Etihad Set To Buy 48% Stake In India’s Kingfisher Air

The deal is worth an estimated $550.3 million, according to Indian press reports.

Emirates’ London Heathrow Flights All A380

Combined with daily Manchester A380 services, the world’s largest A380 carrier will be sending 360 flights to and from the UK each month

Emirates Invests AED73 Million In Premium Shuttles

The move reflects the increasing number of flights Emirates has on remote stands that are not connected to terminal airbridges – as well as the large number of premium passengers on board its widebody aircraft.

Dassault To Grow Middle East Fleet By 10%

Its best-selling Falcon 7X features a 5,950nm range which can serve most city pairs demanded by business aviation travellers

Dubai’s DAE Cancels Order For 5 Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise had earlier ordered 10 747-8 planes and also has orders for seven 777 freighters.

Dubai World Central Events To Take Flight

MEBA conference will shine the spotlight on new airport – ahead of business aviation operations starting mid-2013

Gulf Air CEO Resignation: What Happens Now?

Following the resignation of the CEO of Gulf Air, Samer Majali, this week, where does the airline find itself as it approaches 2013?

Emirates Flight Training Academy Targets 2014 Launch

Dedicated facility at Dubai World Central Airport will help meet demand surge for professional pilots

flydubai Shows Hollywood HD Movies

The low-cost carrier is the launch customer for the ‘Fiber-To-The-Screen’ system by Lumexis, enabling HD movies to be shown simultaneously in every seat back.

Air Arabia Launches Services to Iraq’s Basra

The low-cost carrier will fly three times a week between Sharjah and Basra.

Qatar Airways Launches Warsaw Flights

The carrier has started four-times weekly services between Doha and Warsaw.

Etihad Looks To Buy Air Berlin Loyalty Programme

The Abu Dhabi carrier already owns a 29.12 per cent stake in the German airline.

Qatar Airways Interested In Czech Airlines

Czech Airlines, a member of the Sky Team alliance, lost $12.10 million last year.

Dubai’s New Airport Complex Sees Dhs1.5bn Private Investment

Development in Dubai World Central is progressing rapidly with business jet operations set to launch in 2013.

ME Will Need 2,370 New Airplanes by 2031

Boeing predicts that the region’s new airplane requirement over the next 20 years will cost around $470 billion.

Qatar Airways Upgrades Airbus A350 Order

Qatar Airways is the launch customer for the future A350.

Bahrain’s Gulf Air CEO Resigns

Samer Majali will remain in his job until the end of 2012; no reasons have been given.

Dubai October Passenger Traffic Jumps 14.3%

The airport, one of the world’s busiest, handled 4.92 million passengers in October.

Saudi Postpones Awarding New Aviation Licenses

The Kingdom has said that it needs more time to award the winning bids, which were expected to be announced by November-end.

Morocco Seeks GCC Airline Partner

Morocco is keen to enter a strategic partnership for Royal Air Maroc rather than sell a stake in the airline.

Oman Air Expects 30% Revenue Growth In 2012

The airline generated $809 million in revenue last year and expects growth to come from higher demand.

Etihad Airways To Buy Stakes In Indian Airlines

Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier is eyeing up minority stakes in Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

Abu Dhabi Eyes New Airport Terminal By 2017

Etihad Airways’ new home will add capacity for an extra 30 million passengers per year.

Preview: Middle East Business Aviation Show

Dubai World Central is set to become the new hub for business aviation.

Qatar Airways Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Middle East’s first Dreamliner aircraft arrives in Doha.

Gulf Air Restructures Fleet To Save $2.5bn

Tough economic conditions and Bahrain unrest push Gulf Air to reduce fleet.

Air Arabia Posts 126% Rise In Q3 Profit

The low-cost carrier reported a net profit of Dhs226 million in the third quarter.

Emirates Profit Surges 104% As Passenger Yield Grows

The world’s largest Arab carrier witnessed a turnaround in profits in the first half of 2012 despite continued fuel price pressures.

The Rise Of Low-Cost Carriers

The might of incumbent airlines has been tested in recent times by the growth of low-cost carriers. But do Middle East players have anything to worry about?

Emirates May Buy 100 New Model Boeing 777s

The airline’s president Tim Clark has said the carrier could make its most expensive purchase ever from Boeing.