volume 70-2021

Saudi Airports | Ready To Reopen To Outbound On May 17

RIYADH: Airports in Saudi Arabia are ready to receive outbound passengers, said a report citing a statement from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).  The announcement comes a day after the Ministry of Interior announced that the Kingdom’s land, sea and air borders will reopen on May 17, allowing citizens who have received a …

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Tourism Rich Areas | Govt Plans To Build New Airport In GB: Fatehullah

ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan newly appointed Information Minister Fatehullah Khan on Saturday, May 1 said that the government is planning to build a new international standard airport in Gilgit to meet the requirements of international tourists and demand from domestic investors. The construction of state of the art new airport in region would help boost country’s exports …

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Cutting Half Its Workforce | PIA To Be Divided Into Two Companies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines Corp. will lay off half of its 14,000 employees, replace some of its fleets, and permanently close loss-making routes in a bid to become a profitable entity. Pakistan’s cabinet approved the carrier’s restructuring, said Ishrat Hussain, an adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan. It also requested to explore outsourcing management contract …

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Reaching 200 Destinations | Turkish Airlines Operates 797 Flights Per Day

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines continues to be the carrier that flies boldly into the pandemic, operating almost 800 flights per day across the first week of April. With one eye on COVID-19 safe operations, the airline has recently been rewarded with an upgrade from the Safe Travel Barometer. Its score of 4.1 puts it fourth in …

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Boeing Commercial Jets | Revenue Down 31% In Q1

CHICAGO:  Boeing said that its first-quarter (Q1) revenue from commercial airplanes decreased to $4.3 billion driven by lower 787 deliveries, as against a revenue of $6.2 billion during Q1 2020, marking a fall of 31%. First-quarter operating margin improved to -20.1% (-33% in Q1 2020), primarily due to higher 737 deliveries and lower period costs. …

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