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    Qatar Airways Touches Down in Yanbu, Its Eighth Connection in Saudi Arabia

    The National Carrier of the State of Qatar resumes Yanbu route, showcasing its ongoing commitment to the Saudi market with over 120 weekly flight to eight cities in the Kingdom Qatar Airways, the multiple award-winning airline, has landed today its first resumption flight at Yanbu, the airlines’ eighth connection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The non-stop service will operate two weekly flights on Wednesday and Sunday. To mark the resumed operations, passengers onboard the aircraft received special menu cards with exclusive design that reflects the distinctiveness of the occasion. Upon touchdown at Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport, water cannons saluted Qatar Airways flight QR1216 with showers of affection, signifying the renewed connection between Yanbu and Doha. Qatar Airways Group Chief more

    MBRSC Hosts Nasa Administrator Bill Nelson for a Unique Session on the Future of Space Exploration

    Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2023: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in partnership with the Museum of the Future hosted Senator Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator, for a session titled "Space and Beyond: The Future of Space Exploration," during his official visit to the UAE. The session featured astronauts Sultan AlNeyadi and Hazzaa AlMansoori and was attended by H.E. Martina Strong, Ambassador of the USA to the UAE, H.E. Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General, and H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, along with the media and public. During the session moderated by Saud Karmustaji, Director of Strategic Communications, MBRSC and held at the Museum of the Future, Senator Bill Nelson shared his unique perspectives from space. "Looking at Earth from the spacecraft, we see a vibrant world without more

    Airlines Set to Earn 2.7% Net Profit Margin on Record Revenues in 2024

    6 December 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2023, which will then largely stabilize in 2024. However, net profitability at the global level is expected to be well below the cost of capital in both years. Very significant regional variations in financial performance remain.    Outlook highlights include: • Airline industry net profits are expected to reach $25.7 billion in 2024 (2.7% net profit margin). That will be a slight improvement over 2023 which is expected to show a $23.3 billion net profit (2.6% net profit margin).  • In both 2023 and 2024 return on invested capital will lag the cost of capital by 4p.p., as interest rates around the world have risen in response to the sharp inflationary more

    DXB named “World's Leading Airport” by World Travel Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 December 2023: It’s official. Dubai International (DXB) has once again been named the "World's Leading Airport" at the prestigious 30th annual World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony, held last week in Dubai. The award solidifies DXB’s position as a global leader in the aviation industry. The award reflects the hard work and dedication of DXB’s entire team, and the airports exceptional performance over the past 12 months in various aspects of its operation, including guest experience, customer service, state-of-the-art facilities and technologies and overall airport experience.  DXB welcomed 64.5 million guests in the first nine months of the year while maintaining service quality and ensuring a seamless and enjoyable guest experience across the airport’s more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Announce New Development Plans

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 December 2023: At BIG5 today, Abu Dhabi Airports announced new development plans for their free zone arm – ADAFZ. The development programme involves the planned construction of multiple Light Industrial Units (LIUs), currently in the master planning phase.   The Airport and Free zone operator also revealed that these LIUs will be built on an area of 200,000 square feet in its Southside Logistics area, adjacent to the Cargo terminal.    Currently in very high demand, the development of LIU’s will satisfy the increasing need from the small to medium size business community as they offer a low-cost entry and are scalable to align with the growth of the customer/tenant. The units are ideally suited towards light manufacturing & assembly, freight forwarding & logistics, more

    Emirates: Soaring Beyond Boundaries - A Journey of Luxury, Innovation, and Excellence

    Emirates, the flagship carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has redefined the world of aviation, setting unparalleled standards in luxury, innovation, and service excellence. As a symbol of the UAE's commitment to excellence, Emirates has not only connected the world but has become a byword for opulence in air travel. Join us on a journey through the clouds as we explore the facets that make Emirates a beacon of prestige, offering a travel experience that transcends ordinary boundaries. Setting the Skyline Ablaze The distinctive red, white, and green livery of Emirates has become synonymous with cutting-edge aircraft and a commitment to excellence. "Fly Emirates" resonates with travelers globally, representing a promise of luxury and comfort. As the airline continues to expand its fleet with the latest Boeing and Airbus more

    Air Cargo Demand up 3.8% in October

    05 December 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for October 2023 global air cargo markets indicating the third consecutive month of stronger year-on-year demand. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs*), increased by 3.8% compared to October 2022. For international operations, the demand lagged slightly at 3.5%.    Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres (ACTKs), was up 13.1% compared to October 2022 (11.1% for international operations). This was largely related to the growth in belly capacity. International belly capacity, for example, rose 30.5% year-on-year on the strength of passenger markets. Several factors in the operating environment should be noted: • Economic activities slowed in October. With the Purchasing Managers’ Index more

    Passenger Demand Recovery Continues On Track in October

    6  December 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the ongoing recovery in passenger demand continued in October.  • Total traffic in October 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 31.2% compared to October 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 98.2% of pre-COVID levels. • Domestic traffic for October rose 33.7% versus October 2022, driven by the triple-digit percentage growth recorded in China, and was 4.8% above the October 2019 results.  • International traffic climbed 29.7% compared to the same month a year ago. All markets saw double-digit percentage gains year on year. International RPKs reached 94.4% of October 2019 levels.  “October’s strong result brings the industry ever closer to completing the post-pandemic traffic more

    Emirates Celebrates UAE's National Day with a Double Flypast during Emirates Dubai 7s

    Dubai, UAE, 2 December 2023:  Just five days after Emirates marked the UAE’s milestone achievements in space exploration, the airline has taken to the skies again this time performing a spectacular National Day flypast during the Emirates Dubai 7s.   Flying at an altitude of just 500 feet, the iconic A380 soared over the main pitch at 3.43pm local time, adorned with Emirates’ new signature livery and delighting thousands of spectators. Exactly five minutes later the A380 glided back, saluting world-class athletes and passionate fans alike.   UAE National Captain Mubarak Al Mheiri, Deputy Chief Pilot piloted the flight, joined by Captain Ricky Garala, Deputy Chief Pilot, and Captain Philippe Lombet, Technical Pilot for the Airbus A380. Captain Mubarak has flown with Emirates for 18 years and has championed more

    Ajman Tourism Unveils "TESLAM - UAE" Art Exhibition to Celebrate the UAE 52nd Union Day

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates – December 1, 2023: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) announces the launch of the "TESLAM - UAE" art exhibition, a remarkable showcase of creativity and expression, dedicated to commemorating the UAE 52nd Union Day. The exhibition is set to take place at Bahi Ajman Place Hotel, commencing with the official opening on December 1st and opening its doors to the public from December 2nd to December 8th.  The Teslam art exhibition offers a distinctive chance for both participants and visitors to convey their affection and appreciation for the United Arab Emirates. It serves as an artistic stage for celebrating cultural harmony and diverse artistic expressions within Emirati society. This exhibition aims to foster a sense of unity and national pride, encouraging artists to more

    Dubai Airports Celebrates Milestone in making DXB more inclusive for People of Determination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 December 2023: Dubai Airports proudly marks the one-year anniversary of its ground-breaking 'We All Meet the World Differently' programme, just ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December. The two-year programme, a collaborative effort with various stakeholders placing community engagement at its core, has steadfastly advanced initiatives to foster an inclusive environment across Dubai International (DXB). This aligns with Dubai's vision to be the world’s leading disability-friendly city, ensuring a barrier-free community that empowers and welcomes all People of Determination (POD) travellers with hidden disabilities. Majed Al Joker, COO of Dubai Airports, said, “As we celebrate the success of our comprehensive programme, we are humbled by more

    Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Announces an Exciting Promotion on Tickets to Celebrate the Uae National Day

    The national airline offers up to 20% off on selected routes for bookings made on 30 November for travel between 15 January 2024 and 26 October 2024  30 November 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the UAE National Day with an exciting promotion on tickets. The promotion covers selected flights to and from Abu Dhabi for bookings made on 30 November for travel between 15 January 2024 and 26 October 2024. Tickets are on sale now on and on the airline’s mobile app.  The second largest airline in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity is proud to offer exciting travel routes during  the upcoming busy period. The airline is offering fantastic reduced fares for travel lovers looking to explore must-see destinations including vibrant cities and more

    IATA and ARC Extend Direct Data Solutions Partnership

    30 November 2023 – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) have extended their Direct Data Solutions (DDS) partnership, which offers subscribing airlines the most comprehensive global set of airline sales, market and itinerary data. Signed at the 2023 IATA World Passenger Symposium, the partnership extension ensures more than 100 global airlines will continue to have access to this critical service for years to come. DDS incorporates airline-contributed data, IATA's Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) transactions and ARC's Area Settlement Plan (ASP) transactions into a single data source to support critical airline analytics and decisions.  Jointly created in 2012 by IATA and ARC, DDS is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global airline ticket more

    Dubai Airports Joins WEF's 'Airports of Tomorrow' to Pave the Way for a Sustainable Future

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2023: Dubai Airports, operator of the world's biggest airport for international traffic, Dubai International (DXB), has joined Airports of Tomorrow — a collaborative venture by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Airports Council International (ACI). This partnership is dedicated to steering the aviation industry toward Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, focusing on critical areas such as energy, infrastructure, and financing. Sven Deckers, Director of Strategy Planning at Dubai Airports said, “We’ve aligned with the World Economic Forum because we recognise the critical importance of collaboration in addressing environmental sustainability challenges - in the aviation industry, competition is non-existent. This is a collective effort where all airports are more

