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Brussels Airlines Cargo appoints Air Logistics Group as its new global GSSA

BRUSSELS: Brussels Airlines Cargo has appointed Air Logistics Group as its new global GSSA, in a bid to get closer to its customers, the airline said this morning. As the carrier adds capacity, and the cargo division becomes an increasingly important revenue stream, it has appointed the global GSSA to represent it worldwide with effect from September 1. The cargo ... Read More »

Scandinavian Airlines posts a profit of 226m Kroner in Q2

COPENHAGEN: Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has revealed a stunning turnaround for the second quarter, posting a profit of 226 million kroner. The result is a significant improvement compared to the same period last year when the airline presented a loss of 648 million kroner. “This improvement was primarily driven by a positive trend for unit revenue, which climbed 6.8 percent. Income ... Read More »

PAL enters codeshare deal with Turkish Airlines domestic flights

ANKARA: Turkish Airlines will soon market to its clients Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) domestic flights. In a statement, PAL said it has entered a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines. Under their agreement, PAL will market Turkish Airlines’ thrice-a-week Manila-Istanbul flights, while Turkish Airlines will sell PAL’s Manila-Cebu and Manila-Davao routes. The codeshare deal follows an expansion in the air services agreement ... Read More »

Portugal’s airlines TAP privatisation on hold

LISBON: An injunction against the privatisation of TAP has been accepted by the Lisbon Supreme Administrative Tribunal, which has the direct result of the operation being put on hold indefinitely. The order was issued after an independent complaint was lodged against the national flag carrier’s privatisation, which it argued had been initiated without following correct procedures. The Government has since ... Read More »

Turkish Airlines to run direct flights to Taipei, Abuja, Manila

ANKARA: Turkish Airlines, the country’s national flag-carrier, is set to launch direct flights from Istanbul to Taiwan’s capital Taipei, Nigeria’s capital Abuja and Philippines’s capital Manila. Turkish Airlines will run daily flights to and from Taipei starting March 31, making Turkey a convenient holiday and business destination for passengers traveling from Taiwan. Direct flights to Taiwan would cut travel time ... Read More »

Saudi Arabian Airlines fined $1.6m for breaking EU aviation law

BRUSSELS: Saudi Arabian Airlines has been fined some 1.4 million euros ($1.6 million) by a regional Belgian government for breaching EU carbon emissions rules, making it the first big non-EU carrier to be fined for breaking the EU aviation law. The European Union requirement that all aircraft using its airports pay for carbon emissions caused international outcry when it was ... Read More »

South Korean stocks open lower, KOPSI sheds 1,890pts

SEOUL: The South Korea stock market curved lower again on Monday, one session after it had hardly ended the three-day decreased in which it had dropped almost a 12 points or 0.6 percent. The KOSPI settled just under the 1,890-point plateau, while the market is tipped to rebound on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat thanks ... Read More »

Qatar Airways launches 1st A350 commercial flight to Frankfurt

DOHA:Qatar Airways launched first A350 900XWB commercial flight took off from Doha to Frankfurt this morning QR067 departed 0749 and is due to arrive 1220 local time and QR68 will depart Frankfurt 1525 and arrive in Doha 2325. Qatar Airways plans to operate double-daily A350 flights to Frankfurt in March, according to industry website The Doha carrier has 80 ... Read More »

Databank to enhance tax net

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in collaboration with the World Bank, has decided to set up a data warehouse in which information will be collected from all utility agencies, motor vehicle registration authorities, airlines, banks, NADRA, excise department and other federal and provincial departments to increase tax net in the country. According to newspaper reports, the World Bank will ... Read More »

CAA recovers billions of rupees from different airlines

KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority has raised revenue of billions of rupees by recovering dues from different airlines, revealed CAA Director General Air Marshall (R) Mohammad Yousuf, while addressing the Authority’s employees. The CAA director general announced that fully-equipped with security gadgets, the new Multan Airport would be completed by the end of December this year, adding, “New runways will be ... Read More »

FBR notifies 4pc advance tax on int’l air tickets

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) notified all the airlines to collect advance tax on air tickets for international journey originates from Pakistan. According to the notification, the FBR directed all the airlines to collect advance tax at the rate of 4 percent on all air tickets if the journey originates from Pakistan. It read that the airlines issuing ... Read More »