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Saudi aviation regulator approves new Sharurah Airport flights
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has approved additional flights to and from Sharurah Airport, in the Najran Province, near the Yemeni border.
Saudi Arabia's Abdul Latif Jameel invests in flying taxi firm
Jameel Investment Management Company (JIMCO), the investment arm of Saudi family business Abdul Latif Jameel, has ploughed money into Joby Aviation, a California-based start-up which develops electric air taxis.
Oman Air has no plans to cancel 737 MAX orders, chasing Boeing compensation
Oman Air has no plans to cancel any of its order of 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing, but is negotiating compensation from the US planemaker after the aircraft was grounded by authorities in March 2019 following two fatal crashes.
Oman Aviation Group mulls privatisation options amid expansion plans
Oman Aviation Group CEO Mustafa Al Hinai has revealed privatisation is an option as the company embarks on an ambitious programme of expansion.
Boeing pins high hopes on 777X after successful first test flight
Boeing has announced a successful first test flight of the world's largest twin-engined aeroplane with foldable wingtips, the 777X.
Flydubai to take more aircraft on lease
Budget carrier flydubai has decided to take more aircraft on leasing after US planemaker Boeing announced that it didn't expect to win the regulatory approval of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft until the middle of 2020.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways reveals plan to move to all-economy fleet
Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways has revealed plans to move to an all-economy fleet configuration with the launch of three new fare categories from January 8.
Jeddah's new airport set to be fully operational by Ramadan
Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport is likely to become fully operational by Ramadan, according to local media reports.
US, UK, Schengen visa holders eligible for Saudi visas on arrival
Holders of US, UK or Schengen visas can now obtain a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia, it was announced on Saturday.
New quay cranes add capacity at Fujairah Port
Fujairah Terminals, wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, has announced the arrival of two new quay cranes at Fujairah Port as part of expansion plans.
Saudi Arabia starts trial operations at new Arar airport
The first flights have taken off from the new Arar airport in the far north of Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh police penalizes nine residents for public decency violations
RIYADH: Riyadh police have cited nine women for public decency violations on Monday, police spokesperson Lt. Col. Shakir Al-Tuwaijri said.
UAE aviation set for exceptional growth
Notwithstanding the headwinds posed by cyclical slowdowns across the globe and within the region, UAE's national carriers - Emirates, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, flydubai and the new-born low-cost carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and a Ras Al Khaimah
Bahri and SWCC sign $202.7m Saudi desalination deal
Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has signed a 20-year agreement, worth SAR760m ($202.7m), with Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), to transport desalinated water from three floating stations to desalination tanks in Saudi Arabia.
The importance of the Dubai-Riyadh route to Emirates
Over 35 years, Emirates has built itself into the world’s largest airline, its Airbus double-deckers and Boeing 777s raining down on Dubai around the clock from every corner of the world and helping turn the desert outpost into a vibrant metropolis.
Bahrain's Gulf Air inks codeshare deal with Sri Lankan Airlines
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, and Sri Lankan Airlines have entered into a codeshare partnership with effect from Wednesday, significantly enhancing the travel options of their respective customers.
Abu Dhabi: 50% discount on traffic fines announced
If motorists pay their fines within 60 days after breaking traffic rules will be entitled to get a 35 per cent discount.
UPS completes delivery of Expo 2020 Dubai site entry portals
Logistics giant UPS has announced the completion of a series of multi-modal deliveries for Expo 2020 Dubai’s entry portals in the run-up to next year’s official opening.
Flying out of UAE? Read this advisory from Dubai Airports
Dubai Airports is advising customers flying out of Dubai this weekend to beat the holiday traffic and ensure a smooth start to their journey by arriving early to the airport.
Dubai Airports readies for ban on single-use plastics
Dubai's two airports (DXB and DWC) will soon be free of single-use plastics in a bid to manage environmental impact, as announced earlier this year.
Contract awarded for key part of new Abu Dhabi airport terminal
Abu Dhabi Airports has awarded the Midfield Terminal’s lounge construction and management contract to a joint venture between National Aviation Services (NAS) and Airport Dimensions.
Emirates launches special fares on UAE's National Day
Emirates airline has launched special fares to mark the UAE's National Day celebrations this year.
Etihad Airways becomes first foreign carrier to fly into new Jeddah terminal
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has become the first foreign carrier to operate flights to King Abdulaziz International Airport's new Terminal 1 in Jeddah.
Boeing 737 MAX 10 makes debut, hoping to regain customer trust
Boeing has launched the latest version of the 737 MAX amid hopes that it will regain airlines' trust following the announcement of new orders for the troubled aircraft at last week's Dubai Airshow.
Emirates Group to offer leadership programmes to UAE Nationals
The Emirates Group and GE Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend GE's development and leadership training programmes to UAE National employees at the Emirates Group.
