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The inaugural flight of Emirates' new nonstop service between Dubai and Houston touched down here Monday, directly linking the two energy centers.I guess KBR and Halliburton got tired of having to make connections in enemy territory like NY.
At the same time, word circulated that another Middle Eastern carrier, Qatar Airways, may be flying into Houston.
Natural gas-rich Qatar's national airline will start flights to Houston by mid-2008, the airline's chief executive officer, Akbar al-Baker, was quoted as saying in a story in the Gulf Times.