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While 730 airplanes (31%) will replace current fleet assets, 69% of the demand is expected to be driven by the rapid growth of air travel in the region.
According to the Boeing Current Market Outlook (CMO), …Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, December 05 - 2012 @ 10:27
The 787 Dreamliner will debut on the Heathrow route as the carrier becomes the first airline to operate regular scheduled flights to the UK with Boeing’s next generation aircraft.
Qatar Airways took delivery of the first …Read full article » Qatar: Tuesday, November 27 - 2012 @ 15:28
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Monday approved the $2.7bn development that will focus on delivering a multi-faceted leisure and entertainment experience to residents and tourists of Dubai, according to …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, November 27 - 2012 @ 10:20
Over the first nine months of this year, the three largest airports in the country at Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah have handled a combined 59 million passengers, the report noted. “If their current growth …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Thursday, November 22 - 2012 @ 09:38
Earlier this month the UAE removed a key stumbling block to its growing cruise tourism sector by allowing multiple entry visit visas for cruise passengers for the first time. The previous visa law imposed extra …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Monday, November 19 - 2012 @ 16:02
Continuing its rapid expansion with the addition of 13 wide-body aircraft and five new routes, the airline carried 18.7 million passengers since 1st April 2012, up 15.4% for the same period last year.
“Emirates remained focused …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Monday, November 12 - 2012 @ 11:28
With passenger traffic rising 13.3% in the Gulf compared to 4.1% worldwide, GCC airports face unique challenges in trying to accommodate this large influx of demand, says Jihad Boueri, VP, Airport Solutions, SITA – Middle …Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, November 08 - 2012 @ 10:54
Speaking during a keynote address to a gathering of more than 250 global aviation industry professionals and media at the Aviation Club in London, Al Baker was vocal in support for a third runway at …Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, October 18 - 2012 @ 10:58
Over 70 extra services will be laid on to assist pilgrims during the period, the carrier said.
From now until the 22nd October, an extra 27 flights are running between Dubai and Jeddah. An additional 33 …Read full article » Saudi Arabia: Monday, October 15 - 2012 @ 15:27
Muslims are obliged to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca – the fifth pillar of Islam – at least once in their lifetime if they are able bodied and have the financial means. While …Read full article » Saudi Arabia: Sunday, October 14 - 2012 @ 10:54