Gulf airlines would be incurring huge bills on flights into Europe due to EU's new climate change scheme. From March this year, Etihad Airways, in response to the additional surcharge, has hiked the price of tickets by at least AED11...
Etihad Airways, which this year celebrates it's 10th anniversary, has recorded its strongest ever passenger and cargo results for a first quarter. The Abu Dhabi-based airline posted Q1 2013 passenger revenues of $900m (2012: $758m), an increase of 19%;...
From a desert landing strip, to the world’s second busiest airport in a little more than 50 years - that's what it makes Dubai Airport a stellar success. Dubai airport is now the world’s top two busiest airports for international...
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...
Dubai's flagship airline Emirates Airline is also environmentally responsible airline by adopting energy efficiency initiatives Did you know it takes a crew of 15 staff about 12 hours to clean an A380 and about 9 hours to clean a Boeing...
Etihad Airways revenues rise 27% to $1.4 billion during Q1 2014 Total revenues up 27 per cent to US$1.4 billion during first quarter of 2014 Double-digit growth in passenger numbers to 3.2 million between January and March Available Seat Kilometres up from 15.9...
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,...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
Royal Jordanian Airlines said in a surprise statement it would be forced to seek a merger with a larger carrier in order to survive fierce competition from local rivals, high fuel prices and an economic downturn. The Amman-based flag carrier,...
The Official Airline Guide (OAG) of UK expects the low cost carrier (LCC) market in the Middle East to hold 20 per cent of the air market. They observed that one in every five worldwide flight was operated by...
Dubai's flagship airline that started 30 years back with just two planes and $10 million is now named the world’s most valuable airline brand, with an estimated value of $6.6 billion Emirates Airlines celebrated its 30th anniversary on 25 October...
Gulf carriers reported the strongest year-on-year traffic growth in March at 10% as airlines continue to benefit from the strength of regional economies -fueled by trade, transport and tourism- and solid growth in business-related premium travel. Latest report from the...
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced twenty Airbus A380 planes will be undergoing visual inspection for cracks developed in their wings. The safety regulator added that there are a few planes which carried out 1800 flights that...
Saudi Arabia will allow new carriers to operate from September, the kingdom's aviation authority said on Wednesday. The statement added that airlines will be granted licenses to operate both local and international flights. Khalid al-Khaibary, the spokesman for General Authority...
UAE and Bahrain have reached a new airspace agreement that will reduce the increasing congestion in the skies. The new M600 airways will be the new ?highway in the sky? for passenger airlines; this portrays the efforts? undertaken by...
    Nov 20,2012 (Reuters)  : Abu Dhabi will launch operations at its new airport terminal by the second quarter of 2017, a senior aviation official said on Monday, as the cash-rich emirate expands its infrastructure to outpace regional rivals. The 700,000-square-metre...
  Dubai International passenger numbers continued to soar in February with 5.08 million customers passing through the facility -- up 11.4 per cent from the same period in 2012, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by Dubai Airports. Highlights: -...
Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, Flydubai, has received their first of the three Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, which was financed through a $117.5 million loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of the US. The new addition will increase the fleet size...
A new report suggests that Persian Gulf airports will continue to achieve enviable growth and assume centre stage in the worldwide aviation industry. Titled ‘The World Via Gulf‘ the report was released only a few weeks before the Airport Show...
Air Arabia (PJSC), the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost carrier, announced its financial results for the full year 2012, demonstrating steady growth and solid financial performance. For the full year ending December 31, 2012; Air Arabia...
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...
Emirates will launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new route will be operated with a two-class configured Boeing...
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...
After the unveiling of Boeing’s new 777X jet last week, some of the largest Gulf airlines are set to book orders for the new plane amid hopes that the company would avoid the well-publicised problems of the 787 Dreamliner. The...
Royal Jordanian announced on Monday it will reverse its decision to suspend operations to Munich as part of cost cutting measures. The route closure was set to take place on 19 April, and was part of the five destinations identified...
Saudi Arabia announced it has plans to invest SAR200bn ($53.33bn) in aviation sector over the next five years, country's English daily reported. According to Arab News, the spending will be made to meet future demands of the Kingdom's ever-increasing air traffic...
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...