Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2019: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Elenium, a leading provider of automation technology solutions, will together demonstrate how a newly developed voice activated self-service kiosk, bag drop and boarding gate facility will revolutionise the travel experience by taking facial recognition technology to new heights. The demonstration will take place at Passenger Terminal EXPO (PTE) in London between 26 – 28 March.
Using cloud technology, artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision and natural human interfacing, Etihad Airways and Elenium will demonstrate how they will change the way consumers travel by showcasing the airport experience of the future.
Jorg Oppermann, VP HUB and Midfield Operations, Etihad Airways ......read more
Dubai, UAE 20th March 2019: British Airways has unveiled its highly-anticipated new business class seat - 'Club Suite' - and confirmed it will arrive on the first of its A350 aircraft in July.
The airline's sophisticated and newly-branded 'Club Suite' offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Boasting 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, enviable 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens*, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power; every aspect of British Airways' Club Suite has been designed for today's customer.
The A350 aircraft itself will also promote a feeling of well-being, space and calm due to its reduced noise levels, high ceilings and ambient lighting which is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019: Abu Dhabi Airports will conduct a full scale emergency exercise at Abu Dhabi International Airport Wednesday 20th March 2019, in accordance with Civil Aviation regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority, and in compliance with standards and recommendations as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
The simulation exercise will be conducted in coordination and support of Abu Dhabi Aviation.
The full scale emergency simulation at Abu Dhabi International Airport will measure the preparedness, emergency response capabilities, implementation of strategies by all participating agencies and assess Abu Dhabi Airport’s business continuity procedures.
The exercise is expected to run for approximately two and a half hours (14:30 pm- 17:00 ......read more
Launches new “Technologist” programme for national school graduates
Dubai, U.A.E., 18th March 2019: The Emirates Group is once again gearing up for Careers UAE 2019, offering diverse career opportunities for UAE nationals at the three-day exhibition.
This year, the Group will reveal a new programme, targeting national school graduates who aspire to be part of the exciting world of applied Technology. The programme, dubbed ‘the Technologists’, will consist of four years of academic education and two years of on-job training, providing students with a solid training and exposure to the wide spectrum of technologies and technical capabilities. Upon completing the programme, graduates will be able to work in operational or enterprise technology roles and continue to build upon their new found skills and ......read more
IndiGo’s new check-in feature to provide:
This newly introduced “City Terminal” feature aims to ease check-in experience for passengers flying out of Abu Dhabi airport effective March 10, 2019
With this feature, IndiGo passengers will be able to check-in 24 hours prior to the departure from conveniently located “City Terminal” opposite to Abu Dhabi Mall
Currently, IndiGo flies two daily non-stop flights from Abu Dhabi to Calicut and Kochi respectively
Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2019: Part of its drive to continuously enhance customer experience, Abu Dhabi Airports announced extending City Check-In facilities to Indigo, India’s largest airline. This new service is in line with the airline’s commitment to provide courteous and hassle-free travel ......read more
March 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:
Engineering, the aircraft Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) arm of Sri Lanka’s national carrier, achieved another milestone when it successfully carried out its first C-check on an Airbus A320neo aircraft of the SriLankan Airlines fleet at its main hub at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, said: “The highly dedicated and talented Engineering team worked tirelessly to achieve this milestone and once again has strengthen our position as an MRO in the South Asian region. We look forward to provide MRO and engineering services to our customer airlines as well in the near future.”
D.A.G. Jayasuriya, Chief Technical Officer of SriLankan Airlines said: “Our team of experienced aircraft ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019: Turkish Airlines has ceased operations with the 12 B737 MAX type passenger aircrafts located in its fleet, until further notice.
This decision will apply to all scheduled flights as of 13 March 2019.
DUBAI, U.A.E., 14 March 2019: The Emirates A380 drew in more than 3000 visitors in two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The Emirates A380 was the largest commercial aircraft on display at the milestone event.
The aircraft received a royal visit from HRH Sultan bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Saudi Space Agency. HRH was received by Adel Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran for Emirates, who took him through the flagship aircraft’s signature design details and latest onboard products.
The A380 that was on display from 12-13 March was open to both trade visitors and the general public. The Emirates A380 on display featured 14 luxurious First Class suites, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class. Guests ......read more
Delegation joined by Irish Special Olympics volunteers
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2019 - Etihad Airways, official airline partner of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, today welcomed the Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, to its Abu Dhabi Headquarters on the day of the official opening of the World Games in the capital city.
