Tag: United Arab Emirates

Is Emirates CEO About To Step Down?

Reading Time: 1 minute The end of Clark’s reign as president of the world’s biggest international airline is a topic that has been cropping up increasingly often as turbulence envelops the Gulf aviation industry. Some sources have told Aviation Business that Clark’s departure might come as early as autumn this year. Those reports are unconfirmed, and Clark himself has […]

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 […]

Etihad Airways Doubles A380 Services To JFK

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways has introduced its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on its second daily service between the UAE capital and New York JFK. The superjumbo has replaced a three-class Boeing 777-300ER previously operating one of the airline’s twice daily flights. The new deployment means New York will join London and Sydney as an all-A380 operation. Guests […]

UAE Sets Out Its Goals For Infrastructure

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UAE is aiming to take top ranking in the air transport infrastructure sector of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index by 2021. Delivering the keynote address at the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum in Dubai – part of the annual Airports Show – His Excellency Omar Bin Ghalib, Deputy Director General of the country’s […]

United Airlines Employees Rally To Protect US Aviation Jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines employees, union representatives and members of Congress rallied at Newark Liberty International Airport to support US aviation jobs in the face of Emirates Airline’s new daily service between Newark and Dubai via Athens, Greece. Some 200 employees of United Airlines gathered at the company’s Terminal C to protest the launch of the new […]

Dubai International Welcomes 6.4 Million Passengers in October

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dubai International has welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 passengers compared to 6,250,810 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 2.7 per cent. Year to date, passenger numbers at DXB have risen 6.8 per […]

Etihad Cargo Expands Freighter Services in Europe

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has announced three new freighter services from Europe. Last month Etihad Cargo started operating Boeing 777 freighters from East Midlands and Stansted airports in the UK and from Copenhagen in Denmark. David Kerr, Senior Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We have responded to our customers’ demand […]

Emirates Moves To An All Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights. Emirates recently retired A6-EAK from operational service. The aircraft was the last […]

2nd Edition Drones Middle East

The Drones Middle East Conference supported by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority is the only conference in the region that focuses on the commercial use of drones and provides an in depth understanding about the regulatory and approval process for drone operations. In its 2nd edition, the conference will focus on the drone technologies […]