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Some Dubai flights to be delayed for up to 40 mins; DXB issues advisory
Some flights at Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 1 were delayed on Saturday following “a technical issue”.
Dnata handles over 82 million bags through Dubai International Airport in 2022
Dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, handled over 82 million bags through all three terminals at Dubai International airport (DXB) in 2022.
Saudia signs deal for 49 787s
Boeing and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced on Tuesday that the national flag carrier will grow its long-haul fleet with the selection of up to 49 787 Dreamliners.
Saudi Arabia and Boeing strike $37bn deal for 121 aircraft
Saudi Arabia has agreed a $37 billion deal with US firm Boeing which will see the company manufacture up to 121 aircraft to help get the Kingdom's new airline off the ground.
Saudi Crown Prince launches new national carrier Riyadh Air
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday announced the creation of a new national airline “Riyadh Air,” wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Qatar Airways eyes rapid growth as travel demand rebounds
Qatar Airways announced plans for rapid growth on Tuesday, as the travel industry recovers from the pandemic.
Airline announces Dh27 tickets to popular Asian destination
Leading Philippines airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) is celebrating its 27th anniversary in March this year with the launch of another round of seat sales.
Bahrain airport’s passenger traffic spikes to 6.9m in 2022
Bahrain International Airport welcomed 6.9 million passengers in 2022, marking an increase of 125 percent from 3 million in 2021, the Bahrain News Agency reported.
Etihad announces temporary suspension of online check-in services for some passengers
Etihad Airways has announced that online check-in for guests travelling from global airports will be temporarily unavailable for 9 days in March.
UAE airline to suspend flights to European city, citing security reasons
Airline Wizz Air said on Monday it would suspend flights to the Moldovan capital Chisinau from March 14 due to concerns about the safety of its airspace, a decision Moldova's civil aviation authority described as sudden and regrettable.
Dubai travel: Emirates cancels several flights to and from Dusseldorf
Dubai-based Emirates airline announced the cancellation of flights to and from Dusseldorf on February 27 as workers carry out a strike over pay.
Business leaders welcome rail network, count savings
Business leaders in the UAE have enthusiastically welcomed the UAE rail network with some already counting the savings because of it.
Rail network linking UAE and Oman receives $3bn investment boost
A plan to build a new rail network linking the UAE and Oman is a step closer thanks to a new $3 billion agreement.
Airfares jump 200% during national days
Travel agencies in Kuwait have witnessed great turnout by citizens and residents in the past few days to book flights during the national holidays, which has led to an over 200 percent increase in ticket prices to several destinations.
UAE-Oman railway: New agreement signed to develop 303km network
Oman and Etihad Rail Company, the developer and operator of the UAE-Oman Rail Network, signed a cooperation agreement with Mubadala Investment Company, a sovereign investor in Abu Dhabi, to support the development of the 303km railway network, which connects Oman and the UAE, with an overall investment value of $3 billion.
Dubai Airport to welcome 78m passengers in 2023, operator forecasts
With Dubai set to host major events such as the next UN Climate Change Conference, Dubai International Airport expects 78 million travelers to pass through its gates in 2023 after passenger traffic more than doubled in the past year.
Dubai flights: Passenger traffic at DXB more than doubles to over 66 million in 2022
Dubai International (DXB) passenger traffic more than doubled to over 66 million in 2022 on the back of a strong recovery.
UAE flights: Emirates' new $135-million pilot training centre to increase training capacity by 54%
Emirates will soon build an advanced training facility to accommodate 6 Full Flight Simulator Bays (FFS) for its future Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X aircraft. The brand new, 63,318 sq. ft. facility is slated to open in March 2024.
Kuwait Airways plans to expand its network with 20 new routes in 2023
Kuwait Airways plans to launch 20 new destinations in 2023, including a number of new cities to its winter schedule, as the airlines moves towards diversifying its network around the world, revealed the company’s top official.
Dubai: Sustainable aviation fuel reduces carbon emissions by 80%
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent compared to fossil fuel, according to industry officials.
Kuwait Airways losses drop by KD 52m
Kuwait Airways will acquire the “T4” building after renting it out for about KD 1 million annually, said Captain Ali Al-Dukhan, chairman of the board of directors at Kuwait Airways Company (KAC) during a press conference held by the company to announce its 2022 financial results.
UAE flights: Airline announces Dh129 ticket to popular tourist destination
Abu Dhabi -based ultra low-fare airline, Wizz Air, which had recently launched exciting routes from Abu Dhabi to Antalya, Turkey has relaunched its popular route to Salalah, Oman.
Saudi Arabia’s flynas eyes expansion with new units in two more countries: Report
Saudi Arabian low-coast air carrier flynas is eyeing to expand its global presence by opening new units in two countries, according to a report.
Emirates airline resumes flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport
Emirates airline is resuming its services to Tokyo-Haneda airport starting April 2, as it rebuilds its Japanese network, state news agency WAM reported.
Emirates airline revises Skywards policy; more miles needed for Business Class upgrades
Emirates airline has revised its policy regarding its loyalty programme Skywards Miles for Business Class and First Class passengers.
