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UK follows US in limiting Middle Eastern cabin baggage

UK follows US in limiting Middle Eastern cabin baggage

The United Kingdom has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on passenger flights from six Middle East and North African countries. Following the lead of the United States, passengers from these countries will no longer be able to carry tablets, DVD players or phones over a certain size.

Ryanair website to go offline

Ryanair website to go offline

Ryanair has confirmed that its website and mobile app will close for eight hours for a systems upgrade. The facilities will go offline from 18:30 on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Routes Asia handed over to Brisbane, Australia

Routes Asia handed over to Brisbane, Australia

The annual Routes Asia air service development forum was officially handed over to the Australian city of Brisbane earlier at a ceremony in Okinawa, Japan. Routes Asia brings together airlines, airports, tourism authorities and governments to plan new flights and increase existing services.

Hertz expands car rental operations at London Gatwick

Hertz expands car rental operations at London Gatwick

Hertz UK has launched a full rental service from Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, becoming the only car rental company to have fleet available at the airport’s North Terminal. Hertz customers landing at the North Terminal will no longer need to take the inter-terminal shuttle to the South Terminal to collect their vehicle.

Oman Air launches new flights to Calicut, Kerala

Oman Air launches new flights to Calicut, Kerala

Adding to the service currently operating between Muscat and Calicut (Kozhikode), Oman Air has announced the launch of its new daily direct flight between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala. Flights will start on March 27th in the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion.