Local and international aviation leaders set to discuss most pertinent safety trends related to dangerous goods handling
17 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: T he 6th Annual World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS) will provide a focus on approaches for handling dangerous goods, organizers of the event revealed today. Hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, WASS 2018 is set to return for its sixth edition on December 11 and 12 at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai.
More than 1.25 million dangerous goods shipments are handled and transported by air each year, according to statistics from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), with air cargo forecast to increase 4.9% annually for the next five years. Against the backdrop of this expected rise in dangerous goods transportation, WASS 2018 will address areas at the ......read more
Goal: increase in quality and improved on-time ratings
Multi-hub planning approach to be consistently continued in 2019
Munich: Strengthening commitment to Asia
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018: Lufthansa Group continues to consistently optimize the management of its hubs in Munich, Frankfurt, Zürich and Vienna. The main focus is on the flexible multi-hub system: newly integrated processes mean that Lufthansa Group is increasingly able to move fleets and traffic wherever the conditions are best for quality, growth and cost effectiveness.
Specifically, the Lufthansa Executive Board decided to accelerate its growth at the Munich location and develop the Bavarian capital into a hub with a focus on Asia. Lufthansa Group anticipates high single-digit year-over-year growth for the network airlines at this hub for ......read more
TRT World channel is now active on Turkish Airlines, delivering live television programming for passenger consumption.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 16th October 2018 - Turkish Airlines now also extend live TRT World broadcast across its wide-body aircrafts for its passengers to enjoy programming from Turkey’s first English broadcaster.
Commenting on the initiative Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı said; “As the national flagship airline of Turkey, where the East and West meet, we offer Turkish hospitality to our guests on board. Today we are proud to offer TRT World’s objective perspective and alternative approach to news making to 122 countries we fly.”
İbrahim Eren, Director General and Chairman of TRT, said; ......read more
The low-cost Indian carrier to offer two new daily services, connecting AUH with Cochin International Airport and Calicut International Airport
16th October 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) today welcomed the IndiGo’s inaugural flight to and from India, commencing daily flights that connect the UAE capital with Cochin International Airport (COK) and Calicut International Airport (CCJ).
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018: IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world, bringing a simple philosophy of low-cost fares, on-time flights and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 189 Airbus A320 and 12 ATR aircraft, the airline offers over 1200 daily flights and connects 48 domestic destinations and 11 international ......read more
All Air India Express flights to arrive and depart from Terminal 1 at AUH
The flag carrier airline of India offers 7 daily flights from AUH to six destinations across India
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 16, 2018: Air India Express flights, wholly subsidiary of Air India, arriving to and from the UAE capital are now arriving and departing from Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Originally the airline departed from Terminal 1, and arrived to Terminal 2.
The transition from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 for the arrivals occurred on September 30 and is in line with Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to ensuring quality service and a seamless passenger experience.
The Indian subcontinent remains one of the most popular destinations for travellers departing from AUH, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 14th October 2018 - Turkish Airlines has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for September and left behind a month of high load factor with 83.4% performance. On top of the strong base effect of September 2017, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines.
According to September 2018 Traffic Results;
The passenger growth trend continued in September, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching about 7 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to %83.4.
In September 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 2 points to 83%, domestic Load Factor increased ......read more
UNESCO and National Geographic list Cypriot city among top European destinations in “travel differently, travel deeper” round-up
Visitor numbers to Cyprus from the UAE up by 55.5% year-on-year
Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2018: The Cypriot coastal city of Pafos has been selected as one of this season’s must visit destinations by UNESCO and National Geographic. The listing as one of the top World Heritage Sites in Europe, comes off the back of record visitor numbers from the UAE this summer.
During August this year, Cyprus welcomed a 55.5 per cent increase in visitors from the UAE, compared to August 2017 with Kuwait and Bahrain also seeing increases of 33.1% and 22.8% respectively. The Gulf arrivals contributed to some 66,532 August visitors from Asia.
At just a four-hour-flight from the GCC, Cyprus is ......read more
October 13, 2018: A Saudi delegation from the customs of King Abdul Azziz International Airport in Jeddah highly applauded the high advanced level Dubai Customs has reached. During their visit to the Passenger Operations Department in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, the Saudi visitors expressed admiration and willingness to benefit from the knowledge and experience Dubai Customs has in this field.
Customs Director General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said they are visiting Dubai International Airport to learn about the best practices applied by Dubai Customs to serve passengers and facilitate their arrivals and departures.
