Airline News

Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week 2016 announced

22 Sep 2015

Three aviation events to take place from March 8-10, 2016

22 September, 2015


Abu Dhabi: In cooperation with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, and as part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week launched last week, Abu Dhabi Airports on Sunday announced the dates and highlights of its three key events taking place in March 2016. These will be: Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016, Middle East Aviation Career Conference & Exhibition, and Abu Dhabi Heli Expo 2016.... Read More

DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

02 Sep 2015

2 Sept., 2015

Dubai: Dubai World Central (DWC) said on Tuesday that cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International continued to rise sharply during the first half of 2015. Simultaneously the airport has been named the 19th top cargo airport worldwide from the 20th earlier this year.

According to a statement from Dubai Airport, freight volumes increased by 42 per cent in the first half of 2015 to 443,012 tonnes, up from the 311,365 tonnes achieved in the same period last year. It... Read More

Emirates’ passenger numbers rise 6 per cent this summer

31 Aug 2015

Increasing demand among Gulf travellers leads to summer passenger increase for airline

31 August 2015


Emirates is seeing an increase in the number of passengers flying with the airline this summer, partially driven by demand on routes to and from neighbouring Arab Gulf countries.

Passenger numbers are up 6 per cent during summer compared to the same period in 2014, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Shaikh Majid Al Mualla said in a statement issued by... Read More

Flydubai announces flights to Astana

31 Aug 2015

The new announcement will raise the number of flights to Kazakhstan to four per week

31 August, 2015

Dubai: Flydubai is launching flight to Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana, the budget carrier said in a statement on Monday.

The airline will offer four  flights per week to Astana starting October 26, 2015. Flydubai said it will be the first Dubai-based carrier to serve this route.

Astana becomes the ninth destination in flydubai’s network in Central Asia and the... Read More

Dubai-Kazakhstan air links to get a whole lot stronger

31 Aug 2015

Flydubai, Kazakhstan’s Air Astana to fly eight times a week between Dubai and the Kazakh capital, Almaty

31, August 2015

Dubai: Air travel between Dubai, the region’s financial capital, and the Astana, the capital of Central Asian country Kazakhstan will soon be a lot easier with launch of eight new weekly flights from October.

Kazakhstan’s national airline Air Astana announced on Monday it will re-launch direct flights between the two cities from October 25 this year.... Read More

Abu Dhabi airport’s new Midfield Terminal project 55% complete – official

30 Aug 2015

The new Midfield Terminal Building will have the capacity to handle 30 million passengers a year when ready

Abu Dhabi Airports has confirmed that work on its new Dhs 10.8bn Midfield Terminal Building is progressing on schedule and that the project is currently 55 per cent complete.

The announcement came as the process of de-propping the massive 20,000 tonne roof of the building began, a statement said.

The supporting structure for the central curved roof consists of 18... Read More

UAE 1st in Air Transport Infrastructure

28 May 2015

May 28, 2015

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has ranked first globally in Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure, according to a major annual report by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development, IMD. The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2015, released on Wednesday ranks the UAE first in Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure, outweighing Singapore, the US, the UK, France and Germany.  

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of... Read More

Etihad Airways posts $73m profit for 2014

28 May 2015

Airline's revenue at $7.6 billion, up 26.7 per cent on $6 billion revenue for 2013

 MAY 28, 2015

Dubai: Etihad Airways reported on Thursday a 52.1 percent increase in profit for the financial year ending December 31, 2014 that it said was largely driven by its airline’s strategy of investing in other carriers.

The airline made $73 million in 2014 compared to $48 million a year ago. Revenue was $7.6 billion, up 26.7 per cent compared to the $6 billion in revenues for 2013... Read More

New Cabin Crew and Pilot uniforms for young Emirates fans

New Cabin Crew and Pilot uniforms for young Emirates fans

26 May 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — Dubai, U.A.E – 26 May 2015 – Emirates Official Store launches official Emirates’ cabin crew and pilot uniform for children in its Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Aspiring cabin crew and pilots aged 3 to 8 years old can now play dress up as the exclusive collection is now available at the Emirates Official Stores and online (

Retailing at AED 210 for the uniform, young globalistas can complete the crew and pilot... Read More