    Etihad to Fly Big Bird to the Big Apple

    • Etihad Airways will fly its much-loved A380 on the popular Abu Dhabi – New York JFK route from 22 April, 2024 • The superjumbo is right on time for the busy summer travel period and key corporate travel market • The Residence, the world’s only three-room suite in the sky, serves up a legendary flying experience – special promotional offer to celebrate launch   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways is delighted to announce it will start flying its A380 double-decker to New York JFK from 22 April, 2024. Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, says: “We’re thrilled to start flying our remarkable A380 across the Atlantic, and we know our guests love the onboard experience. Whether they are flying in Economy, Business, First or the three-room suite in the more

    Dronamics and Qatar Airways Cargo Sign World's First Cargo Drone Interline Agreement

    Dronamics, the world's first cargo drone airline with a license to operate in Europe, and Qatar Airways Cargo, the world's largest international cargo carrier, announced today an interline agreement. The partnership marks the first interline agreement between an international airline and a cargo drone airline.    The interline agreement allows the extension of the delivery networks of both partners, significantly increasing their reach as well as providing access to areas previously hard to reach by traditional air freight. Through the agreement, Dronamics can offer cargo services from any of its droneports, initially in Greece, to the wider Qatar Airways Cargo network - including destinations such as Singapore, China, including Hong Kong, and the United States (JFK). Qatar Airways Cargo is able to access remote more

    Visit Qatar Launches All-New ‘Hayyakum Qatar' Destination Campaign

    The exciting campaign highlights Qatar’s warm hospitality and invites GCC nationals and residents to experience Qatar’s world-class destinations and attractions   Visit Qatar has launched a brand-new destination campaign that showcases Qatar’s diverse attractions and invites GCC nationals and residents to experience Qatar this winter season.    The ‘Hayyakum Qatar’ destination campaign has been launched Out-of-Home and on social media platforms. The campaign highlights four main angles, each of which is reflected by images of specific destinations or events. The campaign humorously tracks a family visiting from the region as they explore what Qatar has to offer and celebrates the experience with the messages: Here’s to Your Joy, Here’s to Your Gatherings, Here’s to Your more

    Dubai Airports Achieves Sustainability Milestone - Cutting Waste to Landfills by 60%

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 November 2023: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), has announced the successful achievement of a 60% reduction in waste sent to landfills from DXB.  This achievement marks a significant leap in Dubai Airports’ broader sustainability goal to reduce DXB’s carbon footprint, while setting an industry standard and inspiring its guests to be more environmentally conscious.  Dubai Airports’ waste management initiative outlined an innovative food waste treatment plan to capture and compost more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste annually from food and beverage outlets, lounges, and hotels across DXB terminals and concourses.  Dubai Airports partnered with BEEAH Group, a holding company with businesses pioneering more

    Hamad International Airport Marks One Year Since the Opening of “ORCHARD”

    6,000 square meters with over 65 world-renowned retail and exclusive hospitality Doha, Qatar: In November 2022, Hamad International Airport unveiled Phase A of its expansion plan, consisting of nine projects, including the much-anticipated indoor tropical garden, ORCHARD. Designed to go above and beyond ‘stress-free’ travelling, the latest installation of the airport’s infrastructure was set to create a space to relax, rejuvenate and recharge.  With a customer first approach, Hamad International Airport ensures it caters to all passengers that travel through its facility, whether for business, travelling as a family or the solo traveler, the airport offers a unique journey where waiting doesn’t feel like waiting and where new possibilities start. Nestled at the heart of the world-class airport, more

    DXB Boosts Global Connectivity with the Busiest Winter Ever

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2023:  Dubai International (DXB) has started its winter season strong, with seven international carriers launching operations to nine destinations between October and November. The addition of new services and increased frequencies are set to boost total weekly flights up to 4,400 (one-way), marking a 20% surge from the previous winter season.   DXB, the world's busiest international hub for both passengers and connectivity, according to the Airports Council International (ACI), welcomed Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Batik Air, Eurowings, Transavia, Virgin Atlantic and TUS Airways. Rob Whitehouse, VP Research at Dubai Airports said, “The new services and increased frequencies to our winter schedule reaffirms our commitment to growing DXB as a major hub and further more

    Strengthened Global Framework for Accelerating Aviation's Decarbonization

    28 November 2023  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to governments delivering the supportive policies needed to enable aviation’s decarbonization, as agreed at the Third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) hosted by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Dubai. CAAF/3 delivered critical agreement on: • A global framework to promote Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production in all geographies around the world. The aim is that aviation fuel in 2030 is 5% less carbon intensive than fossil fuel used today by the industry.  • Acknowledging that certain States have the capacity to progress as a faster pace, and that others do not.  • Capacity building, a “Finvest Hub”, and voluntary technology transfer, are all more

    Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways Announce Frequent Flyer Partnership

    • Flying Blue and Etihad Guest members flying on Air France, KLM or Etihad Airways can now earn and redeem Miles in the loyalty program of their choice • As part of the expanded partnership announced in September 2023, Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways customers now have access to more than 60 new routes beyond Abu Dhabi, Paris and Amsterdam     Air France-KLM Group and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new partnership between their respective loyalty programmes following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two airline Groups in September 2023.  As part of this new partnership, members of Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s loyalty programme, and members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, will now be more

