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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - AVIATION & AIRLINES

Etihad signs-up to renowned global CSR organisation

Posted on 02/02/2011

Etihad Airways has become a member of "Business in the Community" (BITC), an organisation that will support the implementation of the Abu Dhabi-based airline's sustainability strategy and provide access to best practice in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Etihad, which supports and manages a number of global CSR projects at its home base in Abu Dhabi and across its global network, will work with BITC to define further how it can enhance its responsibility in the workplace, ...  >>MORE

Emirates enhances its northern European network

Posted on 02/02/2011

Emirates is strengthening its operations in Northern Europe by adding more flights to Austria and Germany on the back of new route announcements into Switzerland and Denmark. Four extra flights will be added to the airline's daily service to Vienna from 27th March. The additional Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday flights will be served by an Airbus A340-500, offering 12 First Class Private Suites, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 204 seats in Economy. From 1st September, ...  >>MORE

UAE-Egypt flight service to be normal

Posted on 01/02/2011

Flights between UAE and Egypt will see normal operations as local carriers monitor rioting situation in the country as Egyptians revolt against the government. With two daily flights to Cairo and four weekly flights to Alexandria, UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways is operating additional flights to accommodate the exodus of Egyptian businessmen to the UAE. So far, two extra chartered flights arrived in Abu Dhabi from Cairo bringing a total of 355 passengers, including UAE nationals, ...  >>MORE

Emirates, Etihad get France clearance

Posted on 30/01/2011

Emirates and Etihad Airways won clearance to add 22 weekly flights to France in bilateral government talks. Emirates and Etihad will each receive permission for an additional four weekly Paris flights and seven to smaller cities, said a French Transport Ministry spokeswoman who declined to be identified, citing government rules. Air France-KLM Group, Europe's biggest carrier based on traffic, had pressed the government to refuse any new flying rights to Emirates and Etihad, arguing that ...  >>MORE

Air Arabia plans to open its fourth hub in Jordan

Posted on 25/01/2011

The Middle East's first and largest low-cost carrier, Air Arabia, will launch its fourth hub in Jordan in June as it works to clear approvals. "Jordan is a growth market from where we will be able to serve the Middle East and North Africa [Mena] and Europe," Air Arabia chief executive Adel Ali said yesterday at a conference. The new base will see operations start exactly a year after the airline launched its Egypt hub with Air Arabia Egypt, a joint venture with Egyptian tourism company ...  >>MORE

UAE not affected by Airbus hikes

Posted on 20/01/2011

UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are not affected by Airbus' decision to increase the average list price of its aircraft by 4.4 per cent, the airlines said yesterday. The French plane manufacturer said yesterday the increment applies to all new aircraft from the beginning of this month, apart from the A380, for which the increase is 8.4 per cent. The price adjustment, however, does not apply to deals that were struck prior to January 1, an Airbus spokesperson clarified to Gulf ...  >>MORE

Air traffic movements up 11% in 2010

Posted on 20/01/2011

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday announced that the total number of air traffic movements in the UAE in 2010 was 644457, up 11.09 per cent when compared to the 580,118 air traffic movements in 2009. This is a new record, which shows that the strategies and policies adopted by the UAE for the civil aviation sector were successful. The report of total air traffic movements in 2010 issued by GCAA shows that the daily average number of air traffic movements in 2010 ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways reports a 29.2 per cent rise in revenues in 2010 to US$2,951

Posted on 12/01/2011

Etihad Airways yesterday reported a 29.2 per cent rise in revenues in 2010 to US$ 2,951 million (2009: US$ 2,285 million), significantly outpacing its capacity growth, which saw available seat kilometres (ASKs) rise 19.5 per cent to 45.1 billion (2009: 37.8 billion). The result marked continued progress towards the airline's goal of break-even in 2011 and profitability in 2012. Passenger numbers topped seven million for the first time, up 13.1 per cent to 7.099 million, while seat factors ...  >>MORE

Global flight network set for 2011 frequency increases

Posted on 11/01/2011

Etihad Airways announced yesterday it would boost frequencies on five key European routes in 2011, and increase capacity on a range of other routes, adding depth to its network and improved connectivity through its Abu Dhabi hub as it takes delivery of new aircraft. The European capacity increases, effective between June and August 2011, include Paris, Manchester, Geneva, Milan, and Brussels. Etihad will also move from five to daily flights on its Beijing services; Schedule a capacity ...  >>MORE

