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UAE National Day: Flydubai slashes fares by up to 45%

UAE National Day: Flydubai slashes fares by up to 45%

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 9:54 AM

Discounted fares available from now until midnight on December 12, airline announces

KLM says stopping Doha service from 2017

KLM says stopping Doha service from 2017

Monday, 28 November 2016 9:49 AM

Dutch airline says in statement that the service has proven “unprofitable”

Alitalia may cut up to 2,000 jobs as part of turnaround plan - sources

Alitalia may cut up to 2,000 jobs as part of turnaround plan - sources

Sunday, 27 November 2016 9:03 AM

Etihad-backed Italian carrier may also ground at least 20 planes to cut certain unprofitable routes on domestic and regional services

Larger, lighter Airbus A350 jet carries out its maiden flight

Larger, lighter Airbus A350 jet carries out its maiden flight

Sunday, 27 November 2016 9:03 AM

Qatar Airways will be launch customer for the lightweight carbon-fibre plane that is 7 metres longer and able to carry 40 more people than A350s already in service

Kuwait Airways launches flights to Bangkok, Rome, Manila and Paris

Kuwait Airways launches flights to Bangkok, Rome, Manila and Paris

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 2:33 PM

Move is part of a five-year transformation strategy which includes the introduction of a new fleet

Emirates A380 completes 'sideway' landing during Storm Angus

Emirates A380 completes 'sideway' landing during Storm Angus

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:56 AM

Dramatic footage shows the Emirates moving sideways due to the crosswinds as it approaches the runway at Schiphol Airport

Abu Dhabi airport reports slight drop in passenger numbers

Abu Dhabi airport reports slight drop in passenger numbers

Sunday, 20 November 2016 5:51 PM

Most popular destinations for passengers travelling to and from Abu Dhabi were London, Bangkok and Bombay

Emirates crash inquiry to take 'two to three years', says GCAA director

Emirates crash inquiry to take 'two to three years', says GCAA director

Sunday, 20 November 2016 2:41 PM

Director General Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi said Russian-led investigation into Flydubai crash in southern Russia expected take “another two years”

Emirates president sees tough couple of years for aviation industry

Emirates president sees tough couple of years for aviation industry

Sunday, 20 November 2016 9:10 AM

Emirates reported a 75 percent fall in first-half profit as it was buffeted by tough competition, currency moves and damper demand

Emirates welcomes new generation A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft to its fleet

Emirates welcomes new generation A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft to its fleet

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 7:05 PM

New features on board the Emirates A380s and Boeing 777s being delivered from this month onwards

Dubai World Central traffic soars 161% in Q3

Dubai World Central traffic soars 161% in Q3

Monday, 14 November 2016 2:29 PM

Flydubai helps drive growth as it shifts operations to Dubai’s second airport

Etihad begins recruitment drive for pilots across Europe

Etihad begins recruitment drive for pilots across Europe

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:46 PM

Airline has a current fleet of 123 aircraft and expects 56 new additions between 2016 and 2025

Gulf airlines said to get entire floor at revamped Frankfurt airport

Gulf airlines said to get entire floor at revamped Frankfurt airport

Sunday, 13 November 2016 11:20 AM

Extra floor to be added at Frankfurt’s Terminal 3 to meet Gulf demands for more space

US fines Qatar Airways for flying over 'prohibited airspace'

US fines Qatar Airways for flying over 'prohibited airspace'

Sunday, 13 November 2016 10:40 AM

Department of Transportation says flights were operated in codeshare with American Airlines

Budget carrier SalamAir to operate from Muscat Airport

Budget carrier SalamAir to operate from Muscat Airport

Friday, 11 November 2016 8:36 AM

No frills airline to start operations by end-year from renovated terminal in Omani capital


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