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Diplomatic breakthrough paves way for Etihad-Israeli MRO deal

Posted 12 April 2021

Etihad’s expanding engineering division could notch up a new customer in Israeli carrier El Al?

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Emirates and Sheraa sign MOU

Posted 12 April 2021

Emirates has signed an MoU with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) to strengthen and expand the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE.

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Jazeera Airways announces vaccination drive of pilots and cabin crew

Posted 8 April 2021

Jazeera Airways has announced that all of its pilots have been vaccinated while cabin crew will be fully vaccinated by April 12.

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The MAX aircraft re-joins Flydubai’s fleet

Posted 8 April 2021

The first five of Flydubai’s 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed their operational readiness flights and have been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to return to service.

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Middle Eastern airlines saw demand fall 83.1% in February

Posted 8 April 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).

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Qatar Airways operates fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight

Posted 7 April 2021

Qatar Airways operated its first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight yesterday.

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Baby born on EgyptAir flight coming from N'Djamena

Posted 7 April 2021

An EgyptAir flight from N'Djamena to Cairo had to make made an emergency landing at Aswan Airport to check on the safety of a Chadian passenger and her new born baby boy, after giving birth safely on board, with the help of a medical student.

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Travelport+ launches next-generation platform for a new era of travel

Posted 7 April 2021

Global travel retail platform, Travelport, has launched its next-generation platform, Travelport+.

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BAA health check could help prepare airlines for recovery

Posted 6 April 2021

Middle East airlines are being offered a health check package to prepare better for the post covid recovery.

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Flydubai reinstates its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Posted 5 April 2021

Flydubai, has announced that its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will return to passenger service from April 8.

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IATA urges governments in the Middle East to work together

Posted 1 April 2021

IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to develop re-start plans to safely re-link their citizens, businesses and economies to global markets when the COVID-19 epidemiological situation permits.

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Emirates SkyCargo first air cargo carrier to deliver 50m COVID-19 vaccines

Posted 1 April 2021

In the run up to World Health Day (7th April), Emirates SkyCargo has become the first airline cargo carrier in the world to have transported more than 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on its flights.

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IATA releases 2020 safety report

Posted 31 March 2021

(IATA) announced the publication of the 2020 Safety Report and released data for the 2020 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.

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Downsizing Etihad changes its fleet path

Posted 31 March 2021

As Etihad Airways announces its restructuring into a ‘mid-size’ airline, Alan Dron asks: What now for the carrier after the formalisation of its new, scaled-down role?

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Research backs rapid testing for safe and efficient restart of air travel

Posted 30 March 2021

IATA has urged governments to accept best-in-class rapid antigen tests in fulfilment of COVID -19 testing requirements following the publication of new research by OXERA and Edge Health.

in Air Transport / Features

The MAX is back… but not yet in the Middle East

Posted 22 March 2021

Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX is starting to return to service. Alan Dron looks at what this could mean for airlines, passengers and the aircraft’s future?

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Emirates and TAP sign MOU to expand partnership

Posted 16 March 2021

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have signed an MoU to expand the codeshare partnership.

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IATA: Updated ICAO recommendations support industry restart

Posted 15 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council’s approval of the latest recommendations from its Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART).

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Oman Air certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Posted 12 March 2021

Oman Air has been certified with Skytrax’s 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating and its 5-Star COVID-19 Lounge Safety Rating at Muscat International Airport.

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Rolls-Royce and Tecnam to deliver all-electric passenger aircraft

Posted 11 March 2021

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in

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Air Cairo and SunExpress sign cooperation agreement

Posted 10 March 2021

Air Cairo and SunExpress have signed a sales cooperation agreement which will allow up to 30 flights per week to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada from 14 airports in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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IATA: Travellers are gaining confidence

Posted 9 March 2021

IATA has announced results from its latest poll of recent travellers, revealing growing confidence in a return to air travel, frustration with current travel restrictions, and acceptance of a travel app to manage health credentials for travel.

