Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023.
For customers, the continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will deliver expanded services, greater schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to the development of world class products and travel experiences.
Comments from Qantas International CEO Alison Webster:
“The ACCC’s reauthorisation of our joint business is an important milestone in helping us continue deliver benefits for travellers and Australian tourism for the next five years.
“The evolution of our partnership reflects changes in customer demand and will allow us to leverage the latest aircraft ......read more
Having evolved from a fishing village to one of the largest cities in the world, the towering spectacle of Dubai is not to be underestimated. Voted in 2017 as the most popular destinations for tourists, this bustling city is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons. As the perfect blend of traditional culture and futuristic modernity, Dubai is one of those cities that has so much to offer that no matter how long your holiday takes, you’ll still never be able to see everything. With the world’s tallest skyline and the shopping malls that are the size of towns, everything about visiting Dubai is always bigger and better than you could imagine.
Know what’s there
It can’t be overstated: there is a lot to do in Dubai. No matter what sort of attractions appeal to you, you’re going to need to plan. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018: Samarkand which was added to the list of "World Cultural Heritage" and was taken under preservation by UNESCO , has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines.
Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and one of the most important transportation lines of world trade for centuries, has become 2nd destination of Turkish Airlines to be operated in Uzbekistan after capital city Tashkent
Turkish Airlines CEO; Bilal Ekşi has made a speech at the opening ceremony held at Samarkand Airport, and said; " We have launched flights to Samarkand, one of the most important cities of our civilization, and on Unesco's World Heritage list. It will be able to fly to Samarkand from 121 countries , through direct flights ......read more
Emirates first international foreign carrier to land at the new terminal
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018: Emirates was the first international airline to land a scheduled commercial flight at the newly inaugurated passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport last night. To mark the occasion the airline deployed one of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the ties between Oman and the UAE. Flight EK 864 landed at 5:55pm, and was the first international flight to operate to the new passenger terminal. Passengers on board came from destinations like Dhaka, Baghdad and Dammam via Dubai.
Emirates has been flying to Oman since 1993, and will be marking 25 years of successful operations this year to the country. The airline currently operates three daily flights to Muscat, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 21, 2018: Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on SWISS services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi.
SWISS will market its LX code on Etihad Airways’ services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers codeshare flights to and from the UAE’s capital city.
The codeshare services are bookable now, for travel from 26 March.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “This codeshare deepens Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Swiss travel market and Switzerland, a key destination for travellers from our UAE home, neighbouring Gulf ......read more
March 21, 2018 UAE: Dubai International Airport was named the busiest international airport for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, measured by total passengers at 88.2 million, an increase of 5.5 per cent from 2016.
Therefore, it makes sense for the UAE to maximise economic opportunities for its tourist industry by looking at how to positively affect the passenger experience.
Major airports have become key engines powering local economic development, attracting aviation-linked businesses of all types.
These include, hotel, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, convention, trade and exhibition complexes, as well as office buildings that accommodate travel-intensive executives and professionals.
The rapid expansion of airport-linked commercial facilities is making it one of today's drivers of metropolitan ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 March 2018: With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines now adds Aqaba to its flight network as the 2nd destination in Jordan.
Beginning from today, Aqaba flights will be operated 3 times per week. Round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Aqaba starting at 404 US Dollars (including taxes and fees).
Additionally, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members to be used for their trips departing from Turkey provided that completed by 11th June 2018, and the trips departing from Aqaba provided that completed by 12th June 2018, with a 25% reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.*
Aqaba flight times as scheduled from March 19th;
Flight ......read more
Dubai Tourism highlights the city’s position as a leading winter cruise destination; on track to welcome 1 million cruise tourists by 2020/2021 cruise season
Dubai, UAE 20 March 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) highlighted Dubai’s growing popularity as a global cruise destination viable for pre-cruise and post-cruise stopovers and an apt homeport in the region at the Seatrade Cruise Global in Florida, USA, a leading event for the cruise industry. Dubai Tourism exhibited under the Cruise Arabia banner, bringing together the tourism authorities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain on a unified stand with the goal of promoting the region as a whole, and improving business sustainability and development.
The 3-day event also saw successful networking and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018: As temperatures across the United Arab Emirates begin to rise, the dawn of spring brings new beginnings and opportunities to explore new cultures and destinations at their best.
This spring, Cathay Pacific is providing more reasons to travel by launching special promotional fares to 30 global destinations.
