Category: Middle East

Lufthansa Airbus A340
Lufthansa’s plane with Afghanistan evacuees landed in Germany

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Lufthansa plane carrying 130 evacuees from Afghanistan landed in Frankfurt early on Wednesday, reported Reuters.  The Airbus A340 picked up passengers who had been taken by the German air force from the Afghan capital of Kabul to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent. After dramatic images of throngs at Kabul airport trying to flee […]

Air France
Airlines told to avoid Afghanistan airspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Afghanistan’s aviation authority said on Monday the country’s airspace had been “released to the military” and advised airlines to avoid its air corridors, prompting major airlines to divert flights in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The authority did not specify which military, given the collapse of local security forces in the face […]

Rossiya Airlines
Russian Flights Returns to Egypt Six Years After Crash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian aircraft landed in the Egyptian resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada for the first time in nearly six years on Monday, after Moscow had banned them following a deadly plane crash, according to Reuters. A Rossiya Airlines flight arrived from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport with 517 tourists on board who were greeted with roses and […]

Qatar Airways Strengthens Its Partnership with Iberia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways has today announced that it is strengthening its partnership with the Spanish Airline Iberia. As a result of the signed agreement, Qatar Airways customers will benefit from 40 more connections via Iberia codeshare flights. Qatar Airways passengers will now be able to travel to and from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Senegal. […]

Which Airlines Will Fly Boeing 737 MAX After Ungrounding?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many airlines worldwide used to have trust in Boeing 737 MAX when it was first launched, and many have regained it after the long recertification process. The catastrophes during which 346 people died made Boing ground all 737 MAX fleet globally and go through a radical shake-up. The flaws in the anti-stall system have been […]

15 January – Inaugural Flight of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UAE’s newest national airline Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will launch its operations in mid-January, completing its inaugural flight from Ab Dhabi to Athens. The airline delayed its initial plan to penetrate the Asian market last summer due to the unforeseen pandemic event and its destructive impact on air travel demand. However, currently, the airline […]

Emirates Introduces A New Premium Economy Concept

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week, Emirates Airlines received its ordered A380 airplane, which incorporates a brand new Premium Economy cabin product and more advancements across all cabins onboard. The Premium Economy represents two passenger lavatories located at the front of the main deck. Sir Tim Clark, President at Emirates Airline, said: “The Emirates A380 is already one of […]

EASA Extends The Ban On Pakistan International Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA is still not ready to lift the ban on Pakistan International Airlines to perform flights in the EU member states. The restriction that came into effect in July and was meant to last until January is extended by another three months, as reported by EASA. Air Marshal Arshad Malik, PIA’s CEO, wrote a letter […]

A Big Change in Etihad Airways Top Management Team

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Sunday, November 8th, Etihad Airways announced they would be introducing a major change to their senior leadership team, pursuing the aim to re-position themselves as a mid-sized carrier with leaner and flatter processes in place. The accrued losses associated with the wake of COVID-19 have served as the basis for the new operational structure’s […]

Qatar Airways to Expand Network to 124 Destinations by the End of 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qatar Airways announces its winter schedule with plans to expand network to 124 destinations by the end of 2020. Qatar Airways’ plans to rebuild its network to international destinations including 21 in Africa, 10 in the Americas, 42 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe and 13 in Middle East. Many cities will be served with a […]