Emirates announces special repatriation flights to India

Dubai-based carrier will operate flights to and from Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations. Emirates has announced special repatriation flights to five Indian cities. The flights, which will help stranded Indians

US bans Pakistan's PIA over pilot licence scandal

Government review found around 260 of country’s 860 active pilots hold fake licences or cheated on exams So far 17 pilots have been fired in the first phase of its investigation, a PIA spokesman told AFP. The United States has banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating chartered flights to the

UAE suspends passenger flights from Pakistan

GCCA said any passengers travellers affected by the decision should follow-up with their respective airlines to reschedule their flights Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 185,000 so far, including 3,695 deaths. The UAE’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCCA) has announced the suspension of passenger

Bain wins bid to buy ailing Australian airline Virgin

The Richard Branson-backed airline has struggled for years against larger carrier Qantas, which would have enjoyed a virtual monopoly if Virgin went out of business Administrators for Virgin Australia said Friday they had accepted a bid from US private equity giant Bain Capital to buy the pandemic-felled airline. The move

Covid-19: Blocking off middle seats on planes not necessary, says Boeing exec

Boeing’s director of product marketing Jim Haas said that other, personal safety measures are more important Blocking off middle seats in aircraft is not necessary to protect aircraft passengers from Covid-19 as long as other safety measures such as mandatory face masks are in place, according to Jim Haas, the

UAE to arrange repatriation flights for Indians and other stranded citizens

On leaving the country, people will receive a sticker in their passports, which bears the message “Have a safe flight… we’ll meet again…” The sticker bears the message: “Have a safe flight… we’ll meet again…” Image: GDRFA-Dubai Flights are to be arranged to repatriate stranded Indians and citizens of other

Flydubai allocates six 737-800 planes for cargo operations amid coronavirus

Flydubai has also operated relief flights to a number of destinations impacted by travel restrictions during the pandemic Dubai-based airline Flydubai has allocated six-generation 737-800 aircraft to operate as cargo flights shuttling essential goods amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We recognize that air cargo has an important role to play in

Emirates bids farewell to last flights before Covid-19 shutdown

A flight from Sao Paulo that landed on Wednedsay night was the last Emirates flight to arrive in Dubai Emirates ground crews around the globe bid farewell to their last operating flights to Dubai before a temporary halt caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the airline has announced. In a