Category: Middle East

Departing Passengers of Emirates to Be Tested for COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates has become the first airline to do on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers before they depart. The first try-out with travellers to Tunisia has already been successfully completed. The carrier has implemented this additional precautionary measure in cooperation with Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The blood tests were conducted at the Group Check-in area of […]

IndiGo to Begin Resuming Flight Operations on 4 May

Reading Time: < 1 minute IndiGo, the largest low-cost carrier in India, has announced about its post-lockdown plans related to the re-launch of some flight operations beginning 4 May 2020. Initially these will be only domestic routes. According to India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), suspension of all domestic and international passenger services in the country is effective until […]

Ground Accident: British Airways A350 and Emirates Boeing 777

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some minor aircraft damages happen even when planes are empty and most of them are put into hibernation. British Airways Airbus A350-1000 and Emirates Boeing 777-300ER were involved in ground accident in Dubai. Most probably, the BA’s A350 was being pushed back and getting ready to depart from the Dubai International Airport when it struck, […]

Etihad to Trial New Medical Screening Technology at Airports

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways in partnership with Elenium Automation are about to test new technology able to monitor the temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate of any person at airports. The purpose of these self-service devices installed at airports is to help identify people with potential medical conditions, including the early stages of the coronavirus. Jorg Oppermann, […]

Quick Look Through 2019 Safety Report Released by IATA

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has finally released the 2019 Safety Report looking into aircraft accidents and the number of fatalities during the last year. In total, in 2019 there were 53 accidents resulting in 1.13 accident rate or 1 accident every 884,000 flights. Eight accidents out of 53 were deadly ones involving 4 […]

Dubai Allows Emirates to Resume Limited Number of Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided Emirates with a right to resume some of its passenger flights beginning 6 April, 2020. Since 25 March the airline had its aircraft grounded amid the UAE government decision to suspend all passenger flights in an attempt to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Now, the authorities has […]

Airlines May Burn Through $61 Billion Cash Reserves in Q2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is further estimating the losses global airlines will suffer due to grave impact of the coronavirus on air travel. According to the recent analysis, airlines may collectively burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020, where quarterly net loss could result in $39 […]

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

Etihad Airways Stops All Passenger Flights for at Least 14 Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute Starting 25 March, 2020, Etihad Airways has temporarily ceased all passenger flights inbound, outbound, and transit passenger flights in the UAE in response to governmental and global attempts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. According to the initial plan, the suspension should last for 14 days. Nevertheless, the date is a subject to […]

Emirates Temporarily Suspends All Passenger Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates, one of the biggest and most distinctive airlines, has announced that it takes tough measures in response to the coronavirus and suspends all passenger operations until 25 March, 2020. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus began, the airline has been changing its services in accordance with regulatory directives and demand for travel. However, new […]