Tag: Bahrain

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for Gulf Air

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Gulf Air celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The airplane also debuts the carrier’s new livery. “This delivery is a historic moment for Gulf Air and Bahrain and yet another important step in our strategic direction towards furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernization […]

Qatari Jets Intercept Two UAE Civilian Planes Over Bahrain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatari fighter jets flew close to two UAE-registered civilian aircraft passing through Bahrain, forcing the captain of one of the flights to alter course to avoid collision. The incident was reported on Monday by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates, which warned of the dangers posed by the Qatari jets. […]

Bahrain And UAE Partly Open Airspace For Qatar Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar’s state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working with “various Middle Eastern states to ensure equitable access to airspace for Qatar-registered aircraft” since sanctions were announced on June 5, ICAO spokesman Anthony […]

Qatar Crisis: New Opportunities Or The Dead End?

Reading Time: 6 minutes The beginning of June has matched with a serious diplomatic row that occurred between Qatar and several Arab Gulf states.  Major safety concerns that darkened the sky over Qatar’s neighbours because of its links with terrorist groups encouraged Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut all the diplomatic and economic ties […]

Gulf Airspace Ban Set To Ground Qatar Airways Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes The airspace ban by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely to ground Qatar Airways aircraft, particularly its narrowbody fleet, according to analysts. Following the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday by three Gulf countries, along with Egypt, over its relationship with Iran and support for terror groups, the CAPA Centre for […]

FIFA to Sign Major Deal With Qatar Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute FIFA could seal a major partnership deal with Qatar Airways within weeks, a source has told AFP, the same day football’s corruption-tainted world body announced a $369 million loss. “We hope to confirm it in the next few months, perhaps before the congress in Bahrain (May 10-11),” the source close to FIFA said on Friday […]

Gulf Air Flight Carrying 219 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Gulf Air flight carrying 219 people to Bahrain landed safely in the Philippine capital Friday after turning back because of a heat-damaged engine. The Airbus 330-200 ignited a grass fire at the edge of the runway as it took off and smoke was seen inside the cabin after the plane was airborne, said Ma. […]

Gulf Air Extends MRO Agreement With JorAMCo

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulf Air, has signed a three-year extension of its MRO agreement with JorAMCo under which the Jordanian company will provide Bahrain’s national carrier with heavy maintenance checks for its current fleet of 28 aircraft – A330s, A320-ERs, A320s and A321s. All maintenance will be performed in JorAMCo’s regional MRO facility at Queen Alia International Airport, […]