8 March 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2022 Safety Report for global aviation. The report showed a reduction in the number of fatal accidents and the fatality risk, compared to 2021 and to the five year average (2018-2022).
From this year, the Safety Report has been re-invented as an online interactive resource rather than in static PDF format.
Report highlights include:
In 2022, there were five fatal accidents involving loss of life to passengers and crew. This is reduced from seven in 2021 and an improvement on the five year average (2018-2022) which was also seven.
The fatal accident rate improved to 0.16 per million sectors for 2022, from 0.27 per million sectors in 2021, and also was ahead of the five year fatal accident rate of 0.20.
The all accident rate was 1.21 per ......read more
08 March 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2023 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand declined as economic headwinds persist.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 14.9% compared to January 2022 (-16.2% for international operations).
• Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was up 3.9% compared to January 2022. This was the first year-on-year growth in capacity since October 2022. International cargo capacity increased 1.4% compared to January 2022. The uptick in ACTKs reflects the strong recovery of belly capacity in passenger airline markets offsetting a decline international capacity offered by dedicated freighters.
• Several factors in the operating environment ......read more
• The Dubai-based carrier adds two new destinations to its network with the launch of flights to Al Qaisumah and Neom and resumes flights to Jizan and Najran
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 March 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced today the launch of four destinations in Saudi Arabia. This includes the start of flights to Neom from 16 March, Najran from 18 March, Al Qaisumah from 21 March and Jizan from 26 April.
Earlier this year, the airline also resumed its operations to AlUla with a twice-weekly service from 12 January.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “flydubai remains committed to opening up underserved markets and so we are pleased to offer our customers more options for travel with the launch of these four destinations. As Saudi Arabia continues on its ......read more
Launches New Premium Experience Campaign featuring the actor
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has launched a new brand campaign in collaboration with world-renowned Indian actor, Deepika Padukone. The campaign launch is the culmination of the airline's endeavour to redefine Qatar Airways Premium experience, particularly through showcasing the world-class Qsuite along with the unparalleled surroundings of The Orchard, which are core to Hamad International Airport’s expansion.
The timeless acoustic track ‘Ain’t Nobody’ accompanies the campaign that connects Padukone’s journey with Qatar Airways to a new level of luxury and elegance. She encapsulates the premium experience available to customers of Qatar Airways, transiting through the best airport in the world, Hamad International Airport.
Qatar ......read more
Dubai, 01 March 2023 – The Middle East is home to some of the largest airlines in the world, supported by significant fleets that keep on expanding.
According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast, regional airlines are expected to require 3,020 new passenger and freight aircraft deliveries by 2040, bringing the total fleet to 3,210 from a 2019 fleet baseline of 1,300 aircraft.
Consequently, airline fleet growth will trigger the Middle East aviation services sector to also ramp up significantly over the coming decade. Airbus expects the Middle East aviation services business to witness a 4.7% average annual growth until 2041, surpassing the global average (3.7%).
MRO growth is also driven by enhanced adoption of digital solutions as industries advance towards digitalisation as a ......read more
Dubai-based carrier flydubai has today, 01 March 2023, announced its Annual Results for the year ending 31 December 2022
Reports historic profit of AED 1.2 billion (USD 327 million); an increase of 43% compared to 2021, reflecting the carrier’s strong business model built on cost efficiency and agility
Reports total annual revenue of AED 9.1 billion (USD 2.5 billion) compared to AED 5.3 billion (USD 1.4 billion) in 2021; an increase of 72%
Carries 10.6 million passengers; an increase of 89% compared to 2021
Takes delivery of 17 new aircraft; a record number of deliveries received in one year
Hires 1,300 employees; the airline’s biggest recruitment drive in any year
Statements on the 2022 Annual Results
Commenting on the announcement of the airline’s record Full-Year Results for 2022, His Highness ......read more
Dubai Airports invites Emirati youth interested in joining its Fire Services Training programme to attend the fair and discover exciting career opportunities
Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2023: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), is calling on UAE Nationals to join its airport fire services department and register for its UAE National Airport Fire Services Programme during the 2023 edition of the National Service Career Fair 2023, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 6-8 March.
