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Abu Dhabi Aviation leases Q400 to Jambojet

Posted 19 January 2017

Abu Dhabi Aviation has leased a brand-new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 next generation aircraft to the Kenyan no frills airline, Jambojet which is looking to improve its network-wide operations.

in Air Transport

Etihad Aviation Group's CEO says partnership strategy is a core element of growth

Posted 18 January 2017

Etihad Aviation Group's partnership strategy has been a core element of the growth of the business, said President and chief executive officer James Hogan in a speech today.

in Air Transport

Italian claim that Lufthansa and Etihad to merge is unfounded

Posted 17 January 2017

Sources in Etihad and Lufthansa have poured scorn on reports in an Italian newspaper that the two airlines are to merge.

in Air Transport

Flight recorder recovered from Turkish cargo carrier crash

Posted 16 January 2017

The first flight recorder from the wreckage of the Turkish Boeing 747-400F which crashed in the vicinity of Bishkek Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan has been recovered.

in Air Transport

Flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Posted 16 January 2017

Flynas, Saudi Arabia's leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft.

in Air Transport

Express Air Cargo adds maiden aircraft

Posted 16 January 2017

Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has taken delivery of its maiden aircraft, reports ch-aviation.

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Afrijet to lease a Lebanese B737 for AFCON

Posted 12 January 2017

Gabon's Afrijet will wet-lease a B737-300 from WOL - Wings of Lebanon for the duration of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament which kicks off in Gabon this weekend, reports ch-aviation.

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Iran Air takes delivery of its first new-build Western aircraft

Posted 10 January 2017

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321. in a handover ceremony in Toulouse Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air chairman and CEO Farhad Parvaresh, formally received the aircraft from Airbus CEO Tom Enders and

in Air Transport

Boeing achieves strong delivery numbers in 2016

Posted 9 January 2017

Boeing recorded strong commercial delivery numbers in 2016 and achieved several airplane programme milestones. The company delivered 748 commercial aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Oman carrier riding to success on the winds of change

Posted 6 January 2017

A new Omani charter airline, Salalah Air, aims to open up the country to air tourism, the first step in creating a network of flights both domestically and throughout the region. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport

Boeing and GECAS announce order for 75 737 MAXs

Posted 5 January 2017

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, have announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

in Air Transport

Emirates receives first Rolls Royce-powered A380s

Posted 4 January 2017

Emirates has taken delivery of its first three Rolls-Royce-powered A380-800s, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Tassili Airlines opens up to African routes

Posted 4 January 2017

Tassili Airlines will make its continental African debut during the first half of this year, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Iranian airline turns back after engine failure

Posted 1 January 2017

An Iranian passenger plane was forced to return to Tehran's Mehrabad airport after one of its two engines failed,

in Air Transport

EgyptAir scales back its fleet renewal plans

Posted 30 December 2016

EgyptAir has reduced its intended fleet renewal and expansion plans given Egypt's continued weak economic outlook, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

SalamAir revises launch plans

Posted 30 December 2016

Oman's SalamAir has revised its launch plans with scheduled commercial passenger flights now slated to begin on Monday, January 30, 2017, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Emirates rounds off a year of growth with fleet and product milestones

Posted 29 December 2016

Emirates has rounded off the year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.

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Pegasus Airlines to secure PIA B737 wet-lease deal

Posted 29 December 2016

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is in talks with Pegasus Airlines over the proposed wet-lease of a quartet of B737-800s, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Buraq Air leasing a B737

Posted 29 December 2016

Libya's Buraq Air has wet-leased a B737-500 from fellow Libyan operator, Air Libya, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways announces a successful 2016

Posted 29 December 2016

Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions.

in Air Transport

Airbus adapts A380 deliveries

Posted 29 December 2016

Following an agreement reached between Emirates Airline and Rolls-Royce and a consecutive agreement between Emirates Airline and Airbus, the Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer is to adapt the A380 delivery stream with six aircraft deliveries postponed

in Air Transport

Emirates delays a dozen A380 aircraft

Posted 28 December 2016

Airbus Group SE's struggles with its A380 superjumbo are deepening as the plane maker delays deliveries of a dozen aircraft over the next two years to Emirates, reports Bloomberg.

