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Dubai: Flydubai announces new flights to Oman
Dubai-based flydubai on Tuesday announced the start of flights to Sohar in Oman, becoming the first airline to operate this route from Dubai. This is the carrier’s third destination in the Sultanate, alongside Muscat and Salalah.
Etihad raises $1.2 billion in sustainability-linked debt
Etihad Airways said on Wednesday it has raised $1.2 billion with a loan linked to environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in global aviation.
Ministry of Transport signs Saudi Road Code project contract
The Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services signed the Saudi Road Code project contract to improve
Oman Air seeks oneworld alliance membership
State-owned Oman Air announced on Sunday its intention to apply to join the oneworld global airline alliance and said it had asked fellow Gulf carrier and member Qatar Airways to help it.
Air Arabia resumes direct flights to Saudi Arabia
Air Arabia will resume direct flights between Sharjah and Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam in Saudi Arabia from September 14.
Kuwait Airways resumes flights to New York
Kuwait Airways has resumed its commercial flights to and from New York starting yesterday, the airline announced, noting that flights will be operated once a week to this destination. In a press statement, Kuwait Airways Director of the Public Relations Fayez Al-Enezi said that this destination is in high demand from clients, especially business travelers, tourists and students.
Emirates to restart Saudi flights from Sept. 11
Dubai carrier Emirates said it will restart services to Saudi Arabia from Sept. 11, 2021, following the Kingdom’s reopening of borders with the UAE due to falling risks from COVID-19.
Kuwait Airways re-launches flight to 11 destinations
Kuwait Airways announced re-launching commercial flights scheduled to 11 destinations in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka starting from Tuesday. The destinations include Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Chennai and Trivandrum; with two flights a week scheduled, in addition to Bangalore and Ahmadabad with one flight a week, the airline said in a statement yesterday.
Kuwait Airways announce resuming direct flights to Cairo
Kuwait Airways announced the resumption of commercial flights to Cairo starting from today, with two daily flights. Public Relations and Information Director Fayez Al-Enezi said the first scheduled flight to Cairo will be at 12:25 pm, while the second will be at 11:35 pm.
Free day pass for flydubai passengers
Passengers flying with budget carrier flydubai will receive a complimentary one-day ticket for Expo 2020 Dubai.
UAE resumes tourist visas: 6 things you need to know
UAE authorities on Saturday announced that the country will resume issuing tourist visas.
Saudi restoration of international connectivity is key for saving jobs, GDP losses: IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed measures taken by Saudi Arabia to revive the aviation industry as it battles to save more than a quarter of a million related jobs in the Kingdom amid a downturn in travel due to the pandemic.
Kuwait resumes direct flights with six countries
The Civil Aviation Authority yesterday announced the resumption of direct commercial flights with India, Egypt and four Asian nations starting today after several months of suspension to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Dubai: Emirates to reinstate some allowances, perks of employees
Dubai's flagship airline Emirates will reinstate a number of facilities that were offered to its employees prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, including increasing salaries and introduction of concessional tickets as the aviation sector recovers from the pandemic.
Saudi Arabia one of the first countries to accept IATA Travel Pass
Saudi Arabia will accept the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass for verification of COVID-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers from Sept. 30. Eventually it will also be accepted as confirmation of vaccination status.
Cabinet OKs direct flights with six nations, airport capacity boosted
The Cabinet yesterday decided to resume direct commercial flights with Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, whose nationals make up some 70 percent of residents in Kuwait, after months of suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dubai airport passenger volumes slump 40% in first half of 2021
Dubai International Airport reported yesterday a 41 percent drop in traffic in the first half of 2021, but said it anticipates “robust growth” after the easing of travel restrictions. The number of passengers that passed through the world’s largest airport for international travel fell to 10.6 million in the first six months of 2021, according to a statement from the Dubai Media Office.
Kuwait airport passenger capacity ‘quietly’ increased to 7,500 a day?
The price of return tickets to Kuwait are incredibly high, not only because it’s the high season, but mainly due to the limited seat quota set for most airlines, not including local carriers. Passengers are facing a tough situation after many had their tickets canceled although the flight was not, despite their tickets being confirmed months ago.
UAE flights: Dubai airport expects passenger surge as travel curbs eased
Dubai Airports expects a "surge" in passenger traffic over the coming weeks and months, its chief executive said on Wednesday, after the UAE announced an easing of travel restrictions from African and Asian countries, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh among others.
Limited seats cause cancelations for many travelers to Kuwait
An unpleasant surprise awaited tens of passengers at Beirut airport who were returning to Kuwait, as they were told their seats were canceled, although their flight was still flying to Kuwait.
Saudi budget airline expands flights to Bisha
Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flyadeal on Sunday launched operations from Dammam to Bisha.
Saudi aviation authority issues update for citizens’ travel procedures abroad
The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued a new circular to all airlines, both public and private, operating from the Kingdom’s airports updating the procedures for citizens’ travel outside Saudi Arabia.
Saudia increases flights to transport pilgrims
Saudia began operations to transport pilgrims home after they completed their Hajj rituals on Friday.
Kuwait Airways launch flights to Munich
Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has launched its first commercial flight to Munich, Germany yesterday, the airline announced, noting that it will schedule flights to this destination two times a week; Thursdays and Saturdays.
