Dubai, 23 May 2018: Calling all young aspiring writers! Entries are now open for The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s creative writing competitions for students across the UAE. The Taaleem Award for poetry and the Oxford University Press story-writing competitions have become fixtures in the academic calendar, with the number of entries growing every year.
“The student writing competitions give aspiring writers and poets a chance to showcase their writing skills and the amazing poems and stories that we are sent show how wonderfully creative the young people in our region are,” says Ahlam Bolooki, Festival Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. “These student competitions are a great platform to encourage budding writers to get started and discover their inner ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 20th, 2018: Krasnodar has become the 10th destination of the flag carrier which operates its flight to Moscow, St. Petersburg , Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara and Ufa in Russia currently .
Krasnodar flights will be operated 5 times per week in both directions, as starting from today.
At the opening ceremony , Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur stated that ; ‘’Turkish Airlines flying to the most countries of the world; continues to work on growth plans by adding new aircraft to its fleet and expanding its flight network. With the flights that we launched to Krasnodar, we have presented Turkish Airlines quality and service concept to this beautiful city. We will operate direct flights to ......read more
Lufthansa Group and Travix intensify longstanding partnership with joint approach on NDC under the Airline Group’s upcoming NDC Partner Programme
Travix customers will benefit from access to Lufthansa Group NDC Smart Offer
Improved display of all Lufthansa Group offers on Travix’ brands Cheap-Tickets, BudgetAir, Vliegwinkel, Vayama and Flugladen in all countries
The Lufthansa Group and Travix have signed a multi-year agreement connecting one of the leading global online travel agencies directly to the Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Management System.
The enhanced cooperation that will be part of the Lufthansa Group’s NDC Partner Programme will provide a wide range of benefits to customers by displaying rich content and offering the ......read more
The flag carrier airline has reached the 83.2% LF in April.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 16th, 2018: Turkish Airlines, performed a brilliant year in 2017, maintains this success with the same momentum in 2018 as well. The national flag carrier has now put its signature under the thriving results recorded in April, after announcing its successful first quarter results a short while ago.
According to the April 2018 Traffic Results;
Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first quarter of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 15% reaching 6.4 million passengers, in April. This passenger increase enabled the highest April load factor in Turkish Airlines history with 83.2% load factor.
Total Load Factor improved by 4.1 points, with an increase of 6.1% in capacity (Available ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 16, 2018: Watch as popular UAE influencer Khalid al Ameri joins Sophia the Robot – the world’s most advanced Artificially Intelligent robot – to explore Abu Dhabi and discover all the excitement and emotions one can experience on a visit to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Sophia is officially the first robot to race Yas Marina Circuit, ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and experience the beauty of Louvre Abu Dhabi in this new video released by Etihad Airways. She is accompanied throughout by Khalid al Ameri, a popular Emirati personality known for creating heartfelt videos about himself and his family on social media.
Sophia is the AI-powered robot famous for speaking at the United Nations and interviewing a number of celebrities and ......read more
The airline will mark Eid Al Fitr celebrations on board with sweets for customers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th May 2018: Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17th.
Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its ice inflight entertainment system, and the distribution of dates and water on the ground for those breaking their fast.
Emirates provides iftar boxes with a nutritional meal for customers breaking their fast on board.
The boxes have been redesigned this year by local homeware specialists Silsal Design House.
The designs are inspired by the Middle East, its people, places and culture. Silsal has also created bespoke Emirates Arabic Coffee Cups available at the ......read more
The global carrier specially designed its A321-type aircraft with a livery of the ‘Trojan Horse’ image after the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 12th, 2018: Following the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”, that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the admission of the archaeological site of Troia to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List, various introductory activities continue to be conducted on a global scale to promote the region during the whole year.
Turkish Airlines, flies to 302 destinations in 121 countries as the only airline reaches to more international flight points in the world, supports to the promotion activities of “The ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2018: Air Arabia PJSC today reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2018 as the Middle East’s first and largest low cost carrier continued to deliver solid commercial and operational results.
Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED110 million for the three months ending March 31, 2018, an 8 percent increase compared to the corresponding 2017 figure of AED102 million. In the same period, the airline posted a turnover of AED877 million, an 8 percent increase compared to the first quarter of last year.
More than 2 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2018, in line with the record number of passengers carried in the first quarter of last year.