    #abudhabigp Title Sponsor, Etihad Airways, Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Iconic Fly-past at Yas Marina Circuit

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 November 2023: Racing fans were treated to a spectacular, low-level fly-past just minutes before the start of the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by aircraft from Title Sponsor Etihad Airways and Al Fursan Al Emarat, the UAE’s aerobatic display team.   Coinciding with the airline’s 20th anniversary year, the Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew over the iconic start-finish line of Yas Marina Circuit at an altitude of 600 ft, at precisely 16:44 and 55 seconds.   The flight was operated by four of Etihad’s most experienced pilots, including Captain Driss Moussaoui who is also celebrating 20 years of flying for Etihad this month. He was joined on the flight deck by senior captains Abdullah Saleh, Mohammed al Tamimi, and Mimmo Catalano.      Following shortly behind in a V more

    Abu Dhabi Airports and Emirates Foundation sign Memorandum of Understanding

    • Partnership will foster youth empowerment and social welfare in UAE  • Provide community service and volunteering opportunities across all facilities • Agreement is part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to positive, sustainable change • 5,000 Volunteers Sourced Through ‘Takatof ‘during testing phase of Terminal A   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 24 November 2023:  Abu Dhabi Airports and Emirates Foundation have signed an MoU to help foster youth empowerment and social welfare across the UAE. This new partnership will create valuable volunteering and community service opportunities for Emirati youth and expats. Through strategic partnerships and programmes, Emirates Foundation nurtures talent by providing individuals with opportunities to build awareness and more

    Etihad Airways Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Iconic Fly-past at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Etihad Airways took to the skies with a spectacular fly-past today directly above Yas Marina Circuit to mark the start of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023. Etihad’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner passed over the track at an altitude of 600 ft, at precisely 16:44 and 55 seconds. The aircraft was followed by the UAE’s aerobatic stunt team, Al Fursan, with seven aircraft representing the seven emirates of the UAE. Al Fursan took a V formation shortly behind the Dreamliner, with coloured vapour trails in the red, green and black colours of the UAE flag. This year’s fly-past is particularly special as coincides with the airline’s 20th anniversary. The flight was operated by four of Etihad’s most experienced pilots including Captain Driss Moussaoui who is also more

    Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed presents Trophy to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen

    Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed presents trophy to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen    Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed has presented the trophy to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen. His Highness commended the organisers and partners for their role in delivering the successful global sporting event, and highlighted the event’s role in strengthening Abu Dhabi’s leading position as a global sports, tourism and entertainment hub. The awarding ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi; Her Excellency Sara Awadh Musallam, Chairperson of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge; His more

    Emirates Group receives Platinum Impact Seal in UAE Year of Sustainability from the National CSR Fund, Majra

    Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2023: The Emirates Group has been recognised as one of the UAE’s top 50 most sustainable companies, taking home the highest accolade in sustainable business impact, the Platinum Impact Seal Award from the UAE National CSR Fund, Majra. The award ceremony took place during the 2023 World with Purpose summit, which was held in Dubai for the first time on 7 November under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy and in partnership with the UAE National CSR Fund, Majra.   Majra’s Impact Seal is the official federal recognition that measures, certifies and rewards organisations in the UAE for their sustainable impact practices. Companies partake in an Impact Survey which is based on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national more

    Dubai Airports Invests in Guest Experience and Reveals Winner of the Dubai Airshow VISTA Innovation Challenge

    Co-located at Dubai Airshow 2023, VISTA is the premium start-up platform for global aerospace entrepreneurs Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 November 2023: Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s biggest international hub, has announced ROVAR as the winner of its guest experience innovator challenge hosted at VISTA at Dubai Airshow 2023.  ROVAR, a UK-based start-up, won the challenge for its future-focused smart guide, using augmented and virtual reality to enhance the guest experience. The guide offers helpful information throughout the traveller’s journey and allows exploration of the airport pre-departure using augmented reality through smartphone technology.  The judging panel, led by Dubai Airports' SVP of Terminal Operations Essa Al Shamsi, Director of Corporate more

    Hospitable St. Petersburg Invites Tourists from the Middle East

    St. Petersburg attracts travelers from all over the world with its amazing architectural monuments and unique appearance. It will definitely impress guests from Qatar with an exciting and informative tour devoted to the history and culture of this great city. Rich tourist and excursion programs, famous museums, historical sites, cozy hotels, restaurants with original local cuisine and unforgettable impressions are waiting for guests. St. Petersburg can rightfully be called the center of cultural and educational tourism. The city on the Neva River is a home to about nine thousand objects of cultural heritage, palaces, cathedrals, monuments, as well as more than 800 largest museums, theaters, libraries, exhibitions and concert halls, which are just impossible to be covered in a single trip. The main museum of the city is the State more