The visitors toured the sections of the Passenger Operations Department and viewed the latest technologies and devices used in thwarting smuggling ......read more
Eyes on the skies at the Majlis for Future Generations as budding astronauts meet with NASA, The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, and Yahsat
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been fuelling the UAE’s journey to the stars since its inception, and has recently made significant strides in achieving the country’s goal of becoming a leading spacefaring nation. This year, two Emiratis were chosen to be the first in space, with the aim of flying to the International Space Station in April 2019. The UAE has committed to further develop their locally-grown capacities as well, with the Hope probe set to arrive on Mars in 2021 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE.
At the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, MBRSC along with a host of space ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 6 October 2018: Turkish Airlines, a global leader in civil aviation, brought its ever-growing Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup to Kemer Golf & Country Club in Istanbul between the 28th-30th September.
The airline, being the first in terms of country and international destinations that reached worldwide, prides itself on its award-winning Business Class service and its many other innovative and distinguished services that performed for offering its passengers an unparalleled flight experience, together with its commitment to the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, which has more than 8,000 invited guests competing in more than 100 destinations around the world within this year.
Turkish Airlines is firmly committed to the aspirational vision of sporting competition and trusts in its ......read more
Chinese cargo airline Uni-top Airlines set to start operations between Kunming and Dubai
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2018: Chinese carrier Uni-top Airlines is planning to operate B747 freighter flight between Kunming in China and Dubai, according to Mr Yang Fan, Vice President of Uni-top Airlines.
Addressing an air transport cooperation promotion conference held by Chinese Yunnan provincial delegation in Kempinski Hotel Mall of Emirates in Dubai, Mr Yang Fan said: “In order to support the development of civil aviation and trade between China and the UAE, Uni-top airlines is planning to operate B747 freighter flight with 3 flights per week between Kunming and Dubai.”
The Chinese carrier currently operates B747F and A300F.
Mr Joe Beydoun, Head of Cargo Business Relationships Commercial & ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 04, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for European transport leaders to eliminate the barriers which limit the contribution of the aviation industry to Europe’s competitiveness.
“Two centuries ago, the Congress of Vienna agreed the borders of a new Europe. Today I call on Europe’s leaders, meeting in Vienna, to knock down barriers that limit the economic and social benefits that Europe’s aviation sector can generate,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, in an address to the European Aviation Summit in Vienna.
In 2036, 1.5 billion travelers will need to travel to/from/within Europe, creating jobs and driving a modern globally-connected economy. But Europe’s preparation to accommodate this ......read more
Airline also scoops up ‘Deal of the Year for Innovation’ award
Dubai, UAE - 4 October 2018: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has won the Aviation 100 ‘Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year’, awarded by Airline Economics magazine. The Aviation 100 awards recognise aviation’s most outstanding performers, as well as the most innovative and successful finance and leasing deals closed in the last 12 months. The awards were held during the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dubai 2018 conference gala dinner.
Emirates and its financing partners also won ‘Deal of the Year for Innovation’, which resulted from a leasing transaction of five Airbus A380s. Nirmal Govindadas, Senior Vice President Corporate Treasury received both awards on behalf of Emirates ......read more
Etihad Airways to add a 4th daily Abu Dhabi to London service during winter peak
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 04, 2018: Effective 15 December 2018 - 13 January 2019, Etihad Airways will increase its flights from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, from three to four daily services, to meet peak demand this festive season.
The flights will be operated by a two-class Boeing 787-9, featuring 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
James Harrison, General Manager for Etihad Airways in the United Kingdom and Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to announce more flights to London over the festive period. This is a busy time for local guests travelling between both capitals and the extra service will allow more choice and flexibility in their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 04, 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 agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions.
“Ten years ago, the entire aviation sector committed to a joint strategy for carbon-neutral growth and to work towards a carbon-free future. That was a daring goal. But with hard work and solid commitment of industry and government, carbon-neutral growth from 2020 will be a reality. And we are already looking beyond. By 2050 we will cut our net emissions to half 2005 levels,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, speaking at the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Global ......read more
Innovative partnership sees the creation of stylish new lounge brand
Exclusive and improved ground experience for the airline’s eligible guests at key locations outside Abu Dhabi, starting with London Heathrow
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 October 2018: Etihad Airways has launched a contemporary airport lounge brand in partnership with No1 Lounges. To be known as 'The House', the project is the result of a unique collaboration between the airline and the award-winning lounge provider, which will operate the new brand.
The project begins at London Heathrow, where Etihad Airways' lounge will be rebranded 'The House, home of Etihad Airways and other leading airlines'. The scope of the new lounge brand may be expanded to include other lounges.
