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Posted 22 March 2019

Fuel prices, the need for infrastructure to keep pace with airline growth, and the dangers of protectionism, were among the topics at the annual meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) in Cairo. Alan Dron reports.

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Turkish Airlines becomes first airline to use new insurance-backed aircraft financing product

Posted 21 March 2019

Turkish Airlines has become the first airline to use the brand new insurance-backed aircraft financing product “Balthazar” combined with French lease, with the financing of its A321

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Oman Air ranks first in Heathrow Airport’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ Q4 2018 league table

Posted 21 March 2019

Oman Air has been recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier in contributing to the reduction of the noise footprint at UK’s Heathrow Airport, as per the Fly Quiet and Green chart published by

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Qatar Airways reaches significant milestone with delivery of 250th aircraft

Posted 20 March 2019

Qatar Airways is celebrating the arrival of its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France, the latest addition to the group’s growing fleet of passenger, Cargo and executive aircraft.

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Boeing CEO releases a statement on ‘safety’

Posted 19 March 2019

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has released a message to airlines, passengers and the aviation community following the recent losses of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels

Posted 18 March 2019

The grounding of the world’s entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet could mean delays to overseas freight, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

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Etihad sees improvement in losses but still more than a billion down

Posted 15 March 2019

While Etihad announced some positive indicators in its latest annual results, they came against a backdrop of underlying negatives – principally a loss of $1.28 billion for the year. This was nonetheless a

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Boeing releases statement on 737 MAX operations

Posted 13 March 2019

Boeing has issued a statement on the operations of its 737 MAX aircraft.

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Flydubai grounds its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9

Posted 12 March 2019

Following the directive issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Flydubai’s fleet of 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and two Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft have been grounded.

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Saudia and Etihad see positive results from collaboration

Posted 12 March 2019

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and the UAE’s Etihad may be seen as fierce rivals, but speaking at the Saudi Airshow today the heads of both airlines said there were clear benefits from working together.

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Syrian soldiering on

Posted 12 March 2019

Syrian Arab Airlines chief executive, Talal Abdulkarim, talks to Martin Rivers about the flag-carrier’s intolerable challenges, and how Russia could help reverse its fortunes.

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Air Arabia extends relationship with Honeywell in APU deal

Posted 12 March 2019

Honeywell announced an agreement with Air Arabia at the Saudi Airshow today, to extend maintenance services and supply auxiliary power units (APUs) for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320ceo aircraft.

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Middle East carriers see weak growth in January for passenger demand from previous year

Posted 7 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2019 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% compared

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Gulf Air welcomes second Airbus A320neo to its fleet

Posted 6 March 2019

Gulf Air has welcomed the airline’s second Airbus A320neo to join the fleet, which landed in Bahrain International Airport today.

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Qatar and the European Union initial first Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement

Posted 5 March 2019

The State of Qatar and the European Union initialled a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA) in Brussels on Monday 4 March 2019, and signed a Memorandum of Consultations (MoC), which is set to

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Qatar Airways partners with IATA to launch diversity and inclusion awards

Posted 28 February 2019

Qatar Airways is to partner with The International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the launch of the ‘IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’, which promote greater gender diversification in the aviation

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IATA: Cooperation key to keeping aviation secure

Posted 28 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach

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Boeing-Embraer partnership receives shareholder approval

Posted 26 February 2019

The proposed strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer was approved today by Embraer's shareholders during an Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting held at the company's headquarters in Brazil.

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IATA releases 2018 airline safety performance results

Posted 21 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents

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Qatar Airways GCEO welcomes the Doha Declaration

Posted 14 February 2019

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls for a radical review of the existing aviation regulatory framework.

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Airbus pulls the plug on A380 as Emirates cancels order

Posted 14 February 2019

Airbus confirmed today that production of the A380 will end in 2021 following the decision by Dubai-based airline Emirates to cancel outstanding orders for the Superjumbo.

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Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian announce new codeshare partnership

Posted 11 February 2019

Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian have announced a new codeshare partnership which will provide their customers with greater access to key leisure and business destinations in North Africa, Europe, Canada,

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Attempted hijack on Sudan Airways flight to Cairo

Posted 7 February 2019

Sudan Airways flight 103 was en route from Cairo, Egypt to Khartoum, Sudan, on February 4, when a passenger attempted to enter the flight deck with the aim of hijacking the flight.

