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Lufthansa: doldrums in air travel until at least 2024
August 6, 2020

Berlin, Aug. 6 (BNA): Germany’s Lufthansa said it does not expect air travel demand to return to pre-crisis levels before 2024 as a steep drop in revenue pushed it to its worst-ever quarterly operating loss of 1.7 billion euros ($2.02 billion).

The airline said on Thursday the collapse in demand for air"...

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No date set for resumption of international flights: GACA
July 22, 2020

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced early Wednesday that there is no specific date yet set for the resumption of international flights in the Kingdom.

Making an announcement on its official Twitter account, the General Civil Aviation Authority tweeted, saying: “GACA confirms that there is no specific date yet for the date of the resumption of international flights and that the decision will be"...

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Saudi aviation authority plans virtual symposium
July 20, 2020

RIYADH: The Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will organize a virtual symposium called “Together, we shall come back” on Monday.
Member states of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO), as well as regional and international organizations and unions will take part in the event.
The symposium aims to review the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the civil aviation sector in the region, and to develop visualizations"...

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GACA enhances cooperation with UK’s transport department in aviation security
July 14, 2020

RIYADH — The General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia signed an agreement for an exchange of training packages and tools in the field of civil aviation security as part of Appendix A of the memorandum of cooperation between the GACA and Department for Transport in the United Kingdom.

The Saudi side was represented by GACA Assistant President for Aviation Security Mohammad Bin Saad Al-Fouzan, while the Deputy Director-General of Aviation"...

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Saudia Cargo operates 1,500 flights in 100 days to deliver vital goods and medical equipment
July 8, 2020

RIYADH — Saudia Cargo has operated more than 1,500 flights since the COVID-19 restrictions came into effect in March. About 500 of these flights have been operated using passenger aircraft deployed for international air cargo, according to an announcement by the company. The move reflects the efforts the company has exerted to fight COVID-19.

From March through June, Saudia Cargo has transported around 75,000 tons of vital shipments to the Kingdom"...

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AACC appoints Eng. Johar as CEO
July 8, 2020

RIYADH — The Board of Directors of Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), announced the appointment of Eng. Mazen Johar as CEO to oversee the company’s operations starting from Monday. Eng. Johar will take over from Dr. Mansour Bineid who served as CEO of the company from March 2016.

The decision of the Board of Directors to appoint Eng. Johar as AACC CEO comes in recognition"...

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GACA: Over 750,000 passengers pass thru Kingdom’s airports on restart of domestic flights
July 6, 2020

RIYADH — The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) revealed that over 750,000 travelers passed through the various Kingdom airports following the resumption of domestic flights on national air carriers. The domestic flights restarted on Sunday May 31, 2020.

The recorded official statistics issued by GACA on Sunday revealed the number of travelers who passed through the Kingdom’s airports during the period from May 31 to June 30 exceeded"...

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Special EgyptAir flights for Umrah visitors
March 12, 2020

JEDDAH — EgyptAir has arranged special flights to transport pilgrims and visitors from Saudi Arabia amid the travel ban due to the novel coronavirus threat.

In a statement, EgyptAir said it has arranged flights through its offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah from Tuesday. There are two Jeddah-Cairo daily flights, and a daily trip from Madinah to Cairo, along with a number of flights from Riyadh, Dammam, Qassim and Abha to Cairo.
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Qantas cuts international capacity, delays Airbus A350 order as coronavirus bites-
March 10, 2020

SYDNEY: Qantas Airways will cut its international capacity by nearly 25 percent over the next six months and delay an order for Airbus A350 planes as part of sweeping changes in response to a coronavirus-led plunge in passenger demand.
The Australian airline also said on Tuesday it is canceling plans for a A$150 million ($98.73 million) off-market share buyback to preserve cash.
Qantas’ chief executive and chairman will take no salary for the rest"...

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ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience
March 9, 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards.

The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers.

This year, 140 awards have been won by 84 individual"...

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