As part of its ongoing Emiratisation strategy, Dubai Airports will be participating at the career fair to engage with young Emiratis and inspire them to become part of the world’s largest airport fire services department across two airports and apply to join its training ......read more
28 February 2023 – EGYPTAIR took delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus’ Delivery Centre in Hamburg, making the airline the first African operator of the aircraft.
EGYPTAIR has specified a high comfort, two-class configuration with 16 Business class seats and 166 Economy class seats, and will increase the airline’s single aisle capacity to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The aircraft is on lease from AerCap and is powered by CFM engines.
The A321neo is the largest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle A320 Family and brings a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions per seat compared with previous generation competing aircraft. This enables EGYPTAIR to benefit from enhanced efficiency and be able to deliver on its commitment to sustainability, whilst reducing ......read more
The national airline celebrates its first flight to Medina, expanding affordable, hassle-free travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia
16, February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has commenced operations on the new route of Medina, a centre of Islamic culture. The new destinations further strengthen regional connectivity with high quality point-to-point travel on WIZZ’s convenient flight schedule. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED 219 *.
Medina, a historical city of religious significance, boasts breath-taking views and architecture. Known as ‘The Enlightened City’, Medina is home to Al Masjid an Nabawi, the Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) ......read more
• The Dubai-based airline launches daily flights to Mogadishu from 09 March 2023; the first direct service to Somalia from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the launch of a daily service to Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ) from 09 March 2023. The carrier will double the frequency of flights from 01 June 2023, making it the first carrier to connect Somalia directly with Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “we continue to look for opportunities to grow our network in East Africa and open up underserved markets. This region has seen significant economic growth and development in recent years, our direct flights will further stimulate the economy and ......read more
Collaboration under the ASBUs framework
Both organizations will develop human resources to facilitate it
Cooperation in all systems for data linkage to serve UAE’s interest
MBRSC to launch a new satellite at 2023-end
Ahmed bin Saeed: "The UAE is helping shape better future of the air transport"
Hamad Al Mansouri: "Huge potential for transforming the space sector"
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 07, 2023 – In a move to help further consolidate the UAE’s grand aerospace ambitions and take civil aviation to newer heights, Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exploring satellite technology enablers following the ICAO’s Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) framework for the ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that 2022 full-year demand for air cargo took a significant step back from 2021 levels but was close to 2019 performance.
• Global full-year demand in 2022, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was down 8.0% compared to 2021 (-8.2% for international operations). Compared to 2019, it was down 1.6% (both global and international).
• Capacity in 2022, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was 3.0% above 2021 (+4.5% for international operations). Compared to 2019 (pre-COVID) levels, capacity declined by 8.2% (-9.0% for international operations).
• December saw a softening in performance: global demand was 15.3% below 2021 levels (-15.8% for international ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in December 2022 and for the full year.
• Total traffic in 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 64.4% compared to 2021. Globally, full year 2022 traffic was at 68.5% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels. December 2022 total traffic rose 39.7% compared to December 2021 and reached 76.9% of the December 2019 level.
• International traffic in 2022 climbed 152.7% versus 2021 and reached 62.2% of 2019 levels. December 2022 international traffic climbed 80.2% over December 2021, reaching 75.1% of the level in December 2019.
• Domestic traffic for 2022 rose 10.9% compared to the prior year. 2022 domestic traffic was at 79.6% of the full year 2019 level. December 2022 ......read more
• Queen Mary 2 the world’s only ocean liner is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary.
• As part of the ongoing 2022/23 cruise season, Dubai Harbour continues to welcome iconic international cruise ships, with more than 300,000 passengers expected before the end of the season in June
• Dubai Harbour further enhances its position as the region’s most modern cruise infrastructure, a perfect gateway attracting tourists and cruise lines from all over the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd February 2023: Dubai Harbour, the city’s extraordinary seafront district, has welcomed the iconic Queen Mary 2, the world’s only ocean liner, on its Centenary World Voyage . Observing the maiden call of this spectacular vessel, Captain Hashmi met with Dubai Harbour ......read more
SITA’s latest Air Transport IT Insights report reveals accelerated digitalization to help airlines and airports meet rising passenger demand
01 February 2023 – Faced with increased disruptions, baggage mountains, and staff shortages, airports and airlines are ramping up their investment in technology to digitalize their operations and speed up the passenger journey by offering more self-service options.
