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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will initially begin flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan

SpiceJet Ras Al Khaimah

SpiceJet adds five destinations to India from UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Airport

SpiceJet will now fly to Mumbai, Cochin, Amritsar, Lucknow, Delhi and Jaipur from Ras Al Khaimah Airport

Emirates Dubai Australia

Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The airline said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”

Globe-trotters pledge to fly less to help climate

People now think giving up flying would be one of the easiest things they could do to cut their carbon footprint

Emirates Boeing777

Emirates suspends all flights between Dubai and South Africa

The airline will halt flights between the UAE and South Africa from January 16-28

Two endangered Himalayan brown bears relocated from Pakistan to Jordan

DHL managed the logistics of flying the animals with help from veterinary specialists Four Paws

Air Arabia resumes daily flights to Doha

The announcement comes after the UAE restored ties with Qatar earlier this month

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans Tel Aviv flights from Feb with fares starting from Dhs99

The low-cost carrier begins operations from Abu Dhabi this month

Emirates Post expands operations into Israel

People in the UAE can now use EPG’s postal and international premium services to send items to Israel

Abu Dhabi Ports

Bahrain scores high in cost-effective supply chains

FDi says Bahrain is competitive in construction permits, energy prices, and taxes

Power Letters 2021: Tony Douglas, CEO, Etihad Aviation Group

As part of Etihad Wellness, the airline introduced the Covid-19 global wellness insurance for all its guests

Dubai’s Emirates to resume operations to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco

The airline currently serves 114 destinations on six continents

Emirates Dubai Hong Kong

Dubai’s Emirates pauses flights to Hong Kong for two weeks

Customers holding tickets on flight EK384 with their final destination as Hong Kong will not be permitted to board from January 9-22, 2021

New low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers Dhs1 fares as it prepares to begin operations

The ultra low fare will be for 2,021 tickets for select flights between Abu Dhabi and the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki

Dubai airport

Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Rescue teams resume search for missing plane in Indonesia

A joint search and rescue team will comb an area of 96 nautical square miles, as well as a 16 nautical square-mile area under the water

Saudi to resume flights to Qatar after restoration of ties

Saudi Arabia will be ready to resume all international flight operations on March 31

UAE reopens air, land and sea borders with Qatar

Scheduled and unscheduled flights between the two countries will resume operations from Saturday

Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility in Abu Dhabi

Israeli airline pilots can now train on flight simulators in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Aviation Training signed a contract with Israir Airlines for Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for the latter’s Airbus A320 pilots

Trade, transport between GCC, Qatar could resume within a week – official

Legal cases Qatar filed against the UAE will also be suspended

Dubai UAE Residents

UAE residents who have stayed outside of the country for over 180 days can now return

Those with valid visas issued in Dubai must get an approval from the GDRFA before they return

etihad

Sale: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad offers two-for-one tickets

The sale covers return fares inclusive of taxes and surcharges

Digitising the supply chain key to post-Covid economic recovery

Webb Fontaine using AI to streamline port and customs operations

Tony Douglas, Etihad's Group CEO, receives the COVID-19 vaccine

Etihad CEO Tony Douglas receives Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Abu Dhabi

All Etihad employees and their dependants (over the age of 18) can receive the vaccine for free at the Etihad Airways Medical Centre

Dubai Airports and GMR-Hyderabad form logistics corridor for distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

The vaccine corridor connects major vaccine manufacturers in India with worldwide markets via Dubai’s cargo hub

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches its signature My Emirates Pass

All Emirates customers flying to and through Dubai from January 1 until September 30, 2021, can take advantage of the offer

Flydubai Saudi Arabia

Flydubai resumes flights between Dubai and Riyadh, Dammam

Saudi Arabia had permitted international flights to resume operations to the kingdom starting 11am on Sunday, January 3

Kuwait Airport Flights

Kuwait to indefinitely ban flights to the UK

Inbound passengers from all other countries will be subject to a PCR test upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport

Emirates A380

Emirates to introduce new A380 aircraft on Dubai-London route from January 4

The flight between the two cities will operate as EK003/004

Dubai Metro extension to benefit ‘thousands’ of investors and residents – Nakheel

Stations at Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens and The Gardens will start operating from New Year’s Day