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Qatar Airways to resume flights to Taif
Qatar Airways will resume flights to Taif on Jan. 3, making it the airline’s sixth destination in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince announces plan to transform Riyadh airport into a massive aviation hub
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Monday plans to transform Riyadh airport into a massive aviation hub with six parallel runways and designed to accommodate up to 120 million travellers by 2030, state news agency SPA reported.
UAE-India flights: Airline announces new rule for passengers
In a notice circulated to all travel agents in the UAE, Air India Express has announced that guests travelling to and from the UAE must ensure that their passports have their primary (first name) and secondary (surname) names.
Middle East airline passenger traffic surges 149% in September
Airlines in the Middle East have continued to record strong demand for travel despite challenging economic conditions across the globe and geopolitical uncertainties as passenger traffic more than doubling in September compared to a year earlier, latest data shows.
flydubai to kick off flights to key destinations across Europe, Asia in 2023
Emirati government-owned low-cost airline flydubai has announced its plans to kick off flights to key destinations across Europe and Asia in 2023.
Saudi Arabia, Finland sign air transport MoU to boost trade
Saudi Arabia and Finland have signed an agreement to bolster air services between both countries in a bid to improve trade.
Oman Air, Sabre renew passenger service system, distribution agreement
Sabre Corporation and Oman Air on Tuesday announced at the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), a renewed long-term agreement to help the airline reach its strategic goals.
Budget airline launches new route to Kuwait with fares starting from Dh99
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has today (Oct 31) added Kuwait City to its ever-expanding network. Tickets are on sale now on and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just Dh99.
Saudia launches flights to Tunisia, Malaysia in collaboration with Air Connectivity Program
The Saudi Arabian Airlines has partnered with the Air Connectivity Program on international direct flights departing from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to Tunis and Kuala Lumpur.
Saudi aviation chiefs welcome 80 new air routes connecting Kingdom to world destinations
Saudi aviation officials on Thursday welcomed the announcement of more than 80 new air routes connecting the Kingdom to destinations around the world.
Abu Dhabi Airports see 6.3m passengers in first half of 2022; Indians top travellers
Abu Dhabi Airports served 6.299 million passengers in the first six months of this year as demand for travel surged, with Indians and Pakistanis being the top travellers.
Saudi budget airline launches direct flights to four international destinations
Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flynas has signed a deal with the Air Connectivity Program to launch four new and direct destinations in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia from November.
Passenger traffic at DXB triples to 14.2 million; forecast raised to 62.4 million in 2022
The operator of Dubai International said on Wednesday that 14.2 million passengers had travelled through the airport in the second quarter and raised its forecast for the year to 62.4 million passengers.
Abu Dhabi Airports inks agreement with ICP to enhance service quality
Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator and manager of the emirate’s five airports, has recently signed an agreement with the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP), to boost service quality and enhance passenger experience.
Saudi low-cost carrier flynas records 120% growth in passengers amid expansion
Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline has recorded an accelerated growth of 120 percent in the number of passengers during the first half of 2022.
Flights between London and Abu Dhabi to continue as normal: Etihad
Flights between London and Abu Dhabi are continuing to operate as scheduled, a spokesperson for Etihad airways has said.
Saudi civil aviation authority denies mammoth rise in domestic airfares
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation has denied reports of a 300 percent rise in domestic airfare during Eid Al-Adha vacation, akhbaar24 reported.
Abu Dhabi airport to witness surge in passenger traffic during Eid Al Adha, summer holidays
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) will witness a boost in traffic during Eid Al Adha and the summer season, according to the latest passenger estimates announced by Abu Dhabi Airports.
Saudi low-cost airline flyadeal launches 5 new summer destinations for 2022
Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline flyadeal has launched new summer destinations for 2022.
UAE summer travel rush: Etihad expects to fly 2.7 million passengers
Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi International Airport have geared up resources and are ready to welcome 2.7 million network passengers over the summer months, following a surge in demand for global travel.
UAE travel: Etihad to resume Abu Dhabi-Beijing flights
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will resume direct passenger flights between Abu Dhabi and Beijing from June 29, 2022, becoming the first regular direct international passenger flight to recommence for Beijing, under the latest mandate of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council.
Saudi Arabia, Djibouti sign joint cooperation agreement on maritime transport
Saudi Arabia, represented by the Transport General Authority (TGA), has signed a joint maritime transport cooperation agreement with the Department of Maritime Affairs in Djibouti, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
Kuwait Airways expecting 4x passenger rise in 2022 than 2021: CEO
Kuwait Airways is expecting a fourfold passenger rise in 2022 when compared to 2021, as the aviation industry is strongly rebounding post the pandemic, said its CEO Maen Mahmoud Razouqi.
Etihad Rail passenger trains to slash commute times by up to 40%
A Dh1.2 billion agreement has been signed to design, manufacture, supply and maintain the highly anticipated passenger trains for Etihad Rail. The agreement between Etihad Rail and Spain's CAF company was signed in the Sakamkam area, where the first passenger train station will be built in the heart of Fujairah city.
Civil aviation inks cooperation deal with UN program
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, represented by the Meteorological Department, inked on Monday with the UN Human Settlement Programme a memorandum of understanding aimed at attaining objectives of the 2030 development agenda.
