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All aboard for British Airways' shortest flight
British Airways is launching its shortest flight to date, a 54-mile, 50-minute flight from Bahrain International Airport to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Saturday.
Virgin Hyperloop One to start operations in Saudi Arabia by 2020, says executive
Saudis will be able to travel by Hyperloop by the end of next year, Colin Rice, the deputy chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One said, according to media reports at the weekend.
Etihad in talks to help debt-ridden Jet Airways
Etihad Airways is in discussion with banks and various stakeholders of the debt-ridden Jet Airways to find a solution, the UAE national airline said on Wednesday amid reports about the possible sale of its entire stake in the Indian carrier.
Etihad Airways, Bahrain's Gulf Air sign codeshare deal
Etihad Airways and Gulf Air, the national airline of Bahrain, have signed a codeshare partnership, for travel commencing with the summer schedule.
British Airways launches first direct flight from Dammam to London
British Airways has launched the first ever direct flight from Dammam to London Heathrow.
KuwaitKuwait Airways seeks $350m loan to pay for planes
Kuwait Airways Corp. is seeking a $350 million loan that will help the Gulf carrier pay for planes, people with knowledge of the deal said.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways launches 'mega' discounts on flights
Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways has announced a “Mega March” promotion, with flights on offer for as low as $82.
Saudi flyadeal delays Boeing order
Saudi Arabian budget airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed order for 30 of the jets, its CEO said on Friday.
Oman re-opens Salalah Airport following runway incident
Salalah Airport has re-opened following a closure of its runway yesterday, Oman Airports said.
DXB remains world's busiest airport in 2018
Dubai International (DXB) has retained its top position in terms of international passenger traffic and third largest for total passenger traffic in 2018.
Flydubai to cancel up to 15 flights daily; will air fares rise?
Airfares are expected to go up in the coming weeks due to the grounding of hundreds of Boeing 737 Max aircraft by airlines after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane near Addis Ababa earlier this week.
Tyre burst shuts down Oman's Salalah airport, all flights cancelled
Oman's Salalah International Airport has cancelled all flights for a few hours.
Etihad Airways to launch new summer flights to Egypt, Oman
Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch new seasonal routes from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria, Egypt, and Salalah, Oman, catering to strong demand during the summer peak.
Saudi Arabian Airlines and Emirates suspend flights to Pakistan
Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, on Wednesday suspended all flights to Pakistan in response to increased military tensions between India and its neighbor over Kashmir.
Airbus to stop making struggling A380 superjumbo in 2021
European aviation giant Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world's biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry's most ambitious and most troubled endeavors.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways introduces self-check-in kiosks
Jazeera Airways, the Kuwaiti low-cost airline, has introduced self-check-in kiosks at its Terminal 5 at Kuwait International Airport
Emirates forges codeshare partnership with China Southern Airlines
Emirates and China Southern Airlines (IATA code: CZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for passengers travelling between China and the Middle East and Africa.
Dubai airport retains top position as world's busiest
The UAE's aviation sector continues to scale new heights, with Dubai International maintaining its position as the world's busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year while the sector's contribution to the country's economy also grows steadily.
Now, travel to Oman from Dubai for Dh55
Taking the public bus between Dubai and Muscat has been made more convenient and comfortable after Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority and Oman's National Transport Company (Mwasalat) signed an agreement adding new bus stations and routes connecting the two cities on Monday.
Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad hires turnaround expert on possible Jet Airways bailout
Etihad Airways has appointed turnaround specialist Alvarez & Marsal to conduct due diligence on Jet Airways as it weighs bailing out the cash-strapped Indian carrier, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Emirates to cut flights for Dubai International Airport runway upgrade
Emirates airline on Saturday said a significant number of its flights will be impacted by the closure of Dubai International Airport's southern runway for an upgrade during April-May 2019 period.
Emirates to cut flights for Dubai International Airport runway upgrade
Emirates airline on Saturday said a significant number of its flights will be impacted by the closure of Dubai International Airport's southern runway for an upgrade during April-May 2019 period.
Emirates to cut flights for Dubai International Airport runway upgrade
Emirates airline on Saturday said a significant number of its flights will be impacted by the closure of Dubai International Airport's southern runway for an upgrade during April-May 2019 period.
On time: Emirates second-most punctual airline in Mideast
Punctuality is highly important for the airline industry because it not only improves passengers' perception and credibility about the airline but also reduces costs.