Etihad launches Bangalore route

Posted on 04/01/2011

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched flights to its eighth destination in India - the Garden City, Bangalore. Etihad operates four return flights a week to Bangalore, which is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and the country's third most populous city, according to an emailed press release from the carrier. The airline will increase to a daily service on the route from March 25, 2011, at the commencement of its summer scheduling season. ...  >>MORE

Emirates launches second A380 to Jeddah

Posted on 03/01/2011

Emirates expanded its existing operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today with the launch of additional daily A380 service to Jeddah, which has proven to be popular with both business and leisure travellers. The second A380 service has a capacity to seat 517 passengers in a three class configuration. "The A380 has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Saudi market since it was introduced onto our Jeddah route in February 2010. The launch of a second A380, Emirates' ...  >>MORE

Emirates SkyCargo completes its longest flight

Posted on 30/12/2010

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has set new records by operating its longest ever non-stop flight - 17.5 hours - from Sydney to New York, said a press statement. Emirates SkyCargo's new generation Boeing 777 Freighter operated the service, which arrived on 28th December. "Since the Boeing 777F's introduction to our fleet in March 2009, we have been impressed by its range, as well as efficiency, and this milestone flight is testament to that,” said Ram Menen, ...  >>MORE

Royal Jet signs MoU with ASM

Posted on 28/12/2010

Royal Jet chaired by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, will enter 2011 with an even stronger global presence. This follows the signing today of a partnership with Aviation Services Management (ASM), an industry leading company providing a wide range of specialised business and commercial aviation services to target the fast growing Indian market. Ahmed Al Mamari, Chief Operating Officer for Royal Jet and Vito Gomes, Founder '&' Managing Director, Aviation Services Management signed the ...  >>MORE

UAE carriers see brighter sky ahead

Posted on 28/12/2010

With more than Dh500 billion earmarked by the government for future investments in bolstering aviation infrastructure, the UAE — home to five national airlines with mind-boggling growth strategies — has witnessed a phenomenal growth in civil aviation sector in 2010 despite many challenges. Even during the worst crisis the global aviation industry had to undergo in 2008 and 2009, when most carriers across the world operated in the red and some even got grounded, UAE's three established ...  >>MORE

Pakistan's AirBlue inaugurates Peshawar-Abu Dhabi route

Posted on 27/12/2010

Abu Dhabi International Airports Company (ADAC) said AirBlue, Pakistan's largest privately-operated airline, has launched a new international route from Abu Dhabi. The launch of the new Peshawar-Abu Dhabi will bring the carrier's number of weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to a total of 18, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said in a statement on Sunday. AirBlue will operate its fleet of new generation A319, A320 and A321 aircrafts to service the new route with a daily flight. "Air ...  >>MORE

Flydubai takes delivery of 13 Boeing 730-800s

Posted on 23/12/2010

Flydubai has taken delivery of 13 aircrafts so far from a total number of 50 Boeing 730-800s it had ordered. Boeing and the Flydubai had jointly announced the order for 50 Next-Generation 737-800s at the Farnborough Airshow earlier in July 2008. FlyDubai will receive the remaining number of aircrafts by the end of 2016 as part of its commitment to increase the fleet and expand its route network, said a statement. The number of destinations flydubai will operate flights upon receipt of the ...  >>MORE

UAE flights to Europe return to normal

Posted on 23/12/2010

UAE airlines are more or less operating normal services to Europe as long-haul carriers are being given priority by airports affected by heavy snowfall. Flights to Dublin, Ireland, however, are being diverted because of heavy snow. Etihad's Dublin flight on Wednesday flew via Manchester to Shannon from where passengers were sent by coach to Dublin. "We're still waiting for Dublin to open up," an airline spokesperson told Gulf News. All Emirates flights were operating on Wednesday. ...  >>MORE

Emirates airline had to cancel 3 flights to London

Posted on 20/12/2010

Dubai's Emirates Airline said it was "surprised to be told by the British Airport Authorities (BAA) well after two of our flights on, with 900 plus passengers aboard, left Dubai that they were not going to be allowed to land as the airport will be closed for the remainder of the day." Tim Clark, President of Emirates airline, in an emailed statement said "this is despite the fact that we operated these flights in compliance with the BAA requirements that the airport would accept flight arrivals ...  >>MORE

