22 March 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally , was named Airline of the Year at Air Transport Awards. The award was received by József Váradi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, at the gala event in Montreal, which took place next to the 2023 Air Transport Symposium with the participation of industry leaders.
The Air Transport Awards are international prizes of and for the air transport industry. The awards are recognition of excellence and of the achievements of the aviation sector. The annual awards are bestowed to organisations, companies and leaders of the air transport industry.
József Váradi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “I am grateful to accept the Airline of the Year award on behalf of the ......read more
• Abu Dhabi-based carrier teams up with six African, Asian and European airlines to offer guests more destinations and greater choice
• New and enhanced connectivity facilitated by Etihad’s switch to the Amadeus Altéa Passenger Service System
ABU DHABI, UAE – Etihad Airways has launched reciprocal interline partnerships with three new airline partners – Philippine Airlines (PAL), Austrian Airlines (OS) and Airlink South Africa (4Z), while re-launching interline links with Biman Bangladesh and codeshares with Air Seychelles (HM) and ITA Airways (AZ).
The deal means customers of all airlines involved will enjoy enhanced connectivity to destinations across each other’s networks, can book on a single ticket and only have to check in once at the start of ......read more
#SecureLandCommunications #CritComms #F1Jeddah
Jeddah, KSA - 20 March 2023 – Airbus rolled out its mission-critical solutions in the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as the motorsport spectacle’s official secure communication technology provider.
Deployed in the vital points of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit were Airbus TMR880i, THR880i, TH1N, and TH9 Tetra radios and RCS9500 Radio Dispatch Console. Providing secure collaboration and connectivity between organisers and security teams, the technologies were pivotal to safeguarding the people and the venue whilst guaranteeing seamless on-site race activities and operations.
Selim Bouri, Vice-president for Airbus Secure Land Communications in Africa, Asia and the Middle East said: “Clear, concise and secure communication is an important ......read more
An Unbelievably Awesome Environment – Come to the UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its skyscrapers, opulent hotels, fancy malls, and stunning shoreline, is undoubtedly high on every traveller's bucket list. In addition, the UAE is an extraordinary architectural gallery, home to some of the world's top resorts and hotels. With this sky-touching architecture, the mosques, museums and the famous man-made islands all create an enticing air that draws visitors from all over the world. So, whether taking a Private Jet Charter or travelling by boat, take advantage of these unique places and destinations.
The Burj Khalifa is a soaring, sky-high landmark in Dubai and one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates. It is not only the world's tallest ......read more
8 March 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2022 Safety Report for global aviation. The report showed a reduction in the number of fatal accidents and the fatality risk, compared to 2021 and to the five year average (2018-2022).
From this year, the Safety Report has been re-invented as an online interactive resource rather than in static PDF format.
Report highlights include:
In 2022, there were five fatal accidents involving loss of life to passengers and crew. This is reduced from seven in 2021 and an improvement on the five year average (2018-2022) which was also seven.
The fatal accident rate improved to 0.16 per million sectors for 2022, from 0.27 per million sectors in 2021, and also was ahead of the five year fatal accident rate of 0.20.
The all accident rate was 1.21 per ......read more
08 March 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2023 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand declined as economic headwinds persist.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 14.9% compared to January 2022 (-16.2% for international operations).
• Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was up 3.9% compared to January 2022. This was the first year-on-year growth in capacity since October 2022. International cargo capacity increased 1.4% compared to January 2022. The uptick in ACTKs reflects the strong recovery of belly capacity in passenger airline markets offsetting a decline international capacity offered by dedicated freighters.
• Several factors in the operating environment ......read more
• The Dubai-based carrier adds two new destinations to its network with the launch of flights to Al Qaisumah and Neom and resumes flights to Jizan and Najran
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 March 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced today the launch of four destinations in Saudi Arabia. This includes the start of flights to Neom from 16 March, Najran from 18 March, Al Qaisumah from 21 March and Jizan from 26 April.
Earlier this year, the airline also resumed its operations to AlUla with a twice-weekly service from 12 January.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “flydubai remains committed to opening up underserved markets and so we are pleased to offer our customers more options for travel with the launch of these four destinations. As Saudi Arabia continues on its ......read more
Launches New Premium Experience Campaign featuring the actor
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has launched a new brand campaign in collaboration with world-renowned Indian actor, Deepika Padukone. The campaign launch is the culmination of the airline's endeavour to redefine Qatar Airways Premium experience, particularly through showcasing the world-class Qsuite along with the unparalleled surroundings of The Orchard, which are core to Hamad International Airport’s expansion.
