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COP26 finally set rules on carbon markets. What does it mean?

One of the biggest challenges in the fight against climate change is the cost

Dubai’s Emirates, Qantas extend partnership to bolster international travel

The airlines have existing approvals from regulators to operate a joint business until March 2023

Dubai’s Emirates to implement IATA Travel Pass across six continents

The roll-out of the digital health pass across all 120+ Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October

Saudi’s GACA instructs airlines to verify vaccination status of residents pre-departure

The authority warned that those found violating the procedures will face legal action

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

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Saudi links boarding passes with health app for all domestic passengers

The application will show the passenger’s status as being immune/immune by first dose/immune by recovery/no record of infection

Dubai’s Emirates inks agreement with TAP Air Portugal to expand partnership

The expanded agreement will provide customers with booking, ticketing and travel benefits across 70 destinations on both airlines’ networks

Middle East airlines fleet size to grow 2.1% up to 2026

Middle East dragged down by large exposure to international travel

Covid-19 impact: How the pandemic wreaked havoc on airlines in 2020

Even with a vaccine that may bring back air travel around the corner, carriers face a desperate few months

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

How airlines can revamp interiors to help passengers evade coronavirus

Airplane cabins could look different the next time you fly

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Airline industry to burn through $77bn in cash during second half of 2020 – IATA

IATA urged governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid

How Covid-19’s made flying business class feel more like economy

Efforts to minimise human interaction and reduce the risk of infection are taking the shine off the most expensive seats onboard commercial aircraft

Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights at fares starting Dhs20

CEB’s promotional fare will run from September 9 until September 11, allowing travellers to book Dubai-Manila flights at cost-efficient rates

Jobs are being wiped out at airlines, and there’s worse to come

The aviation industry has suffered more than most as the pandemic destroys ticket sales and strips companies of cash

KUWAIT-HEALTH-VIRUS-ECONOMY malls

Kuwait enters second phase of easing Covid-19 restrictions, with malls, cafes and parks reopened

Public and private sectors can resume work with a maximum of 30 per cent capacity

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad confirms additional flights to eight countries, including India, Egypt and Germany, starting July 16

Outbound passengers travelling to Abu Dhabi airport from other emirates within the UAE do not require to undergo a Covid-19 test to enter the emirate

Dubai Duty Free partially reopens airport retail area as airlines resume services

The airport retailers plans to reopen operations in Terminal 2 later this week

Kuwait Airways plans cutting about 1,500 expatriate jobs

The layoffs will involve employees across all departments

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Airline debt could grow to $550bn by year-end – IATA

In total, governments have committed to $123bn in financial aid to airlines

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA

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What you need to know about how airline miles are changing

Introduced nearly 50 years ago, air miles are a way for the industry to make money

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IATA calls on Saudi Arabia for support amid mounting virus concerns

According to IATA estimates, revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi market will fall by $7.2bn in 2020

How coronavirus will forever change airlines and the way we fly

In a matter of months, the coronavirus reset the clock on a decades-long aviation boom that’s been one of the great cultural and economic phenomena of the postwar world

Etihad announces new passenger flights from Abu Dhabi

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

Revealed: Top 10 highest earning airline routes

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

Middle East airlines rank top for passenger traffic growth in 2015

The share of international traffic carried by ME airlines hit 14.2 per cent