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Airline News - Africa / Middle East.

Jul 30, 2007

Bmi

Bmi announced enhancements to its Middle East service anchored by the launch of a daily London Heathrow-Cairo flight from Oct. 28 aboard a dual-class A320. The carrier also said it signed an MOU with EgyptAir to enter a codeshare and reciprocal frequent-flier agreement when the service starts. Flights to Amman and Beirut will become daily from Oct. 28. Bmi said restrictions in the bilateral air services agreement between the UK and Egypt will force the cancellation of British Mediterranean Airways' Alexandria service. Passengers will connect to the city through Cairo using the aforementioned codeshare agreement. Jul 23, 2007

Djibouti Airlines, Antonov

Djibouti Airlines An-26 crashed Monday near Shinile, Ethiopia, killing one passenger. There were 13 passengers and six crew onboard the cargo flight, which departed Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, and was on its way to Djibouti City, according to the Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network. The aircraft reportedly suffered engine problems and was attempting an emergency landing when it crashed. Jul 25, 2007

Gulf Air

Gulf Air[sup.1]s Andre Dose has resigned from his position as president and CEO after serving the company for a mere four months. Despite his plans to reinstate Gulf Air as one of the world[sup.1]s leading airlines when he was appointed CEO in January this year, he has now stepped down from the position which he took up on 2 April. Jul 24, 2007

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