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  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Call to include belly cargo in liberalisation

    Ram Menen, senior vice presidentcargo for Emirates is urging TIACA,The International Air Cargo Association,to reconsider a plan to call forthe separate liberalisation of freightertraffic rights. The association has apparently prepareda position on this issue, arguingthat a global open skies...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Arabesk airlines eye greater co-operation

    The executive board of Arabesk,a grouping of Arab airlines, met inBahrain recently to discuss ways andmeans to strengthen ties and expandco-operation to serve their commoninterests, host carrier, Gulf Air, said ina statement. Arabesk’s members also includeYemenia, Middle East Airlines,...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Gulf Pearl starts Ostend freighter service

    Libyan charter carrier Gulf PearlAirlines has announced a new regularweekly freighter service between Ostendand Tripoli in Libya. A DC10-30, wet leased from DASAir Cargo, will depart every Monday. AHeathrow trucking link will be establishedto connect with the service. Agreements...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Etihad freighter decision delayed

    Etihad will not decide on purchasingwide-body freighters until plans forthe new cargo facilities at Abu Dhabiairport are finalised, according toSandra Taglieber, cargo spokespersonfor the airline. The carrier has been considering both the 777-200LRF and the A330freighter, but Taglieber says...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Gulf Air returning B767s to service

    Gulf Air has announced that five of itsBoeing 767 fleet are back in service. The remaining four aircraft, awaitingslot allocation for planned maintenancechecks, will gradually re-enterservice. The B767s were taken out of serviceby Gulf Air to conduct a thoroughcheck,...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Saudia, Gulf Air expand code-share

    Saudi Arabian Airlines and Gulf Airhave agreed to further strengthen andexpand their code share alliance. Thismonth, the two companies will add newservices between Riyadh ¨C Kathmanduvia Bahrain International Airport,making the code share alliance thelargest between any two carriers in...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways gets Australian air rights

    Qatar Airways has been awardedrights to operate a daily flight toAustralia’s second largest city of Melbourne,Transport Minister Mark Vailesaid. Under the new air services arrangementwith Qatar, Qatar Airways will alsohave the right to operate a second dailyflight to another...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: New cargo head for Qatar Airways

    John Batten ¨C currently managingdirector global network and air cargosales for TNT ¨C is to become the latestair cargo professional to try his hand atrunning Qatar Airways Cargo. The airline has had a series of aircargo managers in recent...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Qatar eyes stake in EADS

    The Gulf state of Qatar has confirmedits interest in taking a stake of upto 10 percent in European aerospacegroup EADS, which is suffering fromdelivery problems for the A380, Reutersreported. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamadbin Jasim al-Thani said in Londonlast...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Empost launches new department

    UAE’s national courier company,Empost has expanded its wide rangeof value-added services by openingthe Cargo and Logistics RemovalsDepartment that will specialise inmoving households, office relocations,transporting exhibition equipment andhandling of personal effects. "The setting up of the Cargo and LogisticsRemovals department...... Read More