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emirates flydubai aircraft tailsFollowing the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai expand their reach. Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents. The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.

Iran’s flag-carrier Iran Air plans to launch a new subsidiary airline “IranAir Regional” to launch flights to neighboring countries including Turkey. The carrier plans to use its ATR fleet on those regional flights. The carrier’s CEO said in September that they have plans to use its ATR fleet in Ardebil-Baku and Ardebil-Van flights in near future.

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alipay at airportMalaysia Airports now promotes cashless payments to tourists from China after partnering with the world’s largest online and mobile platform Alipay. By collaborating with Alipay, Malaysia Airports hopes to create awareness, boost interest and also strengthen its brand positioning among travellers from China.

Voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, Norwegian continues its global expansion by launching its first route from London Gatwick to Asia which becomes the world’s longest low-cost route.

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dubai air taxiDubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) tested an autonomous air taxi service being developed by Volocopter, a specialist manufacturer of autonomous air vehicles based in Germany. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT).

Qatar Airways announced the completion of its acquisition of a 49 per cent of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Meridiana fly (Meridiana), while the previous sole shareholder Alisarda has kept 51 per cent. Meridiana is the second largest Italian carrier, with an extensive network, which connects the main Italian airports with Sardinia and provides connectivity with hubs in Europe as well as in the U.S. and Africa.

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pegasus a320neoFlights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish region will be suspended from Friday evening. However, Turkish Airlines has announced its flights to Erbil and Sulaimaniya in the Kurdish region would continue for now, as any formal request was not delivered to the company yet from Iraqi authorities.

joon airline airfranceAir France Group has launched a new airline to offer new generation travel experience to meet the expectations of a new generation of travelers. Joon, to be based at Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris, is set to begin flying this December.



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