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US, UK electronics ban to be tackled at World Aviation Safety Summit

The overall impact of the much talked about ban on electronic devices aboard airplane cabins from Muslim-dominated countries by the United States and the United Kingdom will be scrutinised at the 5th World Aviation Safety Summit next month in Dubai. Industry leaders will discuss what kind of impact the bans have on the industry and what measures are needed to deal with this significant mandate that affect both airlines and …

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Electronics ban to be discussed further by European Commission

European Commission officials plan to discuss the provocative ban of large electronic devices in the passenger cabins of airliners flying into the United States and the United Kingdom from several Middle Eastern and African airports. A special security coordination consultation during the regularly scheduled meeting has been set in Brussels next week with all European Union member states expected to “assess” them and discuss security risks at third-country airports. The …

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The US government’s electronics ban blindsided the world’s best airlines — and the worst could be yet to come

By Benjamin Zhang – businessinsider.com On Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security announced the introduction of an electronic-device ban for flights coming to the US from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. Many of the eight affected airlines seemed to have been blindsided by the news. With only four days to comply, it’s still uncertain how many of the carriers will be able to work out the logistics of …

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How Middle Eastern Airlines Have Responded to the Laptop Ban

 by Nour Al Ali – bloomberg.com   Middle East airlines scrambled to find ways to respond to a ban on electronics introduced this week. The ban targets direct flights headed to the United States and United Kingdom. Some, like Royal Jordanian Airlines, tried to calm or even attract customers through humor, while others, such as Turkish Airlines, boasted about their in-flight entertainment.Royal Jordanian showcased its poetry skills through an original haiku on Twitter, …

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Lufthansa, Air France-KLM ask EU to take action upon unfair practices by Gulf carriers

The flagship airline carriers of France and Germany have lobbied the European Commission to look into and take action upon what they deem to be unfair practices by Gulf airlines. CEOs of Lufthansa and Air France-KLM have written to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and asked the Commission to provide a clear definition of what practices are anti-competitive in nature and providing for the limitation of traffic rights as a …

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Gulf airlines say they are helping create American jobs

Contrary to the accusations that are being hurled against them, Gulf-based airlines fired back and said that they are not destroying American jobs, but rather are helping create them. American, Delta and United Airlines continued their call for the new administration to review the Open Skies agreements, which allows Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways to fly freely from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to any U.S. destination. They allege …

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Air Arabia CEO voices concerns over region’s aviation outlook

Air Arabia Corporate Executive Officer Adel Ali asserted that geopolitical changes and rising oil prices can negatively impact the region’s airline industry this year, bringing forth uncertainty in the market. Still, Ali sees the Middle Eastern’s aviation industry as a resilient one and feels confident that it will remain as one of the fastest-growing in the region. “To reach the sky, you have to go through the clouds,” said Ali …

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