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BA increases capacity to repatriate stranded pilgrims

Airline to increase capacity on Jeddah-London route in bid to clear the backlog of pilgrims performing Umrah who were grounded following the ash cloud flight disruptions.

April 26, 2010 9:16

Ash cloud travel ban cost Etihad $30 million

Airline boss James Hogan says Iceland volcano crisis was more damaging to the airline industry than 9/11 or the tsunami.

April 24, 2010 1:50

Europe travel chaos begins to ease

Middle East airlines restart services after six days of cancellations and delays due to the Iceland volcano ash cloud.

April 21, 2010 5:01

Airlines attempt to clear backlog as flights resume

Long waits expected in Middle East despite the expected 14,000 services over Europe being given clearance to fly.

April 20, 2010 6:03

Flight disruptions to continue on Tuesday despite lift on restrictions

9.30pm update: Airspace over Britain will progressively reopen tomorrow starting at 7am.

April 19, 2010 5:01
Will UAE firms treat staff fairly over volcano travel chaos?

Will UAE firms treat staff fairly over volcano travel chaos?

A volcanic ash cloud is a pretty good excuse for not being at work. So let’s hope UAE employers don’t use it as a good excuse to dock the pay of employees left stranded abroad.

April 18, 2010 10:10

Volcano ash grounds more Middle East-Europe flights

Majority of European services still suspended; Iceland eruptions could continue ‘for months’.

April 18, 2010 5:15

Stranded UAE employees face salary deductions

Workers unable to return to the Emirates due to the volcanic ash cloud over Europe could have their salaries cut, says law firm.

April 18, 2010 2:10

Aviation crisis hits Saudi students, teachers

Many passengers have expressed concern whether they will be able to make it to work, school and university on time because of the volcanic ash which has paralyzed airports across Europe.

April 18, 2010 12:06
Flight cancellations: what airlines advise

Flight cancellations: what airlines advise

With air travel over Europe crippled by the Iceland volcano eruption, passengers are eyeing the fine print to see where they stand.

April 17, 2010 10:27