The timeless acoustic track ‘Ain’t Nobody’ accompanies the campaign that connects Padukone’s journey with Qatar Airways to a new level of luxury and elegance. She encapsulates the premium experience available to customers of Qatar Airways, transiting through the best airport in the world, Hamad International Airport.
Qatar ......read more
Dubai, 01 March 2023 – The Middle East is home to some of the largest airlines in the world, supported by significant fleets that keep on expanding.
According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast, regional airlines are expected to require 3,020 new passenger and freight aircraft deliveries by 2040, bringing the total fleet to 3,210 from a 2019 fleet baseline of 1,300 aircraft.
Consequently, airline fleet growth will trigger the Middle East aviation services sector to also ramp up significantly over the coming decade. Airbus expects the Middle East aviation services business to witness a 4.7% average annual growth until 2041, surpassing the global average (3.7%).
MRO growth is also driven by enhanced adoption of digital solutions as industries advance towards digitalisation as a ......read more
Dubai-based carrier flydubai has today, 01 March 2023, announced its Annual Results for the year ending 31 December 2022
Reports historic profit of AED 1.2 billion (USD 327 million); an increase of 43% compared to 2021, reflecting the carrier’s strong business model built on cost efficiency and agility
Reports total annual revenue of AED 9.1 billion (USD 2.5 billion) compared to AED 5.3 billion (USD 1.4 billion) in 2021; an increase of 72%
Carries 10.6 million passengers; an increase of 89% compared to 2021
Takes delivery of 17 new aircraft; a record number of deliveries received in one year
Hires 1,300 employees; the airline’s biggest recruitment drive in any year
Statements on the 2022 Annual Results
Commenting on the announcement of the airline’s record Full-Year Results for 2022, His Highness ......read more
Dubai Airports invites Emirati youth interested in joining its Fire Services Training programme to attend the fair and discover exciting career opportunities
Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2023: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), is calling on UAE Nationals to join its airport fire services department and register for its UAE National Airport Fire Services Programme during the 2023 edition of the National Service Career Fair 2023, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 6-8 March.
As part of its ongoing Emiratisation strategy, Dubai Airports will be participating at the career fair to engage with young Emiratis and inspire them to become part of the world’s largest airport fire services department across two airports and apply to join its training ......read more
The national airline will add a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet over the summer, taking the fleet to nine aircraft
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces an exciting new destination to Bishkek and the relaunch of Larnaca, Santorini and Sohag
28, February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is ramping up operations to meet high demand and expanding its modern, sustainable fleet. With nine state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, the airline is driving ambitious growth into new territories with must-see destinations for adventure lovers carrying the flag of ultra-low-cost travel.
The additional aircraft will enable Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to enhance frequencies and offer tourists and residents hassle-free, affordable travel in both the UAE and throughout multiple ......read more
28 February 2023 – EGYPTAIR took delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus’ Delivery Centre in Hamburg, making the airline the first African operator of the aircraft.
EGYPTAIR has specified a high comfort, two-class configuration with 16 Business class seats and 166 Economy class seats, and will increase the airline’s single aisle capacity to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The aircraft is on lease from AerCap and is powered by CFM engines.
The A321neo is the largest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle A320 Family and brings a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions per seat compared with previous generation competing aircraft. This enables EGYPTAIR to benefit from enhanced efficiency and be able to deliver on its commitment to sustainability, whilst reducing ......read more
Riyadh, KSA - 28 Feb 2023: Riyadh Airports Company (RAC), which operates and manages King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), has announced the successful trial of Smart Path, a facial recognition technology, at International Terminal 2 in partnership with the air transport technology company, SITA.
The technology, which was tested at check-in counters and boarding gates recognizes the passengers’ digital identity when stepping up to the camera. The facial image is directly linked to the passengers’ physical passport and travel documents at check-in. This allows them to be identified at security or boarding by simply taking a picture.
