Category: Middle East

EgyptAir Agrees to Buy Eight Boeing 737NGs

Cairo-based EgyptAir has inked a deal to purchase eight new Boeing 737NGs, with first delivery expected in February 2017, according to an EgyptAir statement. The aircraft will be financed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. “This new agreement, which implies adding new eight Boeing Next-Generation 737s to our fleet, will commemorate the mutual effort gathering both Boeing […]

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want […]

Transforming the Passenger Journey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in 2035, up from 3.8 billion in […]

Travellers Vote Qatar Airways Middle East Airline of The Year

International business travellers have once again chosen Qatar Airways as the Middle East Airline of the Year applauding the airline’s global network, modern aircraft, and luxurious Business Class service for providing them with an exceptional travel experience. The accolade, presented at the 10th annual Aviation Business Awards held in Dubai, encapsulates passengers’ pleasure in flying […]

Qatar Airways to Track Its Aircraft Minute by Minute

Qatar Airways is to track its aircraft in flight in almost real-time from 2018. It will be one of the first airlines equipped with this kind of surveillance system – with the aim of avoiding a repeat of the MH370 disaster. Today 70% of the world’s airspace is off the radar for traditional, line-of-sight Air […]

GOL Signs Codeshare Partnership With Emirates

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Emirates agreed on a new codeshare and frequent flyer program partnership. The codeshare partnership has been filed on October 11th to ANAC – Brazilian Federal Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil). The first flights will be approved in the coming days and the partnership is expected to come into […]

Etihad Strengthens African Connections

United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways has increased links to Africa with the signing of a codeshare agreement with South African low-cost carrier (LCC) kulula. The codeshare, which becomes effective Oct. 30, will see Etihad placing its EY code on flights to several kulula services from Johannesburg to the South African cities of Cape […]

Turkish Airlines Defers 39 A321neo & 737 MAX Deliveries

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines will defer 39 narrowbody deliveries from a 167-strong Airbus and Boeing aircraft order because of decreased demand resulting from a series of terrorist bombings and other economic challenges in Turkey. The Star Alliance member reported to the Borsa Istanbul stock exchange Oct. 7 that it has decided to reschedule deliveries of some […]

Aviation Training Management Software – A Key to Digital Optimization

Digitalization is considered to be one of the major trends impacting the modern global aviation training industry and aviation technologies which are currently in use. Social media, mobile computing, cloud computing, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the principal tools used in order to implement digital transformations. As a whole unit these technologies […]

Boeing Lands $18.6 Billion Deal with Qatar Airways for 100 Aircraft

Boeing Co. landed an $18.6 billion deal with Qatar Airways for as many as 100 aircraft, providing a sales boost to the US company’s upgraded 737 jetliner with one of the year’s largest commercial aeroplane deals. The Doha-based carrier pledged to buy as many as 60 of the 737 Max 8 jet, valued at $6.9 […]