in Air Transport

Air Leisure expands wide-body fleet with maiden A330

Posted 28 December 2016

Egypt's Air Leisure has acquired a maiden A330-200, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Afriqiyah Airways A319 shot at in Tripoli

Posted 26 December 2016

Afriqiyah Airways has withdrawn one of its three A319-100s from active duty after it was randomly shot at while on the ground at Tripoli Mitiga last week, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Afriqiyah Airways flight hijacked in Malta

Posted 23 December 2016

The first passengers - believed to be women and children - have been released from the Afriqiyah Airways A320 jet which had been hijacked on an internal flight in Libya. The aircraft's diverted to Malta.

in Air Transport

Iran Air and Airbus seal historic aircraft order

Posted 23 December 2016

Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris.

in Air Transport

Boeing delivers 500th 787 Dreamliner

Posted 23 December 2016

Boeing this week delivered the 500th 787 Dreamliner, a 787-8 to Avianca,

in Air Transport

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Posted 22 December 2016

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Southeast Europe and the Middle East.

in Air Transport

Etihad Airways reviews its strategy of investing in European airlines

Posted 21 December 2016

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is reviewing its strategy of investing in European airlines and is seeking an exit in a shake-up that could lead to the departure of CEO James Hogan, company and industry sources told

in Air Transport / Features

Gateway to a new future for Iraq

Posted 21 December 2016

Iraqi Government forces are steadily pushing back against Daesh insurgents with the extremists now holding around 15% of the country, roughly one-third of the territory they did two years ago. Behind the military headlines, reports Alan Dron, young air

in Air Transport

UAE travellers prioritising safety records says Turkish Airlines survey

Posted 20 December 2016

A 'Future of Air Travel' survey carried out by Turkish Airlines (TRK) on a cross-section of travellers flying different carriers from the UAE has revealed that an overwhelming majority of passengers – 94% - from

in Air Transport

EgyptAir receives first of its NG B737-800 aircraft

Posted 20 December 2016

EgyptAir has celebrated the delivery of its first Next-Generation B737-800, among the nine-aircraft ordered.

in Air Transport

Fly Baghdad adds maiden turboprop

Posted 19 December 2016

Iraq's Fly Baghdad has added a maiden Beech 1900D to its fleet, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

UAE signs open skies agreement with the Kingdom of Sweden

Posted 19 December 2016

The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority,GCAA, signed an open skies agreement in its final form with the Kingdom of Sweden.

in Air Transport

Etihad Aviation Group to forge new links with Lufthansa Group and airberlin

Posted 19 December 2016

Etihad Airways has announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement between Lufthansa Group and airberlin.

in Air Transport

Airbus A321neo with P&W engines receives Type Certification

Posted 16 December 2016

Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal

in Air Transport

Kuwait Airways adds first B777-300

Posted 16 December 2016

Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first B777-300ER, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

Backing the carrier gamble to pay off

Posted 15 December 2016

Taking on a failed airline's name – and its debts – may seem unlikely first steps when setting up your own carrier. The new owner of Dubai-based Eastern Skyjets explained why to Alan Dron.

in Air Transport

Yemen gives green light to Queen Bilqis Airways proposal

Posted 15 December 2016

The Yemeni government of Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has given its consent to the formal establishment of Queen Bilqis Airways, a privately-owned start-up that has been on the drawing boards for the past three years, reports

in Air Transport

The DCA of Aruba and U.A.E.'s GCAA sign Air Transport Agreement

Posted 15 December 2016

Edwin Kelly of Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba and Director General Saif Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, of the General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates have signed a bilateral air transportation agreement.

in Air Transport

Iran Air orders 80 Boeing aircraft

Posted 12 December 2016

Boeing and Iran Air have signed an agreement for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices.

in Air Transport

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

Posted 9 December 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin.

in Air Transport

Middle East carriers experienced a 7% rise in demand in October

Posted 8 December 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.8% compared to the same month

in Air Transport

EAG Board approves joint venture to create a new European leisure airline group

Posted 5 December 2016

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) Board has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG, with a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats

in Air Transport

Etihad exceeds its freight expectations

Posted 1 December 2016

The freight division of Etihad Airways recorded its busiest month ever in October, uplifting 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing its previous best, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes.

