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Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific launch codeshare agreement

Posted 16 April 2014

Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways have announced the launch of a new code-share agreement between the two oneworld alliance airlines, as Cathay Pacific last night formally celebrated its new service between Hong Kong and Doha at a gala event held in Doha.

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Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways sign interline agreement

Posted 16 April 2014

Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways have announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers.

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Etihad Airways announces strong first quarter

Posted 15 April 2014

Etihad Airways has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with US$1.4 billion in total revenues during the three-month period, marking a year-on-year increase of 27 per cent.

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Etihad close to deal for 49% of Alitalia says Reuters

Posted 11 April 2014

News and financial agency Reuters has reported that the board of Alitalia – Italian national airline - will be meeting on Monday to consider a proposition from Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways to buy almost half of the ailing Italian

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Air Seychelles announces net-profit as Abu Dhabi is its busiest route

Posted 10 April 2014

Air Seychelles has announced a net profit of US$3 million for 2013, exceeding by 171 per cent its profit of US$1.1 million reported in 2012.

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Kuwait Airways selects OnAir for connectivity on new aircraft

Posted 9 April 2014

Kuwait Airways today became the tenth Middle East customer to choose OnAir as its connectivity provider, for 12 new aircraft as part of its privatization and complete fleet upgrade. respectively.

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NATS and ProSky sign deal to aid efficiency of air traffic systems

Posted 9 April 2014

UK air traffic services provider NATS signed an MoU in Abu Dhabi this week with Airbus ProSky, with the aim of providing new market propositions that can increase capacity and improve the efficiency of the air traffic

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Qatar Airways CEO meets with Philadelphia's mayor

Posted 8 April 2014

Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter and senior officials held a high-level meeting last week with Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, along with a high-level delegation from the airline, to discuss new trade, business and

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FSF announces new president and CEO

Posted 8 April 2014

The Flight Safety Foundation has announced that Jon Beatty, former president and CEO of International Aero Engines, has been named as its new president and CEO.

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Partnerships are vital - Hogan says in Global Aerospace Summit keynote

Posted 7 April 2014

Etihad Airways and its Abu Dhabi home-base continue to benefit from the airline's strategy of working closely with network partners which, in turn, is supporting economic growth in markets around the world,

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Global Aerospace Summit 2014: IATA calls for Gulf cooperation

Posted 7 April 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for regional cooperation and global standards to support the continued success of aviation in the Gulf area.

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Middle East carriers outpace the world in latest IATA results

Posted 4 April 2014

Middle East carriers had the strongest year-over-year traffic growth in February at 13.4% as airlines continue to benefit from the strength of regional economies and solid growth in business-related premium travel, IATA

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CTT helps Flydubai go dry

Posted 3 April 2014

Flydubai is to install zonal drying systems on a further 11 of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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Etihad launches codeshare with Air Europa

Posted 3 April 2014

Etihad Airways has launched a codeshare agreement with Spanish carrier, Air Europa.

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Middle East leads on continuing air freight recovery

Posted 2 April 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today released data for global air freight markets in February showing a 2.9% increase in demand compared to February 2013, with the Middle East market leading the way with double

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Flight Safety Foundation calls for symposium on aircraft monitoring

Posted 1 April 2014

In the wake of the Malaysianflight MH 370 tragedy, the Flight Safety Foundation today called on the commercial aviation industry and national civil aviation authorities to gather for an international symposium on

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Emirates thrives on Australia regional tourism growth

Posted 1 April 2014

Qantas International Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey said the joint network with Emirates has delivered on its promise to boost inbound tourism for Australia and its regional cities in particular, with Emirates customers

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Gulf Helicopters AW139 fleet achieves 50,000 hour milestone

Posted 31 March 2014

The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 50,000 flight hours.

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Abu Dhabi International Airport named 'Best Airport in the Middle East'

Posted 27 March 2014

Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that Abu Dhabi International Airport has been named as the 'Best Airport in the Middle East' by The World Airport Awards of Skytrax, for the third consecutive year, reaffirming

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Joy for Iraqi orphans as new Iraq aircraft comes laden with toys

Posted 26 March 2014

Iraqi Airways in conjunction with Boeing and U.S.-based non-profit organisation Another Joy Foundation have come together to transport a consignment of toys on board the airline's newly delivered B737-800 aircraft.

