Category: Middle East

UAE Is Investing $23.16BN in Airports Infrastructure

The UAE is investing more than $23.16 billion in the aviation infrastructure that will help its four national carriers with a combined fleet size of 502 aircraft to serve more than 75 million passengers annually. Total capacity is expected to rise to more than 300 million passengers per year, cementing the UAE’s standing as the […]

Etihad Aviation Group Announces a New Organizational Structure

Etihad Aviation Group announced a new organisational structure and operating model, effective immediately, to deliver on its mandate as it embarks on the next phase of its transformation. The reorganisation is the next step in ensuring the group is fit for purpose to prosper as a people-focused business driven by innovation, safety and sustainability, supporting […]

Abu Dhabi International Airport Passes Sustainability Milestone

Following a lengthy and stringent accreditation process, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has successfully earned an accreditation level of ‘reduction’ from the Airports Council International’s (ACI’s) Airport Carbon Accreditation program. Building upon its prior achievement of becoming the first airport in MENA to be ACI Airport Carbon Accredited in the “mapping” level back in 2011, […]

Etihad Posts $1.5 Billion Loss for 2017 on Partners’ Failures

Etihad Airways improved its core operating performance by 22% in 2017, despite facing challenges including significant fuel cost increases, the entry into administration of its equity partners Alitalia and airberlin, and initial investment in a comprehensive business transformation programme. The airline increased revenues from core operations by 1.9% to US$ 6.1 billion (2016: US$ 5.9 billion), […]

A. Mardini: Success of FBO Comes from Being Part of International Network

Fixed-Base Operators are currently seen as the most valuable segment of general aviation services. Keeping in mind a rapid growth of this segment in general, Aviation Voice has talked to Adel Mardini, CEO of Jetex. Jetex is a global leader in executive aviation which operates elegant FBOs and efficient ground support stations in more than 30 […]

A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]

Governments Urged to Address Airline Blocked Funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate revenues from ticket sales and other activities. According to IATA, the amount of airline funds blocked from repatriation totaled $4.9 billion at the end of 2017, which was down 7% compared to year-end […]

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. Comparisons with the year ago period are impacted by developments a year ago – including […]

Preventing Human Trafficking by Empowering Aircraft Cabin Crew

Aircraft cabin crew will now have better tools to help them prevent human trafficking on commercial flights after the launch of new ICAO-OHCHR Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and Responding to Trafficking in Persons. The new guidelines were unveiled this morning at an ICAO-OHCHR Forum taking place in Geneva, and are seen as […]

Maintenance Demand Growing For Boeing 737 NG

By the end of this year there will be more than 5,000 of the world’s most popular aircraft, the Boeing 737-800, in service. Aviation Week Network’s Commercial Aviation Fleet & MRO Forecast also predicts that 737-800 num This is obviously great news for maintenance providers, which receive a steady stream of work from an aircraft […]