Tag: Middle East

Air Arabia Confirms Five Additional Airbus A320s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Arabia, has announced confirming options for five additional Airbus A320 aircraft. The delivery of the original contract covering 44 firm orders and 5 options will be completed in 2017. The five new Airbus A320 aircraft will be put into service in the second quarter 2017 and have a book value of USD485 million. These […]

Middle East Airport Project Now Worth More Than $100bn

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than $100bn-worth of airport projects are underway and planned across the Middle East, according to the Aviation and Airports 2016 report from business intelligence service MEED. The report says the projects are intended to address a capacity gap as regional airport passenger volumes outstripped capacity by 11 per cent last year. The projects will […]

India to Test Own Drone to Avoid US, Israeli Makes

Reading Time: < 1 minute India’s state-owned defense research company is about to test a medium altitude long endurance drone. Its success could make the Indian military market for drones out of bounds for US and Israeli companies. The test flight of India’s indigenous military drone named after a medieval Iranian king will determine whether the Indian market will still […]

Emirates Group Announces Half-Year Performance

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Emirates Group announced its half-year results for 2016-17. The Group held steady on revenue, but profit was hit by the double impact of a strong US dollar and challenging operating environment for the airline and travel business. Following one of its best ever half-year profit performances last year, the Group for 2016-17 reported a […]

Oman Air Wins Best Airline in Middle East, Africa and Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute Oman Air has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence, from the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016. The airline was voted winner for the best airline in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The competitors included leading international airlines from around the world. The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle […]

Two Aviation Incidents In One Day in UAE

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today faced short breaks in operation following two separate incidents – one involving an Etihad flight, the other a drone incursion Abu Dhabi Airports confirmed that at 12.06 pm Etihad flight EY450 bound for Sydney, returned to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) due to a technical issue. The ADAC […]

Airbus Delivers World’s First A330-300 Regional to Saudi Arabian Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has taken delivery of its first A330-300 Regional, making it the launch customer for this new member of the versatile and successful A330 family. The aircraft is the first of the 20 A330-300 Regional aircraft ordered at the 2015 Paris Airshow, and joins Saudi Arabian Airlines’ […]

The First International Flight to Take off from Chandigarh Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE CHANDIGARH Airport is all set to go international from September this year. IndiGo Airlines on Sunday launched its booking of direct non-stop daily flight from Chandigarh (IXC) to Dubai (DXB) from September 26. For the last seven months, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while hearing a petition filed by the Mohali Industries Assocation, […]

Emirates Cover 432 Million Kilometres Across the Globe In Six Months

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million kilometres since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times. A typical week sees the airline operating more than 3,600 flights, with over 96,000 flights operated in the first half of 2016. Emirates is the world’s largest international airline currently serving 154 destinations across […]

West Africa Emerging as Business Aviation Market

Reading Time: 4 minutes West Africa, particularly Nigeria, is emerging as business aviation growth market as the region continues to develop industries based on its natural resources, according to the Middle East’s only African-owned aviation company. Promise Uzoamaka, Chairman of Sharjah-headquartered Amaka, which focusses on sales, acquisitions and business aviation consulting, says he envisions higher demand for private aviation […]