The airline’s average seat load factor – or passengers carried ......read more
Deals worth millions signed at the world’s largest airport show
Avsec Center of Dubai Police to host next year’s ICAO board meeting in Dubai during Airport Show 2019
Dubai, May 9, 2018: The 18th edition of Airport Show concluded on Wednesday with participants reporting signing of substantial deals worth millions and collaborations.
The largest annual event of its kind hosted over 350 exhibitors from 60 countries, with the largest number of dedicated pavilions ever, representing Europe, US and Asia, along with over 7,500 visitors. This year’s event also saw its largest number of buyers ever, with 190 buyers attending from 34 countries, representing 75 airports, ground handling, police, immigration, customs, air traffic control and aviation authorities.
Since the inauguration of the show by His ......read more
Young Emirati girls and boys have strong potential
Women make up 50% of 180 engineers at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
Dubai, May 9, 2018 – UAE women will continue to be the future capital and long-term contributor to the success of the UAE.
This was stated by Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, the first-ever woman Minister of State for Public Education in her keynote address at the 3rd Women in Aviation General Assembly on Wednesday on the side lines of the 18th edition of the Airport Show.
The conference was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
The conference was addressed by more than 20 industry experts. It was attended by ......read more
Group records 30th consecutive year of profit of AED 4.1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion)
Solid business growth in line with capacity increases leading to a record revenue of more than AED 100 billion (US$ 27.2 billion) for the 1st time
Improved cash balance of AED 25.4 billion (US$ 6.9 billion)
Declares a dividend of AED 2.0 billion (US$ 545 million) to the Investment Corporation of Dubai
Emirates reports a profit of AED 2.8 billion (US$ 762 million), 124% better than the previous year
Airline capacity crosses 61 billion ATKM with a net addition of 9 new aircraft to the fleet
Revenue increases by 9% to AED 92.3 billion (US$ 25.2 billion), supported by strong cargo performance
dnata makes highest profit ever, at AED 1.3 billion (US$ 359 million)
Record revenue of AED 13.1 billion (US$ 3.6 billion) ......read more
Edinburgh becomes airline’s second destination in Scotland after Glasgow
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 MAY 2018: Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced it will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018.
Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its 8th in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.
The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with 8 private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The Scottish capital, with its Old Town and New Town both being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the second ......read more
The first heavy rail operator in the MENA region to achieve Business Continuity Management System ISO certification
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 08 May 2018: Etihad Rail DB, the operator of the UAE’s national railway network, is the first heavy rail operator in the MENA region to achieve Business Continuity Management System ISO 22301-2012 certification and one of a few transport industry players in the world to be certified.
The company’s certification was awarded by DNV GL Business Assurance Group, one of the world’s largest certification service providers and a trusted leader in testing, inspection and ISO certification. The certification guarantees a holistic and structured approach to prioritize, prepare and respond to disruption across an organization. ISO 22301-2012 implementation aims to ......read more
US$1.1 trillion to be spent globally on airport-related construction
Middle East has US$58 billion aviation-related projects
Airports to handle 7.8 billion passengers in 2036
Over 1,953 airports in 176 countries, with US top on the list
Dubai, May 08, 2018: If there is one thing which is constant, it is new airports construction.
In fast-growing economic and populous regions such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, investments in new airports construction remain strong. The total value of the global airport construction projects pipeline stands at US$721.7 billion, with the US and China accounting for the largest shares, with project pipelines valued at US$90.4 billion and US$76.7 billion, respectively. Asia-Pacific has the highest value pipeline, at US$291.2 billion, followed by the Middle East and Africa ......read more
Launch of an MSc in Airport Management is designed to ensure quality training of airport managers in the region
All course modules are offered in City’s Dubai facilities at the DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2018: City, University of London’s Dubai Centre has announced the launch of a Master of Science (MSc) in Airport Management for junior managers looking to boost their career prospects in today’s fast-growing airport industry.
Starting in September, this course has been designed to cater to the growing demand for skilled aviation professionals in the Middle East and around the globe.
It has been tailored to fit around a full-time working schedule, and will be delivered by industry experts and leading academics from City’s School of ......read more
300-plus exhibitors from over 90 countries
18th edition of Airport Show introduces two new co-located events- Air Traffic Control (ATC) forum and Aviation Security conference
Middle East aviation maintains exceptional growth
USD1.1 trillion in airport infrastructure projects are planned or under way
May 07, 2018, Dubai (UAE): His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Patron of Airport Show, opened the 18th edition of Airport Show in Dubai on Monday.
