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Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

Posted 9 December 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin.

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Middle East carriers experienced a 7% rise in demand in October

Posted 8 December 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.8% compared to the same month

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EAG Board approves joint venture to create a new European leisure airline group

Posted 5 December 2016

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) Board has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG, with a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats

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Etihad exceeds its freight expectations

Posted 1 December 2016

The freight division of Etihad Airways recorded its busiest month ever in October, uplifting 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing its previous best, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes.

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Malaysian launches Hajj airline with excess A380s

Posted 30 November 2016

More A380s will be utilized to bring pilgrims on the annual Hajj to Mecca following a move by Malaysian Airlines to create a new carrier.

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IATA: Infrastructure, Taxes & Charges, Consumer Protection, Security Top Agenda at AACO

Posted 30 November 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum

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Egyptair disposes of several A320 and B737 aircraft

Posted 30 November 2016

Egyptair has sold several of its parked Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets, ch-aviation reports.

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Egyptair signs up for two A320s

Posted 29 November 2016

The chairman and chief executive officer of EgyptAir Cargo, Bassem Gohar, has confirmed the freight specialist is planning to convert two A320-200s into freighters, reports ch-aviation.

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Cabot Aviation appointed by Turkish Airlines to remarket eight Airbus A330-200s

Posted 29 November 2016

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner, has been authorised by Turkish Airlines to remarket eight Airbus A330-200s for sublease – either dry or wet.

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Bombardier obtains same type rating for both C Series jetliners

Posted 25 November 2016

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded the CS100 and CS300 airliners with the Same Type Rating (STR) which provides operators with

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First A350-1000 becomes airborne for its maiden flight

Posted 24 November 2016

The first A350-1000 took off this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France.

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Oman Air adds new Boeing 737- 800 to its fleet

Posted 24 November 2016

Oman Air has received a new Boeing 737- 800.

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Libyan Wings looks for new aircraft and higher frequencies

Posted 24 November 2016

Top of the carrier's leasing list is the A321, followed by the A320 and then the A319.

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Air Arabia confirms options for five Airbus A320s

Posted 23 November 2016

Air Arabia has confirmed options for five additional Airbus A320 aircraft. The delivery of original contract covering 44 firm orders and 5 options will be completed in 2017.

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EgyptAir denies reports claiming to defer the New Generation of B737-800

Posted 22 November 2016

EgyptAir has issued a statement denying reports in the international media claiming to defer the new aircraft - New Generation of B737-800 - delivery due to recent changes to the country's exchange system.

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Sixth Boeing 787 joins the Royal Jordanian fleet

Posted 21 November 2016

A new Boeing 787 joined the RJ fleet on November 17. It landed at Queen Alia International Airport straight from Boeing manufactures in Seattle and is the sixth 787 (Dreamliner) to become part of the airline fleet.

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The Big Three Gulf airlines are leveraging partnerships for growth and disruption

Posted 21 November 2016

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways ('Qatar'), Etihad Airways ('Etihad') and Emirates Airline ('Emirates') – are on a roll as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume

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SalamAir makes its Muscat debut for Oman's national day

Posted 19 November 2016

SalamAir paid a memorable tribute to the Sultanate's 46th National Day when a fully branded aircraft featuring SalamAir's logo together with its unique shades of blue and green, which pay homage to the Sultanate's natural

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LebanonSky leasing a Greek A321

Posted 16 November 2016

LebanonSky has wet-leased an A321-100 from Greek ACMI/charter operator Olympus Airways, ch-aviation has reported.

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Egyptair to defer aircraft deliveries

Posted 16 November 2016

Egypt's Minister for Civil Aviation, Sharif Fathi, has announced EgyptAir will defer the delivery of new aircraft following recent changes to the country's currency exchange system, reports ch-aviation.

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Royal Jordanian ends A330 operations

Posted 11 November 2016

Royal Jordanian has tentatively withdrawn its two remaining A330-200s from commercial service following the onset of the northern winter season, reports ch-aviation.

