787 Dreamliner

ATM 2023: Etihad unveils new 787 Dreamliner seats

The Boeing 787 aircraft is the first in the world to offer the Elements seat

Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo bolsters presence in China with fourth gateway destination

The airline currently offers five passenger flights to Shanghai, Beijing Daxing and Guangzhou each week

Sharjah Airport

Sharjah Airport records footfall of over 3.8 million passengers in Q1 2023

The aircraft movement for the same term also increased by 9.02 per cent, with 23,261 flights by the end of March

Emirates expands its global network with Montréal flights

The airline said tickets to Montréal go on sale today for flights starting July 5 and can be booked on its website, the Emirates App or through travel agents


Dubai’s Emirates adds 38 additional flights to 6 cities ahead of Eid Al Fitr

This year, more than 110,000 travellers are expected to board Emirates flights during Eid across the region

SF Airlines

Etihad Cargo, SF Airlines to connect hubs and expand network

Etihad Cargo will operate the flights on a Boeing 777 freighter, with services commencing on April 28

Air Canada Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada to connect Vancouver-Dubai with Boeing 787

The carrier will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Vancouver and Dubai flights, which features three cabins services

qatar airways cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo launches a direct freighter service from Bogota to Dallas Fort Worth

The once weekly Boeing 777 freighter will offer close to 100 tonnes of cargo capacity

DC Aviation

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim adds two new aircraft to its managed fleet

The business aviation services provider will operate the new aircraft on behalf of the private owners

emirates Japan flight to Tokyo Haneda on April 2

Emirates resumes flights to Tokyo-Haneda

The Dubai-based carrier restored its full Japanese network with the resumption of flights to Tokyo-Haneda on April 2

Emirates United activate codeshare

Emirates, United Airlines codeshare kicks in

Emirates’ customers will have access to more than 150 US cities through Chicago, Houston and San Francisco with the codeshare

Middle East

Middle East airports to handle 1.1 billion passengers by 2040

Airports in the Middle East will need to invest around $151bn in capacity expansion


United resumes services to Dubai with daily flight from New York

United is the only US airline to offer nonstop flights between Dubai and the US

Emirates starts A380 service to Bali

Dubai’s Emirates inaugurates A380 service to Bali

This is the first scheduled A380 service to the country

NEOM Bay Airport contract

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM awards contract for international airport

The contract’s scope includes project management for master planning, design and construction services, through to testing, commissioning, operational readiness, activation and transition

etihad airways enhances interline and codeshare with six airlines making travel even easier

Etihad Airways strengthens interline and codeshare alliances with six airlines

The expanded interline and codeshare offerings with the airlines will be progressively rolled out across the carrier’s sales channels, website and travel agents, over the coming weeks

Ground breaking Dubai Helipark Aerospace Hub in Dubai

Phase 2 of Dubai Helipark construction commences

The new phase will include a commercially owned and operated landside helicopter hangar

dnata handles over 82million bag sat DXB in 2022

dnata handled 82 million bags at DXB in 2022, here’s how…

The company handles luggage for over 100 airlines and millions of passengers travelling to 253 destinations from Dubai International Airport

Emirates new signature livery

Dubai’s Emirates reveals new signature livery and here’s why it ‘pops’

Passengers onboard an Emirates aircraft with a window view will see the UAE flag colours painted on the wingtips facing the fuselage

Boeing and Riyadh Air sign order agreement

Riyadh Air starts to build fleet, orders Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

The first deliveries of the widebody aircraft are scheduled for early 2025

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches flight to Amman

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi marks inaugural flight to Amman

The new direct flights will connect Abu Dhabi International Airport to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman with a frequency of three flights weekly

riyadh air

Saudi Arabia unveils Riyadh Air, the country’s new national carrier

Riyadh will be the company’s operational hub, and will connect the Saudi capital to over 100 destinations globally

emirates and philippine airlines announce interline agreement Image Emirates Media Centre

Emirates, Philippine Airlines codeshare offers travellers access to these destinations

With the new agreement, Emirates now has interline partnerships with 120 air carriers

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi adds new aircraft, routes to central Asia, Europe and Africa

The ninth aircraft will provide an additional 30,000 ultra-low-fare seats per month


EgyptAir takes delivery of Africa’s first Airbus A321neo

The A321neo brings 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions per seat

Oman, Israel

Oman opens airspace to all airlines

The sultanate’s historic decision is expected to shorten flights to some Asian destinations by more than two hours

Etihad Airways to launch service to Lisbon, Portugal in July

Etihad Airways to launch direct service to Lisbon in summer

With new routes launched to Lisbon, Malaga and Mykonos, Etihad will offer nearly 160 weekly flights to 21 destinations in Europe this summer


Etihad Cargo expands European capacity

The carrier will introduce two new routes from its Abu Dhabi hub to Copenhagen in Denmark and Düsseldorf in Germany

Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes 15.9 million passengers in 2022

The company saw growth in other key areas such as air traffic movements across its five airports, which totalled 194,667


Qatar Airways Cargo resumes passenger freighter service to Penang

The service will recommence from February 2, 2023