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Emirates approved for biometric boarding for US-bound flights
Dubai-based Emirates has become the first foreign airline to receive approval for biometric boarding from US Customs Border Protection (CBP), it was announced on Saturday.
Otis picked to keep people moving at new Kuwait airport terminal
Otis Kuwait has been selected to keep passengers moving around the new Terminal 2 at Kuwait International Airport which is due to open in 2022.
UAE pledges to sustain aviation sector
The UAE's aviation sector continues to soar and the government pledges to keep it that way, a top official of the industry's regulator said.
W Hotels opens new beachfront property in Muscat
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle East this year.
Oman Air unveils transformation plan
Oman Air has unveiled a new transformation plan that will see it harmonise its fleet, reorganise its structure and increase its dependence on digital tools, the airline has announced.
Emirates announces ban on MacBook Pro laptops
Joining a number of international airlines, Dubai-based Emirates has also banned the carrying of a certain model of MacBook Pro computers in both checked and carry-on luggage, the Dubai-based airline posted on its website on Sunday.
Don’t know how to drive in a school zone? Dh1,000 fine, 10 black points
Dubai: Police in the UAE have issued a fresh warning to motorists, cautioning them to follow traffic rules in areas located near schools and pedestrian crossings.
Emirates SkyCargo sees successful summer season
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has securely transported a large volume of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and perishables through Dubai to other parts of its global network this summer.
Etihad marks 15 years of service to India, Bahrain
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is preparing to celebrate 15 years of service to its largest and busiest market, India.
Bahrain International closes runway after oil leak
A runway at Bahrain International Airport was closed for an hour on Tuesday afternoon following an oil leak.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways returns to profit in Q1
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways on Wednesday announced a net profit of KD1.5 million and a 31.2 percent growth in number of passengers during the first quarter of 2019.
Salam Air in talks to land Duqm flights
Budget airline Salam Air could be set to land flights to Duqm, according to reports.
Emirates, Etihad operating on Monday after London Heathrow action called off
Industrial action due to take place at London’s Heathrow Airport today (Monday) has been called off, with negotiations ongoing to prevent further disruption tomorrow.
Saudi Arabia to host longest hyperloop test track
Saudi Arabia could host the longest test and certification hyperloop track in the world after a partnership deal was struck between Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic rapid transit system backed by Dubai-based ports operator DP World, and the kingdom’s Economic City Authority (ECA).
Female drivers help boost car sales in Saudi Arabia
Car sales in Saudi Arabia have gone up by as much as 25 percent in the past year, since the ban on women driving was lifted.
Oman Air cancels 750 flights amid Boeing 737 Max groundings
Oman Air passengers who have booked during those dates are being advised to check the airline’s website or contact its call centre to ascertain the status of their flight.
Saudi Arabia, Lufthansa Technik to open world's largest aircraft maintenance academy
The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lufthansa Technik to set up the largest international aircraft maintenance academy in Saudi Arabia.
Muscat airport to deploy drone detection system
Muscat International airport will soon deploy a new system to detect drones in the surrounding airspace, according to a report in Muscat Daily.
Dubai building Expo transport system for 25m visitors
Dubai is currently building an advanced transport system through several vital projects that will serve the expected 25 million visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will take place under the slogan "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future".
Flydubai marks 10th anniversary
Flydubai is celebrating 10 years of operations, carrying more than 70 million passengers since starting in 2009, more than five million of which were carried on its African routes.
Bahrain's Gulf Air says to launch new A320 on Maldives route
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has welcomed its third Airbus A320neo, which on October 26 will begin operating to Male in the Maldives, the airline's latest destination.
New flights launched to link the UAE with Oman holiday hotspot
Abu Dhabi International Airport has welcomed three new weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Salalah, the popular holiday destination on the south coast of Oman.
Kuwait Airways signs deal for flying cars
Flying cars could be taking to the skies of Kuwait by 2021.
Bahrain metro plan delayed amid cash crisis
It has been delayed because vital studies have not been completed because of financing problems, said Works Minister Fahmi Al Jowder in comments published by Gulf Daily News.
Gulf Air, Oman Air expand codeshare agreement
Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, have expanded their existing codeshare agreement.