    GAL AMMROC and 360-Dmg Sign a Contract to Create World'S First Aviation Upcylcing Programme in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2023: GAL AMMROC, a leading provider of advanced military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced signing a contract with 360-DMG Aircraft Trading LLC (360-DMG), a logistics and metal reclamations solutions firm, to establish the world’s first Upcycling, Revert Processing, and Aftermarket Spare Parts Sale Programme in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  GAL AMMROC and 360-DMG will leverage shared expertise and resources to develop a first-of-its-kind military-industrial recycling plant, which will operate in alignment with the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 vision to serve as a diversified solution for the cyclical demand of the aviation industry.  Supported by a rigorous export compliance structure, the integrated defense metals reclamation and innovative more

    Book Your Next Holiday at 20% off with White Friday Sale from Etihad Airways

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is launching its White Friday sale offering discounts on select routes for travellers looking to explore new destinations or visit friends and family.   Between 24 and 27 November 2023, guests can take advantage of up to 20% discount on handpicked Etihad destinations.    For those eager to explore the wonders of Europe, discounted tickets are available for destinations including Copenhagen, Brussels, Milan, Geneva, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Athens, and Zurich.   Guests with a preference for travel to Asia and Australia can delight in the sale, offering discounted tickets to Male, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney, and Melbourne.   Etihad guests traveling from more

    VNR: Emirates A380 100% SAF Demonstration Flight

        Time Stamps:   ·       0:00-0:11 - Emirates A380 demonstration aircraft.   ·       0:12- 0:27 - SAF fuel tanker pulling up to the emirates A380 aircraft.   ·       0:28- 1:12 - Emirates A380 aircraft being fuelled with SAF.   ·       1:13-1:33 - Pilots arrive for demonstration flight, and conduct pre-flight checks and inspections.   ·       1:34-2:13 - A380 aircraft pushback for demonstration flight.   ·       2:14 – 2:32 - A380 demonstration flight take-off from DXB.   ·       2:33 – 2:37 - Group shot of Emirates and collaborating partners. Left to right: Khalil Al more

    Emirates World's First Airline to Operate A380 Demonstration Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    • First time drop-in SAF is used on an A380 with full compatibility across the aircraft’s existing system • Cross industry collaboration brings in expertise from Airbus, Engine Alliance, Pratt & Whitney, ENOC, Neste and Virent • Landmark flight was powered by 100% SAF in one of four engines to test performance     DUBAI, UAE, 22 November 2023: Emirates has become the world’s first airline to operate an A380 demonstration flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Today’s flight, proudly commanded by Captain Khalid Binsultan and Captain Philippe Lombet, took off from Dubai International Airport (DXB) with one of four engines powered on 100% SAF, helping demonstrate its potential as a drop-in replacement that matches jet fuel’s technical and chemical requirements, more

    Qatar Airways Selects SITA to Transform Network Infrastructure

    SITA Secure SD-WAN will enhance connectivity, security, and operational efficiency across Qatar Airways' international offices and destinations   DOHA – 22 November 2023 – Qatar Airways has partnered with SITA to transform the airline's global network infrastructure with state-of-the-art secure access service edge (SASE) solutions that boost connectivity, operational efficiency, and security.    As part of the transformation SITA will deploy its Secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network), SITA Connect Go, which offers agile, scalable, and secure access to airline systems and applications by connecting infrastructure outstations and airports, to Qatar Airways’ hybrid cloud infrastructure, and to the airline’s partner systems.    Qatar Airways is among the more

    Qatar Travel Mart 2023 to Host Over 60 Countries and Welcome More Than 9,000 Visitors

    Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Qatar Tourism is proud to be the strategic partner of the upcoming Qatar Travel Mart (QTM) 2023.  Taking place at the expansive halls of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), from November 20 – 22, under the theme 'Exploring Places, Peoples, and Cultures,’ this year’s edition will showcase to global tourism stakeholders the latest trends in the industry and the future of travel.  Set to welcome participants from over 60 countries, alongside 100 hosted buyers and more than 9,000 visitors, QTM will enable participants to forge new connections, tap into emerging opportunities and reconnect with established relationships in the travel and more

    Sita Steps Closer to Net Carbon Zero Vision as Science-based Emission Reduction Targets Approved

    The Science Based Targets initiative, a global collaboration that provides expert guidance and the resources organizations need to achieve net zero, has validated SITA’s near-term and long-term targets    16 November 2023 – Today, global aviation IT company SITA announced its near-term and long-term emission reduction targets were validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The move is in line with efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, and SITA’s own commitment, made in 2022, to cut emissions and actively work to achieve a net zero carbon balance.   The validation of SITA’s targets is a key step towards becoming carbon net zero by 2050. The stringent SBTi validation ensures that SITA’s climate action targets align with climate science and more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub Signs Agreement with UUDS to Open Third Facility at Dubai South

