Rapidly expanding UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways says it has struck a deal with Air France-KLM to market some of each other's flights as the first stage of a larger strategic alliance. Alongside the deal announced Monday, Etihad says the...
Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa Dubai-based carrier to start operating daily flights to the Congolese capital from 15 April with an enroute stop in Entebbe Carrier grows network in Africa to 13 destinations in 10 countries Dubai-based flydubai has announced...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCCs) has granted an interim authorization to the Emirates Airline for its proposed partnership with Qantas. However, a final verdict regarding this matter is expected to be announced in March. The proposed alliance is...
More and more airlines focusing on fuel efficiency are starting to use alternative jet fuels to keep costs down and help the environment in recent years. With the price of fuel rising and the pressure to reduce fuel emissions...
Latest IATA data showed on Wednesday 55 world airlines posting a combined loss of $1.5 billion, and overall global profits in the first quarter of 2012 falling significantly. The Middle East carriers were the only ones to post a 15.2% growth...
Let's admit it, the in-flight safety instructions that we are repeatedly exposed to when flying an airline are pretty boring. Despite its obvious importance and relevancy, a good number of people do not pay any attention to the robotic acts of...
Press Release Survey shows 93% of airlines choose mobile as top IT investment Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 June 2012 – The way airlines are doing business is undergoing a fundamental transformation as mobile apps permeate every step of the...
Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, has today announced plans to open an indoor aviation themed attraction in London this July. To cater to the leisure of the population of London, Emirates has launched an indoor aviation themed...
Qatar Airways, one of the Middle East's top and world's fastest growing airlines, has opened up a competition - 'Tweet-a-Meet' - for Twitter users. 'Tweet-a-Meet' enables a team of two persons to turn their virtual connections into real ones by...
  Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, today reported net profit of $42mn in 2012, up 200% on 2011 ($14m) in a year which saw strong improvements in revenues, passengers numbers and cost control. Revenue increased 17%...
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker claimed in a controversial statement that only "two dominant carriers" have a future in the Middle East. The Qatari executive made his prediction at this week's Arabian Travel Market event in Dubai. “I still confirm that...
Gulf carriers reported the strongest year-on-year traffic growth in March at 10% as airlines continue to benefit from the strength of regional economies -fueled by trade, transport and tourism- and solid growth in business-related premium travel. Latest report from the...
Bombardier Aerospace confirmed on Monday it has signed an agreement with Midparc Investment S.A., a Moroccan property holding and management company, to purchase from them the land required for its new plant in the Midparc Casablanca Free Zone, in...
Some 2,500 new passenger and freighter aircraft required over the next 20 years Aviation growth in the Middle East has been so impressive; few regions of the world can match it. In the last decade, travel to from and within...
After all, small is cute...not only at seeing but also in terms of financial and operational performance. Air Arabia, Middle East's top budget carrier is the only airline from the Middle East that made it to the Top 10 in...
Media reports show that the Qatar Airways chief has blamed a U.S. contractor for causing further delay towards completion of the Hamad International Airport (HIA). According to Dow Jones, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, the San Francisco-based Bechtel...
Dubai International Airport could overtake Hong Kong International Airport to become the third largest aviation hub in the world this year, with an expected rise of 11% in annual passenger traffic. The busiest Middle Eastern airport handled around 51...
Smart watches, smart glasses and other wearable computing devices will be part of the airport of the future, according to the latest findings from SITA Lab. The technology research team of the air transport industry’s IT provider SITA has...
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, reported a fall in its first quarter profit for the year 2011. This is seen to be a result of the rising oil prices,...
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has unveiled plans to acquire 49 percent of Jat Airways, the Serbian national airline. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has also been awarded a five year management contract for the carrier. Air Serbia will...
Two UAE based carriers, Etihad and Emirates have announced cuts in air fare, in a bid to ensure summer traffic is not affected. The fall in oil prices is cited as the reason for this initiative. Emirates, the Dubai-based...
Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its game changing fully enclosed private suites in First Class, as well as refreshed Business and Economy Class cabins, has now entered service, to the delight of customers. The new Emirates cabins were...
At one time, it was quite astonishing to hear about air travellers being able to contact their family and friends through phones installed in their seats. Especially as a kid, I always wondered how the planes could have a...
Dubai International Airport, world's fourth busiest hub for international passengers racked up another month of double digit growth this November. Dubai Airports in its monthly traffic report said that the passenger traffic is forecast to reach 66 million in 2013....
Traffic at the world's second busiest international airport surged 23.8 percent in August making it the busiest month in terms of passenger numbers in Dubai International's history, according to traffic report issued today by airport operator Dubai Airports. Key Highlights...
Oman Air announced on Monday its passenger revenue increased 28% during the first five months of the year as more people travelled with the national flag carrier. The Muscat-based carrier, which serves 41 destinations, recorded a net passenger growth of 28%...
Second daily non-stop Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flight from 1 August 2015 Only airline to offer double daily non-stop flights between Melbourne and UAE New service will increase connectivity to more than 50 markets worldwide Double daily service to 20 key destinations in the...
Airbus suffered a fresh setback when Etihad cancelled a second batch of orders worth $2.2 billion for 7 for its A350-1000. According to a statement released by Airbus, Etihad revised its order tally for the 350-seat A350-1000 wide-body in April in addition to...
Royal Jordanian Airlines said in a surprise statement it would be forced to seek a merger with a larger carrier in order to survive fierce competition from local rivals, high fuel prices and an economic downturn. The Amman-based flag carrier,...
Recognizing the importance of aviation sector in improving country's economy, emerging markets have been steadily upping their investments in airport and related infrastructure. The new developments at emerging markets airports are setting a benchmark in the world for airport infrastructure....