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Oct 03, 2012 (Menafn - AME Info - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT AGREE TO INCREASE FLIGHTS TO 77 WEEKLY: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have signed an agreement to increasing to 77 the flight frequencies between the two countries, Kuna has reported. Kuwait Airways, Jazeera, Saudi Airline and NAS, will currently benefit from the agreement, in addition to other airlines that will be operated in the future. Under the agreement, each country can run 77 flights weekly to and from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, in addition to Saudi cities including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah, along with to seven air cargo weekly flights.
IRAN SET TO LAUNCH TURBOFAN ENGINES: The Iranian Aviation Industries Organisation (IAIO) has announced plans to unveil new locally-made turbofan engines in an exhibition of aerospace industry products in the near future, Fars news has reported. "A number of new products, including turbofan engines, will be unveiled in the exhibition in the future," said IAIO managing director, Manouchehr Manteqi.
KUWAIT AIRWAYS RESUMES FLIGHTS TO ABU DHABI: Kuwait Airways has decided to resume from November 2 its Kuwait - Abu Dhabi operation, with two weekly flights on board an Airbus A320. The airline cancelled service to Abu Dhabi on last July 30.
EMIRATES SAYS A380 MELBOURNE SERVICE 'KEY' FOR QANTAS ALLIANCE: Emirates Airline has said the launch of its daily A380 services between Dubai, Melbourne and Auckland is a "key component" of its proposed alliance with Qantas, as the inaugural service touched down in the Victorian capital yesterday, Travel Weekly has reported. The introduction of the aircraft adds 540 weekly seats to the route, an increase of 38 percent and is the airline's second daily A380 service to Australia. "Emirates' A380 services to Melbourne and Auckland are a key component to the global aviation partnership announced with Qantas in September," said Emirates senior vice president commercial operations Far East & Australasia Salem Obaidalla. Under the agreement, expected to start in April 2013, Melbourne travellers will have access to four daily services to Dubai, he said.
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