    Dubai, UAE, 16 November 2023: Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH), the aerospace platform of Dubai dedicated to the advancement of the aviation industry, signed an agreement with UUDS, a leader in the business aviation industry to open its new and third facility at Dubai South.    The ceremony, which took place during the Dubai Airshow, was presided over by HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South. The agreement was signed by Tahnoon Saif, CEO of MBRAH, and Gilles Negre, CEO and Group Owner of UUDS, in the presence of executives from both entities. The new hangar, located at one of the Code F plots at MBRAH, will provide Aircraft Management and On-Wing Cabin services; it will feature an Aircraft Cabin Completion and Modification Centre, a VIP Aircraft Parking, and more

    Emirates collaborates with UAE GCAA's International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT) to provide training solutions for the airline's Engineering Professionals

    Dubai, UAE, 15 November 2023: Emirates today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)’s commercial and training arm, the International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT) at the Dubai Airshow, to curate bespoke training solutions for employees working across the airline’s engineering departments.    The MoU was signed by His Excellency Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General UAE GCAA and Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer. Under the agreement, both parties will facilitate trainings for the airline’s employees working across Emirates’ engineering departments at the GCAA’s International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT) and Emirates’ engineering facility.    H.E Saif Mohammad Al more

    Dubai Airports' 2023 Forecast sees DXB Soar beyond 2019 Traffic to Reach 86.8m

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 November 2023: Propelled by strong growth throughout the first three quarters of the year and anticipation of an exceptional surge in guest numbers in the final quarter, Dubai Airports is forecasting annual passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) to reach 86.8 million – surpassing 2019 traffic.  DXB commenced the second half of 2023 with its growth story continuing unabated, with average monthly traffic reaching 7.6 million, tracking pre-pandemic levels throughout the third quarter. The world’s largest hub recorded 22.9 million passengers in Q3 – the highest quarterly traffic since 2019, taking the total year-to-date traffic for the first nine months of the year to 64.5 million passengers, up 39.3% compared to the same period in 2022 and 1% above more

    New Era for Abu Dhabi International Airport: All 28 Airlines Now Operating From Terminal A Following Completion Of Transition Phase

    • 1,557 flights took place during the first two week’s operations at Terminal A • Over 3,800 departures expected to take place in first whole month of operations • 2.29 million passengers across 12,220 flights set to experience Terminal A in December    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates –November 15th 2023: A total of 28 international airlines are now fully operational from the state-of-the-art Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). All airlines operating from Abu Dhabi international Airport have now fully transitioned to Terminal A, marking a significant ramp up in capacity from the new terminal.   Terminal A is now the primary terminal serving Abu Dhabi International Airport, with flights arriving to and departing from the emirate, set to use the cutting-edge more

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    • The Dubai-based carrier signs an agreement with the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) for its first purpose-built Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility by 2026 • The milestone announcement reflects the airline’s long-term commitment to further enhancing its in-house capability, which will support its growing fleet    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 November 2023: flydubai announced today, at a press conference held during the Dubai Airshow, its plans for a purpose-built USD 190 million MRO facility in Dubai South by more

    Airbus and Mubadala Sign Agreement to Mentor a New Generation of Emirati Aerospace Engineers

    Dubai, 14 November 2023 – Airbus and Mubadala Investment Company have signed an agreement to provide internship opportunities for Emirati senior university students in engineering. Fatima Al Marzooqi, Director of Portfolio Emiratisation from Mubadala and Mikail Houari, President, Airbus, Africa and Middle East, signed the agreement at Dubai Airshow 2023. Over the next three years, 12 Emirati engineering students will be hosted at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, where they will perform their internship under the supervision of Airbus experts and specialists. Fatima Al more

    Emirates Headlines the Dubai Airshow's Spectacular Opening Flypast Formation

    Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2023 – Flying the flag for UAE aviation, the stunning opening flypast at Dubai Airshow 2023 once again showcased the nation’s capabilities with Emirates headlining the commercial aerial formation.   The iconic Emirates A380, the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft, was first in the aerial formation, followed by the UAE’s air display team, Al Fursan flying in V formation and trailed by their signature red, green and black smoke trails. An Emirates Boeing 777 was next in formation, followed by an Etihad Airbus 350, an Air more

    airBaltic to become largest Airbus A220 Customer in Europe

    Dubai, 13 November 2023 - airBaltic will become the largest A220 customer in Europe after confirming an incremental order for an additional 30 A220-300s. This new order will take the airline’s total firm orderbook to 80 aircraft. Already operating a 44 strong fleet of A220-300s, airBaltic is currently the largest A220-300 operator in the world.   The airline’s history with the Airbus A220-300 dates back to 2016 where it was the launch customer, and in 2020, it refreshed its fleet to solely operate this aircraft type.  “This day marks a significant more

