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Airbus warns A380 programme at risk as orders dry up

Airbus warns A380 programme at risk as orders dry up

Airbus's decision in 2007 to pursue the A380, capable of packing in 853 seats, was diametrically opposed to Boeing's bet on the Dreamliner, marketed as a more efficient plane.

SriLankan Airlines increases Doha-Colombo flights

SriLankan Airlines increases Doha-Colombo flights

SriLankan Airlines has announced that it has “significantly enhanced” its capacity between Doha and Colombo by increasing services to 11 flights per week.

Qatar Airways to launch service to Thessaloniki in Greece

Qatar Airways to launch service to Thessaloniki in Greece

Qatar Airways will launch flights to Thessaloniki, Greece next year, it was announced. The award-winning airline will operate four weekly flights to the Greek city commencing March 27, 2018.

Oman's SalamAir to start flights to Doha in November

Oman's SalamAir to start flights to Doha in November

SalamAir, Oman's first budget airline, will start flying to Doha on November 22, operating five weekly flights from Muscat International Airport to Hamad International Airport.

New passenger security checks on US-bound flights

New passenger security checks on US-bound flights

Details of the new measures, which were announced as President Donald Trump's administration is working to toughen controls on refugees and immigrants, were limited.

Air Berlin to ground all flights by end of October

Air Berlin to ground all flights by end of October

Bankrupt German airline Air Berlin must ground all flights by the end of October, the firm said on Monday, as talks continue with prospective buyers Lufthansa and Easyjet.

Qatar Airways launches flights to St Petersburg as expansion plans continue

Qatar Airways launches flights to St Petersburg as expansion plans continue

Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg, on December 19.

All foreign flights to Iraqi Kurd capital to stop on Friday

All foreign flights to Iraqi Kurd capital to stop on Friday

Haider al-Abadi ordered the halt to flights serving airports in Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for the independence referendum held on Monday in defiance of Baghdad.

Ryanair acts on passenger ire over cancelled flights

Ryanair acts on passenger ire over cancelled flights

Ryanair said Monday it would now quickly publish a full list of thousands of flights to be cancelled over coming weeks after its earlier piecemeal approach came under fire from passengers and the EU.

Qatar Airways increases its frequency to Sohar

Qatar Airways increases its frequency to Sohar

Qatar Airways noted that these new flights will take the number of weekly flights between Doha and the Sultanate of Oman from 52 to 56.

Qatar Airways to launch daily flights to Cardiff next May

Qatar Airways to launch daily flights to Cardiff next May

Qatar Airways cited Cardiff as “a strategically important destination,” opening up a new portion of the UK to the airline. The new route will also allow more people to visit Cardiff from the Gulf and beyond.

Air Berlin cancels flights as pilots call in sick

Air Berlin cancels flights as pilots call in sick

Insolvent Air Berlin said it is cancelling around 70 flights on Tuesday after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers.