Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 20th, 2018: Krasnodar has become the 10th destination of the flag carrier which operates its flight to Moscow, St. Petersburg , Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara and Ufa in Russia currently .
Krasnodar flights will be operated 5 times per week in both directions, as starting from today.
At the opening ceremony , Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur stated that ; ‘’Turkish Airlines flying to the most countries of the world; continues to work on growth plans by adding new aircraft to its fleet and expanding its flight network. With the flights that we launched to Krasnodar, we have presented Turkish Airlines quality and service concept to this beautiful city. We will operate direct flights to ......read more
Lufthansa Group and Travix intensify longstanding partnership with joint approach on NDC under the Airline Group’s upcoming NDC Partner Programme
Travix customers will benefit from access to Lufthansa Group NDC Smart Offer
Improved display of all Lufthansa Group offers on Travix’ brands Cheap-Tickets, BudgetAir, Vliegwinkel, Vayama and Flugladen in all countries
The Lufthansa Group and Travix have signed a multi-year agreement connecting one of the leading global online travel agencies directly to the Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Management System.
The enhanced cooperation that will be part of the Lufthansa Group’s NDC Partner Programme will provide a wide range of benefits to customers by displaying rich content and offering the ......read more
The flag carrier airline has reached the 83.2% LF in April.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 16th, 2018: Turkish Airlines, performed a brilliant year in 2017, maintains this success with the same momentum in 2018 as well. The national flag carrier has now put its signature under the thriving results recorded in April, after announcing its successful first quarter results a short while ago.
According to the April 2018 Traffic Results;
Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first quarter of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 15% reaching 6.4 million passengers, in April. This passenger increase enabled the highest April load factor in Turkish Airlines history with 83.2% load factor.
Total Load Factor improved by 4.1 points, with an increase of 6.1% in capacity (Available ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 16, 2018: Watch as popular UAE influencer Khalid al Ameri joins Sophia the Robot – the world’s most advanced Artificially Intelligent robot – to explore Abu Dhabi and discover all the excitement and emotions one can experience on a visit to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Sophia is officially the first robot to race Yas Marina Circuit, ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and experience the beauty of Louvre Abu Dhabi in this new video released by Etihad Airways. She is accompanied throughout by Khalid al Ameri, a popular Emirati personality known for creating heartfelt videos about himself and his family on social media.
Sophia is the AI-powered robot famous for speaking at the United Nations and interviewing a number of celebrities and ......read more
The airline will mark Eid Al Fitr celebrations on board with sweets for customers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th May 2018: Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17th.
Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its ice inflight entertainment system, and the distribution of dates and water on the ground for those breaking their fast.
Emirates provides iftar boxes with a nutritional meal for customers breaking their fast on board.
The boxes have been redesigned this year by local homeware specialists Silsal Design House.
The designs are inspired by the Middle East, its people, places and culture. Silsal has also created bespoke Emirates Arabic Coffee Cups available at the ......read more
The global carrier specially designed its A321-type aircraft with a livery of the ‘Trojan Horse’ image after the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 12th, 2018: Following the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”, that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the admission of the archaeological site of Troia to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List, various introductory activities continue to be conducted on a global scale to promote the region during the whole year.
Turkish Airlines, flies to 302 destinations in 121 countries as the only airline reaches to more international flight points in the world, supports to the promotion activities of “The ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2018: Air Arabia PJSC today reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2018 as the Middle East’s first and largest low cost carrier continued to deliver solid commercial and operational results.
Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED110 million for the three months ending March 31, 2018, an 8 percent increase compared to the corresponding 2017 figure of AED102 million. In the same period, the airline posted a turnover of AED877 million, an 8 percent increase compared to the first quarter of last year.
More than 2 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2018, in line with the record number of passengers carried in the first quarter of last year.
The airline’s average seat load factor – or passengers carried ......read more
Deals worth millions signed at the world’s largest airport show
Avsec Center of Dubai Police to host next year’s ICAO board meeting in Dubai during Airport Show 2019
Dubai, May 9, 2018: The 18th edition of Airport Show concluded on Wednesday with participants reporting signing of substantial deals worth millions and collaborations.
