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Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flynas records 47% rise in Q1 revenue
Amid strategic expansion plans, Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline flynas reported 47 percent growth in revenue in the first quarter of 2023 as compared to the same period last year, with the number of passengers reaching over 2.4 million.
Saudi airports witness 42% rise in passengers in first 4 months of 2023
Fueled by significant growth in the Saudi travel and tourism sector, air traffic witnessed a strong rebound during the first four months of 2023, recording a 42 percent increase in the number of passengers compared to the same period last year.
Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flynas records 47% rise in Q1 revenue
Amid strategic expansion plans, Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline flynas reported 47 percent growth in revenue in the first quarter of 2023 as compared to the same period last year, with the number of passengers reaching over 2.4 million.
Riyadh's international airport emerges as top aviation facility in Kingdom
RIYADH: King Khalid International Airport has been ranked top in service levels and travel experience aspects compared to other international airports in the Kingdom, according to the General Authority of Civil Aviation.
Dubai’s prime housing market set to record highest global growth
The prime residential market in Dubai is expected to experience the highest growth rate globally, data from a leading property consultancy shows.
Aviation hubs in UAE, Saudi Arabia to drive passenger traffic recovery in Mideast
Key aviation hubs in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are forecast to drive a full recovery of passenger traffic in the Middle East in 2024, with the region set to grow by 4.2 percent annually through to 2040, speakers at the Global Airport Leaders Forum said.
UAE In-Focus — Dubai Airports expects record 83m passengers in 2023
Dubai Airports, which owns and manages the operation of both Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports, has revised its 2023 forecast upward to 83.6 million passengers, bringing it within “striking distance” of its 2019 annual traffic, said its CEO.
UAE: Now, book Etihad Airways flight tickets using Botim
UAE: Now, book Etihad Airways flight tickets using Botim
Emirates announces daily flights to Montreal
Emirates has added Montreal to its growing list of international destinations, according to a company press release.
Dubai Airports offers support to Sudanese passengers affected by flight cancellations
The Dubai Airports has extended support to Sudanese transit passengers who are unable to complete their journey to Khartoum. The passengers' flights were cancelled due to safety considerations arising from the current situation in Sudan.
Jeddah International Airport handles over 2m passengers in Ramadan
Over 2 million passengers have arrived at and departed from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport since the beginning of Ramadan, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.
Cheap UAE-Pakistan flights? Ultra-low-cost airline applies for licence to start service
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has applied for a licence to operate flights to Pakistan and is going through an administrative process.
Saudi aviation cements pandemic recovery with 82% passenger surge in 2022: GASTAT
Air travel in Saudi Arabia is soaring thanks to an 82 percent surge in passengers to 88 million in 2022 compared to the previous 12 months, according to the General Authority of Statistics.
Dubai airport ranked world’s busiest in international passenger traffic for 9th consecutive year
Dubai International (DXB) airport maintained its top position as the busiest airport for international passenger traffic for the ninth consecutive year in 2022, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
Saudi aviation sector scores over 94% in ICAO’s security audit
Saudi Arabia has scored 94.4 percent in a security audit carried out by the International Civil Aviation Organization, as the Kingdom continues to work toward improving its efficiency in the sector.
UAE, Israel agree to increase passenger flights
The UAE and Israel have agreed to increase the number of flights to meet the high demand for passenger traffic between the two countries, officials said.
Some Dubai flights to be delayed for up to 40 mins; DXB issues advisory
Some flights at Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 1 were delayed on Saturday following “a technical issue”.
Dnata handles over 82 million bags through Dubai International Airport in 2022
Dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, handled over 82 million bags through all three terminals at Dubai International airport (DXB) in 2022.
Saudia signs deal for 49 787s
Boeing and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced on Tuesday that the national flag carrier will grow its long-haul fleet with the selection of up to 49 787 Dreamliners.
Saudi Arabia and Boeing strike $37bn deal for 121 aircraft
Saudi Arabia has agreed a $37 billion deal with US firm Boeing which will see the company manufacture up to 121 aircraft to help get the Kingdom's new airline off the ground.
Saudi Crown Prince launches new national carrier Riyadh Air
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday announced the creation of a new national airline “Riyadh Air,” wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Qatar Airways eyes rapid growth as travel demand rebounds
Qatar Airways announced plans for rapid growth on Tuesday, as the travel industry recovers from the pandemic.