    Emirates to Build New US$ 950 Million Engineering Facility

    • New facility in Dubai World Central (DWC) will be the largest and most advanced in commercial aviation, boosting Dubai’s aviation infrastructure     Dubai, UAE, 14 November 2023 – Emirates, the world's largest international airline, today announced a massive US$950 million investment to build a new ultra-modern engineering facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).   Spread over 1 million square metres, the engineering complex will be the largest and most advanced of its kind to be operated by any airline, adding a boost to Dubai’s more

    Honeywell's Advanced Air Mobility Business Reaches $10 Billion in Wins to Help Build the Future of Sustainable Flight

    Honeywell Aerospace technologies will help enable global same-day delivery of cargo, faster and more sustainable flights in and around urban areas DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2023 — Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON), a global leader in aerospace innovation, has announced its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) business unit has secured contracts worth over $10 billion. Since its formation just over three years ago, the unit has developed vital partnerships with industry leaders such as Archer Aviation, Lilium, Pipistrel, Supernal and Vertical Aerospace. “This milestone is not just more

    flydubai Places USD 11 billion Order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    The Dubai-based carrier places its first wide-body order for 30 Boeing 787-9s at the Dubai Airshow, diversifying its current fleet of all-Boeing 737 aircraft This is the fourth aircraft order placed by the carrier since it was founded in 2008; building on the success of its business model Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November 2023: The Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today flydubai’s commitment to purchase 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as the airline diversifies its fleet with the introduction of wide-body aircraft. The signing ceremony was attended more

    GA-ASI Partners with EDGE to Integrate Smart Weapons Onto MQ-9B

    GA-ASI and EDGE will integrate range of Smart Weapons onto SkyGuardian®   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 November, 2023 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optics, and related mission systems, and EDGE, a world-leading advanced technology group for defence and beyond, announced an agreement today to integrate EDGE smart weapons onto GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian® RPA.   Under the agreement announced at the Dubai Airshow, the two companies will more

    Dubai Airshow Welcomes Public to Watch Spectacular Daily Flying Display

    - The Skyview grandstand arena will return for the 2023 edition of the leading international aviation event   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 10 November 2023: Skyview, the purpose-built grandstand arena, will return to Dubai Airshow 2023, welcoming members of the general public, including families and children, to witness the remarkable daily flying display at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airshow Site, from 13-17 November. Visitors to Skyview will be able to watch all the live action from the runway, where the world’s best pilots will be flying cutting-edge more

    September Passenger Demand Provides Solid End to Third Quarter

    9 November 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the strong post-pandemic passenger traffic trend continued in September.  • Total traffic in September 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 30.1% compared to September 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 97.3% of pre-COVID levels. • Domestic traffic hit a new high for the month of September, as traffic rose 28.3% versus September 2022 and exceeded the September 2019 level by 5.0%. • International traffic climbed 31.2% compared to the same month a year more

    dnata Gears Up to Support one of the World's Biggest Airshows

    Dubai, UAE, 10 November 2023: dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, is gearing up to play an important role at the highly anticipated Dubai Airshow which will take place at Dubai World Central (DWC) between 13-17 November. As a key strategic partner of Dubai Airports, dnata is set to collaborate closely with authorities and organisers to ensure safe and efficient airside operations throughout the event. dnata will allocate an impressive fleet of 100 pieces of ground support equipment (GSE) and over 30 dedicated staff to support service delivery for a seamless more

    Airbus Reports Nine-Month (9m) 2023 Results

    • 488 commercial aircraft delivered in 9m 2023 • Revenues € 42.6 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 3.6 billion • EBIT (reported) € 2.7 billion; EPS (reported) € 2.96 • Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 1.0 billion • Charges on certain satellite development programmes • Guidance maintained     09 November 2023 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2023.   “We continue to make progress on more

    Dubai Airshow Set to Advance Talent and Localisation through NextGen and “Make it in the Emirates" Features

    - The 18th edition of Dubai Airshow focuses on talent development and localisation to signify key areas of development in regional aerospace, space and defence industries   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 8 November 2023: Dubai Airshow 2023 is set to be a platform where innovation takes flight and ground-breaking ideas become reality. With the dynamic convergence of NextGen Leaders and the "Make it in the Emirates" features, this year's event promises to be a game-changer, driving transformative change across the aerospace and defence more

    Air Cargo Demand up 1.9% in September, Sustaining Moderate Growth Momentum

    08 November 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for September 2023 global air cargo markets, showing continuing demand recovery.    • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), increased by 1.9% compared to September 2022 levels (+1.6% for international operations).  • Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was up 12.1% compared to September 2022 (+11.0% for international operations). Growth was largely related to international belly capacity which rose 31.5% year-on-year as airlines more

