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

Turkish Airlines reached 81.4% Load Factor in November 2018.

Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2018, reached 81.4% Load Factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well. According to the November 2018 Traffic Results; The passenger growth trend continued in November, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 4% -compared to the same month of 2017- reaching … Continue reading Turkish Airlines reached 81.4% Load Factor in November 2018.

ETIHAD CARGO EXPANDS GLOBAL NETWORK WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICES TO BARCELONA

With the launch of Etihad Airways passenger services to Barcelona, Etihad Cargo has expanded its cargo capacity into Spain, providing freight forwarders and cargo customers greater access to its global network along key trade routes connecting Europe to the Middle East, Africa and Asia over its Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad launched its first scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Barcelona on November 28. Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, these operations now offer more than 23,000 tons per year of cargo capacity for the Spanish market. In addition, trucking services from gateways across Europe further compliment the … Continue reading ETIHAD CARGO EXPANDS GLOBAL NETWORK WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICES TO BARCELONA

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

Emirates Bags Three Industry Accolades from FTE Asia Awards and Airlineratings.com

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has scooped three industry-leading awards for its game-changing First Class Private Suites and in-flight entertainment system ‘ice’, in addition to being named the ‘Best Long Haul Airline – Middle East and Africa’. The airline clinched the prestigious accolades at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2018, held in Singapore yesterday, and at the AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards 2019. At the FTE Asia Awards, Emirates’ innovative and fully-enclosed first class suites topped the in-flight experiences amongst West Asian airlines to bag the “Best Customer Experience Initiative” award in the ‘Up in the Air’ category. … Continue reading Emirates Bags Three Industry Accolades from FTE Asia Awards and Airlineratings.com

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

Air Arabia selects Thales for its fleet Electronic Flight Bag system

The deal signed during Bahrain International Airshow covers Air Arabia’s entire fleet. Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, selected Thales for its new Aviobook Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system that allows pilots to operate efficiently in the cockpit with digital manuals and charts. The signing happened at the side-lines of Bahrain International Airshow taking place this week in Bahrain. Air Arabia had already implemented the Aviobook Electronic Flight Bag system years back that helped the airline reduces the amount of paper required to be carried on board while bringing robust … Continue reading Air Arabia selects Thales for its fleet Electronic Flight Bag system

ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATE ITS 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY COMMEMORATING ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003. In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure gate this morning. The airline also presented each guest with a limited-edition cabin crew scarf and tie set, designed by iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, while younger flyers were gifted Etihad teddy bears by cabin crew wearing the airline’s first ever uniform from 2003, in addition to its current style.   Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATE ITS 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY COMMEMORATING ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT