New Zealand Jet Fuel Shortage Leaves Passengers Stranded

Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand's largest airport, reported BBC. 

The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport's only source of jet fuel.

The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, the operator said.

Erdoğan talks with Gulf leader to resolve crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan finalized yesterday ar two-day tour to Gulf countries in Doha, his last destition, on July 24, aimed at defusing a dispute between Qatar and neighbouring Arab states.

Erdoğan was greeted by Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha ahead of their first face-to-face talks on the Gulf crisis.  

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban

Qatar Airways announced on July 6 that it had won exemption from a U.S. ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub.

It is the latest carrier after Abu Dhabi's Etihad, Dubai's Emirates and Turkish Airlines to meet new rules imposed by Washington in March for direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

Turkey to send 11 tons of aid to Qatar

Turkey will continue to help Qatar and is planning to send the Gulf country another aid ship carrying 11 tons of humanitarian aid, the Turkish Economy Minister said June 19.      
"A ship carrying 4,000 tons of aid is going to Qatar right now, and then another ship carrying 11 tons of aid will also be sent," Nihat Zeybekci said at an iftar event in Istanbul.  

Turkey to deploy troops to Qatar

President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has ratified legislation, which were fast-tracked by its parliament, to deploy Turkish troops to Qatar. The training and assistance mission will boost the "security of the entire region," the Qatari foreign minister said amid a diplomatic rift with its Gulf neighbors.

Athens air service eases turbulence

In a bid to offer its passengers increased flexibility to while also trying to minimize the turbulence created by the US administration's decision to ban portable electronic devices in air cabins on flights from airports with a strong Islamic character, Dubai-based carrier Emirates has introduced a second daily flight from Athens to Dubai, which started last Monday.