The largest annual event of its kind hosted over 350 exhibitors from 60 countries, with the largest number of dedicated pavilions ever, representing Europe, US and Asia, along with over 7,500 visitors. This year’s event also saw its largest number of buyers ever, with 190 buyers attending from 34 countries, representing 75 airports, ground handling, police, immigration, customs, air traffic control and aviation authorities.
Since the inauguration of the show by His ......read more
Young Emirati girls and boys have strong potential
Women make up 50% of 180 engineers at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
Dubai, May 9, 2018 – UAE women will continue to be the future capital and long-term contributor to the success of the UAE.
This was stated by Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, the first-ever woman Minister of State for Public Education in her keynote address at the 3rd Women in Aviation General Assembly on Wednesday on the side lines of the 18th edition of the Airport Show.
The conference was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
The conference was addressed by more than 20 industry experts. It was attended by ......read more
Group records 30th consecutive year of profit of AED 4.1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion)
Solid business growth in line with capacity increases leading to a record revenue of more than AED 100 billion (US$ 27.2 billion) for the 1st time
Improved cash balance of AED 25.4 billion (US$ 6.9 billion)
Declares a dividend of AED 2.0 billion (US$ 545 million) to the Investment Corporation of Dubai
Emirates reports a profit of AED 2.8 billion (US$ 762 million), 124% better than the previous year
Airline capacity crosses 61 billion ATKM with a net addition of 9 new aircraft to the fleet
Revenue increases by 9% to AED 92.3 billion (US$ 25.2 billion), supported by strong cargo performance
dnata makes highest profit ever, at AED 1.3 billion (US$ 359 million)
Record revenue of AED 13.1 billion (US$ 3.6 billion) ......read more
Edinburgh becomes airline’s second destination in Scotland after Glasgow
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 MAY 2018: Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced it will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018.
Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its 8th in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.
The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with 8 private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The Scottish capital, with its Old Town and New Town both being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the second ......read more
The first heavy rail operator in the MENA region to achieve Business Continuity Management System ISO certification
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 08 May 2018: Etihad Rail DB, the operator of the UAE’s national railway network, is the first heavy rail operator in the MENA region to achieve Business Continuity Management System ISO 22301-2012 certification and one of a few transport industry players in the world to be certified.
The company’s certification was awarded by DNV GL Business Assurance Group, one of the world’s largest certification service providers and a trusted leader in testing, inspection and ISO certification. The certification guarantees a holistic and structured approach to prioritize, prepare and respond to disruption across an organization. ISO 22301-2012 implementation aims to ......read more
US$1.1 trillion to be spent globally on airport-related construction
Middle East has US$58 billion aviation-related projects
Airports to handle 7.8 billion passengers in 2036
Over 1,953 airports in 176 countries, with US top on the list
Dubai, May 08, 2018: If there is one thing which is constant, it is new airports construction.
In fast-growing economic and populous regions such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, investments in new airports construction remain strong. The total value of the global airport construction projects pipeline stands at US$721.7 billion, with the US and China accounting for the largest shares, with project pipelines valued at US$90.4 billion and US$76.7 billion, respectively. Asia-Pacific has the highest value pipeline, at US$291.2 billion, followed by the Middle East and Africa ......read more
Launch of an MSc in Airport Management is designed to ensure quality training of airport managers in the region
All course modules are offered in City’s Dubai facilities at the DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2018: City, University of London’s Dubai Centre has announced the launch of a Master of Science (MSc) in Airport Management for junior managers looking to boost their career prospects in today’s fast-growing airport industry.
Starting in September, this course has been designed to cater to the growing demand for skilled aviation professionals in the Middle East and around the globe.
It has been tailored to fit around a full-time working schedule, and will be delivered by industry experts and leading academics from City’s School of ......read more
300-plus exhibitors from over 90 countries
18th edition of Airport Show introduces two new co-located events- Air Traffic Control (ATC) forum and Aviation Security conference
Middle East aviation maintains exceptional growth
USD1.1 trillion in airport infrastructure projects are planned or under way
May 07, 2018, Dubai (UAE): His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Patron of Airport Show, opened the 18th edition of Airport Show in Dubai on Monday.
