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    Dubai to become first location outside US to get self-driving vehicles

    LONDON: Global product shortages are starting to push up prices as consumers are forced to pay more and wait longer for everyday items. The latest IHS Markit Dubai Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) highlights a surge in input price inflation in recent weeks “driven by mounting input shortages, restocking efforts by companies and an intensification of global supply delays.” It reported the largest rise in prices in the emirate in 28 months. It is part of a global trend as the world’s manufacturing engines struggle to keep pace with accelerating consumer demand pushing up prices from hardware stores to garages. Builders […] More

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    Sunday newspaper round-up: Duke of Edinburgh, Suez Canal, Vaccination programme

    The Prince of Wales bade an emotional farewell to his “dear papa” yesterday as Buckingham Palace announced a period of national mourning until the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday. In a sign that Charles and his father had become reconciled after years of distance, he described the duke as a “very special person” and “the most remarkable, devoted” companion to the Queen. – Sunday Times British industry has been warned to brace for weeks of disruption as the impact of the Suez Canal blockage hits UK ports, potentially creating shortages of food and materials. Vessels held up by the […] More

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    QIIB launches ‘best finance offers’ as part of Ramadan

    QIIB has launched a “distinguished” finance offer on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan, including personal finance and car finance “with terms that reflect the bank’s desire to provide the best offers to its customers during the holy month that carries the message of goodness, mercy and solidarity.”  Jamal Abdullah al-Jamal, Deputy CEO, QIIB QIIB’s “attractive” finance offer, valid until May 27 allows the bank’s existing customers or those wishing to transfer their obligations to QIIB to obtain personal finance or car finance with the best competitive profit rates in the market, starting at 3.75% (2% fixed profit […] More

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    Qatar Airways Opens Facility To Streamline Engine Maintenance

    Qatar Airways Opens Facility To Streamline Engine Maintenance | Aviation Week Network Skip to main content The new facility can house 80 engines of varying sizes. Credit: Qatar Airways Qatar Airways has opened a 9,000-ft.² technical engine facility in Doha that it says will boost cost efficiencies and workflow. At the April 7 unveiling of the new site, the flag-carrier said it was part of its vision to streamline the cost of its maintenance operations by more than $2.2 million per…   Qatar Airways Opens Facility To Streamline Engine Maintenance is published in Aviation Daily, an Aviation Week Intelligence […] More

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    The world’s first fully Covid-19 vaccinated flight

    Flight QR6421 may only have been in the air for a short time, but that hasn’t stopped it from creating a little bit of aviation history. Qatar Airways claims it is the “world’s first fully Covid-19 vaccinated flight”. Everyone from the check-in staff, to the crew, pilots and passengers had been vaccinated against coronavirus. The “flight to nowhere”, with 188 passengers, two pilots and 18 cabin crew, took off from Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 11am on Tuesday and flew down across the United Arab Emirates and Oman before turning back and returning at 2pm. QATAR AIRWAYS The pilots on […] More

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    Air Freight Transportation Services Market to Develop New Growth Story : FedEx, Emirates Group, Cargolux Airlines – Press Release

    Air Freight Transportation Services Comprehensive Study by Type (Ordinary Goods, Special Goods), Application (International, Domestic), Service (Forwarding, Airlines, Mail, Others), End User (Consumer Electronics, Retail, Third-Party Logistics, Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Others) Players and Region – Global Market Outlook to 2026 This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 04/07/2021 — Latest released the research study on Global Air Freight Transportation Services Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Air Freight Transportation Services Market research report shows the latest market insights, current situation analysis with upcoming trends […] More

  • World's first fully vaccinated flight takes off today
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    World’s first fully vaccinated flight takes off today

    All Buzz (via Getty) This news spreads some hope on the future of travelling. Qatar Airways have revealed that they will be operating the world’s first flight where all crew and passengers will be fully vaccinated. Taking to their official Twitter account they shared the exciting news, writing, “Today marks a major milestone, as we operate the world’s first flight with fully vaccinated crew and passengers.” Today marks a major milestone, as we operate the world’s first flight with fully vaccinated crew and passengers.#QR6421 is operated with our @Airbus A350-1000 and we’re delighted to have special amenity kits for all […] More

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    Kenya Airways suspends flights to United Kingdom

    Kenya Airways suspends flights to United Kingdom  05 Apr 2021 – 19:39 FILE PHOTO: Kenya Airways planes are seen through a window as the Jomo Kenyatta international airport reopens after flights were suspended following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Nairobi, Kenya August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi/File Photo NAIROBI – Kenya Airways will suspend flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9, the airline said in a statement. The announcement comes days after Britain said it would add Kenya to its travel “red list”. Those arriving in the United Kingdom from countries on the list will be denied entry, while returning […] More

  • Accusing footballers of hypocrisy for protesting about human rights abuses in Qatar rather misses the point
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    Accusing footballers of hypocrisy for protesting about human rights abuses in Qatar rather misses the point

    No sooner had the protests started than the backlash began. The international football teams who took the bold step of highlighting human rights abuses in Qatar ahead of next year’s World Cup finals in the Gulf, by wearing protest T-shirts ahead of qualifiers, were immediately dismissed as hypocrites, or worse. How could Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer take part in his national team’s decision to wear shirts, which spelled out the words “Human Rights”, ahead of their game against Iceland when his employers, Bayern Munich, are sponsored by Qatar Airways, have a gift shop in Doha airport and regularly hold winter […] More

  • Singapore Airlines Takes 3 Airbus A350s In One Day
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    Singapore Airlines Takes 3 Airbus A350s In One Day

    We’ve seen a few simultaneous aircraft deliveries to airlines over the past year. Qatar Airways took delivery of three 777Fs at the start of this year while Ethiopian Airlines took two A350s in November. Singapore Airlines is the latest carrier to accept multiple aircraft at once with the delivery of three A350-900s on April 2nd. Departing Toulouse in the afternoon/evening and flying overnight, the three A350s landed in Singapore between 08:00 and 12:00 on April 3rd. All three aircraft were Airbus A350-900s. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying Flights details for the three A350s The flights were picked up on RadarBox.com […] More

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