    Obtaining Slovenian ID Card with the Help of Migration Centr

    Learn about the procedure of obtaining Slovenian citizenship. Benefits of a Slovenian passport and reviews about Migration Centr How to get Slovenian ID-card with Migration Centr? Slovenia, like other EU states, beckons immigrants with the promise of a fulfilling life for those seeking legal and long-term relocation. Acquiring European Union citizenship offers an array of benefits, surpassing those of RP or PRP, and it remains valid for an extended duration. For a seamless relocation to Slovenia or any other EU country, entrust your journey to migration experts like MigrationCentr. more

    Get your Nissan vehicles winter-ready with Al Masaood Automobiles' free Friday Check-ups

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 November 2023 – Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan cars in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western region is launching complimentary vehicle check-ups for Nissan owners. The “Free Friday Check-ups” will be available every Friday between November 1st and December 31st, 2023, and will include an essential safety check, as well as battery, lights, and air filter examinations.  With winter fast approaching, and people gearing up for outdoor adventures, Al Masaood Automobiles wants to ensure the smoothest, safest, and most more

    First Emirates Flights cleared for Take-off with SAF from Dubai

    DUBAI, UAE 6 November 2023 – The first Emirates flights operating with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) provided by Shell Aviation have taken off from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Emirates’ flight EK 412 bound for Sydney on 24 October was among the first to operate with SAF.   Shell has supplied 315,000 gallons of blended SAF for use at the airline’s hub in Dubai. This first ever supply of SAF to Emirates in Dubai has enabled the airline to power a number of missions over the course of the last few weeks.    The blended SAF supplied by Shell more

    Dubai International Hosts Top Aviation Decision makers at IATA's 153rd Slot Conference

    Dubai Airports’ sponsorship reaffirms its commitment to driving industry growth  DUBAI, UAE: 6 November 2023: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), today announced its sponsorship of IATA’s 153rd Slot Conference, which will bring together key stakeholders from the global airline and airports community to Dubai. Taking place from November 14th to 17th at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), this edition marks the first time the Slot conference will be hosted in Dubai.  Dubai Airports will be the host airport for more

    UPS Releases 3Q 2023 Earnings

    • Consolidated Revenues of $21.1B, Compared to $24.2B Last Year • Consolidated Operating Profit of $1.3B; Adjusted* Consolidated Operating Profit of $1.6B • Consolidated Operating Margin of 6.4%; Adj. Consolidated Operating Margin of 7.7% • Diluted EPS of $1.31; Adj. Diluted EPS of $1.57, Compared to $2.99 Last Year   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced third-quarter 2023 consolidated revenues of $21.1 billion, a 12.8% decrease from the third quarter of 2022. Consolidated operating profit was $1.3 billion, down 56.9% compared to the third quarter of 2022, more

    Leveraging Technology for Climate Resilience in Aviation

    Aviation plays a crucial role in connecting people and places all around the world. As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense across the globe because of climate change, airports, aircraft, and flight operations are increasingly vulnerable. The impact of climate change on aviation The aviation industry has recognized the urgency of addressing climate change and has committed to achieving carbon net-zero by 2050. In support of the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the industry has a four-pronged strategy to curtail emissions . Regional more

    Dubai Customs Thwarts Clever Drug Smuggling at Dubai Airport

    Dubai – 2 November 2023: Some people think that due to the high volume of travelers coming to Dubai, it might be easier to smuggle prohibited substances. However, Dubai Customs officers are closely monitoring and actively countering any attempts of smuggling. A prime example of their success is when inspectors from the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport apprehended a traveler arriving from a European country who was trying to smuggle various small drugs that were cleverly concealed within his luggage, making them hard to detect. The items included 292 more

    Dubai Airshow Prepares for Biggest Event on Record

    - Visitors expected to be higher compared to 104,000 at the last edition - Increased exhibitor numbers further reflect growth of the aerospace and space industries   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 2 November 2023: As global players from across the aerospace, space and defence spectrum prepare to gather in less than 2 weeks, this year’s Dubai Airshow is set to be the biggest on record, with 1,400+ exhibitors from 95 countries and visitor numbers expected to grow from last year’s edition.  The 18th edition of the Airshow presents an opportunity to welcome more

    Air Canada Inaugurates First-ever Non-stop Service Between Dubai and Vancouver

    • Only non-stop service from the Middle East to Western Canada, connecting two iconic, global destinations • Four times weekly flights complement Air Canada’s daily year-round service between Dubai and Toronto   DUBAI, 30 October 2023 ¬– Air Canada has inaugurated its new four-times weekly non-stop service between Dubai International (DXB) and its hub at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), marking the airline’s first-ever non-stop flight between the two iconic, global destinations and the only non-stop service connecting the Middle East and more

    Progress towards Aviation Industry's Commitment to Passengers with Disabilities

    27 October 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2023 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) related to accessibility of air transport to passengers with disabilities, showing significant satisfaction levels among passengers who used special assistance services.   • 80% of travelers using special assistance services said that their expectations were met "In 2019, the IATA Annual General Meeting adopted a resolution reflecting our members’ commitment to ensure that every traveler has access to safe, reliable and dignified more

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