Etihad Airways president and CEO, James Hogan, has addressed the Aviation Club in London and said investing in success is not a crime; blocking competition would be.
By Barbara Saunders | Abu Dhabi. Dubai's low cost airline Flydubai should not be confused with a 'no frills' carrier, according to the airline's VP Inflight Product Daniel Kerrison. Speaking at the Aviation Passenger Experience
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates is eyeing huge growth over the next five years which will see a 116% climb in its annual passenger traffic, 54% surge in staffing, 66% increase in its fleet and 24 new destinations join its network,
Oman Airports management company has recognized Air Arabia, in two categories of its annual awards.
Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval from the the FAA for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval.
Saudi low cost carrier Flynas has reported a 303% growth in organic traffic to its website, contributing to record-breaking growth in passenger numbers in 2014. Working with search optimised content marketing agency, Sekari, the
Etihad Airways and Universal Pictures have unveiled the luxury Fast & Furious 777 airliner at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Open Skies has been “a model of success, generating enormous benefits for travellers and for airlines in the US, the UAE and around the world,” said James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, speaking
Aviation players must not risk flight safety in pursuit of profits, delegates at the World Aviation Safety Summit were told today.
Air Arabia today launched the first low cost carrier rewards programme in the MENA region.
A demonstration of the aviation industry's commitment to people over profit was made earlier today when Royal Jordanian diverted flight RJ 264, a Boeing 787 from Chicago to Amman, four hours after its departure to provide first aid to a
Screen icon Nicole Kidman provides the face and narrative for the airline's evocative new 'Flying Reimagined' brand campaign.
The 3rd annual World Aviation Safety Summit which opens in Dubai on Monday will see real-time airc raft tracking high on the agenda. The summit is hosted by the Dubai government and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and will gather
The second ICAO International Aviation and Environment Seminar for the Middle East which was held in the UAE last week addressed the reducing of carbon dioxide emissions, which is one of the key objectives of ICAO regarding
An Oman Air flight from Muscat, carrying 150 passengers, suffered two tyre bursts at landing at New Delhi's international airport earlier today.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight,
Pegasus Airlines' financial results for 2014 has been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has said the airline is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as a result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier, reports Reuters.
Qatar Airways, the Global Launch Customer of the A350 XWB, has welcomed the second aircraft into its fleet.
Turkish Airlines has signed a firm order for the purchase of four A330-200F freighter aircraft.
Emirates and Frontier Economics, a leading European consultancy, released today the results of a socio-economic impact study that measures Emirates' contribution to the European economy.
Global air freight markets showed a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in January 2015 compared to the same month last year according to the latest figures from IATA.
CIRTA Electro Mechanical and Maintenance, a Khalifa Fund member, has won a $2.8 deal to develop customised software for Etihad's cabin crew transport system.
The Royal Oman Police (ROP), the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and the Sultanate's Ministry of Tourism have been getting a good look over the multi-purpose Dornier 228 as it carried out a series of demonstrations at the Al Mouj Golf Course,
Dubai's hybrid-carrier, Flydubai reported a net profit of $68 million - an increase of 12.3% compared to 2013 - with total revenue of $ 1.2 billion for the 12-month period, ending 31 December.
Bombardier postponed the first flight of its CS300 aircraft, due to unfavorable weather conditions in Montreal today.
In a hard-hitting interview with global financial news service Reuters, Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark, has called for the right of reply to the 55-page dossier prepared by three American airlines claiming
Qatar Airways is preparing to receive its second A350-900 XWB from Airbus this week and will be speeding it through to revenue service after several weeks delay of the handover.
Abu Dhabi headquartered Falcon Aviation Services is further penetrating the developing African aviation market with this week's signing of a total turnkey solutions contract, including the wet lease of a NextGen Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turbo-prop, with
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) was the best on-time performer among the Middle East's major airlines throughout January according to figures issued today by flightstats.com.
Delta Airlines has issued an apology after its CEO, Richard Anderson, appeared to link Gulf-based air carriers with the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a CNN interview.
A team of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' experts in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted combined their expertise to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment from Scotland to Turkey.
