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United States requires Middle Eastern carriers to go through stringent cargo screening

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed that it would compel six Middle Eastern carriers to go through heightened cargo screening in a bid to improve global aviation security. In a statement, the TSA said that the changes apply to carriers in five nations that are flying out from seven airports. It focuses “on last points of departure locations where the threat is greatest.” The development comes as the …

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How Qatar’s diplomatic crisis will affect air travel

In a stunning move, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and shut off their airspace and seaports to Qatari vessels and planes. The diplomatic rift has caused incredible havoc with airlines in the region, with prominent long-haul carriers such as Doha-based Qatar Airways and Dubai’s Emirates suspending flights. As a result, passengers have been left stranded in different airports in the …

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