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Etihad brings home its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner: Watch

Etihad Airways is set to introduce an upscale passenger experience aboard its newly acquired Boeing 787-9 aircrafts

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India-UAE travel: This airline’s new offer gets you discounts on tickets, baggage

The discounted fares are available exclusively through the airline’s mobile app and website

Emirates bets on vertical farming with Bustanica deal

Emirates Flight Catering fully acquires indoor vertical farm Bustanica

The deal makes Bustanica a fully UAE-owned company as it looks to leverage its local expertise to meet the market’s growing demands

Singapore mandates SAF use for departing flights by 2026

Singapore to require departing flights to use sustainable fuel from 2026

The aviation regulator said fights departing from the city-state will cost more from 2026

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Fly Jinnah, Air Arabia JV’s first international flight lands in Sharjah from Islamabad

Established just over 15 months ago in October 2022, Fly Jinnah currently operates domestic flights across five cities in Pakistan

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DXB sees passenger traffic soar in 2023, welcomes 86.9 million travellers

DXB is poised for continued growth in 2024, with initial forecasts anticipating 88.8 million guests

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flydubai launches new direct flights to 4 European cities

The addition of the four new routes grows flydubai’s network in Europe to 43 destinations across 21 countries

Riyadh Air announces partnership with Sabre

Riyadh Air, Sabre ink strategic deal, here’s what it involves

Riyadh Air has chosen Sabre’s comprehensive suite of solutions to optimise its network planning and drive revenue growth

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Air Arabia profits jump 27% on passenger, network growth

Air Arabia transported 16.7 million passengers, a 31 per cent growth over 2022, which saw 12.8 million passengers travel with the airline

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UAE: flydubai launches flights to Penang, Langkawi

Flights to the two destinations officially commenced on February 10 to coincide with the Lunar New year

Dubai’s RTA, Joby partner to launch flying taxis by 2026

Flying taxis to connect DXB, Palm Jumeirah by 2026

A partnership between the RTA and Joby could see passengers being flown at speeds of up to 322km per hour between DXB and Palm Jumeriah

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Abu Dhabi International Airport is now Zayed International Airport

The new name reflects the airport’s commitment to innovation, seamless travel experiences, and sustainability

Emirates A380 to Osaka

Emirates to launch A380 to Osaka with Premium Economy

The four-class A380 deployed to Osaka will feature 14 First Class suites, 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class, 56 seats in Premium Economy Class, and 338 seats in Economy Class

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Pakistan approves plan to sell national carrier PIA on eve of election

PIA has liabilities of PKR785bn and accumulated losses of PKR713bn as of June last year

Riyadh Air to use Oracle software in digital-first push

New airline, Riyadh Air, is bulking up its use of enterprise software as the company looks to push a digital first strategy

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A timeline of Boeing’s ongoing 737 MAX crisis

The US NTSB published its preliminary report on the Alaska Air incident involving a Boeing 737 MAX jet

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Emirates to relaunch daily flight to Adelaide

By December, Emirates will return to its pre-pandemic capacity offering 77 weekly services to Australia,with the ability to transport 68,000 passengers per week

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Etihad Airways signs code share with Air Serbia, increases flights to Middle East, India

Etihad Airways is ramping up its offerings for spring and summer travel with a code share with Air Serbia and increased flights to Riyadh, Bengaluru

Power Letters 2024: High-value aviation to drive growth in MET, says GE Aerospace

Power Letters 2024: High-value aviation to drive growth in MET, says GE Aerospace

Expansion of regional carriers and new travel and tourism strategies by individual countries are supporting the sector to grow and thrive, says Aziz Koleilat of GE Aerospace

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IHC’s Ghitha Holding acquires $211.2m stake in MNG Airlines

The acquisition strengthens Ghitha’s logistics and aviation, cementing its leadership in the regional food trading sector

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Emirates joins forces with UK in sustainable aviation push

The Solent Cluster has the potential to create a sustainable aviation fuel plant with an estimated fuel production capacity of 200,000 tonnes (200 kt) per year

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Gulf Air’s latest route: Seasonal flights to AlUla, Saudi Arabia

The Bahrain-based airline will operate direct flights to AlUla biweekly, starting February 3

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Air Arabia announces new direct flights to Athens

The new direct flights will start on June 28

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What airlines, regulators are doing about Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets

The American planemaker is facing serious action from regulators after the Alaska Air incident

MBRAH at Dubai South reords highest ever private jet movements Image dubai media office

Private jet traffic soars at Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub

The number registered was 16,657 movements, a growth of 8 per cent over 2022, reflecting the highest movements achieved so far in the emirate

Saudia witnesses 21% yearly surge in passengers

Saudia witnesses 21% yearly surge in passengers

The state-owned carrier operated 176,300 flights while transit flights registered 77 per cent growth compared to the year 2019

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Qatar Airways inaugurates flights from Doha to AlUla, Saudi Arabia

With the two new weekly flights to AlUla, Qatar Airways now services 10 destinations in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi’s new ‘passengers with no bags’ service — what you need to know

The ‘Passengers with No Bags’ service has been launched across domestic and international Saudi airports, enabling travellers to ship their luggage ahead from home to any destination

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Sky wars: India’s Indigo drastically cuts tickets prices

The airline has cutback on fuel surcharge but increased prices for seat selection

Etihad Airways targets 18 million passengers by 2025

Etihad Airways targets 18 million passengers by 2025

The airline’s expansion plan includes broadening its global network, offering more choices to travellers, and increasing flights to key international markets