Flynas to launch direct flights from two Saudi cities to Mumbai

Flynas scaled its fleet to 38 aircraft in June 2022 compared to 25 aircraft in January 2021

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to launch new route to Ankara

The flight to Ankara will commence on January 19, 2023

Qatar airways

Qatar Airways to operate 55 total flights b/w Dammam and Doha for FIFA World Cup

The carrier will operate additional 25 flights around the match days of the Saudi national team

Etihad-cargo IATA trial

IATA, Etihad Cargo to trial CO2 emission calculator for air cargo

IATA will be working with Etihad Cargo to track the necessary data for cargo shipments over a three-month period

Wizz Air launches Rome-Dammam flight

Wizz Air launches its first flight between Rome and Dammam

Flights between the two destinations will operate twice a week

Tourism airport

Emirates, Etihad Airways and flydubai scrap masks rules on flights to UAE

Earlier this week, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority eased Covid-19-related restrictions across the UAE

British Airways & Qatar Airways partnership

Qatar Airways, British Airways complete milestone partnership expansion

The airlines have added 42 new countries to their shared network, including Italy, the Maldives, Norway, Singapore and Sweden

Flydubai begins direct service to Namangan

Flydubai begins direct service to Namangan

Namangan becomes the carrier’s third point in Uzbekistan in addition to Samarkand and Tashkent

Air Arabia

UAE’s Air Arabia, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport sign cooperation agreement

The agreement aims to enhance the services of both entities


Saudi carrier flynas to resume direct flights to Sohag from Riyadh, Jeddah

From October 30, three weekly flights will connect the two Saudi cities to Sohag

Emirates to ramp up operations to South Africa

Dubai’s Emirates to ramp up operations to South Africa

The airline will increase its operations on the Dubai-Johannesburg route with three daily flights, starting March 1, 2023

Boeing to pay $200m to settle SEC’s probe over 737 Max

The twin tragedies killed 346 people and prompted one of the longest groundings in aviation history

IndiGo commences new direct flights between Mumbai and Ras Al Khaimah

Indian carrier IndiGo launches daily direct service between Mumbai and Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is IndiGo’s 100th overall destination and 11th in its Middle East network

Air Arabia Sudan

UAE’s Air Arabia, DAL Group announce JV to launch airline in Sudan

Air Arabia Sudan will be based in Khartoum International Airport

Wizz Air

Wizz to have 50-plane fleet in Saudi Arabia by end of decade

Wizz as a whole is planning for a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2030

Abu Dhabi Airports launches Aviation training programme for young emirati graduates

Abu Dhabi Airports launches new initiative to train Emirati graduates

With a focus on the aviation sector, the new ASAAS programme will facilitate the recruitment, training and development of young Emirati talent


Dubai’s Emirates seeks UAE nationals to fill 500 job vacancies

New joiners will receive on-job as well as classroom training, enabling them to fully integrate into their new roles

Middle East aircraft outlook

Middle East fleet to more than double by 2041 to meet demand: Boeing

According to Boeing’s 20-year outlook, the region’s fleet is expected to expand to 3,400 aircraft to serve fast-growing passenger traffic and cargo demand


Qatar Airways to reintroduce A380 on Perth route

The airline carried over 330,000 passengers in and out of Australia between March 2020 and December 2021 via commercial flights and special chartered services


Air Arabia Abu Dhabi introduces new direct flight to Kuwait

The new direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuwait will start from October 31

Dubai’s Emirates, United ink agreement to expand market presence, enhance networks

United will launch a new direct flight between Newark and Dubai, starting March 2023


Flydubai to introduce direct service to Namangan

Namangan becomes the carrier’s third point in Uzbekistan in addition to Samarkand and Tashkent

Air Arabia AD Celebrates 1 Million Passengers

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi welcomes one millionth passenger

The passenger received complimentary unlimited tickets for a year to any destination from Abu Dhabi


Dubai’s Emirates to ramp up service to Algiers

The airline will utilise its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Algiers and Dubai


Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways to introduce new service to Guangzhou

The airline will commence its twice-weekly flights to Guangzhou from October 10

Passenger traffic on the rise

Global passenger traffic is now at 74.6% of pre-pandemic levels: IATA

According to IATA, total traffic in July was up 58.8 per cent compared to July 2021


Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches direct service to Lebanon

The new direct flights will connect Abu Dhabi to Lebanon via three flights weekly, starting from October 30

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines to ramp up flights to UAE

The carrier plans to increase flight frequencies to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

A350 fleet

Dubai’s Emirates plows over $350m in inflight entertainment systems for A350 fleet

The carrier has selected the new Thales’ AVANT Up system for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft

Dubai Duty Free

Dubai Duty Free records over $1bn in sales for first eight months of 2022

Online sales reached $29m, accounting for 3 per cent of total sales from January through August