Etihad-Virgin Blue alliance to increase revenues

Posted on 19/12/2010

The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for an alliance between Etihad and Virgin Blue, reports Gulf News. The planned tie-up between the two carriers will create a global network of more than 100 destinations connecting Australia with Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. The report quoted Etihad Chief Executive James Hogan as saying, "We are … confident that ...  >>MORE

Air traffic movements in UAE grew to 56654 in November

Posted on 16/12/2010

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that air traffic movements in the UAE grew at a rate of 6.9 per cent in November 2010 compared to the same month last year. The GCAA monthly report indicated that total air traffic movements in November 2010 were 56,654, with an average of 1888 per day, the highest daily number of air traffic movements in the last two years. GCAA's monthly report for November 2010 showed the number of air traffic movements in each UAE airport. ...  >>MORE

Flydubai to offer innovative pay-per-view entertainment

Posted on 16/12/2010

Low-cost carrier flydubai is about to receive its fourth aircraft from Boeing that will be fitted with new interiors and an in-flight entertainment system. The Dubai-based carrier will be the first in the Middle East to offer pay-per-view in-flight content. Flydubai will also be the first carrier to operate an aircraft that features Boeing's new Sky Interior. "We are a low-cost airline but we are committed to investing in innovation where it will make economic sense and will offer an ...  >>MORE

Flydubai adds four new aircraft

Posted on 14/12/2010

Dubai's first low-cost airline, flydubai, proved that 13 was a lucky number as it expanded its fleet to 13 aircraft. The delivery of a quartet of new Boeing 737-800 NGs will take place in a number of weeks. Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: "We are thrilled to welcome these four new aircraft into our fleet. These new additions show flydubai's continued growth, with 13 planes now servicing 28 routes in just 18 months." "These numbers show phenomenal growth and we show no sign of slowing ...  >>MORE

Air Arabia: New flights to Sohag

Posted on 14/12/2010

Sharjah's budget carrier, Air Arabia said it will launch services to Sohag, Egypt, from its hub in Sharjah starting December 27, 2010. Air Arabia is the first UAE-based airline to offer services to Sohag. Located on the western bank of the Nile, Sohag is Air Arabia's fourth destination in Egypt. With the addition of this new destination, Air Arabia now serves 67 locations from three hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. Roundtrip flights will operate three times per week between Mubarak ...  >>MORE

Etihad opens premium lounge at Manchester T1

Posted on 12/12/2010

The United Arab Emirates national airline has created an area for its passengers to relax in Manchester Airport's Terminal 1, as part of the airline's continued commitment to the region. In 2009, the airline signed a three-year deal to be the official shirt sponsor and partner of Manchester City FC and the new lounge features a mural dedicated to the club. Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer of Etihad Airways, said: "Manchester has always been an important market for Etihad and the ...  >>MORE

Inaugural flight of Etihad Airways touches down in Seoul

Posted on 12/12/2010

Seoul - The inaugural flight of Etihad Airways to S.Korea touched down yesterday at the Incheon International Airport in the capital Seoul. With this, Seoul becomes the 65th destination of Etihad Airways, UAE's national carrier based in Abu Dhabi. A ceremony organised at the airport to welcome the maiden flight was attended by UAE ambassador to S.Korea Abdullah Mohammad Al Maaina, Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan and Korean officials. The daily flights will be provided on a 200-seat Airbus ...  >>MORE

Emirates Airline denies codeshare plans with Canada's WestJet Airlines

Posted on 09/12/2010

An Emirates Airline spokesperson has denied the carrier has plans to sign code sharing agreements with Canada's WestJet Airlines. "As we continue to expand our global reach, we routinely look at partnerships with other airlines in order to offer customers the most convenient and seamless service possible, however we have no immediate codeshare plans with WestJet at this stage," an Emirates spokesperson said in an emailed press release. â€" Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

GCAA launches its new strategic plan

Posted on 09/12/2010

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced on Wednesday 8 December its new strategic plan for the years 2011-2013 under the theme "Towards Golden Horizons", which will have a positive impact on the civil aviation sector in the UAE in the coming years. The plan is also expected to contribute towards establishing the UAE's international presence in this vital sector. Further, GCAA announced the establishment of the National Aviation Studies Centre to train its staff as well as the ...  >>MORE