Opening the world’s largest annual aviation event, His Highness said contribution of the aviation sector to Dubai’s GDP has been growing steadily and is expected to reach 38 per cent, thus creating more jobs and ......read more
Emirates celebrates HH Sheikh Zayed’s centennial birthday with six special livery landings
DUBAI, UAE – 6 May 2018: Emirates has landed six of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ livery aircraft on six continents for the 6 May centennial birthday of the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said: “Today, we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed, who dedicated his life to building a thriving and vibrant UAE. The principles and initiatives he set in motion have become the foundations for the UAE’s progress. We hope through our special liveries we honour his memory and legacy and help spread his ......read more
Cost of buying, gifting and transferring of Skywards Miles is now more attractive
Members can now reinstate expired Miles
Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2018 – Emirates Skywards has made it even easier to redeem reward flights and earn travel and lifestyle rewards by giving members more flexibility in managing their Skywards Miles. Members of Emirates’ award-winning loyalty programme can now buy, gift or transfer Miles to their loved ones at a more attractive rate.
The cost of buying or gifting Miles has been adjusted to USD 30 per 1,000 Miles, while transferring Miles costs USD 15 per 1,000 Miles giving members the opportunity to earn rewards faster. Transaction limits have also been increased enabling members to buy or gift up to 100,000 Skywards Miles per year and transfer up to 50,000 Miles a ......read more
14 start-ups founded in the Middle East among those to have received significant financial investments
150 students attend final day of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, with opportunities for future space leaders topping the agenda
World’s youngest woman to fly around the world inspires students in opening address
2 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: A total of 217 space sector start-ups and entrepreneurs received funding exceeding USD 2.5 billion throughout 2017, with 14 having been founded in the Middle East, audiences heard at the final day of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi. Of the 217, 121 are based in the US, according to Mark Boggett, Managing Director of Serphim Capital, who moderated a panel discussion on the space sector as an entrepreneurial haven.
The third and final day of the ......read more
Flights will link Hong Kong with these rapidly growing ASEAN cities for the first time, underlining a year of record expansion for the group
United Arab Emirates, May 02, 2018: The Cathay Pacific Group’s network continues to grow from strength to strength with regional airline Cathay Dragon introducing two new services, to Davao City and Medan, from 28 and 29 October respectively.
The cities are the eighth and ninth new destinations the group has announced during an unprecedented year of expansion and will boost Hong Kong’s connections with two of ASEAN’s founding member states.
Davao City, the main trade, business and tourism centre of the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, will be served four times a week; while Medan, the thriving capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia, will be served ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018: Stranded or damaged aircraft on the runway or defective baggage and container trailers are always a hurdle for the operations of an airport, causing air traffic delays and elevated costs.
Hence “KNOTT” together with their Middle East representatives from “con-act” will introduce and showcase recovery equipment and the robust design of KNOTT Airport baggage and container trailers, specified for Airport ground support equipment (GSE) on stand 4340 at the Dubai Airport Show 2018 from May 7th to 9th 2018.
The Airport baggage trailers from KNOTT Slovakia are highly durable and offer a reliable solution for passenger’s baggage transport ensuring efficient and swift airport operations thanks to unique customization options.
In addition, the Airport ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018: Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations* in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation’s capital.
The offer is valid from 1 May 2018 until 15 September 2018 and the travel period is until 30 September 2018. The hotels included in the offer are the Radisson Blu on Yas Island and the Yas Island Rotana.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ Executive Vice President Commercial, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to invite guests to experience Abu Dhabi, a city which has so much to offer every type of traveller, especially during a short stopover.
“Five million guest arrivals were recorded in Abu Dhabi in 2017, ......read more
Space industry shown to be a great model for international cooperation as Arab space leaders gather at Global Aerospace Summit
Blue Origin announces aim to run regular deep space and lunar missions within 10 years
UAE Mars Scientific City to be complete in 2021
01 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The space sector will help solve critical issues around renewable energy, transportation, nutrition and water conservation according to His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of UAE Space Agency, who spoke at the second day of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018.
H.E. Dr. Al Falasi highlighted that new initiatives such as UAE’s Mars Scientific City and the Hope Probe mission to Mars will ......read more
April 30, 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inspected the specially-designed Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 at Etihad Airways Engineering’s facilities in Abu Dhabi.
H.H. Sheikh Theyab was joined by H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, as well as members of the Etihad senior leadership team.
