Emirates, Etihad Cancel Flights As Hurricane Sandy Nears

The massive hurricane is expected to hit the US east coast on Monday evening.

Qatar Airways CEO – UK Needs Airport Capacity To Avoid Catastrophe

Akbar Al Baker said London’s Heathrow airport has already reached a “critical point.”

BAE-EADS Merger Called Off

The two European aerospace giants cancelled their planned merger because of political impasse.

Qantas CEO: No Alternative To Emirates Deal

Dubai and Australia’s flagship airlines are waiting on the results of a competition watchdog’s ruling ahead of their planned alliance.

Etihad Eyes Asia And India Partnerships

Abu Dhabi’s flagship airline is looking at more minority stakes to further expand its global reach, says CEO.

Etihad Airways Q3 Revenues Up 19%

Passenger revenues were boosted by code sharing and partnerships.

IATA – Airlines Will Earn $4.1 Billion In 2012

Airlines are expected to earn $4.1 billion in 2012, up by 27 per cent from the $3.0 billion forecast in June.

Qatar Airways Not Planning To Join Oneworld

Chief Executive Al-Baker says his airline will not join British Airways as part of the airline alliance.

Etihad Airways’ Revenue To Top $5bn Says CEO

Abu Dhabi’s flag carrier is eyeing further minority stakes in global airlines in continuing bid to compete with local rivals.

Abu Dhabi Airport Growth Outpaces Dubai Rival

Growth in the first eight months of the year at Abu Dhabi’s International Airport jumped 21.5 per cent.

Emirates Announces Additional Seychelles Flights

Dubai’s flagship airline will begin two additional flights to the archipelago, taking its weekly number up to 13.

Flydubai Cargo Launches Global Operations

The low-cost airline will now transport goods to Europe, the US and across Asia.

Emirates Launches A380 On Dubai-Singapore Route

The Dubai carrier will use Airbus’ superjumbo on a permanent service, giving a 46 per cent rise in seat capacity.

Emirates Says No Interest In Indian Carriers

The Dubai-based airline has denied it has any plans to buy stakes in any Indian carriers, after rules were lifted last week.

Dubai Airport Plans Major Cargo Expansion

The airport’s cargo capacity is set to increase to 3.1 million tonnes by 2018.

BAE, EADS Talks May Spur More Mergers

Britain’s BAE Systems and Airbus-owner EADS are in advanced merger talks to create a European powerhouse in aerospace, defence and security.

Top 10 Biggest Airlines In The World

Dubai-based Emirates is the only Middle Eastern airline to make the list of the world’s biggest global carriers by capacity.

Saudi Airlines Unit Picks HSBC For IPO

Saudi Ground Services has hired the bank to advise as it plans to list 30 per cent of its shares.

Air India Heralds Dreamliner’s Arrival

India’s flagship airline welcomes the arrival of its first Boeing 787, ahead of its first Dubai route.

Emirates Enters 10-Year Alliance With Qantas

The agreement does not include a global revenue-sharing deal or equity injection from either side.

Dubai Airport Passenger Traffic up 6% In July

Monthly traffic surpassed five million passengers for the first time.

Emirates Pumps $596m Into Indian Economy

The Dubai-based airline also supports over 72,000 jobs in India through its operations, says study.

Etihad Raises Virgin Australia Stake To 10%

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has doubled its stake in the Australian carrier but no plans for a majority.

5 Minutes With… Samer Majali, CEO, Gulf Air

Gulf Air CEO, Samer Majali, says a consultative leadership style is the best way to energize and motivate employees.

Bahrain’s Gulf Air Posts 6% Rise in H1 Revenue

Bahrain’s loss-making national carrier announced that revenues and passenger numbers rose during the first half of the year.

Etihad Starts Daily Flights To Tokyo, Casablanca

Abu Dhabi’s flag carrier announces daily services will begin early next year.

India’s Jet Airways Introduces Sharjah-Mumbai Route

The Indian carrier will also resume services to Kuwait and Bahrain from Kochi in its winter schedule.

Etihad Increases Virgin Australia Stake To 6.1%

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier bought over $10 million worth of Virgin shares to raise its stake from 5.1 per cent last month.

RAK Airport Passengers Up By 78.3%

RAK Airport sees influx of European and Russian tourists.

Gulf Air Resumes Iraq And Iran Flights

Bahrain’s flag carrier will restart routes into both countries from next month.