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Small Planet to fly Afriqiyah routes from Tripoli

Posted 24 March 2014

European leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines has signed an agreement with Afriqiyah Airways, Libya's state-owned airline to launch regular flights from Tripoli International Airport (TIP) to airports in Western Europe.

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Jazeera Airways Group releases AGM report

Posted 21 March 2014

Jazeera Airways Group has held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at the company's headquarters in Freedom Town, Kuwait.

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Etihad and airBaltic expand codeshare agreement

Posted 21 March 2014

Etihad Airways expanded its codeshare agreement with Latvian flag carrier airBaltic to include routes from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich to Abu Dhabi and Riga.

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Airbus starts final assembly of A320neo

Posted 19 March 2014

Airbus has started final assembly of the first A320neo at its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France), with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections which recently arrived from St. Nazaire in France and Hamburg in Germany

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Boeing begins expansion of 737 commercial delivery center

Posted 18 March 2014

Boeing has kicked off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center (CDC) at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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Gulf Air cabin crew win recognition at ISPY 2014

Posted 17 March 2014

Gulf Air recently saw two members of its senior cabin crew, representing the airline's duty free sales team, recognised at the 2014 Inflight Sales Person of the Year Conference (ISPY).

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SaudiGulf orders four Airbus A320ceo aircraft

Posted 17 March 2014

SaudiGulf - the recently launched Saudi Arabian airline wholly owned by Abdul Hadi Al Qahtani Group of Companies and headed by former Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air boss, Samer Majali - has signed a firm contract with Airbus for four A320s, to be

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Etihad Regional leases four ATR-72 turboprops

Posted 13 March 2014

Etihad Regional today announced an agreement to lease four ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will see the carrier boost its regional fleet to 12 and support its rapidly expanding network.

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IATA sees airline industry profits continuing to improve

Posted 12 March 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the airline industry remains on track to deliver a second consecutive year of improved profitability.

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Flynas looking to renegotiate deal for 20 Airbus Group NV short-haul aircraft

Posted 12 March 2014

Saudi Arabian low-budget carrier Flynas is keen to renegotiate a deal for 20 Airbus Group NV short-haul aircraft with a view to taking the A350 wide-body model, reports Bloomberg.

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Air Arabia receives the 6000th Airbus A320 as part of its fleet

Posted 10 March 2014

Air Arabia has announced that it has taken delivery of its 37th aircraft, the 6000th Airbus A320 made to date.

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Gulf Aviation Safety Council backs IATA criticism of safety league tables

Posted 9 March 2014

The Gulf Aviation Safety Council (GFSC) has called for greater cooperation and exchange of information by all aviation stakeholders both regionally and internationally and also lodged support for IATA's

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Emirates announces alliance with Qantas is working

Posted 6 March 2014

Emirates airline said its alliance with Australia's Qantas is working and it helped the airline improve yields regardless of financial troubles at Qantas, reports Reuters.

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IATA sees strongest passenger demand start to 2014 in Middle East

Posted 5 March 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January showing a strong increase in demand with the Middle East posting the strongest growth of any region.

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$75bn worth of civil helicopter deliveries predicted over next decade

Posted 5 March 2014

Within the next decade $75 billion of new civil turbine helicopters are expected to be delivered globally and in this year alone, the number of players investing in the industry is expected increase, according to

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Pegasus' 2013 profit up 41%

Posted 5 March 2014

In 2013, Pegasus Airlines increased its sales revenue by 25% Year-on-Year (YoY) to 2.4 billion Turkish Lira and its gross profit to over 450 million Turkish Lira translating to an increase of 41% YoY.

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Aviation market in Middle East set to grow by 6.32%

Posted 4 March 2014

Industry analysts TechNavio have forecast that the aviation market in the Middle East is set to grow at a CAGR of 6.32% over the period 2012-2016.

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Middle East shows fastest growth in freight markets

Posted 4 March 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released January performance data which show a strong rise in air freight growth compared to a year ago, with the fastest growth recorded by Middle East carriers, at 10.7%.

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Etihad Aviation Group unveiled

Posted 3 March 2014

Etihad Airways has announced the next step in its long-term business strategy, with the creation of the Etihad Aviation Group, a new structure marking the transition from a single entity airline to a wider global aviation group.