No1 ......read more
Airline supports Kotoka International Airport’s new Terminal
Dubai – 2 October, 2018: The Emirates A380 aircraft made a historic touch down at the Kotoka International Airport’s Terminal 3, as a one-off service to the new terminal. The airline’s flagship double-decker has become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Ghana, demonstrating the airport’s readiness to accommodate the A380, the world’s largest commercial passenger jet.
The special Emirates A380 flight was operated by Accra-born Ghanaian, Capt Solomon Quainoo and UAE national, First Officer Faisal Alhammadi.
The A380 flight, operating as EK 787, was joined by a top-level delegation led by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations - Africa, H.E. Ahmed Ramadan – Ambassador of Ghana ......read more
SITA CEO says collaboration is key to deliver secure and easy travel
Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2018: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority. This is according to research released today by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights show how biometrics are being incorporated into the evolution of self-service at the world’s airports. Over the next three years, 77% of airports and 71% airlines are planning major programs or R&D in biometric ID management.
Barbara Dalibard, CEO, SITA, said: “Secure and seamless travel is a must for the air transport industry. It is encouraging to see that both airlines and airports are investing in biometric technology to deliver a secure, paperless way to identify ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 29, 2018: Etihad Airways has launched a new hand baggage only ‘Deal Fare’ across selected destinations, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required.
The ‘Deal Fare’ includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of 7kg and is available on flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, said: “After a successful trial of the ‘Deal Fare’ late last year, purchasing behaviour demonstrated guests appreciate having more choice and like to be able to select the travel option that best meets their needs.
“We are enhancing our product offering ......read more
Experts gather today at the annual event to discuss
the latest developments in the industry
Dubai, 26 September 2018:
The second edition of Travel Tech ME Congress launches today in Dubai, the leading event is organized by Verve Management UAE, and will be held over two days with participation of local and regional travel & tourism experts from the travel industry, with key speakers from the leading travel & tourism operators, top solution providers, and academics to exchange ideas, to discuss the recent challenges and strategy to promote to this sector.
"From CRM to bitcoin, from meta to click and mortar, there are so many things happening at the same time, that the opportunities Travel Tech congress offers networking and direct access to the latest trends is very important, special focus for ......read more
“Meal Selection Before Flight”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 26 September 2018 - Awarded many times for its in-flight catering services, Turkish Airlines has carried its service a step further and implemented a new project enabling Business class passengers to choose their meals before the flight.
With this service, which is applicable to the below-mentioned intercontinental destinations departing from Istanbul, Business class passengers can view the meal details and visuals of the main dishes and make their choices on the webpage and/or mobile application. Passengers can make their choices within the period starting from 1 week before their flight date until the last 48 hours.
Turkish Airlines passengers who fly from Istanbul to Atlanta, Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018: Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme for Etihad Airways, has announced a new partnership with Air Europa, enhancing the benefits for its members by allowing them to earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when flying with the Spanish carrier.
The partnership allows members to also accumulate miles on codeshare flights operated and marketed by Etihad Airways in partnership with Air Europa. In addition, Etihad Guest members can redeem miles for tickets across the Air Europa network.
Yasser Al Yousuf, Etihad Guest Managing Director, said: “We pride ourselves on providing our members with some of the most wide-ranging travel benefit offers available within the industry. It is very exciting to see yet another valued partner like Air ......read more
Two new ice TV channels will be dedicated to promoting things to do in Dubai and the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 24 September 2018: Emirates continues to push boundaries with their award-winning ice entertainment system, with the launch of two new ice TV channels dedicated to promoting the wide range of activities in Dubai and the UAE. The channels will be on ice in December. The innovative solution will help Dubai and UAE businesses promote themselves to the over 5 million customers who fly on Emirates each month.
Dubai and the UAE are home to a growing list of top restaurants, world-class facilities and events, constantly giving visitors and residents something new explore. The new channels on ice give these businesses a new platform to promote themselves to Emirates customers heading to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 23 September 2018: Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other airline, hosted the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference on 17-18 September in Istanbul, in partnership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
The conference is an annual international event where industry leaders come together and discuss the future of business travel. This year’s event saw 900 participants attend from 71 countries across the widest international flight network that Turkish Airlines operates. The program features leading names in the industry including Mike Walsh as a keynote speaker, the CEO of Tomorrow, and best-selling author of the book “Futuretainment”.