Sheikh Mohammed approves $544m to improve Dubai-Al Ain road links
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved plans to upgrade road links between Dubai and Al Ain at a cost of AED2 billion ($544 million).
Saudia to boost its Airbus A320neo fleet
Saudi Arabian Airlines has decided to expand its order of the existing Airbus A320neo family of planes from 35 to as many as 100, including 35 options, the companies said.
Oman Air unveils new uniform for cabin crew
Oman Air cabin crew stepped out in their new uniforms on Thursday, with an official launch at London Heathrow.
Youth concepts key to success of Oman malls, says JLL
Developers are increasingly modernising Oman’s retail sector to drive footfall and spend as supply is moving towards large malls with unique concepts and diverse leisure and entertainment offerings, according to real estate consultancy JLL.
Meet Saudi's first female commercial pilot
A Saudi woman has become the first female commercial pilot in the Kingdom - just six years after she obtained her aviation licence.
Gulf Air, Oman Air expand codeshare agreement
Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, have expanded their existing codeshare agreement.
Oman Air extends Lufthansa codeshare deal in European push
Oman Air has announced it is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.
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
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways launches in-flight shop with Trolley
Low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways has announced a partnership with Kuwait-based convenience chain, Trolley, to provide an on-board retail experience for passengers.
Muscat to become Emirates' shortest A380 route
Emirates is gearing up for a big summer in Muscat with the deployment of double daily A380 flights from July 1.
Gulf Air offers 23kg extra baggage for free to students
A Gulf-based airline has announced an attractive extra baggage allowance offer for students, Bna reported.
Emirates says flights unaffected by Bali volcano eruption
Flights between Dubai and Bali have not been affected by a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island on Friday night, despite reports that some Australian flights had been impacted, an Emirates spokesperson confirmed on Saturday.
Salamair re-establishes access to Saudi Arabia after entry issue
Low-cost carrier Salamair has re-established its permission to fly to Saudi Arabia after the Omani carrier was refused entry on Saturday.
Talks ongoing for 40 Boeing 787s: Emirates
Emirates airline has confirmed that talks with Boeing are still "ongoing" for its $15-billion 787 Dreamliner order signed in 2017, rebuffing some media reports that the Dubai carrier might have cancelled the order.
Oman seeks up to $6bn for airline, airports expansion
Oman Aviation Group is seeking about $6 billion to fund the building of new airports and an expansion of the loss-making national airline.
Oman aims to double the number of passengers passing through its airports by 2030
Oman is aiming to reach 40 million airline passengers passing through the sultanate’s airports by 2030, more than double the current number.
Etihad Airways boosts services London Heathrow
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow during the busy summer period.
Kuwaiti-backed UK theme park signs up ITV Studios ahead of 2024 opening
The developer behind plans for a $3.6 billion Kuwaiti-owned theme park set to be built near London has signed a deal with ITV Studios, while at the same time has ended a previously announced link up with Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace and Gromit.
Bahrain's Gulf Air inks key deals during royal visit to France
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has signed a number of agreements with French-based companies including a $1 billion deal for engines.
Emirates-SpiceJet code-share to benefit passengers
A codeshare agreement signed by Emirates airlines and SpiceJet, India's second-largest airline, is set to open new routes, offer more destinations and better fare options for passengers hit by travel disruptions in the wake of the grounding of Jet Airways.
Emirates, SpiceJet sign codeshare deal. Here's how Indians can benefit
Emirates on Monday announced signing of an initial pact for codeshare partnership with India's budget carrier Spicejet.
Pakistan International Airlines adds two new routes for Muscat
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has added two new routes for Muscat including destinations Lahore and Islamabad, Times of Oman reported.
Dubai airport runway closes, no delays reported
No delays or disruptions were reported for Emirates flights that were transferred to the Dubai World Central (DWC) on day one of the 45-day closure of the southern runway at the Dubai International (DXB) on Tuesday (April 16).
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways to distribute $23m dividend to shareholders
Shareholders of Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways on Monday approved plans to distribute a cash dividend of KD7 million ($23 million) for 2018.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways to distribute $23m dividend to shareholders
Shareholders of Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways on Monday approved plans to distribute a cash dividend of KD7 million ($23 million) for 2018.
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