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Covid-19: Dubai updates travel protocols for all inbound passengers

The validity period for PCR tests has been reduced from 96 hours to 72 hours

Abraham Accords: Impact on talent synergies between the UAE and Israel

The relations between Israel and the UAE will have omnipresent long-term benefits through their similarities

Qatar Airways adds flights to Africa as carrier expands network

Its network currently stands at 120 destinations, with plans to reach 130 routes by the end of March

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Flydubai adds four new flights to Europe; first UAE carrier to begin direct service between Dubai-Salzburg

Flydubai will have expanded the number of destinations it flies to from Dubai to over 65, of which 20 are located in Europe

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Private jets movements at Dubai South increased 21% y-on-y in 2020

The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub recorded a 78 per cent growth of private jets movements in Q4 2020, compared to Q4 2019

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Australia

The carrier will resume operations to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane later this week

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UAE says seeking clarity from Denmark regarding suspension of flights

Denmark suspended all flights from the UAE for five days starting Thursday

Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights at fares starting Dhs300

Special fares are available from January 22-28, for travel from March 1-June 30, 2021

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Qatar Airways to begin flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi next week

It will operate a double daily service from Doha to Dubai and a single flight between Doha and Abu Dhabi

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Etihad Airways to restart flights between Abu Dhabi and Doha in February

The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways boosts carbon offset programme

Etihad is working with New Zealand’s CarbonClick to develop its voluntary guest offset programme

Oman extends visa-free period for citizens of 103 countries for upto 14 days

The step is part of efforts to bolster the tourism sector of the sultanate

Dubai’s Emirates introduces special fares to select destinations

Bookings have to be made between January 19 to February 2, 2021, for travel until June 15, 2021

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UAE’s Emirates, Etihad to roll out IATA’s Travel Pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates

IATA Travel Pass app enables passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to share Covid-19 test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines

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Bahrain’s Gulf Air mulling flights to UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Airport

The two entities signed an MoU to explore the possibility of building connectivity between the kingdom and the emirate

Dubai’s Emirates rolls out vaccination programme for its staff

The company will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines to employees based in the UAE

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will initially begin flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan

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SpiceJet adds five destinations to India from UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Airport

SpiceJet will now fly to Mumbai, Cochin, Amritsar, Lucknow, Delhi and Jaipur from Ras Al Khaimah Airport

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Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The airline said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”

Globe-trotters pledge to fly less to help climate

People now think giving up flying would be one of the easiest things they could do to cut their carbon footprint

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Emirates suspends all flights between Dubai and South Africa

The airline will halt flights between the UAE and South Africa from January 16-28

Air Arabia resumes daily flights to Doha

The announcement comes after the UAE restored ties with Qatar earlier this month

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans Tel Aviv flights from Feb with fares starting from Dhs99

The low-cost carrier begins operations from Abu Dhabi this month

Power Letters 2021: Tony Douglas, CEO, Etihad Aviation Group

As part of Etihad Wellness, the airline introduced the Covid-19 global wellness insurance for all its guests

Dubai’s Emirates to resume operations to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco

The airline currently serves 114 destinations on six continents

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Dubai’s Emirates pauses flights to Hong Kong for two weeks

Customers holding tickets on flight EK384 with their final destination as Hong Kong will not be permitted to board from January 9-22, 2021

New low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers Dhs1 fares as it prepares to begin operations

The ultra low fare will be for 2,021 tickets for select flights between Abu Dhabi and the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki

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Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Rescue teams resume search for missing plane in Indonesia

A joint search and rescue team will comb an area of 96 nautical square miles, as well as a 16 nautical square-mile area under the water

Saudi to resume flights to Qatar after restoration of ties

Saudi Arabia will be ready to resume all international flight operations on March 31