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Etihad Airways' announces its financial results for 2013

Posted 3 March 2014

Etihad Airways has announced record financial results for 2013, with net profit up 48 per cent to US$62 million on revenues up 27 per cent to US$6.1 billion.

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Flydubai announces full-year 2013 net profit of AED 222.8 million

Posted 3 March 2014

flydubai has announced full-year 2013 net profit of AED 222.8 million (USD 60.7 million) an increase of 47 per cent compared to 2012.

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ADAE 2014: GCAA signs open skies agreement with Hungary

Posted 26 February 2014

Abu Dhabi's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an open skies agreement with Hungary at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo.

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker presented with RAeS Fellowship

Posted 24 February 2014

Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, has been presented with Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

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Kuwait Airways signs contract with Airbus for 25 aircraft

Posted 19 February 2014

Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to purchase 25 aircraft and lease 12 others.

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Turkish Airlines is checking out A380s for China routes

Posted 18 February 2014

Turkish Airlines could be operating A380s by the summer. UK online news service Flightglobal reported today that the fast growing airline has been making enquiries about wet-leasing four of the superjumbos.

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Qatar Airways launches new daily all premium Business Class service from Doha to London Heathrow

Posted 18 February 2014

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new daily all premium Business Class service from its hub in Doha to London Heathrow.

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Minister warns Bahrain MPs to stop meddling for the good of Gulf Air

Posted 17 February 2014

Gulf Air has been struggling to persuade candidates to step up for the chief executives job, because of fears of government interference.

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Air Arabia fourth quarter net profit up 12 per cent

Posted 17 February 2014

Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, as the company once again delivered high levels of profitability and growth across the breadth of its operations.

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Ethiopian Airlines chief warns that African carriers could be 'swallowed' by the Gulf

Posted 16 February 2014

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam has warned that Gulf carriers could “eat us for their lunch” unless there is a concerted effort by African airlines to get increase market share

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Gulf Air recognised for IT innovation

Posted 16 February 2014

Gulf Air has been listed among the top 50 organizations in the Middle East for its outstanding achievements in information technology for the third consecutive year.

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Emirates and Jetstar launch new codeshare and frequent flyer agreement

Posted 15 February 2014

Emirates and Jetstar have announced an agreement which is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia as the Dubai-based airline continues to connect

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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise orders 40 ATR 72-600s

Posted 12 February 2014

The European turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR and the United Arab Emirates' leasing firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has announced a contract for the purchase of 40 ATR 72-600s, which includes firm orders for 20 aircraft and

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IATA speak of partnering to shape commercial aviation's next century

Posted 11 February 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasised the importance of industry-government partnership as the industry embarks on the second century of commercial aviation.

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Oman Air records best-ever times for flight punctuality

Posted 11 February 2014

Analysis of 2013 data has shown that Oman Air has recorded its best-ever times for on-time performance.

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Emirates to idle ten percent of its fleet for three months

Posted 10 February 2014

Emirates will idle ten percent of its fleet for almost three months, crimping sales, as runway repairs curtail capacity at its Dubai International hub, reports Bloomberg.

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Boeing delivers first B747-8 with AeroMobile inflight mobile service

Posted 10 February 2014

Boeing has delivered the first B747-8 to be fully line-fitted with the AeroMobile inflight mobile service. The aircraft took its delivery flight from Seattle to Frankfurt on 6 February 2014.

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Falcon Aviation orders two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

Posted 10 February 2014

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services has signed a firm purchase agreement with Bombardier for two Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, worth about $61m.

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Saudia signs wide-ranging agreement with Boeing to kickstart civil and defence partnerships

Posted 6 February 2014

Saudi Arabian Airlines(Saudia) has signed a collaboration agreement with American manufacturer Boeing that could see it developing partnership activities in the field of defence as

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A350 in Qatar colours delights Al Baker

Posted 5 February 2014

A new aircraft in the Airbus Toulouse hangar is being prepared to enter a test flight programme - much to the delight of Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker

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Pearce to quit Oman Air at the end of the month

Posted 5 February 2014

Wayne Pearce, the chief executive of Oman's national carrier, Oman Air, is to quit the airline after two years at the helm.