Opening the world’s largest annual aviation event, His Highness said contribution of the aviation sector to Dubai’s GDP has been growing steadily and is expected to reach 38 per cent, thus creating more jobs and ......read more
Emirates celebrates HH Sheikh Zayed’s centennial birthday with six special livery landings
DUBAI, UAE – 6 May 2018: Emirates has landed six of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ livery aircraft on six continents for the 6 May centennial birthday of the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said: “Today, we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed, who dedicated his life to building a thriving and vibrant UAE. The principles and initiatives he set in motion have become the foundations for the UAE’s progress. We hope through our special liveries we honour his memory and legacy and help spread his ......read more
Cost of buying, gifting and transferring of Skywards Miles is now more attractive
Members can now reinstate expired Miles
Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2018 – Emirates Skywards has made it even easier to redeem reward flights and earn travel and lifestyle rewards by giving members more flexibility in managing their Skywards Miles. Members of Emirates’ award-winning loyalty programme can now buy, gift or transfer Miles to their loved ones at a more attractive rate.
The cost of buying or gifting Miles has been adjusted to USD 30 per 1,000 Miles, while transferring Miles costs USD 15 per 1,000 Miles giving members the opportunity to earn rewards faster. Transaction limits have also been increased enabling members to buy or gift up to 100,000 Skywards Miles per year and transfer up to 50,000 Miles a ......read more
14 start-ups founded in the Middle East among those to have received significant financial investments
150 students attend final day of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, with opportunities for future space leaders topping the agenda
World’s youngest woman to fly around the world inspires students in opening address
2 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: A total of 217 space sector start-ups and entrepreneurs received funding exceeding USD 2.5 billion throughout 2017, with 14 having been founded in the Middle East, audiences heard at the final day of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi. Of the 217, 121 are based in the US, according to Mark Boggett, Managing Director of Serphim Capital, who moderated a panel discussion on the space sector as an entrepreneurial haven.
The third and final day of the ......read more
Flights will link Hong Kong with these rapidly growing ASEAN cities for the first time, underlining a year of record expansion for the group
United Arab Emirates, May 02, 2018: The Cathay Pacific Group’s network continues to grow from strength to strength with regional airline Cathay Dragon introducing two new services, to Davao City and Medan, from 28 and 29 October respectively.
The cities are the eighth and ninth new destinations the group has announced during an unprecedented year of expansion and will boost Hong Kong’s connections with two of ASEAN’s founding member states.
Davao City, the main trade, business and tourism centre of the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, will be served four times a week; while Medan, the thriving capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia, will be served ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018: Stranded or damaged aircraft on the runway or defective baggage and container trailers are always a hurdle for the operations of an airport, causing air traffic delays and elevated costs.
Hence “KNOTT” together with their Middle East representatives from “con-act” will introduce and showcase recovery equipment and the robust design of KNOTT Airport baggage and container trailers, specified for Airport ground support equipment (GSE) on stand 4340 at the Dubai Airport Show 2018 from May 7th to 9th 2018.
The Airport baggage trailers from KNOTT Slovakia are highly durable and offer a reliable solution for passenger’s baggage transport ensuring efficient and swift airport operations thanks to unique customization options.
In addition, the Airport ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018: Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations* in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation’s capital.
The offer is valid from 1 May 2018 until 15 September 2018 and the travel period is until 30 September 2018. The hotels included in the offer are the Radisson Blu on Yas Island and the Yas Island Rotana.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ Executive Vice President Commercial, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to invite guests to experience Abu Dhabi, a city which has so much to offer every type of traveller, especially during a short stopover.
