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SpiceJet Ras Al Khaimah

SpiceJet adds five destinations to India from UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Airport

SpiceJet will now fly to Mumbai, Cochin, Amritsar, Lucknow, Delhi and Jaipur from Ras Al Khaimah Airport

Emirates Dubai Australia

Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The airline said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”

Emirates Boeing777

Emirates suspends all flights between Dubai and South Africa

The airline will halt flights between the UAE and South Africa from January 16-28

Air Arabia resumes daily flights to Doha

The announcement comes after the UAE restored ties with Qatar earlier this month

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans Tel Aviv flights from Feb with fares starting from Dhs99

The low-cost carrier begins operations from Abu Dhabi this month

Emirates Dubai Hong Kong

Dubai’s Emirates pauses flights to Hong Kong for two weeks

Customers holding tickets on flight EK384 with their final destination as Hong Kong will not be permitted to board from January 9-22, 2021

New low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers Dhs1 fares as it prepares to begin operations

The ultra low fare will be for 2,021 tickets for select flights between Abu Dhabi and the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki

Dubai airport

Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility in Abu Dhabi

Israeli airline pilots can now train on flight simulators in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Aviation Training signed a contract with Israir Airlines for Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for the latter’s Airbus A320 pilots

etihad

Sale: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad offers two-for-one tickets

The sale covers return fares inclusive of taxes and surcharges

Kuwait Airport Flights

Kuwait to indefinitely ban flights to the UK

Inbound passengers from all other countries will be subject to a PCR test upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport

Emirates A380

Emirates to introduce new A380 aircraft on Dubai-London route from January 4

The flight between the two cities will operate as EK003/004

Dubai’s Emirates airline unveils premium economy class in its new Airbus A380

Premium economy offers 40-inches of leg space, a seat that is 19.5 inches wide and reclines 8 inches

Low-cost airline Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to inaugural destination Athens in Jan

The airline is also set to soon start flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines resumes UAE flights

The carrier has restarted its operations from Dubai, scheduling seven flights per week

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Saudi extends ban on international flights, permits foreigners to leave kingdom

The kingdom had closed its air, land and sea borders a week ago over concerns about the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus

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

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Covid-19 new strain: Oman to close all its borders for a week

Cargo vehicles including planes, ships and trucks will be excluded from the decision

Emirates Group Security picks Huawei to build digital command and control centre in Dubai

The two organisations collaboration also incorporates an exchange program

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Saudi suspends all international flights, closes land and sea ports over new virus strain

New urgent measures have been put in place for one week, with the possibility of an extension

Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow to return in 2021, discuss future of the aviation sector

The event, taking place from November 14 –18, will serve as a platform for the innovation within the industry during Covid-19

Covid-19 impact: How has the pandemic reset travel for months to come?

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered the course of the travel industry. What are travellers looking for?

Emirates A380

Emirates to operate one-off A380 service to Bahrain this week

Emirates has flown to Bahrain for the last 20 years and has since then carried over 6 million passengers between the two countries

Israel's El Al Airlines

Israel’s El Al Airlines completes inaugural scheduled flight to Dubai

The national carrier of Israel will operate up to 14 weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Emirates

Free stay at JW Marriott Marquis for all Emirates passengers visiting Dubai

The offer is valid for all customers visiting the emirate from December 6, 2020, until February 28, 2021, across all booking classes

Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association

The MEBAA Show rescheduled once again, to be held in December 2022

It was previously scheduled to take place in February 2021

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways launches region’s first aircraft carbon offset programme

The initiative is the airline’s attempt to reduce 2019 CO2 emission levels to 50 per cent by 2035

Dubai’s Emirates reveals special fares to select destinations

The offer is valid for tickets purchased from Monday, December 7 until December 19, 2020, for travel until May 31, 2021

Boeing mulls equity sale, plans new cut to Dreamliner output

Demand for the 787 has been particularly hard hit, with international travel down 90 per cent from a year ago

Israir Dubai

Video: Israeli airline Israir’s inaugural flight lands in Dubai

The airline will now operate up to 14 weekly flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft between Tel Aviv and Dubai