SITA’s 2022 Air Transport IT Insights report, published today, reveals that with the post-pandemic recovery CIOs want to ensure operations are as agile and resilient as they are efficient, with IT solutions seen as central to their success. This has spurred an acceleration of digitalization, with airlines and airports looking to key technology solutions to fortify their operations against disruption while ......read more
Emiratis will receive state-of-the-art training, and play a valuable frontline role in protecting the ‘Gateway to Dubai’
Dubai, UAE – 1st February 2023: Dubai Airports is looking to attract young, ambitious, and dynamic Emiratis to enrol in its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme and take up the role as frontline heroes at the world’s busiest international airport.
As part of a recruitment drive, Dubai Airports is actively seeking the next cohort of Emiratis to join its intensive training programme. It comprises English language training provided in partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), followed by an intensive firefighting training programme, provided through International Fire Training Centre-Serco at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport.
With many school ......read more
• Shanghai will initially be served with two weekly flights starting from 20 January 2023
• Beijing will be served with a daily non-stop flight starting from 15 March 2023
• Emirates’ four weekly flights to Guangzhou will increase to a daily service from 1 February 2023
Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2023: Emirates will ramp up its operations in China ahead of the New Lunar Year and in response to strong travel demand, boosting connectivity to its gateways; Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing as the country reopens its borders and eases its COVID-related entry restrictions.
Shanghai – service resumption from 20 January 2023 with twice weekly service, gradually increasing to daily service from 1 March
Emirates will resume passenger services to Shanghai starting with two ......read more
The airline continues to rebuild its global network and ramp up operations to meet robust travel demand.
Emirates has also announced it will resume its second daily service to London Stansted in May 2023, boosting its London operations to 11 daily flights.
By the end of this summer, Emirates will have recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic A380 network.
Dubai, UAE: 13 January 2023 – Emirates has announced it will scale up its A380 operations with the iconic double-decker returning to Glasgow (26 March 2023), Nice (1 June 2023) and Birmingham (1 July 2023). The airline has also announced it will resume its second daily service to Stansted starting from 1 May 2023, utilising its wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its renowned ‘Game Changer' First Class product. With the return of the second daily ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 13, 2023: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, starts the year with its annual Global Sale offering great deals for travellers looking to explore new destinations and visit friends & family.
Guests can take advantage of special sale fares to select Etihad destinations, with the Global Sale running until 20 January 2023, for travel between 18 January and 15 June 2023.
With the Global Sale, guests can fly to some of the world’s top destinations including London, Istanbul, Phuket, Paris and more, with fares starting as low as AED 695 in Economy and AED 3,995 in Business. Economy fares to Rome start at 895 AED and Mumbai start at AED 795.
Travellers wishing to travel to London in Etihad’s Business class can take advantage of the sale from as little as ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 11 January 2023: Emirates will offer passengers yet another opportunity to ‘fly better’, with new high-speed, inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft - scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global coverage, even on flights over the Arctic.
The Airbus A350s will be the first Emirates aircraft to take advantage of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the world’s first and only globally available broadband network, ensuring passengers can enjoy uninterrupted global connectivity, no matter their destination, including the North Pole. The advanced high-speed capabilities of the ......read more
10, January 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022.
• Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels.
• International traffic rose 85.2% versus November 2021. The Asia-Pacific continued to report the strongest year-over-year results with all regions showing improvement compared to the prior year. November 2022 international RPKs reached 73.7% of November 2019 levels.
• Domestic traffic for November 2022 was up 3.4% compared to November 2021 with travel restrictions in China continuing to dampen the global result. Total November 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.7% of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2023: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has added a Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft to its managed fleet. DCAF will manage and operate the new aircraft on behalf of its private owner. This brings the total number of aircraft under management to nine.
The new aircraft will be based at DCAF’s home base at Al Maktoum International Airport.
The management contract will see DCAF provide full Flight Operational Aircraft Management services, Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al Maktoum International Airport, in addition to providing maintenance services for the aircraft.
Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, said: “This year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are extremely pleased to ......read more
Competitive salary and benefits for globe-trotting crew – Etihad is searching for ambitious individuals to join its award-winning cabin crew
Etihad Airways, the award-winning national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is continuing its global recruitment campaign, seeking talented people who love to explore the world while delivering world-renowned customer service.
As travel demand surges, Etihad continues to grow and will be hiring candidates across cities worldwide throughout January.
Etihad has a diverse cabin crew team made up of more than 150 nationalities that currently fly to 64 destinations around the world.
Cabin crew will be based in the city of Abu Dhabi, known for its warm hospitality and culture. The city is recognised for its safety, stunning beaches, award-winning ......read more
09, January 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand softened as economic headwinds persist.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 13.7% compared to November 2021 (-14.2% for international operations).
• Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was 1.9% below November 2021. This was the second year-on-year contraction following the first last month (in October) since April 2022. International cargo capacity decreased 0.1% compared to November 2021.
• Compared to pre-COVID-19 levels (November 2019), there was a smaller contraction in overall demand (-10.1%), while capacity was down 8.8%.
• Several factors in the operating environment should ......read more
The airline will operate 61 return flights per weekbetween Hong Kong and 13 Mainland cities
Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s latest measures to facilitate quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland, as well as the lifting of transit restrictions, effective 8 January 2023.
In light of today’s announcement, Cathay Pacific will more than double its flights into the Chinese Mainland, operating 61 return flights per week between Hong Kong and 13 Mainland cities from 14 January 2023. This compares to the 27 flights per week from Hong Kong to the Mainland, and 50 flights per week from the Mainland to Hong Kong that the airline is currently operating.
Cathay Pacific is working actively to resume and add more flights progressively between Hong Kong and ......read more
Dubai, UAE: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 10 billion in total during the week ending 06 January 2023. The sum of transactions was 2,702.
270 plots were sold for AED 2.25 billion, 1,903 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.89 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Marsa Dubai sold for AED 623.07 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 77.23 million in Al Thanyah Fifth, and a land sold for AED 623.07 million in Marsa Dubai in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 133 sales transactions worth AED 386.38 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 49 sales transactions worth AED 228.15 million, and Al Merkadh with 12 sales transactions worth AED 125 million in third place.
The top three transfers for apartments and villas ......read more
04 January 2023: “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years.
Research undertaken around the arrival of the Omicron variant concluded that putting barriers in the way of travel made no difference to the peak spread of infections. At most, restrictions delayed that peak by a few days. If a new variant emerges in any part of the world, the same situation would be expected.
That’s why governments should listen to the advice of experts, including the WHO, that advise against travel restrictions. We have the tools to manage COVID-19 without ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E. - 4 January 2023 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd, the global aviation services company, today announced that it has completed its annual review with Morningstar Sustainalytics, who has assessed DAE’s ESG Risk Rating to be ‘Low Risk’, with a score of 14.4. The Summary ESG Risk Rating Report on DAE can be accessed here or on DAE’s website.
Today, DAE also announced that it has received a ‘C’ score from CDP for its Climate Change 2022 response, this is the best among our aircraft leasing industry peers. This score is consistent with our roadmap to improving our overall ESG Risk Management, first through disclosure, and now, by building awareness, followed by increasing our overall impact. DAE’s CDP disclosure can be accessed here or on DAE’s ......read more
United Arab Emirates – With over 1.5 million passengers expected over the winter break, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will be celebrating the festive season in the sky with a special-themed menu and props for guests on board selected flights.
Over the festive period, the classic festive themed menu will be available from 23 to 25 December on many routes including the US, UK, Canada, Lebanon, South Korea, the Philippines, the Seychelles, South Africa, Australia, and most destinations across Europe. The delicious menu includes festive favourites such as turkey roulade, chestnut stuffing and chocolate yule log with cherry compote.
For the first time, Etihad will be ushering in the New Year in style on its flights. On 31 December 2022, all flights crossing midnight in the sky will join in the ......read more
Largest beachfront project in Sharjah stretches over 3.5 KM across the shoreline overlooking the Arabian Gulf
● Al Heera Beachfront offers service, sports and public facilities for residents, visitors and tourists.
● The project offers rental units for investors, to grow their commercial operations within the tourism industry.
