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Exclusive: Tanzania questions Acacia Mining staff in row with government

LONDON Tanzania detained and questioned two senior local Acacia Mining staff at an airport this week in a dispute with the government, two sources said on Friday, and the company said it was having trouble renewing work permits for foreign staff.


U.S. ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers 20 Jul 2017

DUBAI The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.

Oman Air in talks with Airbus, Boeing to expand wide-body fleet to 25 jets 20 Jul 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Oman's national airline is in talks with planemakers Airbus and Boeing to expand its wide-body fleet to 25 jets and hopes to conclude the deal in the next two to three months, its chief executive said on Thursday.


Etihad Airways sells first airline stake since launching review 20 Jul 2017

ABU DHABI/DUBAI Etihad Airways has sold its minority stake in European regional carrier Darwin Airline, the first divestment since launching a strategic review last year and just weeks after chief executive James Hogan left the Abu Dhabi carrier.


EasyJet caution on pricing overshadows profit upgrade 20 Jul 2017

LONDON Cautious comments by British budget airline easyJet on the outlook for summer pricing hit its shares and those of rival airlines on Thursday, overshadowing an increased profit target after a strong quarter.


UK to crack down on 'rip off' card fees 19 Jul 2017

LONDON Britain will stop companies ranging from takeaway food apps to airlines from charging an extra fee to consumers who want to use credit cards and other payment services, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. | Video


Spain's Aena says state shareholder prevented a bid for Abertis 19 Jul 2017

MADRID Spanish airports operator Aena was prevented by its state shareholder Enaire from making a bid for toll-road concessions company Abertis , the company said on Wednesday.


Budget airline Wizz Air looking at UK flying licence as a Brexit contingency 19 Jul 2017

LONDON Budget airline Wizz Air said on Wednesday it was seeking a British flying licence in case there was no clean deal to protect flying rights once Britain leaves the European Union.


Dutch unveil memorial for victims of Ukraine airplane crash 17 Jul 2017

Vijfhuizen, NETHERLANDS The Netherlands unveiled a national monument on Monday in memory of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in 2014 above territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. | Video


Lufthansa lifts profit target on bumper summer bookings 17 Jul 2017

BERLIN/FRANKFURT German airline Lufthansa increased its profit target for 2017 after a busy summer for bookings that has been boosted by demand on North American routes and a strong Germany economy.