Tag: Saudi Arabia

Rossiya A319 Engine Malfunction Due to Bird Strike at Rostov

Reading Time: 1 minute A Rossiya Airbus A319-100 performing flight from St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don carrying the national soccer team of Saudi Arabia, was on final approach to Rostov’s new International Platov Airport’s runway 04 when the right hand engine emitted streaks of flame.  The aircraft continued for a safe landing. Saudi Arabia’s National Football Association assured their fans […]

Saudi flynas Inks $6.3bn Deal To Power New Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saudi low-cost airline flynas has signed a $6.3 billion deal with DFM International to acquire new engines for its fleet. Flynas’ agreement includes the acquiring of LEAP-1A engines to power the incoming fleet of 80 A320-neo aircraft ordered by flynas, scheduled to be delivered from 2018 onwards. The agreement also comprises an associated long-term maintenance and […]

PIA Suspends Flights to Kuwait and Salalah

Reading Time: 1 minute Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended its flights to Kuwait and Salalah, Oman, citing open skies policy and internal issues as reasons behind the decision. The national carrier also recently cut flights to New York in October last year due to more than $5bn in losses from March-end 2017, after Pakistan opened its aviation sector […]

Ex-Embraer Executive Pleads Guilty in Saudi Bribes Case

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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 […]

Saudi Prince Killed in Helicopter Crash near Yemen Border

Reading Time: 1 minute A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials, including a high-ranking prince, has crashed in the kingdom’s southwest near the border with Yemen. Local newspaper Okaz reported the helicopter carrying Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Al Saud, deputy governor of Asir province,  went down while the officials were taking a tour of an area near the coast in […]

New Saudi Budget Carrier Sold 10,000 Tickets In 24 Hours

Reading Time: 1 minute Saudi Arabian Airlines’ budget subsidiary sold 10,000 tickets in the first 24 hours after tickets were made available for purchase according to CEO Kon Corfiatis. Flyadeal began operations flying its first route from Riyadh to Jeddah and bookings through October are “very solid” Corfiatis told Air Transport World earlier in the week. Flyadeal is currently […]

Saudi’s New Low Cost Carrier Is Getting Ready To Fly

Reading Time: 1 minute Saudi Arabia’s newest carrier is getting ready to fly by the fourth quarter of this year. In conversations with Aviation Business, sources close to the matter have said the airline, called Flyadeal, will likely begin operating by October. Flyadeal will operate under the Saudi Airline umbrella and will operate on both domestic and international routes. […]

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 […]

Gulf Airspace Ban Set To Ground Qatar Airways Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes The airspace ban by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely to ground Qatar Airways aircraft, particularly its narrowbody fleet, according to analysts. Following the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday by three Gulf countries, along with Egypt, over its relationship with Iran and support for terror groups, the CAPA Centre for […]