Tehran-based Mahan Air has phased out the last of its Airbus A300 Classic aircraft with one of the rare A300B2 types making the final flight
EgyptAir has been awaded the IATA Fast Travel "Green" status which was instituted by the airline association to facilitate travel procedures and save time and effort of customers.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Second High Level Safety Conference (HLSC/2) to move towards the adoption of a
Turkish Cargo has increased the frequency of its scheduled flights to Budapest Airport to three times a week. The Turkish Airline subisiary, sees great opportunities in the Hungarian market, which is reflected in its latest frequency
Etihad Airways carried a record number of passengers and cargo in 2014, marking its strongest operational performance to date.
Etihad Airways has introduced its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner into commercial service.
Qatar Airways today announced it has taken a 9.99% stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group, SA (IAG).
Airlines from the UAE, Lebanon and Turkey have suspended flights to Baghdad after a Flydubai B737 was hit by bullets as it landed at the Iraqi capital's airport.
FlightStats, the global flight data services business for the travel industry has released the list of the top ten finalists for the 6th annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards.
The strategy for the new Alitalia was unveiled today, with an unequivocal commitment by the new executive team and strategic investors to reinvent the airline.
Jazeera Airways released its November 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows a 7% increase in total flown passengers from November 2013, and an on-time performance of 95%.
Dubai-based International Airfinance Corporation (IAFC) has signed its first firm purchase agreement for five Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The agreement also includes options for an additional four A330-200 aircraft.
IATA has releases its latest Premium Traffic Monitor for November 2014 revealing continued robust economic performance for Middle East region.
An Oman Air Airbus A330-300 aircraft veered off at landing last Thursday after its landing gear became stuck at Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, reports Emirates 24/7 News.
The UAE will be one of the first countries to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles – including leisure drones, according to one of its General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Directors, reports Barbara Saunders
Educating policy makers and influencing higher authorities on the importance of aviation were highlighted as key actions at the Future Air Transportation Systems Summit (FATSS) 2015 held in Dubai today.
Qatar Airways' brand new A350 XWB made its inaugural flight yesterday on the Doha to Frankfurt route.
Air travellers on all Etihad Airways flights to the United States from this week will be able to experience the benefits of arriving in the US having precleared US Customs and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi
Libyan Wings, a new Tripoli-based airline, is a step closer to its launch plans with the arrival in Malta of the second of its two Airbus A319 aircraft following the arrival of the first aircraft last week.
For its first new freighter service of 2015, Qatar Airways Cargo will launch twice weekly Airbus 330 freighter services to Basel, Switzerland, on 28 January 2015.
Airbus set a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers including eight new clients in 2014 - that's three more aircraft than in 2013 and the 13th consecutive year of increases, writes Dave Calderwood
Airbus has launched The A321neo on the back of an order from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) with the additional range on offer from the re-engining creating new opportunities for transatlantic operations – and more
Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2014, achieving a new record of 629 aircraft deliveries for 89 customers of which eight are new, comprising 490 A320 family aircraft, 108 A330s, 30 A380s and also our first A350 XWB.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme.
Qatar Airways took its first A350 XWB aircraft to Heathrow to help the airport prepare for its eventual introduction.
Air Arabia has signed an MoU with Bee'ah, the Sharjah-based award-winning fully integrated environmental and waste management company.
Qatar Airways is believed to be testing a new system that could make it the first airline in the world where all flight data recordings are streamed directly from the plane's flight recorders to the ground while in flight.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2014 showing a continuation of the healthy demand trend of recent months.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported November 2014 data for global air freight markets showing that demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) grew 4.2% compared to November 2013, with the
Qatar Airways has finalised an order for four 777 Freighters, valued at $1.24 billion and also has purchase rights for four additional airplanes, which when exercised will bring the combined value to $2.46 billion.
Royal Jordanian's emergency committee held a meeting on Sunday, January 4,2015, headed by acting president/CEO Captain Haitham Misto, to discuss the airline's readiness to deal with the exceptional weather
Air Arabia has bought a 49 percent stake in Jordan's Petra Airlines, reports Reuters.
Air Arabia has reignited its plans for a hub in Jordan that were shelved more than three years ago following Arab Spring.