in Air Transport

Malaysian launches Hajj airline with excess A380s

Posted 30 November 2016

More A380s will be utilized to bring pilgrims on the annual Hajj to Mecca following a move by Malaysian Airlines to create a new carrier.

in Air Transport

IATA: Infrastructure, Taxes & Charges, Consumer Protection, Security Top Agenda at AACO

Posted 30 November 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum

in Air Transport

Egyptair disposes of several A320 and B737 aircraft

Posted 30 November 2016

Egyptair has sold several of its parked Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets, ch-aviation reports.

in Air Transport

Egyptair signs up for two A320s

Posted 29 November 2016

The chairman and chief executive officer of EgyptAir Cargo, Bassem Gohar, has confirmed the freight specialist is planning to convert two A320-200s into freighters, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Cabot Aviation appointed by Turkish Airlines to remarket eight Airbus A330-200s

Posted 29 November 2016

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner, has been authorised by Turkish Airlines to remarket eight Airbus A330-200s for sublease – either dry or wet.

in Air Transport

Bombardier obtains same type rating for both C Series jetliners

Posted 25 November 2016

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded the CS100 and CS300 airliners with the Same Type Rating (STR) which provides operators with

in Air Transport

First A350-1000 becomes airborne for its maiden flight

Posted 24 November 2016

The first A350-1000 took off this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France.

in Air Transport

Oman Air adds new Boeing 737- 800 to its fleet

Posted 24 November 2016

Oman Air has received a new Boeing 737- 800.

in Air Transport

Libyan Wings looks for new aircraft and higher frequencies

Posted 24 November 2016

Top of the carrier's leasing list is the A321, followed by the A320 and then the A319.

in Air Transport

Air Arabia confirms options for five Airbus A320s

Posted 23 November 2016

Air Arabia has confirmed options for five additional Airbus A320 aircraft. The delivery of original contract covering 44 firm orders and 5 options will be completed in 2017.

in Air Transport

EgyptAir denies reports claiming to defer the New Generation of B737-800

Posted 22 November 2016

EgyptAir has issued a statement denying reports in the international media claiming to defer the new aircraft - New Generation of B737-800 - delivery due to recent changes to the country's exchange system.

in Air Transport

Sixth Boeing 787 joins the Royal Jordanian fleet

Posted 21 November 2016

A new Boeing 787 joined the RJ fleet on November 17. It landed at Queen Alia International Airport straight from Boeing manufactures in Seattle and is the sixth 787 (Dreamliner) to become part of the airline fleet.

in Home / Air Transport / Features

The Big Three Gulf airlines are leveraging partnerships for growth and disruption

Posted 21 November 2016

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways ('Qatar'), Etihad Airways ('Etihad') and Emirates Airline ('Emirates') – are on a roll as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume

in Air Transport

SalamAir makes its Muscat debut for Oman's national day

Posted 19 November 2016

SalamAir paid a memorable tribute to the Sultanate's 46th National Day when a fully branded aircraft featuring SalamAir's logo together with its unique shades of blue and green, which pay homage to the Sultanate's natural

in Air Transport

LebanonSky leasing a Greek A321

Posted 16 November 2016

LebanonSky has wet-leased an A321-100 from Greek ACMI/charter operator Olympus Airways, ch-aviation has reported.

in Air Transport

Egyptair to defer aircraft deliveries

Posted 16 November 2016

Egypt's Minister for Civil Aviation, Sharif Fathi, has announced EgyptAir will defer the delivery of new aircraft following recent changes to the country's currency exchange system, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport

Royal Jordanian ends A330 operations

Posted 11 November 2016

Royal Jordanian has tentatively withdrawn its two remaining A330-200s from commercial service following the onset of the northern winter season, reports ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Business & Finance

Turkish Airlines reports losses for first nine months

Posted 10 November 2016

Turkish Airlines reported a net loss of $463 million for the first nine months of the year compared to a net profit of $877 million a year ago.

in Air Transport

Emirates moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

Posted 10 November 2016

Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger

in Air Transport

Turkish slashes routes and grounds 30 aircraft to reduce costs

Posted 9 November 2016

The new management team at Turkish Airlines has begun cutting back on services. The airline has announced the grounding of 30 aircraft after electing to cut 22 destinations from its network.

