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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad registers 58% dip in passenger numbers for H1 2020

The carrier’s core operating loss increased by $172m to $758m in the first half of the year

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Toronto from August 16

Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Toronto five times a week

Dubai’s DAE reports 38% drop in net income for H1 2020

It reported an income of $121.7m in H1 2020, down from $197.1m in the corresponding period last year

King Fahd Causeway zwischen Bahrain und Saudi Arabien

Saudi reopens land borders with the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain

Trucks coming from the GCC will be allowed entry into the kingdom

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to more cities

The carrier’s passenger network will broaden to 70 destinations in August

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to add services to two more cities starting August 7

The low-cost carrier will fly to Kabul thrice a week and to Dhaka twice a week

Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Jaguar Land Rover appoints ex-Renault chief, Thierry Bolloré, as new CEO

He will replace Sir Ralf Speth who will in turn assume the role of non-executive vice chairman of JLR

Dubai’s Emirates to operate A380 to Guangzhou from August 8

The airline has now resumed passenger network operations to half of its pre-pandemic destinations

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait issues guidelines to permit entry of people from banned countries

Last week, the cabinet agreed to resume flights from Kuwait International Airport in three phases

Kuwait Airways Flights

Kuwait suspends flights to 31 countries; caps daily number of incoming passengers

All incoming passengers will need to undergo a mandatory 14-day home quarantine

Emirates Dubai Seychelles

Dubai’s Emirates becomes first international airline to resume services to Seychelles

Emirates will fly five times a week to the popular tourist destination from Dubai

Jobs are being wiped out at airlines, and there’s worse to come

The aviation industry has suffered more than most as the pandemic destroys ticket sales and strips companies of cash

Repatriation flights from India to UAE to resume – Air India

Only UAE residents with a stamped copy in their passports can travel on the flights

Airbus cuts production after burning through $5.2bn

The world’s biggest planemaker will now aim to produce five A350 aircraft a month rather than the six targeted in April

Kuwait to resume flights from Aug 1, bans residents from seven nations including India, Philippines

Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March

AXA to offer Covid-19 insurance cover

AXA will reimburse policyholders up to $5,000 for irrecoverable travel costs

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Clark from August 1

The airline’s passenger network will grow to 68 destinations in August

India announces additional repatriation flights from UAE

From August 1-29, Air India will repatriate Indian citizens on 22 flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports

Dubai Public Transport Metro

Free parking in Dubai during Eid Al Adha 2020; public transport timings revised

The RTA has said that paid parking will resume in Dubai from Monday, August 3

Abu Dhabi

Free parking in Abu Dhabi during Eid Al Adha holidays

Surface public parking bays will be free starting from Thursday, July 30

Dubai Hala taxi service lays down stringent health and hygiene rules in the wake of Covid-19

Drivers will be required to pass a temperature test before picking up passengers

Dubai’s Emirates to resume services to three more cities

The carrier will grow its passenger network to 67 cities in August

Yas Malls Aldar Properties

Aldar offers double Etihad guest miles on Visa card spends at Abu Dhabi malls during Eid Al Adha

From July 28 to August 3, members will earn two Etihad Guest Miles for every Dhs3 spent on purchases with their Visa cards over Dhs50

Emirates issues travel advisory for passengers travelling to and from Dubai

Travel protocols have changed in the UAE in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

Dubai’s Emirates launches online portal for travel trade partners

The online gateway will serve as a resource for travel industry partners to access complete information on Emirates’ latest products, services and policies, and obtain technical support

Dubai’s Emirates to be first airline to offer free cover for Covid-19 medical costs for passengers

The cover for Covid-19 related medical expenses and quarantine costs is offered to all its customers regardless of class of travel or destination

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Prior Covid-19 tests mandatory for all passengers arriving or transiting through UAE airports

Children under the age of 12 and those with severe or moderate disabilities will be exempted from the mandatory tests

Everything you need to know if you plan to travel in and out of the UAE

Travel protocols have changed in the UAE in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Seychelles from August 1

Flights will operate to Seychelles five times a week with Boeing 777-300ER

Abu Dhabi’s Edge to acquire Lockheed Martin shares

AMMROC is the region’s only authorised Lockheed Martin C-130 Service Centre.