A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental successfully completed its first test flight this week with a package of performance improvements including enhanced GE engines, designed to improve the aircraft's fuel efficiency.
Qatar Airways Cargo has welcomed three new Airbus A330-200F freighter to its fleet of seven aircraft.
Oman Air has placed an order for three A330-300s, increasing its A330 Family fleet to a total of 10 aircraft.
A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental successfully completed its first test flight this week with a package of performance improvements including enhanced GE engines. This package is designed to improve the fuel
Air Arabia has signed a US$ 350 million finance deal from a syndicate of two GCC banks to support the acquisition of 10 new Airbus A320 aircraft.
Strike action by ground handling staff at Cairo International airport terminal 3, has led to severe delays for national carrier EgyptAir.
Saudia – the Saudi Arabian national carrier – has received its first three-cabin Boeing 777-300ER in a special ceremony at the US manufacturer's base at Everett near Seattle.
Qatar Airways has today resumed Boeing 787 Dreamliner services between Doha and London Heathrow after a worldwide grounding of the aircraft in January.
The New Zealand government has given approval for the Qantas-Emirates partnership to share services between Australia and New Zealand.
Kuwait's state-owned Kuwait Airways has picked Airbus to provide new jets because its proposal was the best value for money, reports Reuters.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jets, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices.
Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2013, demonstrating the airline's strong financial position and outstanding performance.
The Emirates Group has today announced its 25th consecutive year of profit and company-wide growth ending the year in a strong position despite continuing high fuel prices and a weak global economic environment. The financial
Emirates is celebrating after winning an array of awards from two awards ceremonies.
Turkish Airlines has complemented its award-winning on-board service with the introduction of the 'Flying Chef Service' for business class travellers on flights from Dubai, starting May 2013.
Low cost carrier passengers are enjoying an improved airport experience at Dubai International Terminal 2. following the opening of the new extension.
The UAE's director general of the country's civil aviation authority (GCAA), H.E Saif Al Suwaidi, has called for greater cooperation and coordination among all stakeholders in the local aviation
The burgeoning aviation industry in Iraq is to be the subject of a major conference to be held at Baghdad Airport in September.
Emirates Airline's drive to persuade Boeing to push ahead with its plans to develop the 777X family could see it taking the preferential early delivery slots according to analysts in the region.
Etihad Airways has signed a multi-year Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide to provide the UAE flag carrier with its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter.
CFM International yesterday announced that it has completed design freeze for the advanced LEAP-1B engine, the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX, paving the way for the first full engine to test in mid-2014.
Qatar Airways has today resumed its Boeing 787 services after a worldwide grounding of the aircraft in January.
Dubai-based Flydubai inaugurated flights to Dushanbe today with a ceremony in the Tajikistan capital.
Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey, has started flying to Aqaba, Jordan as its 221st destination, connecting Middle East travellers to the largest country network for any airline in the world.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that the air freight markets in the Middle East expanded in March as others weakened, with the overall improvement in air cargo growth rates that began towards the
A Boeing 747 cargo jet believed to be carrying military cargo to Dubai has crashed on departure from Afghanistan.
A Saudia Boeing 777 passenger jet is undergoing repairs at Jeddah's international airport following a collision while receiving handling services at the airport.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today launched an innovative online mapping tool developed in cooperation with LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, to make it easier to message new
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways Group announced in a webcast that its first quarter net profit of $12.6 million has more than tripled, compared to the year-ago.
Emirates has announced that its largest-ever batch of cadet pilots has graduated with 54 UAE national men and woman completing 30 months of theoretical study and practical training.
Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) is to set up an independent body to investigate air accidents.
The global air travel map is being redrawn as growth rates slow in traditional markets and surge in evolving economies including India, Africa and Latin America, the president and CEO of Etihad Airways,
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has issued a warning on its website about fraudulent recruitment practices.
Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet president Shane O'Hare, said the development of a strong infrastructure is one of the main ingredients of a successful business formula for the Middle East's business aviation industry.
