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
The Aviation Africa 2015 two-day summit and exhibition has opened in Dubai. The event is being attended by and held under patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman
Boeing and CFM International have announced that they successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine on April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville,
Emirates airline has reported a 40 percent jump in annual net profit thanks mainly to savings from lower oil prices.
Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced the launch of a strategic joint business agreement on their services between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Morocco.
Cairo Airport received 362 artifacts retrieved from the United States and France aboard EgyptAir flights last week.
Qatar Airways Group has set a new industry record, with the delivery from Airbus of four new Al Maha aircraft to Doha in just one day.
Air Arabia Jordan has announced that it will commence operations from its Amman Queen Alia International Airport base in May this year.
EgyptAir Hospital has signed a cooperation protocol with EgyptAir Tourism (Karnak) & Duty Free and EgyptAir Airlines to activate medical tourism.
How aviation will help African countries improve their economies and cooperation between blocks of African nations will develop infrastructure will be the subject of a keynote address by Hon. Dzifa Aku Attivor,
The Boeing Company reported first-quarter revenue increased 8 percent to $22.1 billion on higher commercial deliveries.
Oman Air is has launched a new codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Iberia and British Airways left industry-lobby group Association of European Airlines (AEA) at the end of March over disputes with Arabian Gulf carriers, reports Aviation Daily.
The president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, has met the European Commission Transport commissioner, Violeta Bulc, to highlight the benefits which the airline delivers to European
Etihad Airways has received accreditation from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to operate the country's first Aeromedical Centre (AeMC).
Qatar Airways has been named the 'World's Most Dependable Airline' in a comprehensive study of all major carriers, published by CBS MoneyWatch and conducted by recognised travel site, WanderBat.
GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, today announced delivery of a new, next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Flydubai following a purchase and leaseback transaction.
Transport finance specialist, CIT Group, which leases and finances aircraft for airlines and business aviation operators, has placed a firm order for five more A321ceo aircraft, doubling its most recent commitment for five A321ceo's made at
Oman Air's shareholders have received positive financial results for 2014 at the airline's Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Saturday March 28 at Oman Air's headquarters in Muscat.
Etihad Airways has welcomed the decision of Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) to approve the airline's 33.3 per cent investment in the Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline.
Emirates has invested more than US$ 6 million in the installation and service of its medical equipment on board, and thousands of hours in training each year, to ensure its crew is able to act effectively in the event of medical
Boultif Mohamed Salah, the CEO of Algeria's flag-carrier airline Air Algérie presented its new cabin to the media in Toulouse today.
The 2nd Annual Middle East Air Cargo & Logistics Conference & Exhibition 2015 (MEACL) and the Bahrain International Airport Development Forum (BIAD) 2015 opened today in Manama under the patronage of the Minister of
Air traffic management specialists NATS, have released a video which looks at how the challenge in demand for airspace from regional population increases is being addressed for future air travel.
Aircraft leasing and charter operator, Aerovista, has commenced a partnership with Greece based Hermes Airlines.
Oman Air has ordered 20 Boeing 737 aircraft and intends to double its fleet to 70 aircraft by 2020, said chief executive Paul Gregorowitsch.
Etihad Airways president and CEO, James Hogan, has addressed the Aviation Club in London and said investing in success is not a crime; blocking competition would be.
By Barbara Saunders | Abu Dhabi. Dubai's low cost airline Flydubai should not be confused with a 'no frills' carrier, according to the airline's VP Inflight Product Daniel Kerrison. Speaking at the Aviation Passenger Experience
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates is eyeing huge growth over the next five years which will see a 116% climb in its annual passenger traffic, 54% surge in staffing, 66% increase in its fleet and 24 new destinations join its network,
Oman Airports management company has recognized Air Arabia, in two categories of its annual awards.
Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval from the the FAA for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval.
