Iran Air has outlined its proposed A321-200 operations following the arrival of its maiden aircraft from Airbus last week, reports ch-aviation.
Continued fleet and network expansion together with a renewed focus on on-board services and developments will be a priority for Oman Air in 2017, said the airline.
Abu Dhabi Aviation has leased a brand-new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 next generation aircraft to the Kenyan no frills airline, Jambojet which is looking to improve its network-wide operations.
Etihad Aviation Group's partnership strategy has been a core element of the growth of the business, said President and chief executive officer James Hogan in a speech today.
Sources in Etihad and Lufthansa have poured scorn on reports in an Italian newspaper that the two airlines are to merge.
The first flight recorder from the wreckage of the Turkish Boeing 747-400F which crashed in the vicinity of Bishkek Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan has been recovered.
Flynas, Saudi Arabia's leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft.
Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has taken delivery of its maiden aircraft, reports ch-aviation.
Gabon's Afrijet will wet-lease a B737-300 from WOL - Wings of Lebanon for the duration of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament which kicks off in Gabon this weekend, reports ch-aviation.
Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321. in a handover ceremony in Toulouse Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air chairman and CEO Farhad Parvaresh, formally received the aircraft from Airbus CEO Tom Enders and
A new Omani charter airline, Salalah Air, aims to open up the country to air tourism, the first step in creating a network of flights both domestically and throughout the region. Alan Dron reports.
Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, have announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Emirates has taken delivery of its first three Rolls-Royce-powered A380-800s, reports ch-aviation.
Tassili Airlines will make its continental African debut during the first half of this year, reports ch-aviation.
An Iranian passenger plane was forced to return to Tehran's Mehrabad airport after one of its two engines failed,
EgyptAir has reduced its intended fleet renewal and expansion plans given Egypt's continued weak economic outlook, reports ch-aviation.
Oman's SalamAir has revised its launch plans with scheduled commercial passenger flights now slated to begin on Monday, January 30, 2017, reports ch-aviation.
Emirates has rounded off the year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is in talks with Pegasus Airlines over the proposed wet-lease of a quartet of B737-800s, reports ch-aviation.
Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions.
Following an agreement reached between Emirates Airline and Rolls-Royce and a consecutive agreement between Emirates Airline and Airbus, the Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer is to adapt the A380 delivery stream with six aircraft deliveries postponed
Airbus Group SE's struggles with its A380 superjumbo are deepening as the plane maker delays deliveries of a dozen aircraft over the next two years to Emirates, reports Bloomberg.
Egypt's Air Leisure has acquired a maiden A330-200, reports ch-aviation.
Afriqiyah Airways has withdrawn one of its three A319-100s from active duty after it was randomly shot at while on the ground at Tripoli Mitiga last week, reports ch-aviation.
The first passengers - believed to be women and children - have been released from the Afriqiyah Airways A320 jet which had been hijacked on an internal flight in Libya. The aircraft's diverted to Malta.
Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris.
Boeing this week delivered the 500th 787 Dreamliner, a 787-8 to Avianca,
Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Southeast Europe and the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is reviewing its strategy of investing in European airlines and is seeking an exit in a shake-up that could lead to the departure of CEO James Hogan, company and industry sources told
Iraqi Government forces are steadily pushing back against Daesh insurgents with the extremists now holding around 15% of the country, roughly one-third of the territory they did two years ago. Behind the military headlines, reports Alan Dron, young air
A 'Future of Air Travel' survey carried out by Turkish Airlines (TRK) on a cross-section of travellers flying different carriers from the UAE has revealed that an overwhelming majority of passengers – 94% - from
EgyptAir has celebrated the delivery of its first Next-Generation B737-800, among the nine-aircraft ordered.
Iraq's Fly Baghdad has added a maiden Beech 1900D to its fleet, reports ch-aviation.
The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority,GCAA, signed an open skies agreement in its final form with the Kingdom of Sweden.
Etihad Airways has announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement between Lufthansa Group and airberlin.
Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal
Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first B777-300ER, reports ch-aviation.
Taking on a failed airline's name – and its debts – may seem unlikely first steps when setting up your own carrier. The new owner of Dubai-based Eastern Skyjets explained why to Alan Dron.
The Yemeni government of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has given its consent to the formal establishment of Queen Bilqis Airways, a privately-owned start-up that has been on the drawing boards for the past three years, reports
Edwin Kelly of Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba and Director General Saif Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, of the General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates have signed a bilateral air transportation agreement.
Boeing and Iran Air have signed an agreement for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices.
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.
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.
Royal Jordanian has tentatively withdrawn its two remaining A330-200s from commercial service following the onset of the northern winter season, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.