Dubai Targets 66m Passengers In 2013

Dubai International Airport is set to surpass its projected passenger traffic target of 56.5 million in 2012.

Britain’s BAE Wins $4.1bn Omani Contract

Under the deal, BAE will deliver 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft to Oman’s armed forces starting in 2017.

Emirates-Qantas Deal Approved By Australia Watchdog

The alliance includes switching Qantas’ hub to Dubai from Singapore for European flights.

Luxembourg Buys Back Qatar Airways’ Freight Stake

Luxembourg bought the 35 per cent stake back for the original sale price of $117.5 million.

Etihad Buys 70% In Air Berlin’s Loyalty Programme

The deal will generate $242.70 million in revenue for the German carrier.

Saudi Aviation Body To Allow Fare Rises

The civil aviation will also allow new carriers in an attempt to spur growth.

Etihad Close To Buying Stake In India Carrier

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is about to buy a stake in either Jet Airways or rival Kingfisher Airlines.

GALLERY: Inside Dubai Airport’s New A380 Facility

Take a look at the new Concourse A inside Terminal 3 of Dubai International.

Dubai’s A380 Facility – What To Expect

A look at the new 500,000sqm Concourse A that has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers a year.

Dubai Airport Tests New A380 Terminal

The new concourse A at Terminal 3 was tested by 1,000 volunteers.

GALLERY: Inside The Fated Boeing Dreamliner 787

Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 promises more efficient fuel technology and cleaner air for passengers.

Qatar Airways Grounds New Boeing Dreamliner

The airline’s chief executive criticises Boeing as electrical faults force new 787 to remain on the tarmac.

Qatar Airways Starts London Dreamliner Flights

Qatar Airways took delivery of the first of 60 Dreamliners last month with the third 787 joining the airline’s fleet a few days ago.

Emirates Receives Five Planes In December

The additional widebody planes will help serve the carrier’s ongoing network expansion

Fuel Costs, Grey Market Hurdles For Business Aviation

Volatile oil prices and grey market competition are some of the main challenges that the regional business jet industry faces, says NasJet COO.

MEBA 2012: Middle East Business Aviation To Double To $1bn

Traffic in the regional business aviation sector has risen 12 per cent in the past year.

Virgin Delta Deal Will Strengthen Gulf Competition

Delta Air Lines is buying a 49 per cent stake in London-based Virgin Atlantic.

Qatar Airways Says Studying Czech Airlines Privatisation

The Czech government said last week it was in early stage talks with Qatar Airways and Korean Air.

MEBA 2012: Business Jets Take Flight From Dubai’s New Hub

Dubai World Central is set to become the new hub for business aviation.

Dubai’s New Airport Seen Open To Passengers End-2013

The Al Maktoum International airport was originally due to open for passenger traffic in March last year.

Qatar Receives 4th C-17 Airlifter From Boeing

Qatar’s C-17s supported the NATO-led operation in Libya earlier this year.

Swiss Operator VistaJet Eyes Middle East

The luxury jet operator recently placed an order for 56 new planes worth $7.8 billion with Bombardier.

Etihad Set To Buy 48% Stake In India’s Kingfisher Air

The deal is worth an estimated $550.3 million, according to Indian press reports.

Emirates’ London Heathrow Flights All A380

Combined with daily Manchester A380 services, the world’s largest A380 carrier will be sending 360 flights to and from the UK each month

Emirates Invests AED73 Million In Premium Shuttles

The move reflects the increasing number of flights Emirates has on remote stands that are not connected to terminal airbridges – as well as the large number of premium passengers on board its widebody aircraft.

Dassault To Grow Middle East Fleet By 10%

Its best-selling Falcon 7X features a 5,950nm range which can serve most city pairs demanded by business aviation travellers

Dubai’s DAE Cancels Order For 5 Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise had earlier ordered 10 747-8 planes and also has orders for seven 777 freighters.

Dubai World Central Events To Take Flight

MEBA conference will shine the spotlight on new airport – ahead of business aviation operations starting mid-2013

Gulf Air CEO Resignation: What Happens Now?

Following the resignation of the CEO of Gulf Air, Samer Majali, this week, where does the airline find itself as it approaches 2013?

Emirates Flight Training Academy Targets 2014 Launch

Dedicated facility at Dubai World Central Airport will help meet demand surge for professional pilots