Cathay Pacific Area Manager Middle East Jonathan Ng said: “With moderate temperatures and fewer crowds gathering at popular attractions, spring is the ideal time of year to travel to destinations across Asia and further afield – there are so many fascinating places for visitors to explore.
Our promotional fares are great value and enable people to travel well and experience something new.”
Cathay Pacific customers transferring or staying in Hong Kong will also be able to ......read more
Dubai, UAE 17 March 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards.
The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data sharing platform principles.
This aligns with and supports industry initiatives to modernize air cargo processes efficiently and share critical data among stakeholders that need it.
Implementing the e-DGD requires cooperation between all stakeholders, including shippers, forwarders, carriers, ground handling agents and third party providers.
The benefits of implementing the e-DGD with clearly defined ......read more
17 March 2018 Dubai, UAE: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities for the future success of the air cargo industry: accelerating the digitization of the supply chain, enforcing regulations for lithium batteries, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of air cargo leaders.
“Air cargo had an exceptional year in 2017 with 9% growth. And we expect a very healthy 4.5% expansion of demand in 2018.
There are great opportunities in e-commerce and the movement of time-and-temperature sensitive goods such as pharmaceuticals.
But we must accelerate the modernization of processes, enforce regulations for the safe transport of lithium batteries and improve the efficiency of trade facilitation. Longer-term, we also need to inspire the next generation of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution for the air cargo industry: Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) that will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air and support the industry’s goal of a fully digitized supply chain.
“The air transport industry handles in excess of 1.25 million dangerous goods shipments transported per year.
With the air cargo growth forecast at 4.9% per year over the next five years this number will rise significantly.
To ensure that air cargo is ready to benefit from this growth the industry needs to adopt modern and harmonized standards that facilitate safe, secure and efficient operations, particularly in relation to carriage of dangerous goods.
DG ......read more
Results for 2017
Adjusted EBIT increased around 70 percent to some EUR 3 billion
Adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 percentage points to 8.4 percent
Earnings growth primarily driven by the Group’s airlines (including cargo)
Revenues up 12.4 percent to EUR 35.6 billion
Unit costs further reduced
60 percent higher dividend proposed at EUR 0.80 per share
Outlook for 2018
Stable unit revenue development expected
Unit costs to be further reduced by 1 to 2 percent
Higher fuel costs of some EUR 700 million expected to be largely compensated by improved operating performance
Adjusted EBIT for the year expected to be only slightly below its record in
“Our endeavors of the past few years are paying off. Our modernization has a sustainable impact. We have achieved the best result in the history ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 March, 2018: Turkish Airlines today announced on the PDP that, in order to insure the need for wide body aircraft, the Incorporation has decided to purchase 50 firm and 10 optional aircraft, a total of 60 wide body aircraft, of which 6 to be delivered in 2019, 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2022, 11 in 2023 and 7 in the year 2024. According to this, a total of 30 B787-9 aircraft, of which 25 firm and 5 optional, will be purchased from Boeing and a total of 30 A350-900 aircraft, of which 25 firm and 5 optional will be purchased from Airbus.
Related MoU with Airbus was signed last January at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s official visit to France with French President Emmanuel Macron in attendance. Also last September, ......read more
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Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2018: The Cathay Pacific Group reported an attributable profit of US$101.8 million in the second half of 2017, compared to an attributable loss of US$263.6 million in the first ......read more
Memorandum of Understanding to focus on expanding bilateral trade and investment opportunities between UAE and Northeastern Chinese Province
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), one of the UAE’s leading free zones, has announced a new strategic partnership with Liaoning Chamber of Commerce UAE. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will increase collaboration between the two organizations to help expand bilateral trade and create new business and investment opportunities with Liaoning province.
The MoU was signed by Nasser Al Madani, Assistant Director General at DAFZA and Yewei Fan, President of Liaoning Chamber of Commerce UAE at a signing ceremony held in the Freezone.
As part of the agreement, DAFZA and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: Munich Airport is about to embark on a unique, future-focused project. Under the name LabCampus, the airport will develop an interdisciplinary idea and innovation center on the airport campus. The visionary project will foster cooperation between companies and industries by bringing together leading experts, companies – from start-ups to global players, creative minds and investors – at the heart of a thriving transportation hub with links to over 260 destinations worldwide and plenty of room for real estate development. "There are 150,000 people at Munich Airport every day: passengers, employees and visitors who are potential customers, business partners and visitors for LabCampus. Nowhere else will you find better connectivity to customers and partners," said Thomas Weyer, CFO and ......read more
The new branches are located in Bur Dubai, Al Quoz and Al Nahda - Sharjah.