Etihad Airways teams in Abu Dhabi and across its global network are continuing to work around the clock to restore the airline's flight schedule to normal following Saturday's severe fog disruption which had a
Boeing and Royal Air Maroc has celebrated the arrival into Morocco of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787.
Boeing has delivered Etihad Airways' first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline's new "Facets of Abu Dhabi" livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year.
Russian Helicopters' new light multirole commercial Ansat with hydro-mechanical controls has received additional certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC), enabling it
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority – Airworthiness (AW) Department, has met with stakeholders in Dubai to provide latest updates from AW Department and seek industry feedback on the services, regulations, and processes.
Etihad Airways is set to launch its first A380 service to London Heathrow in the early hours of tomorrow, morning.
Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the world's largest wide-body passenger fleet with 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters.
Following two consecutive years of record deliveries and capacity increases, 2014 saw Emirates adding 27 aircraft - 13 Airbus A380s, 12 Boeing 777-300ERs two Boeing 777 freighters – to its fleet.
Departing Toulouse on its delivery flight to Qatar Airways' base in Doha, is the airline's first A350 XWB accompanied by its big sister A380 – the fourth for Qatar Airways which is also making its first journey home. With the
Kuwait Airways has finalised its order for ten Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at list prices.
Boeing has partnered with Emirates Airline and U.S.-based non-profit organisation Another Joy Foundation to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline's
Dubai based Aerovista has signed an agreement to support Afriqiyah Airways on international routes with two A320-200 aircraft.
Alitalia and Etihad Airways today announced the completion of all the formalities related to the transfer of air transport operations from Alitalia CAI to the new Alitalia SAI.
The hand-over ceremony of the first new ATR 72-600 to Air Algerie comes along with another important milestone for ATR celebrating its 200th ATR -600 aircraft delivery.
Airbus has delivered the first A350 XWB, the world's latest generation widebody airliner, to launch customer Qatar Airways.
Gulf Air has announced the completion of its first insourced Airbus A330 18-month check at the airline's base maintenance facility.
Airbus Customer Services is offering an inflatable weatherproof turbofan engine maintenance tent which would allow customers or working parties to perform engine maintenance in adverse weather when there is no
Etihad Airways has unveiled its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft in Abu Dhabi.
The Gulf Flight Safety Council, the second Gulf Flight Data Forum meeting was held last week, hosted by Emirates Airline.
GE Aviation has been selected by Boeing to provide the common core system (CCS) and the enhanced airborne flight recorder (EAFR) for the Boeing 777X aircraft.
Gulf carriers are said to be seething over a possible decision by Airbus to halt production of the A380 Superjumbo in 2018.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report.
Etihad Airways has the option of taking a stake in unprofitable South African Airways, reports Bloomberg.
Qatar Airways and Airbus announce the date of the official delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, set to take place in Toulouse, France.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a strengthening in demand growth compared to September 2014 and to the year-ago period,
Qatar Airways will receive the first Airbus A350 XWB in Toulouse on December 13th. This will be the first of 80 of the mid-sized wide-body airliners ordered by the Doha-based airline.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released October data for global air freight markets showing that the strong performance of air cargo in recent months is continuing.
Emirates and AC Milan have today agreed a new five-year sponsorship deal, extending the airline's presence on the club's shirts until the 2019/2020 season.
flydubai will take delivery of its 43rd aircraft tomorrow – which coincides with the 43rd UAE National Day, reports Gulf Business.
At an event in Muscat today, VIPs, Sindbad Frequent Flyer Programme members and media representatives, in addition to Oman Air's staff, were shown around both the brand new A330-300 and B737-900 aircraft. Each features
Air Arabia has begun the process of considering a future fleet order to assure growth once an existing order with Airbus Group ends, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Royal Jordanian has welcomed its fifth 787 aircraft, thus completing the assimilation of the first group of its 787 order.
Kuwait Airways has confirmed it is buying ten Boeing 777-300ERs with a list value of $3.3 billion.
Aerovista has wet leased a B737-300 to Kam Air. The B737-300 will be operating domestic flights for the Afghan airline over a period of ayear with the option to extend. Aerovista and Kam Air have a history which dates back to 2006 when Aerovista