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Etihad Airways extends its COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover

Posted 8 March 2021

Etihad Airways has extended its COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover until 30 September 2021.

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Middle Eastern airlines saw demand plunge 82.3% in January

Posted 5 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020).

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Etihad confident despite Covid financial impact

Posted 5 March 2021

Etihad Airways confirmed the bitter impact of the Covid pandemic and resulting global travel restrictions on its fortunes, writes Alan Peaford.

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Gulf Air to trial IATA Travel Pass

Posted 4 March 2021

IATA is partnering with Gulf Air to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.

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The airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021

Posted 26 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021.

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ACIA Aero Leasing delivers two aircraft to Air Express Algeria

Posted 24 February 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA) has completed the transition of two aircraft to Air Express Algeria (AEA).

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Emirates operates first flight serviced by fully vaccinated frontline teams

Posted 22 February 2021

Emirates has become among the first airlines in the world to operate a flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams servicing customers at every touchpoint of the travel journey.

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches price alert app feature

Posted 22 February 2021

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s new national airline, has introduced a new feature on its mobile app, which will enable Wizz Air Abu Dhabi customers to activate price alerts on flights of interest.

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Etihad Airways and Gulf Air in strategic commercial cooperation agreement

Posted 17 February 2021

Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have signed a Strategic Commercial Cooperation Agreement (SCCA) to deepen their partnership between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain and beyond the respective hubs.

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Mid East fleet to recover - but narrow bodies will rule

Posted 15 February 2021

Despite shrinking to its lowest point of under 400 aircraft during the pandemic, the in-service fleet size in the Middle East is forecasted to reach more than 2,300 by 2031, according to Oliver Wyman’s latest fleet and MRO forecast.

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Etihad is the first airline with 100% of crew on board vaccinated

Posted 10 February 2021

Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and give passengers who travel with the airline peace of mind.

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Gulf Air welcomes its new 70th anniversary Airbus A321neoLR

Posted 5 February 2021

Gulf Air today welcomed its new Airbus A321neoLR which landed in the new terminal of Bahrain International Airport.

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2020 worst year in history for air travel

Posted 4 February 2021

IATA has announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell by 65.9% compared to the full year of 2019, by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history.

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IATA: The industry is in a severe situation

Posted 4 February 2021

Alexander de Juniac, CEO of IATA, has delivered a briefing updating the global air transport industry saying the industry ‘clearly shows the severe situation it is in.'

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IATA: We can see the light at the end of the tunnel

Posted 28 January 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to partner with the air transport industry to devise plans to safely re-link people, business and economies when the COVID-19 epidemiological situation

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Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again

Posted 27 January 2021

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in European skies, 22 months after the plane was grounded following two fatal crashes.

in Air Transport / Features

Summer sun is cold comfort to north African airlines

Posted 26 January 2021

It was hoped that the summer period would give north African airlines the chance to recover from the early blows dealt them by the coronavirus pandemic. However, as Vincent Chappard and Anuradha Deenapanray report, the results were

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Boeing: Aircraft flying on 100% sustainable fuels by 2030

Posted 25 January 2021

Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial aircraft are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.

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Qatar Airways and Iberia strengthen strategic partnership

Posted 21 January 2021

Qatar Airways has signed an expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia.

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Royal Jordanian to implement new measures on inbound flights

Posted 20 January 2021

Royal Jordanian will start implementing the new measures required by the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission for inbound flights as of January 20th, 2021.