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Middle East carriers’ traffic increased 4.2% last year

Posted 7 February 2019

Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017.

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially launches the new CRJ550 aircraft,

Posted 6 February 2019

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has officially launched the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world.

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Qatar and the European Union conclude negotiations on Air Transport Agreement

Posted 6 February 2019

The European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport

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Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

Posted 5 February 2019

Boeing has announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nevada-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate

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Emirates forges codeshare partnership with China Southern Airlines

Posted 4 February 2019

Emirates and China Southern Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for passengers travelling

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Qatar Airways converts 10 of its 50 A321neo to A321LR

Posted 31 January 2019

Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family.

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EASA certifies A330neo for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

Posted 28 January 2019

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time.

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Strata delivers inaugural shipset for World's First Super Versatile Jet

Posted 28 January 2019

Strata Manufacturing, a composite aero structures manufacturing company, wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has delivered its first shipset of belly fairings for the PC-24, a twin-engine

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Etihad Airways records successful year for on-time performance

Posted 24 January 2019

Etihad Airways has posted its best December operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2010, concluding a successful year for its flight operations.

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Gulf Air and Royal Air Maroc sign SPA agreement

Posted 22 January 2019

Gulf Air and Royal Air Maroc recently signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) effective from 22 January 2019.

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Etihad Airways flies the first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in saltwater

Posted 16 January 2019

The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute that is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, has

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Emirates and Flydubai continue to expand partnership

Posted 16 January 2019

The strategic partnership between Dubai’s two airlines, Emirates and Flydubai, continues to grow since its launch 14 months ago as it adds new codeshare destinations in 2019.

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Qatar Airways official airline partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019

Posted 14 January 2019

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, marking the beginning of a year-long collaboration

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Emirates announces network updates for 2019

Posted 14 January 2019

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends. The airline

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Middle East carriers saw a 2.8% demand increase in November

Posted 10 January 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018.

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Syphax Airlines secures new AOC

Posted 9 January 2019

Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines has secured a new Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Tunisian civil aviation authority, reports ch-aviation.

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Rolls-Royce to build all-electric aircraft

Posted 8 January 2019

Rolls-Royce has taken on the challenge to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.

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Gulf Air launches boutique business model concept

Posted 7 January 2019

Gulf Air has revealed its business plans for 2019 to internal and external stakeholders during its commercial conference held in Manama, Bahrain, as part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen its position as a national asset to the

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ATR and Avation confirm order for eight ATR 72-600s

Posted 3 January 2019

Avation PLC, a commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, and ATR have confirmed Avation has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022.

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Aviation Safety Network reports increase in fatal air accidents

Posted 2 January 2019

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN), the Dutch-based exclusive service of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has released its 2018 airliner accident statistics showing a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents, resulting

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Qatar grows its stake in China Southern Airlines

Posted 2 January 2019

Qatar Airways has upped its stake in China Southern Airlines to 5%, the Diha based group said this morning. It completed the on-market purchase of the shares on December 28.

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A race against Trump...

Posted 2 January 2019

A last-gasp ferry flight before the United States re-imposed economic sanctions increased Iran Air’s fleet of modern regional aircraft by five machines. But, asks Alan Dron, how are they faring in service?

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GCAA signs protocol to amend agreement of offences and acts committed on board aircraft

Posted 1 January 2019

Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE’s Ambassador to Canada has signed the protocol for Amending the Agreement Concerning Offences and Acts Committed on Board Aircraft approved in Montreal, Canada.

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Four people killed in helicopter crash in the UAE

Posted 31 December 2018

The National Search and Rescue Center in Ras Al Khaimah announced over the weekend that four people were killed in the helicopter crash, which took place during a search and rescue operation near Jebel Jais in the UAE.

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A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins type Certification from FAA and EASA

Posted 27 December 2018

The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft

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Flyadeal sign commitment for up to 50 737 MAX Jets

Posted 21 December 2018

Boeing and Flyadeal have announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with the 737 MAX to take advantage of the airplane's fuel efficiency, range and passenger comforts. The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with

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Emirates and South African Airways expand commercial relationship

Posted 19 December 2018

Emirates and South African Airways (SAA)are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.