The Minister was joined by H.E Aidan Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to the UAE and senior representatives from both Special Olympics Ireland and Tourism Ireland. The delegation was welcomed by Etihad Aviation Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Robin Kamark and other Etihad executives.
Earlier in the day, Etihad invited a group of volunteers from Special Olympics Ireland to a breakfast and special tour of the ......read more
15% improvement in core operating performance, on revenues of US$ 5.86 billion
4% increase in passenger yields, driven by capacity discipline, network and fleet optimisation, and growing market share in premium and point-to-point markets
3% reduction in unit costs, despite 31% higher fuel prices
17.8 million passengers and 682,100 leg tonnes of cargo carried
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2019: Etihad Airways today announced an improvement in core operating performance of 15% in 2018, 7% higher than forecast, on revenues of US$ 5.86 billion (2017: US$ 6.0 billion). The airline reported a loss of US$ 1.28 billion for the year (2017: US$ -1.52 billion).
Since commencing its five-year transformation programme in 2017, the airline has improved its core operating performance by 34% ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019: Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s total orders for the A350 XWB to 45 with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world.
“The A350 meets all our expectations. The aircraft is extremely reliable and the feedback from our passengers is excellent," said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Lufthansa Group - Airlines Resources & Operational Standards. "We are delighted to be adding 20 more A350s to our fleet. The additional wide-body jets will help reduce our operating costs, improve the reliability of our long-haul fleet, improve our environmental ......read more
Dubai - UAE, 13th March 2019
The flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines is ready for the great change in Turkish aviation history. The great move to Istanbul Airport will begin on April 5 Friday night at 03:00. As the greatest airport project of the world, the first stage of the move towards Istanbul Airport was back on October 29th, 2018.
Unique in the global aviation history, the moving operation will take 45 hours in total and it will be concluded on April 6 Saturday night at 23:59. In order to conclude the Great Move successfully according to prior plans, Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport will be closed for all scheduled passenger flights between 02:00 and 14:00 of April 6.
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı stated the following about this enormous operation; ......read more
Dubai, UAE 13 March 2019: British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its First cabin as part of its £6.5bn investment for customers.
The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from March 31 will include new bedding, amenities and menus that would not look out of place in a revered five-star British hotel.
The airline’s First customers will be offered super-soft, sophisticated new male and female loungewear designed exclusively by British fashion brand Temperley, London. The loungewear will be coupled with bespoke British Airways amenity bags, featuring Temperley’s “Star” design. The bags will be filled with products from No 1 British Skincare brand, ELEMIS, including products from the highly sought after ULTRA SMART ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2019: Turkish Airlines showcased its new uniforms for its cabin crew at a fashion show at the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin on March 6th with the attendance of Turkey’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.
Eleven female and male flight attendants presented the new uniforms to ITB guests at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds on a six-meter-long catwalk. They were designed by Ettore Bilotta, an haute couturier living in Milan, who worked closely with the flight attendants in the design process.
The result is a symbiosis of style, functionality and wearing comfort - inspired by many classic elements of Turkish culture. The airline's new uniforms integrate traditional patterns of handcrafted glass, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary textures and ......read more
Airline will operate 11 daily flights to three points in London
New flight timings enable even more convenient connection options
Both Stansted flights will be operated by Emirates’ latest Boeing 777
DUBAI, U.A.E., 12th March 2019: Emirates today announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) starting 1st July, 2019. The additional flight means that Emirates customers will now have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports.
As with the first, the second daily flight to Stansted will also be operated by Emirates’ ‘game changing’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration with 6 private suites in First Class, 42 fully-flat beds in Business Class and 306 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft offers ......read more
Event held as part of National Month of Reading
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 06 March 2019: In conjunction with the National Month of Reading, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) organised a ceremony at Manarat Al Saadiyat yesterday to honour the winners and participants of the 6th edition of the ‘Creative Reader’ Competition.
The event, which was attended by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the Dar Al Kutub Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi, panel members of authors and teachers and the students’ families, featured a presentation on the competition and its objectives, along with a short film explaining its evaluation process.
All winners of the competition, who passed the reading and comprehension ......read more
Arrivals to Oman to increase at a CAGR of 5% fuelled by visitors from India who accounted for 21% of total arrivals in 2018
The number of ATM visitors interested in doing business with Oman increased 67% between 2017 and 2018
United Arab Emirates - March 6, 2019: Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and 2023 to 3.5 million, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019.