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A350 XWB makes debut at Doha

Posted 5 February 2014

An A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has made its premiere appearance at Doha's new Hamad international airport, on its way to the Singapore Airshow.

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Qatar Airways assesses A350 progress

Posted 4 February 2014

Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, visited Airbus' facilities in Toulouse to get first-hand information on the A350 programme's progress.

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Etihad Airways looking at investment with Alitalia

Posted 4 February 2014

Etihad Airways and Alitalia have entered the final phase of a due diligence process about a possible investment by Etihad Airways in Alitalia, James Hogan, President and Chief Executive of Etihad Airways, and Gabriele Del Torchio,

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Flydubai looking to raise funds with Islamic bonds

Posted 4 February 2014

Flydubai will look to raise funds through a bond issue next year and is considering the option of, sukuk, Islamic bonds, reports Reuters.

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Air Arabia steps in to put RAK back on the airline map

Posted 2 February 2014 · 3 Comments

Following the collapse of RAK Airways a month ago, Sharjah-based Air Arabia has stepped in to rescue services to the northern-most emirate.

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UAE lays out its strategic plan for aviation future

Posted 31 January 2014

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched its new strategic plan for the years 2014-2016 under the theme “Building the Future of Aviation Together”, which, it said, will have a positive impact on the civil aviation

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Jazeera Airways Group announces FY2013 results

Posted 28 January 2014

Jazeera Airways Group has announced a net profit of KD16.7 million for the year 2013, beating once again previous years' record earnings for three years in-a-row despite ongoing regional political unrest and fuel price volatility.

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Air Arabia launches flights to Antalya

Posted 28 January 2014

Air Arabia has announced the launch of non-stop services to the city of Antalya, in the South West of Turkey.

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Emirates and Proflight Zambia sign global ticketing agreement

Posted 28 January 2014 · 2 Comments

Emirates and Proflight Zambia have signed an interline agreement that will make it easier for international passengers to reach domestic destinations throughout Zambia.

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Dubai Airports awards Northrop Grumman ARC analytics contract

Posted 24 January 2014

Dubai Airports has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the delivery of the Analytics module of its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) suite to Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS).

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The world's last 747-100 makes final flight with Iran Air

Posted 22 January 2014 · 1 Comment

An Iran Air crew waved goodbye to one of the classic aircraft in its fleet and closed the chapter on a piece of aviation history.

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Desert plants show promise as biofuel

Posted 22 January 2014

Boeing and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks.

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JetBlue and Etihad Airways announce codeshare plans

Posted 22 January 2014

JetBlue Airways and Etihad Airways have announced plans to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options worldwide.

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Qatar Airways and IAG Cargo sign freight deal

Posted 21 January 2014

IAG Cargo has signed a long-term commercial agreement to purchase capacity on Qatar Airways-operated air cargo freighters, effective from 1 May 2014.

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Etihad and Air Europa sign codeshare agreement

Posted 20 January 2014

UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways and Spanish airline Air Europa have signed a codeshare agreement which will see both carriers significantly enhance access to and from Spain, the UAE and to destinations across globe.

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Turkish Airlines records 23% growth in passenger traffic in 2013

Posted 20 January 2014

Turkish Airlines served 48.3 million passengers in 2013, a 23.6 percent increase from 39 million in 2012.

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Bahrain Airshow: new airline announcement good news for SGSC

Posted 17 January 2014

Saudi Ground Services Company says yesterday's announcement of the launch of the new Saudi Gulf airline can only mean good news.

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Qatar Airways plans fleet for new airline in Saudi

Posted 17 January 2014

Qatar Airways is planning to build a fleet of 50 Airbus aircraft for a new airline in Saudi Arabia that is slated to start operations in the third quarter, reports Bloomberg.

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Bombardier confirms CSeries six month delay

Posted 17 January 2014

Bombardier Aerospace has confirmed that the CSeries aircraft programme has been delayed by around six months.

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Bahrain Airshow: Start up signs $2 billion CSeries deal to launch Saudi domestic carrier

Posted 16 January 2014

The first of the two Saudi Arabian domestic carriers licensed after public tender in 2012 was unveiled this morning - along with a $2 billion order for Bombardier CSeries aircraft.