● It includes a pro-skatepark called ‘KOTA Skatepark’,
● Al Heera Beach also features jogging and cycling tracks, as well as a children’s play area
Sharjah, December 22, 2022
Today, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has opened their latest beachfront destination in Sharjah, ‘Al Heera Beach’. The project, which stretches over 3.5km of shoreline in the Al Fisht area, has a picturesque ......read more
• The Dubai-based carrier operated 1,290 flights between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Doha International Airport (DIA) from 21 November until 19 December 2022
• The carrier enabled more than 130,000 football fans, representing 171 nationalities, to travel conveniently to Doha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 December 2022: Dubai-based flydubai announced today that it has enabled more than 130,000 football fans to travel conveniently to take part in the biggest football tournament in the world. The carrier has operated 1,290 flights between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Doha International Airport (DIA) between 21 November and 19 December.
Passengers from 171 countries travelled conveniently to Doha on these Match Day Shuttle flights to cheer on their favourite teams. The top 10 nationalities in terms of the ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E. - 13 December 2022 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd announced today that its Board of Directors and Shareholders had authorized an additional US$300 million for bond repurchases to be conducted through open market transactions. To date, DAE has repurchased approximately US$815 million of principal amount of its publicly traded bonds under the previous authorizations of US$900 million. DAE now has US$385 million of available authority to repurchase bonds.
DAE Chief Executive Officer Firoz Tarapore said: “Today, we are increasing our available authorization as the current interest rate environment is creating opportunities for us to acquire our outstanding debt at compelling price levels.”
DAE currently has US$3.2 billion of publicly traded bonds outstanding in the capital ......read more
8 December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Travalyst, have joined forces with the aim of providing consumers with a consistent, accurate and widely available calculation of their carbon footprint from air travel.
As all sectors of the aviation and travel industries come together in pursuit of net zero CO2 goals, this new and major collaboration effort will bring even greater transparency, accuracy and consistency to how a traveler’s carbon footprint is calculated.
Travalyst and IATA both possess a deep understanding of the traveller as well as relevant technical and operational expertise, which will enable the two organisations to collaborate closely to align CO2 emission calculations. This collaboration will focus on both data and standard methodology for route-based passenger ......read more
7 December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production will reach at least 300 million liters in 2022—a 200% increase on 2021 production of 100 million liters. More optimistic calculations estimate total production in 2022 could reach 450 million liters. Both scenarios position the SAF industry on the verge of an exponential capacity and production ramp-up toward an identified tipping point of 30 billion liters by 2030, with the right supporting policies.
Airlines are committed to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and see SAF as a key contributor. Current estimates expect SAF to account for 65% of the mitigation needed for this, requiring a production capacity of 450 billion liters annually in 2050.
Having agreed to a Long Term Aspirational Goal ......read more
06, December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry in 2023 as airlines continue to cut losses stemming from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their business in 2022.
• In 2023, airlines are expected to post a small net profit of $4.7 billion—a 0.6% net profit margin. It is the first profit since 2019 when industry net profits were $26.4 billion (3.1% net profit margin).
• In 2022, airline net losses are expected to be $6.9 billion (an improvement on the $9.7 billion loss for 2022 in IATA’s June outlook). This is significantly better than losses of $42.0 billion and $137.7 billion that were realized in 2021 and 2020 respectively.
“Resilience has been the hallmark for airlines in ......read more
Dubai Airports has launched a two-year plan that will elevate the travel experience for POD
Dubai, UAE – December 5, 2022: Dubai Airports is introducing a comprehensive new programme to ensure the delivery of a sector leading, inclusive, and seamless travel experience for all People of Determination (POD) with hidden disabilities that travel through Dubai International (DXB).
As part of Dubai Airport’s shared values ‘We all meet the world differently’, this new initiative will contribute to the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 vision for Dubai to be the world’s leading disability-friendly city and barrier-free community that empowers and welcomes all POD travellers. This new programme will roll out in two phases over two years and unite service partners across the DXB community to ......read more
5 December 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in October.
• Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6% compared to October 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.2% of October 2019 levels.
• Domestic traffic for October 2022 slipped 0.8% compared to the year-ago period as stringent COVID-related travel restrictions in China dampened global figures. Total October 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.9% of the October 2019 level. Domestic forward bookings remain at around 70% of pre-pandemic level.
