Category: Middle East

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has received its first new Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes UAE start-up Wizz Air Abu Dhabi on Sunday announced the arrival of its first new Airbus A321neo aircraft at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint venture established between ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, and Wizz Air Holdings, recently received national carrier status from the UAE government subject […]

Air India Express Plane Skids Off Runway and Breaks into Two

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air India Express flight IX-1344 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB), to Kozhikode, India (CCJ) skidded off the runway while landing at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport and broke into two. According to BBC, it the aircraft crashed during the second attempt to land, as the first attempt was aborted due to poor weather conditions. The […]

IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the recent trends indicate, recovery of aviation would be more troublesome and would take longer than had been expected. The fears have been also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Following the slower-than-expected recovery in June, 2020, when measures in RPK, fell 86.5% compared to the year-ago period (slightly improved from a […]

FAA Bans Pakistan Carriers from US Amid Poor Safety Standards

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pakistan carriers have been restricted from operating current and initiating new services to the US, and are not permitted to carry the code of US carriers on any flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Pakistan a Category 2 rating over poor safety standards. The country “does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Back in the Sky with Daily Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute While fleet grounding news comes hard, each ungrounding case adds extra positive sparkles. Finally, after almost three months, Emirates put back into service its iconic Airbus A380 jets. Following the ”inaugural” flight to London Heathrow, the carrier said it will deploy world’s biggest passenger aircraft on the daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily […]

Low-Cost Airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi Makes Inaugural Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute It is official. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the first low-cost carrier of the UAE capital, inaugurated operations with its very first flight, to Alexandria, Egypt. The brand new carrier launched operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The capital’s first low-cost carrier follows the business model of Air Arabia and […]

Reasons Behind UIA Boeing 737 Crash: Chain of Human Errors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran has released yet another preliminary report on the fatal crash involving Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 aircraft identified by one of the air defense units as a threat and targeted consequently. According to the results of the investigation launched into the accident, the major causes behind the disaster are […]

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to Commence Operations in October

Reading Time: < 1 minute A joint venture created between the Hungarian low-cost carrier and Abu Dhabi state holding company ADQ, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, is set to commence operations on 1 October, 2020. The airline will begin with services on six new routes connecting Abu Dhabi with Europe and Egypt. The destinations from the capital of the UAE are […]

Abu Dhabi’s First Low-Cost Carrier to Start Operations in a Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 14 July, 2020, the first Abu Dhabi’s low-cost airline – Air Arabia Abu Dhabi – is expected to take off for the inaugural flight to Alexandria. The new carrier will start operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is the joint venture between Etihad and […]

Iconic Emirates Airbus A380 Returns to the Sky after Grounding

Reading Time: < 1 minute For many aviation-related people Emirates usually associates with the Airbus A380 aircraft. And not without a reason. The Dubai-based carrier has the biggest fleet of world’s largest passenger jets. Due to the sharp decline in demand because of the pandemic, Emirates grounded its A380 fleet in March. Now, the flagship aircraft on scheduled services to […]