DUBAI – March 10, 2018: Cozmo Travel, a member of the Air Arabia Group and a leading travel management company in the region, has launched three new sales outlets as part of its aggressive expansion strategies. With the opening of these new outlets in Bur Dubai, Al Quoz and Al Nahda – Sharjah, Cozmo Travel now operates a network of over 90 branches globally.
Commenting on the opening of new branches, Mr. Jamal Abdulnazar, CEO of Cozmo Travel, said, “We are very glad to open our new branches in three different strategic locations in the UAE. This is yet another important step towards realizing our vision of being the leading travel agency in the Middle East. It is a sense of pride for us to witness our business growing and ......read more
First scheduled service linking the UAE and Azerbaijani capitals
New codeshare partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines
Appointment of new Country Manager Azerbaijan
Abu Dhabi, UAE 3 March 2018: Etihad Airways has launched the first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Baku.
The inaugural flight, EY297, departed Abu Dhabi yesterday carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team. On arrival in Baku, the aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, followed by the customary display of the Emirati and Azerbaijani national flags from the cockpit windows.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are tremendously excited to be ......read more
Aerospace experts shared their insights with aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, KSA, 1 March, 2018: Airbus announced the successful conclusion of its insightful aviation workshop in Riyadh, part of its ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme that aims to present aspiring Saudi entrepreneurs with a brief yet rich perspective on innovations in the global aerospace industry.
The workshop, held at Airbus offices in Riyadh, was attended by 15 young innovators. During the session a number of aviation experts shared their insights and experiences with the Saudi entrepreneurs. The event was attended by key partners of the ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme including TAQNIA Aeronautics, Rockwell Collins, Altran, Qotuf, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Aviation Australia ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has reached 20 million members.
To celebrate this major milestone, Emirates Skywards will be celebrating with its members. Those travelling from Dubai on Emirates flights during the week beginning 4th March 2018 can look forward to little surprises at check-in, on board and in the lounges for some of its longest-standing members.
In an average month, Emirates Skywards welcomes 220,000 new members across the globe. The top 5 countries with the largest member bases are spread across 4 continents reflecting Emirates’ six-continent global network. UK has the biggest membership base at 2.6 million, followed by the US with 1.8 million members. Australia has 1.7 million members and India and the UAE, the airline’s home ......read more
Sheikh Ahmed: Women have played a key role in the success and development of the aviation industry in the UAE
UAE stands out in MENA for highest number of women in aviation
42 per cent of Emirates staff are women
12 out of 248 airlines are led by women
Over 5,000 women pilots worldwide
558,000 commercial pilots needed globally by 2034
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Compared with other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the UAE has more women pilots, captains, aircraft engineers, mechanics, aircraft maintenance and air traffic controllers, among others.
Thirteen of the 15 countries with the lowest rates of women participating in their labour force are in the MENA.
Emirates currently employs nearly 27,000 women, making up 42 percent of the group’s workforce, including ......read more
Singapore Airlines prepares to resume world’s longest commercial flights
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines later this year.
Altogether, Singapore Airlines has ordered seven A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, which it will use on non-stop flights between Singapore and the US, including the world’s longest commercial service between Singapore and New York.
Following completion of the airframe assembly, the first aircraft has now moved to an outdoor station where it will undergo extensive ground tests, prior to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018: The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel.
On 24 February 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London to Amsterdam with sustainable aviation fuel in one of its engines. The flight demonstrated the viability of drop-in biofuels, which can be blended with traditional jet fuel, using existing airport infrastructure. A flight completely powered by sustainable fuel has the potential to reduce the carbon emissions of that flight by up to 80%.
“The momentum for sustainable aviation ......read more
Beginning today, new direct flights to Freetown (Sierra Leone) also bring the total countries and destinations that reached by the flag carrier to 121, and 301, respectively.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 26th, 2018: Turkish Airlines, flying to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, marks another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
With existing services to city–hubs of Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, Cape Town, Johannesburg and a lot more, Turkish Airlines now adds flights to Freetown as its 52nd destination in Africa.
