Tag: international air travel

Air India's Dreamliner taxis on the tarmac upon arriving in Sydney on August 30, 2013. Australia's first ever Dreamliner passenger flight touched down in Sydney as the airport welcomed direct services from New Delhi to Sydney with Air India. AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty …

Israel PM Eyes Mumbai Flights After Saudi Opens Airspace

JERUSALEM  – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he hopes to slash flight times between Tel Aviv and India’s financial capital Mumbai, days after Air India ran the first scheduled Israel-bound service to cross Saudi airspace.

Iran Air passenger planes sit on the tarmac of the domestic Mehrabad airport in the Iranian capital Tehran on January 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

IranAir Hopes to Finalize 17-Plane Airbus Deal in Two Weeks

European planemaker Airbus and IranAir will finalize a deal to buy aircraft in two weeks, the head of Iran’s flag carrier said on Tuesday, adding Airbus has agreed to arrange financing for the first 17 planes.

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Last-Minute Wage Deal Averts Crippling Israel Strike

Israel’s government and largest labour union reached an 11th-hour wage deal Wednesday to prevent a paralysing general strike that had threatened to disrupt travel for thousands of pilgrims at Christmas. All members of the Histadrut labour federation — including workers