The A380 in “Year of Zayed” livery is just one component of Etihad’s extensive initiatives taking place throughout 2018 which are based on the four “Year of Zayed” themes of wisdom, respect, sustainability, and human development.
Guests travelling on this ......read more
Top executives from Abu Dhabi’s investment arm and Lockheed Martin highlight the possibilities of future careers with young audience
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, 30 April 2018: Leaders from Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, and Lockheed Martin, the global security and aerospace company, today engaged in a Youth Circle focused on mentoring the aerospace leaders of tomorrow.
Held on the sidelines of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, the Youth Circle discussed and debated options on engaging young people in aerospace careers in an increasingly dynamic technological environment.
Addressing an audience comprised of students from several local institutions including, the Higher Colleges of Technology and the American University of Sharjah, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 24, 2017: Etihad Airways is now providing its customers Apple Pay, transforming mobile payments with a fast, secure and convenient way to pay for flights and travel.
Available on the Etihad Airways mobile app, Apple Pay allows customers, for the first time in the UAE, to pay securely with just a touch of a finger. Etihad Airways’ ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017: Etihad Airways and Alibaba’s Tmall and Alitrip will today debut a specially branded aircraft livery for the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2017. Five aircraft emblazoned with this special 11.11 exterior will depart from Abu Dhabi travelling to four destinations in Greater China - Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong. In the coming month, these ......read more
Three dedicated flight-test aircraft to perform all flight testing for both the A330-800 and A330-900 variants;
Development on track for A330-900 entry into service in the middle of 2018.
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 hrs local ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers – Dubai International (DXB), and Dubai World Central, has signed an agreement with Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of customer-focused insurance solutions to individuals and corporations in the region, to provide life insurance solutions to Dubai ......read more
Works include new 3,400-metre runway, passenger terminal, infrastructure upgrade
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 October, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, extended a US$50 million (AED183.65 million) concessionary loan to the Maldivian government to develop the Velana International Airport in Malé.
The Velana International Airport ......read more
Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership
Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years
Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest aircraft family to create significant value for customers, ......read more
Trial the result of customer demand for no bag fares on key GCC routes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 17, 2017: Etihad Airways is trialling a new hand baggage only ‘Deal Fare’ on two key routes this winter season, for bookings between 18 October to 18 December, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017: A secret no more, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay opens its doors to a brand new venue – The Secret Terrace, a sparkly and enchanted spot to unwind and hang out, with a chilled rooftop vibe.
Open from Wednesday, October 18th onwards, the venue kicks off with its first ever Ladies Night hosted by Vicky, the most graceful and serene hostess in the ......read more
15 October 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: A new generation of space leaders and scientists are set to be inspired by Next Gen Aerospace - a new programme which comes as part of preparations towards the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, to be held in Abu Dhabi. Next Gen Aerospace Programme is dedicated to youth engagement and education, inviting students to a range of activities to ......read more
Set to iconic soundtrack by Queen, campaign features airline’s global network and onboard product
Dubai, UAE, 15 October 2017: Emirates today launched a US$15 million campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline’s extensive network of global destinations including its home and hub, Dubai.
The campaign is backed by the iconic soundtrack “Don’t stop ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 October 2017: ATPCO and SITA today announced that they are joining forces to provide the airline industry with NDC Exchange, an industry-owned platform to support the adoption of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) for air fares and ancillary sales. NDC Exchange will enable quick adoption of NDC, lower the cost of compliance to the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 12 October, 2017: In January 2014 Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched the social media hashtag #MyDubai, inviting the Emirate's residents and visitors to write the social media biography of the city.
Since then, across the various social media platforms, countless pictures and videos have been shared using the metadata tag. ......read more
Airlines apply to regulators to extend partnership until 2023
Submission includes adjustments to trans-Tasman services
Co-ordinated route changes improve connectivity and schedule choice across combined network
Sydney/Dubai, 11 October 2017: Qantas and Emirates today announce additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year round ......read more
Builds on best cabin flying even farther
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2017: Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won a new A319neo order, from an Asian customer that is trading up from a traditional business jet, highlighting the market appeal of the aircraft family’s proven cabin and improved intercontinental range.
