Air Arabia Abu Dhabi introduces new direct flight to Kuwait

The new direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuwait will start from October 31

Air Arabia AD Celebrates 1 Million Passengers

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi welcomes one millionth passenger

The passenger received complimentary unlimited tickets for a year to any destination from Abu Dhabi

On an upward trajectory: How the regional aviation industry is charting its recovery

As the aviation sector’s recovery has quickened, IATA recently upgraded its outlook for the industry’s financial performance this year

Etihad pilot Aisha Al Mansoori becomes UAE’s first female Emirati captain

Al Mansoori will commence regular duties as a captain on commercial flights from August 28, which also marks Emirati Women’s Day

Middle East to face airline pilot shortages within the next two years

Middle East to face airline pilot shortages within next two years: Oliver Wyman

The regional shortage could start as early as the end of this year, reaching an estimated 3,000 pilots by 2023 and 18,000 by 2032

Al Bateen Executive Airport reopens after refurbishment

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport reopens following major refurbishment

The project involved upgrading and refurbishing the airfield ground lighting to certify the airport to operate Code 4D aircraft

London Heathrow Airport extends cap until Oct 29

London Heathrow Airport to continue capacity limits until October 29

Since introducing the cap, the airport reported that passenger journeys have improved with fewer last-minute cancellations and shorter wait times for bags

Oman Air to operate 48 Match Day Shuttle flights

Oman Air to operate 48 ‘Match Day Shuttle’ flights during FIFA World Cup

The shuttle flights will operate during the FIFA World Cup from November 21 to December 3, 2022

Emirates to invest $2bn to enhance customer experience

Emirates to invest over $2bn to enhance inflight customer experience

Emirates’ latest initiatives include a new vegan menu, a ‘cinema in the sky’ experience, cabin interior upgrades and sustainable choices

Air Arabia annouces h1-2022-results.

Air Arabia reports net profit of Dhs451m in H1 2022

More than 5.2 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and June 2022 across the carrier’s five hubs

Saudia launches flight to Zurich_2

Saudia launches first direct flight to Zurich

The service has been launched as part of the country’s ‘Air Connectivity Program’, which aims to connect the kingdom to its main target markets and boost tourism

Etihad Airways joins UAE’s In-Country Value (ICV) Programme

Etihad Airways joins In-Country Value Programme, aims to support local industries

The ICV programme is a pillar of the national industrial strategy and benefits certified companies by increasing local demand for their products and services

Saudi Arabia airspace

Saudi Arabia opens airspace to all carriers

The move by Saudi Arabia marks a win for Joe Biden as he uses his visit to the region this week to advance US strategic interests

Air-Arabia-Abu-Dhabi-2nd anniversary on July 14

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi celebrates second anniversary

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi marked the inauguration of its operations with its first flight to Alexandria in Egypt on July 14, 2020

flydubai launches service to Samarkand; Registan square Samarkend, Uzbekistan

Budget carrier flydubai launches service to Samarkand

With the launch of operations to Samarkand, flydubai’s network has expanded to 102 destinations globally

Etihad and Junk Kouture partner

Etihad Airways, Junk Kouture partner to promote sustainability through creativity

Junk Kouture, a sustainable fashion competition, challenges young people to make innovative outfits out of 100 per cent recyclable materials and items that are often labelled as waste

RAK Tourism announes seven weekly flights from Germany to RAK

RAK tourism authority signs strategic airline partnership to connect emirate to German cities

From November 1, Corendon Airlines will operate seven direct weekly flights to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport from cities such as Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich

EK and Air Canada sign agreement

Emirates, Air Canada sign strategic agreement to set up codeshare partnership

With this agreement, customers will have the ability to book connecting travel between both airlines’ networks with a single ticket

delta world charter CEO Dmitriy Korshunov

Dubai-based Delta World Charter reports earnings of $26m in Q1 2022

In Q1 2022, Delta World Charter delivered one million kilograms worth of medical supplies from Asia to North America

Flydubai opens booking for Doha flights, fares start from Dhs948

Flydubai will offer up to 30 daily return flights between Dubai and Doha for the upcoming Fifa World Cup football in Qatar

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Saudia to operate hundreds of extra flights during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

From November 21, the airline will operate 60 special daily flights for fans which will run from both Riyadh and Jeddah to Doha


Qatar Airways to operate triple daily flights to Abu Dhabi from July

With the increase in services, Qatar Airways will operate a total of 56 flights from its three gateways in UAE: Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi


UAE’s flydubai, Standard Chartered ink SLB deal for five Boeing aircraft

The deal was structured, financed and arranged exclusively by Standard Chartered

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights to Baku

The thrice-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Baku will commence on June 28

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Saudia, NEOM to start regular international flights from NEOM Bay Airport

Saudia will operate direct flights to select regional and international destinations, with weekly flights to Dubai set to start by the end of June

Dubai airport show

Focus on innovative technology is key, say experts at Dubai Airport Show

The 21st edition of Airport Show opened on May 17 at the Dubai World Trade Centre with participation from more than 150 international companies

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin seasonal flights to Tbilisi

The airline will connect Abu Dhabi to Tbilisi with thrice weekly direct flights starting June 16

Jafza registers 19% trade growth in 2021, generates over Dhs454.7bn

Emirates inks MoU with Jafza to support SMEs in Dubai

Emirates currently has over 20,000 SMEs enrolled in its Business Rewards programme

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Recovery of global air travel continues in March: IATA

According to data from IATA, Middle Eastern airlines’ traffic rose 245.8 per cent in March compared to the same period last year

Thales RUAG

Thales acquires RUAG’s simulation and training business

This integration will help accelerate the move towards developing more environmentally efficient and digital training solutions for the military