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Turkish Airlines reports losses for first nine months

Posted 10 November 2016

Turkish Airlines reported a net loss of $463 million for the first nine months of the year compared to a net profit of $877 million a year ago.

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Emirates moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

Posted 10 November 2016

Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger

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Turkish slashes routes and grounds 30 aircraft to reduce costs

Posted 9 November 2016

The new management team at Turkish Airlines has begun cutting back on services. The airline has announced the grounding of 30 aircraft after electing to cut 22 destinations from its network.

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Iraq aviation to be transformed under new deal with Lufthansa Consulting

Posted 8 November 2016

Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.

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Iran finance deal for Airbus jets closer says Reuters

Posted 8 November 2016

News agency Reuters has reported that Iran has reached a deal with a foreign leasing company to finance the first 17 jets it plans to buy from Airbus.

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Oman Air Expands its codeshare with KLM

Posted 7 November 2016

Following the success of Oman Air's codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which launched in April 2015, the airline has now further expanded this agreement to provide additional travel options between Oman and Europe.

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Middle East sees strong passenger demand in September

Posted 4 November 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) grew 7% compared to the same month in 2015.

in Air Transport / Features

Connecting the dots above Turkey

Posted 3 November 2016

Air traffic in Turkey is expected to grow significantly beyond 2020 necessitating the need for new air traffic management systems. Keith Mwanalushi looks at some possible solutions.

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Qatar Airways in code-share partnership with Air Botswana

Posted 2 November 2016

Qatar Airways has entered a code-share partnership with Air Botswana, offering Qatar Airways travellers enhanced access to three key destinations in Botswana, Africa.

in Air Transport / Features

Why this island should be mainstream

Posted 1 November 2016

Qeshm Air chief executive, Mahmoud Shekarabi, talks to Martin Rivers about his efforts to promote charter tourism to the Gulf island – until recently home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Qatar Airways and British Airways expand their code-share partnership

Posted 31 October 2016

Qatar Airways has expanded its code-share agreement with British Airways.

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Long wait is over as SaudiGulf begins operations

Posted 30 October 2016

SaudiGulf Airlines – the first of the new airlines to have been awarded the licence to operate domestic routes in Saudi Arabia – has finally begun its operations with flights from its base in Damman to Riyadh.

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Saudia to implement NDC capability with TPConnects

Posted 27 October 2016

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to implement IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) in a modular approach and has appointed leading technology solutions provider TPConnects to manage the NDC standard platform.

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Cargolux heading back to Iran?

Posted 27 October 2016

Luxembourg based Cargolux is in talks with Iran Air over possible cooperation in the future according to ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

Meraj on the up – despite sanctions

Posted 27 October 2016

Even with sanctions hanging over its head, Meraj Airlines is among the Iranian carriers plotting ambitious growth during the next five years. Martin Rivers reports.

in Air Transport

Global passenger traffic growth rate slowed to 3.6% in August

Posted 26 October 2016

Global airport passenger traffic lost momentum from a growth rate of 5.4% in July to 3.6% in August, however, the Middle East sees steady growth.

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Middle East passengers happy to spend on ancillary services

Posted 25 October 2016

Middle East airline passengers would happily spend an extra US $33 per journey to personalize their travel experience with onboard food & beverage, fast track security, priority check-in and extra checked luggage topping

in Air Transport / Features

Staying the course

Posted 25 October 2016

Turkish Airlines is sticking by its ambitious growth plans despite falling victim to a major terrorist attack in June. Martin Rivers talks to chief executive Temel Kotil.

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IATA calls for principles to manage aviation's security challenges

Posted 25 October 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation's security challenges.

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Kuwait unveils new livery for latest Boeing 777.

Posted 23 October 2016

Kuwait Airways has unveiled a new livery as the airline begins to take steps to upgrade its image and service to compete with other Gulf carriers.

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Kotil leaves Turkish Airlines for TAI leadership role

Posted 21 October 2016

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.