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New 787-9 joins Oman Air fleet

Posted 18 December 2018

Oman Air has taken delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that it has on order for 2018. This comes at a time when the airline is continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion.

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Qatar Airways GCEO hosts roundtable with global media to discuss airline’s expansion plans

Posted 18 December 2018

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable with global media to discuss the airline’s rapid expansion plans during Qatar’s annual Doha Forum

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Why Etihad turned tail on partnerships

Posted 14 December 2018

Etihad Airways is looking closer to home for growth as it plots a new course following major problems at some of its equity partner airlines. Alan Dron reports.

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Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Posted 14 December 2018

Emirates has received the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books.

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Rolls-Royce signs TotalCare contract for MEA aircraft

Posted 12 December 2018

As part of its widebody fleet renewal, the Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA) has decided to purchase four new and two option Airbus A330-900neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines due to deliver in 2021.

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Somon cracks the EU code

Posted 7 December 2018

Somon Air and AtlasGlobal are forging deeper ties in a bid to help the Tajik airline grow sustainably. Martin Rivers reports.

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Five Middle East States to share aviation security info

Posted 7 December 2018

Following their presentation of a working paper entitled 'Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States' at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia,

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes expanded 5.0% in October 2018

Posted 6 December 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same

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Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld

Posted 6 December 2018

Royal Air Maroc is to join oneworld. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced as the chief executives of the alliance’s 13 current member airlines gathered in New York for their year-end Governing Board meeting, just weeks before the

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Atlas' global map missing a few pages

Posted 29 November 2018

AtlasGlobal is living up to its name by establishing a group of subsidiary airlines spanning the world. But, as Martin Rivers discovers, management already have their hands full dealing with the volatile Turkish market.

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Royal Air Maroc orders additional ATR 72-600

Posted 27 November 2018

Royal Air Maroc, is adding an additional ATR 72-600 to its fleet. This will bring its total ATR 72-600 fleet to six aircraft.

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Boeing and Turkish Airlines announce order for additional 777 aircraft

Posted 27 November 2018

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced an order for three 777 Freighters as the flag carrier of Turkey continues to soar on record financial results and double-digit passenger and cargo growth.

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UAE General Civil Aviation Authority sign new air transport agreements

Posted 26 November 2018

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority signed final agreements on air transport services with the Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Vanuatu and the cabinet of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Dubai to boost bilateral

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The Phax of life

Posted 23 November 2018

Tunisian businessman and politician Mohamed Frikha tells Martin Rivers why he is bringing Syphax Airlines back from the dead.

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Emirates wins ULTRAs' Best Airline in the World

Posted 22 November 2018

Emirates was named ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ at the prestigious 2018 ULTRAs.

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First Boeing 777X flight test aircraft comes together

Posted 22 November 2018

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X aircraft that will take to the skies in 2019.

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Middle East travel slows

Posted 21 November 2018

Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals anaemic travel growth in the Middle East during the first ten months of the year.

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ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

Posted 19 November 2018

The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40 minute first flight from Hamburg on November 16, getting its short test-programme off to a good start.

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Gulf Air and Etihad Airways sign MoU

Posted 19 November 2018

Gulf Air and Etihad Airways, are set to explore deeper cooperation following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Bahrain International Airshow last week.

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Gulf Air completes sale and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Posted 15 November 2018

Gulf Air and SMBC Aviation Capital have today announced a six-aircraft agreement for the purchase and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo aircraft. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s first deal with Gulf Air and follows a

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SaudiGulf Airlines to add ten A320neo family aircraft

Posted 15 November 2018

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft. The commitment was announced today at the Bahrain International Airshow.

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Flynas first Saudi carrier to receive the A320neo

Posted 13 November 2018

Flynas has received its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft.

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Middle East carriers see 1.8% rise in demand in September

Posted 7 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in

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Geo-commerce, technology and the future of cargo aviation

Posted 1 November 2018

In a thought-provoking personal opinion article, Wolfgang Meier, president, Silkway West Airlines, says the outlook for global cargo aviation demand remains strong. However, there are other factors at play.

