Tag: Gulf airlines

10 New A320neo Family Aircraft to SaudiGulf

Reading Time: 1 minute Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft.  SaudiGulf Airlines, which commenced operations in 2016 serving domestic destinations prior to expanding to international routes, currently operates a fleet of six A320 aircraft. In October 2018 the airline launched its second international destination – Pakistan. This order will be complemented […]

Political Instability a Threat to Gulf Airline Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) top official believes that political instability in the Middle East is posing a threat to the region’s airline industry growth.  The Middle East airline industry has not yet totally recovered from the Arab Spring – the 2010 series of protests and demonstrations across the region. That’s the view of […]

United Cuts Interline Agreements With Gulf Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute United will cut interline agreements with Gulf Airlines from May 5 over its stance that the Gulf Airlines are subsidised by their governments. An internal company memo was first leaked to the press and picked up by Skift, which says the airline will cut ticketing and baggage arrangements with Emirates, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Royal Jordanian […]

Gulf Airlines Swift to Prove Workaround for Electronic Device Ban

Reading Time: 1 minute Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is to provide business-class and first-class passengers with iPads. At the same time, Doha-based Qatar airways has decided to offer the use of laptops for business-class passengers. Meanwhile, Dubai-based Emirates is to provide all passengers with a specialist handling service whereby passengers can keep their large electronic devices […]

Lufthansa CEO Says Rapid Growth of Gulf Airlines Coming to An End

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa believes the rapid growth phase of Gulf airlines is coming to end, which could help to ease some of the pressure in a highly competitive industry, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Speaking after signing catering and maintenance deals with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said there were signs Gulf rivals were […]