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Emirates-First Arab Airline To 'mainland' China  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

EK become the first Arab airlne to fly to "mainland" China with the launch of their weekly 747 cargo service to Shanghai on Sunday, passenger services will follow next year.

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Whats about Egypt Air, didn't they fly to PEK?

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User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Wonder if any Arab arilines ever flied to Taiwan?

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

is emirates even arab? i'm not sure.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

"is emirates even arab? i'm not sure"

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User currently offlineAviatsiya.ru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Didn't Iraqi Airways used to fly to Beijing before UN sanctions?

User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Saudia flies to Taipei, but only cargo planes


User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the "Arab" honour does indeed go to Iraqi Airways. And although not an Arab nation, Iran Air also gets credit for their THR-NRT-PEK flights.
I would also agree that Emirates is Arab in name only... "British Airways based in Dubai" comes to mind...

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