The theme of 2018’s conference is "Building for the Future", ......read more
The Cathay Pacific Group’s newest destination in Japan underlines a year of exceptional growth for Hong Kong’s home airline
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018: The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce a scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan, as its record-breaking year of network
The new two-times-weekly service to Tokushima, gateway to the island destination of Shikoku, is the 10th route that the Group will have launched in 2018. The route will be operated by Cathay Dragon and launches from Dubai, via Hong Kong, on 18 December 2018 until 29 March 2019 using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Cathay Dragon has operated charter flights to Tokushima at peak holiday periods in the past and the introduction of a scheduled service underlines ......read more
July 07, 2018: Following the successful Chinese Shopping Assistant Project in Terminal 2 and the excellent results of the pilot project for Arabian guests in 2017, Munich Airport is ready to offer the "Arabic Shopping Assistant Service" again this summer. From July 16 until September 2, 2018, Arabic-speaking passengers in Terminal 2 can request the help of a personal shopping ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018: Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah and Medina to help facilitate travel for pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
Emirates will be operating 33 additional flights to Jeddah and Medina from 6 to 31 August to support the journey for pilgrims expected to travel to the Holy City of Mecca during Hajj this year. These ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 4.2% in May 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was slightly down from the 5.2% (revised from 4.1%) growth in annual demand recorded in April 2018.
Freight capacity, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th July, 2018: Turkish Airlines signed a significant deal with American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), one of the world's leading agencies for corporate travel.
With this agreement, signed by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, and Amex GBT’s Board Chairman, Greg ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 05 July 2018- Emirates Engineering has successfully completed the reconfiguration of the second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet. The conversion of the aircraft from three to two cabin classes was executed fully in-house at the Emirates Engineering hangars in Dubai. The reconfigured aircraft also features new, wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format, a new ......read more
Under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr.Turki Bin Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
The initiative identifies and incubates top entrepreneurial talents and ventures from the aerospace sector in Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh, KSA – 04 July, 2018: Airbus has announced that the closing ceremony of ‘Entaliq in KSA’ ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) can confirm that rumors claiming that Jazeera Airways is no longer an IATA member airline and IOSA registered carrier are incorrect.
Jazeera Airways has been an IATA Member since 19 May 2011 and is an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified airline. The airline is scheduled to start the standard ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: Rolls-Royce has announced that César Habib has been appointed as Regional Director, Middle East & Africa from 1 August 2018. He will be based in Dubai.
Habib joined Rolls-Royce from BMW in 2015 as Head of Ownership Services, and oversaw the development and record growth of the company’s aftersales business. More recently, in his current role as Head ......read more
Robust organisational structure to deliver transformation of the group
New leadership team announced: promotion of Mohammad Al Bulooki to Chief Operating Officer, appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Commercial Officer, and Ibrahim Nassir as Chief Human Resources & Organisational Development Officer, as part of new seven-strong C-suite
Almost half of the leadership team are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 3 July 2018: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, announced today that it will deploy a one-off A380 service to Islamabad on 8 July 2018. The airline’s iconic double-decker will make its inaugural arrival in Islamabad on a special flight EK2524/EK2525.
The A380 flight will depart Dubai on 8 July 2018 at 0800hrs and arrive in Islamabad at ......read more
Al Masaood Automobiles has partnered with the Department Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) for Abu Dhabi Summer Season’s (ADSS) ‘2018 Unbox the Amazing’ promotions. Through this partnership, Al Masaood will provide four Nissan Patrol cars during raffle draws to be held every two weeks throughout the eight-week campaign across malls in Abu Dhabi during Abu ......read more
20 airlines sign up to use SITA’s technology in just six months
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: Global air transport IT provider SITA has announced that its technology, BagJourney, is managing baggage for an increasing number of the world’s airlines. In the first six months of this year alone, more than 20 airlines have chosen the solution. SITA BagJourney is one of the key ......read more
Emirates celebrates 25 years of operation in Muscat with the arrival of its A380 – one of the shortest A380 flights in the world
Operation confirms readiness of new airport for A380 operations
Dubai, UAE – 01 July 2018: The Emirates A380 touched down in Muscat earlier today for a one-off scheduled flight to Muscat International Airport (MCT). This special flight ......read more
Muscat, Oman, June 28, 2018 - The Board of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) has just announced at the General Assembly at the ISA 2018 (the XVIIIth International Symposium on Atherosclerosis) in Toronto, Canada that the Oman Society of Lipid & Atherosclerosis (OSLA) has won the bid to host the Triennial International Symposium on Atherosclerosis in 2024 in the Sultanate of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Enirates – 27th June 2018: Having increased its capacity for many destinations with the arrival of summer season, Turkish Airlines now enables its passengers to directly fly between Bodrum, and London. The flights have been introduced as Turkey is tipped to be ‘the’ holiday destination for Brits seeking sun, sea, sand, and peace in 2018. ......read more
US$40 million investment in joint venture with US-based Crop One Holdings, Inc.
