volume 93-2021

Superjumbo For Collectibles | Emirates Strips Its First-Ever A380

DUBAI: Emirates has retired their first-ever A380 aircraft, A6-EDA. The aircraft will be upcycled and recycled into furniture and memorabilia collectibles for aviation enthusiasts. After completing its last commercial mission in March 2020, A6-EDA was retired from service and brought to the airline’s Engineering Centre; here Emirates engineers retrieved serviceable components such as engines, landing …

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British Airways Secures | £1bn Government-Backed Loan

LONDON: British Airways has signed an agreement with the UK government for a £1 billion loan. The deal, with UK Export Finance (UKEF) and a syndicate of banks, was confirmed by the owner International Airlines Group (IAG) earlier. It will take the form of a five-year export development guarantee committed credit facility (UKEF Facility). The …

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KP Pavilion Spotlights | Rich Culture, Handicrafts At Lok Mela

PESHAWAR: A large number of visitors, including domestic and foreign tourists, on Tuesday, visited the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pavilion and evinced keen interest in the rich culture, handicrafts, and distinct traditions being showcased at the Lok Mela 2021. Among the prominent were Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Local Governments Fazal Illahi, General Manager Culture and …

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Global Passenger Traffic | Still 50% Down Compared To 2019

MONTREAL:  New Airports Council International (ACI) World data shows that the lasting adverse impact of the Covid-19 crisis is forecast to remove an additional 5.2 billion passengers by the end of this year compared to the pre-Covid-19 forecast for 2021. Despite recent positive news of certain markets re-opening their borders, global passenger traffic in 2021 …

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FIFA World Cup 2022 | Qatar Signs Accor Partnership

DOHA: Authorities in Qatar have signed an agreement with Accor to manage operations and deliver services throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022. The deal runs through to the end of next year. The agreement was signed in Doha in the presence of Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, prime minister and minister of interior …

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The City of Saints | Tourism To Be Promoted In Multan

MULTAN: The Provincial Minister for Energy, Dr. Akhtar Malik Thursday, October 28, said that Multan will be made attractive for drawing tourists’ attention from across the world as it is the hub of trade, politics, and centuries-old, rich historical culture of South Punjab. Chairing a meeting at South Punjab Secretariat on October 28, he said that …

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PIA Launches | Direct Flights to Najaf

KARACHI: The national carrier, Pakistan International Airline (PIA), has started direct flights to Najaf, Iraq on Sunday, October 31. According to PIA spokesperson, PIA flight PK-219 carrying 91 passengers landed in Najaf on late Saturday. A special cake-cutting ceremony was also held at Najaf Airport. The ceremony was attended by the Najaf Governor, Pakistan’s ambassador …

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The Best Guide to your Perfect Travel Gears

Going traveling and on vacations has a whole lot of meticulous planning attached to it. As traveling entails much effort in packing the desirable things for the trip. Going on a trip without pre-planning might end up giving you an unpleasant experience. As not all of your traveling spots will provide you with the facility …

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