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CANSO outlines plans for Middle East ATM strategy

Posted 16 January 2014

Global air traffic management group CANSO is planning on its Middle East conference agreeing a Middle East strategy and engagement plan for the region's air traffic management,

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Bahrain Airshow: Gulf Air signs $100m TotalCare extension with Rolls-Royce

Posted 16 January 2014

Gulf Air today signed a five-year agreement to extend Rolls-Royce TotalCare support for its fleet of six A330 aircraft powered by Trent 700 engines - worth just over $100m - which extends the previous

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Boeing begins 777X high-speed wind tunnel tests

Posted 15 January 2014

Boeing announced today that it has begun high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Boeing 777X at its Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle, complementing the wind tunnel tests started at QinetiQ's facility in Farnborough, UK last month, where

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Boeing finds potential in 'green diesel'

Posted 15 January 2014

Boeing has identified 'green diesel', a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50% less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle.

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Airbus sets new records

Posted 14 January 2014

Airbus exceeded commercial targets in 2013, achieving a new record of 626 aircraft deliveries (493 A320 Family aircraft, 108 A330, 25 A380) to 93 customers (15 new) and a new industry record of 1,619 gross orders (377 A320ceo, 876 A320neo, 77 A330, 239 A350 XWB, 50 A380)

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Airbus raises prices by 2.6%

Posted 14 January 2014

Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 2.6% across its product line.

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Qatar Airways wins 'Best Business Class' award

Posted 14 January 2014

Qatar Airways was named 'Best Business Class' at the 25th Annual Best in Business Travel Awards USA Awards 2013, held yesterday in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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Qatar Airways Cargo optimises transportation of perishables

Posted 14 January 2014

Qatar Airways Cargo is launching two new premium services that will optimise the transportation of time and temperature sensitive goods, including high-value pharmaceutical products and perishables.

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Etihad and Airberlin offer a single livery

Posted 13 January 2014

Etihad Airways and its German partner, Airberlin, today unveiled an Airbus A320 aircraft in specially designed joint livery, symbolising the close ties between the two airlines and marking the launch of a new 'Moving Forward' media campaign.

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A350 XWB passes ultimate load wing test

Posted 13 January 2014

Airbus reported today that it had successfully performed the ultimate load test of the A350 XWB's wing in December 2013, applying loads up to 1.5 times higher than those the aircraft would ever encounter in its entire in-service life. At ultimate

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Qatar Airways to showcase new Dreamliner at BIAS 2014

Posted 13 January 2014

Qatar Airways will this week take part in its first major event of the year, displaying one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) taking place 16-18 January 2014.

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Middle East leads growth in passenger demand for November

Posted 13 January 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) global passenger traffic results for November 2013 released today show a general moderation in the pace of recent demand growth but with an impressive 9.7% posted by Middle

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AACO's 2014 annual meeting will take place in Dubai

Posted 10 January 2014

The Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) ihas announced the date of its 47th annual general meeting,which will have the theme "Arab Aviation Summit for the Future."

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Middle East leads recovery in air cargo

Posted 9 January 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures today which show a 6.1% growth in demand (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTK) for air freight in November 2013 (over November 2012), with Middle East carriers leading the

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Air services deal between UAE and India creates growth opportunity

Posted 9 January 2014

The United Arab Emirates has finally signed an extensive air services agreement (ASA) with the government of India which opens the way for growth in the number of flights to India and an increase in travel opportunities

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flynas launches business class service on all flights

Posted 8 January 2014

flynas has launched Business Class service on all its flights between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Boeing and flydubai finalise order for 75 737 MAXs

Posted 7 January 2014

Boeing and flydubai have announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices. In addition, the airline retains purchase rights for 25 more 737 MAXs.

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Boeing sets records for 2013

Posted 7 January 2014

Boeing set a company record in 2013 for the most commercial airplanes delivered in a single year with 648, while the company's unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,080 at the end of the year - also a new company record.

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Etihad celebrates record-breaking 2013

Posted 6 January 2014

Etihad Airways is celebrating a year of record-breaking success after achieving its highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013.

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Jazeera Airways releases operational performance report

Posted 6 January 2014

Jazeera Airways has released its November 2013 Operational Performance Report, which shows that the airline led in on-time performance (OTP) against all other airlines in the Middle East during the month of November 2013, with a

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