Qatar see a surge in air travel

Qatar Airways sees robust travel demand amid capacity squeeze

The Doha-based carrier has seen leisure and business demand surge after travel restrictions were eased, but continues to be hamstrung by a lack of new planes

Business Traveller Middle East

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2023: Here are all the winners

The 22nd edition of the annual awards included 40 award categories spanning airlines, airports and hotels

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

Air India Boeing

Air India increases frequency to Dubai from Mumbai, Delhi

It includes an all-new flight on the Delhi-Dubai sector which will commence from April 29

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

Etihad Airways

Etihad debuts unlimited and free inflight social media messaging access

Additionally, it will offer unlimited internet data packages on its widebody aircraft for a flat fee

Air Cairo

Air Cairo to start direct flights to Dubai from Sharm El Sheikh

The twice-weekly flights will operate from Dubai World Central airport every Thursday and Monday

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


Etihad to go daily to Toronto from Abu Dhabi

The additional weekly service will commence on May 30


Saudia ramps up flights to Europe and Asia

It has confirmed 56 additional weekly services to 14 destinations

Emirates A380

Emirates to begin daily flights between Dubai and Toronto

The enhanced services between the two destinations will commence on April 20

Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways commences direct flights from Larnaca to Dubai

It has deployed its Airbus A320 aircraft on this route

Dubai’s DXB ranked busiest international airport worldwide for 2022

It retained its position for the ninth consecutive year, with over 66 million passengers using DXB last year

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

Sri Lankan carrier FitsAir has ramped up its services from the capital city of Colombo to Dubai.

FitsAir raises frequency on Colombo-Dubai route

Using its Airbus 320 aircraft, it has increased operations to a daily service between the two destinations

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


VPorts inks deals to boost development of Dubai’s Air Mobility Centre, Falcon Aviation and SkyDrive have joined the centre to be part of VPorts’ strategy to deploy innovation in the region


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 Airlines launched

New Saudi carrier: NEOM Airlines to launch in 2024

The airline will be focused on enabling travel for tourists, residents and commercial partners to and from NEOM

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