Chief executive officer and director general of IATA, Tony Tyler, has made a statement regarding MH17, GE222 and AH5017.
The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali near the border of Burkina Faso.
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER has been damaged by a fire at Kano Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Nigeria as it was being refueled.
The Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification.
Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for
Algerian aviation officials have confirmed that the Air Algerie aircraft - reporting missing this morning - has crashed.
Jet Airways and Etihad Airways have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the growth of India's economy and aviation industry, including a major new turnaround strategy for Jet Airways to
Emirates has launched the world's shortest scheduled A380 flight with a routing from Dubai to Kuwait.
Qatar Airways today made the largest aircraft order in its history for a single aircraft type at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2014, finalising an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, whilst
At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Boeing and Air Algerie announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at current list prices.
Saudi Arabian domestic start-up, SaudiGulf Airlines, has selected the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engine to power four A320ceo aircraft and has also signed an eight-year V-Services maintenance service agreement
The Middle East has boosted Bombardier CSeries sales campaign with a new letter of intent from Jordan's Petra Airlines and the conversion to firm orders by an Abu Dhabi operator
ATR has announced that it has taken firm orders for 144 aircraft (119 ATR 72-600 and 25 ATR 42-600), with options for 112 additional aircraft, since the beginning of the year.
Airbus has launched the re-engined A330-800neo and A330-900neo at Farnborough Airshow this morning.
Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, the former CEO of Oman Air has returned to the Muscat-based airline in the role of chief operations officer.
Emirates has taken delivery of its 50th A380. This latest delivery takes Emirates' all wide-body fleet to 224 aircraft, representing the world's largest fleet of A380s, and also the world's largest fleet of Boeing 777s.
Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers.
Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalised an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices.
Iraqi Airways continues to operate scheduled flights across the country, despite its government owner ceding control of most northern and western cities to Sunni militants headed by the Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS.
Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Gol, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America.
Etihad has confirmed it has reached agreement with AlItalia to buy 49% of the troubled airline.
Quantum Investment Bank and Palma Capital - both based in the Dubai International Financial Centre - have been retained as the exclusive placement agents for the launch of a shariah compliant aircraft leasing fund (ALIF) to
Emirates Airlines president Tim Clark has told the Financial Times (FT) newspaper that the airline is reconsidering its order cancellation of 70 A350 XBW aircraft.
Jazeera Airways Group has announced that its fully-owned aircraft leasing subsidiary Sahaab Aircraft Leasing has entered the EU aviation market by placing two Airbus A320 aircraft on long-term leases with TAP Portugal airlines,
By Steve Nichols / Brussels. SITA, the global IT business solutions provider for the air transport industry, has responded to recent criticism of its structure.
The Airbus' A350 XWB may not now be heading for Emirates following the cancellation of its order last week – but the aircraft was still turning heads in the United Arab Emirates this week as the flight test aircraft (MSN3) completed its
Airlines are investing in smart technologies to manage flight disruptions better, according to the 2014 Airline IT Trends Survey.
Qatar Airways is having to wait longer for the introduction of A380s to its fleet.
Emirates Airline has hit back at US carrier Delta which has criticised and objected to Emirates flights to the US from Italy under 'Fifth Freedom' rights.
Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner - ordered by both Etihad Airways and Saudia -has been certified by the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices.
Jazeera Airways has released its April 2014 Operational Performance Report which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Jeddah, Bahrain, Alexandria, Cairo and Mashhad, and an on-time
Emirates Airline has cancelled its order for 70 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. The decision follows on-going discussions between the airline and the European manufacturer as part of a fleet requirement review.
A dispute is brewing between UAE airline Etihad and Skytrax the organisation that audits airlines for passenger experience and facilitates the annual World Airline awards.
By MARTIN RIVERS / DOHA: Iran Air would place orders for either the Boeing 777 or the 787 Dreamliner if US sanctions were lifted permanently, chairman Farhad Parvaresh has told Arabian Aerospace.
By MARTIN RIVERS / DOHA: Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines have suspended plans for a merger as the two flag carriers' home market struggles to contain a simmering civil war.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Economic Performance of the Airline Industry report outlining how air transport is adding value for consumers, the wider
Etihad Airways has announced a major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways, offering travellers enhanced connections throughout India, and linking India with even more destinations worldwide.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for airlines, governments, and industry stakeholders to guide the development of the commercial airline industry into its next century with a global
Etihad Airways has today confirmed it is detailing the conditions precedent and the criteria for a proposed equity investment negotiated with Alitalia and its stakeholders over the past months, heralding the way for the capital
Emirates will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July.
Boeing has received approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) certification from the FAA for the 787 Dreamliner.
Jazeera Airways will be taking delivery this week of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft from the manufacturer's facility in Hamburg, Germany, bringing the Group's fleet to 15 fully-owned aircraft.
Just weeks after Etihad launched its “Residence” concept featuring a bedroom, UAE rival Emirates confirmed it is also working on a first class concept featuring a bedroom of its own.
Turkey's Kaan Air has place an order with AgustaWestland for one AW139 intermediate and one AW189 super medium helicopter in VIP configuration.
Pegasus Airlines' financial results for the first quarter of 2014 have been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Qatar Airways inaugurated its new all-premium daily service 'Business One' between Doha and London Heathrow today, becoming the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow.
Rolls-Royce today dispatched the first production Trent XWB that will power the Airbus A350 XWB's entry into commercial service with Qatar Airways later this year.
Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2014, reflecting the airline's solid financials, strong business model and broad customer base.
Airbus has successfully performed certification testing to demonstrate the A350 XWB's ability to operate on wet runways. During these tests at Istres, France, the Qatar Airwys liveried flight-test
Saudi Arabia's low-cost carrier with added value (LLC+) Flynas, today successfully launched its inaugural non-stop flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, to Manchester Airport – its second destination in the UK.
Qatar Airways has delayed its plans to launch Al Maha, its subsidiary licensed for the Saudi Arabian domestic market.
According to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) traffic data for January-March 2014, Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's second largest airline, has continued its rapid double-digit growth.
European airline group Lufthansa is a the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai this week where it is giving a positive outlook on the 2014/2015 travel season for its business in the Middle East.
Whilst providing an update on the newly opened Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Qatar Airways' expansion plans, on the opening day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (5-8 May), the
Celebrity brand ambassador Dannii Minogue said she loves the proposed cabin designs by Etihad Airways for its new A380 and B787 aircraft
A Yemenia A330 has returned to Sana'a following a runway excursion at Asmara in Eritrea.
Etihad Airways has unveiled the world's most expensive firstclass offering which brings the luxury of a private jet to a commercial carrier
UAE has become the first non-European state to be granted full membership in European Union's Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft, known as SAFA.
Qatar Airways has revealed an additional glimpse of its customised A380-800 First and Business Class lounge and bathroom interiors.
Boeing has delivered Turkish Airlines' 75th Next-Generation 737 airplane, with the 737-800 arriving at Turkish Airlines' base at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday.
Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers.
Chris Robshaw, England and Harlequins rugby captain, joined celebrations yesterday (Monday 28 April) as Etihad Airways unveiled not one, but three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at London Heathrow's Terminal 4.
Etihad Airways has issued a statement regarding the diversion of 14 flights into Abu Dhabi to other airports in the region due to unexpected fog at the airport.
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
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.
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
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