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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches new route to Asian destination

The thrice-weekly flights to Mattala in Sri Lanka will commence from June 1, 2022

Dubai’s Emirates, Garuda Indonesia launch codeshare partnership

Emirates customers will have access to seven domestic points in Indonesia beyond Jakarta and Bali

UAE’s flydubai registers Dhs841m profit in 2021

The low cost carrier’s total annual revenue earning in 2021 was Dhs5.3bn compared to Dhs2.8bn in 2020, reflecting an increase of 86 per cent

Colombo sri lanka

UAE’s Emirates signs MoU with Sri Lanka Tourism

Since Sri Lanka re-opened to international tourists in February 2021, Emirates has carried more than 80,000 passengers to Colombo

Emirates fujairah

Emirates opens booking office in Fujairah

It is the airline’s first retail sales office in the emirate

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways posts $476m loss for 2021

The airline carried 3.5 million passengers in 2021

Dubai’s Emirates opens new check-in facility in Ajman

The new facility will help shrink customer queues from Ajman and the Northern Emirates

Dubai Airport

Dubai’s Emirates suspends partner airline flights to select cities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Emirates said that the decision was made due to the closure of airspace over certain areas


Emirates to operate five additional flights between Dubai and Kuwait

The airline will operate the extra flights ahead of Kuwait National Day holidays

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airports sees travel surge this year, full rebound by 2024

Dubai Airports CEO said demand this year could surprise on the upside


Abu Dhabi’s Etihad announces new flights to Greece, Spain and Zanzibar

The airline will begin operating these summer routes starting June 15

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Cargo launches Forever Home for animal rescues

Forever Home builds on Etihad Cargo’s existing animal welfare and conservation policy

Dubai’s Emirates, Saudi Tourism Authority ink agreement to underpin inbound tourism in the kingdom

The agreement aims to capitalise on the airline’s global network to amplify the Saudi Arabian experience for leisure travellers

UAE’s Etihad Airways to add Airbus’ latest A350F freighter to its fleet

The A350F will drive the airline’s long-term cargo strategy and its target to reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2035

Abu Dhabi Vaccine tourism

Abu Dhabi International Airport receives 5.26 million visitors in 2021

The airport handled 711,715 tonnes of freight in 2021

Flydubai to resume flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport next month

With the resumption, the airline will increase its overall flight frequency to Istanbul to 12 per week

Air Arabia

Air Arabia Egypt announces new service between Sohag and Gassim

The once-weekly flight will operate every Thursday and will be the seventh destination that the airline flies to in Saudi Arabia

In pictures: Dubai’s Emirates unveils new lounge for young travellers

The carrier’s service for unaccompanied minors must be booked in advance of travel

Dubai’s Emirates signs MoU with Maldivian to explore partnership opportunities

The two carriers will review codeshare and interline options to provide customers with greater connectivity

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to offer Dhs70 flights to two cities in Jordan

The flights to Aqaba and Amman will operate twice a week

Majed Al Joker

Majed Al Joker appointed as chief operating officer at Dubai Airports

Prior to his promotion, Al Joker was executive vice president of corporate affairs for Dubai Airports


Flydubai to begin flights to AlUla and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia

With the two additional routes, the airline will be flying to six destinations in the kingdom

Dubai’s Emirates signs agreement with Turespaña to underpin tourism to Spain

The carrier had launched operations to Madrid in 2010 and to Barcelona in 2012


Emirates to restart Dubai-Casablanca flights

The airline will resume services on the route starting Tuesday, February 8