“Five million guest arrivals were recorded in Abu Dhabi in 2017, ......read more
Space industry shown to be a great model for international cooperation as Arab space leaders gather at Global Aerospace Summit
Blue Origin announces aim to run regular deep space and lunar missions within 10 years
UAE Mars Scientific City to be complete in 2021
01 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The space sector will help solve critical issues around renewable energy, transportation, nutrition and water conservation according to His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of UAE Space Agency, who spoke at the second day of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018.
H.E. Dr. Al Falasi highlighted that new initiatives such as UAE’s Mars Scientific City and the Hope Probe mission to Mars will ......read more
April 30, 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inspected the specially-designed Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 at Etihad Airways Engineering’s facilities in Abu Dhabi.
H.H. Sheikh Theyab was joined by H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, as well as members of the Etihad senior leadership team.
The A380 in “Year of Zayed” livery is just one component of Etihad’s extensive initiatives taking place throughout 2018 which are based on the four “Year of Zayed” themes of wisdom, respect, sustainability, and human development.
Guests travelling on this ......read more
Top executives from Abu Dhabi’s investment arm and Lockheed Martin highlight the possibilities of future careers with young audience
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, 30 April 2018: Leaders from Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, and Lockheed Martin, the global security and aerospace company, today engaged in a Youth Circle focused on mentoring the aerospace leaders of tomorrow.
Held on the sidelines of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, the Youth Circle discussed and debated options on engaging young people in aerospace careers in an increasingly dynamic technological environment.
Addressing an audience comprised of students from several local institutions including, the Higher Colleges of Technology and the American University of Sharjah, ......read more
New experience zone to display state of the art solutions for the aerospace, space, aviation and defence industries including the XMini, Atlas aerospace simulator and Vimana block chain drone
30 April 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The fourth industrial revolution and advancements in technology within the aerospace sector will be analysed and displayed through dedicated sessions and a new experience zone at Global Aerospace Summit 2018.
The Global Aerospace Summit will focus on the transformation taking place in the global manufacturing landscape, and what this means for the aerospace industry. A dedicated session will explore what is truly driving innovation, and how society and industry will be transformed.
The session will also look at where digitalization can have the biggest impact in the ......read more
One of the most interesting things about traveling is finding all the hidden places that aren’t part of a common travel guide. Bali is extremely famous for its great beaches but there are still some places that you that worth visiting. Let’s discover some of those.
Explore all the leftover airplanes in Bali
Bali has a big number of abandoned airplanes that are free to be explored for some strange reason. For all the adventurous travelers who want to live something besides sunbathing in one of Bali’s many beaches, you can also rent a car and set off on a hunt to find ......read more
5 April 2018 United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018.
Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for the month rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017, up from 4.6% year-over-year growth in January.
Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.3%, and load factor rose 0.9 percentage point ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018: Etihad Airways has started trialing SkyLights Aero Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment technology at its flagship First Class Lounge and Spa and Business Class Premium Lounge, at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3.
The aim of the month-long trial is to gather customer feedback to determine the airline’s future lounge entertainment offering at Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art Midfield Terminal.
SkyLights is a leading provider of entertainment solutions, working closely with leading airline industry ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 02 April 2018: Emirates is looking for motivated and service-oriented candidates to join its multinational cabin crew team.
The airline will be organising Open Days for cabin crew recruitment in Dubai in the month of April.
Emirates will hold Cabin Crew Open Days on 13 and 28 April.
Candidates can get details on the venue and the timing by visiting http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew/
Emirates is looking for open-minded, helpful, and friendly candidates to deliver its award-winning onboard experience to customers.
Applicants hoping to give their ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates April 2, 2018: Etihad Airways has officially opened its Etihad Eco Residence, Abu Dhabi’s first purpose-built, sustainable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rated cabin crew accommodation. The project is the result of a unique partnership between the UAE’s national airline and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar.
The Etihad Eco Residence was inaugurated in the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology (ICT) for Mubadala, by ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2018: Etihad Airways successfully eliminated around 195,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2017, thanks to a wide range of fuel-saving initiatives across its network.
Following a number of improvements aimed at enhancing operational efficiencies, Etihad was able to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by its aircraft by over 62,000 tonnes of fuel.