Saudi low cost carrier Flynas has reported a 303% growth in organic traffic to its website, contributing to record-breaking growth in passenger numbers in 2014. Working with search optimised content marketing agency, Sekari, the
Etihad Airways and Universal Pictures have unveiled the luxury Fast & Furious 777 airliner at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Open Skies has been “a model of success, generating enormous benefits for travellers and for airlines in the US, the UAE and around the world,” said James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, speaking
Aviation players must not risk flight safety in pursuit of profits, delegates at the World Aviation Safety Summit were told today.
Air Arabia today launched the first low cost carrier rewards programme in the MENA region.
A demonstration of the aviation industry's commitment to people over profit was made earlier today when Royal Jordanian diverted flight RJ 264, a Boeing 787 from Chicago to Amman, four hours after its departure to provide first aid to a
Screen icon Nicole Kidman provides the face and narrative for the airline's evocative new 'Flying Reimagined' brand campaign.
The 3rd annual World Aviation Safety Summit which opens in Dubai on Monday will see real-time airc raft tracking high on the agenda. The summit is hosted by the Dubai government and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and will gather
The second ICAO International Aviation and Environment Seminar for the Middle East which was held in the UAE last week addressed the reducing of carbon dioxide emissions, which is one of the key objectives of ICAO regarding
An Oman Air flight from Muscat, carrying 150 passengers, suffered two tyre bursts at landing at New Delhi's international airport earlier today.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight,
Pegasus Airlines' financial results for 2014 has been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has said the airline is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as a result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier, reports Reuters.
Qatar Airways, the Global Launch Customer of the A350 XWB, has welcomed the second aircraft into its fleet.
Turkish Airlines has signed a firm order for the purchase of four A330-200F freighter aircraft.
Emirates and Frontier Economics, a leading European consultancy, released today the results of a socio-economic impact study that measures Emirates' contribution to the European economy.
Global air freight markets showed a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in January 2015 compared to the same month last year according to the latest figures from IATA.
CIRTA Electro Mechanical and Maintenance, a Khalifa Fund member, has won a $2.8 deal to develop customised software for Etihad's cabin crew transport system.
The Royal Oman Police (ROP), the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and the Sultanate's Ministry of Tourism have been getting a good look over the multi-purpose Dornier 228 as it carried out a series of demonstrations at the Al Mouj Golf Course,
Dubai's hybrid-carrier, Flydubai reported a net profit of $68 million - an increase of 12.3% compared to 2013 - with total revenue of $ 1.2 billion for the 12-month period, ending 31 December.
Bombardier postponed the first flight of its CS300 aircraft, due to unfavorable weather conditions in Montreal today.
In a hard-hitting interview with global financial news service Reuters, Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark, has called for the right of reply to the 55-page dossier prepared by three American airlines claiming
Qatar Airways is preparing to receive its second A350-900 XWB from Airbus this week and will be speeding it through to revenue service after several weeks delay of the handover.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) was the best on-time performer among the Middle East's major airlines throughout January according to figures issued today by flightstats.com.
Delta Airlines has issued an apology after its CEO, Richard Anderson, appeared to link Gulf-based air carriers with the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a CNN interview.
A team of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' experts in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted combined their expertise to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment from Scotland to Turkey.
Tehran-based Mahan Air has phased out the last of its Airbus A300 Classic aircraft with one of the rare A300B2 types making the final flight
EgyptAir has been awaded the IATA Fast Travel "Green" status which was instituted by the airline association to facilitate travel procedures and save time and effort of customers.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Second High Level Safety Conference (HLSC/2) to move towards the adoption of a
Turkish Cargo has increased the frequency of its scheduled flights to Budapest Airport to three times a week. The Turkish Airline subisiary, sees great opportunities in the Hungarian market, which is reflected in its latest frequency
Etihad Airways carried a record number of passengers and cargo in 2014, marking its strongest operational performance to date.
Etihad Airways has introduced its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner into commercial service.
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.