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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Egyptair has sold several of its parked Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets, ch-aviation reports.
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.
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.
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
The first A350-1000 took off this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France.
Oman Air has received a new Boeing 737- 800.
Top of the carrier's leasing list is the A321, followed by the A320 and then the A319.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
LebanonSky has wet-leased an A321-100 from Greek ACMI/charter operator Olympus Airways, ch-aviation has reported.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Qatar Airways has entered a code-share partnership with Air Botswana, offering Qatar Airways travellers enhanced access to three key destinations in Botswana, Africa.
Qatar Airways has expanded its code-share agreement with British Airways.
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.
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.
Luxembourg based Cargolux is in talks with Iran Air over possible cooperation in the future according to ch-aviation.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
EgyptAir, Boeing, and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have officially signed a cooperation agreement held at EgyptAir headquarters in Cairo.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Emirates and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) have announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer programme partnership.
Nile Air chief executive Ahmed Aly talks to Martin Rivers about another year of impressive growth for the Egyptian carrier.
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
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
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,
Airbus said it has welcomed the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5.
Boeing has released the following statement in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization's adoption of a carbon-offset system:
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.
Iran Air chairman Farhad Parvaresh sheds light on the flag-carrier's historic agreements with Airbus and Boeing. Martin Rivers reports.
Air Arabia is to venture further afield with a new deal to add longer range A321neo aircraft to its fleet.
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
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
The new international terminal at Cairo, Terminal 2, will officially open on October 6th.
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.
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
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
Oman Air's chief executive officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, has delivered a key report on the airline's progress and plans for continued expansion.
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.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that reports of unruly passenger incidents on-board aircraft increased in 2015.
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)
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has selected Finesse for the implementation of its Qlik business intelligence solution.
Emirates is once again considering introducing a premium economy product according to the Dubai airline's president Sir Tim Clark
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tunisair has leased in a pair of A340-300s to cover its summer travel demands, reports, ch-aviation
Global passenger traffic grew 4.5% in June 2016 and 5.6% for the first half of the year.
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.
Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
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
Iran could be adding the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to its fleet later in the year according to a government minister.
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.
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.
The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (SyCAA) said it has agreed "in-principle" to issue EBLA Airlines with an operator's license, reports ch-aviation.
Qatar Airways has announced a a code-share partnership with Vueling Airlines.
Pegasus Airlines has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016 and its traffic results for January to July 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
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.
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
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.
Kuwait Airways has begun selling off its entire fleet of A310-300s following their retirement from scheduled service late last year, reports ch-aviation.
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.
Egypt and China have signed a MoU to expand their air services agreement.
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