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Air Arabia to resume flights to four cities in Saudi Arabia

The airline will start flying to the four destinations from April 28

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Dubai’s Emirates increases flights to Algeria

The carrier will utilise its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Algiers and Dubai

UAE’s flydubai resumes service to Gassim, Saudi Arabia

Budget carrier flydubai’s network in Saudi Arabia has now grown to eight destinations, including AlUla, Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh, Taif and Yanbu

Dubai’s Emirates to launch NFTs, experiences in metaverse

The first projects are underway, with launch anticipated in the coming months

Emirates launches platform to book bespoke Dubai, UAE itineraries

The carrier’s Dubai Experience platform is available in 19 countries

UAE’s flydubai restarts service to Taif, Saudi Arabia

With the Taif service restarting, flydubai’s network in Saudi has grown to seven destinations, including AlUla, Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh and Yanbu

Dubai’s dnata inaugurates new cargo centre at London Heathrow airport

In 2021, dnata handled in excess of 500,000 tonnes of cargo in London

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches new route to Chennai

The new service to Chennai represents the sixth city that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will operate to in India after Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Delhi and Jaipur

Etihad Airways could post annual profit for 2022, ahead of plan, CEO says

Tony Douglas confirmed that the carrier turned profitable in the first quarter

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches services to new European destinations

Wizz Air has launched flights from Abu Dhabi to Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Vienna, Katowice, Catania and Bari

Dubai’s Emirates to restart services to four destinations

The carrier will also ramp up passenger services to Nigeria, Mauritius and Singapore


Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flying to additional destination in India

The low-cost carrier will start flights to the capital of Rajasthan on May 5, 2022

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announces closing of $1bn revolving credit facility

The facility replaces other ones with near-term maturity dates

Emirates SkyCargo transports over 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines during 18 months

Close to two-thirds of the one billion doses were transported to developing countries

Dubai’s Emirates to ramp up services to Mauritius

The carrier is currently in its 20th year of operations to Mauritius

Emirates mobile check-in ports

Emirates introduces new mobile check-in ports at Dubai International airport

Staff at the 25 ports located in Terminal 3 will help customers weigh their bags, tag their luggage, and issue their boarding passes too

UAE’s flydubai to launch services to Pisa in June

Flydubai, which is the first carrier in the UAE to operate direct flights to the Italian city, is also resuming services to Catania in June

Air Arabia to resume direct flights to Bodrum and Antalya from Sharjah

The carrier has existing services to Istanbul and Trabzon in Turkey


Dubai’s Emirates announces revised schedule for flights to India from April 1

The airline will revert to its pre-pandemic frequency, operating 170 weekly flights to nine cities in the country

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to introduce new service to Istanbul

The new service represents the 17th route for the carrier since its launch

Etihad Airways

Etihad: New co-branded credit card gives complimentary gold tier status

The Emirates NBD Etihad Guest Visa Credit Cards are available as Elevate and Inspire variants

Dubai’s Emirates to boost services to Melbourne

The carrier’s Australian operations will increase to 42 weekly flights


Flydubai to temporarily operate flights to 34 destinations from Dubai World Central

The Roads and Transport Authority will provide a complimentary bus service between all terminals at DXB and DWC every 30 minutes

China Eastern

China jet’s nosedive from 29,000 feet baffles crash specialists

Flight MU5735 was at about 29,000 feet altitude roughly 100 miles from its destination when it started plunging at a far greater rate than normal

Dubai Airports to close DXB’s northern runway for 45 days

A number of flights will be redirected to Dubai World Central to limit the impact on service

China Eastern

Boeing 737 crashes with 133 on board in China, state media reports

China Eastern flight MU5735 was traveling from Kunming to Guangzhou

Qatar airways

Qatar Airways to resume flights to London Gatwick in June

The airline will operate a daily service from Gatwick to Doha using its Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Over 700,000 passengers to depart from DXB’s Terminal 3 over next two weekends – Emirates

Close to 620,000 passengers will also be arriving on Emirates flights during the same period


Emirates Skywards and ICICI Bank to launch new co-branded credit card in India

India is home to Emirates Skywards’ fifth largest membership base

Abu Dhabi’s Sanad and Thales to collaborate on aviation services

The partnership will help Mubadala-owned Sanad diversify its portfolio and focus on industrial services in air traffic, airport security and avionics