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Qatar Airways ready to buy Boeing, Airbus freighters – CEO

The carrier could place a “large customer order” for an Airbus A350 freighter or a new Boeing 777F before the end of Q3

Etihad begins operating direct flights to Vienna

The new service will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

UAE remains on UK’s red list in latest update

The UK added the UAE to its red list in January this year

Boeing cuts 787 Dreamliners target, expands search for flaws

The Chicago-based planemaker now expects to hand over fewer than half of the 100 or so Dreamliners

Flydubai to start direct flights to Naples and Salzburg this month

Flights to Naples will be operated within the quarantine-free travel corridor that has recently been established between Italy and the UAE

Emirates says flight ban from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in place until July 21

Passengers who have connected through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will also not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE

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Emirates to restart flights between Dubai and Mauritius from July 15

The airline will deploy its A380 on the route starting August 1

Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai

Emirates re-opens first class lounge at Dubai International Airport

The First Class Lounge is located in Concourse B at DXB

Etihad El Al

UAE’s Etihad and Israel’s El Al launch first phase of codeshare agreement

Members of Etihad Guest and Matmid programmes will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks

Kuwait to resume direct flights to 12 destinations, opens land and sea borders for vaccinated citizens

Flights to several European destinations as well as the US will resume from July 1

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Dubai’s Emirates offers SMEs bonus points equivalent to return economy ticket

The incentive is available to SME who sign up to Emirates’ Business Rewards corporate loyalty programme from June 27-July 27, 2021

Saudi Arabia Airport

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

UAE entry Liberia, Sierra Leone, Namibia

UAE suspends entry of passengers from three more countries

Entry of travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Namibia will be suspended indefinitely from Monday, June 21

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Emirates to resume flights to seven cities in July, aims to reach 90% of pre-pandemic network

During the summer, the airline plans to activate over 30 of its A380s to meet additional demand

Kuwait resumes flights to the UK following suspension in Jan

Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways and British Airways have been licenced to operate direct flights to and from London Heathrow airport

FlyArystan Almaty Sharjah

Kazakh low-cost carrier FlyArystan begins flights to Sharjah

The airline will operate twice weekly flights on Sundays and Tuesdays between Almaty and Sharjah

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports $6bn annual loss, records first non-profitable year in over three decades

The group reduced the strength of its total workforce by nearly a third to 75,145 employees

Intelak Hub

Dubai’s Intelak Hub announces 2021 programmes for aviation and tourism startups

Startups that wish to participate in the incubator and accelerator programmes can be based anywhere in the world

Air Arabia Etihad Airways

UAE’s Etihad and Air Arabia to permit mutual transfer of air miles and points

Etihad Guest members will now receive 1 AirReward Point for every 2 Etihad Guest Miles

Emirates Dubai Malta

Emirates to resume thrice-weekly flights from Dubai to Malta

Travellers from the UAE can avail of quarantine-free travel to the Mediterranean country

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Emirates to restart flights from Dubai to the UK this month

The airline said that travel restrictions remain in place as the UAE is still on the UK’s red list for travel

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces new flights to three Greek destinations

The airline’s one-way fares start from Dhs179 to Mykonos, Crete and Rhodes

Qatar Airways sharjah

Qatar Airways to resume direct daily flights to Sharjah from July 1

It plans to operate over 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations worldwide by the end of July

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume flights to Phuket and Rabat

Services to Rabat will resume on June 23, 2021, and to Phuket on July 1

Paul Griffiths Dubai Airports CEO

Dubai Airports CEO expresses uncertainty over UAE being removed from UK’s travel red list soon

Paul Griffiths added that the UAE is working on a vaccine passport system which will help facilitate travel

Air Canada

Air Canada to resume direct flights between Dubai and Toronto

It has begun operating the Toronto-Dubai leg as of June 1, with the Dubai-Toronto flights slated to commence from Thursday, June 3

Emirates Skywards Miles

Emirates Skywards members can earn Tier Miles on spends with UAE co-branded credit cards

Members can earn these Tier Miles until December 31, 2021

Air Arabia

Air Arabia to resume seasonal flights between Sharjah and Batumi in Georgia

The twice-weekly flights will be operated every Tuesday and Friday, starting June 29, 2021

Emirates Dubai India

Emirates confirms flights from India to Dubai to remain suspended until June 14

Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE

Etihad and Saudia extend partnership

UAE’s Etihad and Saudia launch new loyalty programme, renew codeshare agreement

Members of Etihad Guest and Saudia’s Alfursan programme can earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks