Category: Middle East

Abu Dhabi’s New Low-Coster Secures Air Operating Certificate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the new low-cost carrier of the capital city and now the 5th airline in the UAE, has received Air Operating Certificate (AOC) giving the green light for the airline’s operations. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is a join venture established by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia. The new independent budget airline will […]

What Is the Difference Between Aircraft Parking and Storage?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are dealing with not only unprecedented flight limitations on the global scale, but also with major aircraft grounding issues. Some companies are saying they are parking their planes, some are reporting about putting their planes in storage. What is the difference? Which one suits […]

Etihad Sets Plans for Its Recovery Path after the Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute While the coronavirus restrictions worldwide are still in place, Etihad is making plans for its future operations after the measures against the pandemic are eased and later on completely lifted. The airline said that when the United Arab Emirates (UAE) gives the green light for passenger travel, Etihad expects to operate a reduced network of […]

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 […]