Air France suspends flights to Riyadh
Air France is stopping all flights to Riyadh from next month, according to a statement from the carrier.
Expo 2020 Dubai to be a driver for auto sector
The UAE's auto sector is very keenly waiting to see 2019 unfold as the nation gears up for Expo 2020
Flying out of Dubai this week? Here's an announcement from Emirates
Travel to and from Dubai is expected to reach another peak towards the end of this week, Emirates airline has said.
Saudi carrier flyadeal inks new $5.9bn planes deal
Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal has committed to ordering 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price.
Air India Express passengers stranded at UAE airport for 19 hours
Shamnad was all prepared to attend his brother's wedding on Saturday.
UAE airline offers new non-stop flights to Europe
Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Budapest in Hungary and Naples in Italy.
Frustrated by flight delays? This UAE airline has a solution
Emirates passengers travelling from or transiting through Dubai International Airport (DXB) can expect fewer instances of delays associated with aircraft turnaround due to a new innovative application built in-house by Emirates called the Hub Monitor.
Bahrain's Gulf Air launches new stopover travel deals
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced the launch of new stopover travel packages designed to promote the country as a tourist destination to its global customer base.
SalamAir to expand network with first Airbus A320neo aircraft
Oman low cost carrier SalamAir took delivery of the new Airbus A320neo aircraft, the first of six it ordered during the recent Farnborough International Airshow.
Passenger numbers rise at Dubai International Airport
The number of passengers passing through Dubai International Airport rose by 2.1 percent in October compared with the same month last year, the operator Dubai Airports said on Monday.
Airbus to display new cabin model at Dubai exhibition
For the first time, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will take part in Mebaa Dubai, the Middle East's leading business aviation exhibition.
Sharjah airport implements new baggage rules
Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) started to implement new baggage rules at Sharjah Airport on December 4. The new rules, which will include luggage specifications
Kuwait's ALAFCO inks deal to lease A320s to Scandinavian airline
Kuwait-based Aviation Lease and Finance Company, better known as ALAFCO, has signed an agreement with Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) for the lease of five new A320neo aircraft.
Emirates partnership with easyJet set to strengthen company’s European network
Emirates’ fledgling partnership with low-cost carrier easyJet will strengthen the Dubai-based company’s European network, industry experts predict, enabling it to indirectly serve destinations that would otherwise be beyond logistical reach.
Bahrain's Gulf Air signs deal for six A320neo aircraft
Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, and SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world's largest aircraft leasing companies, have announced an agreement for the purchase and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Flying by Emirates tomorrow? Here's an advisory by the airline
Travel is expected to peak this weekend for Emirates, as the airline expects a busy period with visitors passing through terminal 3 ahead of the 47th UAE National Day holiday.
Kuwait airport suspends operations due to bad weather
Air traffic at Kuwait International Airport has been suspended due to the ongoing unstable weather that has hit the country, Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Thursday.
Riyadh Metro naming rights auction raises $278m
Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) has announced that it has raised over SR1 billion ($278 million) from its station naming rights auction for the Riyadh Metro network.
Saudi budget carrier flyadeal to pick Airbus or Boeing jets by end of month
Saudi Arabian budget airline flyadeal aims to decide whether to order Airbus or Boeing narrow-body jets by the end of this month, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
Bahrain's Gulf Air, UAE's Etihad seek closer ties in new deal
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, and the UAE's Etihad Airways are set to explore deeper cooperation following the signing of an agreement.
Saudi Civil Aviation Authority to introduce airport projects at Bahrain airshow
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will introduce various investments and projects in the construction, developments and modernization of airports in the Kingdom when it leads the Saudi delegation at the fifth Bahrain International Airshow 2018.
Kuwait Int'l refutes flights disruption as strong winds strike
Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday said that Kuwait International Airport was operating normally despite unstable weather conditions.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways sees profits drop after fuel bill rises
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways on Wednesday announced an 11.2 percent drop in net profit to KD8.5 million for the first nine months of 2018, despite a 38.4 percent growth in operating revenue.
Air transport backs 65.5M jobs and $2.7T in economic activity
The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity
Saudi Arabian Airlines launches first flight to Irbil
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) launched on Sunday its first direct and regular flight between the Kingdom and Irbil
Saudi Arabia begins direct flights to Irbil from early October
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, announced it will launch its second destination to Iraq
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