Dubai Airshow deals soar to Dh170b in three days
The UAE's Ministry of Defence continued its shopping spree at the Dubai Airshow, signing over a dozen deals worth more than Dh6.97 billion on Monday, while the total deals on the first three days soared to Dh170.1 billion.
Oman's Salam Air says to widen horizons after plane leasing deal
Oman-based low-cost carrier Salam Air is looking to expand its network into Europe, the Far East, India and Africa after signing a lease deal for two longer-range aircraft.
Saudi female student pilot aims high with flying ambitions
Saudi women aiming to emulate Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s feat, the Kingdom’s first female commercial pilot, now have that opportunity as Oxford Aviation Academy has opened its doors for them to take flying lessons and earn their licenses.
Oman's Salam Air said to close in on $250m Airbus jets deal
Omani budget carrier Salam Air is close to placing an order for two Airbus A321neo jets as it pushes ahead with expansion plans, according to people familiar with the matter.
UAE sign over Dh7.6 billion defence deals on first day of Dubai Airshow
The UAE's Ministry of Defence signed more than 10 deals worth more than Dh7.6 billion on the first day of Dubai Airshow 2019, a senior official said on Monday.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways to launch direct flights to Al Ain
Travellers in Kuwait will be able to fly directly to Al Ain in the UAE from December 8 on a new route being launched by Jazeera Airways.
Dubai's Emirates among world's cleanest airlines
Dubai-based Emirates, the world's largest carrier for international passengers, is among the cleanest airlines globally, a newly released survey said.
Bahrain's Gulf Air says to resume flights to Erbil in Iraq
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, on Thursday announced plans to resume direct services between Bahrain and Erbil in Iraq.
Work set to start on $3.5bn King Hamad Causeway mega project
The King Fahad Causeway Authority on Tuesday signed a consultancy agreement worth around $8.9 million to start work on the $3.5 billion project linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Work set to start on $3.5bn King Hamad Causeway mega project
The King Fahad Causeway Authority on Tuesday signed a consultancy agreement worth around $8.9 million to start work on the $3.5 billion project linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain's Gulf Air puts seventh Dreamliner into action on London route
Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, has received its seventh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Bahrain International Airport in its special 70th anniversary livery.
Oman Aviation Group denies plan to launch new airline
Oman will not be launching a new airline company, contrary to recent speculation.
Oman said to mull new regional airline
Oman is considering setting up a new regional airline that could take over domestic operations from state carrier Oman Air, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Oman opens up Empty Quarter for flights
Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) has opened up the Empty Quarter and launched new routes which is hoped will save time and money.
Emirates airline launches cabin crew recruitment drive in Oman
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is actively searching for Omani cabin crew and has planned a recruitment open day this weekend in Muscat, the airline said in a statement.
Kuwait's Jazeera offers 40% discount on Business Class seats
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has launched its exclusive end-of-year offers on Business Class fares, giving passengers up to 40 percent discounts on one-way and return tickets.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi: Etihad, Air Arabia launch new low-cost airline in UAE
A new UAE budget carrier has been launched by Sharjah's Air Arabia and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Aviation Group, further increasing the competition in the aviation sector as well as giving UAE residents an additional economical option to choose from.
Oman's SalamAir expects to be profitable in 2020
Oman low cost carrier SalamAir is close to breaking even this year and could turn a profit in 2020, thanks largely to low fuel prices and rivals dropping capacity on certain routes, according to company CEO Mohamed Ahmed.
Salam Air launches second service from Oman to Bangladesh
Oman's first budget airline Salam Air has added a new direct service from Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh’s second largest city, to Muscat.
Bahrain to open $1.1bn terminal in March, says Crown Prince
Bahrain International airport will open its new $1.1bn terminal in March next year, according to the kingdom’s Crown Prince.
Aviation to support 1.4 million jobs
The UAE's aviation market is poised to grow 170 per cent by 2037, support 1.4 million jobs and contribute $128 billion to the nation's economy, the International Air Transport Association, or Iata, said on Tuesday.
Bahrain to open $1.1bn terminal in March, says Crown Prince
Bahrain International airport will open its new $1.1bn terminal in March next year, according to the kingdom’s Crown Prince.
Salam Air launches second service from Oman to Bangladesh
Oman's first budget airline Salam Air has added a new direct service from Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh’s second largest city, to Muscat.
St Regis announces debut hotel and resort destination in Oman
St Regis is to open its first luxury hotel and resort destination in Oman at Al Mouj Muscat.
Emirates flags better first-half results
Emirates airline's net profit for the first-half of 2019-20 will surpass last year's figures despite the 45-day closure of Dubai International Airport's runway for refurbishment, its president said on Sunday.
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