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Qatar Airways Middle East landing & airspace restrictions; wider ramifications for global aviation

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/qatar-airways-middle-eastlanding–airspace-restrictions-wider-ramifications-for-global-aviation-348493 For much of this decade, Middle East aviation has been besieged by external events throwing markets in disarray. Now there is a dispute of internal making. Four countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – are cutting ties with Qatar for political reasons. Local flights are being cancelled while Saudi Arabia has shut its airspace to overflights from Qatar Airways. Saudi is not a signatory to the …

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Laptop ban affecting air traffic between Middle East and the US

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that restrictions on bringing mid-sized electronic gadgets into airplane cabins on flights from the Middle East to the United States has affected air traffic between the two regions. Overall demand for air travel rose 10.7 percent in April, but the growth rate for the Middle East airlines was slower than its five-year average, the global airlines association noted. The issue stems from …

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US airlines workers call on Trump for action on Middle East carriers’ unfair subsidies

Pilots and flight attendants from various airlines stormed Capitol Hill to have their voice be heard in their complaint that Gulf carriers are using subsidies from their home countries to tilt the table in their favor especially on lucrative international routes. And their call for President Donald Trump to take action leaned on the same populist pitch that fueled the Republican’s rise. “President Trump has made it clear that stopping …

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Delta Air Lines gets more support in battle against Gulf-based airlines

By JANET MOORE , STAR TRIBUNE http://m.startribune.com/delta-rails-about-gulf-based-carriers/422396703/?section=local Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. carriers have been railing against what they deem unfair competition from Middle East-based airlines for several years. On Monday, Delta made a big play for support from the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MAC board members have supported Delta’s position on the issue in the past, and they still seem sympathetic …

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New Zealand considering additional security checks on Middle East flights

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority is considering implementing additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East. Transport Minister Simon Bridges said that they are currently carefully discussing what measures would be “appropriate.” The new rules would follow similar methods introduced last month by the US, UK and Australia. These security measures would affect passengers flying from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar, where …

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India a key market for Gulf airline carriers among US Travel restrictions

Gulf airlines remain committed to their expansion efforts to India, as rising incomes has caused a boost in air travel and passenger numbers. Just last month, the United States issued a ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone inside cabins of flights from eight countries from the Middle East region, including the UAE. However, the development is not expected to dampen Gulf carriers’ plans to expand their business in …

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The ban on electronic devices will not fly

By Mohammad Al Asoomi, Special to Gulf News With Donald Trump coming to power, the US decision-makers have made up their minds to take indirect decisions to disadvantage Gulf airline companies through a number of procedures, the last of which was the recently announced ban on large electronic devices aboard some flights. The measures taken against Gulf airlines by the current US administration follows the footsteps of the previous, due …

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Arab Air Carriers’ Organization seek clarification from ICAO regarding US and UK electronics ban

The Arab Air Carriers Organization is lobbying for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to help them seek clarification on the apparent threat that led to the US and the UK passing a mandate that banned electronic gadgets inside the passenger cabins of flights coming from Arab countries and airports. AACO Secretary General Abdul Wahab Teffaha has called out to the ICAO, and has requested it to develop measures that …

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Emirates and Etihad confirms “explosive detection screening” to be implemented on Australia flights

Additional security measures have been put in place by Australia on Emirates and Etihad’s flights to this country. Australia’s Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said passengers on airlines flying directly to Australia from three major transit airports in the Middle East – Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai – will undergo extra additional screening measures at the boarding gates despite there being no specific threat to the country. …

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Aviation and Tourism Industry, crucial for Middle East Economic growth

The aviation and tourism industry is set to be a driving force for the Middle East economy, says a white paper report made by the 6th Arab Aviation Summit. According to the report’s data, the region is expected to grow by 5% and connect an extra 258 million passengers to and from its airports by 2035. The market size also boasts of the potential to reach 414 million passengers in …

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