International airline association said Middle East airlines are expected to post profits of $400 million this year, down from the March projection of $0.5 billion. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting in Beijing, executives said projections are...
  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...
Abudhabi-based Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced it will commence operations to Mah? in the Republic of Seychelles on November 1, subject to government approval. Etihad will operate four return services per week from...
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...
Top aviation industry officials revealed Arab Spring protests have badly affected the influx of Arab airlines?in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and coupled with European debt crisis, hit carriers? growth hard during the present year and will...
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...
By Ali Hirji The Global Transport Forum is conducting its annual Airport Evolution forum in Abu Dhabi later this month, following its success during last year's event. Speakers from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Etihad airlines?will be present to...
Maldives participates in the Arabian Travel Market 2017 Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation together with partners from the Maldivian Tourism Industry participated at the 24th Annual Arabian Travel Market. The Maldives delegation was led by the Deputy Minister of Tourism,...
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 recent slump in international oil prices has rejuvenated many financial sectors in various parts of the world and aviation industry is one of them. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced on Wednesday an outlook for improved industry profitability...
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...
After all, small is cute...not only at seeing but also in terms of financial and operational performance. Air Arabia, Middle East's top budget carrier is the only airline from the Middle East that made it to the Top 10 in...
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...
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...
Place:?Spain Story: Emirates, Real Madrid in sponsorship deal Emirates is joining a host of stars at Real Madrid by adding the revered Spanish football team to its impressive sponsorship portfolio. The deal, announced at a press conference on Friday at the Santiago...
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...
It is said that today?s investment is tomorrow's well-being. Aabar Investments, an investment company in Abu Dhabi, owned by Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Investment (IPIC being the major shareholder) also believes in the same. The global investment company, founded...
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,...
An erupting volcano and its ash is now affecting air travel. The cloud of ash, from Chile is drifting over the Atlantic and Indian oceans to lie over southern parts of New Zealand and Australia. Qantas Airways, an Australian carrier...
Emirates airlines recorded a profit, 52 percent high, and has surpassed Lufthansa to become the leader among international airlines. The airline posts its 23rd consecutive year of profit with a performance of US$1.5bn (Dh5.5bn) till March 31. The carrier...
Dubai's flag carrier on Tuesday dismissed reports it is interested in buying a stake in India's troubled aviation sector. "We are not interested in getting involved in the Indian aviation sector," Emirates President Tim Clark said, speaking to Reuters on...
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...
Aviation to contribute $53.1 billion to Dubai’s economy, 37.5% to its GDP and will support over 750,000 jobs by 2020 According to the latest Oxford Economics Report, the aviation sector is all set to play an important role in shaping...
Dubai Airports, home to the world's fastest growing airline Emirates, said passenger traffic registered an increase of 15.4% in March compared to a year earlier, thanks to new routes it added. The government-run company said in an email statement on...
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...
Iraq Airports, Aviation and Logistics Consortium (IAALC), is a newly formed consortium to boost the country?s logistics, freight and transportation sectors. The IAALC, expected to offer international standard training in all aspects related to aviation, airports, and freight and...
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...
Dubai International airport is well set to become world's busiest airport for international traffic by 2015 Dubai International has been confirmed as the world's second busiest airport for international passenger traffic, moving ahead of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport for 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...
UAE business travellers place highest priority on mobile technology for airport related services, reveals Amadeus study • Preliminary findings of "Adding value in-destination for the end traveller" indicate potential and opportunities for mobile technology in the region • Study highlights Amadeus’...