Tag: Middle East

Oman Airports To Ban Bags Without Flat Surfaces

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Dubai Airports, Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has become the second airport operator in the Middle East to ban bags without flat surfaces this year. The new rule, to come into force on 1 September, is applicable to all passengers irrespective of airline, cabin class and point of origin or final destination. “If the […]

Etihad’s CEO Hunt Nearly Over

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways Group is getting to set to name its new CEO within the next few months, according to a statement by the company. “The successful candidate is expected to start no later than the beginning of 2018,” the statement read. Former Etihad CEO James Hogan departed from the company in May, with Ray Gammel […]

Last Middle East Airline Cleared From Laptop Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute The TSA has said Saudia Airlines passengers flying from Jeddah to the US can use laptops on board, clearing it the last remaining Middle East airline to be affected by the laptop ban. The notice applies only to passengers flying from Jeddah airport the TSA clarified on Twitter; there is no notification concerning passengers flying […]

Resurging African Economies See Etihad Boost Capacity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad has announced it will add seven flights per week to both Cairo, Egypt, and Lagos, Nigeria, on the back of growing numbers of tourists from the continent. “Cairo is the largest point to point market from Abu Dhabi enjoying an increase in tourist traffic to Egypt,” says Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways Executive Vice […]

Emirates And flydubai Join Forces With A New Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates and flydubai unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration […]

United Arab Emirates To Ban Drone Imports

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UAE will stop importing drones that fail to the match the new specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a senior Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) official has said. In May, ESMA approved the new regulatory standards that included a surveillance system for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles. “Our new standards will come into […]

Emirates Denies Reports It Is Shedding Staff

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates has refuted claims the airline has undertaken a programme to reduce staff across the company. A company spokesperson quoted by Bloomberg said “there is no change in staff turnover rates in the past weeks,” and that the carrier continues to hire for “critical roles.” “Recruitment has slowed down as we streamline our operations, introduce […]

Middle East Airlines To Spread Wings Again As Laptop Ban Ends

Reading Time: 4 minutes Middle East carriers displayed an eight-year low drop in demand over the course of May, partially because of the ban on carry-on electronic items on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the region, according to the latest global passenger traffic figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to the […]

Emirates And Etihad To End A Laptop Ban

Reading Time: 2 minutes UAE airlines Emirates and Etihad Airway say they will work with US authorities on implementing new security instructions that could lead to an end of the current laptop ban. As part of the new measures, the US government will impose broad new demands for increased airport security on flights to America from other countries in […]

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 […]