Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to four more cities

The carrier’s passenger network will grow to 62 destinations in August

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MEBAA business aviation airshow will be held this December in Dubai

It will take place from December 8-10, 2020, at the DWC, Airshow Site in Dubai

Dubai’s Emirates’ A380s take to the skies

The carrier resumes A380 flights to London and Paris, and announces A380 services to Amsterdam

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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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Etihad Airways rolls out Covid-19 home-testing for travellers in the UAE

It has collaborated with Mediclinic to conduct the Covid-19 PCR tests

Dubai Airports partners with OSN to offer streaming service to travellers

Passengers at Dubai International (DXB) will gain complimentary access to OSN’s new streaming app from July 14, 2020

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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

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Etihad, Air Arabia announce special flights from UAE to India

Etihad and Air Arabia are also accepting booking for ICA-approved UAE residents to return to the country from India

Dubai’s Emirates to operate repatriation flights to India

The flights will be operated to the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram, between July 12-26, 2020

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

Dubai’s Emirates resumes flights to 6 more cities; network to grow to 58 destinations

Emirates has revised its booking policies to offer customers added flexibility

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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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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

Dubai’s Emirates processes nearly 650,000 refund requests, returns over Dhs1.9bn to customers

The airline crossed its target by early June, expanding its processing capability from a monthly average of 35,000 requests to nearly 200,000

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

UAE approval of Boeing 737 Max likely to closely follow FAA

The planemaker and the US Federal Aviation Administration began a series of flights this week to test whether the revamped aircraft is safe to resume operations

Update: No NOCs will be issued to UAE residents in India to facilitate return

All residents seeking to return to the UAE must receive approvals from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

Dubai’s Emirates resumes on-ground services for premium customers from July 1

The carrier will resume its Chauffeur Drive service and airport lounge for premium customers following a full health and safety review

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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

Kuwait Airways

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 residents planning to travel abroad must get a permit in order to return

Residents do “not need a Covid-19 test or Dubai government approval to leave Dubai”

Emirates announces flights to more cities in July; network grows to 52 cities

Last week, the carrier announced the addition of scheduled passenger flights from seven cities in July

Next phase of India’s repatriation initiative will focus on the GCC

Phase four of the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ is set to begin on July 3