Qatar Airways today announced it has taken a 9.99% stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group, SA (IAG).
Airlines from the UAE, Lebanon and Turkey have suspended flights to Baghdad after a Flydubai B737 was hit by bullets as it landed at the Iraqi capital's airport.
Saudia – the Saudi Arabian flagcarrier – has been named as the Middle East and Africa's best airline for on time performance.
FlightStats, the global flight data services business for the travel industry has released the list of the top ten finalists for the 6th annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards.
The strategy for the new Alitalia was unveiled today, with an unequivocal commitment by the new executive team and strategic investors to reinvent the airline.
Jazeera Airways released its November 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows a 7% increase in total flown passengers from November 2013, and an on-time performance of 95%.
Dubai-based International Airfinance Corporation (IAFC) has signed its first firm purchase agreement for five Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The agreement also includes options for an additional four A330-200 aircraft.
IATA has releases its latest Premium Traffic Monitor for November 2014 revealing continued robust economic performance for Middle East region.
An Oman Air Airbus A330-300 aircraft veered off at landing last Thursday after its landing gear became stuck at Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, reports Emirates 24/7 News.
The UAE will be one of the first countries to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles – including leisure drones, according to one of its General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Directors, reports Barbara Saunders
Educating policy makers and influencing higher authorities on the importance of aviation were highlighted as key actions at the Future Air Transportation Systems Summit (FATSS) 2015 held in Dubai today.
Qatar Airways' brand new A350 XWB made its inaugural flight yesterday on the Doha to Frankfurt route.
Air travellers on all Etihad Airways flights to the United States from this week will be able to experience the benefits of arriving in the US having precleared US Customs and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi
Libyan Wings, a new Tripoli-based airline, is a step closer to its launch plans with the arrival in Malta of the second of its two Airbus A319 aircraft following the arrival of the first aircraft last week.
For its first new freighter service of 2015, Qatar Airways Cargo will launch twice weekly Airbus 330 freighter services to Basel, Switzerland, on 28 January 2015.
Airbus set a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers including eight new clients in 2014 - that's three more aircraft than in 2013 and the 13th consecutive year of increases, writes Dave Calderwood
Airbus has launched The A321neo on the back of an order from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) with the additional range on offer from the re-engining creating new opportunities for transatlantic operations – and more
Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2014, achieving a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers of which eight are new, comprising 490 A320 family aircraft, 108 A330s, 30 A380s and also our first A350 XWB.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme.
Qatar Airways took its first A350 XWB aircraft to Heathrow to help the airport prepare for its eventual introduction.
Air Arabia has signed an MoU with Bee'ah, the Sharjah-based award-winning fully integrated environmental and waste management company.
Qatar Airways is believed to be testing a new system that could make it the first airline in the world where all flight data recordings are streamed directly from the plane's flight recorders to the ground while in flight.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2014 showing a continuation of the healthy demand trend of recent months.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported November 2014 data for global air freight markets showing that demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) grew 4.2% compared to November 2013, with the
Qatar Airways has finalised an order for four 777 Freighters, valued at $1.24 billion and also has purchase rights for four additional airplanes, which when exercised will bring the combined value to $2.46 billion.
Royal Jordanian's emergency committee held a meeting on Sunday, January 4,2015, headed by acting president/CEO Captain Haitham Misto, to discuss the airline's readiness to deal with the exceptional weather
Air Arabia has bought a 49 percent stake in Jordan's Petra Airlines, reports Reuters.
Air Arabia has reignited its plans for a hub in Jordan that were shelved more than three years ago following Arab Spring.
Etihad Airways teams in Abu Dhabi and across its global network are continuing to work around the clock to restore the airline's flight schedule to normal following Saturday's severe fog disruption which had a
Boeing and Royal Air Maroc has celebrated the arrival into Morocco of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787.
Russian Helicopters' new light multirole commercial Ansat with hydro-mechanical controls has received additional certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC), enabling it
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority – Airworthiness (AW) Department, has met with stakeholders in Dubai to provide latest updates from AW Department and seek industry feedback on the services, regulations, and processes.
Etihad Airways is set to launch its first A380 service to London Heathrow in the early hours of tomorrow, morning.
Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the world's largest wide-body passenger fleet with 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters.
Following two consecutive years of record deliveries and capacity increases, 2014 saw Emirates adding 27 aircraft - 13 Airbus A380s, 12 Boeing 777-300ERs two Boeing 777 freighters – to its fleet.
Departing Toulouse on its delivery flight to Qatar Airways' base in Doha, is the airline's first A350 XWB accompanied by its big sister A380 – the fourth for Qatar Airways which is also making its first journey home. With the
Kuwait Airways has finalised its order for ten Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at list prices.
Boeing has partnered with Emirates Airline and U.S.-based non-profit organisation Another Joy Foundation to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline's
Dubai based Aerovista has signed an agreement to support Afriqiyah Airways on international routes with two A320-200 aircraft.
The hand-over ceremony of the first new ATR 72-600 to Air Algerie comes along with another important milestone for ATR celebrating its 200th ATR -600 aircraft delivery.
Airbus has delivered the first A350 XWB, the world's latest generation widebody airliner, to launch customer Qatar Airways.
Gulf Air has announced the completion of its first insourced Airbus A330 18-month check at the airline's base maintenance facility.
Airbus Customer Services is offering an inflatable weatherproof turbofan engine maintenance tent which would allow customers or working parties to perform engine maintenance in adverse weather when there is no
Etihad Airways has unveiled its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft in Abu Dhabi.
The Gulf Flight Safety Council, the second Gulf Flight Data Forum meeting was held last week, hosted by Emirates Airline.
