Etihad Chief Says Will Not Be Rushed On Alitalia Decision

Alitalia is in talks with Etihad to sell the UAE carrier a large stake.

Qantas Credit Rating Slashed By Moody’s

Dubai-linked airline recently announced the loss of 1,000 jobs.

Alitalia’s Chairman Likely To Stay On For Talks With Etihad

Roberto Colaninno said in October he would step down after a 300-million-euro capital increase, completed at the end of December.

Emirates Launches Daily A380 Service To Switzerland

Zurich is the Dubai carrier’s 25th A380 destination.

Flydubai Firms Up Boeing Airshow Order

The confirmed $8.8 billion order, placed at the Dubai Airshow, provides the foundations for the low-cost carrier’s next growth phase.

Emirates Took A Risk Ordering A380s – Tim Clark

The Dubai carrier currently has 97 of Airbus’ superjumbos on its order book.

Emirates President Tim Clark Knighted In UK Honours List

Clark was recognised for his “services to British prosperity and to the aviation industry”.

Saudi Plane Makes Emergency Landing, 29 Hurt

The flight, arriving from Mashhad in Iran before dawn, was carrying 315 passengers and suffered a technical malfunction.

RAK Airways Suspends Operations

The airline said that it has suspended operations due to increased operating costs and regional instability.

Dubai Airport Passenger Traffic Up 9.5% In November

Year-to-date passengers totalled 60.4 million people, an increase of 15.3 per cent.

Emirates To Operate A380 On London Gatwick Route

The new service will be launched on March 30, 2014 and is expected to increase capacity by 36 per cent.

Abu Dhabi Airport Welcomes Over 1.3m Passengers In Nov

The airport’s November passenger traffic was up 9.8 per cent compared to the same period in 2012.

Qatar Airways Starts Hangzhou Flights

Doha carrier flies into scenic Hangzhou which features a rapidly expanding hi-tech and hotel scene

Alitalia In Talks With Etihad For Possible Investment

The struggling Italian carrier is studying other options as well, said its CEO.

Etihad Signs Codeshare With Aegean Airlines

Agreement provides Greeks with greater global connectivity and Etihad with improved access to Greece and mainland Europe

Emirates Starts A380 Mauritius Services

Emirates signs 10-year commercial co-operation with Air Mauritius as part of A380 access deal.

Qatar Airways Provides Online Tourist Visas

One-month visas can now be booked online priced $55 per person

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Etihad Mulls investment In Alitalia

The Abu Dhabi carrier is expected to decide on whether to buy a stake in the troubled Italian airline “just before Christmas”, a source said.

UAE To Handle Nearly As Many Passengers As China – IATA

Governments in both countries “recognise the value of connectivity provided by aviation”.

Cathay Pacific Moves Dubai Freighter Operations To DWC

The carrier said its 14 weekly passenger services will continue to operate through Dubai International.

Kuwait Airways Signs Deal To Buy 25 Airbus Jets

The Kuwaiti carrier has placed an order for 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo family aircraft.

EU Scraps Duty On Jet Fuel Imports

European demand for jet fuel totaled 1.2 million barrels per day last year, of which one third was imported, mostly from the Middle East.

Etihad Lays On First Class To India

New widebody and narrowbody services meet local traffic demand and boost connectivity.

Gulf Air Starts Al Maktoum International Flights

DWC greets its first full service carrier as Gulf Air marks its first flight to the new airport

Middle East Airlines Record 14% Traffic Growth In Oct – IATA

Passenger traffic growth in the Middle East region far exceeded the global average of 6.9 per cent in October.

Qantas Issues Profit Warning; To Cut 1,000 Jobs

Surprise announcement shows Qantas continues to wrestle with fuel costs and competition

Qatar Airways Launching Dallas Flights

Second Gulf carrier set to serve Dallas from next summer

Emirates Starts Kabul Flights

Global carrier identifies premium demand and raises competition with Safi Airways.

Kuwait Airways May Issue Bonds, Sukuk For Airbus Deal

Kuwait Airways is planning to buy 25 new aircraft and lease 12 other new planes.