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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

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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

Dubai’s Emirates airline hiring at least 3,000 cabin crew

The airline is especially looking to hire Emiratis

Revealed: Top 10 highest earning airline routes

Dubai airline Emirates’ service to London Heathrow features high on the list

Dubai’s Emirates offers discounted fares ahead of Eid

The offer, covering economy and business class fares, is valid on bookings made from May 13 – 30

New economy class seats – with no TV screens – unveiled by Abu Dhabi’s Etihad

Passengers can view inflight entertainment by using their own devices

Kuwait Airlines’ aircraft nose ‘damaged’ while landing in Beirut airport

The plane “was hit by a sudden impact of a mass of snow passing”, the airline said

Court orders Saudia to pay over SAR61,000 to passenger for 21-hour flight delay

The verdict said the compensation was for the “psychological and financial harm” the passenger had sustained

Dubai’s Emirates to launch new service to Portugal’s Porto

The four times weekly service will be launched in July

Dubai’s Emirates revamps amenity kits in first and business class

The airline has partnered with Byredo skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and Bulgari for latest amenities