GE Aviation has been selected by Boeing to provide the common core system (CCS) and the enhanced airborne flight recorder (EAFR) for the Boeing 777X aircraft.
Gulf carriers are said to be seething over a possible decision by Airbus to halt production of the A380 Superjumbo in 2018.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report.
Etihad Airways has the option of taking a stake in unprofitable South African Airways, reports Bloomberg.
Qatar Airways and Airbus announce the date of the official delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, set to take place in Toulouse, France.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a strengthening in demand growth compared to September 2014 and to the year-ago period,
Qatar Airways will receive the first Airbus A350 XWB in Toulouse on December 13th. This will be the first of 80 of the mid-sized wide-body airliners ordered by the Doha-based airline.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released October data for global air freight markets showing that the strong performance of air cargo in recent months is continuing.
Emirates and AC Milan have today agreed a new five-year sponsorship deal, extending the airline's presence on the club's shirts until the 2019/2020 season.
flydubai will take delivery of its 43rd aircraft tomorrow – which coincides with the 43rd UAE National Day, reports Gulf Business.
At an event in Muscat today, VIPs, Sindbad Frequent Flyer Programme members and media representatives, in addition to Oman Air's staff, were shown around both the brand new A330-300 and B737-900 aircraft. Each features
Air Arabia has begun the process of considering a future fleet order to assure growth once an existing order with Airbus Group ends, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Royal Jordanian has welcomed its fifth 787 aircraft, thus completing the assimilation of the first group of its 787 order.
Kuwait Airways has confirmed it is buying ten Boeing 777-300ERs with a list value of $3.3 billion.
Aerovista has wet leased a B737-300 to Kam Air. The B737-300 will be operating domestic flights for the Afghan airline over a period of ayear with the option to extend. Aerovista and Kam Air have a history which dates back to 2006 when Aerovista
The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has developed a crisis management partnership through 11 of its member airlines to handle emergency response planning.
Etihad Airways and Alitalia have received merger clearance from the European Commission under EU Regulation No. 139/2004 and are proceeding with the proposed strategic partnership announced in August.
The A350-900 received Type Certification on the 12th November from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at FAA headquarters in Washington D.C.
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has announced it is supporting the forthcoming Future Air Transportation Systems Summit as a Strategic Partner.
Carrying 15 million passengers, Pegasus Airlines recorded ₺234 million (Turkish Liras) in net profit and ₺308 million ($136m) in real operating profit in the first nine months of 2014.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced yesterday that Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services LLC has placed a firm order for three additional Q400 NextGen airliners.
Air Arabia, has announced its financial results for the first nine months ending September 30. with the company's hub and network expansion strategy continuing to be reflected in strong performance figures.
AlItalia pilots are heading for Etihad as part of the Abu Dhabi airline's target of recruiting up to 60 captains and first officers over the next three years to meet the airline's growth plans.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing an acceleration of demand in September.
Saudi Arabia's budget airline, flynas, has suspended long-haul flights because profits on the routes did not meet expectations,” reports Reuters.
Just imagine a flight from Seattle to Doha every 15 minutes - Well for an hour yesterday, that was exactly what happened.
Emirates Airline and Boeing are celebrating the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER.
Tony Tyler, IATA's Director General and CEO, spoke at AVSEC World 2014 in Washington this week, where he called for greater cooperation and collaboration among governments and industry in order to respond to new and emerging threats to
The Flight Safety Foundation today called on member states for strong support and swift adoption of the recommendations developed by the ICAO Safety Information Protection Task Force (SIP TF), which were
The UAE has signed an open skies agreement with the Sierra Leone.
NATS has opened its headquarters for the Middle East and North Africa region, with a permanent office in the JLT free zone in Dubai, UAE.
Emirates will continue with its growth trajectory, in spite of global challenges like regional political instability, pandemic health issues in Africa and softening economic demand from dropping oil prices.
Boeing has said that commercial financial institutions in the Middle East are increasingly funding the region's record number of airplane deliveries.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation held a rollout ceremony for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet),the next-generation regional jet, at the Komaki Minami Plant of MHI's Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in Aichi
UAE carrier Etihad Airways now has more than 1000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network.
The UAE's civil aviation authority (GCAA), has signed an MoU with ICAO to reinforce international cooperation programs initiated by the authority together with the aviation authorities in different countries.
Air Arabia has been named among the World Economic Forum's prestigious Global Growth Companies (GGCs) for 2014.
Etihad Airways has reported total revenues of US$1.8 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an impressive increase of 29 per cent year-on-year, achieved on the back of accelerated passenger and cargo growth during the summer.
The Middle East is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasting an annual growth rate of 6.3 per cent for the region.
Etihad Airways has unveiled Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.
Qatar Airways has signed for eight more Airbus A320s according to the latest numbers released by the European manufacturer.
Qatar Airways and S7 Airlines are set to strengthen their relationship with the launch of new codeshare arrangement between the two oneworld member airlines, further expanding travel opportunities for customers.
The first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end. The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse fully painted, prominently bearing Qatar
Qatar Airways and Vueling have signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar's five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling's hubs in Rome and Barcelona.
Emirates airline is to work with the Republic of Angola to develop a “world class” carrier.
The world's latest generation commercial airliner, the A350-900, has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 30th September 2014. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB
Boeing has rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways has unveiled its new livery design, which will be introduced across its fleet.
The first A320neo to fly has lifted off at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 12 noon local time today.
The big-three Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have reportedly been in discussions with Pakistan to invest in the ailing Asian carrier.
Etihad Airways, took the opportunity of receiving its first A380 in Hamburg today to unveil a new livery design which will be introduced across its fleet.