Etihad Airways has been announced as one of the founding members of the UAE Business Council in India, formed under the able leadership of Saed Mohammed Saed Al Muhairi, charge de affairs, Embassy of UAE.
The decision to cut back on its Dublin service by Eithad is understood to be due to a shortage of aircraft, the Irish Times reports.
Emirates launch new daily direct flights to Orlando, Florida, the most visited area within the United States, The National reports.
Oman Air Inflight Services has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS and has been recognised by the
Boeing and Emirates Airline today celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates' fleet.
Qatar Airways has designed and implemented a next generation cargo management system named CROAMIS to manage its end-to-end airline cargo business processes.
As Saudi Arabia inches towards opening its domestic airline market to more competition, Alan Dron asks who will survive the battle for passengers?
Saudia is to become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330-300 Regional.
Air Algerie is hoping to draw a line in the sand with the appointment of new chief executive Mohamed Bouderbala. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard look at the challenges facing Algeria's flag-carrier.
Reports that Iran's days of buying Russian aircraft are over, have been scuppered by the country's vice president for science and technology, Sorena Sattari, who attended MAKS - Russia's largest air show near Moscow this week.
Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed.
Turkish Cabin Interiors (TCI) to be new global suppliers from Boeing 737 aircraft galleys.
International Jet Management (IJM) and MAE Aircraft Management have entered a partnership in the Kingdom of Bahrain, European Business Aviation News has reported.
General Manager and CEO of Turkish Airlines Dr Temel Kotil is to deliver the keynote speech at the Istanbul New Airport Development Conference.
Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines have agreed on a major expansion of commercial ties. Both sides have signed a letter of understanding, which will initiate an enhanced cooperation between
Having slimmed down its fleet and weathered financial squalls, Abu Dhabi-based cargo specialist Maximus Air is now looking for new aircraft. Alan Dron reports.
An Iranian official has said that it is unlikely that Iranian airlines will be buying Russian-made passenger aircraft anymore after a turbulent history.
In the deteriorating war of words between America and the Gulf countries over bilateral traffic rights, it is easy to forget that European capitals have long imposed ceilings on the number of flights that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar
The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has initialled an Air Service Agreement on Open Skies basis and signed an MoU with the Government of Gabon.
Last year's ground-breaking investment by Etihad Airways in Alitalia has revitalised Italy's national airline, and set it on a new course towards sustainable profitability, said the president and chief executive
The strategic investment of Etihad Airways into Jet Airways is delivering strong results for both airlines across areas including network growth, revenue enhancement and operational and cost
Pegasus Airlines has announced its financial results for the first six months of 2015 with revenue growing by 9 per cent year-on-year to reach $500.34 million while simultaneously achieving an operational EBITDAR
Qatar Airways Cargo's first Boeing B747 freighter has joined the carrier's expanding fleet having completed its first flight from Doha to Hong Kong.
Passengers on Air Arabia and those passing through Sharjah International Airport are getting additional protection against disease.
Etihad is in talks with central African airline Rwandair for a 49% stake in the Kigali-based carrier.
Sweden has invoked a ban on Iraqi Airways with immediate effect claiming the airline does not meet necessary safety standards required within the European Union.
Qatar Airways has today announced the extension of its existing embargo on transporting hunting trophies to encompass all species identified by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a slowdown in growth for air cargo demand in June., however, the Middle East region see a growth.
Air Arabia has released its financial results for the first half of 2015 ending June 30 2015, as the company continues to achieve strong financial results and invest in its long-term growth.
Pegasus Airlines has releases its traffic data for the first half of 2015.
Royal Jordanian and Qatar Airways launch of a new code-share agreement, which is set to further expand travel opportunities for both airlines' customers.
Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has suspended all flights with immediate effect.
Qatar Airways has today submitted a 'White Paper' to the United States Government which fully refutes the subsidy allegations levelled against it by the Big 3 US carriers.
Qatar Airways has issued a statement from its hub and headquarters in Doha, Qatar, in response to the recent comments related to SpiceJet, pertaining to a possible stake sale.
