Tag: Middle East

The Delayed Muscat International Airport Has Now Arrived

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) successfully opened the new passenger terminal building at New Muscat International Airport last month, as it overcame a plethora of delays over the last two years. The New Muscat International Airport project catapults Oman into the top flight of airport design and execution schemes currently occupied by the region’s leading […]

Aircraft Movements in Dubai Rise by 50% in Eight Years

Air Traffic Control is the cornerstone of the aviation sector and Dubai has implemented the most advanced procedure, keeping the safety of passengers and their timely travel as their ultimate priority and goal. This was stated by Abdulla Al Hashmi, Executive Vice President for Operations at Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) in his keynote address […]

Political Instability a Threat to Gulf Airline Industry

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 […]

Jet Aviation Agrees to Acquire Hawker Pacific in US$250m Deal

It has been announced that Jet Aviation has signed a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific for US$250 million. Commenting on the deal, Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation commented: “The acquisition of Hawker Pacific represents a significant step in expanding our footprint, capability and customer offer across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. “Hawker […]

Air Travel to The Middle East and Africa Soars

Analysis by ForwardKeys, the company that helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% […]

A350-1000 Begins Demonstration Tour in The Middle East & Asia-Pacific

The A350-1000, the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family, has embarked on a three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. The demonstration tour follows the completion of a successful flight test campaign, which lasted less than one year and culminated in joint EASA and FAA type certifications, demonstrating the aircraft’s excellent […]

ATR Hopes to Continue Iranian Business

Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is hopeful that worsening relations between the US administration and Iran will not hinder its business relationship with Tehran. ATR delivered eight aircraft to Iran Air in 2017 and plans to deliver a further 12 by the end of this year, as part of Iran’s effort to replace its antiquated civil […]

Ex-Embraer Executive Pleads Guilty in Saudi Bribes Case

A former executive at Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in bribing a Saudi official in the sale of three jets, the US Justice Department announced. Colin Steven, a 61-year-old British national residing in the United Arab Emirates, admitted to charges of foreign bribery, wire fraud, money laundering and false […]

Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order for 175 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The deal – which includes options for an additional 50 jets – is valued at $27 billion at current list prices. Announced as a commitment at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, the deal allows flydubai […]

flyadeal Celebrates 100,000th Customer

Since its launch, flyadeal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s new low fares airline, has been growing its flights and network rapidly. It achieved a major milestone flying its 100,000th Customer on November 30th, barely two months after starting operations on September 23rd, Saudi Arabia’s National Day. The 100,000th Customer took advantage of flyadeal’s attractive low […]