in Air Transport / Flight Services & Support / Airports / ATM & Regulatory

Iraq aviation to be transformed under new deal with Lufthansa Consulting

Posted 8 November 2016

Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.

in Air Transport / Business & Finance

Iran finance deal for Airbus jets closer says Reuters

Posted 8 November 2016

News agency Reuters has reported that Iran has reached a deal with a foreign leasing company to finance the first 17 jets it plans to buy from Airbus.

in Air Transport

Oman Air Expands its codeshare with KLM

Posted 7 November 2016

Following the success of Oman Air's codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which launched in April 2015, the airline has now further expanded this agreement to provide additional travel options between Oman and Europe.

in Air Transport

Middle East sees strong passenger demand in September

Posted 4 November 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) grew 7% compared to the same month in 2015.

in Air Transport / Features

Connecting the dots above Turkey

Posted 3 November 2016

Air traffic in Turkey is expected to grow significantly beyond 2020 necessitating the need for new air traffic management systems. Keith Mwanalushi looks at some possible solutions.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways in code-share partnership with Air Botswana

Posted 2 November 2016

Qatar Airways has entered a code-share partnership with Air Botswana, offering Qatar Airways travellers enhanced access to three key destinations in Botswana, Africa.

in Air Transport / Features

Why this island should be mainstream

Posted 1 November 2016

Qeshm Air chief executive, Mahmoud Shekarabi, talks to Martin Rivers about his efforts to promote charter tourism to the Gulf island – until recently home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways and British Airways expand their code-share partnership

Posted 31 October 2016

Qatar Airways has expanded its code-share agreement with British Airways.

in Air Transport

Long wait is over as SaudiGulf begins operations

Posted 30 October 2016

SaudiGulf Airlines – the first of the new airlines to have been awarded the licence to operate domestic routes in Saudi Arabia – has finally begun its operations with flights from its base in Damman to Riyadh.

in Air Transport / Technology

Saudia to implement NDC capability with TPConnects

Posted 27 October 2016

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to implement IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) in a modular approach and has appointed leading technology solutions provider TPConnects to manage the NDC standard platform.

in Air Transport

Cargolux heading back to Iran?

Posted 27 October 2016

Luxembourg based Cargolux is in talks with Iran Air over possible cooperation in the future according to ch-aviation.

in Air Transport / Features

Meraj on the up – despite sanctions

Posted 27 October 2016

Even with sanctions hanging over its head, Meraj Airlines is among the Iranian carriers plotting ambitious growth during the next five years. Martin Rivers reports.

in Air Transport

Global passenger traffic growth rate slowed to 3.6% in August

Posted 26 October 2016

Global airport passenger traffic lost momentum from a growth rate of 5.4% in July to 3.6% in August, however, the Middle East sees steady growth.

in Air Transport

Middle East passengers happy to spend on ancillary services

Posted 25 October 2016

Middle East airline passengers would happily spend an extra US $33 per journey to personalize their travel experience with onboard food & beverage, fast track security, priority check-in and extra checked luggage topping

in Air Transport / Features

Staying the course

Posted 25 October 2016

Turkish Airlines is sticking by its ambitious growth plans despite falling victim to a major terrorist attack in June. Martin Rivers talks to chief executive Temel Kotil.

in Air Transport

IATA calls for principles to manage aviation's security challenges

Posted 25 October 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation's security challenges.

in Air Transport

Kuwait unveils new livery for latest Boeing 777.

Posted 23 October 2016

Kuwait Airways has unveiled a new livery as the airline begins to take steps to upgrade its image and service to compete with other Gulf carriers.

in Air Transport / Defence / People

Kotil leaves Turkish Airlines for TAI leadership role

Posted 21 October 2016

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.

in Air Transport

Emirates warns of route cut backs if foreign currency restrictions continue

Posted 21 October 2016

Following the withdrawal of flights to Nigeria by United Airlines, other major international carriers may follow suit unless the country's financial restrictions and other cash challenges are resolved.

in Air Transport

EgyptAir, Boeing, and DAE sign agreement

Posted 21 October 2016

EgyptAir, Boeing, and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have officially signed a cooperation agreement held at EgyptAir headquarters in Cairo.

in Air Transport / Technology

Initial ground test complete for GE9X development engine for Boeing 777X

Posted 19 October 2016

GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will become the world's largest commercial aircraft engine and will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Kish finds its niche

Posted 19 October 2016

Though its economy is tiny compared to the Gulf's developed city-states, Kish Island has bold plans to become a regional hub for tourism and business. Martin Rivers assesses the prospects for local operator Kish Air.

in Air Transport / Airports

NATS joins Etihad to enhance Midfield Terminal efficiency

Posted 18 October 2016

Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is working with air traffic management specialists, NATS, to help deliver operational enhancements across its network, and improve the way the airline works with air traffic control providers

in Air Transport / Technology / Airports

Middle East passengers world's most dissatisfied with baggage collection

Posted 18 October 2016

Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) but airlines passengers in the

in Air Transport

Middle East to lose top spot in passenger growth says IATA - but still strong market

Posted 18 October 2016

Despite enjoying rapid growth, the Middle East will drop below Asia Pacific into second place of the world's air passenger growth, according to the latest figures projected by IATA today.

in Air Transport / Features

Pegasus riding into a brave, new future

Posted 18 October 2016

Mehmet Nane, CEO of Turkey's second-largest airline, gives Alan Dron the lowdown on re-fleeting, expansion plans and an aircraft manufacturer's indecent proposal.

in Air Transport / Features

Why women now hold the key to the aviation sector

Posted 13 October 2016

Air Arabia first officer, Ghada Mohamed Al Rousi, issues a rallying cry to young women around the world, as concern mounts within the commercial aviation industry over a looming global pilot shortage.

in Air Transport

Emirates in codeshare partnership with GOL

Posted 12 October 2016

Emirates and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) have announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer programme partnership.

in Air Transport / Features

Nile Air shrugging off Egyptian woes

Posted 10 October 2016

Nile Air chief executive Ahmed Aly talks to Martin Rivers about another year of impressive growth for the Egyptian carrier.

in Air Transport

Qatar Airways makes order with Boeing for Dreamliners and 777-300ERs

Posted 8 October 2016

Qatar Airways gave Boeing a boost with an order for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, and also – as suggested in Arabian Aerospace last month – has signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s – a potential $6.9

in Air Transport / Business Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

ICAO reaches agreement on carbon offset in historic conclusion

Posted 7 October 2016

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise emissions

in Air Transport

Flynas and Pegasus to share low cost offering

Posted 7 October 2016

Turkish and Saudi Arabian low cost carriers Pegasus and Flynas, have signed a codeshare agreement for Pegasus to offer flights to Riyadh and Jeddah that are operated by Flynas and the Saudi carrier will be showing flights to Trabzon, Ankara,

in Air Transport

Airbus welcomes first-ever carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation

Posted 7 October 2016

Airbus said it has welcomed the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5.

in Air Transport

Boeing supports ICAO adoption of carbon-offset system

Posted 7 October 2016

Boeing has released the following statement in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization's adoption of a carbon-offset system:

in Air Transport / Events

Istanbul Airshow: Borajet inks deal for five Embraer E2 jets

Posted 6 October 2016

Turkish carrier Borajet – which claims to be Europe's fastest growing regional airline in Europe is to add five of the new Embraer E2 jets to its fleet following a deal inked at the Istanbul Airshow today.

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Etihad Airways reviews its strategy of investing in European airlines

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Oman's SalamAir has revised its launch plans with scheduled commercial passenger flights now slated to begin on Monday, January 30, 2017, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Arabia has confirmed options for five additional Airbus A320 aircraft. The delivery of original contract covering 44 firm orders and 5 options will be completed in 2017.

UAE travellers prioritising safety records says Turkish Airlines survey

A 'Future of Air Travel' survey carried out by Turkish Airlines (TRK) on a cross-section of travellers flying different carriers from the UAE has revealed that an overwhelming majority of passengers – 94% - from the Emirates say they

Express Air Cargo adds maiden aircraft

Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has taken delivery of its maiden aircraft, reports ch-aviation.

Tassili Airlines opens up to African routes

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