Airbus suffered a fresh setback when Etihad cancelled a second batch of orders worth $2.2 billion for 7 for its A350-1000. According to a statement released by Airbus, Etihad revised its order tally for the 350-seat A350-1000 wide-body in April in addition to...
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...
Reports coming from Ireland suggest Etihad Airways has formally acquired a 2.98% stake in Aer Lingus as part of its European expansion plans. Aer Lingus confirmed on Tuesday that talks about a commercial partnership, which so far focused on code-share...
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker claimed in a controversial statement that only "two dominant carriers" have a future in the Middle East. The Qatari executive made his prediction at this week's Arabian Travel Market event in Dubai. “I still confirm that...
South Korea's Incheon International Airport has been crowned the World's Best Airport for 2012. The World Airport Awards were announced by SKYTRAX, a UK-based consultancy, which has the largest airline and airport review and ranking site. The World Airport Awards are...
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...
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...
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...
A German newspaper reported Air France-KLM is considering a partnership with UAE's national flag carrier Etihad that also includes a tie up with Air Berlin. Etihad recently acquired a 30% stake in Germany's second biggest carrier which is struggling to make profits. "A...
Press Release 20.3% improvement in baggage handling saves airlines US$650 million DUBAI / GENEVA – 18 April 2012 – The eighth annual SITA Baggage Report shows that 99.1 per cent of checked baggage was delivered on time to the passenger during...
Mubadala Aerospace, a division of Mubadala Development, announced Tuesday it has entered a $1 billion (AED3.67bn) contract for supplying critical components for 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes. The partnership makes Mubadala the Arab world's first direct supplier of composites to...
Qatar Airways launched on Tuesday an amazing three-day global sale to more than 100 destinations worldwide. Passengers from Doha and around the world can avail the special fares taking advantage of up to 25% off both Economy and Business...
Reports coming from Amman said Hussein Dabbas, president and CEO of state-owned Royal Jordanian (RJ) airline, has resigned from his post. “Hussein Dabbas submitted his resignation to the RJ's board of directors,” Petra, the official Jordanian news agency reported. “Dabbas told...
Emirates Airline, Dubai's flag carrier, has hinted it is keeping its investing options open in India amid signs New Delhi is moving toward overhauling country's ownership rules. “Anything to do with the aviation, if it’s at the right price, we...
While every expert is of the opinion that Kingfisher Airlines is on the verge of collapse, Vijay Mallya is not going to give up that easily. Arabian Gazette has an information that Mallya already have a foreign airline partner. Only...
A senior Emirates Airline executive announced Thursday the company is in talks with Indian authorities to expand its network of routes across the subcontinent. The world’s fastest growing airline, which is steadily investing in India, says it wants to increase...
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister, has announced plans on Monday to consolidate the emirate's position as a regional aviation hub by establishing itself as the leader in the field of designing...
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...
Oman Air on Sunday announced it suffered from a loss of 110 million riyals ($285.71m) in 2011 due to spiralling fuel costs. The Omani national flag carrier said in an email statement that revenue for the year increased by 35% to 311.3...
Kuwait announced it will resume flights to Iraq later this month after a 21-year lapse between the two countries. Al Iraqiya TV channel quoted Ali Al Mu'min, Kuwait's Ambassador Iraq, as saying that Jazeera Airways will run flights to Iraq...
A latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) report released on Tuesday suggested Middle Eastern airlines registered a 23.4% increase in passengers during February compared to the same period the previous year as carriers have started to recover from the...
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,...
Emirates Airlines has announced it will be launching a new global brand platform under the theme ‘Hello Tomorrow’ very soon with an aim to position the Dubai-based carrier as the “enabler of global connectivity and meaningful experiences”. The world's fastest growing...
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...
Kuwait announced it will launch an initial tender for construction of a second terminal at its international airport in coming weeks. Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said on Monday the project is worth around 700m to 800m Kuwaiti dinars ($2.5bn-$2.9bn). The state-run...
A Saudi newspaper reported that Dubai's carrier may no longer be interested in Saudi market because of the tough terms imposed by the Gulf Kingdom, the largest Arab economy and most lucrative regional market. According to a report published by Saudi...
Etihad Airways announced an exclusive partnership with the UAE's first internationally certified organic farm to supply fresh organic produce for its inflight First Class dining menus. The UAE's national flag carrier will be sourcing fresh organic produce daily from the...
Etihad Airways announced it has signed a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines as part of its major worldwide expansion plans. The UAE's flag carrier inked the memorandum of understanding (MoU) in China that enables both the airlines to encompass...
Riyadh's announcement of opening up its skies to foreign airlines has attracted the interest of fourteen companies to obtain a licence, including Saudi-owned companies, Gulf-Arab firms and consortiums of Saudi-Gulf and Saudi-Chinese companies, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)...
European defence group insisted it is still in the running to sign a multi-billion dollar deal for fighter jets for the United Arab Emirates. The British ministers expressed their hope on Tuesday amid reports that France is close to clinching the...