#Aviation

Qatar

Qatar Airways Cargo resumes passenger freighter service to Penang

The service will recommence from February 2, 2023

Emirates operates demo flight with 100% SAF

Emirates Airline operates demo flight with 100% SAF

It is the first passenger airline in the world to operate a Boeing 777 powering a GE engine with 100 per cent SAF

dnata launches operations in zanzibar

UAE’s dnata invests $10m in Zanzibar, launches operations at ZNZ

The three companies – dnata, Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP – will work closely together to deliver services for airlines and passengers at ZNZ’s newly-built international terminal 3

Masdar led consortium to certify pathway to create SAF from methanol

Masdar-led consortium to certify pathway to make SAF from methanol

The consortium has zoned in on the methanol-to-jet pathway as its chosen technology route

Emirates aircraft being fueled with SAF

UAE’s Emirates completes engine ground testing with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

The ground test results will pave the way for the airline’s first experimental test flight using 100 per cent SAF in one engine, which is due for take off this week

etihad to join Masdar, bp, Tadweer, ADNOC in study to explore SAF production in the UAE

Masdar, ADNOC, bp, Tadweer, Etihad to explore SAF production in UAE

The entities will jointly conduct a feasibility study for the region’s first project to produce sustainable aviation fuel using renewable hydrogen and municipal solid waste

Etihad airways, Satavia sign contract

UAE’s Etihad, UK-based Satavia sign contrail management contract

Aircraft-generated condensation trails, or contrails, cause surface warming responsible for up to two-thirds of aviation’s climate impact

Saudi Flynas

Saudi low cost carrier Flynas eyes expansion with overseas units

The airline said it would seek so-called Air Operator Certificates in two unidentified countries as it looks to double the scale of its operations

Plane crash

Pokhara plane crash worsens Nepal’s aviation safety record

Sunday’s was the 11th fatal plane crash in Nepal in as many years, Aviation Safety Network data show

Emirates to operate second service to Brisbane from June 1

Dubai’s Emirates doubles services to Brisbane

The expansion will boost capacity through Brisbane by more than a quarter of a million seats per year both ways

Etihad announces Global Sale 2023

UAE-based Etihad Airways’ annual Global Sale kicks off

Travellers can enjoy special sale fares to select destinations, with the Global Sale running until January 20, for travel between January 18 and June 15 this year

Us airports outage

US flight chaos puts spotlight on FAA after a tough year

The situation is an awkward turn for aviation officials, coming shortly after the Southwest meltdown stranded thousands of passengers during the holidays

Flydubai

Flydubai expands its network in Kazakhstan to three destinations

The airline has announced the resumption of flights to Shymkent International Airport from February 28

Middle East aviation stats for Nov 2022

Middle East airlines witnessed 84.6% rise in traffic in November, says IATA

Total global traffic in November rose 41.3 per cent compared to the previous year

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim adds Global 7500 to its managed fleet

The new aircraft will be based at DCAF’s home base at Al Maktoum International Airport

Emirates retrofitted A380 cabin

Emirates’ first retrofitted A380 flies to London Heathrow

By 2024, all 67 of the airline’s A380s assigned for refurbishment will have returned to service

etihad airways doubles flights to bangkok

UAE’s Etihad Airways to double flights to Bangkok

From March, the airline will provide a total of 14 weekly nonstop services to Bangkok Airport

dnata breaks ground on warehouse in Iraq

Dubai-headquartered dnata breaks ground on $14m cargo warehouse in Erbil, Iraq

dnata’s latest expansion follows the opening of a new, advanced cool chain facility and a bus maintenance facility in 2022 at EBL

Emirates signs pact to support visitor arrivals to The Bahamas

UAE’s Emirates Airline, Bahamas partner to promote tourism

The airline and the country’s Ministry of Tourism will participate in joint initiatives to boost visitor traffic into the islands from across the airline’s network

Uber, Dubai Airports to enhance visitors' on-ground commute experience

Uber, Dubai Airports to enhance visitors’ on-ground commute experience

Uber and Dubai Airports will be increasing the capacity of pick-up zones in all terminals, including twelve parking bays, and in-terminal wayfinding

UAE's Etihad Cargo to expand capacity offering to the US

UAE’s Etihad Cargo to increase capacity offering to US

With the introduction of additional services, Etihad Cargo will offer over 600 tonnes of cargo capacity out of the US per week

Flydubai to resume flight to Ashgabat

UAE’s flydubai to resume services to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

From January onwards, the airline will also commence flights to seven new destinations including Cagliari, Corfu, Gan and Krabi

etihad airways adds flights to shanghai as travel demand to and from china grows

UAE’s Etihad Airways to increase flights to Shanghai from February 2023

Eihad Airways has add a second weekly passenger service to Shanghai following the further relaxation of Covid-related travel measures

DXB T3

Holiday travel: Nearly two million passengers expected to pass through Dubai International

Average daily traffic at DXB is expected to reach 245,000 passengers during the holiday season

Emirates boeing777-300er IATA

Dubai’s Emirates completes latest IATA Operational Safety Audit with zero findings

The IOSA programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline

Tourism

This is how tourism must shift to actually address climate change

An estimated 11 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are due to tourism, and that’s predicted to double by 2050

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6 per cent compared to October 2021

Fujairah AIport unveils new runway

Fujairah Airport unveils new runway

The new runway has a length of 3,050 metres and a width of 45 metres

Etihad

DSV becomes first Etihad Cargo partner to purchase SAF to offset carbon emissions

Etihad Cargo transported DSV’s cargo shipment from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi on its first transatlantic net-zero flight

EasyJet

EasyJet, Rolls-Royce test jet engine running on hydrogen fuel

The test was conducted with a converted Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A regional jet engine using hydrogen created by wind and tidal power