The aviation and aeronautics domain is one that countries look to solidify as a mark of their proclaiming their presence in the biggest of economic stages in the world. Predominantly the most developed countries in the world are regarded...
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 carriers’ demand soared 18.1% the strongest growth for any region -The Middle East carriers are benefitting from the strength of regional economies and solid growth in business-related premium travel The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic...
Dubai International started the New Year with record monthly traffic, exceeding 6.4 million passengers in January. Dubai Airport passenger traffic up 15.1 percent compared to the same month in 2013. According to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today,...
Dubai-based Emirates named the world's best airline brand When one travels aboard an aircraft, there are certain subtle and personalised services that one looks out to experience to make his travel interesting and exciting. Any airline that caters to all...
Virgin Atlantic piloting Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch technology - A pioneering singular technological employment by one of the world's leading aircraft operators sure to change the face of the global aviation sector If the Wright brothers revolutionised the domain...
Middle East aviation sector benefiting from the continued strength of regional economies, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates International Passenger Demand Maintains Historic Growth Rates in 2013 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year traffic results for...
Dubai International Airport sees Substantial Increase in Air Traffic Percentages to usher in the New Year Recession and increased fears of global economic meltdown may be cramping several economic sectors in various countries and metropolises across the world, but despite...
Abu Dhabi International Airport posts Remarkable Surge in Aviation Traffic: Indicates better Service Performance for 2014 The aviation sector in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi saw some invigorating thrusts for the year 2013, leading to further important and noteworthy developmental...
Growth of GCC carriers beat global industry average. Growth of Middle Eastern aviation has surpassed the global average and this trend will persist backed by an array of growth tactics such as fleet expansion, with Emirates as the leader, according...
Middle East airlines are expected to return a net profit of $1.6 billion in 2013, increasing to $2.4 billion in 2014, says IATA in their latest report.  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its industry...
With a total of $44 billion in orders and commitment Dubai Airshow 2103 is the biggest airshow ever for Airbus  Airbus won a total of 160 orders and commitments at the 13th Dubai Airshow worth US$44 billion, underlining the strong...
Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, today announced that ten next generation A320neo aircraft have been confirmed for its fleet. The deal is valued at more than US$1 billion at list prices. The deal for Air...
Bombardier and Air Côte d’Ivoire Sign Agreement for up to Four Q400 NextGen Aircraft Bombardier maintains 100 per cent market share over more than two years in the large turboprop segment in Africa Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Abidjan-based airline, Air...
Low-cost airline capacity shows highest increase in Asia, followed by the Middle East, and takes huge leap in Eastern Europe Amadeus analysis on the first half of 2013 indicates Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia collectively account for more than 50%...
Etihad Airways announce ‘step-change in business strategy’ with the launch of Etihad Regional, in partnership with Swiss carrier Darwin Airline Branded operation to start following acquisition of 33.3 per cent stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline Etihad Regional to connect passengers...
Dubai Airshow sets global order record, with total orders reaching over $162bn within 3 hours of opening Dubai World Central - Next generation aerospace hub delivers multi-billion dollar Dubai Airshow – the world’s fastest growing aerospace exhibition – which opened yesterday for...
Emirates Airline orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140 at the Dubai Airshow The deal is worth $20.2 billion at list prices “A380 continues to be Emirates’ flagship”, says Emirates chief Earlier today, Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways announced deal with...
Etihad today at Dubai Airshow announced deal with Boeing to buy up to 82 Wide-body aircraft worth US$ 25.2bn Etihad Airways today announced a firm order for 56 new Boeing wide-body aircraft, with options and purchase rights for a further...
The world’s airports are increasing their investment in information technology (IT) to approximately US$6 billion in 2013. This is according to the 2013 SITA/ACI/Airline Business Airport IT Trends Survey released today. Key highlights of the Airport IT Trends Survey Report Airport IT...
Emirates Airline, which normally makes the headlines for buying aircraft, has decided to build one and today unveiled the light sport aircraft RV 12 to the world. The two-seater RV 12 is six metres long and is the result of...
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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...
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...
First Philippine Carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years Dubai’s Filipino community was given a huge boost today as the Philippines’ largest airline touched down at Dubai International Airport for a new non-stop service to Manila. With an estimated...
Despite airline passengers getting tech-savvy, mobile usage remains low - reveals SITA's latest report More than 90% of airline passengers say technology helps them when travelling but using a smartphone for travel services has yet to go main stream. This...
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...
Global independent suggests more customer-focused approach in managing delays, cancellations and missed connections. Report recommends offering standard service approach to disruption, delivering ‘intelligent re-accommodation’ and better quality and more transparent communication with airline passengers. A major independent global study calls on...
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s (AUH) passenger traffic for the month of July 2013 rose 4.8% compared to July 2012, with close to 1.4 million passengers traveling through the airport. In July 2013, aircraft movement totalled 11,355 representing a 12.1% increase...
Rotana Jet continues Middle East expansion with flights to Bahrain, from Abu Dhabi. Twice-weekly flights connect Kingdom of Bahrain with Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Airport. Rotana Jet today announced twice-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Airport and the Kingdom of...
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...
Ultimate Airport – Dubai: A special 10 part documentary series featuring Dubai’s aviation sector with Dubai International airport at its centre, which will be aired across National Geographic Channel’s global network from September 5. Less than 55 years ago, Dubai...
Airports in the region must rely on their operational resilience to effectively prevent, manage, and recover, from disruptions, says Booz and Company in its latest report on MENA airports. With recent events – such as weather conditions, geopolitical conflicts and...
Etihad Airways has revealed its plans to expand its global reach by entering into partnerships with Chinese and American operators. In the coming years, Etihad plans double-digit growth on the back of higher passenger traffic in emerging markets, such as...
Stunning 360-degree virtual tour of Emirates A380 now on Google 'Street View' launched as Emirates Airlines celebrates its 5th anniversary partnership with the AirBus A380. Never got a chance to fly on a A380 super jumbo? No problem, Google, which recently...
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...
According to a traffic report issued by airport operator Dubai Airports, Dubai International's passenger traffic hit 32.6 million in the first six months of 2013. This figure has created a record as the airport is the busiest it has ever been. Dubai...
Half-year results show that restructuring efforts at Gulf Air are bearing fruit as the struggling airline posts strong financial and operational performance. Led by the new Chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Gulf Air has recorded its best first...
UAE national airline Etihad Airways' Indian dreams hit more turbulence recently with the Indian government's top regulatory authority expressing reservations about the proposed USD 379 million deal with Jet Airways. The troubled Indian airline announced a few months ago that...
UAE’s RAK Airways announces Islamabad and Amman to be its first two destination launches in 2013. Earlier in the month, in a strategic press briefing Mr. Murabit Al Sawaf, President and CEO of RAK Airways stated that the airline...