The Saudi Arabian Airlines, the kingdom?s national carrier has denied recent reports of recruiting three Bangladeshi pilots. If the reports are to be believed, the airlines have recruited pilots from Bangladesh and they were given English training in Dubai. The...
Qantas Airways, the Sydney-based carrier, decides to cut down the number of cabin crews as a first step to counter competition.?This?move is the?first buyout programme of the airways. The buyout programme is expected to be accepted by about 7,000...
AMR Corp.'s American Airlines placed a massive aircraft order with Boeing and Airbus, marking a move that will replace the existing aging fleet with 460 new aircraft, at a total price of nearly $40 billion. The third-largest U.S.airline by traffic...
International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, has sealed a deal to buy BMI for ?172.5m, surpassing the rival bidder Virgin Atlantic. IAG expects the takeover increase the estimated operating profits by more than ?100m by 2015 and to...
With increasing fuel prices, airlines are striving to remain profitable. A five percent hike in the fares is the proposed rate, according to a senior International Air Transport Association (IATA) official. "With no sign of a significant decline in oil...
The launch of the Global Airport Leaders' Forum (GALF) in Dubai was announced by Reed Exhibitions today. GALF aspires to be one of the world's leading platforms where the global challenges that the industry faces and solutions needed to address...
'The Dubai Airport Authority has been in discussions with the Dubai Police to tighten security system and increase safety of travel.', reports a senior official of the Dubai International Airport. The President of Dubai Civil Aviation, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed...
  Flydubai has recorded an increase in seat occupancy since its inception in two years. The success is attributed to an effective pricing mechanism. Chief analyst, Saj Ahmad, said that Flydubai is one of the most low cost airlines and...
Boeing will hand over the first 787 Dreamliner Monday to end more than three years of delays for an aircraft the company insists will become a benchmark for decades for technology and passenger amenities. All Nippon Airways Co. will take...
Etihad Airways in major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways, extending India's domestic routes and international connections. The new expansion brings codesharing to a total of 71 routes. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has...
Come September and Flydubai will start flights to three destinations in Ukraine including Kiev, Kharkov and Donetsk. With this new routes, flydubai's global reach now extends to 40 destinations. Flights to the three destinations will start after Eid. Flights to...
Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International, Dubai?s new airport, will be opened to private and corporate business carriers next year. According to Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, the operator of DWC and Dubai International, the new terminal will cater...
Middle East airlines are confident of making profit irrespective of the unrest in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria. According to data from IATA, airlines are likely to make broader growth in the coming months. This is generally reflected by other...
Abu Dhabi?s Eithad Airways posted $1.72 billion in revenues for the first half of the year.? It reported 28 per cent growth compared to the previous year for the same period; however, the company did not specify it as...
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Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) published the 2012 performance report for Abu Dhabi International Airport, which reflects a significant growth of 18.9% in passenger traffic compared to 2011. During 2012 Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed a record 14,700,420 passengers. Gateway...
Throughout the last two decades the gulf carriers have been competing with western counterparts mainly the European for air space, passengers and overall service. Now the competition is on for a new market, the $68 billion air freight market....
    Nov 20,2012 (Reuters)  : Abu Dhabi will launch operations at its new airport terminal by the second quarter of 2017, a senior aviation official said on Monday, as the cash-rich emirate expands its infrastructure to outpace regional rivals. The 700,000-square-metre...
The global airline industry has warned the European Union against a plan on charging airlines (in Europe) for emissions from 2012, in a war of words. The EU in a solo effort is aiming to include the aviation industry...