Beginning from February 24th, 2018 Turkish Airlines will operate its Freetown ......read more
AirAsia, Asiana Airlines and Etihad Airways sign-up for state-of-the-art Skywise Predictive Maintenance Services
In total, more than 1,000 Airbus aircraft to be connected to Skywise
Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018: AirAsia, Asiana Airlines and Etihad Airways have become the first airlines to use full aircraft data and advanced predictive analytics on Airbus’ open aviation data ......read more
India becomes first source market to top 2 million annual visitors
Visa-on-arrival status for both Russia and China exponentially elevates visitation from both markets
Significant year-on-year growth in traffic volumes from majority of key source markets
Dubai consolidates its position as fourth most visited city globally
Dubai, UAE; 7 February 2018: Dubai recorded a ......read more
Experts at Savory & Partners, one of the largest companies in the Middle East that provides citizenship-by-investment programmes, said that high-net-worth families in the GCC contributed to a 76 per cent increase in demand for second passports from Europe or the Caribbean in the last quarter of 2017. But that demand will subside after 31st of March 2018 when prices are expected to ......read more
Turkish Airlines presents its new commercial starring world famous heart surgeon and TV personality Dr. Oz at the Super Bowl LII.
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018: Turkish Airlines, winner of Skytrax’s “Best Airline in Europe” award six consecutive years, has just debuted its new commercial on Sunday, February 4th during the NFL’s final game and the most-watched show ......read more
Delegation reinforces Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination of distinction for culture, heritage and history among Indian tourists
Abu Dhabi, 5 February 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has concluded its successful participation at the SATTE Conference in New Delhi, India, which took place from January 31st to February 2nd, 2018. This marks the ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E. – 1 February 2018 – The Emirates Group today honoured its top employees for their extraordinary commitment to excellence, performance, and service.
The ‘Najm Chairman’s Awards’ ceremony took place at Emirates’ Group Headquarters, and was presented Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline on behalf of His ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose 7.6% compared to 2016. This was well above the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. While the rate of demand growth slowed to 6.2% in December 2017, ......read more
Airbus’ newest Single Aisle adds range up for transatlantic flight capability
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: Airbus’ first A321LR (Long Range), MSN7877, has accomplished its maiden flight following a mission lasting 2 hours and 36 minutes. The aircraft powered by CFM Leap-1A engines is now set to undergo a nearly 100 hour flight test programme, including trans-Atlantic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by ......read more
Abu Dhabi, (UAE) January 31, 2018 – Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy tailored to varying customer requirements in the international markets it serves.
The changes allow for a simpler baggage structure as the allowance for all markets, excluding the US and Canada, is now based on total weight rather than the number of bags checked ......read more
Abu Dhabi, (UAE) January 31, 2018– Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy tailored to varying customer requirements in the international markets it serves.
The changes allow for a simpler baggage structure as the allowance for all markets, excluding the US and Canada, is now based on total weight rather than the number of bags checked ......read more
Airline’s fourth South American passenger route will be served with five weekly flights
New service will see Emirates fly 12 times a week to Sao Paulo
Passengers can now travel between Chile and Brazil with Emirates
Dubai, 31 January 2018 – Emirates, the world’s best airline according to TripAdvisor 2017, today announced its plan to launch a new, five ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 31, 2018– Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has introduced special fares for its Abu Dhabi – Dublin flights to celebrate the lifting of visa requirements for UAE nationals travelling to Ireland, which comes into effect today.
The special fares start from AED 2,885 in Economy Class and AED 15,215 in Business Class ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2018: UAE residents are creatures of habits when they travel, a study has found.
56 per cent of adults in the UAE admit they always go through the same habits and rituals to ensure their journey and holiday goes to plan.
Fliers also follow the same routines when it comes to the time they arrive at the airport, the food and drink they consume when on ......read more
UAE, January 30,2018 - Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the details of the 8th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, which will be held with the participation of an exciting lineup of top internationally renowned artists during its 11-day run, in 18 locations under the theme "Culture in Sharjah" from February 7 to the 17th,2018. ......read more
January 29, 2018 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways today reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria with the announcement of two additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi–Lagos route, taking it to a daily service.
