Category: Middle East

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- […]

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to Start Operations Already in Autumn

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, has initiated the process for securing Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Olicence from the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority, FlightGlobal reports. The agreement on the airline’s establishment has been already signed by the budget carrier and its partner Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company. According to the plan, […]

Extreme Weather to Increase Demand for Private Aviation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Unfavorable weather is hitting stronger and more frequently than ever in all corners of the world. If climate change is a natural process or manufactured by humans or even a mixture of both, the truth is this fluctuating environment is making us create news ways to deal with nature due to recurrent extreme natural events […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]