegedly joked that he had dynamite in his luggage. Miami-Dade police say 63-year-old Alejandro Hurtado, of Guatemala, made the remark Monday when a TACA Airlines ticket agent asked if he was carrying any hazardous materials. Police say that when the […]

Oman Air Sees 30 Percent Revenue Growth

Oman Air Sees 30 Percent Revenue Growth

  Oman Air, the sultanate’s national carrier, expects its revenue to grow 30 percent in 2012 because of expanded operations, its chief executive said on Monday. “I am pleased to say we are expecting a 30 percent revenue rise this year due to increased flights to Europe, the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and other destinations […]

EADS Hit By Latest Shareholder Talks

EADS Hit By Latest Shareholder Talks

  Accelerated efforts by Germany and France to rearrange stakes in EADS knocked shares in the Airbus parent on Friday as investors fretted about surplus stock and state interference. In the latest twist to rapidly unfolding events since merger talks with BAE Systems collapsed last month, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported France could sell 3 percent […]

Turkish Airlines Becomes Number One

Turkish Airlines Becomes Number One

  Turkish Airlines, almost by stealth but certainly with a lot less fanfare compared to some of the Gulf’s leading carriers, has this month reached a new milestone, when first it took delivery on its 200th aircraft before adding the 90th country to its fast growing destination network of now 170 international and 35 domestic […]



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