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Emirates and Etihad trial IATA Travel Pass

Posted 19 January 2021

Both Emirates and Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements

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IATA CEO speaks The World Tourism Organisation

Posted 19 January 2021

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said during a speech at The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) that we will not be able to eliminate the risk of Covid-19 in any foreseeable timeline, so we must learn to manage the risk of it.

in Air Transport / Features

Global consistency the key to travel recovery

Posted 18 January 2021

Air Arabia’s dynamic business model has enabled the airline to react quickly to sudden changes in the market due to the coronavirus crisis. Group CEO, Adel Al Ali, told Vincent Chappard that consistent measures must be taken globally to enable

in Air Transport

Oman Air passes IATA’s Operational Safety Audit

Posted 18 January 2021

Oman Air has successfully passed the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

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Turkish Airlines launches new hygiene programme

Posted 18 January 2021

Turkish Airlines has launched a new hygiene programme 'TK Extra Care', which highlights new protective hygiene measures, in collaboration with the global carrier’s ambassador Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of the world-renowned

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Jazeera Airways takes delivery of new Airbus A320neo

Posted 18 January 2021

Jazeera Airways has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A320neo aircraft which landed at Kuwait International Airport on January 16, growing its fleet to 15 aircraft.

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IATA: A more balanced public policy approach is needed during Covid-19

Posted 13 January 2021

IATA’s Alexander de Juniac has delivered his first briefing of 2021 regarding Covid-19 saying governments are not interested in managing a balanced approach to the risks of Covid and a more balanced approach is

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Jordan Aviation eyes USA destinations

Posted 13 January 2021

Jordan Aviation has filed a formal request with the US Department of Transportation to begin flights to the USA in competition to the country’s national carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ).

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Middle Eastern airlines’ demand plummeted 86.0% in November

Posted 8 January 2021

IATA has said that the recovery in passenger demand which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season, came to a halt in November 2020.

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Resumption of air connectivity between key nations in Middle East

Posted 8 January 2021

IATA said it has welcomed the signing of the ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement that will see Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt open their air, land and sea borders with Qatar.

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Qatar Airways allowed to reroute some flights through Saudi airspace

Posted 8 January 2021

Qatar Airways began rerouting some of its flights through Saudi airspace from last night (Thursday) after the lifting of a blockade imposed more than three years ago.

in Air Transport / Features

Palestinian Airlines in limbo as aircraft put up for sale

Posted 5 January 2021

Palestinian Airlines faces yet another challenge as the occupied territories’ government puts its aircraft up for sale.

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Emirates expects first Boeing 777X to arrive in 2023

Posted 5 January 2021

Emirates has confirmed its first Boeing 777X will now not arrive until 2023 after it was originally slated for 2020.

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Qatar Airways reflects on 2020

Posted 31 December 2020

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has reflected on an ‘extraordinary year’ in the history of aviation.

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Wizz Air to begin Abu Dhabi ops on January 15

Posted 29 December 2020

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, is to start operations on January 15th with its inaugural flight to Athens.

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Etihad Airways introduces charter flight services

Posted 28 December 2020

Etihad Airways has expanded its business with the launch of charter and special flight services.

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Qatar Airways and Oman Air in code-share expansion

Posted 28 December 2020

Qatar Airways has signed an expanded code-share agreement with Oman Air.

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Qatar Airways offers unlimited changes for travel completed during 2021

Posted 23 December 2020

Qatar Airways has announced that it will offer passengers unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds for all tickets issued before 30 April 2021 for travel completed by 31 December 2021.

in Air Transport / Technology

Gogo has eyes on Middle Eastern Airlines

Posted 22 December 2020

Gogo is keen to establish its 2Ku inflight connectivity solution on more Middle Eastern Airlines following its purchase by satellite giant Intelsat.

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Gulf Air and EgyptAir expand codeshare agreeement

Posted 21 December 2020

Gulf Air and EgyptAir have expanded their codeshare partnership.

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Etihad inaugurates 2020 ecoDemonstrator aircraft into service

Posted 15 December 2020

Etihad Airways has officially inaugurated the latest aircraft in its journey towards sustainability, with the pioneering 2020 ecoDemonstrator entering commercial service following a series of industry-leading test

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Low blows...

