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Kuwait Airways announces first flight to Salalah
Kuwait Airways announced Wednesday its first flight to Oman’s Salalah, with three scheduled flights per week on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.
Kuwait and UAE civil aviation bodies sign security agreement
Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and its Emirati counterpart signed on Monday an agreement to put security personnel on civilian aircraft traveling to both countries.
Middle Eastern airlines set for $3.8bn profit surge in 2024: IATA
Middle Eastern airlines are set to see profits in 2024 surge 22.5 percent from previous estimates to reach $3.8 billion, according to the latest forecast by the International Air Transport Association.
Emirates president asks Boeing for compensation over 777x delays
Emirates President Tim Clark on Sunday called on Boeing to compensate the airline for delays in the development of the US planemaker’s latest 777 jet, which the carrier has bought.
IATA summit in Dubai focuses on airline industry challenges
Geopolitical and economic changes, safety, and emissions are in the spotlight at the 80th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit that commenced in Dubai on June 2.
Saudi Shoura Council calls on GACA to establish low-cost airports around Riyadh
Saudi Arabia will soon assess the feasibility of establishing low-cost airports around Riyadh following a call from the Kingdom’s Shoura Council.
Riyadh Air and Saudia agree new joint training programs
Saudi Arabia’s two national airlines will work together to train pilots, aircraft crews and other aviation employees thanks to a new deal.
Saudi aviation industry likely to create 35,000 new jobs by 2030
Saudi Arabia unveiled its first “State of Aviation” report, highlighting the sector’s contributions to the Kingdom’s economic growth, as industry leaders gathered for the Future Aviation Forum.
Sky’s the limit: Saudi Arabia’s Future Aviation Forum 2024 will help fuel Kingdom’s Vision 2030
Aviation leaders and key figures from across the globe will convene in Riyadh for the Future Aviation Forum 2024, a three-day event highlighting the strides in global air travel innovation, coinciding with Saudi Arabia’s ambition to generate $100 billion from the sector by 2030.
Saudi aviation sector contributes $21bn to GDP: GACA
Saudi Arabia is experiencing steady growth in its aviation sector, contributing $21 billion to the Kingdom’s gross domestic product in 2023 and solidifying its position as a global tourism hub.
British Airways to resume Jeddah operations, enhancing UK-Saudi connectivity
British Airways is set to resume operations in Jeddah after a five-year hiatus, aiming to enhance connectivity to the Kingdom, the airline said.
Saudi Arabia to reveal roadmap to turn aviation sector into $2bn industry
An ambitious roadmap setting out how Saudi Arabia will grow its aviation sector tenfold into a $2 billion industry will be unveiled at a special event in May.
Riyadh Air, STA ink deal to launch new routes and destinations
Saudi Arabia’s second flag carrier Riyadh Air will soon announce more routes and destinations thanks to a new agreement with the Kingdom’s official tourism body.
Dubai's RTA announces new Metro protocols for peak hours
New daily protocols are being implemented at Dubai Metro stations to ensure passengers' safety, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Tuesday.
Saudi airports awarded customer experience accreditation, elevating travel services
Customer service offerings at 16 Saudi airports have been recognized with a prestigious global award.
Dubai ruler approves new $35bn airport terminal
Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum approved a new passenger terminal in Al Maktoum International airport worth 128 billion dirhams ($34.85 billion), he said on Sunday in a post on X.
UAE flights: Abu Dhabi Airports serves 6.9 million passengers in 3 months
Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of five airports in the emirate, recorded a more than 35 per cent surge in passenger traffic at 6.9 million passengers in the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2023 when the figures were 5.1 million.
All Saudi airports achieve 100% complaint resolution in March: GACA
All airports in Saudi Arabia that received passengers’ complaints in March resolved them on time, according to the General Authority of Civil Aviation.
KAC records high rates of operational activities
Kuwait Airways Company (KAC) on Saturday announced the increase in the percentage of its operational activities in the movement of aircraft and passengers during the months of November and December 2023, January and February 2024.
1.06 million travelled through Kuwait airport
The Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Tuesday that the total number of passengers during March reached 1,067,674. DGCA Acting Director General for Aviation Safety and Air Transport Affairs Abdullah Al-Rajhei said in a press release that Kuwait International Airport witnessed a decrease in passenger traffic by eight percent and a rise in flights by seven percent, whereas air cargo increased by 14 percent compared to the previous year.
Folk Maritime shipping line receives first vessel at Jeddah Port
Saudi Arabia’s Folk Maritime shipping line welcomed its inaugural vessel, Sunset X, at the Jeddah Islamic Port, aiming to bolster the Kingdom’s logistics capabilities.
Dubai-UK travel: Emirates flight diverted due to Storm Kathleen
An Emirates flight from Dubai to the UK city of Glasgow has been diverted to London Gatwick due to Storm Kathleen and affected passengers have been accommodated in a hotel.
Saudi airline flynas receives 50th A320neo Airbus plane amid fleet expansion
Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has received its 50th jetliner from Airbus out of an order of more than 100 aircraft, as it continues to pursue its growth and expansion plans.
Riyadh Air and Artefact partner to build data analytics platform, develop AI solutions
Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Air is set to build a data analytics platform and develop artificial intelligence solutions, thanks to a strategic partnership with global consultancy firm Artefact.
KAC sets schedule for summer flights
Kuwait Airways on Saturday declared the schedule of its summer flights, with a concentration on high-demand destinations in the June–September period.
