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July 15, 2020

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital's first low-cost carrier, on Tuesday marked the inauguration of its operations with its first flight to Alexandria in Egypt. A second Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flight will operate from the UAE's capital to the Nile city of Sohag on July 15.

The new airline has started its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based at Abu Dhabi International Airport, offering the same value-for-money product and services provided by Sharjah-based Air Arabia.

The airline was formed following an agreement by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline with Abu Dhabi International Airport"...

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July 14, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) awarded dnata USA, a leading air services provider, the Iata Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, marking its commitment to safety and security in the US.

The award follows the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company at dnata USA’s Orlando headquarters and its ground-handling operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

“We are delighted to be awarded Iata’s ISAGO Registration in the United States,” said David Barker, Chief Executive Officer of dnata USA. “We are dedicated to delivering world-class safety performance, and consistently invest in training, processes"...

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July 13, 2020

ABU DHABI, 12th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced today that it will fly two new Airbus A321neo aircraft and offer six routes from Abu Dhabi starting 1 October 2020.

Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting at AED 129.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint-venture established between ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, and Wizz Air Holdings Plc, has received national carrier status from the UAE government, subject to meeting regulatory"...

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July 12, 2020

DUBAI, 11th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Emirates will be operating special repatriation flights to five Indian cities between 12th and 26th July to assist stranded Indians get home and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.

The flights will be operated to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram between 12th and 26th July 2020 offering the following flight frequencies Bengaluru: twice daily flights Delhi: twice daily flights Kochi: twice daily flights Mumbai: thrice daily flights Thiruvananthapuram: once daily flights The flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai are subject to state government approval.

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July 9, 2020

Private jets - the only flights that had been flying in dozens of stranded Indians to the UAE - have been barred by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). With scheduled and repatriation flights not operating from India, private jets were getting increasingly popular among stranded expats, according to operators.

The decision came as a huge disappointment for desperate expats who are trying every means possible to return to the UAE. Many passengers who were supposed to fly from Mumbai and Hyderabad on July 9 said they had already paid for their tickets and were 'absolutely devastated' following the DGCA's decision.

Expats shell up to Dh15,000 for a seat on the jets."...

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July 8, 2020

Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network. This follows the easing of travel restrictions by UAE regulatory authorities on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and residents. All travel remains subject to the entry and health regulations set by the UAE authorities, and those at the end destination.

Throughout July and August, subject to the lifting of international restrictions and the re-opening of individual markets, the airline plans to fly to 58 destinations worldwide from its Abu Dhabi hub. These will include major gateways in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The return to a larger network of international"...

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July 8, 2020

Budget carrier flydubai will increase the number of destinations to 66 during the summer as airlines in the UAE slowly expand their network with the opening of air travel, said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai.

Flydubai, which resumed its flights on July 7 after suspension of over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, will initially fly to 24 destinations.

'Today, marks the resumption of our flights and as we reflect on the last few months we should recognise that this is an important milestone. This is a positive step for the UAE and"...

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July 7, 2020

AL AIN, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has successfully delivered 100 shipsets of the assembled A350-900 Inboard Flaps, IBF.

Having completed the full First Article Inspection for the fabrication of six IBF components at its facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata now assumes fabrication and assembly duties in partnership with Airbus, the company said in a statement on Monday.

To fully-automate the IBF manufacturing process, Strata"...

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July 7, 2020

ABU DHABI, 6th July, 2020 (WAM) -- Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has announced that will start direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt. The inaugural flight will take off from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria on 14th July followed by flights to Sohag the next day.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based in Abu Dhabi International Airport offering the same value-added product and services provided by Air Arabia across its hubs. The customer journey has also been upgraded adhering to all local and international guidelines set in place to ensure safety protocols and health measures are always"...

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July 6, 2020

Emirates SkyCargo will operate scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during July 2020.

Some of the new cities added to the air cargo carrier’s network include Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow (SVO), Phnom Penh, Rome, Santiago, Sialkot and Tunis.

Emirates SkyCargo’s network expansion is in response to the growing economic"...

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