Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the operator of Abu Dhabi's five airports, revealed that Abu Dhabi Duty Free retail revenue reached Dhs809.5m in 2012, an increase of 24% over 2011, setting a new record for the company. The announcement was...
The ultimate “upgrade” tip from the world’s best airline Emirates’ latest campaign says upgrade your airline, not just your seat Light-hearted series of videos show creative attempts at getting a seat upgrade. Emirates, the Best Airline in the World and Best Economy...
USD 5mn deal gets Jennifer Aniston on Emirates in bathrobe! We had reported in August earlier this year about how Hollywood is eyeing the Middle Eastern airlines. Indeed, Emirates Airlines, based out of Dubai, has come out with a witty...
Drones flying over unchartered skies have become a menace in the UAE. The Aviation authorities in Dubai are at a loss to counter this threat. More than five years ago, the risk that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones,...
Dubai International airport is now the world's busiest airport, with over 70.45 million passengers traveling through Dubai in 2014 Dubai Airport expects 79 million passengers in 2015 Dubai Airports today released its year-end traffic report which confirm that Dubai International (DXB) is...
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...
Etihad Airways has launched an exclusive Twitter account to engage with Gold and Platinum members of its frequent flyer program – Etihad Guest, on the popular social media platform. The Etihad Premium Twitter channel provides a dedicated online touch-point for...
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...
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...
It’s California dreaming all the way to San Francisco thanks to British Airways’ new A380 that has started flying to the popular US city in the last few weeks. The ‘City by the Bay’ is the second destination in California...
Etihad Cargo, the freight division of the Abu Dhabi-based airline, has launched a new advertising campaign highlighting its global outreach and higher quality services. "The world is our business. Let us take care of yours." This is the division’s first campaign...
The Hong Kong-based carrier has been named Favourite International Airline Premium Cabin at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards  Cathay Pacific has celebrated a further travel accolade after being named the Middle East’s Favourite International Airline...
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...
A US company has displayed a new prototype car at the New York International Auto show that is licensed not only to drive but also to fly. “This street legal aeroplane is the world’s first vehicle to have met both...
Rotana's first international destination outside GCC -Srilankan expats and tourists targeted -Rotana to begin with three flights per week and increase it to six flights -Rotana also hopes to cater to South Indians via partnership with Sri Lankan airlines Beginning 9th April 2014,...
Dubai Duty Free is expecting to double its sales to more than Dh10 billion ($2.72 bn) by 2018, compared to last year's 15 percent rise. Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice President of Dubai Duty Free, has said this year's sales...
Airports throughout the Gulf region managed to clinch the bulk of transportation contracts worth $2bn awarded during the first five months of 2012, a report said on Sunday. The new research suggested road construction stood second with contracts worth $1.6bn...
On the second day of Dubai Airshow 2015 Emirates signs US$16 billion engine services deal with GE Aviation Emirates has signed a $16 billion OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the GE9X...
Travelling with children on a plane can be a hassle for many parents. Be it a 3 hour flight or a 7 hour flight. Kids very often lose their cool. Parents often dread the idea of travelling on a...
 Etihad Airways urges the European Commission to embrace “bold, exciting and world-leading reforms” as part of the Strategic Aviation Package to overhaul Europe’s air transport industry     Airline lodges detailed submission to European Commission’s review of European air transport policy Says aviation...
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways, has said that in over a decade, the Etihad Airways contributed more than 200,000 employment opportunities to the United States job market. The Etihad Airways CEO said in a statement issued...
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...
ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO EXPAND GLOBAL REACH WITH SIX NEW DESTINATIONS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2015 Network grows to 107 passenger and cargo destinations New services will increase coverage in Europe, Asia and Africa First non-stop flight launched between Abu Dhabi and...
  A new scheme has been introduced by Etihad Airways, providing travel benefits to employees of the Abu Dhabi government. The program was developed both by Etihad and Musanada (Abu Dhabi General Service Company). The partners will work hand in hand...
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...
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...
In this Op-Ed, Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman and CEO of Air Peace takes a strategic look at the aviation sector in the wake of rising fuel costs. The oil price surge over the past...
Etihad all set on expansion plans. Recruits 40 pilots from Alitalia. Etihad Airways, UAE's national airlines has announced the recruitment of 40 pilots from Alitalia, the struggling national airline of Italy. Earlier, Etihad had announced a deal to acquire 49%...
Media reports point out that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has sold his yet to be delivered Airbus A380, popularly dubbed 'the flying palace'. Quoting the chief financial officer of his Kingdom Holding Company, reports suggest that, "it was...
Lufthansa revamps its flight experience on short- and medium-haul routes by introducing new seats, facilities, and more space. New, innovative seats make travelling even more comfortable USB port, tablet holder and more personal spaceFirst...