Proven, market-leading growing systems used to produce fresh, nutritious and safe leafy greens on a daily basis, using 99% less water
Sustainable, energy-efficient platform maximizes agricultural self-sufficiency for the UAE
Dubai, U.A.E., 27 June 2018: Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and ......read more
New entry and exit stamps will be used for the remainder of the year
27 June 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: In partnership with The Department of Immigration , Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has rolled out new immigration stamps commemorating the Year of Zayed.
All travelers requiring an entry or exit stamp while traveling to or from the airport will receive a special Year of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 26, 2018: The summer holidays are set to start soon with schools in the UAE breaking for holidays in the coming weeks, leading to a particularly busy time at Abu Dhabi Airport.
To ensure guests enjoy a convenient travel experience during this busy period, Etihad Airways has a number of travel tips and reminders to save time:
For ......read more
25th June 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: With its offering of transit visas on arrival, flight updates via social media, efficient and innovative passenger processing systems and an upgraded, stronger Wi-Fi service to ensure great connectivity, Enriching Tourist Experience is at the heart of all initiatives at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) this summer.
“Abu ......read more
Sign for a Great Partnership
Dubai, United Arab Enirates – 25th June 2018: The media briefing and signing ceremony of the joint venture between Turkish Airlines’ Turkish Cargo successfully representing Turkey all around the world, Chinese cargo giant ZTO and Hong Kong based PAL Air Ltd. took place today in Istanbul.
The partnership regarded not only as a huge ......read more
New 24/7 sleeping service to offer flexible hourly bookings
20th June, 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports today announced the opening of Aerotel’s new airport transit sleeping facility at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The latest addition marks the airport’s second facility that is operated by Aerotel of Plaza Premium Group.
Open 24 hours ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has once again successfully passed the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
The Abu Dhabi-based airline met all required standards – with the highest possible result of zero findings and zero observations – after the IOSA team examined more than 800 of the ......read more
The airline celebrates its 25th year of service to Oman
Dubai, UAE - 20 June 2018: Emirates will be operating a one-off A380 service to Muscat International Airport on 1 July 2018. This special flight of the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft is part of the airline’s celebration of its 25th year of service to Oman this year, and also re-affirms the newly ......read more
London School of Economics predicts move towards connected aircraft will transform aviation airline operations and safety into a strategic asset
Connected aircraft could lead to 2.5% reduction in fuel burn per flight, equating to 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 annually
Connectivity has the power to save airlines $11 billion each year by reducing the impact and likelihood of delays, ......read more
AUH earns accreditation level of ‘reduction’ for the first time from ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation
18th June, 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has earned an accreditation level of ‘reduction’ from the Airports Council International’s (ACI’s) Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The program ......read more
Adds Dassault 7X aircraft which is also available to charter for regional clients
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2018: Stuttgart headquartered DC Aviation Group (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), continues to grow its aircraft management fleet with the addition of a Dassault Falcon 7X.
The new aircraft is also available for ......read more
dans introduces 90 new procedures to enhance Dubai airspace capacity
Privatisation offers scope for Air Navigation Service Providers
Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018: Air Traffic Control is the cornerstone of the aviation sector and Dubai has implemented the most advanced procedure, keeping the safety of passengers and their timely travel as their ultimate priority and goal.
This was ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018: Emirates will be boosting its flights to Jeddah during the busy Umrah season. The airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from 12 June to 24 June. The additional flights will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER.
Emirates’ additional flights will help accommodate more convenient travel through ......read more
UAE, June 11, 2018- The Oman Ministry of Tourism has reported that its ‘Summer Offers 2018’ campaign launched under the theme ‘Experience Oman’ is continuously gaining traction amid the strong influx of regional and international travelers visiting the Sultanate. Rolled out on May 21, 2018 to enhance and revitalize the local tourism sector, the initiative is part of ......read more
UAE, June 11, 2018 - The 2018 edition of the Dubai HeliShow is all geared up for its run from November 6 to 8 at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The show is expected to be participated in by over 60 exhibitors and visitors coming ......read more
Home check-in service in Dubai launched with UAE carrier flydubai and KSA carriers Saudia and flynas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11,2018: Passengers flying out from Dubai can now enjoy the convenience of checking in their baggage and getting their boarding passes from their home or hotel.
dnata is launching these new services through baggage technology and logistics ......read more
Travellers now have a choice of 10 Emirates flights a day to 3 airports in London
Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN).