Posted 14 December 2020

Airline passengers in Abu Dhabi stand to benefit as two new low-cost carriers fight it out for their dirhams. But, asks Alan Dron, is there enough business for both companies?

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DAE delivers 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines

Posted 14 December 2020

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has delivered the first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines as part of the Purchase and Leaseback agreement signed with American in the third quarter of this year.

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Hope Consortium flies two million Covid vaccine doses into Abu Dhabi

Posted 10 December 2020

Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium has achieved a major milestone in steering the global logistics industry towards worldwide COVID-19 vaccine distribution after facilitating the transportation and storage of two

in Air Transport

Gulf Air signs five agreements in Tel Aviv

Posted 9 December 2020

Gulf Air has ceremonially signed five agreements with a number of companies during an official visit from the Kingdom of Bahrain to the State of Israel.

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IATA: Governments should add market stimulation measures

Posted 9 December 2020

IATA has called on governments to add market stimulation measures to the support they are giving to keep aviation financially viable.

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Middle Eastern airlines saw an 86.7% traffic drop for October

Posted 9 December 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said the recovery of passenger demand continued to be disappointingly slow in October.

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IATA: States urged to follow global guidelines on crew testing

Posted 8 December 2020

IATA and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force

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Etihad launches first aircraft carbon offset programme in the Middle East

Posted 8 December 2020

Etihad Airways is purchasing carbon offsets to completely neutralise the CO2 emissions of its flagship “Greenliner” 787-10 aircraft for a full year of operations in 2021.

in Air Transport / Features

Etihad's sound investment

Posted 7 December 2020

A research programme has seen Etihad Airways, Boeing, NASA and Safran banding together to reduce noise emissions from future generations of airliners. Alan Dron has been finding out more.

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Emirates receives first of three A380s to be delivered in December

Posted 7 December 2020

Emirates has welcomed its 116th A380 as the first of three A380s to join its fleet in 2020. The aircraft arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Saturday morning, powered by a blend of conventional jet fuel and sustainable

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Gulf Air and EL AL Airlines sign agreement in Tel Aviv

Posted 4 December 2020

Gulf Air and EL AL Airlines are set to embark on a historic collaboration following the signing of an MOU during an official visit from Bahrain to Israel.

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Embraer's 10-Year Market Outlook identifies trends influencing the industry

Posted 3 December 2020

Embraer has released its newly published 2020 Commercial Market Outlook which examines passenger demand for air travel and new aircraft deliveries over the next 10 years.

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Saudi Airshow 2021 postponed

Posted 3 December 2020

The Saudi Airshow- due to take place in February - has been postponed.

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BOC Aviation leases 5 A321neo to MEA

Posted 1 December 2020

BOC Aviation has delivered the first two of five new Airbus A321neo aircraft for lease to Middle East Airlines (MEA). The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines.

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Aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief

Posted 27 November 2020

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) released a joint

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IATA calls on governments to support industry move to SAF

Posted 25 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as a critical step to achieving its target to cut net emissions to half 2005

in Air Transport

CFM to support Air Arabia’s A321neo fleet

Posted 24 November 2020

CFM International will provide time and material support for Air Arabia’s fleet of six LEAP-1A-powered A321neo aircraft.

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Saudia gets place on the IATA governing board

Posted 24 November 2020

Saudi Arabian Airlines’ (Saudia) new director general Ibrahim Al-Omar, has been appointed to the governing board of directors of IATA, the international airline association at today's AGM.

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IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

Posted 24 November 2020

IATA has welcomed the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Vistara Begins Non-Stop Delhi-Doha Flights

Posted 20 November 2020

India’s privately-owned full-service carrier Vistara has started operating non-stop flights between Delhi and Doha, as part of an effort to strengthen its presence in the Middle-East.