This trial is part of RAC’s effort towards digitally transforming King Khalid International Airport into a smart airport in the future in compliance with the standards of ......read more
26, February 2023: Creating a new milestone in its network expansion strategy, Oman’s value-for-money airline SalamAir has announced direct flights to two new destinations Mashhad in Iran and Almaty in Kazakhstan. Mashhad is the third destination in Iran for the airline, with flights to Shiraz and Tehran already in its network, and Almaty is the airline's first entry into Kazakhstan.
Weekly flights from Muscat to Mashhad and Almaty are scheduled for starting from February 21 and 1st July 2023 respectively. These two routes serve a high demand for medical, business, and leisure tourism. The new flights will also offer convenient connections to the SalamAir network.
Speaking of the two new routes, Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, “Iran has been one of the key focus markets for us, and we are pleased ......read more
The national airline celebrates its first flight to Medina, expanding affordable, hassle-free travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia
16, February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has commenced operations on the new route of Medina, a centre of Islamic culture. The new destinations further strengthen regional connectivity with high quality point-to-point travel on WIZZ’s convenient flight schedule. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED 219 *.
Medina, a historical city of religious significance, boasts breath-taking views and architecture. Known as ‘The Enlightened City’, Medina is home to Al Masjid an Nabawi, the Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) ......read more
• ADU is the first academic institution in the world to take this initiative
• Trained GPT-3 will revolutionize the way ADU-related inquiries and services are delivered
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 February 2023: In a continues bid to integrate breakthrough solutions and tap into the potential of the groundbreaking GPT-3 technology, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to become the first educational institution in the world to train GPT-3 on its data and services. The integration of the technology seeks to better support students, faculty and staff through providing enhanced and efficient services while setting a new standard for education technology.
By leveraging the power of GPT-3, ADU will support data-driven decision-making, enhance learning outcomes and promote the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ......read more
• New flights connecting Abu Dhabi and Lisbon set to launch on 2 July 2023
• Airline set to return to popular summer hotspots of Málaga and Mykonos
ABU DHABI, UAE – 2023 Etihad Airways is expanding its European network this summer with the introduction of a new direct service between Abu Dhabi and Lisbon, effective from 2 July 2023.
The airline will be connecting Abu Dhabi to Portugal’s capital city right in time for the summer holidays, with three weekly flights scheduled to be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
“We’re excited to introduce flights to Portugal for the first time and provide our guests with convenient travel options to one of the most popular summer destinations for 2023,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive ......read more
• The Dubai-based airline launches daily flights to Mogadishu from 09 March 2023; the first direct service to Somalia from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the launch of a daily service to Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ) from 09 March 2023. The carrier will double the frequency of flights from 01 June 2023, making it the first carrier to connect Somalia directly with Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “we continue to look for opportunities to grow our network in East Africa and open up underserved markets. This region has seen significant economic growth and development in recent years, our direct flights will further stimulate the economy and ......read more
Newly published figures show traffic tripled through Abu Dhabi Airports in 2022 compared to 2021
Abu Dhabi Airports’ annual passenger traffic numbers reaffirm the emirate’s position as a leading and rapidly growing regional and international travel hub
Abu Dhabi International Airport serves more than 100 destinations through a network of 28 airlines and growing.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 February 2023: Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the emirate’s five airports, today released its passenger traffic results for 2022. From 1 January to 31 December 2022, 15.9 million guests used Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island Airports - tripling the 5.26 million achieved in 2021.
Announced on the sidelines of the World Cargo Summit in Abu Dhabi, ......read more
Collaboration under the ASBUs framework
Both organizations will develop human resources to facilitate it
Cooperation in all systems for data linkage to serve UAE’s interest
MBRSC to launch a new satellite at 2023-end
Ahmed bin Saeed: "The UAE is helping shape better future of the air transport"
Hamad Al Mansouri: "Huge potential for transforming the space sector"
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 07, 2023 – In a move to help further consolidate the UAE’s grand aerospace ambitions and take civil aviation to newer heights, Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exploring satellite technology enablers following the ICAO’s Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) framework for the ......read more
The coming months will see a line-up of festivals and family-friendly activities to complement the cool season in Qatar
February 07, 2023: Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism have revealed an exciting line-up of events and festivals with the newly launched ‘Feel Winter in Qatar’ campaign. The packed schedule of events features all-time favourites on Qatar’s social calendar, alongside fresh, exciting new concerts and exhibitions which are sure to satiate the preferences of families across the GCC.
