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The world’s best airlines 2018

Singapore Airlines is the world’s best airline. Qatar Airways slips to second place, according to Skytrax-Ranking. Around 20 million passengers take part in the survey every year.According to the renowned London aviation institute Skytrax, Singapore Airlines climbed from second to first place and thus traded with Qatar Airways. The airline was the title winner last …

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Unfair competition: The battle between high-speed rail and low-cost airlines

Germany’s long-awaited high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich has finally been inaugurated. But Green MEP Michael Cramer says it’s not enough to lure most travelers away from carbon-heavy road and air travel.On Friday, German politicians celebrated the opening of a long-awaited high-speed train line between Munich and Berlin. The 632-kilometer (392-mile) ride will shave …

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EU court: Airlines must not charge cancellation fees

The European Court of Justice has said that airlines cannot levy additional charges if a consumer cancels a flight. German judges asked the court to rule on Air Berlin’s refund policy and disclosure of additional taxes.Airlines were ordered on Thursday by Europe’s top court to increase the transparency of their airfares by individually disclosing taxes, …

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Trump’s Muslim travel ban plunges airlines into chaos

Global airlines have been caught largely off guard by new US rules barring entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, upsetting carriers’ crew rosters and triggering fears for the industry’s business.The world’s largest long-haul carrier, Emirates, announced on Monday that it had made “necessary adjustments” to its crewing in order to comply with the latest …

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Airlines’ profit forecasts nosedive

Unease over the Nice attack and an attempted coup in Turkey has weighed heavily on the profit forecasts of European airlines, which were already reeling from the turbulence that followed the Brexit vote.

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Malaysia Airlines ‘on course’ to break even by 2018

Malaysia Airlines’ outgoing CEO Christoph Müller tells DW that the company is on course to break even by 2018. The aviation firm is stepping up efforts to turn a profit after facing tragedies and record losses. Malaysia Airlines seems to be economically back on track. The company’s departing CEO says the airline could return to …

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Ryanair’s profits see strong jump

Irish budget airline Ryanair has announced that robust demand and cost-cutting boosted its net profit by around a quarter in the first three months of its financial year. The company remains optimistic on outlook. Ryanair said Monday that its net profits jumped by about 25 percent in the three months to June 30, amounting to 245 million euros ($270 million),…

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Artist Emin unveils new BA ‘dove’ planes

By AFP Artist Tracey Emin unveiled Tuesday the first of nine British Airways planes specially painted to look like golden doves to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games. The exterior designs were done by artist-designer Pascal Anson, who was mentored by Emin. The first “Dove” — an Airbus A319 — has been painted with gold …


RAK partners with Excel Travel for Egypt outbound

CAIRO: RAK Airways recently appointed Excel Travel as its general sales agent (GSA) for outbound travel from Egypt, according to a statement. The UAE national airline launched its Cairo route in December 2010, and now flies to 11 destinations. Omar Jahameh, the airline’s CEO, said, “RAK Airways is now reiterating its position in the Cairo …