The result represents a 3.3 per cent improvement from the year before, and is the equivalent of 850 flights between Abu Dhabi and London.
For instance, flight plan adjustments across the ......read more
SITA report outlines how biometrics in identity management will transform passenger processing
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April, 2018: Biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers. This is according to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published today by SITA. It outlines how using biometrics to check passenger’s identity will power faster and more secure self-service processes at airports as passenger numbers are set to almost double to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 March 2018: Emirates is providing an immersive cinematic experience in its lounges in Dubai International Airport by providing Skylights theatre headsets to customers.
The headsets are being trialled in the Business Class lounge in Concourse B for the month of April and in the First Class lounge in concourse B in May.
The introduction of these innovative new headsets is part of Emirates’ continued commitment to improve the customer experience both on the ground and in flight.
Offering a fixed-screen with a wide-angle field of view for 3D and 2D content, ......read more
Transatlantic mission capable single aisle on track for 2018 entry into service
29th March, Sharjah, UAE: Airbus’ first A321LR has completed a set of hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport. The hot weather tests which began on Tuesday 27th March, were performed to check the aircraft’s systems’ behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The tests are part of a 100-hour flight test programme following the aircraft’s maiden flight on 31st January 2018.
The trip marks the third time that Airbus has chosen ......read more
2017 an exceptional year for Dubai Air Navigation Services
HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed: 2017 witnessed the launch of 3 strategic projects that transform the Aviation Sector
H.E. Mohammed A. Ahli: The strategic projects included the establishment of the Contingency Approach Control Room, Dubai Academy for Air Traffic Management and the Air space restructuring project
Expansion of Dubai’s airspace enabled annual savings of AED 53 million to carriers utilising Dubai Airports
Dubai Academy for Air Traffic Management receives 24,000 applications prior to its official ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 27, 2018: Etihad Airways launched its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route on Sunday, 25 March, beginning with the summer schedule.
Geneva is the second Swiss destination after Zurich served by Etihad Airways’ next generation aircraft which is fast becoming the backbone of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s long-haul fleet. The three-class aircraft, featuring eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats, replaces the Airbus A330s previously operating daily on the route, and offers additional ......read more
More than sixty 13-15 year old Emirati students, learn to identify A380 components and assembly process during interactive workshops.
Dubai, 26th March 2018: Airbus has announced that the Airbus Little Engineer A380 assembly workshop has taken place at the fourth annual ‘Future Aviators Youth Week’ organized by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Fujairah.
During a two-day workshop, more than 60 Emirati students (males and females) between the ages of 13 and 15 years old, learned to identify the key components that are needed to build an ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023.
For customers, the continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will deliver expanded services, greater schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to the development of world class products and travel experiences.
Comments from Qantas International CEO Alison Webster:
“The ACCC’s reauthorisation of our joint business is an ......read more
Having evolved from a fishing village to one of the largest cities in the world, the towering spectacle of Dubai is not to be underestimated. Voted in 2017 as the most popular destinations for tourists, this bustling city is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons. As the perfect blend of traditional culture and futuristic modernity, Dubai is one of those cities that has so much to offer that no matter how long your holiday takes, you’ll still never be able to see everything. With the world’s tallest skyline and the shopping malls that are the size of towns, everything ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018: Samarkand which was added to the list of "World Cultural Heritage" and was taken under preservation by UNESCO , has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines.
Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and one of the most important transportation lines of world trade for centuries, has become 2nd destination of Turkish Airlines to be operated in Uzbekistan after capital city Tashkent
Turkish Airlines CEO; Bilal Ekşi has made a speech at the opening ceremony held at ......read more
Emirates first international foreign carrier to land at the new terminal
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018: Emirates was the first international airline to land a scheduled commercial flight at the newly inaugurated passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport last night. To mark the occasion the airline deployed one of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the ties between Oman and the UAE. Flight EK 864 landed at 5:55pm, and was the first international flight to operate to the new passenger terminal. Passengers on board came from ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 21, 2018: Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on SWISS services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi.
SWISS will market its LX code on Etihad Airways’ services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers codeshare flights to and from the UAE’s capital city.
The codeshare services are bookable now, for travel from 26 ......read more
March 21, 2018 UAE: Dubai International Airport was named the busiest international airport for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, measured by total passengers at 88.2 million, an increase of 5.5 per cent from 2016.
Therefore, it makes sense for the UAE to maximise economic opportunities for its tourist industry by looking at how to positively affect the passenger experience.
Major airports have become key engines powering local economic development, attracting aviation-linked businesses of all types.
These include, hotel, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 March 2018: With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines now adds Aqaba to its flight network as the 2nd destination in Jordan.
Beginning from today, Aqaba flights will be operated 3 times per week. Round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Aqaba starting at 404 US Dollars (including taxes and fees).
Additionally, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members to be used for their trips departing from Turkey provided that completed by 11th June 2018, and the trips departing from Aqaba ......read more
Dubai Tourism highlights the city’s position as a leading winter cruise destination; on track to welcome 1 million cruise tourists by 2020/2021 cruise season
Dubai, UAE 20 March 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) highlighted Dubai’s growing popularity as a global cruise destination viable for pre-cruise and post-cruise stopovers and an apt homeport in the region at the Seatrade Cruise Global in Florida, USA, a leading event for the cruise industry. Dubai Tourism exhibited under the Cruise Arabia banner, bringing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018: As temperatures across the United Arab Emirates begin to rise, the dawn of spring brings new beginnings and opportunities to explore new cultures and destinations at their best.
This spring, Cathay Pacific is providing more reasons to travel by launching special promotional fares to 30 global destinations.
Cathay Pacific Area Manager Middle East Jonathan Ng said: “With moderate temperatures and fewer crowds gathering at popular attractions, spring is the ideal time of year to travel to destinations across Asia and further afield – there are ......read more
Dubai, UAE 17 March 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards.
The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data sharing platform principles.
This aligns with and supports industry initiatives to modernize air cargo processes efficiently and share critical data among ......read more
17 March 2018 Dubai, UAE: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities for the future success of the air cargo industry: accelerating the digitization of the supply chain, enforcing regulations for lithium batteries, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of air cargo leaders.
“Air cargo had an exceptional year in 2017 with 9% growth. And we expect a very healthy 4.5% expansion of demand in 2018.
There are great opportunities in e-commerce and the movement of time-and-temperature sensitive goods such as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution for the air cargo industry: Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) that will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air and support the industry’s goal of a fully digitized supply chain.
“The air transport industry handles in excess of 1.25 million dangerous goods shipments transported per year.
With the air cargo growth forecast at 4.9% per year over the next five years this number will rise ......read more
Results for 2017
Adjusted EBIT increased around 70 percent to some EUR 3 billion
Adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 percentage points to 8.4 percent
Earnings growth primarily driven by the Group’s airlines (including cargo)
Revenues up 12.4 percent to EUR 35.6 billion
Unit costs further reduced
60 percent higher dividend proposed at EUR 0.80 per share
Outlook for 2018
Stable unit revenue development expected
Unit costs to be further reduced by 1 to 2 percent
Higher fuel costs of some EUR 700 million expected to be largely compensated by improved operating ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 March, 2018: Turkish Airlines today announced on the PDP that, in order to insure the need for wide body aircraft, the Incorporation has decided to purchase 50 firm and 10 optional aircraft, a total of 60 wide body aircraft, of which 6 to be delivered in 2019, 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2022, 11 in 2023 and 7 in the year 2024. According to this, a total of 30 B787-9 aircraft, of which 25 firm and 5 optional, will be purchased from Boeing and a total of 30 A350-900 aircraft, of which 25 firm and 5 optional will be purchased from ......read more
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Memorandum of Understanding to focus on expanding bilateral trade and investment opportunities between UAE and Northeastern Chinese Province
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), one of the UAE’s leading free zones, has announced a new strategic partnership with Liaoning Chamber of Commerce UAE. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will increase collaboration between the two organizations to help expand bilateral trade and create new business and investment opportunities with Liaoning ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: Munich Airport is about to embark on a unique, future-focused project. Under the name LabCampus, the airport will develop an interdisciplinary idea and innovation center on the airport campus. The visionary project will foster cooperation between companies and industries by bringing together leading experts, companies – from start-ups to global players, creative minds and investors – at the heart of a thriving transportation hub with links to over 260 destinations worldwide and plenty of room for real estate development. "There are 150,000 ......read more
The new branches are located in Bur Dubai, Al Quoz and Al Nahda - Sharjah.