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Etihad and El Al to collaborate with codeshare cargo and loyalty schemes

Posted 19 November 2020

A historic deal that could stimulate some of that growth came this week as Etihad and Israel’s El Al signed an MOU to explore greater cooperation, code sharing, joint engineering and cargo services and even

in Air Transport

FAA approve resumption of 737 MAX operations

Posted 18 November 2020

After nearly two years of being grounded following two deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight.

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Boost for Middle East aviation from new Boeing forecast

Posted 18 November 2020

Boeing has said it anticipates demand for 2,945 new aircraft in the Middle East valued at $685 billion over the next two decades, as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic in the medium and long term.

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New IATA guidance prepares for global vaccine distribution

Posted 17 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released guidance to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

in Air Transport

Emirates tops global ranking in safe travel

Posted 16 November 2020

Emirates has been rated the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic according to the Safe Travel Barometer.

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TAI partners Boeing for new Turkish thermoplastic facility

Posted 12 November 2020

Turkish Aerospace (TAI) has signed a partnership agreement with Boeing as part of a continued effort to develop high-tech products locally.

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Call for urgent government assistance to prevent job losses

Posted 10 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in

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Qatar Airways partners with IATA and ClimateCare

Posted 3 November 2020

Qatar Airways has launched its carbon offset programme. The airline’s passengers now have the opportunity to voluntarily offset the carbon emissions associated with their journey at the point of booking.

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Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first two A330neos

Posted 29 October 2020

Kuwait Airways has received its first two A330neos. The aircraft are the first of eight A330neos ordered by the airline.

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Etihad Airways becomes first airline to issue sustainability-linked Sukuk

Posted 29 October 2020

Etihad Airways has launched the world’s first Transition Sukuk and the first Sustainability-Linked financing in global aviation, under a Transition Finance Framework.

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How outsourcing can help save the air transport sector

Posted 25 October 2020

Peter Mohring, Managing Director of Transport, Serco Middle East, explores why it has never been timelier for the air transport sector to embrace outsourcing to help with post pandemic recovery.

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Qatar Airways takes delivery of three A350-1000s

Posted 23 October 2020

Qatar Airways today took delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft with 52 in its fleet.

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EgyptAir signs MoU with Ghana to establish a new airline in Africa

Posted 22 October 2020

The Egyptian government has signed an MoU with Ghana to become a strategic partner in establishing a new airline affiliated with the Ghanaian government.

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Qatar Airways and Airlink in interline agreement

Posted 14 October 2020

Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with Airlink.

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IATA: Covid-19 is threatening some 4.8 million aviation jobs

Posted 14 October 2020

Alexander de Junaic, CEO of IATA said in his weekly briefing this week that the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening some 4.8 million aviation jobs and more needs to be done.

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Historic agreement between Jordan and Israel brings benefit

Posted 9 October 2020

Jordan has become the latest country in the Middle East to sign an aviation agreement with Israel to open up potential routes between and across the two countries. The move will also have environmental benefits.

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Airbus delivers MEA its third A321neo

Posted 9 October 2020

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has taken delivery of Airbus’ A320 Family aircraft with distinctive manufacturer serial number, 10,000, as the third A321neo to join the all Airbus MEA fleet.

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The MAX is back… but not yet in the Middle East

Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX is starting to return to service. Alan Dron looks at what this could mean for airlines, passengers and the aircraft’s future?

Middle Eastern airlines saw demand fall 83.1% in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).

The MAX aircraft re-joins Flydubai’s fleet

The first five of Flydubai’s 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed their operational readiness flights and have been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to return to service.

IATA urges governments in the Middle East to work together

IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to develop re-start plans to safely re-link their citizens, businesses and economies to global markets when the COVID-19 epidemiological situation permits.

Flydubai reinstates its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Flydubai, has announced that its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will return to passenger service from April 8.

Emirates SkyCargo first air cargo carrier to deliver 50m COVID-19 vaccines

In the run up to World Health Day (7th April), Emirates SkyCargo has become the first airline cargo carrier in the world to have transported more than 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on its flights.

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