Etihad Airways and Jet Airways announced today that the UAE national carrier will subscribe for 27,263,372 new shares in the Indian airline at a price of INR754.74 per share. The value of this equity investment is US$379 million and will result
In a series of celebrations marking Royal Jordanian's 50th anniversary this year, the carrier has launched its official YouTube channel and released a brand new corporate campaign video.
Turkish Airlines has recorded an impressive 36% increase in passenger traffic from Abu Dhabi in 2012.
Air Arabia, the first and the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the expansion of service to the Lebanese capital, Beirut, from the carrier's primary hub in Sharjah, UAE.
Qatar Airways' exemplary safety standards across the airline's entire operations have been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the 10th anniversary of IATA's Operational Safety Audit Programme
Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, today announced a solid fiscal and operational performance for the first quarter ending March 2013.
The vertical tail section for the first A380 for Qatar Airways has been painted with the airline's trademark oryx logo at Airbus facilities in Hamburg.
Oman Air has announced a new partnership with Oman Sail that will see the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman sponsor the Oman Sail, Multi One Design 70 (MOD 70) over the course of the 2013 season.
Air Arabia, reported today that it carried a record 1,445,783 passengers in first quarter ending March 31, 2013, a 17.5 per cent growth compared to the first quarter 2012.
Approval of battery system improvements for the 787 Dreamliner by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared the way for Boeing and its customers to install the approved modifications and will lead to a
Boeing is reducing the production rate for its 747-8 jumbo jet from two to 1.75 planes per month.
Emirates Airline is pushing Boeing for more information about a successor aircraft before considering an order for the replacement of its 777s, reports Bloomberg.
Emirates Airlines takes an innovative approach to the environment – from recycling tonnes of obsolete aircraft chinaware into an oyster bed in Dubai, to applying new air traffic management practices around its network that reduce
Emirates SkyCargo is the first carrier to implement Electronic-Air Waybill (e-AWB) shipments under the industry's recently ratified multilateral e-AWB standard.
Qatar Airways has been voted Best Airline at the 15th Annual ACPETUR Tourism Awards ceremony held in Barcelona.
Award-winning Jazeera Airways today issued its February 2013 Operational Performance Report, revealing an increasing number of passengers on routes that serve Amman, Assiut, Dubai, Jeddah, Luxor, Mashhad, and Sohag, and that
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today an organisational restructuring of its main divisions and regional operations, to better address the needs of its 240 member airlines, whilst also making senior management changes to support the new
Turkish Airlines has recorded a TL1.133 million (US$632 million) net profit in 2012 it has been reported to the Istanbul Stock Exchange.
Geneva-based OnAir has announced three major deals with MENA-based airlines for inflight connectivity at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
Saudi Arabia's flag carrier Saudia is expanding its inflight connectivity programme on routes between the Kingdom and most of Saudia worldwide destinations.
Airline baggage handling improved last year with the rate of mishandled bags dropping 1.78%, according to the ninth annual SITA Baggage Report.
Turkish Airlines has committed to an order with Boeing for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices.
Aigle Azur Airline is broadening its service to Algeria by offering new connections and additional frequencies. The company has added additional flights from four major French cities – Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse.
Qatar Airways today announced an exciting partnership with KidZania Kuwait, an award-winning children's city concept globally recognised for its unique blend of education and entertainment.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transport to facilitate the rapid expansion of civil aviation operations
Turkish Airlines has showcased its growing Middle East Network and diverse corporate product offering at the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), held recently at the Abu
Qatar Airways' A350 and A380 fleets will be line-fitted with both Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir. This comes after Qatar Airways has been operating OnAir's GSM on its A320s for over three years. In total, over 150 Qatar Airways'
Etihad Airways has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo results for a first quarter.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways is today celebrating crossing 50,000 likes on its Facebook page, which is 'liked' by more than 46 nationalities living in the Middle East and is one of the most interactive pages by an airline in the Middle East. It has an
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aviation arm operates in some of the most unforgiving and hostile areas in the world playing a major role in the respiration process of the afflicted areas.
