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Emirates to extend 50% salary cuts until September

The basic salary reduction, which took effect on April 1, will be applied to all employees at grades 4 and above

Etihad

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad confirms salary cuts extended until September

The airline added that housing allowances and a number of other benefits would continue to be paid

Emirates to resume flights to 16 more cities from June 15, including New York, Singapore

From June 8, Emirates will also offer flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for travellers who wish to connect onwards to other destinations

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume regular flights to 20 cities from June 10

Transfer connections from these cities via Abu Dhabi will also be available

UAE reopens airports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Individual carriers including Etihad Airways, Emirates, flydubai, and Air Arabia are expected to make announcements regarding their flight schedules over the next few days

UAE low-cost carrier Air Arabia confirms layoffs due to Covid-19 impact

UAE airlines Emirates and Etihad Airways have also confirmed redundancies

Dubai’s Emirates to expand its network to 50 destinations in June

The airline remains confident of a strong revival by adding more destinations and facilitating transit passengers

Sir Tim Clark Emirates Airlines

Airlines cannot operate with empty middle seats – Emirates’ Tim Clark

The next six to nine months will be “tough” for the aviation industry

Covid-19 impact: Dubai’s Emirates confirms staff layoffs

Airlines across the globe are cutting jobs as the pandemic hit travel demand

Cebu Pacific to start domestic flights, Dubai-Manila route to remain suspended

The airline said all international flights remain suspended until June 30

Saudi begins phase two of easing lockdown: Mosques reopen, fines revealed for violators

Domestic flights are also allowed to resume in the kingdom

Domestic flights to resume in Saudi Arabia from May 31

All local destinations will be covered by these flights within two weeks

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA

India issues new guidelines for international arrivals

India began its ‘Mission Vande Bharat’ earlier this month to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad

Third phase of repatriation flights from the UAE to India to begin this week

In the next phase, 81 repatriation flights will be operated from May 26 until June 4

Pakistani plane with 99 people onboard crashes in Karachi

Flight PK 8303, an Airbus A320 jet operated by Pakistan International Airlines was flying from from Lahore to Karachi

Etihad axes ‘hundreds of jobs’ across business divisions to weather Covid-19 impact

The report added that more job cuts were expected

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad adds special flights in May and June to and from Abu Dhabi

The airline is also facilitating transit flights from Sydney and Melbourne to and from London via Abu Dhabi

Emirates Skywards members can now earn Tier Miles by shopping within the UAE

Tier Miles are normally linked to miles flown and consequently determine tier status – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum

Dubai’s Emirates says no announcement made on ‘mass redundancies’

Media reports had claimed that the airline planned to cut about 30,000 jobs or 30 per cent of its workforce

Etihad adds destinations for special flights to return UAE residents

These flights have already received approvals from the UAE government

Air Arabia Q1 2020 net profit falls 45 per cent

The airline also reported a turnover of Dhs901m in the first quarter of this year

Indian embassy in Kuwait temporarily halts online registration for repatriation

The embassy said the service will resume after initial registrations have been accommodated

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths expects 18-24 months recovery timeframe

Dubai International Airport recorded 17.8 million customers in Q1 2020, down 19.8 per cent year-on-year

India repatriation flights from UAE

Eleven flights from UAE to India in second phase of repatriation between May 16-22

The second phase aims to return 30,000 Indians from 31 countries onboard 149 flights

Etihad Airways 3D printed face shields PPE

Video: Etihad manufactures 3D-printed face shields for UAE’s healthcare workers

The shields are made from 100 per cent recycled materials

Abu Dhabi Airports handled over 1,800 weekly cargo flights in March

The airport processed 7,315 cargo flights in March

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports 28% drop in full year profit

The group’s revenues decreased 5 per cent to Dhs104bn

Emirates begins limited inbound passenger flights to Dubai

The current destinations for return flights include Frankfurt and London

Etihad to start operating inbound flights for UAE residents

The limited one-way flights from 12 cities have all been approved by the UAE government