#Aviation

Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific to increase flights between Manila and Dubai from August 13

Dubai-Manila flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays, while the Manila-Dubai service will operate on Sundays and Thursdays

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Aviation regulator chief suggests pilot error in Air India crash

The crash, in which at least 18 people were killed, was the deadliest aviation accident in India in a decade

Covid-19 impact: Is consolidation the way ahead for GCC’s aviation industry?

Are mergers the way ahead for the GCC’s airline industry post pandemic?

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Air India Express flight from Dubai breaks apart after skidding off runway at Kerala airport

There were 190 people onboard the Boeing 737 aircraft

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to add services to two more cities starting August 7

The low-cost carrier will fly to Kabul thrice a week and to Dhaka twice a week

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Kuwait suspends flights to 31 countries; caps daily number of incoming passengers

All incoming passengers will need to undergo a mandatory 14-day home quarantine

Airbus cuts production after burning through $5.2bn

The world’s biggest planemaker will now aim to produce five A350 aircraft a month rather than the six targeted in April

Kuwait to resume flights from Aug 1, bans residents from seven nations including India, Philippines

Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March

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Aldar offers double Etihad guest miles on Visa card spends at Abu Dhabi malls during Eid Al Adha

From July 28 to August 3, members will earn two Etihad Guest Miles for every Dhs3 spent on purchases with their Visa cards over Dhs50

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UAE’s Etihad and Boeing to begin sustainability-centred Dreamliner test flights this year

The testing programme will last approximately four weeks before Etihad’s Boeing 787-10 is entered into service in Abu Dhabi

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi operates its inaugural flight

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has started with two routes to Egypt

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to six European destinations from October 1

Tickets for flights to the six European destinations from Abu Dhabi are already on sale

UAE residents in India can now return on Vande Bharat, charter flights

The permission for UAE residents to return to the country has been initially granted for 15 days from July 12-26

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Emirates airline cuts more jobs among pilots and cabin crew

Sources have indicated that Emirates’ workforce of 4,300 pilots and almost 22,000 cabin crew “could shrink by almost a third from its pre-coronavirus levels”

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

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Emirates passengers from these 10 countries require Covid-19-negative certificates prior to their flights to Dubai

The certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure

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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Crown Prince was accompanied by top aviation, tourism and security officials as he inspected different areas across the airport, especially the arrivals terminal

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Dubai reopens to international tourists

Airports in Dubai were closed to international visitors in late March

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to operate at 45% pre-Covid capacity by August; to add 20 destinations from next month

It has added a host of destinations that it will fly to beginning next month

Dubz Dnata Covid-19 tests

Dnata’s DUBZ now offers Covid-19 testing as part of its home check-in services in Dubai

Dubz has partnered with Mediclinic for the service with results available between 24-48 hours of testing

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights on July 14

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with flights to Egypt, operating two Airbus A320 aircraft

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Wizz Air begins flights connecting Abu Dhabi and Budapest

The airline will expand its network from Abu Dhabi to include flights to Sofia, Katowice and Cluj-Napoca in September

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

Etihad operates 106 UAE humanitarian aid charters to combat Covid-19 globally

The flights were undertaken to 54 destinations to transport medical and food aid

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

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait to restart commercial international passenger flights from August 1

A three-stage plan will see flights operate at 30 per cent capacity in the initial phase

Dubai’s Emirates announces flights to seven additional cities in July

The new routes will increase Emirates’ total number of destinations to 48

British Airways to resume London-Dubai flights on alternate days from July 17

Starting from August 1, the flights in both directions will operate daily

Flydubai to resume regular flights from July 7, aims to fly to 66 destinations by summer

The airline has opened bookings to 24 destinations

Next few weeks to be a ‘big test’ for aviation industry – Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed

The Dubai-based carrier’s chairman and CEO confirmed that the airline would expand its services to additional destinations