Jazeera Airways Group has announced its first half profits with a 27% increase in net gains compared to the same period last year.
Oman Air has signed a n MoU which will offer greater ease of access to the airline's supply chain for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan emphasized the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a public
Boeing has released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world's airlines add over 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the
Rolls-Royce has been selected by Saudia to provide long-term TotalCare engine service support - worth $1.3 billion - for 20 Airbus A330 Regional aircraft.
Qatar Airways Cargo will introduce the first 747 freighter to its expanding fleet on 1 August 2015 to further enhance its global on-demand charter services.
Oman Air has contracted Boeing to deliver a suite of services to support the entry into service of its six B787 Dreamliners.
The aviation industry in the UAE has been recording an impressive growth over the years. The first half of 2015 was no different, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and
Emirates, an official partner of Arsenal Football Club, has unveiled its first plane to feature Arsenal branding as the team fly out for the start of the club's summer tour to Singapore this week.
Turkish Airlines has launched a call centre to attract more Arabic speaking customers from ten Middle Eastern countries.
Emirates has today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the “big three” US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines.
Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have signed a codeshare agreement which will provide travellers with enhanced connections between the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and
Capt. Sameh El-Hefny, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company participated in Star Alliance mid-year Chief Executive Board hosted by the Star Alliance member LOT Polish Airlines, during which the member
Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first A330-200, becoming a new operator for the type.
Boeing today released a follow-up to its popular 787-9 Dreamliner demonstration video, bringing the public into the flight deck as Boeing's expert crew rehearsed for the 2015 Paris Air Show.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it was pausing the rollout of its Cabin OK initiative and beginning a comprehensive reassessment in light of concerns expressed, primarily in North America. This
Qatar Airways chief executive officer, Akbar Al Baker, has accused the International Labour Organization (ILO) of having a "vendetta" against Qatar and its national airline after the organisation called for it to stop
Turkey is to be the home for the manufacture of a revived and updated regional jet and a turboprop to meet the projected growth for developing markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle EAst. The former Dornier 328 family will
AFI KLM E&M and Gulf Air have announced the signing of a support contract for the airline's all-Airbus fleet. The contract covers component support for sixteen A320s, six A321s and six A330s
Saudia is to become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330-300 Regional.
Qatar Airways announced an order for 10 Boeing 777-8Xs and four B777 Freighters, valued at $4.8 billion at list prices, on the opening day of Paris Air Show today.
Etihad Airways has urged the European Commission to embrace “bold, exciting and world-leading reforms” as part of the Strategic Aviation Package to overhaul Europe's air transport industry.
Kuwait aircraft leasing and finance company Alafco has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for its order of 85 A320 nEO aircraft
Etihad Airways has expanded its codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed Skytrax 4-star airline, to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
The aviation sector has experienced multifaceted successes to date, with Dubai International being announced as the World's busiest airport in terms of international passengers, surpassing Heathrow, and the recent
As part of its on-going commitment to minimise the environmental impact of its operations, Etihad Airways recently launched an Abu Dhabi Perfect Flight Program by conducting a fuel-optimised 'Perfect Flight'
Kuwait looks set to abandon the existing privatisation process for its flag-carrier in favour of a watered-down flotation that will leave 75% of the airline under government control, chief
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released preliminary first quarter 2015 (January 1-March 31) commercial aviation safety performance data.
Psychological issues in aircrew were the main focus of the third Aviation Health Conference hosted by The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Abu Dhabi this week.
Tunisia's Minister of Transport, Mahmoud Ben Romdhane made a visit to Toulouse today to witness Tunisia's national airline, Tunisair, taking delivery of its first A330-200
The International Air Transport Industry (IATA) has advocated for an even deeper partnership with governments based on global standards in the critical areas of safety, infrastructure, security, regulation, and environment.
The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has updated the current Air Service Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Aviation Partners (API) has announced that its Blended Winglet Technology has saved the worlds commercial and business jet operators an estimated five billion gallons of jet fuel.