DUBAI – March 10, 2018: Cozmo Travel, a member of the Air Arabia Group and a leading travel management company in the region, has launched three new sales outlets as part of its aggressive expansion strategies. With the opening of these new outlets in Bur Dubai, Al Quoz and Al Nahda – Sharjah, Cozmo Travel now operates a network of over 90 branches globally.
Commenting on the opening of new branches, Mr. Jamal Abdulnazar, CEO of Cozmo Travel, said, “We are very glad to open our ......read more
First scheduled service linking the UAE and Azerbaijani capitals
New codeshare partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines
Appointment of new Country Manager Azerbaijan
Abu Dhabi, UAE 3 March 2018: Etihad Airways has launched the first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Baku.
The inaugural flight, EY297, departed Abu Dhabi yesterday carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team. On arrival in Baku, the aircraft was greeted with a traditional ......read more
Aerospace experts shared their insights with aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, KSA, 1 March, 2018: Airbus announced the successful conclusion of its insightful aviation workshop in Riyadh, part of its ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme that aims to present aspiring Saudi entrepreneurs with a brief yet rich perspective on innovations in the global aerospace industry.
The workshop, held at Airbus offices in Riyadh, was attended by 15 young innovators. During the session a number of aviation experts shared their insights and experiences with the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has reached 20 million members.
To celebrate this major milestone, Emirates Skywards will be celebrating with its members. Those travelling from Dubai on Emirates flights during the week beginning 4th March 2018 can look forward to little surprises at check-in, on board and in the lounges for some of its longest-standing members.
In an average month, Emirates Skywards welcomes 220,000 new members across the globe. The top 5 countries with the largest member bases are spread across ......read more
Sheikh Ahmed: Women have played a key role in the success and development of the aviation industry in the UAE
UAE stands out in MENA for highest number of women in aviation
42 per cent of Emirates staff are women
12 out of 248 airlines are led by women
Over 5,000 women pilots worldwide
558,000 commercial pilots needed globally by 2034
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: Compared with other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the UAE has more women pilots, captains, aircraft engineers, mechanics, aircraft maintenance and air traffic controllers, among ......read more
Singapore Airlines prepares to resume world’s longest commercial flights
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines later this year.
Altogether, Singapore Airlines has ordered seven A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft, which it will use on non-stop flights between Singapore and the US, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018: The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel.
On 24 February 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London to Amsterdam with sustainable aviation fuel in one of its engines. The flight demonstrated the viability of drop-in biofuels, which can be blended with ......read more
Beginning today, new direct flights to Freetown (Sierra Leone) also bring the total countries and destinations that reached by the flag carrier to 121, and 301, respectively.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 26th, 2018: Turkish Airlines, flying to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, marks another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
With existing services to city–hubs of Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, ......read more
Experts from industry leaders will share invaluable insights to enrich and enhance participants’ ideas during the first ‘Entaliq in KSA’ workshop.
Dubai, UAE, 26 February, 2018: Airbus will host a workshop to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to develop and enhance their respective business models, as part of its ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme.
The workshop, will be held at Airbus’ offices in Riyadh on the 28th of February 2018 in the presence of partners such as TAQNIA Aeronautics, Rockwell Collins, ......read more
Mickey Mouse sculpture – created as part of a new licensing deal between Dubai Miracle Garden and The Walt Disney Company - earns Dubai Miracle Garden a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title
The sculpture feature is Disney’s first character floral display in the Middle East and is made from almost 100,000 plants and flowers, and weighs almost 35 tons
Dubai, UAE (February 26, 2018): Dubai Miracle Garden - the world’s largest natural flower garden – today marked the upcoming 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse with the unveiling of an 18-metre floral ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety.
