Iran's Chabahar Airlines has acquired a maiden MD-83, reports ch-aviation. EP-CBI was added to the carrier's books in late December but has yet to be deployed into service.
Jazeera Airways has embellished an aircraft from its leet and dedicated gates at Kuwait International Airport with the national colours of patriotism to commemorate Kuwait's National and Liberation days.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l'aviation civile (ÉNAC), announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies.
Iran's Aseman Airlines is in talks with German carrier TUIfly over the proposed lease of three B737-800s, reports ch-aviation.
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, has made debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina
Emirates is considering narrowbody aircraft given their 'tighter cabins and fewer amenities' airline President Tim Clark has said, reports ch-aviation.
Syrianair has taken delivery of its maiden Airbus widebody aircraft following the arrival of the Chadian-registered A340-300 in Damascus last weekend, reports ch-aviation.
Kuwait Airways has announced it will phase out its older Airbus and Boeing widebodies this summer, reports ch-aviation.
Iran's Aseman Airlines is set to lease seven A320neo from an undisclosed Irish firm following the signing of an MOU between Iran's Civil Aviation Organization and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) in Tehran last week, reports ch-aviation.
Oman Air has released a press statement regarding a video clip posted by a citizen aimed at damaging the airline.
Oman Air has announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet.
Afriqiyah Airways will wet-lease a Dash 8-100 from Malta's Medavia to run its upcoming scheduled charter flights connecting Libya with Malta, reports ch-aviation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to
Royal Jordanian has received new instructions from the US Customs and Border Protection to temporarily halt ban on travel of seven previously-barred nationals to enter the USA.
Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa German Airlines have unveiled details of a new commercial partnership.
Saudi Arabian carrier, Flynas, faces increasing competition in the kingdom as three new rivals take to the skies. Alan Dron reports.
Royal Jordanian and Alitalia have signed a codeshare agreement to offer more travel choices and enhanced network connectivity between Jordan, Italy, and beyond.
Air Mediterranean S.A - a new commercial airline operator based in Athens, Greece has just received its approved Hellenic EASA EU-Ops Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).
Turkish Airlines and Pakistan International Airlines have expanded their codeshare cooperation starting on February 1st, 2017.
CTT Systems has been selected by Boeing to provide the humidification systems for flight deck, crew rests and cabin zone A/B for the Boeing 777X aircraft. CTT will be tier-1 supplier to Boeing and the CTT products will be offered as
The Kenyan government has moved to bar Emirates from increasing the frequency of its Dubai International-Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta flights, reports ch-aviation.
SaudiGulf – the new Saudi Arabian domestic carrier will make its first revenue flight on Saturday 28 January when it makes the first of three daily flights between Riyadh and Jeddah.
Sudanese President Omar al Bashir signed several cooperation agreements with King Salman of Saudi Arabia during a visit to Riyadh last week, reports ch-aviation.
France's Aigle Azur is planning to make its Middle Eastern debut later this summer, reports ch-aviation.
Over the past 20 years, low-cost carriers (LCCs) have become a major feature of the airline landscape in Europe, Asia and North America. They have certainly made an impact in the Middle East, but will they ever become as significant in those other
Iran Air has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa, reports ch-aviation.
The three major regional airlines – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways – are poised to expand their fleet by almost 650 new planes, according to an expert in aviation inspection, safety and maintenance systems.
GI Aviation, the newest name to enter the private air charter market in the UAE is now open for bookings following the award of its GCAA Air Operator's Certificate in December 2016. Several demo flights from its
ATR has consolidated its position in 2016 as the preferred choice of regional airlines. The modern ATR -600s ranked first among all regional aircraft sales of the year, with orders for 36 aircraft
The first of Rolls-Royce's Trent 900 engines for Emirates Airline's latest tranche of A380 super-jumbo airliners, ordered in 2013, have now been delivered to Toulouse for installation by makers Airbus. Geoff Thomas reports.
Iran Air has outlined its proposed A321-200 operations following the arrival of its maiden aircraft from Airbus last week, reports ch-aviation.
Continued fleet and network expansion together with a renewed focus on on-board services and developments will be a priority for Oman Air in 2017, said the airline.
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.
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.
Sources in Etihad and Lufthansa have poured scorn on reports in an Italian newspaper that the two airlines are to merge.
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.
Flynas, Saudi Arabia's leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft.
Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has taken delivery of its maiden aircraft, reports ch-aviation.
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
Boeing recorded strong commercial delivery numbers in 2016 and achieved several airplane programme milestones. The company delivered 748 commercial aircraft.
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.
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.
Emirates has taken delivery of its first three Rolls-Royce-powered A380-800s, reports ch-aviation.
Tassili Airlines will make its continental African debut during the first half of this year, reports ch-aviation.
An Iranian passenger plane was forced to return to Tehran's Mehrabad airport after one of its two engines failed,
EgyptAir has reduced its intended fleet renewal and expansion plans given Egypt's continued weak economic outlook, reports ch-aviation.
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.
Emirates has rounded off the year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is in talks with Pegasus Airlines over the proposed wet-lease of a quartet of B737-800s, reports ch-aviation.
Libya's Buraq Air has wet-leased a B737-500 from fellow Libyan operator, Air Libya, reports ch-aviation.
Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions.
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
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.
Egypt's Air Leisure has acquired a maiden A330-200, reports ch-aviation.
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.
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.
Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris.
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.
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
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
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
EgyptAir has celebrated the delivery of its first Next-Generation B737-800, among the nine-aircraft ordered.
Iraq's Fly Baghdad has added a maiden Beech 1900D to its fleet, reports ch-aviation.
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.
Etihad Airways has announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement between Lufthansa Group and airberlin.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Egyptair has sold several of its parked Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets, ch-aviation reports.
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.
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.
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
The first A350-1000 took off this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France.
Oman Air has received a new Boeing 737- 800.
Top of the carrier's leasing list is the A321, followed by the A320 and then the A319.
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.
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.
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
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
LebanonSky has wet-leased an A321-100 from Greek ACMI/charter operator Olympus Airways, ch-aviation has reported.
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.
Royal Jordanian has tentatively withdrawn its two remaining A330-200s from commercial service following the onset of the northern winter season, reports ch-aviation.
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.
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
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.
Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.