The new Tuesday and Thursday services will start on 1 May 2018. The route will continue to be operated by a two-class Airbus A330, ......read more
Skytrax awards quality rating for premium service and first-rate comfort
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: Lufthansa has received five-star certification from British aviation consulting specialist, Skytrax, making it the first airline outside Asia for this achievement. The quality rating for premium service and first-rate comfort has placed Lufthansa in the select group of now ten airlines ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance has introduced four narrow body flights to support its daily wide-body operations between Dubai and its Colombo hub. Accordingly, the additional flights are operated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
This step has been taken in view of the ......read more
The visit reaffirmed Airbus’ ongoing commitment to the Sultanate and its flourishing aviation sector.
Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2018: The largest member of Airbus' market-leading widebody product line, the A350-1000, has stopped at Muscat International Airport on the 28th of January 2018 as part of its Middle East and Asia-Pacific tour.
The visit to Muscat, in ......read more
Airbus shows the world’s most advanced widebody aircraft
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018: The A350-1000, the newest member of Airbus’ leading Widebody family, has embarked on a three-week Demonstration Tour to the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific region.
The Demonstration Tour follows the completion of a successful flight test campaign, which lasted less than one year and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018: SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, achieved the highest ever monthly revenue in Company history in December 2017. The air-transport operation of the Company recorded a stand-alone revenue of US Dollar 100.1 million – the first instance in the 38-year history of the airline where monthly operating ......read more
New York JFK services reduced from four daily, to three a day from 25 March
Daily services reinstated to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from 25 March
Adjustments to US services made in line with commercial demand
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018: Emirates will introduce a new non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai from 1 June 2018, adding to its ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 January, 2018: After completing 2017 successfully, Turkish Airlines has now set its targets for 2018, the year in which the carrier will move its hub to the 3rd Airport of Istanbul.
According to the non-consolidated 2018 budget that was approved by the Board of Directors under the presidency of M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of ......read more
Lifting of visa requirement to foster stronger relations between the United Arab Emirates and Ireland
Abu Dhabi, 24 January 2018: The Minister for Justice and Equality of Ireland, Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., announced the lifting of the visa requirement for citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) travelling to Ireland with effect from the 31st January 2018. He has signed an ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., 23rd January 2018 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has received the M&A Deal of the Year award from Airline Economics during its Aviation 100 Global Leader Awards ceremony in Dublin, Ireland last night.
This award is recognition of DAE’s high-profile acquisition of the leading aircraft lessor AWAS in 2017, which ......read more
With eight races to look forward to in 2018, it will be another whirlwind year on the Air Race tour as Hamilton travels the world on our timekeeping mission.
Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2018: Proceedings take off in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of February in a repeat of last season’s opener. We go to Cannes in April, Wiener Neustadt in Austria follows in May, then ......read more
Dubai, United Arabic Emirates – 22 January, 2018: Turkish Airlines is starting off 2018 with a special offer for their valued customers in the UAE. Passengers can enjoy a discount of up to 60% on flights to major cities across Europe, The United States and Canada.
Economy class passengers can benefit from a 60% discount now applied on flights to New York, Los Angeles, ......read more
Izmir is the 5th destination in Turkey for Air Arabia
Air Arabia is the only carrier in the UAE with direct flights to Izmir
Two flights per week serving Izmir from 27 June 2018
Sharjah, UAE; 21 January 2018: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced today that, from 27 June 2018, it will become the first ......read more
Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East to Open This Week
Dubai, UAE. 21 January 2018: The key players and decision makers from the airline industry will be in Dubai World Trade Centre later this week, when Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East, produced by Aviation Week Network and Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, take place 23-24 January. With 320 exhibitors ......read more
Commitment to grow its flagship A380 fleet
Dubai, UAE, 18th January 2018 – Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed this morning at the airline’s headquarters in Dubai by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, ......read more
MOU for 20 firm orders and 16 options signed today
Latest deal takes Emirates’ total Airbus A380 commitment to 178 aircraft units, underscoring the airline’s confidence in the programme
Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2018 – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, today announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 17th January 2018 – Ahlan Business Class Lounge by Dubai International Hotel has been awarded the Priority Pass Middle East & Africa Airport Lounge of the Year Award.