Already, the campaign has brought to local and regional audiences the 10-day Qatar Balloon Festival where more than 50 hot air balloons from around the world took to Doha’s skies. During the festival, guests were treated to spectacular sunrise balloon launches, daily Nightglow evening shows where tethered ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that 2022 full-year demand for air cargo took a significant step back from 2021 levels but was close to 2019 performance.
• Global full-year demand in 2022, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was down 8.0% compared to 2021 (-8.2% for international operations). Compared to 2019, it was down 1.6% (both global and international).
• Capacity in 2022, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was 3.0% above 2021 (+4.5% for international operations). Compared to 2019 (pre-COVID) levels, capacity declined by 8.2% (-9.0% for international operations).
• December saw a softening in performance: global demand was 15.3% below 2021 levels (-15.8% for international ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in December 2022 and for the full year.
• Total traffic in 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 64.4% compared to 2021. Globally, full year 2022 traffic was at 68.5% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels. December 2022 total traffic rose 39.7% compared to December 2021 and reached 76.9% of the December 2019 level.
• International traffic in 2022 climbed 152.7% versus 2021 and reached 62.2% of 2019 levels. December 2022 international traffic climbed 80.2% over December 2021, reaching 75.1% of the level in December 2019.
• Domestic traffic for 2022 rose 10.9% compared to the prior year. 2022 domestic traffic was at 79.6% of the full year 2019 level. December 2022 ......read more
• Queen Mary 2 the world’s only ocean liner is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary.
• As part of the ongoing 2022/23 cruise season, Dubai Harbour continues to welcome iconic international cruise ships, with more than 300,000 passengers expected before the end of the season in June
• Dubai Harbour further enhances its position as the region’s most modern cruise infrastructure, a perfect gateway attracting tourists and cruise lines from all over the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd February 2023: Dubai Harbour, the city’s extraordinary seafront district, has welcomed the iconic Queen Mary 2, the world’s only ocean liner, on its Centenary World Voyage . Observing the maiden call of this spectacular vessel, Captain Hashmi met with Dubai Harbour ......read more
SITA’s latest Air Transport IT Insights report reveals accelerated digitalization to help airlines and airports meet rising passenger demand
01 February 2023 – Faced with increased disruptions, baggage mountains, and staff shortages, airports and airlines are ramping up their investment in technology to digitalize their operations and speed up the passenger journey by offering more self-service options.
SITA’s 2022 Air Transport IT Insights report, published today, reveals that with the post-pandemic recovery CIOs want to ensure operations are as agile and resilient as they are efficient, with IT solutions seen as central to their success. This has spurred an acceleration of digitalization, with airlines and airports looking to key technology solutions to fortify their operations against disruption while ......read more
Emiratis will receive state-of-the-art training, and play a valuable frontline role in protecting the ‘Gateway to Dubai’
Dubai, UAE – 1st February 2023: Dubai Airports is looking to attract young, ambitious, and dynamic Emiratis to enrol in its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme and take up the role as frontline heroes at the world’s busiest international airport.
As part of a recruitment drive, Dubai Airports is actively seeking the next cohort of Emiratis to join its intensive training programme. It comprises English language training provided in partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), followed by an intensive firefighting training programme, provided through International Fire Training Centre-Serco at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport.
With many school ......read more
The national airline, the second largest carrier in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity, launched 13 new destinations in 2022 and expands convenient, affordable travel for all
27 January 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, today announced its outstanding operational results for 2022.
The joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings PLC enjoyed a record-breaking 2022, operating more than 6,000 flights and transporting more than 1.2 million adventurous travellers. The national airline carried over 600,000 point-to-point passengers to the UAE in 2022, supporting the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors and unlocking an eclectic mix of travel opportunities for travellers from all classes.
The airline supports the Abu ......read more
The national airline expands ever-growing network with unique ultra-low-cost travel
20 January 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched exciting routes from Abu Dhabi to Antalya, Turkiye and relaunched the popular route to Salalah, Oman reaffirming its commitment to expand convenient, affordable travel for all.