Commissioned by ATM, the Colliers International data predicts the rise will be fuelled by visitors from India, who accounted for 21% of total international arrivals during 2018. In addition, arrivals from the UK (9%), Germany (7%), Philippines (6%) and the UAE (6%) ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 5, 2019: Bringing various innovations to the sky in order to ensure a perfect travel experience for its guests, Turkish Airlines now offers the new “Flow Sleeping Set” to the passengers with its wondrous design. Starting with Feb 19, the new collection offered in Business Class promises a sleep as comfortable as your home, only above the clouds.
Produced with the successful collaboration of Turkish Airlines and Zorlu Tekstil while carrying the signature of expert designers, collection aims to offer a healthier and higher quality sleep environment.
Combining elegant lines with comfort, all pieces of the new set are developed with the expectations of the passengers who want to enjoy a relaxing sleep in order to finish their flights in a happy and fit state. The design of the collection ......read more
- 75% investment cut, from $1 million to $250,000 in December 2018, has boosted worldwide interest in the programme.
- Applicant can take back the investment, along with legal interest, and is allowed to sell the property after three years.
- Turkey being a Muslim country makes the preferred choice for Middle East applicants.
- Following the announcement, applications for Turkish passport has increased, receiving an unprecedented number of UAE applications. There is a surge of 55% in number of applications as compared to two years ago, says AAA Associates immigration consultancy
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2019
Hundreds of foreigners are looking to buy Turkish citizenship after Ankara sharply reduced the cost in an effort to boost the country’s FDI flow. Price cut from $1 million to $250,000, which is ......read more
March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Bringing various innovations to the sky in order to ensure a perfect travel experience for its guests, Turkish Airlines now offers the new “Flow Sleeping Set” to the passengers with its wondrous design. Starting with Feb 19, the new collection offered in Business Class promises a sleep as comfortable as your home, only above the clouds.
Produced with the successful collaboration of Turkish Airlines and Zorlu Tekstil while carrying the signature of expert designers, collection aims to offer a healthier and higher quality sleep environment.
Combining elegant lines with comfort, all pieces of the new set are developed with the expectations of the passengers who want to enjoy a relaxing sleep in order to finish their flights in a happy and fit state. The design of the collection reflects ......read more
Low-cost Indian carrier launching four new flights, connecting AUH with Kannur International Airport (CNN)
2 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of four new flights between Kannur International Airport (CNN) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), connecting the two cities with flights operating every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
GoAir’s inaugural flight from Kannur to Abu Dhabi was received with much fanfare today, as the Indian subcontinent remains one of the most popular destinations for travelers departing from AUH. In addition, Kannur itself is popular leisure and business destination within the state of Kerala.
Bryan Thompson, CEO Abu Dhabi Airports commented: “India is a key travel market for Abu Dhabi International ......read more
New seasonal flights to meet summer demand
Both flights will operate four times a week between 2 July 2019 and 31 August 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 February 2019: 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. Both flights will operate four times per week throughout July and August 2019.
Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt, is known for its rich history and beautiful beaches which stretch along its Mediterranean coastline. Salalah, known for its natural beauty and culture, is also particularly popular during these months with those looking to enjoy and experience the region’s unique Khareef, or green ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach 8.2 billion by 2037.
“Flying is secure. But keeping it that way is not an easy task. Threats are evolving. The geo-political landscape is complex. Technology is rapidly changing. And the volumes of both cargo and travelers keeps growing. Global standards and collaboration—among governments and industry—is the bedrock of our continued success,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, during a speech to the AVSEC World conference in Miami, Florida.
IATA urged ......read more
India, Saudi Arabia and UK top UAE arrivals, while Russian and Chinese source markets lead comparative growth with CAGR of 12% and 8% respectively
Expo 2020 legacy will help sustain longer term growth
27 February 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source markets between 2018 and 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019.
Looking at the country’s top three source markets, the number of Indian visitors travelling to the UAE will increase at a CAGR of 7% to 3.01 million in 2023, while arrivals from Saudi Arabia and the UK will witness ......read more
27 February 2019 - United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’ to recognize and encourage industry excellence.
Three categories of leadership in gender diversity and inclusion will be awarded:
Inspirational Role Model Award: Will be presented to a female (30+) who holds a senior position within the industry who has had a significant impact on the aviation agenda through her strong contribution to business delivery, as well as her ongoing support of the gender diversity agenda. Open to all female participants in the aviation industry.
High Flyer Award: Designed to recognize one of aviation’s under-30 female contributors who has started to develop her career, and thought leadership in the industry through ......read more
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, and according to city records, an average of 2.5 million foreign tourists and 30 million domestic tourists visit the city each year. That is largely because most visitors treat Jakarta as an entry point to the rest of Indonesia.
