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.

Emirates To Sponsor Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Dubai-based Emirates will now serve as the official airline of the games and the Queen’s Baton Relay.

Etihad Postpones Launch To Ethiopia

The Abu Dhabi airline’s application for an operating permit was rejected by Ethiopia’s aviation authority.

Dubai Sees 12.8% Rise In September Passenger Traffic

The airport handled 4.78 million passengers in September 2012.

Etihad Signs Multi Million Deal With Airbus

Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier has bought two new A330-200s and converted seven A320s into the larger A321.

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.