The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.08, an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.68 in 2016 and the rate of 2.01 for the previous 5-year period (2012-2016).
The 2017 rate for major jet accidents (measured in jet hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.11, which was the equivalent of one major accident for every 8.7 million ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 22, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the addition of a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome, effective 25 March 2018. The new service will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.
The additional frequencies will be introduced in phases, beginning 25 March 2018, with five extra weekly flights, rising to a twice-a-day service from 1 May 2018.
The double-daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: Finnair is extending the operating period for both its Chicago and San Francisco routes during the upcoming fall. The Helsinki-Chicago route will be extended until December 3 with two weekly flights. Originally, the route was set to operate from April 19 until October 27. Chicago is the largest city in the American Midwest and a global hub for business, leisure and the arts. Finnair started a seasonal service to Chicago during the summer of 2015.
The Helsinki-San Francisco route will now be extended until December 5 with two weekly frequencies. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: Finnair is expanding its network and will open a direct, year-round route between Helsinki and Minsk on June 9, 2018. Flights between Helsinki and Minsk will be operated twice per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with an Embraer 190 aircraft. Currently, Finnair also co-operates with Belavia on the Helsinki-Minsk route and Finnair’s own flights will bring the total amount of weekly flights up to five.
Minsk is well known for its history, architecture and cultural arts scene. The city’s many museums and historical sites also offer ......read more
Historic one-off flight to test airport’s A380 operations and readiness
Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2018: For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Beirut on 29 March. The airline’s flagship double-decker will become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Beirut, and Emirates is working with the airport to test the operations and necessary infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service.
The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 957 and EK 958, departing Dubai at ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 20, 2018 – Turkish Airlines, flying to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, marks another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. With existing services to city–hubs of Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, Cape Town, Johannesburg and more, Turkish Airlines now adds flights to Freetown as its 52nd destination in Africa.
Beginning February 24, Turkish Airlines will ......read more
Airline resumes second daily service to the city
DUBAI, U.A.E., 20 February, 2018 – Emirates today announced it will resume a second daily service to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, from 1 June 2018.
The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class, and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
Portugal boasts a warm temperate climate and a long coastline of beaches, scenic villages and a rich culture and history, attracting visitors from all over ......read more
New service will be the only year-round flight between popular destinations Bali and Auckland
Flight will meet increased demand between Emirates network and Bali, and provide a new connectivity option to visitors to New Zealand
Dubai, 19 February 2018 – Emirates today announced its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via the island of Bali, Indonesia, starting from 14 June 2018.
The new service will offer global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates’ existing non-stop daily service ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 15 Feb 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported KhalifaSat- the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). As the first step in its journey to space, KhalifaSat was flown from Dubai to Incheon International Airport in South Korea on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft that was specially chartered for the occasion. Emirates SkyCargo also unveiled a special branded truck to mark the event.
The KhalifaSat project was launched in 2013 by ......read more
Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars has been the biggest subject of science-fiction movies and has captivated the interest of billionaires like Elon Musk and Richard Branson. What exactly is the appeal of the Red Planet and what hope does it hold for the future of humankind?
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: The idea of humans living on Mars may seem today to be what used to be called a ‘moon shot’ – an awesome, fantastic, almost impossible to achieve endeavor – until humans actually walked on Luna. And it all starts with unmanned spacecraft mapping the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched a humanitarian aid mission in support of Rohingya refugee families. The campaign commenced with the distribution of garments, dry food packages, and blankets to more than 3,000 Rohingya families in Bahukhali Bazar in Bangladesh.
The initiative is funded by the generous miles donations of Etihad Guest members, in addition to donations made at various Abu Dhabi-based sporting and social events, as well as the electronic Dirham initiative.
The mission also included ......read more