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Turkish Airlines starts flights from Sharjah By Shereen Shabnam Turkish Airlines started its journey into the UAE more than 38 years ago with the first flights operating to/from Abu Dhabi since 1981. The Airline recently announced another milestone in its international expansion relating to the UAE with the launch of direct flights between Sharjah and its Istanbul hub. With existing services from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport (cargo flights), and Abu Dhabi International Airport, Turkish Airlines’ new Sharjah route marks its fourthdestination into the UAE. Flights from Sharjah International Airport will be operated 7 times a week in … Continue reading Beyond Borders

Flying Colours Corp. moves into fifth St. Louis hangar as customer demand grows

Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has taken up residence in its fifth hangar at the Spirit of St. Louis airport. The existing building, which is ideally located adjacent to the KSUS runway, adds a much-needed 30, 000 square feet to the St. Louis footprint, and complements the expanded cabinetry and interiors workshop opened at the facility in January 2018. Since taking over the hangar lease in December 2018 the local team has been outfitting the building, installing new state-of-the-art tooling and supplementary maintenance equipment as well as revamping the office décor. The completed … Continue reading Flying Colours Corp. moves into fifth St. Louis hangar as customer demand grows

Emirates and South African Airways to expand strategic partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending governmental approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced commercial partnership which will see the relationship between the two carriers grow and strengthen their already successful codeshare agreement signed in 1997, across a wide spectrum of commercial and customer touch points. “This agreement marks a significant forward step in the execution of our strategy and in transforming our business. It will enable us … Continue reading Emirates and South African Airways to expand strategic partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement

SWISSPORT ACCELERATES ITS EXPANSION IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Swissport is further expanding its business in the Middle East with new contracts from the Dutch airline KLM and the largest Indian carrier IndiGo. The Swiss aviation services company, global market leader of airport ground services and cargo handling, will provide KLM with ground handling services in Dammam. IndiGo will initially be handled by Swissport at Jeddah, followed by Dammam and Riyadh. As of 1 February 2019, Swissport will be providing the full range of ground services from passenger services to ramp operations to the Dutch airline KLM for its ten weekly flights at King-Fahd airport in Dammam (DMM). Swissport … Continue reading SWISSPORT ACCELERATES ITS EXPANSION IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO signs an MOU

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) and CSP- Abu Dhabi sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration and ensure smooth transactions between the two facilities. The MoU promises to increase the cooperation between the two companies, directly benefitting the Abu Dhabi and UAE trade and supporting the Abu Dhabi Leadership vision 2030. The signing of MoU came in conjunction with the official inauguration of CSP Terminal – Abu Dhabi. The two parties, ADT & CSP – Abu Dhabi, will facilitate a significant increase in the contribution to the non-oil GDP growth for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The agreement further … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO signs an MOU

Signing of Strategic Partnership Heads of Terms

The University of South Wales (USW), an esteemed higher education institution in the UK and the UAE, and Falcon Aviation, a key player in the aviation industry of the UAE and the MENA region, have announced their intention to establish a strategic partnership that will facilitate an integrated university-industry approach to the training and development of aircraft maintenance engineers at the MEBAA Show 2018. A  Heads of Terms, incorporating a milestone programme, was signed which sets out the expectations of the partnership to meet both organisations’ strategic intentions and industrial expectations, and a timeline for establishing the partnership. USW is … Continue reading Signing of Strategic Partnership Heads of Terms

MEBAA SHOW REVEALS POSITIVE BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Business aviation show opens with new launches, new aircraft, renewed optimism The MEBAA Show 2018 opened its doors today to a host of new exhibitors, exciting new aircraft and ground-breaking new technology solutions. Taking place every two years, The MEBAA Show is the largest business aviation event in the Middle East, with this year’s edition attracting more than 450 exhibitors and 34 stunning business jets on static display. The three-day event began with a royal tour by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman, Dubai … Continue reading MEBAA SHOW REVEALS POSITIVE BUSINESS OUTLOOK

BELL TO SHOWCASE BELL 505 AND BELL 429 CORPORATE AIRCRAFT AT MEBAA 2018 IN DUBAI

Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and Bell 505 helicopters combine sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most comfortable in-flight experience. The Bell 505 and Bell 429 have become a staple for private transport around the world. Visit our static display P5 during MEBAA next week to find out why customers choose Bell. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xlight single engine helicopter is one of Bell’s most in demand commercial aircraft in the world. Now with over 10 000 hours … Continue reading BELL TO SHOWCASE BELL 505 AND BELL 429 CORPORATE AIRCRAFT AT MEBAA 2018 IN DUBAI

SITA ACQUIRES MEXIA INTERACTIVE TO BOOST AIRPORT OFFERING

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive(“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The company, founded in 2011, is based in Winnipeg, Canada. The acquisition will enhance SITA’s existing airport operations and passenger flow management solutions.  Customers will benefit from a comprehensive and predictive view of passenger flow information that will result in greater operational efficiencies and improved services. MEXIA’s technology identifies and predicts bottlenecks in various queues such as … Continue reading SITA ACQUIRES MEXIA INTERACTIVE TO BOOST AIRPORT OFFERING