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UAE’s Air Arabia, Lakson Group partner to launch Pakistan’s new low-cost airline

Details about the launch date, fleet, and destination network will be announced in due course

Abu Dhabi scraps quarantine for vaccinated travellers arriving from abroad

The directive is effective from September 5, 2021

Armenia’s new national airline, formed in a joint venture with UAE’s Air Arabia, named Fly Arna

Details about the launch date, fleet, and destination network are to be announced in due course

Dubai’s Emirates to receive final A380 in November this year

The deliveries will bring Emirates’ total fleet of A380s to 118 units

Selfdrive car rental

UAE-based Selfdrive launches mobility app to redefine on-demand car rentals

The all-in-one mobility app uses machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to match customer profile with the cars they would like to drive now and, in the future

Jumeirah Golf Estates Dubai Metro Station

Dubai’s biggest underground metro station, Jumeirah Golf Estates, to open on Sep 1

The station covers an area of 28,700 square metres and can serve 11,555 riders per hour during peak times

Oman Muscat airport

Access to Oman airport premises restricted to vaccinated personnel; travellers remain unaffected

The directive will be effective starting Wednesday, September 1

Abu Dhabi airport

Abu Dhabi revises green list, adds 23 destinations including Qatar and Oman

The updated green list, effective September 1, will include a total of 55 destinations

Dubai’s Swvl completes $35.5m pre-funding to accelerate growth

The funds will be used to accelerate Swvl’s expansion in current and new markets

Al Seer Marine becomes IHC’s 6th subsidiary to list on ADX

Founded in 2002, Al Seer Marine offers marine services in the region, with total assets of Dhs3.98bn as at the end of June 2021

Dubai’s Emirates announces changes in leadership roles across GCC, Africa, other regions

All of the new appointments are effective September 1, 2021

Oman to open land borders from September 1

The sultanate also decided to lift the entry ban on arrivals from all countries starting September 1

Emirates Dubai Muscat

Emirates ramps up service on Dubai-Muscat route

It will introduce a fourth weekly service starting August 28

Dubai’s RTA launches digital platform to serve investors, entrepreneurs

The platform is for investors and entrepreneurs interested in engaging with the authority on projects

Cargo-jet boom spurs new Abu Dhabi site for converting Boeing 777s to freight

Israel Aerospace Industries will establish two conversion lines for Boeing 777-300ER wide-body planes at a maintenance facility run by Etihad Aviation Group

Saudi Arabia airport

Saudi permits fully vaccinated expats to return from countries facing travel ban including UAE, India

Only expats who received two doses of the vaccine in Saudi Arabia before they departed for their home country will be permitted to return

Dubai’s Emirates to reinstate flights to Newcastle, boost services across Europe

By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK

Abu Dhabi multistorey car park

Single permit in Abu Dhabi to access all multistorey car parking facilities

The total number of parking spaces available across all seven multistorey car parks in Abu Dhabi stands at 3,788

Dubai’s Emirates partners with Cemair in interline agreement

Cemair has become Emirates’ fourth airline partner in South Africa

Dubai’s DEWA enables EV users to charge at ‘green charger’ stations

Customers can locate DEWA charging stations through its website and smart app as well as through a variety of digital map platforms

Kuwait to resume flights with six countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt

The latest decision comes following a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Kuwait

Dubai’s Emirates, Airlink expand partnership to codeshare agreement

The move comes as Emirates resumes flights to South Africa

UAE civil aviation authority says all flights to Afghanistan suspended

Desperate scenes played out on Monday at Kabul’s international airport, the only area still under US control

Dubai’s Emirates suspends Kabul flights

On August 15, an Emirates flight from Dubai abandoned its landing in Kabul and returned to the emirate

Emirates flight returns from Kabul, flydubai temporarily suspends operations

Taliban forces now hold all of Afghanistan’s border crossings, leaving Kabul airport as the only route out

Airlines see grounds for optimism over long-haul rebound

Growing optimism about a long-haul revival comes with shorter flights already on the road to recovery

Emirates Dubai

Dubai’s Emirates ramps up network to adapt to looser travel restrictions

The airline is restoring capacity on 29 routes including to cities in the UK, US and Africa

Dubai airport receives 10.6 million passengers in H1, anticipates ‘robust growth’ ahead

DXB is expecting to handle more than a million passengers between August 12-22

Etihad trims first-half loss with cost cuts as travel returns

Etihad said it carried 1 million passengers in the first half of the year

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to Bahrain

It will operate thrice weekly services starting September 9