The flights to Antalya will commence on 01 June 2023 and will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights to Salalah will commence on 01 June 2023 and will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The exciting new destinations provide unique travel opportunities and experiences for adventurous travellers and allows customers from across the broader Wizz Air network to travel via Abu Dhabi to the must-see destinations. The new routes ......read more
The national airline celebrates its first flight to Ankara, the nation’s cosmopolitan capital, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all
19 January 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has commenced operations on the exciting new route of Ankara, the second largest city in Turkiye and a modern European metropolis with a rich historical heritage. The new route provides hassle-free, point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Turkiye. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED 199 *.
Ankara, the heart of Turkiye and Central Anatolia, boasts plenty of shopping malls, state houses and a bustling nightlife, with unique opportunities to experience its well-preserved architecture. Exciting ......read more
• Exciting Europe city-break destinations launching in October 2023
• More opportunities to discover world-class attractions of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will be introducing two exciting routes this year, connecting Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen in Denmark and Düsseldorf in Germany.
Launching 1 October, the flights will provide business travellers and holidaymakers in the UAE and these key European cities with convenient travel options to and from Abu Dhabi, with four weekly flights to Copenhagen and three weekly flights to Düsseldorf.
The flights will be operated using state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, offering one of the most comfortable experiences in the sky with 28 seats in Business and 262 in ......read more
• Shanghai will initially be served with two weekly flights starting from 20 January 2023
• Beijing will be served with a daily non-stop flight starting from 15 March 2023
• Emirates’ four weekly flights to Guangzhou will increase to a daily service from 1 February 2023
Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2023: Emirates will ramp up its operations in China ahead of the New Lunar Year and in response to strong travel demand, boosting connectivity to its gateways; Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing as the country reopens its borders and eases its COVID-related entry restrictions.
Shanghai – service resumption from 20 January 2023 with twice weekly service, gradually increasing to daily service from 1 March
Emirates will resume passenger services to Shanghai starting with two ......read more
• Analytics group OAG report puts Etihad top of list in the GCC
Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 14, 2023: The global aviation analytics group OAG has named Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, as the most punctual airline in the Middle East and among the most reliable in the world.
In its Punctuality League rating for 2022, OAG listed Etihad as the best in the GCC region. Etihad has achieved an on-time arrival performance within 15 minutes of 81%. It also continued to maintain one of the lowest cancellation rates worldwide, ensuring an enhanced guest experience with trustworthy flight schedules.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer of Etihad Airways, said delivering a safe and reliable airline operation is always the first priority. ......read more
The airline continues to rebuild its global network and ramp up operations to meet robust travel demand.
Emirates has also announced it will resume its second daily service to London Stansted in May 2023, boosting its London operations to 11 daily flights.
By the end of this summer, Emirates will have recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic A380 network.
Dubai, UAE: 13 January 2023 – Emirates has announced it will scale up its A380 operations with the iconic double-decker returning to Glasgow (26 March 2023), Nice (1 June 2023) and Birmingham (1 July 2023). The airline has also announced it will resume its second daily service to Stansted starting from 1 May 2023, utilising its wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its renowned ‘Game Changer' First Class product. With the return of the second daily ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 13, 2023: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, starts the year with its annual Global Sale offering great deals for travellers looking to explore new destinations and visit friends & family.
Guests can take advantage of special sale fares to select Etihad destinations, with the Global Sale running until 20 January 2023, for travel between 18 January and 15 June 2023.
With the Global Sale, guests can fly to some of the world’s top destinations including London, Istanbul, Phuket, Paris and more, with fares starting as low as AED 695 in Economy and AED 3,995 in Business. Economy fares to Rome start at 895 AED and Mumbai start at AED 795.
Travellers wishing to travel to London in Etihad’s Business class can take advantage of the sale from as little as ......read more
The new routes from Budapest, Bucharest and Rome will provide affordable point-to-point travel opportunities and enhance global connectivity
Jeddah, 12 January 2023: On 9, 10 and 11 of January 2023, Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and globally most environmentally sustainable* airline, officially inaugurated three new connections between Bucharest and Jeddah, Budapest and Jeddah and Rome and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The new routes will be served twice a week. Tickets can be purchased on Wizz Air's website and via the WIZZ app from as low as 29.99 EUR*.
Wizz Air kicked off 2023 further strengthening its presence in Saudi Arabia by launching five new routes from Hungary, Romania and Italy to Riyadh and Jeddah. The new routes to Jeddah from Bucharest, Budapest and Rome will boost the growing Saudi Arabian tourism ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 11 January 2023: Emirates will offer passengers yet another opportunity to ‘fly better’, with new high-speed, inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft - scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global coverage, even on flights over the Arctic.
