India’s Jet Airways Introduces Sharjah-Mumbai Route

The Indian carrier will also resume services to Kuwait and Bahrain from Kochi in its winter schedule.

Etihad Increases Virgin Australia Stake To 6.1%

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier bought over $10 million worth of Virgin shares to raise its stake from 5.1 per cent last month.

RAK Airport Passengers Up By 78.3%

RAK Airport sees influx of European and Russian tourists.

Gulf Air Resumes Iraq And Iran Flights

Bahrain’s flag carrier will restart routes into both countries from next month.

Gulf Air Announces New Flights Across The Region

Bahrain’s flag carrier will begin a new daily flight to Dubai and several new flights across the subcontinent.

Emirates Resumes Flights To Libya

The Dubai-based airline will begin operating flights to Tripoli from October 29.

5 minutes with… Carsten Schaeffer, VP Lufthansa EMEA

A quick catch up with the regional boss of the Germany’s national carrier.

Qatar Airways Partners With Canadian Carrier

Qatar Airways has entered an interline agreement with Canada’s short-haul carrier, Porter Airlines.

Air Arabia Q2 Net Profit Up 31%, Shares Rise

The UAE’s largest low-cost airline saw gains from under-served routes last quarter.

Middle East Airlines Post Strong Growth Rates

Carriers in the region saw passenger demand increase by over 18 per cent year-on-year in June, says IATA.

Etihad Can Raise Virgin Stake

The Australian government has permitted Etihad to increase its stake in Virgin Australia up to 10 per cent.

ME Airlines On Recruitment Drive

Carriers in the region face a huge supply-gap of pilots and technicians unless they recruit drastically.

Emirates Begins Flights To Portugal

The new route could increase the number of tourists from the UAE to Portugal to more than 100,000.

Hallowed Be Thy Plane

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Dickinson gives an interview to Gulf Business and discusses his double-life as a commercial airline pilot.

Bahrain Airshow Nets Deals

The signing of $930 million worth of trade deals at the Bahrain International Airshow has raised expectations for 2014.

Spearheading The Space Agenda

As Abu Dhabi presses ahead with its aerospace programme, Gulf Business talks to the firm at the forefront of the capital’s bold plans.

Emirates Flying High

As many airlines focus on cutting losses and battling through a probable downturn, one Gulf carrier has loftier ambitions.

Turbulent Times

It’s been a mixed bag for Middle East airlines as they battle with regional uprisings on the ground, but UAE profits have soared as passengers flock to safer climes.