Tag: Middle East

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 […]

ExecuJet Enhances Maintenance Support in the Middle East and India

Reading Time: 1 minute ExecuJet Middle East is extending maintenance capabilities at its Line Station, located at Al Maktoum International (DWC), Dubai South and at its recently established India MRO facility, located at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. ExecuJet’s Line Station at DWC is now manned 12 hours a day, seven days a week, providing full line […]

February Demand Growth Stays Strong: IATA Announced Global Passenger Traffic Results

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage […]

Royal Jordanian Posts JD21 Million Net Profit In 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a meeting held on March 13, 2016, Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors, presided by Chairman Suleiman Hafez, endorsed the company’s audited financial results. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax. The net […]

Qatar’s Ground Handling Joins IATA Council

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways’ ground handling subsidiary has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Ground Handling Council. Qatar Aviation Services’ (QAS) membership aims to build on its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation, which it achieved in November 2014. Commenting on the news, QAS senior vice president Clive Sauvé-Hopkins said: “This is a proud […]

Lufthansa Technik Strengthens Middle East Business in Dubai

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG is expanding its long-established activities in the important and strongly growing Middle Eastern aviation market even further. At Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services (LTMES), headquartered in Dubai, the range of technical services and sales activities for the region’s customers is being expanded significantly. “Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services bundles all the contact […]

Finland To Test Drones Along Russian Border

Reading Time: 1 minute Finland plans to test drones along its frontier with Russia as an increasing number of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa cross the country’s Arctic border. Major Jussi Napola, of the Finnish border guard, said Helsinki intends to run the tests along its 833-mile (1,340-kilometer) border with Russia. “The plan is to test […]

Gulf Air Extends MRO Agreement With JorAMCo

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulf Air, has signed a three-year extension of its MRO agreement with JorAMCo under which the Jordanian company will provide Bahrain’s national carrier with heavy maintenance checks for its current fleet of 28 aircraft – A330s, A320-ERs, A320s and A321s. All maintenance will be performed in JorAMCo’s regional MRO facility at Queen Alia International Airport, […]