Emirates airline said its alliance with Australia's Qantas is working and it helped the airline improve yields regardless of financial troubles at Qantas, reports Reuters.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January showing a strong increase in demand with the Middle East posting the strongest growth of any region.
Within the next decade $75 billion of new civil turbine helicopters are expected to be delivered globally and in this year alone, the number of players investing in the industry is expected increase, according to
In 2013, Pegasus Airlines increased its sales revenue by 25% Year-on-Year (YoY) to 2.4 billion Turkish Lira and its gross profit to over 450 million Turkish Lira translating to an increase of 41% YoY.
Industry analysts TechNavio have forecast that the aviation market in the Middle East is set to grow at a CAGR of 6.32% over the period 2012-2016.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released January performance data which show a strong rise in air freight growth compared to a year ago, with the fastest growth recorded by Middle East carriers, at 10.7%.
Etihad Airways has announced the next step in its long-term business strategy, with the creation of the Etihad Aviation Group, a new structure marking the transition from a single entity airline to a wider global aviation group.
Etihad Airways has announced record financial results for 2013, with net profit up 48 per cent to US$62 million on revenues up 27 per cent to US$6.1 billion.
flydubai has announced full-year 2013 net profit of AED 222.8 million (USD 60.7 million) an increase of 47 per cent compared to 2012.
Abu Dhabi's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an open skies agreement with Hungary at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo.
Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, has been presented with Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to purchase 25 aircraft and lease 12 others.
Turkish Airlines could be operating A380s by the summer. UK online news service Flightglobal reported today that the fast growing airline has been making enquiries about wet-leasing four of the superjumbos.
Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new daily all premium Business Class service from its hub in Doha to London Heathrow.
Gulf Air has been struggling to persuade candidates to step up for the chief executives job, because of fears of government interference.
Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, as the company once again delivered high levels of profitability and growth across the breadth of its operations.
The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam has warned that Gulf carriers could “eat us for their lunch” unless there is a concerted effort by African airlines to get increase market share
Gulf Air has been listed among the top 50 organizations in the Middle East for its outstanding achievements in information technology for the third consecutive year.
Emirates and Jetstar have announced an agreement which is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia as the Dubai-based airline continues to connect
The European turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR and the United Arab Emirates' leasing firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has announced a contract for the purchase of 40 ATR 72-600s, which includes firm orders for 20 aircraft and
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasised the importance of industry-government partnership as the industry embarks on the second century of commercial aviation.
Analysis of 2013 data has shown that Oman Air has recorded its best-ever times for on-time performance.
Emirates will idle ten percent of its fleet for almost three months, crimping sales, as runway repairs curtail capacity at its Dubai International hub, reports Bloomberg.
Boeing has delivered the first B747-8 to be fully line-fitted with the AeroMobile inflight mobile service. The aircraft took its delivery flight from Seattle to Frankfurt on 6 February 2014.
Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services has signed a firm purchase agreement with Bombardier for two Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, worth about $61m.
Saudi Arabian Airlines(Saudia) has signed a collaboration agreement with American manufacturer Boeing that could see it developing partnership activities in the field of defence as
A new aircraft in the Airbus Toulouse hangar is being prepared to enter a test flight programme - much to the delight of Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker
Wayne Pearce, the chief executive of Oman's national carrier, Oman Air, is to quit the airline after two years at the helm.
An A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has made its premiere appearance at Doha's new Hamad international airport, on its way to the Singapore Airshow.
Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, visited Airbus' facilities in Toulouse to get first-hand information on the A350 programme's progress.
Etihad Airways and Alitalia have entered the final phase of a due diligence process about a possible investment by Etihad Airways in Alitalia, James Hogan, President and Chief Executive of Etihad Airways, and Gabriele Del Torchio,
Flydubai will look to raise funds through a bond issue next year and is considering the option of, sukuk, Islamic bonds, reports Reuters.
