Air Djibouti begins first flight to Aden after three-year hiatus

Air Djibouti began its first flights to Yemen's interim capital Aden on Wednesday. (Archive)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Air Djibouti begins first flight to Aden after three-year hiatus

DUBAI: Air Djibouti began its first flight to Aden International Airport on Wednesday after a three-year hiatus due to the war against pro-Iranian Houthi militia in the province of Aden, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
The airline launched the trip on Wednesday in the presence of Djibouti’s ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Ali Issa and Yemen’s ambassador to Djibouti Abdullah Musallam Al-Sakhtari, according to the official Yemeni news agency.
Aden’s Undersecretary for Transportation Khalid Al-Jahlmani welcomed the delegation from Djibouti, and expressed appreciation for the efforts to facilitate trade between the two countries.
For his part, the Djiboutian ambassador said that the inauguration of his country’s flights to Aden were the signals of the development of relations between the two nations.
The Yemeni ambassador said that the resumption of flights between the two countries will also facilitate humanitarian organizations’ work in Yemen.


Spotify loses access to major Indian label

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Spotify loses access to major Indian label

  • Saregama India Ltd. filed a petition with the Delhi High Court seeking an injunction against Spotify to stop it from using its songs
  • The move comes two months after Spotify launched in India, a price sensitive market already crowded by well-funded local players

BENGALURU: Music streaming service Spotify Technology SA said it will remove all songs belonging to one of India’s oldest record labels from its app after they failed to agree on licensing terms, months after the Swedish company’s launch in the country.
According to a court document, Saregama India Ltd. filed a petition with the Delhi High Court seeking an injunction against Spotify to stop it from using its songs.
The move comes two months after Spotify launched in India, a price sensitive market already crowded by well-funded local players like JioSaavn and Apple Music.
According to the court document dated April 23, Spotify’s senior counsel said the streaming service would remove all Saregama songs from its app within 10 days. Spotify said last month it had more than 1 million unique users in India across its free and premium categories within a week of its launch. The company offers a free version supported by ads and a premium ad-free variant that charges users 119 rupees ($1.68) per month.
Spotify declined to comment, while Saregama did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.