Category: Middle East

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 […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Kuwait Halts Commercial Passenger Flights Until Further Notice

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kuwait’s government has taken a decision to suspend all commercial flights to and out of the country starting 11:59 pm on 13 March, 2020, until further notice amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The tough restriction applies to all non Kuwaitis. The country will remain open only to Kuwaiti citizens and their first degree […]

Vistara and India Welcome the First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vistara, Indian full-service airline, has received the brand new Boeing 787-9, the first one for both the carrier and India. The GEnx-1B powered widebody is the first one out of six on order. The aircraft featuring a three-class cabin layout initially will be deployed on domestic routes. Later the plane will be put into medium- […]