UAE’s Air Arabia reports Dhs44m net loss for Q3 2020

The airline’s turnover for the third quarter of 2020 equaled Dhs294m

FAA poised to lift Boeing 737 Max jet’s grounding next week

Commercial flights wouldn’t begin immediately after the FAA approves the plane for service

Etihad

Major restructuring among top management at UAE’s Etihad airline

The airline will position itself as a mid-sized, full-service carrier

Air France KLM Group inaugurates new regional headquarters in Dubai

The Air France KLM team relocated to the new offices in Dubai Airport Freezone on November 1, 2020

Dubai’s Emirates offers unpaid leave to pilots for 12 months

The airline is implementing several initiatives such as unpaid leave and flexible work-time models across its group

Dubai’s flydubai to operate 14 weekly flights to Tel Aviv

Flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv will commence from November 26, 2020

Key elements to restoring passenger trust in air travel

The upturn in activity and the return to economic growth will only be possible if airports find the perfect balance

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways cuts jobs as virus slams travel demand

The low-cost airline has also renegotiated leases with all lessors

Etihad

UAE’s Etihad issues $600m sustainability-linked sukuk

The airline has committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and a 50 per cent reduction in net emissions by 2035

Dubai’s flydubai resumes operations to Maldives; passenger network grows to 44 destinations

Flydubai will operate daily flights to Maldives from December 17, 2020, through to January 18, 2021

Israir, Etihad in talks on Abu Dhabi pilot training facility

Israir plans to begin flying to Abu Dhabi in December

Dubai in talks on London air-travel agreement to boost demand

Airlines and aviation groups are urging governments to introduce more so-called air corridors to help spur demand

Emirates Dubai UAE

No pre-flight Covid-19 tests for UAE residents travelling to Dubai from these countries

The airline updated the Covid-19 testing rules for inbound UAE residents on Monday

Emirates Dubai International Airport DXB

Emirates launches ‘biometric path’ for contactless experience at Dubai airport

The biometric touchpoints are currently installed at Terminal 3 within DXB

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Saudia to resume flights to 13 more destinations in Nov, including cities in India

The additional routes will increase Saudia’s total number of international destinations to 33

Dubai’s Emirates to operate A380 to Amman from November 4

Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Amman thrice a week

Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub Dubai South

Private jet movement at VIP Terminal in Dubai South up 93% y-on-y in Q3 2020

Aviation represents over 25 per cent of Dubai’s GDP

Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates expands reach to 45 more destinations via interline agreement with Airlink

Emirates customers will now have access to 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and over 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa

Etihad

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad confirms first commercial flight to Israel; launches Hebrew website

Etihad will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Israel

UAE-ISRAEL-US-DIPLOMACY

Direct flights between UAE and Israel to begin “within weeks”

The deal reportedly includes 28 direct weekly passenger flights connecting Tel Aviv with Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Etihad

Etihad offers frontline workers in UAE discounts on flights, free excess baggage

These frontline professionals will also have access to a special dedicated airport check-in area at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches A380 onboard lounge, shower spa services

The A380 onboard lounge, serving First and Business Class customers, will convert into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols

Boeing Max judged safe to fly by Europe’s aviation regulator

The Max was grounded in March 2019 in the wake of two accidents that took 346 lives

Wizz Air

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives green light from UAE aviation body

It took eight months for the airline to receive its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Saudia flight

Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

Air Arabia

Air Arabia announces new service from Ras Al Khaimah

It also confirmed that it will resume flights to several destinations across Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh from Ras Al Khaimah

Israir

Dubai-based NY Koen Group to bid for purchase of Israeli carrier Israir

The Israeli airline is reportedly planning to start flying to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Ras Al Khaimah international airport to resume scheduled passenger flights

All passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol to present the spread of Covid-19

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches additional flights

It is the eight destination that the low-cost carrier will fly to from the UAE’s capital

Emirates Skywards marks two decades; hosts over 27 million members

Emirates Skywards’ members come from more than 180 countries