The Airbus A350s will be the first Emirates aircraft to take advantage of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the world’s first and only globally available broadband network, ensuring passengers can enjoy uninterrupted global connectivity, no matter their destination, including the North Pole. The advanced high-speed capabilities of the ......read more
• Maureen Bannerman joins Abu Dhabi Airports following a tenure as CEO and Managing Director of Khalifa Bin Salman Port’s APM Terminal in Bahrain
• She brings extensive aviation, logistics and transport experience and will contribute towards long-term strategic growth in line with the emirate’s Economic Vision
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 January 2023: Abu Dhabi Airports announced the appointment of Maureen Bannerman as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) effective from January 2, 2023.
A highly accomplished leader and seasoned professional with over 20 years’ experience primarily within the aviation industry, Bannerman has joined Abu Dhabi Airports following a successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of APM Terminal at the Khalifa ......read more
10, January 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally , reports that its average carbon emissions for 2022 amounted to 55.2 grams per passenger/km, 15.4% lower compared to the year of 2021, and the lowest ever recorded by the airline in one calendar year.
Wizz Air operates the lowest carbon emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines and is committed to further reducing its carbon emissions intensity by 25% by 2030. An integral element of Wizz Air’s sustainability strategy is the renewal of its fleet. The airline has been continuously adding new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet and replacing older aircraft, with 34 Airbus A321neo added to the fleet in 2022. The share of new “neo” technology aircraft within Wizz Air’s ......read more
10, January 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022.
• Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels.
• International traffic rose 85.2% versus November 2021. The Asia-Pacific continued to report the strongest year-over-year results with all regions showing improvement compared to the prior year. November 2022 international RPKs reached 73.7% of November 2019 levels.
• Domestic traffic for November 2022 was up 3.4% compared to November 2021 with travel restrictions in China continuing to dampen the global result. Total November 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.7% of ......read more
Sharjah – March 1, 2023 – Sharjah Airport Authority held its meeting under the theme of ‘Moving Forward Together’ to recognize the valuable contributions of its media and strategic partners in delivering exceptional travel experiences and services to passengers.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority; H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority, strategic partners, and the media professionals.
H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa gave the opening speech for the ceremony, during which he ......read more
Sharjah, February 22, 2023- Sharjah Airport Authority is participating in the 10th edition of Air Cargo Africa exhibition, which is being held from February 21 to 23, 2023, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Authority is dedicated to participate in such significant events to showcase its cargo expertise as well as to promote Sharjah Airport as a major hub for airfreight in the Middle East. The Authority further recognises the exhibition’s significance as an international event that gathers top decision-makers and industry leaders from across the globe. The event is an ideal ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2023: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has added a Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft to its managed fleet. DCAF will manage and operate the new aircraft on behalf of its private owner. This brings the total number of aircraft under management to nine.
The new aircraft will be based at DCAF’s home base at Al Maktoum International Airport.
The management contract will see DCAF provide full Flight Operational Aircraft Management services, Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al ......read more
Competitive salary and benefits for globe-trotting crew – Etihad is searching for ambitious individuals to join its award-winning cabin crew
Etihad Airways, the award-winning national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is continuing its global recruitment campaign, seeking talented people who love to explore the world while delivering world-renowned customer service.
As travel demand surges, Etihad continues to grow and will be hiring candidates across cities worldwide throughout January.
Etihad has a diverse cabin crew team made up of more than 150 ......read more
09, January 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand softened as economic headwinds persist.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 13.7% compared to November 2021 (-14.2% for international operations).
• Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was 1.9% below November 2021. This was the second year-on-year contraction following the first last month (in October) since April 2022. International cargo capacity ......read more
The airline will operate 61 return flights per weekbetween Hong Kong and 13 Mainland cities
Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s latest measures to facilitate quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland, as well as the lifting of transit restrictions, effective 8 January 2023.
In light of today’s announcement, Cathay Pacific will more than double its flights into the Chinese Mainland, operating 61 return flights per week between Hong Kong and 13 Mainland cities from 14 January 2023. This compares to the 27 flights ......read more
Dubai, UAE: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 10 billion in total during the week ending 06 January 2023. The sum of transactions was 2,702.
