Category: Middle East

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 […]

Increasing Capacity: Emirates Re-Opens 10 More Destinations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates has announced that it re-launches services in ten more cities, in total bringing a number of destinations currently available to travellers to 40. The recently added spots are the following: Colombo (from 20 June), Sialkot (24 June), Istanbul (from 25 June); Auckland, Beirut, Brussels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (all from 1 July); […]

The Great Unknown: How Soon Will You Return to Travelling?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although step by step aviation is resuming operations, still there are too many unknown aspects and hypothetical assumptions. The summer season is usually the most busy for airlines, meanwhile winter is the hard season to stay profitable. On the regular basis. This year we deal with a very slow entrance into the peak season. According […]

IATA: 2020 to Become the Worst Year in the History of Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is still making grave impacts on the entire world, and on aviation in particular. The year of 2020 has already come into history as a year of extreme challenges. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a […]

Airbus Logs Zero Cancellations and No New Orders in May

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the last month of spring Airbus reported it received no new bookings and suffered no cancellations. For the year 2020, gross orders of the European planemaker stand at 365 aircraft and net orders – at 299 aircraft. Although the front of orders stands still, Airbus is making further progress with aircraft deliveries. During May […]

IATA Reports Some Positive Signs of Demand Recovery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of news about deteriorating demand for air travel, a flash of some positive statistics has been reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). After hitting bottom in April (the biggest decline in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990), daily flight totals rose 30% between the low […]

Emirates Confirms Upcoming Job Cuts Amid the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The rumours appeared to be true. Affected by the coronavirus crisis, Emirates, the operator of exclusively widebody fleet, confirmed it plans lay-offs. The scale of job cuts has not been revealed, though. The airline’s spokesperson confirmed that Emirates has “come to the conclusion that it unfortunately has to say goodbye to a few of the […]

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Rising Airline Industry’s Debt: Threat of Possible Failures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial aid and support to airlines is currently vitally important for the airlines, and the industry, to begin recovering after the pandemic. Airlines have received over $120 billion in financial assistance from governments.  Nevertheless, there are two sides of the same coin. With a financial help also grows the airline industry’s global debt. According to […]