However, that does not change the fact that the city itself has a lot to offer. If you are among the millions of people who plan to visit or pass through Jakarta this year, you should consider taking a few days to explore the town and its various attractions.
In particular, here is a breakdown of five fun things to do ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019: This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.
During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to Johannesburg to meet South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.
The national carrier, SAA, is one of two airlines with direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Jarana explains to the ......read more
United Arab Emirates - February 26, 2019: Cathay Pacific Group has released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2019 that show an increase in the number of passengers carried and a decrease in cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2018.
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 3,127,437 passengers last month, an increase of 7.4% compared to January 2018. The passenger load factor increased 1.9 percentage points to 86.1%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 7.1%.
The two ......read more
Future-proof your business and career with insights from world-class experts
Dubai February 25, 2019: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature reveals its strong business and leadership strand, which sees world class experts deliver powerful advice on how to boost business potential. Sessions will help the audience prepare for career success and future leadership.
The Festival, which is held from 1-9th March, will host a dynamic programme on business and leadership covering topics as diverse as the intriguing impact of artificial intelligence on our future world, ......read more
Pakistan International Airlines to connect Peshawar International Airport and Al Ain International Airport with scheduled flights every Friday and Sunday
23 February 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Al Ain International Airport (AAN), owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports, received Pakistan International Airlines’ inaugural flight from Peshawar International Airport on Friday 22 February at 10:35 local time (LT). Pakistan International Airlines commenced bi-weekly flights on Fridays and Sundays connecting Al Ain with Peshawar, Pakistan.
Al Ain International ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E., 23 February 2019: Emirates will be showcasing its flagship Airbus A380 for two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The popular double-decker aircraft will be on display on March 12th and 13th at Al Thumamah Airport in Riyadh, giving visitors the opportunity to tour its interior and experience its award-winning products across all classes, including Emirates’ refreshed OnBoard Lounge. The airshow is the first international aviation and aerospace exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial ......read more
21 February 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017.
• The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for every 740,000 flights. This was an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.79 for the previous 5-year period (2013-2017), but a decline compared to ......read more
Four times weekly service
Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal
Travellers in northern Portugal will have direct access to Emirates’ global network via Dubai
DUBAI, U.A.E., 20 FEBRUARY 2019 – Emirates announced today it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019.
Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the airline currently serves with two flights a day. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER ......read more
ATC market to be worth US$56.07 billion by 2022
In 2030, 1.85 million flights annually to and from UAE
2.34 million aircraft movements at 36 ME airports in 2025
Dubai, February 20, 2019: If you are thinking the skies don’t have traffic jams for airliners, you are wrong - at least, for now.
The airline industry made history by registering its busiest day ever when a record-making 202,157 flights were monitored criss-crossing the skies the world over in June last year. More than 19,000 flights at once at the day’s peak were recorded. A year earlier, it was found that there ......read more
When you have so many different options for travel destinations, how can you be sure that you are picking the best possible one? At the end of the day, you need to choose a place that you personally want to visit. Despite any recommendations that you received from friends and travel advice that you stumbled on, you need to feel inspired to travel somewhere. Most importantly, does it fit within your budget? Even if you want to visit Dubai, can you afford to go there at this moment in your life?
Some trips will require you to save more money than others, but you must always prioritize safety ......read more
Company reports further development of B-250 light attack aircraft
and reveals details of new Wahash infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)
FEBRUARY 18, 2019 – Calidus LLC today unveils details of its new Wahash infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and reports further progress in development of its B-250 light attack aircraft.
As a fast-growing defense-technology pioneer based in Abu Dhabi, Calidus is working to strengthen the capabilities of the UAE defense industry.
“Our products fill an important need among many military forces for solutions that are both cutting-edge ......read more
Dubai Airshow To Host Defence Delegations and Exhibitors
Dubai, UAE. 17 February 2019: The Middle East is cited by Deloitte as one of the key regions that are expected to contribute to industry performance in the near term, in its 2019 global aerospace and defence industry outlook. It states that defence spending in the region is expected to increase as oil prices stabilise at much higher levels compared to recent years.
The Dubai Airshow has a well deserved reputation for representing all sectors of the aerospace industry and the 2019 edition, taking place 17-21 November at DWC, ......read more
Emirates to reduce its A380 orderbook by 39 aircraft
Orders 40 A330neo and 30 A350s
Last delivery of A380 scheduled for 2021
Dubai UAE, 16 February 2019 - Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021.
Emirates has also decided to continue ......read more
14th February 2019
Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original safety video. It stars characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019.
Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the ......read more
Airbus and Emirates reach agreement on A380 contract – with the airline to receive 14 more A380s by end 2021, bringing its total A380 order book to 123 units
Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2019 – Emirates airline today announced an order for 40 A330-900 aircraft, and 30 A350-900 aircraft, in a heads of agreement signed with Airbus. The deal is worth US$ 21.4 billion at list prices.
The latest generation Airbus A330neo and A350 aircraft, will be delivered to Emirates starting from 2021 and 2024 respectively.
In addition, Airbus and Emirates reached an agreement on outstanding ......read more
Chengdu to be served daily with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from 1 July 2019
Shanghai to be upgraded to larger 787-10 Dreamliner from 1 July 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2019: Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu, effective 1 July 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the route. Also from 1 July, the airlines’ daily service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai will be upgraded from the 787-9 to the larger 787-10 Dreamliner.
Once ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2019: Stuttgart headquartered DC Aviation Group (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has successfully completed a full 96-month major check on a Challenger 850 aircraft.
The comprehensive maintenance work which was carried out at DCA’s Maintenance Service Centre located at Stuttgart Airport, included a full cabin refurbishment, using choice wood, finest leather and plush carpets. Exterior work included a landing gear and wheel overhaul as well as new exterior painting.
In addition, future ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 February 2019: Airbus will display a wide portfolio of products and solutions from Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) taking place in Abu Dhabi from February17-21.
As one of the largest defence and security exhibition, IDEX offers an ideal platform to showcase Airbus’ capabilities and to connect and engage with international delegates and key decision-makers from the region including government heads, military and armed forces ......read more
AIME and MRO Middle East See Deals, Announcements and Product Launches
Dubai, UAE. 13 February 2019: Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East closed today after a successful two-day run encompassing product launches, deals and announcements that demonstrate the aerospace industry in the region is still the place to do business.
The co-located events attracted 5004 attendees keen to interact with 330 exhibitors representing the region’s best MRO and aircraft interiors companies. In particular, airline buyers from 71 airlines from the Middle East and Europe took the ......read more
Dubai UAE, February 12th, 2019
Turkish Airlines has been awarded “Lease Deal of the Year Award” by Airline Economics in the Awards Gala took place in Dublin on the 21st of January. In addition to this, the national flag carrier of Turkey has been also awarded “Aircraft Tax Lease of the Year” by Global Transport Finance in the Awards Gala took place in London on 31st of January, for the financing of its brand new B777-Freighter aircraft delivered in November 2018, with a total financing amount of 110 million Euros. The structure is an innovative, complex ......read more
12 February 2019 - Dubai UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Satair, one of the world’s largest aviation spares and solution providers. The signing ceremony took place at MRO Middle East 2019 in Dubai with Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways Engineering and Terry Stone, Managing Director and Head of Sales and Support EMEA, Satair.
Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Etihad Airways ......read more
DUBAI, UAE: 12 February 2019 – Emirates has marked 20 years of successful operations in Lahore and Islamabad, two of Pakistan’s most populous cities. The award-winning airline has recorded solid year-on-year growth in Lahore and Islamabad over the years, carrying more than 8.4 million passengers on both routes in the last two decades.
Emirates’ hub, Dubai, has emerged as the most popular destination for passengers traveling from Lahore and Islamabad. Religious travel to Jeddah, Medina and Baghdad was also very frequent over the years while London, New York, ......read more
February 11, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Effective 1 July 2019, Etihad Airways will operate the Airbus A380 on its daily service linking Abu Dhabi and Seoul. The South Korean capital’s Incheon airport now joins London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, New York JFK and Sydney as a destination served by the airline’s award-winning aircraft.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Since launching our services to Seoul Incheon in December 2010, the route has proved tremendously successful and we have welcomed over 1.2 million ......read more
10th February 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports, has been recognized and awarded by the Airport Council International (ACI). GCAS was recognized as the best performing ACI training center in the Asia-Pacific Region, with the highest number of students trained in 2018.
The award was presented by Kevin Caron, Director, Capacity Building Programs at ACI and received by Zamzam Al Hammadi, General Manager GCAS during a special ceremony at the center’s headquarters, located at Al Bateen Executive Airport in the UAE ......read more
7 February 2019 United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017. Although this represented a slowdown compared to the 2017 annual growth of 8.0%, it was another year of above-trend growth. Full year 2018 capacity climbed 6.1%, and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage point to a record 81.9%, exceeding the previous high set in 2017.
December RPKs rose 5.3% against the same month in 2017, the ......read more