270 plots were sold for AED 2.25 billion, 1,903 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.89 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Marsa Dubai sold for AED 623.07 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 77.23 million in Al Thanyah Fifth, and a land sold for AED 623.07 million in Marsa Dubai in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 133 sales ......read more
Built over an Arabian Desert landscape, Dubai's infrastructural might and natural beauty are hard to replicate anywhere else. The lofty skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, and adventurous desert sports are only a few things that make Dubai a favorite among tourists all across the globe.
Most of Dubai's activities, sights, and events are intended to maximize glamour and luxury. As a city known for its fancy 5-star hotels and lavish experiences, can Dubai be enjoyed on a budget? The answer is yes, and all you need is some guidance to find spots that let you enjoy this ......read more
04 January 2023: “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years.
Research undertaken around the arrival of the Omicron variant concluded that putting barriers in the way of travel made no difference to the peak spread of infections. At most, restrictions delayed that peak by a few days. If a new variant emerges in ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E. - 4 January 2023 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd, the global aviation services company, today announced that it has completed its annual review with Morningstar Sustainalytics, who has assessed DAE’s ESG Risk Rating to be ‘Low Risk’, with a score of 14.4. The Summary ESG Risk Rating Report on DAE can be accessed here or on DAE’s website.
Today, DAE also announced that it has received a ‘C’ score from CDP for its Climate Change 2022 response, this is the best among our aircraft leasing industry peers. This score is ......read more
United Arab Emirates – With over 1.5 million passengers expected over the winter break, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will be celebrating the festive season in the sky with a special-themed menu and props for guests on board selected flights.
Over the festive period, the classic festive themed menu will be available from 23 to 25 December on many routes including the US, UK, Canada, Lebanon, South Korea, the Philippines, the Seychelles, South Africa, Australia, and most destinations across Europe. The delicious menu includes festive favourites such ......read more
Largest beachfront project in Sharjah stretches over 3.5 KM across the shoreline overlooking the Arabian Gulf
● Al Heera Beachfront offers service, sports and public facilities for residents, visitors and tourists.
● The project offers rental units for investors, to grow their commercial operations within the tourism industry.
● It includes a pro-skatepark called ‘KOTA Skatepark’,
● Al Heera Beach also features jogging and cycling tracks, as well as a children’s play area
Sharjah, December 22, ......read more
• The Dubai-based carrier operated 1,290 flights between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Doha International Airport (DIA) from 21 November until 19 December 2022
• The carrier enabled more than 130,000 football fans, representing 171 nationalities, to travel conveniently to Doha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 December 2022: Dubai-based flydubai announced today that it has enabled more than 130,000 football fans to travel conveniently to take part in the biggest football tournament in the world. The carrier has operated 1,290 flights between Dubai World Central (DWC) ......read more
Sparkle up your New Year’s Eve with our 5-star Marina Dhow Cruise offer!
Have an awesome romantic cruising experience on-board our traditional Arabian Dhow on New Year’s Eve and we promise an evening of spectacular view of Dubai Marina plus a first-rate dinner and a dose of entertainment to make your experience worth your time.
The Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina will take you on a trip across the water providing you a glimpse of the spectacular Dubai Marina area, Jumeirah Beach area, the amazing skyline and other impressive architecture, the water promenade of the Dubai Marina ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E. - 13 December 2022 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd announced today that its Board of Directors and Shareholders had authorized an additional US$300 million for bond repurchases to be conducted through open market transactions. To date, DAE has repurchased approximately US$815 million of principal amount of its publicly traded bonds under the previous authorizations of US$900 million. DAE now has US$385 million of available authority to repurchase bonds.
DAE Chief Executive Officer Firoz Tarapore said: “Today, we are increasing our available ......read more
8 December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Travalyst, have joined forces with the aim of providing consumers with a consistent, accurate and widely available calculation of their carbon footprint from air travel.
As all sectors of the aviation and travel industries come together in pursuit of net zero CO2 goals, this new and major collaboration effort will bring even greater transparency, accuracy and consistency to how a traveler’s carbon footprint is calculated.
