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Etihad Airways carries 14 million passengers in 2023

Etihad Airways witnesses 40% yearly surge in passenger traffic

The airline reported a 2023 net profit of Dhs525m and a previously unreported 2022 net profit of Dhs92m

Total passenger traffic rises 64.4% in 2022

Global airlines poised for 2.7% jump in profit in 2024, says IATA

Industry profits will reach $25.7bn in 2024, which is a slight improvement over this year’s $23.3bn

Emirates Group reports record $2.7bn half-year profit

Emirates Group reports record $2.7bn half-year profit

The company reported EBITDA of Dhs20.6bn, a significant improvement compared to Dhs15.3bn during the corresponding period last year

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UK air traffic control hit by ‘technical fault’, network-wide delays expected

NATS confirmed that it had experienced a technical glitch which has impacted flights across the country

Air Arabia’s quarterly profit soars 187% to Dhs459m

Air Arabia’s quarterly profit soars 187% to Dhs459m

The budget carrier flew more than 3.8 million passengers between April and June

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Travel with kids: 20 ways to do it hassle-free

As airports and airlines across the UAE service a record number of passengers, travel experts suggest tips and tricks to help you organise your travel

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Global airline profit to reach $9.8bn in 2023: IATA

The industry’s operating profit will reach $22.4bn this year, more than the December forecast of $3.2bn

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches its first flight to Tashkent

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches first flight to Tashkent

The flights will connect Abu Dhabi International Airport to Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport with a twice-weekly service


UAE’s dnata announces partnership with Amex GBT

As per the agreement, dnata will provide full end-to-end travel and meetings management services to Amex GBT’s customers in the region

How to find the best bargain deals while booking flights?

What are the best ways to find and book cheap flights?

Ayoub El Mamoun, social media manager at Skyscanner, shares tips on how to find the best deals on flights


Summer beckons: A quick visa guide by VFS Global

Monaz Billimoria, deputy regional head – UAE and Qatar at VFS Global, discusses all things visa with Gulf Business ahead of the summer holidays


Luxury on a budget: Emirates begins booking for its premium economy

From June 1, 2022, the carrier has commenced premium economy bookings on routes to London, Paris and Sydney

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Recovery of global air travel continues in March: IATA

According to data from IATA, Middle Eastern airlines’ traffic rose 245.8 per cent in March compared to the same period last year

Middle East airlines’ losses for 2021 to reduce by half from 2020

Middle East carriers to benefit from rapid vaccination rates on home markets

Quick Holiday Travel

Revealed: Five countries you can currently travel to from Dubai within six hours

Travelling to a nearby country for the Christmas weekend would be an ideal getaway for many looking for a change of scenery

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

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


Middle East airline business in historic Covid-induced slump

IATA downgrades its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect weaker-than-expected recovery

AXA to offer Covid-19 insurance cover

AXA will reimburse policyholders up to $5,000 for irrecoverable travel costs

Dubai’s Emirates to expand its network to 50 destinations in June

The airline remains confident of a strong revival by adding more destinations and facilitating transit passengers

UAE’s Etihad launches health and hygiene programme

The programme will also be supported by the introduction of trained wellness ambassadors who will provide essential travel health information and care

Emirates steps up safety standards as scheduled passenger flights resume

The new measures come into effect on May 21, with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations

UAE to repatriate Pakistani prisoners, additional passenger flights from next week

The two flights, operated by flydubai, will transport the prisoners to Faisalabad and Peshawar

Emirates announces passenger flights to more cities

The airline will operate limited services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algeria and Kabul

Etihad announces new passenger flights from Abu Dhabi

The new destinations include Brussels, Dublin, London (Heathrow), Tokyo (Narita) and Zurich

Dubai’s Emirates begins operating flights following suspension due to Covid-19

The airline flew in the first batch of UAE citizens from London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday

Dubai’s Emirates seeks billions in loans due to Covid-19 impact

The funding will be in addition to the financial aid which has been pledged by the government

Saudi Arabia bans travel, flights to EU, India, Philippines, among other countries

It has given a 72-hour period for its citizens and residents from the countries on the list to return to the kingdom

Saudi Arabia bans travel to UAE, eight other countries

The kingdom will suspend all air travel between itself and the nine countries