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Emirates warns of route cut backs if foreign currency restrictions continue

Posted 21 October 2016

Following the withdrawal of flights to Nigeria by United Airlines, other major international carriers may follow suit unless the country's financial restrictions and other cash challenges are resolved.

in Air Transport

EgyptAir, Boeing, and DAE sign agreement

Posted 21 October 2016

EgyptAir, Boeing, and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have officially signed a cooperation agreement held at EgyptAir headquarters in Cairo.

in Air Transport / Technology

Initial ground test complete for GE9X development engine for Boeing 777X

Posted 19 October 2016

GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will become the world's largest commercial aircraft engine and will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Kish finds its niche

Posted 19 October 2016

Though its economy is tiny compared to the Gulf's developed city-states, Kish Island has bold plans to become a regional hub for tourism and business. Martin Rivers assesses the prospects for local operator Kish Air.

in Air Transport / Airports

NATS joins Etihad to enhance Midfield Terminal efficiency

Posted 18 October 2016

Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is working with air traffic management specialists, NATS, to help deliver operational enhancements across its network, and improve the way the airline works with air traffic control providers

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Middle East passengers world's most dissatisfied with baggage collection

Posted 18 October 2016

Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) but airlines passengers in the

in Air Transport

Middle East to lose top spot in passenger growth says IATA - but still strong market

Posted 18 October 2016

Despite enjoying rapid growth, the Middle East will drop below Asia Pacific into second place of the world's air passenger growth, according to the latest figures projected by IATA today.

in Air Transport / Features

Pegasus riding into a brave, new future

Posted 18 October 2016

Mehmet Nane, CEO of Turkey's second-largest airline, gives Alan Dron the lowdown on re-fleeting, expansion plans and an aircraft manufacturer's indecent proposal.

in Air Transport / Features

Why women now hold the key to the aviation sector

Posted 13 October 2016

Air Arabia first officer, Ghada Mohamed Al Rousi, issues a rallying cry to young women around the world, as concern mounts within the commercial aviation industry over a looming global pilot shortage.

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Emirates in codeshare partnership with GOL

Posted 12 October 2016

Emirates and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) have announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer programme partnership.

in Air Transport / Features

Nile Air shrugging off Egyptian woes

Posted 10 October 2016

Nile Air chief executive Ahmed Aly talks to Martin Rivers about another year of impressive growth for the Egyptian carrier.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways makes order with Boeing for Dreamliners and 777-300ERs

Posted 8 October 2016

Qatar Airways gave Boeing a boost with an order for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, and also – as suggested in Arabian Aerospace last month – has signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s – a potential $6.9

in Air Transport / Business Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

ICAO reaches agreement on carbon offset in historic conclusion

Posted 7 October 2016

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise emissions

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Flynas and Pegasus to share low cost offering

Posted 7 October 2016

Turkish and Saudi Arabian low cost carriers Pegasus and Flynas, have signed a codeshare agreement for Pegasus to offer flights to Riyadh and Jeddah that are operated by Flynas and the Saudi carrier will be showing flights to Trabzon, Ankara,

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Airbus welcomes first-ever carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation

Posted 7 October 2016

Airbus said it has welcomed the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5.

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Boeing supports ICAO adoption of carbon-offset system

Posted 7 October 2016

Boeing has released the following statement in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization's adoption of a carbon-offset system:

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Istanbul Airshow: Borajet inks deal for five Embraer E2 jets

Posted 6 October 2016

Turkish carrier Borajet – which claims to be Europe's fastest growing regional airline in Europe is to add five of the new Embraer E2 jets to its fleet following a deal inked at the Istanbul Airshow today.

in Air Transport / Features

Meeting Iran Air's dealmaker

Posted 5 October 2016

Iran Air chairman Farhad Parvaresh sheds light on the flag-carrier's historic agreements with Airbus and Boeing. Martin Rivers reports.

in Air Transport / People

Bouteiller named as CEO of Oman's Salam Air

Posted 4 October 2016

Former CEO of Saudi Arabia's successful low cost carrier NAsair, Francois Bouteiller has been appointed chief executive of Oman's first budget airline, Salam Air

in Air Transport

Air Arabia to go further with A321 order

Posted 3 October 2016

Air Arabia is to venture further afield with a new deal to add longer range A321neo aircraft to its fleet.