Travalyst and IATA both possess a deep understanding of the traveller as ......read more
7 December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production will reach at least 300 million liters in 2022—a 200% increase on 2021 production of 100 million liters. More optimistic calculations estimate total production in 2022 could reach 450 million liters. Both scenarios position the SAF industry on the verge of an exponential capacity and production ramp-up toward an identified tipping point of 30 billion liters by 2030, with the right supporting policies.
Airlines are committed to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by ......read more
06, December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry in 2023 as airlines continue to cut losses stemming from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their business in 2022.
• In 2023, airlines are expected to post a small net profit of $4.7 billion—a 0.6% net profit margin. It is the first profit since 2019 when industry net profits were $26.4 billion (3.1% net profit margin).
• In 2022, airline net losses are expected to be $6.9 billion (an improvement on the $9.7 ......read more
Dubai Airports has launched a two-year plan that will elevate the travel experience for POD
Dubai, UAE – December 5, 2022: Dubai Airports is introducing a comprehensive new programme to ensure the delivery of a sector leading, inclusive, and seamless travel experience for all People of Determination (POD) with hidden disabilities that travel through Dubai International (DXB).
As part of Dubai Airport’s shared values ‘We all meet the world differently’, this new initiative will contribute to the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 vision for Dubai ......read more
5 December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in October.
• Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6% compared to October 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.2% of October 2019 levels.
• Domestic traffic for October 2022 slipped 0.8% compared to the year-ago period as stringent COVID-related travel restrictions in China dampened global figures. Total October 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.9% of the October 2019 level. Domestic ......read more
• dans promotes own programme to develop national capabilities in the field of Air Navigation
• Ahmed bin Saeed: "Attracting national talent to work in the aviation sector is an essential part of our strategy"
Dubai, November 29, 2022:
Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) has announced that eight new UAE citizens have joined the organisation, after they successfully completed its special programme, which is concerned with developing the capabilities of national human resources in the field of air navigation, in accordance with the ......read more
• Qatar Tourism reveals an incredible live destination art experience featuring goalpost-shaped installations that frame some of Qatar’s most picturesque views
• David Beckham has captured a picture in front of one of the goalposts to mark the launch
28 November 2022: Qatar Tourism has unveiled ‘Posts of Qatar’: ten distinctive goalpost art installations that frame some of the most iconic landmarks and Insta-worthy spots across the country. The iconic former football player, David Beckham captured the first of many pictures to be taken ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 22, November 2022: This month marks five years since Emirates and flydubai activated their extensive partnership and joined forces to offer customers unrivalled travel options to every corner of the globe. They’ve certainly delivered on their promise. The carriers’ joint route network has significantly expanded, enabling more than 11 million customers to connect on over 250,000 flights and benefit from seamless travel since the partnership launched in 2017.
The innovative partnership goes beyond the standard codesharing model and today includes integrated ......read more
Passengers are experiencing a faster, more efficient journey from check-in to boarding
21 November 2022 – Passengers traveling from Geneva Airport can now breeze through self-service touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, and security thanks to digital passenger processing technology from SITA. The new touchpoints are helping to reduce wait times and provide more flexibility to passengers increasingly seeking digital travel solutions.
Passengers and staff will also soon further benefit from boosted efficiencies thanks to Geneva Airport’s new Airport Operations ......read more
Great rewards for the greater good – start the festive season on a positive note by travelling with Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific is eyeing up a greener future for travel, with the carrier’s annual Green Friday promotion, customers can experience the joy of travelling with not only great travel deals and additional bonus miles, but also by making a positive impact on the environment.
With up to 15 per cent off select destinations across ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 November 2022: Dubai Airports in collaboration with its service partner Mawgif has made paying for car parks across Dubai International (DXB) a breeze for airport users with the launch of a new mobile payment option – ‘Scan, Pay and Go’.
Through ‘Scan, Pay and Go’, DXB car park users need to simply scan the QR code on their parking entry ticket to be directed to the payment gateway where they can select one of three secure payment methods – Visa, MasterCard or Apple Pay – to complete the transaction. The users have a 10-minute window ......read more
8 November 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published results from a survey of 500 European business leaders. Using air transport to do business across borders, these business leaders confirmed the critical nature of air transport to their business success:
• 89% believed that being close to an airport with global connections gives them a competitive advantage
• 84% could not imagine doing business without access to air transport networks
• 82% thought their business could not survive without connectivity to global supply chains via ......read more