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 Dubai Airshow has always been at the forefront of the aerospace industry, and the opening day of the 2015 edition was no different. The world’s fastest, largest and most complex 3D-printed drone was unveiled at Dubai Airshow today,...
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...
NEW ETIHAD AIRWAYS UNIFORMS TAKE INFLIGHT COUTURE TO GLAMOROUS NEW HEIGHTS New age of style and glamour unveiled with the arrival of Etihad Airways’ latest Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft Captivating images of the beautiful new uniforms by award-winning photographer,...
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...
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,...
New technology is widely used at airports to beef up security measures as a move to combat terrorism and enforce vigilance. Airport authorities worldwide are gearing up innovative tools and invaluable techniques to maintain the highest possible levels of...
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...
The Australian flagship airline Qantas resumed its flights on Monday after an Australian court ordered permanent settlement between the industry and union members. The prolonged dispute had brought down all the flights to a grinding halt and affected more...
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...
The $272 million joint venture launched recently for manufacturing the next generation seats and interiors for aircraft received an overwhelming response from the UAE and other GCC investors. Sara Ismail Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi-based Al Bashayer Investment...
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...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Middle Eastern airlines by far witnessed the strongest traffic growth in September, with demand hitting 13.3% year-on-year. The region registered a growth rate of 17% in August due to seasonal impacts, including...
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...
Etihad Airways to establish world class Flight Training College Etihad Airways announced today it is establishing the Etihad Flight College, a world-class flight training facility in the United Arab Emirates for Emirati and international cadet pilots. Etihad is following suit of...
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...
Amid the spectacular success stories of Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways in the Middle East aviation industry, the Bahrain Air debacle stands out. Last month, stakeholders in Bahrain Air made a final call to suspend airline operations...
Qatar Airways has announced an international online competition 'To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways', giving visitors to its social media channels an opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Visitors simply register online, earning a chance to win the main...
Etihad Airways, which has been aggressively expanding on a global level through stake purchases in firms like Air Berlin and Virgin Australia, announced on Sunday it is set to extend its geographical reach to India and other Asian markets. Abu...
Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan refutes claims made by the Big Three carriers on open skies policy related to subsidies - CEO says campaign is little more than a regulatory attempt to further cement US Airlines' oligopoly. - Big Three...
The world’s best airline, Qatar Airways will be launching  its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia. It announced on Friday that it would begin   the Dreamliner's maiden flights from Doha to Perth  on February 1 ,2013 . Qatar Airways...
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...
The X-Lab will host an annual challenge at Area 2071 to rethink the transportation industry The Experimental Lab will host senior executives and experts from every facet of aviation industry The first challenge will be announced in November, with...
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....
The national carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways has been awarded the Best Cabin Crew in the World by readers of the Middle East edition of the magazine Business Traveller. The award was presented at a gala event held at...
Emirates airline has been ranked as the Best Airline in 2014, according to an annual study by eDreams, one of the largest e-commerce travel companies in Europe. The study, comprised of more than 90,000 customer reviews from all over the...
Dubai based Emirates Airline has signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with Formula One, which will make the airline a global partner of the sport. The deal, worth a massive USD 180 million, was announced jointly by Emirates Airline chairman Sheikh...
  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 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...
Qatar Airways has added Libyan port city of Benghazi and Ugandan city of Entebbe as the two new destinations to its African portfolio. The two cities of Africa now make the total of 16 destinations that are covered by...