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...
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...
British Airways has announced a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. The...
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that traffic for Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month of November 2012 has increased by 10% compared to the same period in 2011, reaching 1,211,464 passengers. Aircraft movements increased by 7.9% reaching 10,711....
Last year Emirates flew in Airbus SAS A380 at the opening of the new terminal in New Delhi. Since then, it has not returned as India does not permit to fly aircraft bigger than Boeing 747. India government has...
The plan is to establish Boeing Middle East’s headquarters, a spare parts warehouse, a distribution facility and a maintenance training facility to service the region Boeing today announced at the Dubai Airshow a Memorandum of Agreement with Dubai South, outlining the...
Enhanced airspace capacity, fuel savings and greener aviation form the key deliverables of the Air Space Restructuring Project (ARP) in the Emirate of Dubai Airlines to save USD 14.6 million in fuel consumption and reduce 90,401 metric tons in CO2...
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said his airline will receive an upgraded version of Airbus SAS’s A380 superjumbo after refusing to take jets with wing faults. “Qatar Air insisted that Airbus provide us with the new, certified wing for the...
Gone are the days when criticism of US interventionist policies was exclusive to rogue states like Iran, Syria and North Korea or terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda. Europe's Airbus has accused the White House of sabotaging an open competition...
Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have entered into a strategic partnership; which will allow both the airlines to sell tickets and seats on each other?s international and domestic flights. With this code sharing agreement; passengers may purchase a seat...
Iran recently made a purchase of 11 Airbus A320 and A310 passenger planes which are on the verge of joining the country's aviation fleet, the country's semi-official news agency quoted a minister as saying on Sunday. "The 11 passenger planes which...
  Adding momentum to Dubai's bid for the 2020 World Expo, Emirates airline is putting the full force of its A380 fleet behind it. The airline is promoting the UAE's bid to hold the event in seven years time by attaching giant...
  Flydubai, Dubai's innovative airline, has announced the launch of Flydubai Cargo in Russia, providing an affordable and convenient outbound cargo service to complement the existing inbound service. Flydubai operates regular flights from four Russian cities - Kazan, Samara, Ufa and...
Dubai International Airport's passenger traffic increased 6% from a year earlier in July, with monthly traffic surpassing 5 million passengers for the first time, Dubai Airports said on Wednesday. The airport, one of the world's busiest, handled 5.01 million passengers in...
Emirates to launch non-stop Dubai-Newark service with a second daily flight from 1 June Highlights: -New York JFK services reduced from four daily, to three a day from 25 March -Daily services reinstated to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from 25 March -Adjustments to...
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...
Qatar is a leading aviation growth in the Middle East, thanks to the government's liberal aviation policies, which is fueling unprecedented growth in the global aviation industry. Industry experts say the tiny gas-rich nation's huge surplus, commitment to the aviation...
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...

Air Battles

While Airbus and Boeing battle for jetliner orders, another battle is raging over the engines that power the planes. Some of the major players include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric Co, and Rolls Royce. Airlines purchase engines separately as each jetliner...
Boeing 787 Dreamliner fitted with Rolls-Royce engines, are scheduled to deliver to its first customer All Nippon Airways, after getting the nod from the US government this week. Boeing completed all flight tests required for type certification required for the...
Book your big city shopping break this winter with British Airways The UK carrier is offering customers advice on how to make the most of their next visit to some of the biggest fashion hotspots in the world including...
The head of Qatar Airways dismissed reports from sections of press on Monday that the fast-growing Gulf carrier is involved in talks with British Airways' parent company to form an alliance. CEO Akbar al-Baker labelled the talk of a deal as...
British Airways has just announced the perfect way for residents across the UAE to brighten up their January with the launch of their massive global special fares campaign. British Airways’ special fares offer runs across all its cabins through to January...
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....
Air Arabia said it will be launching additional services to Dammam in Saudi Arabia. The launch of the additional service will commence from Wednesday which will bring the Sharjah-based budget carrier's flights to the eastern Saudi port city to three...
The UAE skies, long been dominated by the airlines from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, are set to welcome a Fujairah-based airline as soon as it gets untangled by some red tape issues. Officials of Fujairah's first commercial airline said...
Dubai International airport passenger traffic in July reached 5,310,361, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to 5,006,155 during the corresponding month in 2012. Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world's second busiest airport for international passengers, rose 6.1 percent in...
Jet Etihad deal encounters yet another problem with reports emerging about envoy intervention in the passing of the deal The strategic alliance between India’s leading airline operator Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi’s premier aircraft services, Etihad Airways was touted to...
Middle East based airlines are expected to record a USD 1.4 billion in 2013, slightly higher than the earlier forecast of USD 1.1 billion. In 2012, the regional airlines had posted a combined profit of USD 900 million. New figures...