Etihad Wins India Competition Watchdog Nod For Jet Air Stake

The Abu Dhabi carrier already has the Indian cabinet’s approval.

Boeing-Qatar Airways: A Dreamy Relationship?

Following the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner this year, Boeing’s relationship with Qatar Airways’ Akbar Al Baker is back on track, but there is no room for further mistakes.

Emirates’ Half-Year Results – Why Is Profit Flat?

The carrier’s marginal growth was caused in part by a cracked wings issue suffered by the A380, says aviation analyst Saj Ahmad.

Emirates Airline Reports 2% Net Profit Rise

The Emirates Group announced figures of Dhs2.2 billion net profit for the first six months of its fiscal year.

Air Arabia Q3 Net Profit Drops 9%

The carrier made a net profit of Dhs206 million in the third quarter, compared with Dhs226 million in the corresponding period in 2012.

The Global Pilot Shortage

As the international aviation industry expands, will there be enough trained pilots to fly the planes?

Etihad In Potential Airbus Jet Order

The carrier is also finalising a deal with Boeing, with one or both deals set to be announced at next week’s Dubai Airshow.

Open Doors For India’s Airspace?

Is India set to loosen its protectionism over the national airline sector? It’s about time it did.

Wizz Air Offers Dubai Passengers Priority Boarding

The service costs an additional €10 per flight on services to Kiev, Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest.

High Times For Private Aviation

With a new business aviation hub in Dubai’s DWC and growing competition, the market for private jets looks set to reach new heights.

Dubai Airshow Preview

Set in the new Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai’s Airshow is set to be bigger than ever.

Flydubai Secures $228m Loan To Finance Six Jets

The financing is for six Boeing 737-800 aircraft three of which are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2014.

Qatar Airways Launching Hangzhou Flights

Airline prepares to launch its seventh Chinese destination in 10 years.

Emirates Starts Sialkot Services

Dubai carrier is eyeing a wide range of export opportunities.

Etihad Airways Suspends Libya Flights For Security Reasons

The Abu Dhabi carrier suspended flights on Thursday after an assessment of the ‘exiting situation’ at Tripoli airport.

Emirates, Qantas – Friends For Life?

Over six months have passed since Dubai’s Emirates signed a codeshare agreement with struggling Australian carrier Qantas. Gulf Business explores the impact of the deal.

Etihad-Air Berlin Tie Up “Has Room To Improve”

Munich Airport’s president and CEO flew into the UAE to see how it can attract more passengers.

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

Dubai International Will Become The World’s Largest Airport

Dubai Airport CEO believes DXB will soon become the world’s largest airport for international travel.

Dubai Airshow Gears Up For Take Off

Delegates can expect plenty of space, inside and out, when they visit the dedicated Dubai World Central site in November.

Airbus Calls For 18-Inch Seat Width On Long Haul Flights

Research revealed that a minimum seat width of 18 inches improved passengers’ sleep quality by 53 per cent.

Qatar Airways Says A350 Delivery On Schedule

The A350, designed to compete with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and the larger Boeing 777, staged its maiden flight in June.

Dubai International Passenger Traffic Up 13.1% In September

Traffic for the first nine months of the year stands at 49.4 million, up from 42.6 million for the first three quarters in 2012.

United Ups Digital As Gulf Competition Rises

US carrier to focus more on attracting international business and improving digital connectivity.

Qatar Airways To Begin Flights To DWC, Sharjah

Starting from 1 March 2014, the carrier will fly twice daily flights into both destinations.

Air Arabia To Expand Into China

CEO Adel Ali predicts a minimum five new routes a year as the low-cost carrier flies into its second decade

Dubai World Central Faces Emirates Hub ‘Conundrum’

Dubai Airports’ strategic focus now shifts to second phase operations now the new airport is open to passengers

Pictures: Dubai’s New Al Maktoum International Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central begins passenger services on October 27.

Dubai World Central Starts Passenger Flights

European low-cost carrier starts four new services this week, projecting Dubai into the realm of two-airport cities

Emirates Receives 10th Boeing 777 Freighter

The Skycargo division will move its operations to Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport in May

Emirates Aims To Fly 70 Million Passengers In 2020

The airline will be the largest carrier on the planet by international passenger traffic, says president, Tim Clark.