Tag: Middle East

flyadeal Celebrates 100,000th Customer

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Middle East – Still One of the Most Desirable Destinations for Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics, the Gulf region is still one of the most attractive destinations for aviation specialists. With the recent news of laptop bans, visa restrictions, a slowdown of the oil industry in the Middle East it may seem that the aviation industry in this region is […]

Boeing Forecasts $730 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Middle East

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the region during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle East is expected to grow at 5.6 percent annually during the […]

Chinese MRO Target Middle East

Reading Time: < 1 minute China’s largest MRO company has set its sights on the Middle East as one of the areas for growth in coming years. Ameco says it wants to increase both its market coverage and capabilities and is planning to increase cooperation with partners on aircraft, engines, components and landing gear, said executive vice-president and chief market […]

DXB Passenger Traffic Hits 7.2 Million in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) reached 7.2 million in September, according to new statistics from Dubai Airports. According to the data, the airport reached 7,215,182 passengers in September, 1.7 percent more than the 7,094,738 that went through the airport during the same period in 2016. The softening of the growth, Dubai Airports said, […]

Middle East Carriers’ Fleet Size to More than Double by 2036

Reading Time: 2 minutes The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast. The Middle East will need some 2,590 new aircraft by 2036, for replacement of 520 older generation aircraft, and 2,070 aircraft for growth, […]

Both Saudi And New Low Cost Subsidiary To Be Privatised

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saudi Arabian Airlines’ along with new low cost subsidiary Flyadeal are due to be privatised by 2020, according to a report by Arab News. “One significant part of the group’s privatisation plan is to incorporate SAAC [Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation] to become the group’s parent company. There are no explicit decisions for this yet, but […]

Middle Eastern Carriers Flock To Africa To Boost Profits

Reading Time: 2 minutes In five years, Turkish Airlines has nearly tripled the number of destinations it flies to in Africa. But the ‘Eurasian’ carrier, operating out of Istanbul on the edge of the Middle East, isn’t the only carrier in the region looking to find gold on the continent. By the end of October, Flydubai, will operate 14 […]

Middle East Carriers See 4.5% Increase In Demand For July

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing strong but moderating demand growth. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month last year, down from 7.7% year-over-year growth recorded in June. All regions reported solid or better growth in passenger volumes over the past […]

Ultra Low Cost Disruptor Norwegian Air Sets Sights On Dubai

Reading Time: < 1 minute Middle East carriers might need to brace themselves; Norwegian Air’s website suggests the carrier’s commencement of operations to Dubai is imminent. The ultra low cost disruptor made a name for itself by flying passengers across the Atlantic, from Europe to the US, for as low as €54 (AED 236) and to the Caribbean for even […]