Middle East air travel posts 265% rebound in April
Middle Eastern airlines recorded a 265 per cent jump in air travel demand year-on-year in April 2022, surpassing 78.7 per cent the growth rate in total global air travel demand.
Kuwait Airways signs codeshare agreement with Italy’s ITA Airways
As part of the continuous efforts to expand its network around the world, develop customer service and provide various travel options, Kuwait Airways announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Italy’s ITA Airways, as of 1st June 2022.
Saudi aviation sector needs foreign investments to hit 330m passenger target, official says
Private and foreign investments are necessary to elevate the Saudi Arabian aviation industry, even as the country targets 330 million passengers and 250 international destinations by the end of this decade, said a top civil aviation official.
UAE jobs: Airlines to continue hiring throughout 2022
It's jobs galore in UAE’s aviation sector as it takes off at an exponential pace post-Covid-19 period on the back of strong demand for international traffic with UAE airlines hiring throughout this year.
Kuwait airport 2nd worst in on-time performance, service quality, shops
A travel website has ranked Kuwait’s airport as the second worst worldwide in terms of on-time performance, service quality, and food and shops. AirHelp, a German-based website that releases an annual ranking of the world’s major airports, bases its assessment on the three aforementioned metrics. Eight of the 10 worst airports in the world on this year’s list are located in Europe.
UAE signs agreement with Taliban to manage airport operations
The UAE has signed an agreement with the Taliban administration to regulate and control airports in the country.
UAE flights: Saudi announces weekly flights to Dubai from Neom megacity
Saudi Arabia’s main airline will next month start operating weekly international flights from the kingdom’s planned futuristic megacity known as Neom, with Dubai as the first destination, state media reported Monday.
GCC Railway project to connect beyond Gulf nations, top official says
The ambitious plan of the GCC Railway project is a much-needed one in a post-pandemic situation and will connect destinations beyond the Gulf countries, a top official said in Abu Dhabi.
British experts to qualify Saudis in railway sector
Saudi Arabia aspires to strengthen its position as a global logistics hub connecting three continents, improve services and increase integration between logistics systems and modern modes of transportation.
Dubai International Airport records busiest quarter since 2020 with 13.6 million passengers
Dubai International Airport has recorded the busiest quarter since 2020, after 13.6 million passengers shuttled through its gateway in the first quarter of 2022.
Dubai airline Emirates embraces digital currencies and metaverse to attract new customers
UAE flag carrier Emirates plans to embrace advanced digital solutions such as blockchain, metaverse, and cryptocurrency as part of its strategy to connect with customers in a faster and more flexible way.
Flydubai records 114% growth in passenger traffic in Q1
Flydubai began the year on high note as it recorded strong growth in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2022 following ease in travel restrictions and opening of international borders.
Dubai airport runway closure: List of affected airlines that have shifted operations
The northern runway at Dubai International Airport will be closed for 45 days between May 9 and June 22 to carry out overall refurbishment works and ensure continued safety and efficiency in operations.
Saudi Arabia to host Future Aviation Forum on May 9
With international air travel having resumed post-pandemic, Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Future Aviation Forum on May 9.
Flydubai adds Izmir to its growing network in Turkey
Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the launch of flights to Izmir in Turkey starting from June 26 with a three-times weekly service. Flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) will operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai International (DXB) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Sharjah airport handles over 3 million passengers in Q1
Sharjah Airport on Tuesday said it handled over three million passengers during the first quarter of 2022 compared to 1.3 million travellers in the same corresponding period, reflecting an increase of 119.2 per cent.
UAE-India flight: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi starts new service to Mumbai
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, has announced the introduction of a new service to Mumbai in India, starting from May 12, 2022.
Flydubai resumes flights to Gassim in Saudi Arabia
Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced on Wednesday that flights to Gassim in Saudi Arabia will commence on May 1 with a daily service. This brings the number of destinations served by the carrier in the Kingdom to eight.
Riyadh airport launches notification service in sign language
Riyadh Airports Co., in charge of running and operating King Khalid International Airport, has announced the launch of a flight notifications service in sign language. KAIA is now the world’s first airport to do so.
Flydubai resumes flights to Taif in Saudi Arabia
Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced that flights to Taif in Saudi Arabia will commence on April 15 with a daily service. This brings the number of destinations served by the carrier in the Kingdom to seven.
New UAE-India flight launched by budget carrier
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, a low-cost carrier based in the UAE capital, has announced the introduction of a new service to Chennai in India.
Egypt, Kuwait Fund sign $2.5m grant deal for railway project
Egypt and Kuwait signed a grant agreement worth 750,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($2.5 million) to contribute to the preparation of technical, economic and environmental feasibility studies for a railway connection project between Egypt and Sudan.
Emirates, Etihad see airline industry reaching pre-pandemic level in mid next year
The UAE’s full-fledged carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways see recovery in the aviation sector reaching to pre-pandemic level of 2019 in the middle of next year, thanks to the high load factor in a premium cabin and strong recovery in the corporate segment.
Airline to add ultra-low fare flights to Europe from this spring
Wizz Air has launched new exciting travel opportunities from Abu Dhabi to Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Vienna, Katowice, Catania and Bari.
Dubai flights: Emirates to restart services to four destinations
Emirates has announced it will ramp up its global operations with the restart of services to four destinations, including: Bali, from May 1; London Stansted, from August 1; Rio de Janeiro, from November 2; and Buenos Aires, from November 2.
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