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.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) hosted senior aviation leaders to discuss the state of the industry and outline the predictions for the MENA region's civil aviation
The Times of Oman has reported that Oman Air is not planning to set up a low cost or budget airline.
In the same week that Qatar Airways exceeded the 5,000,000 Facebook fan milestone, reaffirming its position as the second most “liked” global carrier, the five-star airline won an award for the “Best Use of Emerging Platform” for 2014 by leading aviation
Ras Al Khaimah cabin trainer manufacturer Spatial Composite Solutions has been awarded a $14million contract nby the UAE's national airline Etihad to build and deliver 14 cabin trainers.
Boeing is a step closer to obtaining an order from Kuwait Airways for 10 wide-body 777-300ER jets valued at $3.3 billion, reports Bloomberg.
More than 700 delegates from the airline industry have gathered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the International Air Transport Association's inaugural World Financial Symposium, which opened today at the city's Jumeirah
Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Middle East Airlines-Air Liban concluded a new free sale codeshare agreement that will be implemented as of the middle of this month.
At a ceremony in Hamburg hosted by Airbus, Qatar Airways received the first A380 of its 10 on order, in the presence Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, and Airbus CEO and president, Fabrice Bregier.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for July showing demand growth of 5.3% (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) over the previous July. Capacity expanded
Emirates has signed an MoU with Nigerian airline Arik Air to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.
Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft is set to receive its first delivery before the end of this year.
Royal Jordanian has received its first 787 Dreamliner. Today's delivery will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernisation. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing
Jazeera Airways has released its July 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Cairo, Jeddah, Sharm El Sheikh and Sohag.
Etihad Airways is comfortable with the process of review by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation concerning the agreement to acquire 33.3 per cent of Darwin Airline.
Turkish Airlines' first half 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul.
It takes 800 workers just 65 to 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, the iconic double-decker aircraft that has been creating headlines and delighting travellers since it first
Kuwait Airways plans to buy 10 Boeing 777 jetliners, reported Arabic daily Al Qabas.
Inmarsat has announced the first successful installation and on-going trials of its ACARS1-capable SwiftBroadband (SB) Safety equipment on an Airbus A319.
Gulf carriers were active at the fifth summit between the Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association (WACRA) and the Passenger Rights Unit of the European Commission in Brussels. WACRA is chaired by Gulf Air's Kavita Al
Pegasus Airlines' financial results for the January-June 2014 period have been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Etihad Cargo, has unveiled a new equine service called SkyStables, targeted at customers around the world wishing to transport horses and other similar species by air.
Total air traffic movements in UAE airspace reached 62,802 last month, according to Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center latest reports.
A remarkable second quarter performance by Sharjah-based Air Arabia saw the budget carrier announcing a net profit of $67.5 million (Dhs248 million) for the first half, up by 85%, after more than doubling its second-quarter profit to $47
Etihad Cargo will launch twice weekly freighter rotations linking Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME) airports from 13 August.
An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed this morning in a residential area near Tehran's Mehrabad airport the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The reports say that all 48 people on board the Iran-140 (a locally assembled variant of the
Etihad finally signed its deal with AlItalia this morning which exceeds the investment levels expected with a $2.35bn injection to build what it described as a “reinvigorated Alitalia as a competitive sustainably profitable
Middle Eastern cargo airlines continued to outpace global markets according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The Flight Safety Foundation is holding its 67th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) - aviation's premier global safety event – in Abu Dhabi.
Britain scrambled two fighter jets to escort a Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport earlier today after the pilot reported a possible explosive device on board.
The traffic data for Pegasus Airlines have been released for January-June 2014 by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Royal Jordanian has resumed its service to Iraq, after suspending it for 24 hours for security concerns.
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is working on linking its online approval system for dangerous goods transportation with the emirate's State Security Department (SSD) and Dubai Police for
Chief executive officer and director general of IATA, Tony Tyler, has made a statement regarding MH17, GE222 and AH5017.
The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali near the border of Burkina Faso.
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER has been damaged by a fire at Kano Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Nigeria as it was being refueled.
The Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification.
Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for
Algerian aviation officials have confirmed that the Air Algerie aircraft - reporting missing this morning - has crashed.
Jet Airways and Etihad Airways have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the growth of India's economy and aviation industry, including a major new turnaround strategy for Jet Airways to
Emirates has launched the world's shortest scheduled A380 flight with a routing from Dubai to Kuwait.
Qatar Airways today made the largest aircraft order in its history for a single aircraft type at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2014, finalising an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, whilst
At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Boeing and Air Algerie announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at current list prices.
Saudi Arabian domestic start-up, SaudiGulf Airlines, has selected the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engine to power four A320ceo aircraft and has also signed an eight-year V-Services maintenance service agreement
The Middle East has boosted Bombardier CSeries sales campaign with a new letter of intent from Jordan's Petra Airlines and the conversion to firm orders by an Abu Dhabi operator
ATR has announced that it has taken firm orders for 144 aircraft (119 ATR 72-600 and 25 ATR 42-600), with options for 112 additional aircraft, since the beginning of the year.
Airbus has launched the re-engined A330-800neo and A330-900neo at Farnborough Airshow this morning.
Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, the former CEO of Oman Air has returned to the Muscat-based airline in the role of chief operations officer.
