The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates – are on a roll, as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume Schmitt and Arvind Chandrasekhar report.
Workers at the Italian national carrier Alitalia have voted against job cuts aimed at salvaging the cash-strapped Italian airline, pushing it toward administration for the second time in a decade.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and
Travel commerce platform Travelport says Middle Eastern travel industry players are leveraging technology to meet the needs of millennials - estimated to become the region's largest workforce
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways is one of three airlines to have achieved the prestigious five-star status for punctuality as part of a new OAG on-time performance accreditation programme. The other two five- star performers were South
As Omani low-cost carrier, Salam Air, takes to the skies, it must find a balance between not over-extending itself, yet ramping up sufficiently quickly to cope with an expected leap in tourist traffic to the country. Alan Dron reports.
The Middle East's lessors' fleets are set to grow with its key regionally-based suppliers, Kuwait's ALAFCO, DAE Leasing and IFAC carrying strong order books.
Boeing's 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight in the skies above Puget Sound yesterday. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.
Iran Air and European turboprop manufacturer ATR have this morning finally concluded and signed the deal for 20 of the ATR 72 turboprop. The contract is believed to be worth $571 million at list prices.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group, has said that security and safety are a top priority for the aviation industry.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a second month of strong demand growth to begin 2017.
Iran Air is set to take delivery of its first new Boeing 777-300ER within the next few weeks according to the country's deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan.
Every year, millions of Muslims make their way to Mecca on the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages. As Alan Dron reports, these two events now constitute a major challenge for both the airlines and the airports that serve this massive flow of people.
Boeing has confirmed the signing of an agreement with Iran Aseman Airlines,which expressed the airline's intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with
UAE hybrid-carrier Flydubai has appointed international transport design specialist JPA Design to design the cabin interior for its new aircraft fleet, which includes up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order.
Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customised for the specific needs of the air transport industry.
The smallest member of the A320neo family, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a five hour flight.
Singaporean budget carrier Scoot made contact with an Emirates aircraft during early hours Thursday at Changi Airport, Singapore, reports CNBC.
By Oscar Nkala| Egyptian airline Petroleum Air Services (PAS) says it will in 2017 invest up to US$80 million in a fleet modernisation programme that is aimed at replacing most of its old aircraft.
The Abu Dhabi-based advanced composite aero-structure manufacturer, Strata, and US airframer Boeing have announced an expansion of their their long-term strategic collaboration.
Faced with intolerable challenges in its home market, Libya's Afriqiyah Airways is defying the odds to stay airborne and even set up a new subsidiary in Malta. Martin Rivers talked to chairman Abubaker Elfortia.
Iran's ATA Airlines has wet-leased another MD-83 from ACMI/charter operator Bravo Airways (Ukraine), ch-aviation has reported.
The impact of the US and UK bans on electronics from Muslim-majority countries will be cross examined at the fifth edition of the World Aviation Safety Summit, which will be held on 11 and 12 April in
Proposed Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal is offering potential passengers the chance to have a say in selecting the designer for the new airline's staff uniforms.
Iran's Zagros Airlines has added a maiden A321-200 to its fleet following the wet-lease of UR-CQB from Ukrainian ACMI/charter operator, Khors Aircompany, reports ch-aviation.
Despite a brutal civil war raging just over 80km from its home base of Beirut, Lebanon's national airline continues to carve out a profitable path. Alan Dron reports.
Oman Air has announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has completed the purchase of a portfolio of ATR 72-600 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
Mercator, the global travel and transportation industry solutions provider, says it anticipates two major signings within the Middle East and North Africa this year for its newly-launched Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem,
ABU DHABI: IATA has committed to relentlessly “speaking, informing, educating, proposing and lobbying” governments against protectionist stances and has already raised its concerns with authorities in European and in a
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) says it's waiting for its members to deliver disruption which could see the sector become more efficient and appealing to youth, reports Barbara Saunders
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.
EAP Shared Services, part of Etihad Aviation Group, has opened a new global Shared Services centre, in Belgrade.
The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air's major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a firm order placed by the national carrier of Iran in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.
Boeing has announced that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months.
The Abu Dhabi Aviation Group (ADA) has reported a 1% upturn in net profit for 2016 compared to 2015 despite a 17% year-on-year fall in total revenue.
Boeing marked a milestone today as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.
Botswana's troubled flag carrier Air Botswana has confirmed the mass resignation of pilots, with at least 10 having resigned to take up the opportunities arising from the high demand for Any Type Rated (ATR) pilots among major
In little more than two decades since it began operations, Qatar Airways has become one of the most formidable airlines in the world. It regularly wins awards for its quality of service and its CEO has a reputation of being one of the toughest
Etihad Airways has said it has continued to make improvements in the fuel efficiency of its fleet, resulting in substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and reinforcing the sustainability
US bookings for travel to the Middle East collapsed in the wake of President Trump's travel ban, according to ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions
Six passengers were injured after an Air Arabia flight to Karachi suffered severe turbulence yesterday.
The A321neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines has been granted joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Qatar Airways has leased the first of four A350 aircraft from LATAM, the South American airline, for terms of 6- to 12-months, in order to meet its operational plan for the year, as well as increasing customer demand.
Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017.
Oman Air has added three new additions to its fleet this year.
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.
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.
Afriqiyah Airways' plans to use its Maltese subsidiary, PanAfriqiyah to operate European flights for and on behalf of the Libyan carrier have been put on hold, reports ch-aviation.
Oman Air has announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet.
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.
A passenger on an Oman Air flight has been bitten by a centipede.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.