Following the collapse of RAK Airways a month ago, Sharjah-based Air Arabia has stepped in to rescue services to the northern-most emirate.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched its new strategic plan for the years 2014-2016 under the theme “Building the Future of Aviation Together”, which, it said, will have a positive impact on the civil aviation
Jazeera Airways Group has announced a net profit of KD16.7 million for the year 2013, beating once again previous years' record earnings for three years in-a-row despite ongoing regional political unrest and fuel price volatility.
Air Arabia has announced the launch of non-stop services to the city of Antalya, in the South West of Turkey.
Emirates and Proflight Zambia have signed an interline agreement that will make it easier for international passengers to reach domestic destinations throughout Zambia.
Dubai Airports has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the delivery of the Analytics module of its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) suite to Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS).
An Iran Air crew waved goodbye to one of the classic aircraft in its fleet and closed the chapter on a piece of aviation history.
Boeing and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks.
JetBlue Airways and Etihad Airways have announced plans to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options worldwide.
IAG Cargo has signed a long-term commercial agreement to purchase capacity on Qatar Airways-operated air cargo freighters, effective from 1 May 2014.
UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways and Spanish airline Air Europa have signed a codeshare agreement which will see both carriers significantly enhance access to and from Spain, the UAE and to destinations across globe.
Turkish Airlines served 48.3 million passengers in 2013, a 23.6 percent increase from 39 million in 2012.
Saudi Ground Services Company says yesterday's announcement of the launch of the new Saudi Gulf airline can only mean good news.
Qatar Airways is planning to build a fleet of 50 Airbus aircraft for a new airline in Saudi Arabia that is slated to start operations in the third quarter, reports Bloomberg.
Bombardier Aerospace has confirmed that the CSeries aircraft programme has been delayed by around six months.
The first of the two Saudi Arabian domestic carriers licensed after public tender in 2012 was unveiled this morning - along with a $2 billion order for Bombardier CSeries aircraft.
Global air traffic management group CANSO is planning on its Middle East conference agreeing a Middle East strategy and engagement plan for the region's air traffic management,
Gulf Air today signed a five-year agreement to extend Rolls-Royce TotalCare support for its fleet of six A330 aircraft powered by Trent 700 engines - worth just over $100m - which extends the previous
Boeing has identified 'green diesel', a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50% less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle.
Airbus exceeded commercial targets in 2013, achieving a new record of 626 aircraft deliveries (493 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330, 25 A380) to 93 customers (15 new) and a new industry record of 1,619 gross orders (377 A320ceo, 876 A320neo, 77 A330, 239 A350 XWB, 50 A380)
Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 2.6% across its product line.
Qatar Airways was named 'Best Business Class' at the 25th Annual Best in Business Travel Awards USA Awards 2013, held yesterday in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Qatar Airways Cargo is launching two new premium services that will optimise the transportation of time and temperature sensitive goods, including high-value pharmaceutical products and perishables.
Etihad Airways and its German partner, Airberlin, today unveiled an Airbus A320 aircraft in specially designed joint livery, symbolising the close ties between the two airlines and marking the launch of a new 'Moving Forward' media campaign.
Airbus reported today that it had successfully performed the ultimate load test of the A350 XWB's wing in December 2013, applying loads up to 1.5 times higher than those the aircraft would ever encounter in its entire in-service life. At ultimate
Qatar Airways will this week take part in its first major event of the year, displaying one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) taking place 16-18 January 2014.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) global passenger traffic results for November 2013 released today show a general moderation in the pace of recent demand growth but with an impressive 9.7% posted by Middle
The Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) ihas announced the date of its 47th annual general meeting,which will have the theme "Arab Aviation Summit for the Future."
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures today which show a 6.1% growth in demand (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTK) for air freight in November 2013 (over November 2012), with Middle East carriers leading the
The United Arab Emirates has finally signed an extensive air services agreement (ASA) with the government of India which opens the way for growth in the number of flights to India and an increase in travel opportunities
flynas has launched Business Class service on all its flights between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Boeing and flydubai have announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices. In addition, the airline retains purchase rights for 25 more 737 MAXs.
