News agency Reuters has reported that the trades union representing workers in the Italian national carrier Alitalia is willing to enter negotiations with Etihad Airways to help to meet conditions set by the UAE airline for investing in Alitalia.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a customer in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - who has requested to remain unidentified at this time - placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners.
Turkish Airlines has signed a MoU with Air Namibia. The MoU will culminate in a number of specific agreements being concluded, covering different specific and envisaged areas of cooperation.
A Qatar Airways A330 returned to Doha Airport shortly after takeoff when passengers reported smoke in the cabin.
The UAE hosted a symposium on air traffic management (ATM) in Abu Dhabi last week, to focus the attention on the challenges the region is facing for its air navigation.
Etihad Airways hosted a VIP reception in Toronto last night to celebrate the valued contribution of key partners in enhancing air connections between Canada, the UAE and other markets around the world.
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
Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways have announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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
Flydubai is to install zonal drying systems on a further 11 of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Etihad Airways has launched a codeshare agreement with Spanish carrier, Air Europa.
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
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
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
The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 50,000 flight hours.
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
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.
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.
Jazeera Airways Group has held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at the company's headquarters in Freedom Town, Kuwait.
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.
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
Boeing has kicked off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center (CDC) at Boeing Field in Seattle.
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).
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
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.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the airline industry remains on track to deliver a second consecutive year of improved profitability.
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.
Air Arabia has announced that it has taken delivery of its 37th aircraft, the 6000th Airbus A320 made to date.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Abu Dhabi's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an open skies agreement with Hungary at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo.
Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, has been presented with Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to purchase 25 aircraft and lease 12 others.
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.
Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new daily all premium Business Class service from its hub in Doha to London Heathrow.
Gulf Air has been struggling to persuade candidates to step up for the chief executives job, because of fears of government interference.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasised the importance of industry-government partnership as the industry embarks on the second century of commercial aviation.
Analysis of 2013 data has shown that Oman Air has recorded its best-ever times for on-time performance.
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.
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.
Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services has signed a firm purchase agreement with Bombardier for two Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, worth about $61m.
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
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
Wayne Pearce, the chief executive of Oman's national carrier, Oman Air, is to quit the airline after two years at the helm.
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.
Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, visited Airbus' facilities in Toulouse to get first-hand information on the A350 programme's progress.
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,
Flydubai will look to raise funds through a bond issue next year and is considering the option of, sukuk, Islamic bonds, reports Reuters.
Following the collapse of RAK Airways a month ago, Sharjah-based Air Arabia has stepped in to rescue services to the northern-most emirate.
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
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.
Air Arabia has announced the launch of non-stop services to the city of Antalya, in the South West of Turkey.
Emirates and Proflight Zambia have signed an interline agreement that will make it easier for international passengers to reach domestic destinations throughout Zambia.
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).
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.
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.
JetBlue Airways and Etihad Airways have announced plans to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options worldwide.
IAG Cargo has signed a long-term commercial agreement to purchase capacity on Qatar Airways-operated air cargo freighters, effective from 1 May 2014.
Turkish Airlines served 48.3 million passengers in 2013, a 23.6 percent increase from 39 million in 2012.
Saudi Ground Services Company says yesterday's announcement of the launch of the new Saudi Gulf airline can only mean good news.
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.
Bombardier Aerospace has confirmed that the CSeries aircraft programme has been delayed by around six months.
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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)
Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 2.6% across its product line.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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."
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