06 August 2020


Etihad Airways reports $1.7 billion operating revenues in H1 (3)
ABU DHABI, 6th August, 2020 (WAM) - Etihad Airways has provided details of its half-year 2020 performance, which saw a strong start to the year, with the airline progressing well ahead of its transformation plan targets. In a statement by the airline on Thursday, Core operating loss for this period increased by US$172 million to US$758 million, driven by a 38 percent drop in revenues, which stood at US$1.7 billion.
Kuwait approves Indian repatriation flights (2)
Earlier this week, Kuwait announced suspending flights from 31 "high-risk" countries, including India, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines. News Desk Last Updated: 6th August 2020 3:33 pm IST Kuwait City: Kuwait has approved a request to operate flights to repatriate Indian expatriates wishing to return home amid a ban on air travel imposed by Gulf country, including India, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a media report said on Thursday.
Emirates to resume its A380 service to Toronto (2)
DUBAI, 6th August, 2020 (WAM) - The Emirates A380 will begin serving travellers on flights to Toronto starting 16th August. The airline has so far resumed A380 operations to Amsterdam, Cairo, Paris, London Heathrow and Guangzhou (8th August) - taking its A380 network to six cities. Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Toronto five times a week.
Lebanon tribunal judgement postponed after Beirut blast (1)
A UN-backed tribunal said it had suspended a verdict on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri following the deadly blast in Beirut. Short Url AFP August 05, 2020 19:27 Follow @arabnews Lebanon tribunal judgement postponed after Beirut blast STL Trial Chamber postponed pronouncement of Judgment in the Ayyash et al. case, from 7 to 18 Aug. Experts and video footage suggest fireworks, ammonium nitrate were the fuel
Beirut blast kills three ethnic Armenians and injures another 100 (1)
YEREVAN, August 5. /ARKA/. The massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday evening, leaving dozens dead and thousands injured, has killed also three local ethnic Armenians and injured about 100, according to the press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan. "However, these numbers, unfortunately, may rise, since there is a large number of missing persons," she wrote on her Facebook page.
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