transport in the East

Drunk flydubai pilot delays delays flight for 10 hours

A Dubai-bound flight from Nepal was delayed by nearly 10 hours after the pilot was found to be under the influence of alcohol, officials said. The flydubai flight eventually left Katmandu with a different crew. Crew members …

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Death toll from train crash in Turkey climbs to 24

The number of people who died in a railroad accident in northwestern Turkey has reached 24, while 338 others were injured, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag. Several cars of a passenger train traveling from Uzunkopru, …

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Passenger bus catches fire in Turkey's Eskişehir

A passenger bus going from Isparta to Istanbul caught fire on the Eskişehir-Ankara highway, Turkish media reported. The incident occurred on the 20th kilometer of the highway, according to TRT Haber. No injuries were reported, …

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Freight train derails in Turkey's Diyarbakir

A freight train derailed in Turkey’s eastern Diyarbakir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, there are no victims.  The work is underway to eliminate the consequences of the accident. The …

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Astana-Vienna flights may be resumed

Kazakhstan and Austria may resume direct regular flights between Astana and Vienna, the press service of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan said. This issue was discussed during …

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Training plane crashes in Turkey's Adiyaman - media

A training plane crashed this morning in Turkey's southeastern Adiyaman province, killing a pilot. Two training planes - which belonged to Gaziantep University - had taken off from Gaziantep Airport in the early hours of …

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Iran and Uzbekistan to launch new flight routes

Iran and Uzbekistan will open new flight routes between the two countries in the near future, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on the sidelines of his meetings with Uzbek officials. …

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First control flight held in Istanbul third airport

The first control flight has been carried out at the third airport in Istanbul, the General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey (DHMI) said in a statement. It is noted that the flight was carried out under the control of …

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Istanbul has problems with landing aircraft

The Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is experiencing some problems with landing of aircraft, Turkish media reported. The media reports that there are currently delays in the landing of aircraft due to the storm clouds over …

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Flydubai denies rumours of attempted hijacking

Flydubai denied rumous about an attempted hijacking of one of its aircraft flying from Dubai to Kabul. The low-cost carrier said it was aware of reports circulating on social media about an attempted hijack, and confirmed they were …

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Saudi Arabia hosts car show for women

The first women’s car exhibition in the Saudi capital of Riyadh marks the latest stage in preparations for the day when women can take to the wheels for the first time in the kingdom. The three-day exhibition …

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 People injured in incident at Istanbul pier

Seven people were injured during a rigid mooring of a ferry at one of piers in Istanbul, Turkish media reported. Reportedly, all the injured are citizens of Turkey. They were hospitalized, and their health is assessed as normal. …

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US and UAE reaffirm open skies agreement

The UAE today welcomed the outcome of recent discussions on civil aviation with the United States in which both countries strongly reaffirmed the 2002 UAE-US Air Transport Agreement (ATA) and the fundamental principles of Open Skies, Khaleej …

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