Now in its thirteenth year, the awards are based on ratings provided by Priority Pass Members and recognize excellence within the world’s largest independent lounge ......read more
Take-offs and landings up 2.6% to over 400,000
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018: Munich Airport's dynamic growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories: Passenger traffic increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5 percent gain over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, ......read more
Total deliveries reached 718 – four percent higher than the previous record
1,109 total net orders from 44 customers; Book-to-bill ratio at 1.5
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018: Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent ......read more
Turkish Airlines reached the highest Load Factor in December with 79.7% LF
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 January, 2018: Turkish Airlines has completed the year 2017 with a great success. The number of passengers in 2017 compared to previous year was increased of 9.3 percent and the flag carrier carried 68.6 millions passengers. Compared to the previous year the ......read more
New flight schedule offers Turkish passengers more seamless Far East/Australasia connections
Passengers will have the option to fly in and out of two Istanbul points; Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) or Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)
Dubai, U.A.E., 15 January 2018: Emirates today announced the resumption of flights between Dubai and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was an increase from the 5.8% annual growth recorded in October 2017. Despite indicators pointing to air cargo having passed a ......read more
Make your 2018 holiday your biggest adventure yet!
Dubai, UAE, 11 January 2018: Post the festive season, there’s nothing quite like planning your next holiday to chase away the holiday blues! British Airways has just announced the perfect way for residents across the UAE to brighten up their January with the launch of their massive global special fares campaign.
In ......read more
The new agreement will see IBM manage Emirates’ enterprise IT infrastructure for its mission-critical global operations
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 10 January 2018: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has signed a ten-year, approximately US$85 million managed services agreement with Emirates airline. The agreement will enable Emirates to focus its efforts on ......read more
New codeshare destinations Krakow and Catania to be added
Partnership now covers 81 destinations, offering customers a breadth of travel options to, from, and via Dubai
Over 165,000 passengers have benefited from the partnership since launch
Dubai, UAE, 9 January 2018 – Emirates and flydubai will offer travellers even more connectivity and flight options in 2018, with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 9 January 2018: British Airways is today announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight.
Options now include:
Pretzels with the welcome ......read more
Qabala is the 2nd destination in Azerbaijan for Air Arabiaa
Three flights per week serving Qabala from 27 June 2018
Sharjah, UAE; 08 January 2018: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced today that it will launch a new route in Azerbaijan, flying to the popular touristic city of Qabala from 27 June 2018. Air Arabia ......read more
Full flight of 519 fans depart to cheer on UAE team at Gulf Cup finals
DUBAI, U.A.E., 6 Jan 2018: Emirates’ special A380 flight to Kuwait took off earlier today carrying over 500 passionate fans who will cheer on the UAE National team in their bid to clinch the Gulf Cup. Fans were treated to UAE flag scarves upon check-in to wear ahead of kick-off and show their ......read more
Dubai, January 2, 2017
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There is good news for those wanting to experience a Luxury Yacht and explore the wonders of Dubai from Sea without having to carry the price tag or headache of getting guests together. Presenting, Xclusive Yacht Share, now operates three times daily from Sunday to ......read more
Air traffic management tops the challenges chart
GCAA projects 1.85 million flights per annum in 2030
Middle East passengers to reach 517 million by 2036
Global ATC equipment market worth US$4.23 billion
Latest technologies and solutions to be showcased
Forum provides an effective discussion platform
Dubai, UAE, January 03, 2018: The Middle East region ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: As instructed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive today announced that Emirates airline will operate a special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend the finals of the Arabian Gulf Cup. The UAE team ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 03 January 2018: The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) hosted a highly constructive Youth Circle entitled ‘Youth & Sustainability in Aviation’ in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Emirates Engineering in one of Emirates’ maintenance hangars at Dubai International Airport. The Circle was attended by around 70 young people ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 2, 2018 – Etihad Airport Services (EAS) Ground, a division of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced several key UAE National appointments within a new structure that lays the foundation for the coming years.
The internal appointments are all based at Abu Dhabi Airport and will involve critical transitional duties as EAS Ground moves ......read more
Dubai, December, 29 2017 - Dubai has been named the World's Greatest New Year's Eve Destination for 2018 by The World Travel Guild. The string of city-wide celebrations occuring across the Emirate this year to ring in 2018 will be unmatched by any other city in the world, says the organization.
The festivities will be led by a light show at the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest ......read more
Dubai – 27 Dec 2017: As the New Year draws closer, everything is set and ready by Dubai Customs to handle large influx of travelers in Dubai’s airports over the festive season. The Passenger Operations Department of Dubai Customs has taken all measures and arrangements necessary to facilitate the movement of passengers and tourists arriving to or transiting through Dubai ......read more