Oman Air Targets Subcontinent Growth

The expansion comes after the Sultanate signed MoUs with India and Pakistan to boost air services last November

India’s Jet Airways-Etihad Deal Imminent

A government source said Etihad was in talks to pick up a 24 per cent stake in Jet for $330 million.

Emirates Targets Japan Exports Growth

New services to Haneda Airport will provide Japanese exporters and passengers more flexibility when connecting to the airline’s global network.

Dubai Ranks Third Largest Passenger Airport

Airport beats forecasts by one million and has London’s Heathrow “firmly within its sights”.

Kuwaiti Parliament Backs Airline Privatisation Law

Parliament first backed privatising loss-making Kuwait Airways Corp (KAC) in 2008.

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport Opening April 1

Initially 12 airlines will fly to the new airport and Qatar Airways will move its entire operations in the second half of the year.

Etihad Signs ‘Multimillion Dollar Deal’ With Sydney Opera House

Abu Dhabi airline become the cultural icon’s exclusive international airline partner

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Raises Capital By 74%

The airline increased its capital through a share issue which was 2.25 times oversubscribed.

Emirates Backs Dubai’s World Expo 2020 Bid

The airline operates the largest A380 fleet globally and will be “a powerful tool” to further Dubai’s bid.

Flydubai Flies On CIS Growth

More than 40 per cent of flydubai’s new routes last year concentrated on CIS and Central and Eastern Europe destinations.

Boeing Beats Airbus On Deliveries And Orders

But Airbus had a stronger year in the competitive single-aisle arena as it received 455 deliveries, while Boeing recorded 415 for its next-generation B737s

Boeing Dreamliner Is ‘Safe’ – Analyst

As countries around the world ground their 787s on battery fears, analysts say the new aircraft is only facing teething problems.

Qatar Joins US, India, Japan Airlines In Grounding Boeing 787s

Qatar Airways CEO says it will only resume 787 operations “when we are clear that the aircraft meets the full requirements of the Airworthiness Directive”.

Gulf Air Targets 24% Cost Savings In 2013

MENA region to be core focus of new strategy and the aim is for Bahraini businesses to forge closer links with regional markets.

Dubai Duty Free To Employ 1,070 New Staff In 2013

Sales forecast at Dhs 6.6 billion for 2013, says executive vice chairman Colm McLoughlin.

Gulf Airports Warned Over Security Threats

Regional airports were warned today to remain vigilant from ever-present security threats.

Qatar Airways Denies Talks To Buy SpiceJet Stake

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker says the carrier has no plans to acquire stakes in any Indian airlines.

Etihad Starting Amsterdam Flights

Abu Dhabi airline’s arrival in May will help boost Netherlands-UAE trade links, currently valued at $3.6 billion

Emirates Airline President – “Oil Prices Spiked By Greed”

Tim Clark tells Gulf Business the airline industry will continue to face problems in 2013.

Qatar Flying Dreamliner To Munich, Zurich And Frankfurt

Four European routes now feature the aircraft, which remains the subject of an FAA review

Dubai Airport’s Terminal 1 To Receive Upgrade

Once the refurbishment of Terminal 1 is complete next year, it will be linked via a new elevated train system to Concourse D, which is currently under construction.

Qatar Airways Sells Cargolux Stake To Luxembourg

Qatar Airways bought the 35 per cent stake last year and sold it back for the original price of $117.5 million.

Boeing Confident Of FAA Dreamliner Probe

Boeing said Federal Aviation Administration will find no significant issues with Dreamliner safety.

Dubai Economy Bets On Superjumbo Air Travel Boom

The emirate has just opened the world’s first airport terminal purpose-built to handle Airbus A380 planes.

Etihad Sees Busiest Day For Passengers

The Abu Dhabi airline set a new record for the number of people it carried in a single day.

ME Airlines Lead Aviation Rebound

Middle East airlines recorded a 10.5 per cent international passenger demand growth in November, says IATA.

Qatar Airways’ Al Baker Dismisses Dreamliner Concerns

The carrier’s chief executive has said he is not worried by the latest faults to affect Boeing’s 787 aircraft.

Etihad Profits From South China Exports

Etihad Cargo announces new direct weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to Guangzhou.

UAE Discussing Rafale Jets With France

The on-off negotiations over 60 fighter jets have been ongoing for several years.

Further Problems For Boeing Dreamliner Aircrafts

Two more 787s have been grounded after mechanical problems and fuel leaks.