Lufthansa says the trial use of a bio fuel mix for airplanes has come to an end because of used up stocks of certified bio fuel and non availability of reliable supplies. The trial will end on 12 January...
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...
UAE's flag carriers warned on Tuesday European Union's carbon trading scheme will lead to higher flying costs and a steep hike in ticket prices. Tim Clark, the president of Emirates, told the Gulf News that the airlines would spend over...
The UAE skies, long been dominated by the airlines from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, are set to welcome a Fujairah-based airline as soon as it gets untangled by some red tape issues. Officials of Fujairah's first commercial airline said...
Dubai International Airport is witnessing a steep rise in passenger traffic with an increase of 7.8 per cent recorded during the first 11 months of 2011. The airport showed no slowdown in its passenger volume since October last year,...

Air France-KLM denied it has plans to reduce its employee strength by 2,000 by the end of next year in a bid to save around 800 million euros annually over the next three years. The joint Dutch-French airline rejected a...
Airspace remains a major issue in Gulf region. According to Tony Tyler, CEO and Director-General of the International Air Transport Association, only 40 per cent of the airspace in the Gulf region is available for civilian operations, remaining is...
Gone are the days when criticism of US interventionist policies was exclusive to rogue states like Iran, Syria and North Korea or terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda. Europe's Airbus has accused the White House of sabotaging an open competition...
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...
Rolls-Royce, the world's leading provider of power systems and services, has secured orders worth more than $1bn during the Dubai Air Show last week, demonstrating the strength of its portfolio of advanced technology and access to growing global aviation...
Emirates Airline plans to open a AED400 million (US$108.8m) flight training academy at Dubai World Central Airport as the carrier strives to meet its demands for pilots. The centre will have the capacity to train up to 400 students at...
Brazil's Embraer SA, the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, expects to generate business worth $14 billion from the Middle East region by 2030, a top official said on Sunday. Sao Jose dos Campos-based firm, which is a leading airplane exporter, sees...
Emirates Airlines, Dubai's flag carrier, has placed a massive order and commitment with Boeing company for airplanes worth $26 billion at the Dubai Air Show. The agreement includes firm orders for 50 Boeing 777 jetliners valued at $18 billion, and...
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...
More and more airlines focusing on fuel efficiency are starting to use alternative jet fuels to keep costs down and help the environment in recent years. With the price of fuel rising and the pressure to reduce fuel emissions...
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...
Boeing will hand over the first 787 Dreamliner Monday to end more than three years of delays for an aircraft the company insists will become a benchmark for decades for technology and passenger amenities. All Nippon Airways Co. will take...

Last week, Ryanair, announced that its passengers will have to use the airline's own Mastercard to avoid paying booking fees, but as per several experts, it is simply another money-making scheme. The change will take place from early October. Currently...
Boeing 787 Dreamliner fitted with Rolls-Royce engines, are scheduled to deliver to its first customer All Nippon Airways, after getting the nod from the US government this week. Boeing completed all flight tests required for type certification required for the...
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...
Emirates airlines is expected to make a loss of $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) in the first eight to ten years of the new European Union Carbon Emission Scheme. The new scheme requires airlines to pay fees for all inbound 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...
As of today, Emirates has launched a daily service to Copenhagen. The route will be catered by a 237-seat A 330-200 in a three class configuration and each flight can hold up to 17 tonnes of cargo. Taking flight The aircraft...
Last year Emirates flew in Airbus SAS A380 at the opening of the new terminal in New Delhi. Since then, it has not returned as India does not permit to fly aircraft bigger than Boeing 747. India government has...
AMR Corp.'s American Airlines placed a massive aircraft order with Boeing and Airbus, marking a move that will replace the existing aging fleet with 460 new aircraft, at a total price of nearly $40 billion. The third-largest U.S.airline by traffic...