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Suspected Islamists kill 19 in northern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed 19 people, including six college teachers, in three separate attacks in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state, residents and travellers said Friday. The killings took place on Thursday and Friday in Dikwa, Kala-Balge towns and near Dalwa village in the state, the bastion of the Islamist sect, they said.

Mass. Gov. Patrick to celebrate Boston-Dubai nonstop airline service

BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to join operators of Boston's Logan International Airport when the Middle East's biggest airline launches nonstop service to its home airport in the desert city of Dubai. Emirates Airline is set to launch the daily service between Boston and Dubai on Monday afternoon. Patrick is scheduled to welcome passengers from the first Emirates' flight to Boston, making the New England city the eighth U.S. destination for the Gulf Arab carrier.

Mass. Gov. Patrick to celebrate Boston-Dubai nonstop airline service

BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to join operators of Boston's Logan International Airport when the Middle East's biggest airline launches nonstop service to its home airport in the desert city of Dubai. Emirates Airline is set to launch the daily service between Boston and Dubai on Monday afternoon. Patrick is scheduled to welcome passengers from the first Emirates' flight to Boston, making the New England city the eighth U.S. destination for the Gulf Arab carrier.

Airbus and Emirates sign firm deal for 50 more A380s

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus <EAD.PA> said on Monday it had finalized a deal with Emirates Airline for 50 more A380s aircraft that had been announced at the Dubai airshow last month. The contract was inked by Emirates President Tim Clark during a visit to the aircraft maker's French headquarters in Toulouse, Airbus said in a statement. The deal is worth $23 billion at list prices and brings total orders from Emirates alone for the world's largest jetliner to 140 aircraft. (Reporting by Natalie Huet)

Emirates boosts superjumbo fleet to 44 planes

Dubai's Emirates Airline announced it has boosted its fleet of Airbus A380s to 44 planes, taking delivery of another two of the superjumbos which went straight into service on Saturday. "Emirates has received delivery of its 43rd and 44th A380 aircraft with a double delivery from Airbus' Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany," the company said in a statement. "From an operator standpoint, the A380 is still one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft per seat," said the airline's president, Tim Clark.

Airline Emirates extends sponsorship of European Tour

LONDON (Reuters) - Golf's European Tour received a financial boost on Tuesday when Emirates signed up as its airline partner and agreed to double the number of tournaments in which it invests. In a four-year deal, the Dubai-based airline said it would support a further 10 events, in addition to the nine it was already involved with. Financial terms were not disclosed.

50 A380s? We could have bought 10 more, says Emirates

By Tim Hepher and Praveen Menon DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates' whopping order for 50 of the world's biggest jets should end doubts about the A380 that have tested the nerve of manufacturer Airbus, the airline's chief said -- adding it was so sure of filling the planes it might have bought 10 more. The record $23 billion A380 order at the Dubai Airshow turned round the fortunes of a recently slow-selling jet that is synonymous not only with Europe's industrial ambitions, but also the rapid growth of its largest customer.

At Dubai Airshow, rebranded Air Serbia orders 10 Airbus jets in expansion effort

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Serbia's flagship carrier is adding 10 Airbus A320neo to its fleet as part of expansion plans guided by its fast-growing partner Etihad Airways. The Air Serbia deal announced on Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow is valued at more than $1 billion, but discounts are often given on multi-plane orders.

Emirates president vows to keep buying aircraft

Emirates Airline's appetite for aircraft purchases will not cease, the airline's president Tim Clark told AFP Monday a day after the Dubai-based carrier ordered 200 planes from Boeing and Airbus. The Middle East's largest airline keeps expanding to meet the ambitions of Dubai which aspires to cement its status as a major travel hub, he said. "I don't think Emirates is going to stop with this order," he said, referring to purchases announced at Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

Emirates' president pledges more plane purchases

Emirates' appetite for plane purchases will not cease, the airline's president Tim Clark told AFP on Monday, a day after the Dubai-based carrier ordered 200 planes from Boeing and Airbus. "I don't think Emirates is going to stop with this order," he said, referring to purchases announced at Dubai Airshow on Sunday, including a commitment to buy 150 Boeing 777X long-range planes and a firm order for 50 Airbus A380 superjumbos.
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