The order means that new and existing customers have now placed a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2017: In light of the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Communications' objective to upgrade all of its services, especially in the air transport sector with the close cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and its sister the Kingdom of Bahrain, the General Civil Aviation Authority witnessed an MOU signing ceremony on Sunday morning, 8th October 2017, ......read more
Abu Dhabi Aviation & Aerospace Week
9th October, 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Al Bateen Executive Airport, the first dedicated business aviation airport in the region, officially launched today the fifth edition of Abu Dhabi Air Expo in response to huge demand from key industry professionals to participate. Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 will be held from 26th to 28th February ......read more
Abu Dhabi’s cruise tourism sector, led by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi , is continuing its series of international promotions and conventions ahead of the start of the 2017/18 cruise season with a four-city regional travel trade roadshow in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from 8 – 12 October 2017.
Showcasing the Emirate’s distinct cruise ......read more
Sharjah, UAE; 7 October 2017: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has further strengthened its operations in Dubai with the opening of a new sales office and city terminal check-in services in Dubai.
The new office is located at Emaar Towers in Deira and will be open from Saturday to Thursday, 09:00 am to 10:00 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed in order for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Muhammad Ali Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Middle East & Africa noted that aviation currently ......read more
Sharaf: The Science community in the UAE is witnessing remarkable development
October 5, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, the entity in charge of designing, implementing and supervising all the phases of the Emirates Mars Mission- Hope mission under the supervision of the UAE Space Agency, has announced the launch of the 3rd Annual EMM Science ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for greater urgency in the partnership between governments and airlines to keep aviation at the leading edge of industries in managing their climate change impact.
The call came on the eve of the first anniversary of the historic global agreement on a Carbon Offsetting and Reduction ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 12.1% in August 2017, compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fifth time in six months of double-digit gains on the previous year’s performance. Demand is growing at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) today celebrates the UAE Civil Aviation Day, which was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on October 5th 2014, as part of the UAE’s efforts to elevate awareness around the Aviation sector amongst both nationals and non-nationals in UAE.
The day marks the progress ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 4, 2017: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ in the United Kingdom for the fourth consecutive year by the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG).
The Abu Dhabi-based airline beat strong competition to take the top prize at the ceremony, held at London’s Lyceum Theatre and attended by 750 ......read more
Three additional weekly flights will also be introduced during peak winter period
Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, October 3, 2017: Etihad Airways is re-timing its daily Abu Dhabi – Medina flights to a daytime operation and will also introduce three additional weekly services during the peak winter period.
Effective 1 February 2018, the current ......read more
Competition will be part of MBRSC Science Event where scientific studies and space missions’ projects to the Red Planet
Two top winners will receive valuable prizes of AED 10,000 & 5000
October 3, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, has announced the extension of the deadline to receive Explore Mars Competition proposals to October ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 3 October 2017: In October 2002, Emirates became the first airline to link Japan and the Gulf region with non-stop flights when it introduced its four-times-per-week service to Osaka. Now serving three points in Japan daily, Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has carried over 3.9 million passengers* in 15 years of service to Japan. The number of ......read more
Emirates and flydubai partnership announces first codeshare routes
With the start of the partnership, Emirates will codeshare on 29 routes operated by flydubai
Passengers can book from 03 October with travel commencing on 29 October
Reach more destinations easily, frequently and quickly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 02 October 2017: Following the commencement of their ......read more
Delivering urgent support and aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 01 October 2017: Maximus Air, the Abu-Dhabi based aviation company and the largest all-cargo airline in the UAE, has provided vital humanitarian relief to Barbados in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which caused catastrophic damage when it swept across the Caribbean and several US ......read more
Harvesting of the First Crop of Oil-Rich Plants Grown in the Desert Using Seawater Brings the UAE Closer to Fueling Aircraft with Locally-Produced Biofuel
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 30 September, 2017: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit entity supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Safran and General ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017: In the light of celebrating Emirati Women's day, The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the UAE announced conducting a specialized training course to encourage and support the prominent role of females in the aviation sector. The three day training course titled 'Strategic Planning and Innovation in Aviation' took place in the Jumeirah ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre wins the first IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award at the International Astronautical Congress. The Centre received the award from the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) for its contributions to the fostering of “3G” (Geography, Generation, Gender) Diversity within the space sector. Eng. Salem Al Marri, ......read more
Over 51,000 tonnes of pharma cargo transported globally in one year since launch of specialised pharma product
Dubai, UAE, 28 September 2017: Emirates SkyCargo has received a revalidation of the European Union Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP) certification for pharma operations at its hub in Dubai. The annual surveillance audit for the revalidation was conducted by Bureau Veritas, ......read more
Sir Tim Clark honoured with APEX CEO Lifetime Achievement Award
Emirates awarded a Five-Star Global Airline Official Airline Rating
DUBAI, U.A.E., 27 September 2017: Emirates clinched the Passenger Choice award for Best Entertainment at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held in Long Beach, California, USA this week. Emirates’ president, Sir Tim Clark, was honoured with ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th September, 2017: During Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to New York to join the United Nations General Assembly, Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced a commitment to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners.