Emirates has the largest long-haul fleet in the world

Posted on 05/12/2010

Dubai-based Emirates airline has overtaken German carrier Lufthansa to become the world's largest fleet for long-haul flights and long – haul traffic, according to a latest study. According to a study by Arthur D. Little, a consultancy firm, Emirates owns 155 long-haul aircraft which is the highest number by any airline in the world, WirtschaftsWoche http://www.wiwo.de/ magazine said quoting the report. It also said that ...  >>MORE

Etihad wins ‘Airline of the Year’ title at Aviation Business Awards

Posted on 02/12/2010

Etihad Airways, has won the coveted title of "Airline of the Year” at the Aviation Business Awards, hosted by magazine publisher ITP Business. The top prize for an airline was presented to Roy Kinnear, Acting Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, and Hareb Al Muhairi, Vice President Sales UAE, at a gala reception at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. James Hogan, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive Officer, said: "Winning ‘Airline of the Year' is another great accolade for Etihad Airways ...  >>MORE

Emirates heads to Geneva

Posted on 02/12/2010

Emirates will be increasing its commitment to Switzerland on 1st June 2011 with the launch of non-stop, daily flights between Dubai and Geneva. Geneva, one of the most important banking and financial cities in the world, will become Emirates' 111th international destination and its 26th destination in Europe. Geneva is also the home to over 300 international governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ...  >>MORE

GCAA suspends Air Operations of Certain Foreign Aircrafts in UAE

Posted on 02/12/2010

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has informed relevant authorities about its decisions regarding suspension of air operation of certain foreign aircrafts in UAE for noncompliance with the applicable safety and security standards. Under these decisions, five (5) air operators have been suspended to operate in the UAE during November 2010; a DC8-63F aircraft was suspended from operating in the UAE for undertaking maintenance at a UAE airport without obtaining a license from GCAA, a ...  >>MORE

Hogan: Etihad to report profitable Ebitdar in 2010

Posted on 26/11/2010

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways in 2010 will report profitable earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, amortization and rentals, Ebitdar, which will mark an important step in the airline's journey toward breaking even on the bottom line in 2011 and profitability in 2012, Chief Executive of the carrier James Hogan said. Speaking at a roadshow in London, Hogan said "our next goal is full break-even in 2011, leading to sustainable profitability from 2012 onwards," he added. "All our ...  >>MORE

Emirates Airline, JetBlue Airways announce interline agreement

Posted on 26/11/2010

Emirates, the Dubai-based international carrier and JetBlue Airways have announced the launch of an interline agreement that offers travellers seamless connections to cities across the United States via New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. Under the new agreement, customers can purchase joint Emirates-JetBlue itineraries by calling their local reservations office or booking through www.emirates.com, meaning that dozens of U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Orlando and ...  >>MORE

Captain Aysha Al Hamili elected Vice President of ICAO Council

Posted on 23/11/2010

Montreal - Captain Aysha Al Hamili, the UAE's permanent representative to ICAO Council, has been elected vice president of the Council for the period 2010-2011 at the Council meetings in its 191st session held recently in Montreal, Canada. The unanimous election comes as a result of the active role played by the UAE's representative to ICAO through continuous work with specialised technical committees, efforts aimed at strengthening ties in the field of civil aviation between the UAE and ...  >>MORE

Etihad sees profits for first time in 2011

Posted on 21/11/2010

Etihad Airways expects to make profits next year for the first time since it was launched nearly seven years ago while passengers handled by the carrier is projected to surge by one million, its chief executive has said. James Hogan said Etihad, owned by the Abu Dhabi government, could have achieved earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) if air traffic worldwide had not been jolted by the 2008 global fiscal crisis. In an interview with the Britain-based Flightglobal bulletin, Hogan said no ...  >>MORE

Air Arabia’s profit slips in Q3

Posted on 11/11/2010

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, suffered a 5.6 per cent decline in its third quarter net profit. The budget airline on Wednesday declared a net profit of Dh136 million for the third quarter, compared to Dh144 million it reported during the same period last year. Air Arabia posted a turnover of Dh568 million during the period, an increase of four per cent compared to Dh548 million in the same period of 2009. "Air Arabia is pleased to ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways is "World's Leading Airline" for second year running