• International traffic climbed 102.4% versus October 2021. October 2022 international RPKs reached 72.1% of October 2019 levels with all markets recording
strong ......read more
• dans promotes own programme to develop national capabilities in the field of Air Navigation
• Ahmed bin Saeed: "Attracting national talent to work in the aviation sector is an essential part of our strategy"
Dubai, November 29, 2022:
Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) has announced that eight new UAE citizens have joined the organisation, after they successfully completed its special programme, which is concerned with developing the capabilities of national human resources in the field of air navigation, in accordance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the General Civil Aviation Authority in UAE.
The list of Emiratis who completed ICAO courses included: Engineer Jumana Aljasmi, Noora Obaid Al Mheiri, Mohamed Al Teneiji, Abdulla ......read more
• Qatar Tourism reveals an incredible live destination art experience featuring goalpost-shaped installations that frame some of Qatar’s most picturesque views
• David Beckham has captured a picture in front of one of the goalposts to mark the launch
28 November 2022: Qatar Tourism has unveiled ‘Posts of Qatar’: ten distinctive goalpost art installations that frame some of the most iconic landmarks and Insta-worthy spots across the country. The iconic former football player, David Beckham captured the first of many pictures to be taken at one of the goalposts ahead of millions of football fans visiting Qatar in November and December.
Each ‘Posts of Qatar’ installation has been created by an individual artist or a pair of artists, with two goalposts designed ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 22, November 2022: This month marks five years since Emirates and flydubai activated their extensive partnership and joined forces to offer customers unrivalled travel options to every corner of the globe. They’ve certainly delivered on their promise. The carriers’ joint route network has significantly expanded, enabling more than 11 million customers to connect on over 250,000 flights and benefit from seamless travel since the partnership launched in 2017.
The innovative partnership goes beyond the standard codesharing model and today includes integrated network collaboration, schedule optimisation, seamless connectivity at Dubai International airport (DXB) between Terminals 2 and 3, baggage transfers on a single itinerary, as well as reciprocal loyalty benefits under the joint loyalty programme, ......read more
Passengers are experiencing a faster, more efficient journey from check-in to boarding
21 November 2022 – Passengers traveling from Geneva Airport can now breeze through self-service touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, and security thanks to digital passenger processing technology from SITA. The new touchpoints are helping to reduce wait times and provide more flexibility to passengers increasingly seeking digital travel solutions.
Passengers and staff will also soon further benefit from boosted efficiencies thanks to Geneva Airport’s new Airport Operations System (AOS), enabling intelligent optimization of operational processes and improving real-time information sharing to passengers and staff airport-wide.
This investment in the newest passenger and operational technologies is part of a wider ......read more
Great rewards for the greater good – start the festive season on a positive note by travelling with Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific is eyeing up a greener future for travel, with the carrier’s annual Green Friday promotion, customers can experience the joy of travelling with not only great travel deals and additional bonus miles, but also by making a positive impact on the environment.
With up to 15 per cent off select destinations across cabin classes, travellers can take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s Green Friday promotion between 18 – 29 November 2022 for all travel booked through to 31 March 2023. The Green Friday promotion offers connections into highly sought-after ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 November 2022: Dubai Airports in collaboration with its service partner Mawgif has made paying for car parks across Dubai International (DXB) a breeze for airport users with the launch of a new mobile payment option – ‘Scan, Pay and Go’.
Through ‘Scan, Pay and Go’, DXB car park users need to simply scan the QR code on their parking entry ticket to be directed to the payment gateway where they can select one of three secure payment methods – Visa, MasterCard or Apple Pay – to complete the transaction. The users have a 10-minute window after completing the transaction to exit the gate barrier. Car park users do not need to visit or remember any website, register online or download any smartphone application to be able to use ‘Scan. Pay and Go’, making the option even ......read more
8 November 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published results from a survey of 500 European business leaders. Using air transport to do business across borders, these business leaders confirmed the critical nature of air transport to their business success:
• 89% believed that being close to an airport with global connections gives them a competitive advantage
• 84% could not imagine doing business without access to air transport networks
• 82% thought their business could not survive without connectivity to global supply chains via air transport
Some 61% of business leaders surveyed rely on aviation for global connectivity—either exclusively (35%) or in combination with intra-Europe travel (26%). The remainder (39%) primarily use intra-European networks. ......read more
08, November2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and regulators to encourage stronger European cohesion and economic development by embracing policies to promote greater air connectivity. Key to this is recognizing the different strengths and benefits offered by the diverse types of carriers operating in Europe.