The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs local UK time yesterday, and marked London Stansted as the 7th airport in the UK from which Emirates ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th June 2018: Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced it will start a third daily service between Moscow’s Domodedovo (DME) Airport and Dubai, commencing on 25th October 2018.
Emirates has been serving the Russian market since 1st July 2003 and already flies twice daily to Domodedovo on Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER ......read more
6th June 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports promotes intensive health and safety measures for the nearing summer season as it commenced its annual ‘Beat the Heat’ campaign. Launched in support of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety & Health Centre (OSHAD)’ Code of Practice 11.0, the informative campaign aims to boost awareness among staff and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2018: Finnair and Cathay Pacific Airlines, based on Hong Kong, have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the routes operated by Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific Airline’s affiliate, between Hong Kong and selected destinations in Asia.
The new codeshare agreement adds four new destinations to Finnair’s network in Asia.
From 15th of ......read more
Posidonia is one of the most prestigious shipping events globally, taking place biennially
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 June 2018: Continuing its work with the international maritime and arbitration communities, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) sponsored and attended the Posidonia, The International Shipping Exhibition in Greece this year.
Posidonia is a ......read more
5 June 2018, United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution denouncing trafficking in persons, and committing to a number of actions related to anti-trafficking initiatives.
An estimated 24.9 million people are illegally trafficked and live in conditions of modern slavery. The extensive reach of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018: Taking off with Volotea for the Mediterranean: The Spanish airline now operates two weekly flights with a Boeing 717 from Munich to Montpellier in the south of France and to Zaragoza in north-eastern Spain. The Montpellier service departs on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the flights to Zaragoza on Mondays and Thursdays. Other destinations already served by Volotea from ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2018: Effective 1 October, 2018, Etihad Airways will operate the Airbus A380 on its second daily service linking Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle. This will transform the airline’s operation between the UAE and French capitals into a year-round all-A380 service, joining London Heathrow as the second European destination enjoying daily ......read more
04 June 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure.
“Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or ......read more
4 June 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its expectation for airlines to achieve a collective net profit of $33.8 billion (4.1% net margin) in 2018. This is a solid performance despite rising costs, primarily fuel and labor, but also the upturn in the interest rate cycle. These rising costs are the main driver behind the downward ......read more
Smarter Regulation, Global Standards, Infrastructure
4 June 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the integrity of global standards, and addressing a capacity crisis.
The call came in the IATA Director General’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: oneworld has launched a new platform for linking up to the world’s premier airline alliance – enabling customers to enjoy more services and benefits across an even more extensive global network.
The first airline to join in the new capacity as a oneworld connect partner will be Fiji Airways. A date will be announced in due course for when Fiji ......read more
Daily A380 service effective 28th October – two of three Japanese gateways will be served by the iconic Airbus flagship
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan on 28 October 2018*. The deployment of the double-decker aircraft represents a ......read more
3rd June, 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that it will be taking part in the 142nd IATA Slots Conference in Vancouver, Canada to open and enhance links within the aviation industry. The company will be joining Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Set to run from ......read more
The Ras Al Khaimah Shuttle Bus offers visitors and residents an easy and comfortable journey to and from the Emirate
The complimentary transfer offer is available from 1st June till 30th September 2018
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – 3 June 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) today announced that its RAK Shuttle service connecting Dubai ......read more
New flights between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona effective 21 November 2018
Starting with five weekly flights, service to increase to daily from 31 March 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2018: Etihad Airways has announced the introduction of a new scheduled service linking Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, and Barcelona, Spain, effective 21 November 2018. The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Sydney, Australia, for the Association’s 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. Hosted by Qantas, the event will include addresses by Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia; Michael McCormack, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for economic regulation of airports in Australia to be strengthened.
“At a time when we have an infrastructure crisis globally, Australia has a good story to tell. The plans for a new airport at Badgerys Creek are encouraging, as are efforts for cooperation between civil and military authorities ......read more
Dubai, 30 May 2018: dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, expands its partnership with EGYPTAIR in Dubai.
Starting today, dnata will provide the airline with premium cargo handling services from its best-in-class facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). EGYPTAIR will initially operate one cargo flight a week between Dubai and Cairo using an ......read more