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  • 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
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Cargo starts Dhaka service

    Qatar Airways Cargo has starteda twice-weekly A300-600F service toDhaka. The new service links Dhaka to the Qatar Airways network via Doha,providing up to 40 tonnes additionalcapacity per flight to and from theBangladeshi capital. The increased operation coincideswith the expansion...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Cargo airlines aims at fleet expansions

    Cargo operators will expand theirfleets at a greater rate in the MiddleEast than passenger fleets as the regionramps up its logistics operations, accordingto Boeing estimates. The American plane maker’s latestmarket forecast until 2025 predictsthat sales of freighters will grow...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: RAK Air likely to take-off in May

    RAK Airways based in the UAEemirate of Ras Al Khaimah, will startflying in May, said a top official. Theairline will begin operations with twoB757-200s, which have been leasedfrom Spanish carrier, Iberia. According to Shaikh Salem BinSultan Al Qasimi, chairman...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: RJ partners with Globe Air Cargo

    Royal Jordanian Cargo has appointedGlobe Air Cargo as its generalsales agent (GSA) in Switzerland. Theappointment is the latest in a seriesof changes in Royal Jordanian’s cargocommercial organisation. Royal Jordanianhas three weekly flights to Genevaand Zurich, offering the only directconnection...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Privatisation imminent for Saudi Arabian Cargo

    An announcement on the proposedprivatisation of Saudi Arabian AirlinesCargo is imminent, according to vicepresident cargo sales and service, FahadHammad, with November being set asa deadline for this. He insists separating from the parentairline will have a major positive impacton...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Russia: AirBridge orders 747-8s

    AirBridge Cargo has announced anorder for five 747-8 freighters with fiveoptions, for delivery between 2010 and2013. The order was in fact confirmedin November, but had been kept underwraps for political reasons, due to adispute between the Russian governmentand Aeroflot...... Read More