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Etihad Airways cancels to flights to Syria


Etihad Airways has become the latest airline to suspended flights Damascus due to the deteriorating security position in Syria.

The flights, which had operated out of the UAE flag-carrier’s base in Abu Dhabi will be halted with immediate effect and until further notice.

“The safety of passengers and crew is paramount to the airline,” Etihad said in a statement.

Etihad Airways confirmed it would notify affected passengers and offer a full refund for unused tickets.

Air France, Turkish Airways, and Aeroflot are among the other carriers to have cancelled flights into the Syrian capital in recent days.

 
 

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flydubai goes mobile with new app


Visit Car Hire Assistant for a Quote!Travellers can now access a host of online functions and important travel information in the palm of their hand with the launch of a new mobile website from flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline.

Designed to work with any device that has an internet data connection and a web browser, the new mobile flydubai.com allows customers to book and pay for flights from almost anywhere in the world.

With all the functionality of the normal flydubai booking process travellers can chose their seats, purchase checked baggage and select insurance. Payment is safe and secure using either Visa or Mastercard.

Alternatively, passengers can choose the pay later option allowing cash purchases via one of more than a thousand payment partners in the UAE. Furthermore, users can access to-the-minute flight status information, including arrival and departure times as well as journey duration – a useful tool for both flydubai customers and anyone collecting or dropping off friends and family at the airport.

flydubai’s chief executive, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “At flydubai we have a passion for making travel less complex and more cost-effective. We continuously strive to provide our customers with the very best overall experience –  from the booking process, through to check-in and the flight itself.

“The launch of this mobile website, which coincides with a re-launch of the main website, makes it even more convenient and accessible for passengers across our network to flydubai, thereby encouraging them to travel to more places more often.”

 
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Posted by on 20/07/2012 in Airlines

 

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