international air travel

Istanbul to Unveil New Airport, Seeks to be World’s Biggest

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held plenty of grand opening ceremonies in his 15 years at Turkey’s helm. On Monday he will unveil one of his prized jewels — Istanbul New Airport — a megaproject that has been dogged by concerns about labor rights, environmental issues and Turkey’s weakening economy.

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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.

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 …

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

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