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Saudia all set to move to new Jeddah airport
April 19, 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines has completed preparations to gradually transfer its domestic and international flight operations to the new King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Saleh Al-Jasser, director general and other senior officials of Saudia, made an inspection tour of the Saudia facilities at the new airport on Tuesday.

The inspection tour covered state-of-the-art facilities, including those for business and economy class passengers, new"...

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Red Bull Can You Make It? Teams Make It to the Finish Line in Amsterdam
April 19, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- After one week, 459,399 km and 20,658 traded cans later, the Red Bull Can You Make It? teams arrived in Amsterdam, celebrating the journey of a lifetime. 198 teams of the 200 crossed the finish line after being on the road without any cash or personal phones, using only Red Bull cans as their currency.

Facing various challenges along"...

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People await grand opening of new Jeddah airport
April 17, 2018

The people of Makkah region, especially Jeddawis are eagerly awaiting the opening of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), the main gateway to the Two Holy Mosques.

The new airport, which was established at a total cost of SR36 billion, was supposed to be opened in the beginning of this year but the inauguration has been delayed further without any reasons offered.

Experimental operation of the airport will start from May"...

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Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal to decide by mid-year on 50 plane order
April 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned budget carrier flyadeal expects to make a decision by mid-year to choose between placing a 50 aircraft order for Boeing 737 Max or Airbus A320 Neo, its chief commercial officer said on Sunday.

The airline, which launched last year, is in early talks with both manufacturers and is “several months away” from making a decision between the two models,"...

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Saudi Arabia’s Flynas launches flights to Tbilisi from June
April 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s budget airline Flynas is entering Georgia, offering cheap flights from three Saudi Arabian cities to Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi from June 1.

Flynas will perform flights from Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah to Tbilisi with an Airbus A320.

The schedule of Flynas flights is the following:

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Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 million euros
April 10, 2018

Air France said Tuesday that seven day-long strikes since February by workers demanding higher pay are set to cost it 170 million euros ($209 million).
“The impact on Air France’s operating profit of seven days of strikes between February 22 and April 11 is estimated at 170 million euros,” the group said as workers were to stay away again Tuesday and Wednesday, for a total of seven days since the series began in February.
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Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark
April 10, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series family of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), encompassing Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, and Avenger® lines, has achieved a historic industry milestone: five million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on April 4, with 360,311 total missions completed and more than 90 percent of all missions flown in"...

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Lufthansa changes Saudi Arabia summer flight schedule
April 9, 2018

DUE to operational reasons, the new KSA Lufthansa flight schedule has been modified with new timings for the destinations Riyadh and Dammam.

The existing flight from Riyadh to Frankfurt will now start from Bahrain and operate daily, except for Thursdays. As of May, this service is planned to be offered seven days a week again. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A340-600, however, has later departure and arrival times.

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flynas launches ‘Light’, ‘Plus’ and ‘Premium’ economy class fares
April 8, 2018

FLYNAS, the national Saudi carrier and leading low cost airline in the Middle East, announced the launch of new economy-class fares to meet passengers' travel needs and provide them with an array of travel options. flynas passengers are now able to choose from one of the three fares which include Light, Plus and Premium.

flynas passengers will be guaranteed the lowest available price with the ‘Light’ fare for travellers only with hand"...

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Flyadeal adds new A320 aircraft to fleet
April 3, 2018

Flyadeal, Saudi Arabia's low-cost airline, has taken delivery of its sixth aircraft - a new Airbus A320 which arrived from the Airbus assembly facility in Hamburg, Germany, said a report.

The airline has rapidly expanded its route network since the start of its operations on September 23, 2017– the kingdom’s national day.

Currently, flyadeal offers as many as eight flights daily between Jeddah and Riyadh. It also flies twice"...

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