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US overtakes Australia as third largest market for Gulf carriers

US overtakes Australia as third largest market for Gulf carriers

Monday, 3 August 2015 1:40 PM

US ‘all but guaranteed’ to overtake the UK, despite the subsidies row, according to a Centre for Aviation analysis

Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian sign codeshare agreement

Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian sign codeshare agreement

Monday, 3 August 2015 1:39 PM

Carriers, both members of the global oneworld alliance, are discussing further opportunities in the US, Asia

Qatar Airways says in talks with India's IndiGo

Qatar Airways says in talks with India's IndiGo

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 9:30 AM

Qatar would be interested in buying up to 49 percent of Indian carrier

Kuwaiti pilot investigated for inviting entertainment star into cockpit

Kuwaiti pilot investigated for inviting entertainment star into cockpit

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:46 AM

Kuwaiti Airways captain allegedly invited British ex-stripper Chloe Mafia to sit on his knee & press buttons, while offering her Champagne & smoking cigarettes

Etihad Airways sees record passenger numbers during Eid-Al-Fitr

Etihad Airways sees record passenger numbers during Eid-Al-Fitr

Sunday, 26 July 2015 4:09 PM

12% increase in passengers for the five day period of Eid-Al-Fitr

US airports claim Gulf carriers causing 'devastating consequences'

US airports claim Gulf carriers causing 'devastating consequences'

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 2:13 PM

More than 30 local airports are calling on the US gov’t to intervene in the $40bn subsidies row to prevent the collapse of flights to smaller US markets

US probing whether airlines collude to keep airfares high

US probing whether airlines collude to keep airfares high

Thursday, 2 July 2015 12:33 PM

US Department of Justice wrote to major US air carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the number of seats they offer

10-15 European countries asked Emirates to provide transatlantic services

10-15 European countries asked Emirates to provide transatlantic services

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 9:37 AM

Sir Tim Clark says fifth freedom connections are not a priority but “we might do one or two”

As it happened: Dubai airline's official response to the subsidies allegations

As it happened: Dubai airline's official response to the subsidies allegations

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 3:58 PM

Live coverage from the press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC, where Emirates executives will unveil the carrier's detailed rebuttal to allegations by US carriers it has received billions in subsidies from the Dubai government.

Iron Maiden star to help relaunch African airline

Iron Maiden star to help relaunch African airline

Sunday, 28 June 2015 8:16 PM

Lead singer of heavy metal band Bruce Dickinson is key part of relaunch of Air Djibouti

American Airlines hopes Qatar stays in oneworld – CEO

American Airlines hopes Qatar stays in oneworld – CEO

Thursday, 25 June 2015 2:06 PM

US airline chief Doug Parker says governments required to intervene in the subsidies row

Sydney-Dubai flight makes emergency landing Mumbai

Sydney-Dubai flight makes emergency landing Mumbai

Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:40 AM

Medical emergency involving 2 Australians on board flight Emirates EK 415

Saudia takes 50 Airbus planes in $8.2bn Islamic leasing deal

Saudia takes 50 Airbus planes in $8.2bn Islamic leasing deal

Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:11 AM

The largest aviation deal to be secured via Islamic financing, as the European planemaker tries to gain an edge over rival Boeing in the key Gulf aviation market.

Gulf carriers are “not airlines, they’re gov'ts,” says Delta CEO

Gulf carriers are “not airlines, they’re gov'ts,” says Delta CEO

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 11:43 AM

US aviation called the subsidies dispute with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways “our greatest challenge”

Campaigners win support from 1,400 US mayors in airline subsidies row

Campaigners win support from 1,400 US mayors in airline subsidies row

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:49 AM

Open Skies lobby scores coup in battle with Gulf airlines over unfair competition claims


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