Boeing set a company record in 2013 for the most commercial airplanes delivered in a single year with 648, while the company's unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,080 at the end of the year - also a new company record.
Etihad Airways is celebrating a year of record-breaking success after achieving its highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013.
Jazeera Airways has released its November 2013 Operational Performance Report, which shows that the airline led in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East during the month of November 2013, with a
Air Algerie has signed a purchase agreement for 3 new ATR 72-600s. The contract value is $74.1 million at current list price.
Air Algerie today announced a commitment for eight Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.
RAK Airways has once again suspended flights and left passengers stranded.
Emirates' aircraft flew around the world more than 18,000 times in 2013, underlining its position as a global connector of people and places.
Flydubai is to move some of its summer operations to Dubai World Central (DWC) in a move that many industry analysts believe could herald a greater exodus to the new Al Maktoum International Airpory.
January 1 2014 marks exactly 100 years since the birth of commercial aviation.
Emirates Airline and Airbus have completed discussions and signed the firm contract for 50 additional A380s originally announced at the Dubai Airshow on 17th November 2013.
Gulf Air's manager of Emergency Response Planning and Security, Mrs Hala Azam has been elected for a three year term, to the position of chairperson of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation's (AACO) first Emergency Response Planning Taskforce (ERPTF).
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Kevin Hiatt as senior vice president, safety and flight operations.
Boeing has announced that low-speed wind tunnel tests have begun for the Boeing 777X, a major milestone in airplane development.
Jazeera Airways has released its October 2013 Operational Performance Report, which showed that the airline led in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East during the month of October 2013,
Turkish Airlines has completed the installation of its first production-retrofitted Sharklet wingtip devices.
Aviation consultancy specialist CAA International (CAAi) has won an exclusive advisory services contract to review and provide recommendations on the update of Kuwait's safety regulatory system in compliance with the
Flights were suspended at the Nigerian capital's airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, following an incident with a Saudia cargo aircraft yesterday.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a moderate acceleration of the robust demand trend of the last few months.
On 1 December 2013 at 22:00 (local time), the first Qatar Airways Cargo shipment was received at the new Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Kuwait Airways has announced it has signed a contract with Airbus to buy 25 new aircraft and lease 12 other new planes.
Emirates has announced several management changes in its commercial operations team within Africa.
Libyan Wings has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-900s and four A320neo's.
Gulf Air's 2013 third quarter financial and operational results demonstrate that Bahrain's national carrier is on-track towards achieving its annual restructuring targets.
Low cost carrier Air Arabia , has launched a Sharjah city check-in terminal in Safeer Mall, Sharjah.
Emirates Airline, Airbus Corporate Foundation, and Action Against Hunger (ACF) announced a partnership today to utilise future deliveries of A380 aircraft to Dubai to transport humanitarian support to the
Pegasus Asia - the joint airline brand formed by Turkey's Pegasus and Kyrgyzstani airline Air Manas - has welcomed a new Boeing 737-400 to its fleet.
Abu Dhabi Aviation, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) at the Dubai Air Show for two Q400 NextGen aircraft from Bombardier, in a deal valued at $70 million. The airline is a longtime Bombardier Q-Series aircraft customer.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire five CS300 jetliners, with options on 11 more.
Air Algerie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier's continued growth plans, placing the order at the Dubai Airshow 2013.
Pegasus Cargo has put its reservations and sales department in-house at its headquarters.
Air Cote d'Ivoire yesterday signed a conditional purchase agreement for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen regional turboprops, and took options on a further two.
Rolls-Royce confirmed at the Dubai Air Show today that it has entered into a Strategic Framework Agreement with Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defense Services
Emirates Airline has signed an agreement to implement a structured trial of the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service which is expected to lead to a wider implementation thereafter.