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    Qatar Airways introduces bespoke Iftar meal bags during the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Qatar Airways has announced to extend its tradition of celebrating the customs of the Holy Month of Ramadan with passengers on board by offering bespoke Iftar meal bags, consisting of Middle Eastern delicacies to break their fast during this holy month. The Iftar bag, designed in-house, is a colourful modern execution of an Arabic pattern that you may see within a Fanous. The Fanous has become a popular symbol to represent the holy month as it adds to the magical and serene atmosphere that one experiences during this time. Each bag contains a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies that […] More

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    Is Nigeria Sealing Her Fate As a Pariah Nation?, By ‘Tope Fasua

    It is the children of the few middle class and the poor who will bear the brunt if the world decides to do something decisive about the many problems that Nigerian migration has been giving and our attempt to bamboozle countries that we have no moral standing to dare. These issues just do not look good on us. Being black, we have to carry double the burden. In December 2019, I wrote an article about Thomas Cook, arguably the first ever travel agency and how that firm accidentally established tourism as we know it today. The company collapsed earlier that year, […] More

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    BI warns of illegal recruitment scheme victimizing former Overseas Filipino Workers – UNTV News

    MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is warning illegal recruiters taking advantage of former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) amid the current employment crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was after members of the BI Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) at the Clark International Airport intercepted the departure of an illegal recruitment victim bound for Dubai last April 5, 2021. The victim, whose name was not divulged following human trafficking and illegal recruitment laws, attempted to depart for Dubai via an Emirates Airlines flight. The victim presented an overseas employment certificate (OEC) being a Balik Manggagawa, […] More

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    California is opening up — that’s good news for the rest of the world

    California is opening up — that’s good news for the rest of the world A traveler arriving at Los Angeles International Airport looks for ground transportation. (Reuters) I boarded a Boeing 777 just over a week ago for the 16-hour flight to Los Angeles with three goals in mind. To see my granddaughters who live in California, especially six-month-old Uma Grace, for the first time. To experience international airline travel following a 13-month absence, after the coronavirus pandemic had wiped out all practical possibility of air travel for more than a year. To assess the state of recovery in the US, […] More

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    Dubai Health Authority announces Ramadan timings for health care centres

    DHA has revised health care centres timing during Ramadan Image Credit: Twitter/Dubai Media Office Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Sunday announced Ramadan timings for its health care centres in the emirate. Timing of DHA hospitals Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual, while the emergency departments of all DHA hospitals will be functional round-the-clock. The specialist outpatient clinics at Latifa Hospital’s outpatient clinics will be open from Sundays to Thursdays from 9am-2pm. The Dubai Hospital outpatient clinic will work in two shifts: […] More

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    New era for Lady Chevrons

    The Sunday Mail Tinashe KusemaDeputy Sports Editor IMAGES of the Pakistan women’s cricket team packing their bags onto the bus moments before they were whisked away to the airport for a flight back home is one that Mary-Anne Musonda has probably played over and over again in her head  over the past two months. First came the confusion over this unusual sight, and then came the heartbreak as news filtered through that Pakistan’s tour to Zimbabwe had been cut short. Only one game had been played. The coronavirus pandemic had reared its ugly head once again, forcing Emirates Airlines to […] More

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    Aviation This Week – April Edition 2

    Ho Airport Highlights for this week’s aviation industry news are topical happenings from April 5 -10, 2021. Find the highlights below: Ho Airport to go commercial by middle of April After its completion some years ago, the Ho Airport is expected to begin commercial operations on April 15, 2021. This follows an earlier indication given by the Ghana Airports Company at the beginning of the year as well as last week after the Transport Minister’s visit to the facility to ascertain its operational readiness. Regional airline, Africa World Airlines has expressed its interest in operating 2-times weekly flight to the […] More

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    U.S. airlines should be grateful for pandemic aid: Travel Weekly

    Robert Silk Remember when the Big Three U.S. airlines carried out a three-year-plus campaign against Gulf carriers Emirates, Qatar and Etihad, accusing them of violating international air transport agreements by accepting more than $50 billion in state subsidies over more than a decade? It’s a figure that seems almost quaint now, considering that airlines globally have received $215 billion in government support during the one year of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to IATA.  And the country whose carriers have benefitted the most from state largesse is the U.S., where Congress last month passed a third round of payroll support to […] More

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    Emirates Extends COVID-19 Rebooking Policy & Frequent Flyer Status

    Emirates has extended its COVID-19 booking policies and is now offering existing travelers a 36-month window to rebook flights. Frequent flyers who have been unable to fly will also see their status extended to 2022 and miles not expire until at least 31st August 2021. Let’s find out more. Emirates is offering travelers more incentives to book flights now and change later if they cannot travel. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying More room As COVID-19 continues to impact international travel, Emirates has updated its rebooking policies. Passengers who have booked flights before 30th September 2020 for flights before 31st […] More

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    Wow: 85% Of Emirates’ Pre-Pandemic Profits Came From The A380

    Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates is well known for being by far the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380. The superjumbo allows the airline to transport vast amounts of passengers between its Dubai hub and destinations worldwide. The aircraft’s importance to the airline is such that it generated 85% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic profits. Emirates has enjoyed great success with the A380, and is its largest operator. Photo: Getty Images A pre-COVID profit machine Before the ongoing coronavirus pandemic brought the airline industry to an almost complete stop last year, Emirates flew its A380s to all corners of the globe. […] More

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