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UAE General Civil Aviation Authority presents proposal to combat threat of cyber-security

Posted 3 October 2016

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has proposed a number of potential actions to be taken by civil aviation regulators and stakeholders to combat the growing threat of

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Lufthansa Technik demos move of A350 engine in B777F

Posted 3 October 2016

Airlines in need of a spare engine for the new Airbus A350 will find life easier thanks to developments from Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce. Working with Lufthansa Cargo in order to support the German carrier's passenger fleet - the

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Cairo Terminal 2 set to open this week

Posted 2 October 2016

The new international terminal at Cairo, Terminal 2, will officially open on October 6th.

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MEA signs new five-year deal with SITA

Posted 29 September 2016

Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has signed a new five-year master agreement with global communications provider SITA to introduce new, faster connectivity across the airline's network.

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Two aviation incidents in one day in UAE

Posted 28 September 2016

Airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today faced short breaks in operation following two separate incidents – one involving an Etihad flight, the other a drone incursion

in Air Transport

63 aircraft deal confirmed by Saudi Arabian airlines

Posted 28 September 2016

Saudi Arabian Airlines has committed to 28 wide-body jets from Boeing in a deal worth $8 billion at current list prices. The Jeddah-based ailine is also ordering 35 Airbus A320 and A321neo narrowbody aircraft according to director

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Oman Air delivers major report on progress and future plans

Posted 28 September 2016

Oman Air's chief executive officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, has delivered a key report on the airline's progress and plans for continued expansion.

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Qatar Airways and British Airways' announce joint business agreement

Posted 28 September 2016

Qatar Airways and British Airways' parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced a joint business agreement, which will come into effect on 30 October 2016.

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IATA survey shows an increase in unruly passenger incidents

Posted 28 September 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that reports of unruly passenger incidents on-board aircraft increased in 2015.

in Air Transport / Technology / ATM & Regulatory

Qatar to be first with global flight tracking solution

Posted 26 September 2016

Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the world to adopt the new flight tracking recommendations by ICAO using a device called GlobalBeacon organisation's Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS)

in Air Transport / Technology

Gulf Air Selects Finesse For Qlik Implementation

Posted 26 September 2016

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has selected Finesse for the implementation of its Qlik business intelligence solution.

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Emirates mulls premium economy class - and seat selection charge

Posted 14 September 2016

Emirates is once again considering introducing a premium economy product according to the Dubai airline's president Sir Tim Clark

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Middle East carriers see strong growth in July

Posted 8 September 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing an acceleration in demand growth over the previous five months.

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Tunisair cuts jobs and steps in for A320neo in competitiveness bid

Posted 7 September 2016

State-owned Tunisair is to shed around 1,000 jobs as part of a national austerity plan and a bid to make the airline more competitive. The job losses will affect around 12% of the full-time workforce of around 8,200.

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GCAA issues preliminary report on Emirates Flight EK521 accident

Posted 6 September 2016

The Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued a Preliminary Report on the accident involving Emirates flight EK521 which crashed on landing at Dubai on its

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Qatar CEO close to Boeing orders as he voices frustration with Airbus

Posted 6 September 2016

Qatar Airways is believed to be moving closer to ordering Boeing 737Max aircraft as its CEO, Akbar Al Baker becomes increasingly frustrated with European manufacturer. Airbus over delays on two key programmes.