Etihad Airways has urged the US Government to 'keep the skies open', in a comprehensive formal response to the joint campaign by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines to block competition and roll back the benefits of
Jazeera Airways has formally submitted a letter of intent to acquire 35% of Kuwait Airways which is currently undergoing a privatization process by the Government of Kuwait. The 35% stake is the maximum allowed stake by a single private
Air Djibouti is on schedule with its plans to begin operations in late 2015.
Etihad Airways will contribute US$2.9 billion to the US economy and support 23,400 American jobs this year, according to new research by the global consultancy Oxford Economics.
Gulf Air has entered into a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) with Russian carrier S7 Airlines enabling Gulf Air passengers to take flights beyond Moscow to and from any S7 Airlines domestic destination.
Despite claims by the Big Three U.S. airlines, the market for air travel from the U.S. to the Indian Sub-Continent has expanded significantly from 2009 to 2014 with U.S. airlines and their European partners
Cadets on the Etihad MPL programme will become the first in the world to carry out their core flying on a multi-engined jet.
Saudi Arabian Airlines is understood to terminated a lease contract with Portuguese charter firm Hi Fly after one of its aircraft was taken to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport Israel for routine maintenance.
Aviation authorities in the United Arab Emirates are planning to introduce a passenger protection programme. .
Research commissioned by Etihad Airways has quantified a range of government and court-sanctioned benefits and concessions received by the three biggest US carriers, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American
Jazeera Airways is set to have its own terminal at Kuwait International Airport following talks between the low cost carrier and the Government.
According to the latest statistics from Airports Council International (ACI) World, global passenger traffic increased by over 6% for the first quarter of 2015 and by 7% for the month of March as compared to the previous
Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline's 125th aircraft purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900ER – and one of 12 airplanes the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will have one of the world's busiest airspaces by 2030 with the country's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) predicting the nation will service over 5,100 daily aircraft movements by
Georges Hannouche, CEO of Bayanat Airports and Engineering Supplies (BAES) and the Arab world's leading aviation veteran, has called for the establishment of an Arabian Gulf body on the line of EUROCONTROL for air
The final panel session at the Aviation Africa event looked at the shortage of human capital in the region and the need to train young people to make sure the industry thrives.
Low cost carrier Air Arabia has reported a 13% increase in net profit for the first quarter of 2015.The Sharjah airline which operates from Morocco and Egypt announced its financial results this morning as the airline's route and hub
Dr. Nicklas Dahlstrom, director of human factors for Emirates Airline, addressing the Aviation Africa conference in Dubai today, told the audience that human factors training is essential, especially when
Poor Search and Rescue (SAR) coordination has been highlighted by a succession of international air tragedies. In a case study, Brian Day, ICAO HQ technical officer, SAR (retired) and now a civil aviation SAR
No Open Sky agreements have been signed between African countries, but several have been signed between African countries and other regions. The consequence has been a limitation on the growth of Africa's airlines, efficiency
Former director of CAA in Lebanon (twice), Dr Hamdi Chaouk, now managing partner, Aviation Minds, opened the second day of the first Aviation Africa conference and exhibition in Dubai by explaining how
How can regional airlines grow in Africa? That is a question that was put to panelists at the first Aviation Africa conference and exhibition in Dubai today.
For many years Africa has been seen as a high-risk investment. Access to structured finance has been hard to break through, but are things changing? From modernising fleets to introducing new business aircraft,
For African aviation to meet its true potential the continent's airports will require massive investment in land, construction and technology. But how feasible is it for this investment to take place and what
The first afternoon panel, moderated by Victoria Moores, bureau chief, Air Transport World and African Aerospace, looked at airline business in the region.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, gave the keynote address at the second session of Aviation Africa. In “Building a world class airport” he said that when he left Gatwick Airport in 2007, LGW and Dubai were about the
A distinguished panel of industry experts discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the African aviation industry.
The Hon. Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister of Transport for Ghana, gave a keynote address on how government cooperation with the aviation industry is key. She said that the industry must be seen as a national asset and an economic driver
Delegates to the Aviation Africa 2015 summit and exhibition were officially welcomed to Dubai by Laila Ali Hareb Al Muhairi, assistant director general for strategy and international affairs, UAE General