“Europe, just like the rest of the world, relies on air connectivity, which is vital for society, tourism, and trade. Business users of the European air transport network--large and small—have confirmed this in a recent IATA survey: 82% say that access to global supply chains is “existential” for their business. And 84% “cannot imagine doing business” without access to air transport networks. The deregulation that delivered the ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 08 November 2022 – Emirates has announced a firm order for 5 new Boeing 777-200LR freighter aircraft, with 2 units to be delivered in 2024 and the remaining 3 units in 2025.
The agreement, worth over US$ 1.7 billion at list prices, takes the airline’s total order book to 200 wide-body aircraft.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said: "Emirates is investing in new freighters so that we can continue to serve customer demand with the latest fuel-efficient aircraft. This order reflects Emirates’ confidence in airfreight demand and overall aviation sector growth. It lays the ground for our continued growth, which is driven by the reach of our diverse global network, the advanced handling infrastructure at our Dubai hub, and ......read more
7 November 2022 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for September 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong.
• Total traffic in September 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 57.0% compared to September 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 73.8% of September 2019 levels.
• Domestic traffic for September 2022 was up 6.9% compared to the year-ago period. Total September 2022 domestic traffic was at 81% of the September 2019 level.
• International traffic climbed 122.2% versus September 2021. September 2022 international RPKs reached 69.9% of September 2019 levels. All markets reported strong growth, led by Asia-Pacific.
“Even with economic and geopolitical uncertainties, the demand for air transport ......read more
07 November 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for September 2022 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand softened.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 10.6% compared to September 2021 (-10.6% also for international operations), but continued to track at near pre-pandemic levels (-3.6%).
• Capacity was 2.4% above September 2021 (+5.0% for international operations) but still 7.4% below September 2019 levels (-8.1% for international operations).
• Several factors in the operating environment should be noted:
o Following contractions across major economies, the global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for new export orders also contracted (for a third month in a row) to its lowest level in two years.
o ......read more
• The Dubai-based airline adds six destinations to its network with flights to Cagliari, Corfu, Hofuf, Krabi, Milan and Pattaya
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 November 2022: flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, today announced the launch of flights to six destinations as it continues to grow its network. This includes the start of flights to Cagliari, Corfu, Krabi, Milan and Pattaya from 2023 as well as the resumption of flights to Hofuf from 24 November 2022 and flights are available for booking on flydubai.com.
Since the start of 2022, flydubai has launched flights to more than 20 destinations, including Pisa and Catania in Italy, Osh in Kyrgyzstan as well as Samarkand and Namangan in Uzbekistan. The addition of these six routes will see the flydubai network expand to 113 destinations in 53 countries. This represents a ......read more
• Both companies will drive the development and production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from circular raw materials, in addition to other energy alternatives such as green hydrogen and electrification
• This new partnership between Cepsa and a major airline represents the company’s steadfast commitment to SAF and ambition to lead in these sustainable fuels with an annual production of 800,000 tons by 2030
• Sustainable fuels reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional options
Cepsa, a Mubadala group company, and Etihad signed an MoU to accelerate the decarbonization of air transport by researching and producing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Both companies prioritise the development of these sustainable fuels as a tool to further reduce the carbon ......read more
Sharjah – March 1, 2023 – Sharjah Airport Authority held its meeting under the theme of ‘Moving Forward Together’ to recognize the valuable contributions of its media and strategic partners in delivering exceptional travel experiences and services to passengers.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority; H.E. Sheikh ......read more
Sharjah, February 22, 2023- Sharjah Airport Authority is participating in the 10th edition of Air Cargo Africa exhibition, which is being held from February 21 to 23, 2023, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Authority is dedicated to participate in such significant events to showcase its cargo expertise as well as to promote Sharjah Airport as a major hub for airfreight in the Middle East. ......read more