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Gulf Air and Thai Airways expand codeshare agreement

Posted 1 November 2018

Gulf Air and Thai Airways International (THAI), Thailand’s flag carrier, signed an expansion to the existing codeshare agreement effective from 28th October 2018.

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IATA forecast predicts 8.2 billion air travellers in 2037

Posted 25 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.

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Air Algérie starts to punch its weight again

Posted 25 October 2018

Faced with the opening up of air freight to national private operators as part of the government’s new economic orientation, Air Algérie has taken measures to adapt to the new environment. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard report.

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Nouvelair pace of change accelerates

Posted 19 October 2018

Nouvelair, a Tunisian private company operating charter and scheduled flights, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Deputy general manager, Chokri Zarrad, shared his ambition for the company with Vincent Chappard.

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Kuwait Airways latest to take A330neo

Posted 15 October 2018

The national carrier of the state of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, has signed a Purchase Agreement for eight A330-800 aircraft, with Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, signing the agreement

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Something in the Air at Salam

Posted 15 October 2018

Just a year into its life as one of the Gulf’s newest low-cost carriers, Oman’s SalamAir has plans for major expansions of both its fleet and route network.

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Pegasus clears one hurdle at a time

Posted 5 October 2018

Pegasus Airlines is giving wings to Turkey’s economic recovery after a difficult period for the country. Martin Rivers talked to chief executive, Mehmet Nane, about the opportunities ahead and the obstacles in his way.

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Oman adopts electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard

Posted 4 October 2018

In-line with the Government plans to implement international best practices in business, Oman has adopted the International Air Transport Association’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard in replacement of the paper airway

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Aviation marks ten years of emissions strategy, reaffirms carbon commitments

Posted 4 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since

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DAE strengthened by successful revolving loan facility

Posted 4 October 2018

Dubai’s major aircraft lessor DAE has successfully closed its $800 million revolving loan facility, which was launched in May of this year.

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Countdown to CORSIA nears key milestone

Posted 3 October 2018

At the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today, airlines and aircraft operators around the world were reminded about upcoming milestones for the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo

Posted 2 October 2018

Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations with launch customers of the most capable and flexible A321neo version to date – the A321LR – has moved a significant step closer with recent joint EASA and FAA approval of the aircraft

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Air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in economic activity

Posted 2 October 2018

The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh

Posted 2 October 2018

Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh yesterday.

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Middle Eastern carriers’ see a 2.2% increase in freight volumes in August 2018

Posted 1 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to

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One in eight people willing to fly on unmanned aircraft

Posted 1 October 2018

New research from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, reveals 13% of people would be prepared to fly in an unmanned aircraft.

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Qatar Airways grows its A350-1000 fleet

Posted 1 October 2018

Qatar Airways has upsized five A350-900s currently on order, to the bigger A350-1000 version.

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Oman Air receives its fourth new Boeing 737 MAX 8

Posted 1 October 2018

Oman Air is set to take delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s.

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Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

Posted 27 September 2018

The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Baby booming…

Posted 24 September 2018

As Saudi low-cost carrier, Flyadeal, approaches its first birthday, it is about to embark on a huge expansion programme, with a major order for new aircraft imminent. Alan Dron reports.

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Riyadh is named as the headquarters for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for MENA

Posted 18 September 2018

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the selection of the city of Riyadh as the headquarters for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for the Middle East and

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Air Arabia builds a growing pyramid from its Egyptian hubs

Posted 13 September 2018

Air Arabia has stepped up its Egyptian operations as Middle East low-cost carriers continue to grow. Alan Dron finds out more from airline CEO, Adel Ali.

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GACA and UK CAA sign MoU on civil aviation technical cooperation

Posted 7 September 2018

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) and the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on civil aviation technical cooperation.

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IATA: Emirates Airline in top five airlines ranked by total scheduled passenger kilometers

Posted 6 September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced industry performance statistics for 2017.

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Five Saudi female pilots take to the skies

Posted 6 September 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has recently issued five licenses for Saudi female pilots, permitting them to work as pilots on Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft, reports abouther.com.

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Emirates announces codeshare partnership with Jetstar Pacific

Posted 5 September 2018

Emirates and Jetstar Pacific have announced a new codeshare agreement.

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