#Aviation

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi operates its inaugural flight

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has started with two routes to Egypt

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to six European destinations from October 1

Tickets for flights to the six European destinations from Abu Dhabi are already on sale

UAE residents in India can now return on Vande Bharat, charter flights

The permission for UAE residents to return to the country has been initially granted for 15 days from July 12-26

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Emirates airline cuts more jobs among pilots and cabin crew

Sources have indicated that Emirates’ workforce of 4,300 pilots and almost 22,000 cabin crew “could shrink by almost a third from its pre-coronavirus levels”

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How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

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Emirates passengers from these 10 countries require Covid-19-negative certificates prior to their flights to Dubai

The certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure

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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Crown Prince was accompanied by top aviation, tourism and security officials as he inspected different areas across the airport, especially the arrivals terminal

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Dubai reopens to international tourists

Airports in Dubai were closed to international visitors in late March

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to operate at 45% pre-Covid capacity by August; to add 20 destinations from next month

It has added a host of destinations that it will fly to beginning next month

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Dnata’s DUBZ now offers Covid-19 testing as part of its home check-in services in Dubai

Dubz has partnered with Mediclinic for the service with results available between 24-48 hours of testing

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights on July 14

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with flights to Egypt, operating two Airbus A320 aircraft

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Wizz Air begins flights connecting Abu Dhabi and Budapest

The airline will expand its network from Abu Dhabi to include flights to Sofia, Katowice and Cluj-Napoca in September

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

Etihad operates 106 UAE humanitarian aid charters to combat Covid-19 globally

The flights were undertaken to 54 destinations to transport medical and food aid

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Etihad confirms additional flights to eight countries, including India, Egypt and Germany, starting July 16

Outbound passengers travelling to Abu Dhabi airport from other emirates within the UAE do not require to undergo a Covid-19 test to enter the emirate

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Kuwait to restart commercial international passenger flights from August 1

A three-stage plan will see flights operate at 30 per cent capacity in the initial phase

Dubai’s Emirates announces flights to seven additional cities in July

The new routes will increase Emirates’ total number of destinations to 48

British Airways to resume London-Dubai flights on alternate days from July 17

Starting from August 1, the flights in both directions will operate daily

Flydubai to resume regular flights from July 7, aims to fly to 66 destinations by summer

The airline has opened bookings to 24 destinations

Next few weeks to be a ‘big test’ for aviation industry – Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed

The Dubai-based carrier’s chairman and CEO confirmed that the airline would expand its services to additional destinations

UAE outlines conditions under which residents, citizens can travel abroad

Travel will be permitted to specific destinations and for pre-determined categories of people starting June 23

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume services to and from Bahrain this week

The airline plans to resume operations to over 40 destinations worldwide in July

Dubai’s Emirates denies that employees made redundant committed suicide

The airline has been forced to lay off some of its employees due to the impact of the coronavirus

Emirates announces four repatriation flights to Cairo from Dubai

The flights will depart from Dubai to Cairo on June 14, 18, 19 and 21

Etihad’s Travel Voucher offers 50% cash bonus on tickets booked until June 24

The vouchers are valid for two years

Dubai carrier Emirates starts cutting thousands of jobs

The majority of those being retrenched are cabin-crew members

Air Arabia to operate special repatriation flights to Egypt

Only Egyptian nationals will be allowed to board these flights scheduled between June 11-16

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Skyward miles can now be used to purchase Emirates-branded merchandise from Dubai

Members can also earn Skywards Miles while shopping, with 1 Mile earned for every $1 spent

Dubai Duty Free partially reopens airport retail area as airlines resume services

The airport retailers plans to reopen operations in Terminal 2 later this week

Emirates to extend 50% salary cuts until September

The basic salary reduction, which took effect on April 1, will be applied to all employees at grades 4 and above