Emirates has taken delivery of its 50th A380. This latest delivery takes Emirates' all wide-body fleet to 224 aircraft, representing the world's largest fleet of A380s, and also the world's largest fleet of Boeing 777s.
Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers.
Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalised an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices.
Iraqi Airways continues to operate scheduled flights across the country, despite its government owner ceding control of most northern and western cities to Sunni militants headed by the Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS.
Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Gol, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America.
The President and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, today urged Europe's governments and airlines to embrace external investment to help strengthen the aviation sector.
Etihad has confirmed it has reached agreement with AlItalia to buy 49% of the troubled airline.
Quantum Investment Bank and Palma Capital - both based in the Dubai International Financial Centre - have been retained as the exclusive placement agents for the launch of a shariah compliant aircraft leasing fund (ALIF) to
Emirates Airlines president Tim Clark has told the Financial Times (FT) newspaper that the airline is reconsidering its order cancellation of 70 A350 XBW aircraft.
Jazeera Airways Group has announced that its fully-owned aircraft leasing subsidiary Sahaab Aircraft Leasing has entered the EU aviation market by placing two Airbus A320 aircraft on long-term leases with TAP Portugal airlines,
By Steve Nichols / Brussels. SITA, the global IT business solutions provider for the air transport industry, has responded to recent criticism of its structure.
The Airbus' A350 XWB may not now be heading for Emirates following the cancellation of its order last week – but the aircraft was still turning heads in the United Arab Emirates this week as the flight test aircraft (MSN3) completed its
Airlines are investing in smart technologies to manage flight disruptions better, according to the 2014 Airline IT Trends Survey.
Qatar Airways is having to wait longer for the introduction of A380s to its fleet.
Emirates Airline has hit back at US carrier Delta which has criticised and objected to Emirates flights to the US from Italy under 'Fifth Freedom' rights.
Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner - ordered by both Etihad Airways and Saudia -has been certified by the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices.
Jazeera Airways has released its April 2014 Operational Performance Report which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Jeddah, Bahrain, Alexandria, Cairo and Mashhad, and an on-time
Emirates Airline has cancelled its order for 70 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. The decision follows on-going discussions between the airline and the European manufacturer as part of a fleet requirement review.
A dispute is brewing between UAE airline Etihad and Skytrax the organisation that audits airlines for passenger experience and facilitates the annual World Airline awards.
By MARTIN RIVERS / DOHA: Iran Air would place orders for either the Boeing 777 or the 787 Dreamliner if US sanctions were lifted permanently, chairman Farhad Parvaresh has told Arabian Aerospace.
By MARTIN RIVERS / DOHA: Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines have suspended plans for a merger as the two flag carriers' home market struggles to contain a simmering civil war.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Economic Performance of the Airline Industry report outlining how air transport is adding value for consumers, the wider
Etihad Airways has announced a major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways, offering travellers enhanced connections throughout India, and linking India with even more destinations worldwide.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for airlines, governments, and industry stakeholders to guide the development of the commercial airline industry into its next century with a global
Etihad Airways has today confirmed it is detailing the conditions precedent and the criteria for a proposed equity investment negotiated with Alitalia and its stakeholders over the past months, heralding the way for the capital
Emirates will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July.
Boeing has received approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) certification from the FAA for the 787 Dreamliner.
Jazeera Airways will be taking delivery this week of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft from the manufacturer's facility in Hamburg, Germany, bringing the Group's fleet to 15 fully-owned aircraft.
Just weeks after Etihad launched its “Residence” concept featuring a bedroom, UAE rival Emirates confirmed it is also working on a first class concept featuring a bedroom of its own.
Turkey's Kaan Air has place an order with AgustaWestland for one AW139 intermediate and one AW189 super medium helicopter in VIP configuration.
Pegasus Airlines' financial results for the first quarter of 2014 have been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Qatar Airways inaugurated its new all-premium daily service 'Business One' between Doha and London Heathrow today, becoming the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow.
Rolls-Royce today dispatched the first production Trent XWB that will power the Airbus A350 XWB's entry into commercial service with Qatar Airways later this year.
Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2014, reflecting the airline's solid financials, strong business model and broad customer base.
Airbus has successfully performed certification testing to demonstrate the A350 XWB's ability to operate on wet runways. During these tests at Istres, France, the Qatar Airwys liveried flight-test
Saudi Arabia's low-cost carrier with added value (LLC+) Flynas, today successfully launched its inaugural non-stop flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, to Manchester Airport – its second destination in the UK.
Qatar Airways has delayed its plans to launch Al Maha, its subsidiary licensed for the Saudi Arabian domestic market.
According to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) traffic data for January-March 2014, Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's second largest airline, has continued its rapid double-digit growth.
European airline group Lufthansa is a the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai this week where it is giving a positive outlook on the 2014/2015 travel season for its business in the Middle East.
Whilst providing an update on the newly opened Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Qatar Airways' expansion plans, on the opening day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (5-8 May), the
Celebrity brand ambassador Dannii Minogue said she loves the proposed cabin designs by Etihad Airways for its new A380 and B787 aircraft
A Yemenia A330 has returned to Sana'a following a runway excursion at Asmara in Eritrea.