Fuel burn savings, reliability and cabin comfort made it “a sound investment” choice.
Gulf carriers are looking to capitalise on national carrier LOT’s precarious commercial situation, and others regionally
It marks the airline’s fifth route in Saudi, alongside Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam
The German airline, in which Etihad has a 29 per cent stake, will now be headed by strategy chief Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.
Gulf Air cited “commercial reasons” for the decision, which will place the carrier under renewed scrutiny.
A fifth daily non-stop service is being introduced between Dubai and Bangkok, swelling services to 35 flights a week from March 31.
The passenger complex at the new Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport could open as soon as Q1 2013.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad could pay up to $330 million for a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, says source.
A three-class Boeing B777-300ER will be deployed from February, providing more seats and cargo space
FlyGeorgia has begun services to Dubai, its fourth Middle East route
The Abu Dhabi-based airline is in final stages to acquire a part of the Indian carrier, say sources.
EK003, which took off at 1439 from Dubai to London Heathrow, became Concourse A’s first flight.
The license withdrawal shows regulators remain concerned by the airline’s funding plans and it is another blow for the carrier which had hoped to mark the new year with a return to operations
German Emirati joint venture company Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) denied delaying the opening of the New Doha International Airport.
The sultanate is expanding the Muscat airport’s terminal building and the airfield.
The Kingdom’s aviation authority launched its first sukuk in 2012 and raised SAR15 billion to fund the Jeddah airport development.
The Abu Dhabi airline is set to achieve a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger numbers.
The expansion dovetails with the opening of Concourse A, the world’s first purpose-built A380 concourse, at Dubai International Airport in January
The Emirates CAE Flight Training Centre services over 200 aviation clients and trains more than 10,000 pilots and technicians a year
Qatar Airways and Bahrain’s Gulf Air have become the first foreign airlines to obtain carrier licences in the Kingdom.
Airline claims Lindner Depa Interiors was to build 19 airport lounges at New Doha International Airport by the summer “but failed to complete the project on time”
As part of the deal, Emirates will become the official airline of the ATP World Tour and the new title sponsor of the ATP Rankings.
The new facility at Terminal 3 of Dubai’s International Airport is scheduled to receive its first flight in January 2013.
The Indian carrier recently launched the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft between Dubai and New Delhi.
Over 13.4 million passengers passed through the capital’s airport in the first 11 months of this year.
Dubai International Airport is set to surpass its projected passenger traffic target of 56.5 million in 2012.
Under the deal, BAE will deliver 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft to Oman’s armed forces starting in 2017.
The alliance includes switching Qantas’ hub to Dubai from Singapore for European flights.
Luxembourg bought the 35 per cent stake back for the original sale price of $117.5 million.
The deal will generate $242.70 million in revenue for the German carrier.
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