Etihad Signs Codeshare With Korean Air

New codeshare strengthens partnership with Korean Air beyond the interline and special prorate agreements inked four years ago.

Sheikh Ahmed: Aviation Strategy Will Drive Growth

Dubai’s aviation sector is expected to account for 32 per cent of GDP by 2020, while the sector employs over five per cent of the workforce.

Emirates Starting Daily A380 Barcelona Services In February

The 517-seat A380 will be the first permanent superjumbo service to fly into Barcelona and replaces the Boeing B777-300ER.

Oman Air Opens First And Business Class Check-In

New facility provides premium passengers with a smoother start to their journeys and less waiting times

Etihad Seals $200m Simulator Deal with CAE

New simulators to be housed in academy extension and fill training gap for long-range aircraft.

Emirates To Start Sixth Daily Bangkok Service And Entering Ukraine

The airline will be effectively offering shuttle services throughout the day to Bangkok this winter.

Emirates Starting A380 Mauritius Flights In December

The double-decker will cater to growing leisure demand and serve multiple destinations across Emirates’ global network.

Etihad Posts Record Q2, H1 Revenues

The Abu Dhabi carrier attributed its eight per cent rise in Q2 revenue in part to its codeshare and equity alliance partners.

Etihad Nears Deal To Invest In JAT Airways

Last month the Abu Dhabi carrier and JAT signed a preliminary agreement over a possible equity investment.

Malaysia Airlines Restarting Dubai Flights

Carrier identifies demand for August resumption, but Emirates provides stiff competition.

Dubai’s Emirates Plans New Aircraft Lease Deal For A380

The airline plans to lease the Airbus A380 aircraft from a finance company that will issue $630 million of bond-type certificates to fund the purchase.

ME Airlines Will Need Almost 2,000 New Aircraft By 2031

Regional carriers are expected to see passenger traffic rise by 6.2 per cent annually over the next 20 years, says Airbus.

Rolls-Royce “Clearly Fell Short” With Qantas Engine Failure

ATSB report found oil leak led to a fire in the Trent 900 engine, which caused the break-up of a turbine disc and aircraft damage

Dubai International Records 18.9% Growth In May

Australia was the fastest growing destination with 50 per cent growth following the launch of Qantas flights

Another Dreamliner Forced Into Emergency Landing

The plane, operated by United Airlines, was flying from Houston to Denver in the U.S. when it was forced to turn around and land back at its origin.

Etihad Starting Daily Sao Paulo Flights In August

The airline has been quick to increase capacity on the newly launched route.

Etihad Cargo Unveils Latest B747-8 Freighter

The freighter is being deployed on a new round-the-world routing in conjunction with Atlas Air.

Royal Jet’s New-Look Business Jet Takes Off

The $9m upgrade sees greater emphasis on technology and entertainment

Qatar Airways To Operate Dreamliners To Scandinavia

The Doha-based airline will operate the Boeing 787 on services to the capital cities of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

Exclusive Interview: Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports

Paul Griffiths explains why Dubai International will soon be the world’s largest airport and why high oil prices are not a bad thing.

Oman Air Flight Diverted Due To Bomb Hoax

The flight from Muscat to Kuala Lumpur was diverted to Mumbai after the threat was received.

Qatar Interested In Eurofighter, Rafale Jets

Qatar said in 2011 it wanted to replace its fleet of 12 Mirage fighter jets, possibly buying 24 to 36 units.

Oman Air Orders Five Boeing 737-900ER Planes

The order, previously logged as being from an unidentified customer, makes Oman Air the first Gulf customer for the next generation aircraft.

Flydubai To Launch Business Class In October

Premium cabin will serve passengers seeking more on-board frills and entertainment

Oman Air Flight Suffers Cockpit Window Damage

Investigation now underway into the cause of the damage on the evening flight from Muscat.

Special Report: Emirates Airlines Flying High

Emirates Airlines is on an unstoppable flight path, connecting Dubai to the world and generating mega-profits in the process.

BAE Hopeful For UAE Eurofighter Decision This Year

Dassault’s Rafale jets and the BAE Systems-backed Eurofighter have been locked in competition for the deal to replace at least 60 of the UAE’s Mirage fleet.

Qatar Mulls Being Launch Customer For 777 Upgrade

Chief executive Akbar Al Baker told reporters at the Paris Airshow that the airline could place orders by November.

Emirates’ A380s “Make A Lot Of Money” – Airbus CEO

Fabrice Brégier told reporters he was “very pleased” with the company’s relationship with Middle East airlines.

Etihad In ‘Advanced’ Equity Talks With JatAirways

Etihad has wasted no time in taking its commercial relationship to the next level, after starting daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Belgrade on Saturday