Category: Middle East

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 […]

CRASH | Pakistan International Airlines Plane Goes Down

Reading Time: 3 minutes UPDATED 13:44 (UTC +3), 29 May 2020 The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) has been recovered from the wreckage of PIA’s A320 aircraft. Now both CVR and FDR are ready to be processed. The data from both recorders will be retrieved by France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA). The information from […]

Emirates to Review Orders for Airbus A380: Final Blow Near?

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is a high possibility that the end of Airbus A380 era is closer than expected. Together with the news about Air France’s immediate retirement of the type, some doubts from the biggest customer have emerged as well. Currently, Emirates has a fleet of 115 double-deckers and hold eight remaining A80s on order. According to […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Empty ‘Middle Seat’ to Enhance Safety on Board: Yes or No?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enhanced safety measures after air travel resumes are critically important to bring as many passengers back to safe flying as possible. To regain trust in safe air travel. A lot of airlines, including Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, have already made it mandatory to wear face coverings for both passengers and crew while being on board. […]

Wizz Air to Launch Flights to Abu Dhabi Already in June

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, one of the biggest European budget airlines, has confirmed it is about to launch flights to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, already in June, 2020. In a post on its official Facebook page, the company said it plans opening five new routes directly connecting Europe with Middle East. […]