Saudi airline flynas records 91% growth in passengers to 8.7m in 2022
Saudi airline flynas witnessed an annual passenger rise of 91 percent in 2022 to 8.7 million, as the low-cost carrier benefitted from the tourism sector's post-pandemic resurgence.
UAE-UK flights: Emirates issues advisory for passengers flying out from today
Emirates' passengers who are travelling to the UK from today until New Year's Eve may have to wait longer at British airports' border controls as passport control staff started their industrial strike, the Dubai-based airline said in an advisory.
Dubai travel: Emirates resumes flights to 95% of pre-pandemic network destinations
Emirates on Tuesday announced resumption of flights to 95 per cent of its pre-pandemic network destinations.
Dubai overnight visitors jump 134% to 11.4 million; Indians, Pakistanis among top travellers
The number of overnight visitors to Dubai in the first 10 months of 2022 more than doubled, driven by a strong inflow of tourists from India, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Mideast airlines record 114.7% air traffic surge in October
Amid a sustained recovery in global air travel, Middle Eastern airlines saw a 114.7 per cent traffic rise in October compared to the same 2021 month, the International Air Transport Association said on Monday.
‏Saudi traffic drives Dubai Airports’ recovery post pandemic, says CEO
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia played an important role in the Dubai Airports' recovery post the pandemic as the Kingdom drove significant traffic growth between the two countries, according to the airport’s top official.
Fujairah Airport opens new runway
Coinciding with the UAE’s 51st National Day, Fujairah Airport celebrated obtaining an operating licence for a new runway from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), state news agency WAM reported Friday.
Qatar Airways to resume flights to Taif
Qatar Airways will resume flights to Taif on Jan. 3, making it the airline’s sixth destination in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince announces plan to transform Riyadh airport into a massive aviation hub
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Monday plans to transform Riyadh airport into a massive aviation hub with six parallel runways and designed to accommodate up to 120 million travellers by 2030, state news agency SPA reported.
UAE-India flights: Airline announces new rule for passengers
In a notice circulated to all travel agents in the UAE, Air India Express has announced that guests travelling to and from the UAE must ensure that their passports have their primary (first name) and secondary (surname) names.
Middle East airline passenger traffic surges 149% in September
Airlines in the Middle East have continued to record strong demand for travel despite challenging economic conditions across the globe and geopolitical uncertainties as passenger traffic more than doubling in September compared to a year earlier, latest data shows.
flydubai to kick off flights to key destinations across Europe, Asia in 2023
Emirati government-owned low-cost airline flydubai has announced its plans to kick off flights to key destinations across Europe and Asia in 2023.
Saudi Arabia, Finland sign air transport MoU to boost trade
Saudi Arabia and Finland have signed an agreement to bolster air services between both countries in a bid to improve trade.
Oman Air, Sabre renew passenger service system, distribution agreement
Sabre Corporation and Oman Air on Tuesday announced at the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), a renewed long-term agreement to help the airline reach its strategic goals.
Budget airline launches new route to Kuwait with fares starting from Dh99
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has today (Oct 31) added Kuwait City to its ever-expanding network. Tickets are on sale now on and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just Dh99.
Saudia launches flights to Tunisia, Malaysia in collaboration with Air Connectivity Program
The Saudi Arabian Airlines has partnered with the Air Connectivity Program on international direct flights departing from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to Tunis and Kuala Lumpur.
Saudi aviation chiefs welcome 80 new air routes connecting Kingdom to world destinations
Saudi aviation officials on Thursday welcomed the announcement of more than 80 new air routes connecting the Kingdom to destinations around the world.
Abu Dhabi Airports see 6.3m passengers in first half of 2022; Indians top travellers
Abu Dhabi Airports served 6.299 million passengers in the first six months of this year as demand for travel surged, with Indians and Pakistanis being the top travellers.
Saudi budget airline launches direct flights to four international destinations
Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flynas has signed a deal with the Air Connectivity Program to launch four new and direct destinations in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia from November.
Passenger traffic at DXB triples to 14.2 million; forecast raised to 62.4 million in 2022
The operator of Dubai International said on Wednesday that 14.2 million passengers had travelled through the airport in the second quarter and raised its forecast for the year to 62.4 million passengers.
Abu Dhabi Airports inks agreement with ICP to enhance service quality
Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator and manager of the emirate’s five airports, has recently signed an agreement with the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP), to boost service quality and enhance passenger experience.
Saudi low-cost carrier flynas records 120% growth in passengers amid expansion
Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline has recorded an accelerated growth of 120 percent in the number of passengers during the first half of 2022.
Flights between London and Abu Dhabi to continue as normal: Etihad
Flights between London and Abu Dhabi are continuing to operate as scheduled, a spokesperson for Etihad airways has said.
Saudi civil aviation authority denies mammoth rise in domestic airfares
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation has denied reports of a 300 percent rise in domestic airfare during Eid Al-Adha vacation, akhbaar24 reported.
Abu Dhabi airport to witness surge in passenger traffic during Eid Al Adha, summer holidays
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) will witness a boost in traffic during Eid Al Adha and the summer season, according to the latest passenger estimates announced by Abu Dhabi Airports.
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