Royal Jordanian will today start operating direct, regular cargo flights between Amman and Frankfurt.
flydubai has introduced a new facilitation service offering passengers travelling on its flights to Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine the opportunity to apply for a visa through the flydubai Travel Shop at Dubai Terminal 2.
Legacy airline alliances have outlived their usefulness, according to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways' president and chief executive officer, James Hogan.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced global passenger traffic results for February showing that demand growth is accelerating on the back of stronger business confidence, particularly in
Oman Air has entered into a codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, which will offer greater choice for customers of the two airlines.
United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has been elected as one of the Facilitation Panel Members by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters in Montréal, Canada.
Jazeera Airways today issued its January 2013 Operational Performance Report which showed that the airline has carried increasing number of passengers on key routes that include the destinations of Amman, Beirut, Bahrain,
Saudi Airlines Cargo has acquired two Boeing 747-8F Freighters. This brings the total number of planes operated by the carrier to 15.
With the help of Emirates, London Gatwick airport has officially opened its new £6.4 million pier-served A380 stand.
Qantas and Emirates have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) approval of their partnership for a period of five years.
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has announced it has secured a new strategic cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo - one of the world's leading cargo carriers.
Kuwait privately owned airline Jazeera announced record earnings today when it revealed its 2012 figures. The company declared a record net profit of $48.8million (KD13.9 ) up 32% from the previous year.
The Bombardier CSeries is on target to achieve first flight within the next three months according to president Guy Hachey.
Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has called for a speedy resolution to the challenges facing the country's flag carrier, Kuwait Airways.
Statistics from the aviation industry in the UAE are to reach new levels following a top level meeting held between the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Bureau of Statistics
Royal Jordanian has this morning begun flight operations from the new terminal at Queen Alia International airport in Amman.
Emirates Airline needs about $5 billion to pay for the new aircraft it needs in 2013 to meet its growth targets. According to Brian Jeffery, senior vice-president for corporate treasury, in an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, the
Qatar Airways has expanded operations in Poland with the opening of a new centralised European Customer Contact Centre creating over 100 new jobs.
IATA's latest figures on premium travel (business and first class) has seen growth, particularly in African and the Middle East markets.
Etihad Airways has reported a successful first year of its equity alliance strategy, after a financial reporting season which saw each of the five airlines within the alliance – airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin
A flight from Kuwait has made a milestone for the Boeing 747-8 as a flight to Hanoi, Vietnam saw the new jumbo serve its 100th airport just 16 months after entering service.
More than a quarter of pilots believe the Middle East will enjoy aviation growth of more than 40% over the next decade.
The State of Qatar's brand new Hamad International Airport (HIA) has named the 10 passenger airlines which will begin operations there on 1st April 2013.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today reported a net profit of US$1 million for the 2012 financial year.
Turkish Airlines - the largest airline in Turkey - has signed a contract for up to 117 A320 Family aircraft (25 A321ceo, four A320neo, 53 A321neo and options for 35 additional A321neo aircraft), making it the airline's largest
A proposed joint airline venture between the governments of Iraq and Kuwait is not going ahead, Iraqi Airways director general Saad Al-Khafaji has said.
Qatar's minister of economy and finance, His Excellency Yousef Hussain Kamal has inaugurated a global air cargo conference attracting over 1,000 delegates in its capital Doha.
At the World Cargo Symposium (WCS 2013) in Doha, Qatar, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on airlines and their partners in the air cargo supply chain to work together to make air cargo more competitive and address the
Air Arabia has taken delivery of its second Sharklet equipped Airbus A320 aircraft this year. This new delivery also coincides with the 26th anniversary of the Airbus A320 aircraft
Libyan Airlines has selected a comprehensive package of its aeronautical solutions from Germany's Lufthansa Systems. The two companies signed a five-year contract for the Lido/Flight flight planning
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker took an unusual step at the Berlin ITB trade show today when like Mark Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar he declared he had come not to bury Boeing but to praise them.
Emirates Airlines has extended its contract with OnAir for Inmarsat SwiftBroadband connectivity aboard the airline's Airbus A380 fleet.
Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has successfully implemented Arrival Manager System (AMAN) -the first to go operational in the Middle East .