"Our agreement to purchase 787 Dreamliners is a significant step forward in enhancing our passengers’ flight ......read more
Three extra flights a week throughout the winter season
DUBAI, U.A.E., 27th September 2017: Emirates today announced that it will introduce three additional flights per week to the Swedish capital, complementing Emirates’ existing schedule and providing more choice to travellers from 8th December 2017.
The new scheduled flights will be added to meet the growing demand for travel ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., 27September 2017: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announces the appointment of Jeff Wilkinson as Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary company, Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (Joramco).
Jeff was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways Engineering based in Abu Dhabi responsible for several core business functions including Airframe and ......read more
Finnair has been awarded a 2018 Four Star Global Airline rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), a non-profit membership trade organization comprised of the world's leading airlines, suppliers and major media groups.
The ratings recognize excellence in airline passenger experience and are based entirely on verified feedback given by customers. Travelers and reviews ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E., 25 September 2017: Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Tunis by increasing the frequency of flights between Dubai and Tunis from six to seven a week starting 30th October 2017.
The additional Dubai – Tunis flight will be operated every Monday with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in ......read more
UAE, September 25, 2017- The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and International Center of Islamic Economy are preparing to launch the first edition of the annual Transformation Forum on November 22, 2017 at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre. The event will provide a stimulating environment for the development of Shar’iah-compliant products and services giving an ......read more
39 per cent of UAE residents claim their fear of flying grows with age with 31 per cent of residents citing turbulence as the main cause of their phobia;
Led by Captain Steve Allright, the day-long course will take place on 18 October 2017 Sheraton Grand Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 September 2017: A fifth of UAE residents recognise they ......read more
Disruption management, chatbots and mobile services key focus for industry’s CIOs
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24 September 2017: Airlines and airports are embracing new technologies and turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to support their customer service. Over the next three years 52% of airlines plan major AI programs or R&D and 45% of airports will invest in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017: In a city where sun and sand reign supreme and you can enjoy outdoor living for more than nine months of the year, Dubai welcomes Azure Beach, a new Mediterranean-inspired beach destination, to its infamous collection of shore side hang-outs, having officially opened its doors on the 26 June 2017.
Opening in the highly anticipated Rixos Premium ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will participate in the 68th International Astronautical Congress, in Australia, Adelaide, between September 25-29, 2017. The Congress is one of the leading space conferences worldwide, attended by presidents and CEOs of international space agencies, decision makers, researchers, academics and professionals in the ......read more
First wide-body centre outside Europe, first European and Chinese made A330 delivered
Dubai - UAE, 20 September 2017 - Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was ......read more
20 September 2017 (Dubai - UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the theme for the 2017 Africa and Middle East Aviation and Aeropolitical Affairs Day will be “Disrupting through Innovation.”
“Disruptive changes create disruptive opportunities. Anticipating, preparing for and identifying how new technologies such as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017: What is your perfect day out? Where do you go and what do you do in a bustling and busy city like Dubai, with so many activities and iconic attractions?
U By Emaar, the unique customer-focused loyalty programme that has won over the hearts and minds of thousands of members, is offering a million reasons to #CelebrateU to guests who Stay, Dine or ......read more
Airline focused on technology and innovation to enhance its service and delivery
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2017: Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the region to offer fully automated credit card Installment payment plans after partnering with PayFort, the leading online payment service provider in the Arab world.
The initiative allows Etihad Airways ......read more
In line with its strategic plan to ensure sustainability of the aviation system
19 September 2017
The General Civil Aviation Authority and Spanish company Indra Sistemas (Indra) have signed a contract to develop a new air traffic management system for Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. This initiative marks the beginning of a new and important era for the Centre. The new system will ......read more
19th September, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that it has achieved 65% increase in earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA)/ operating profit during the January-August period this year compared to the same period in 2016. This announcement comes after the company’s executive team weekly meeting that took place at Al Ain International ......read more