Kuwait Airways launch flights to Geneva
Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has launched its first commercial flight to Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, the airline announced, noting that it will schedule flights to this destination two times a week; on Mondays and Fridays. Kuwait Airways had announced on Thursday increasing weekly flights to London to three starting yesterday.
Kuwait Airways increases flights to London to thrice per week
Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) announced yesterday increasing weekly flights to London to three starting July 10. The corporation said on its Twitter account that the flights would be organized on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Emirates to resume passenger flights to Mauritius from July 15
Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced that it will restart passenger services to Mauritius this summer with two weekly flights from July 15 as the island nation gradually reopens its borders to international tourists.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise unit to sell nine aircraft worth $500m
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise said that its leasing unit agreed to sell nine aircraft with a total market value of about $500 million.
Saudi Arabia wants transport sector to contribute 10% of GDP by 2030
Transport and logistics will contribute 10 percent of Saudi GDP by 2030, up from 6 percent today, following the implementation of the Kingdom’s new strategy for the sector, said Minister of Transport Saleh Aljasser.
‘$150 billion boost’ from new Saudi transport strategy
Saudi Arabia expects its new transport and logistics strategy to generate 550 billion riyals ($150 billion) in investments by 2030 in areas such as public transport, railways, and airports expansion and development, the Kingdom’s transport and logistical services minister said on Monday.
Emirates lays on extra Saudi flights on Sunday following suspension
Emirates added extra flights betwen Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Sunday after the Kingdom suspended air travel to its neighbor.
Kuwait resumes direct flights with 12 countries
Kuwait has resumed direct flights with 12 countries that were halted to restrict the spread of COVID-19, KUNA reported.
Israeli, UAE airlines announce cooperation deal
The UAE and Israeli flag-carriers announced a codeshare cooperation deal on Thursday, the latest sign of deepening ties between the two nations following September’s normalization of diplomatic relations.
Saudi Arabia plans new national airline as it diversifies from oil
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans on Tuesday to launch a second national airline as part of a broader strategy to turn the Kingdom into a global logistics hub as it seeks to diversify from oil.
Emirates expects over 450,000 passengers passing through Dubai over next two weekends
Emirates airline is expecting more than 450,000 passengers to travel from, to and through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport over the course of the next two weekends on over 1,600 flights. The busiest days for the airline will be the next two weekends, 2-3 July and 9-10 July, although high passenger traffic is expected to start on June 30, and will run through 12 July.
Kuwait Airways resumes flights to Paris, Malaga, Sarajevo
Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) announced yesterday resuming flights to Paris, Malaga and Sarajevo as part of a strategy for gradual restoration of regular operations.
Kuwait Airways resumes weekly flights to London
Kuwait Airways resumed commercial flights to London yesterday, with one flight per week. “Our first flight to London yesterday reached the complete seating capacity of the Boeing B777-300,” Acting CEO Essa Al-Haddad said.
Covid impact: Emirates airline reports Dh20.3 billion annual loss
Emirates airline on Tuesday reported a loss of Dh20.3 billion after last year’s Dh1.1 billion profit, and a negative profit margin of 65.6 per cent, due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
Kuwait to operate direct flights to UK from June 13
Kuwait will operate direct flights with the United Kingdom starting from Sunday, June 13, the government communications office wrote on Twitter citing a decision made by the cabinet.
Dubai launches bus rental service to transport employees and tourists
Dubai has started a bus rental service to serve employees and tourists.
Ministry of Interior announces number of travelers via air, land in 24 hours
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced on May 19, 2021, that 10,450 people left the Kingdom via land and air borders in the last 24 hours.
GACA: An electronic portal for registration of vaccinated travelers before arriving at the Kingdom
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued a circular to all airliners operating in the Kingdom's airports, regarding registering the data of immunized travelers
Emirates sees travel picking up in summer as markets reopen
Air traffic will pick up during the summer as more countries will open up their doors closed due to Covid-19 pandemic, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chiarman of Emirates airline and Chief Executive of Emirates Group.
Saudia Airlines activates codeshare agreement with Gulf Air
Saudia airlines announced on Sunday that it has established a codeshare agreement with Gulf Air to enhance their travel options and consolidate the strategic partnership between them.
Saudi Arabia sees 110% rise in flight searches in March
Saudi Arabia recorded a 110 percent month-on-month surge in people searching for flights in March, according to global online travel platform Skyscanner, as the Kingdom’s travelers get ready for international flights to reopen from May 17.
Oman to suspend travel from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Oman has suspended travel from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh until further notice, Oman News Agency reported on Wednesday.
Emirates starts trials of digital passport simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements
Emirates today commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.
Saudia targets post-pandemic profitability, privatization
A few minutes into our interview and it was clear that the CEO of Saudia, the Kingdom’s state-owned flag carrier, wanted to set the record straight about the aviation sector during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bahrain’s Gulf Air makes progress in delaying jet deliveries
Bahrain’s Gulf Air has made good progress in its efforts to delay some Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries, its acting chief executive said on Wednesday.
Dubai Aerospace signs 48 lease deals amid aviation slowdown
The aircraft leasing division of Dubai Aerospace (DAE) has signed 48 lease deals during the first three months of the year, amid a global slowdown in the aviation sector.
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