Posted on 09/11/2010

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been awarded the prestigious title of "World's Leading Airline" for a second consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA). The top airline WTA, the ultimate recognition in the travel industry, was presented to Peter Baumgartner, Etihad's Chief Commercial Officer, at gala event in London. The Abu Dhabi-based airline was also named "World's Leading First Class" airline for the third year in a row. James Hogan, Etihad ...  >>MORE

GCAA: No evidence of explosion on board the crashed US cargo plane

Posted on 07/11/2010

UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced yesterday that the investigations carried out and the details collected from the wreckage, as well as the eyewitness accounts did not prove the incidence of any explosion on board the US cargo plane UPS , which crashed in Dubai earlier in September this year. GCAA asserted that the investigations conducted after the retrieval of the full information contained in the two black boxes show that there is no vocal or graphic evidence, or any ...  >>MORE

UAE to take additional security measures on shipments arriving from specific countries

Posted on 07/11/2010

The UAE has tightened security measures at the airports across the country to monitor goods coming from certain countries. General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced yesterday that the additional security measures will affect all shipments arriving from specific countries to the country's airports, in view of the discovery of explosives in cargo consignments which arrived in Dubai recently aboard a flight from Yemen. Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA implied that ...  >>MORE

Etihad launches Art Connect

Posted on 07/11/2010

Etihad Airways is set to launch a new club membership linked to its loyalty program Etihad Guest to cater for the specific interests of art enthusiasts who fly with the Abu Dhabi-based airline, offering opportunities to enjoy masterpieces in the skies and on the ground. The announcement for the new art club, which will go live from December, was made at the Abu Dhabi Art event being held at the Emirates Palace Hotel. The innovative club concept, named Art Connect, sees Etihad partner with ...  >>MORE

UAE has the highest international aviation security standards: Al Suwaidi

Posted on 04/11/2010

Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), stressed that the UAE considers civil aviation security our top priority. This is achieved by implementing the highest levels of international security standards backed up with state-of-the-art technology. UAE has endeavoured and practiced assisting various states in combating threat to aviation security in every possible way. UAE also believes that any threat or gap in our aviation security can ...  >>MORE

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Etihad signs-up to renowned global CSR organisation


Emirates enhances its northern European network


UAE-Egypt flight service to be normal


Emirates, Etihad get France clearance


Air Arabia plans to open its fourth hub in Jordan


UAE not affected by Airbus hikes


Air traffic movements up 11% in 2010


Etihad Airways reports a 29.2 per cent rise in revenues in 2010 to US$2,951


Global flight network set for 2011 frequency increases


Etihad launches Bangalore route


Emirates launches second A380 to Jeddah


Emirates SkyCargo completes its longest flight


Royal Jet signs MoU with ASM


UAE carriers see brighter sky ahead


Pakistan's AirBlue inaugurates Peshawar-Abu Dhabi route


Flydubai takes delivery of 13 Boeing 730-800s


UAE flights to Europe return to normal


Emirates airline had to cancel 3 flights to London


Etihad-Virgin Blue alliance to increase revenues


Air traffic movements in UAE grew to 56654 in November


Flydubai to offer innovative pay-per-view entertainment


Flydubai adds four new aircraft


Air Arabia: New flights to Sohag


Etihad opens premium lounge at Manchester T1


Inaugural flight of Etihad Airways touches down in Seoul


Emirates Airline denies codeshare plans with Canada's WestJet Airlines


GCAA launches its new strategic plan


Emirates has the largest long-haul fleet in the world


Etihad wins ‘Airline of the Year’ title at Aviation Business Awards


Emirates heads to Geneva


GCAA suspends Air Operations of Certain Foreign Aircrafts in UAE


Hogan: Etihad to report profitable Ebitdar in 2010


Emirates Airline, JetBlue Airways announce interline agreement


Captain Aysha Al Hamili elected Vice President of ICAO Council


Etihad sees profits for first time in 2011


Air Arabia’s profit slips in Q3


Etihad Airways is "World's Leading Airline" for second year running


GCAA: No evidence of explosion on board the crashed US cargo plane


UAE to take additional security measures on shipments arriving from specific countries


Etihad launches Art Connect


UAE has the highest international aviation security standards: Al Suwaidi