Almost all Saudi airports achieve 100% complaint resolution in February: GACA
Ten out of the 11 airports in Saudi Arabia that received passengers’ complaints in February resolved them on time, according to the General Authority of Civil Aviation.
Flynas increases passenger capacity by 25%
Travelers to Saudi Arabia will be able to enjoy greater flight availability thanks to the Kingdom’s flynas airline increasing its capacity by 25 percent.
Transport investments to fuel UAE construction market annual growth of 3%: GlobalData
The UAE’s construction market is projected to grow by an average of 3 percent a year until 2028, driven by transport and renewable energy investments, according to GlobalData.
Etihad Airways announces more flights between Abu Dhabi, Rome
Etihad Airways announced double-daily flights to Rome. The national airline of the UAE is boosting its services between Abu Dhabi Zayed International (AUH) to Rome (FCO) from 11 weekly to twice a day from November 1, 2024 to meet growing customer demand.
Etihad Airways to hire 2,000 pilots, cabin crew, mechanics this year
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will recruit up to 2,000 pilots, cabin crew and mechanics this year as it prepares for expansion in 2025 when the airline plans to add 15 more planes to its fleet.
Saudi aviation professions localization plan enters 2nd phase
The number of Saudi flight attendants and fixed-wing pilots is set to increase as the localization plan for the Kingdom’s aviation sector enters its second phase.
Dubai's budget carrier Flydubai reports record-breaking Dh2.1 billion profit in 2023
The Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai saw record profits of Dh2.1 billion ($572 million) in 2023, boosted by carrying the most passengers ever across its network, the company announced Thursday.
Flydubai hires 1,000 new employees as it posts record Dh2.1 billion profit
Flydubai on Thursday said its 2023 profits jumped 75 per cent to a record Dh2.1 billion on the back of strong organic growth amidst strong growth in the aviation industry.
Saudi civil aviation delegation visits Chinese aircraft manufacturing company, economic zone
A high-ranking delegation from Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation sector has visited the headquarters of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China in Shanghai, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia and China explore investment opportunities in civil aviation
Economic cooperation in Saudi-China civil aviation is set to strengthen, with top officials meeting in Beijing to discuss investment opportunities and technology transfer for industry advancements.
Saudi Arabia ranks 4th on G20 road quality index
Saudi Arabia has secured the fourth spot in the Road Quality Index among G20 countries, according to a 2023 World Economic Forum report.
Saudi Arabia’s AlUla airport welcomes first direct flight from Jordan
AlUla International Airport received its first Royal Jordanian Airlines flight on Saturday, with the opening of a new direct route from Amman.
AlUla’s battery-powered tramway, a pivotal step in green transportation
AlUla’s battery-powered tramway is a testament to Saudi Arabia’s journey toward a sustainable, innovative transportation system, insists a top official from the company behind its design.
Saudi Arabia Railways transports 11m passengers, 25m tonnes of cargo in 2023
Saudi Arabia Railways transported more than 11 million passengers in 2023, a growth rate of more than 50 percent.
UAE-Pakistan flights: New low-cost carrier announces launch; will airfares get cheaper?
Flying between the UAE and Pakistan is set to become cheaper as the South Asian country’s low-cost carrier Fly Jinnah has announced the launch of operations to connect the two countries.
Dubai South records highest-ever business aviation movements in 2023
The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) at Dubai South recorded 16,657 private jet movements in 2023, a growth of 8 per cent over 2022, marking the highest-ever movements achieved in Dubai.
Saudia registers over 30m passengers in 2023, marking 21% growth
Saudi Arabia’s national flag carrier, Saudia, saw a 21 percent growth annual growth in passenger numbers in 2023 as it registered over 30 million travelers.
Air travel reaches 99% of 2019 levels: IATA
Global air travel demand topped 99 per cent of 2019 levels in November 2023, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) data showed on Wednesday.
Etihad Airways eyes 18m passengers by 2025: CEO
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways aims to reach 18 million passengers by 2025, expanding its global network to connect key markets, according to a top official.
Saudi airline flynas carries over 11m passengers in 2023, up 28%
Saudi airline flynas on Monday reported record results for 2023, with passenger numbers rising by more than 28 percent over the previous year to more than 11.1 million.
Saudi aviation sector to create 1.2m jobs in next 20 years
The Saudi aviation industry is anticipated to create some 1.2 million job opportunities over the coming two decades to meet the “boom” in the sector, according to an aviation expert.
Etihad Airways and China Eastern Airlines forge strategic agreement for enhanced efficiency
The aviation sectors of the UAE and China are poised to improve efficiency through a new agreement signed by Abu Dhabi-based flag carrier Etihad Airways.
Aircraft production in Saudi Arabia to grow 126% over next 20 years, aviation conference told
Localized aircraft production is projected to grow 126 percent in Saudi Arabia over the next 20 years, said the head of an international organization dedicated to women in aviation.
Qatar Airways launches NEOM Bay flight
Qatar Airways expanded services to Saudi Arabia with the launch of the Doha-NEOM Bay flight on Saturday.
NBK partners with Qatar Airways, British Airways to launch NBK Avios Visa Card
With its commitment to providing exceptional banking experiences through outstanding products and services, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has unveiled the NBK Avios Visa Signature Prepaid Card in partnership with Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club. This Visa prepaid card, the first of its kind in the MENA region, reflects NBK’s commitment to innovation.
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