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UAE expands its operations in Global Air Transport Services

Posted 5 September 2016

The United Arab Emirates, represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) in Antigua and Barbuda.

in Air Transport

Egypt inquiry into cockpit storming incident

Posted 4 September 2016

The Egyptian civil aviation ministry has launched an enquiry into an incident on Friday when a passenger on an Air Cairo flight from Saudi Arabia to Egypt attempted to storm the cockpit.

in Air Transport

Embraer takes E Jets closer to the Iranian market

Posted 4 September 2016

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has stepped up its efforts to promote its regional jets to the prospective Iran market with a demonstration tour in the Iranian capital.

in Air Transport

Tunisair leasing in wide-body metal to cover summer demand

Posted 25 August 2016

Tunisair has leased in a pair of A340-300s to cover its summer travel demands, reports, ch-aviation

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Airports Council International reports global passenger traffic growth

Posted 24 August 2016

Global passenger traffic grew 4.5% in June 2016 and 5.6% for the first half of the year.

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Hoax security threat delays EgyptAir flight to Paris

Posted 23 August 2016

An EgyptAir flight No MS799 to Paris has been delayed for nearly an hour due to a security incident related to baggage, an EgyptAir official source reported.

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Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships

Posted 22 August 2016

Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

in Air Transport / Maintenance

Flydubai Chooses AAR's Power-by-Hour Solution

Posted 21 August 2016

Dubai-based, low-cost carrier flydubai has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract with the USA's AAR for power-by-the-hour component inventory management and repair services. The agreement is a significant expansion of

in Air Transport

Iran now eyeing Japanese aircraft deal

Posted 20 August 2016

Iran could be adding the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to its fleet later in the year according to a government minister.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways bird strike at Istanbul causes engine fire

Posted 18 August 2016

A Qatar Airways A330-300 made an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire following a bird strike, according to the airline.

in Air Transport

Saudi Arabian Airlines receives world's first A330-300 Regional

Posted 18 August 2016

Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of its first A330-300 Regional, making it the launch customer for this new member of the A330 family.

in Air Transport

Syrian Civil Aviation Authority issues EBLA Airlines with operator's license

Posted 18 August 2016

The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (SyCAA) said it has agreed "in-principle" to issue EBLA Airlines with an operator's license, reports ch-aviation.

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Qatar Airways and Vueling Airlines in code-share agreement

Posted 18 August 2016

Qatar Airways has announced a a code-share partnership with Vueling Airlines.

in Air Transport

Pegasus continues to grow despite a challenging 2016

Posted 17 August 2016

Pegasus Airlines has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016 and its traffic results for January to July 2016.

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GECAS signs purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Qatar Airways

Posted 17 August 2016

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, has signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Qatar Airways for five new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to help expand

in Air Transport

Nigeria sues Turkish Airlines for consumer rights violations

Posted 16 August 2016

The Nigerian government has taken Turkish Airlines to court for refusing to cooperate with the West African nation's Consumer Protection Council (CPC), reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

IATA: Governments must clamp down on rogue lithium battery shippers

Posted 16 August 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with leaders of the lithium battery supply chain to demand stricter enforcement of international regulations regarding the transport of lithium

in Air Transport / Business & Finance

Air Arabia first half profit rise but underlying concern over yield

Posted 15 August 2016

Sharjah headquartered Air Arabia has generated a 3.5% increase in first-half net profit to $67 million despite a drop in its second-quarter figures.

in Air Transport

Kuwait Airways begins disposing of parked A310 fleet

Posted 15 August 2016

Kuwait Airways has begun selling off its entire fleet of A310-300s following their retirement from scheduled service late last year, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways looking at stake in India's Air Costa

Posted 15 August 2016

Air Costa is said to be in talks with Qatar Airways about the possible sale of equity in the Indian domestic operator, reports ch-aviaton.

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Egypt and China sign MoU to extend air services agreement

Posted 9 August 2016

Egypt and China have signed a MoU to expand their air services agreement.

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Saudi Arabia gives green light to two Nigerian Hajj operators

Posted 8 August 2016

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA) has given the go ahead two of five Nigerian carriers appointed to operate Hajj charter flights

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Malaysian launches Hajj airline with excess A380s

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