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British airways resumes service to Abu Dhabi after four years Image Supplied

British Airways resumes service to Abu Dhabi after four years

The new daily service caters to the growing demand for further flights connecting the global tourism and business hubs of London and Abu Dhabi

Emirates, flydubai restore regular flight schedules

Emirates, flydubai return to normal schedule from Dubai airport

Emirates has put together a task force to sort, reconcile and deliver some 30,000 pieces of left-behind baggage to their owners

Airlines suspend flights due to Middle East tensions

Global airlines suspend flights on Middle East tensions

The ongoing geopolitical tensions have narrowed options for planes navigating between Europe and Asia

This Abu Dhabi based airline is offering a 15% sale on tickets

This UAE airline is offering 15% off on tickets

Bookings made on April 19 unlock access to discounted fares on select routes until July 31

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Major airline travel disruption in the Middle East

Airlines traveling between Europe and Asia will be restricted to two viable alternative routes

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UAE-Saudi weekly flights rise 13.3% during Holy Month

In March, the number of flights between the UAE and Saudi Arabia reached 383 weekly flights compared to 338 weekly flights in February

Etihad Airways to fly to Al Qassim from June Image Etihad Airways

Etihad to debut flights to this new Saudi destination

In addition to the Al Qassim route, Etihad Airways will increase frequencies to various destinations, including Antalya and Jaipur, starting June 15

Interview with Russell Stokes of GE Aerospace on the GE spinoff and its impact April 2

GE Aerospace’s Russell Stokes on how the spin-off will play out

Operating as a standalone business will give GE Aerospace the flexibility needed to grow the business, says the president and CEO, Commercial Engines & Services. The Middle East is the firm’s largest market globally for widebody aircraft, between engines in service and on order

Emirates activates SAF delivery at Schipol airport in Amsterdam Image Emirates

Emirates to now use SAF on flights from Schiphol Airport

Over two million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be delivered to Schiphol’s fuelling system throughout 2024

Qatar Airways GCEO unveils vision for future

Qatar Airways GCEO unveils vision for airline’s future, marks it as a ‘new era’

The cornerstone of Qatar Airways’ strategic roadmap is the introduction of new first-class cabins, a move aimed at meeting the high demand for premium travel experiences

Qatar Airways courts Airbus and Boeing for 150 new planes

Qatar Airways mulls up to 150 widebody orders from Boeing, Airbus

Earlier this month, Qatar’s national carrier said its entire fleet of A350 jets was back into service after settling a legal dispute with Airbus

Riyadh Air marks first year anniversary. Milestones in numbers

In numbers: Riyadh Air marks first anniversary, see key milestones

Riyadh Air has signed significant agreements so far with aviation, transportation and sport partners, including Saudia, Turkish Airlines, Boeing, GE, CAE, Swiss AS, Lufthansa Systems, Lucid Motors and Atlético de Madrid

Passengers flung to roof as Boeing 787 to Auckland plunges mid-flight

Plane maker Boeing is coming under further scrutiny following yet another incident with one of its planes, this time on a flight from Sydney to Auckland

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Empowering women in aviation: Insights from Michelle Lee of Dubai Airports

Balancing career and family can be done and Michelle Lee of Dubai Airports explains how in this conversation with Gulf Business

ADQ taps banks for Etihad Airways IPO, says reports

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ reportedly picks banks for Etihad Airways IPO

The sovereign fund may add more banks later and the final lineup of advisers may change as there is no final decision on the timing of the IPO

Qatar Airways unveils world’s first AI cabin crew

Meet world’s first AI cabin crew: Qatar Airways’ Sama 2.0

Sama 2.0 is fluent in English and the airline said she will expand to Arabic and other languages later this year to cater to its global audience

EMIRATES - Sir Tim Clark is backing Boeing-Spirit merger

Sir Tim Clark backs Boeing-Spirit merger amid factory crisis

Emirates Airline President said Boeing should address its quality problems as quickly as possible with the undiluted attention of its board and top management

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

Sochi added to flydubvai summer network

flydubai to take travellers to Sochi this summer

The three-times-a-week service will depart from Terminal 2 at Dubai International (DXB), on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

flydubai grows global network to 122 routes in 2023

flydubai expands global network to 122 destinations in 2023

The carrier reported a 56 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger volumes on its GCC network and a 36 per cent increase in Europe

Singapore mandates SAF use for departing flights by 2026

Singapore to require departing flights to use sustainable fuel from 2026

The aviation regulator said fights departing from the city-state will cost more from 2026

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DXB sees passenger traffic soar in 2023, welcomes 86.9 million travellers

DXB is poised for continued growth in 2024, with initial forecasts anticipating 88.8 million guests

flydubai to fly to four new destinations in Europe 2024 Image flydubai

flydubai launches new direct flights to 4 European cities

The addition of the four new routes grows flydubai’s network in Europe to 43 destinations across 21 countries

Riyadh Air announces partnership with Sabre

Riyadh Air, Sabre ink strategic deal, here’s what it involves

Riyadh Air has chosen Sabre’s comprehensive suite of solutions to optimise its network planning and drive revenue growth

Flydubai launches direct flights to Penang, Langkawi Image flydubai

UAE: flydubai launches flights to Penang, Langkawi

Flights to the two destinations officially commenced on February 10 to coincide with the Lunar New year

Power Letters 2024: High-value aviation to drive growth in MET, says GE Aerospace

Power Letters 2024: High-value aviation to drive growth in MET, says GE Aerospace

Expansion of regional carriers and new travel and tourism strategies by individual countries are supporting the sector to grow and thrive, says Aziz Koleilat of GE Aerospace

Elena Sorlini Abu Dhabi Airports MD and CEO Image Abu Dhabi Airports

Elena Sorlini to helm Abu Dhabi Airports, named new MD and CEO

Most recently, as interim chief, Sorlini managed the successful opening of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new terminal

Ghitha Holding acquires 44 per cent stake in MNG Airlines Image Supplied

IHC’s Ghitha Holding acquires $211.2m stake in MNG Airlines

The acquisition strengthens Ghitha’s logistics and aviation, cementing its leadership in the regional food trading sector

Gulf Air to operate direct flights to AlUla in Saudi Arabia Image Gulf Air

Gulf Air’s latest route: Seasonal flights to AlUla, Saudi Arabia

The Bahrain-based airline will operate direct flights to AlUla biweekly, starting February 3

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Air Arabia announces new direct flights to Athens

The new direct flights will start on June 28