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A new low-cost air carrier has unveiled a ‘hipster-chic’ uniform for cabin crew in a bid to ensure that their service appeals to younger travelers.
Qatar Airways has expressed interest in launching an airline registered in Saudi Arabia.
DUBAI, UAE - An Abu Dhabi-based UAE national is helping to set up an airline, Juba Air, in the newly independent African state of South Sudan, Gulf News reports.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - The founder of JetBlue Airways wants to start a new Brazilian airline and is in negotiations with Brazil's Embraer plane maker to buy 36 mid-range jets, a leading Brazilian newspaper reported Tuesday.David Neeleman, JetBlue's chairman, has lined up investment totaling about $200 million for the venture, the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported.
Businessman Bonny Katatumba has started an airline, African Shuttles Airlines. The airline is already running although it has not been launched yet.“It is already doing two flights to Nairobi and also flying to Dubai. It is good and exciting for him since the airline is already doing well so far,” Angella Katatumba, the daughter, said.
DUBAI - The UAE-based, ETA-Ascon, is in talks with jet manufacturers Embrayer, Bombardier and ATR for acquiring jets to start its new airline in India, a leading newspaper here has reported.ETA-Ascon group, a major player in shipping, trading, construction, real estate and power sectors, has entered into aviation business with Star Aviation, a new leasing entity.
MOSCOW - Virgin Group is in talks with a Russian company to set up a new local airline, Virgin owner Richard Branson said on Thursday, but analysts doubted he could overcome political obstacles to make it a reality."Now is the time for Virgin to come to Russia," Branson told reporters. "We are in discussions with a Russian partner. We will announce in three months who that partner will be."