Airline announces Dh27 tickets to popular Asian destination
Leading Philippines airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) is celebrating its 27th anniversary in March this year with the launch of another round of seat sales.
Bahrain airport’s passenger traffic spikes to 6.9m in 2022
Bahrain International Airport welcomed 6.9 million passengers in 2022, marking an increase of 125 percent from 3 million in 2021, the Bahrain News Agency reported.
Etihad announces temporary suspension of online check-in services for some passengers
Etihad Airways has announced that online check-in for guests travelling from global airports will be temporarily unavailable for 9 days in March.
UAE airline to suspend flights to European city, citing security reasons
Airline Wizz Air said on Monday it would suspend flights to the Moldovan capital Chisinau from March 14 due to concerns about the safety of its airspace, a decision Moldova's civil aviation authority described as sudden and regrettable.
Dubai travel: Emirates cancels several flights to and from Dusseldorf
Dubai-based Emirates airline announced the cancellation of flights to and from Dusseldorf on February 27 as workers carry out a strike over pay.
Business leaders welcome rail network, count savings
Business leaders in the UAE have enthusiastically welcomed the UAE rail network with some already counting the savings because of it.
Rail network linking UAE and Oman receives $3bn investment boost
A plan to build a new rail network linking the UAE and Oman is a step closer thanks to a new $3 billion agreement.
Airfares jump 200% during national days
Travel agencies in Kuwait have witnessed great turnout by citizens and residents in the past few days to book flights during the national holidays, which has led to an over 200 percent increase in ticket prices to several destinations.
Dubai Airport to welcome 78m passengers in 2023, operator forecasts
With Dubai set to host major events such as the next UN Climate Change Conference, Dubai International Airport expects 78 million travelers to pass through its gates in 2023 after passenger traffic more than doubled in the past year.
UAE-Oman railway: New agreement signed to develop 303km network
Oman and Etihad Rail Company, the developer and operator of the UAE-Oman Rail Network, signed a cooperation agreement with Mubadala Investment Company, a sovereign investor in Abu Dhabi, to support the development of the 303km railway network, which connects Oman and the UAE, with an overall investment value of $3 billion.
Dubai flights: Passenger traffic at DXB more than doubles to over 66 million in 2022
Dubai International (DXB) passenger traffic more than doubled to over 66 million in 2022 on the back of a strong recovery.
UAE flights: Emirates' new $135-million pilot training centre to increase training capacity by 54%
Emirates will soon build an advanced training facility to accommodate 6 Full Flight Simulator Bays (FFS) for its future Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X aircraft. The brand new, 63,318 sq. ft. facility is slated to open in March 2024.
Kuwait Airways plans to expand its network with 20 new routes in 2023
Kuwait Airways plans to launch 20 new destinations in 2023, including a number of new cities to its winter schedule, as the airlines moves towards diversifying its network around the world, revealed the company’s top official.
Dubai: Sustainable aviation fuel reduces carbon emissions by 80%
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent compared to fossil fuel, according to industry officials.
Kuwait Airways losses drop by KD 52m
Kuwait Airways will acquire the “T4” building after renting it out for about KD 1 million annually, said Captain Ali Al-Dukhan, chairman of the board of directors at Kuwait Airways Company (KAC) during a press conference held by the company to announce its 2022 financial results.
UAE flights: Airline announces Dh129 ticket to popular tourist destination
Abu Dhabi -based ultra low-fare airline, Wizz Air, which had recently launched exciting routes from Abu Dhabi to Antalya, Turkey has relaunched its popular route to Salalah, Oman.
Saudi Arabia’s flynas eyes expansion with new units in two more countries: Report
Saudi Arabian low-coast air carrier flynas is eyeing to expand its global presence by opening new units in two countries, according to a report.
Emirates airline resumes flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport
Emirates airline is resuming its services to Tokyo-Haneda airport starting April 2, as it rebuilds its Japanese network, state news agency WAM reported.
Emirates airline revises Skywards policy; more miles needed for Business Class upgrades
Emirates airline has revised its policy regarding its loyalty programme Skywards Miles for Business Class and First Class passengers.
Saudi airline flynas records 91% growth in passengers to 8.7m in 2022
Saudi airline flynas witnessed an annual passenger rise of 91 percent in 2022 to 8.7 million, as the low-cost carrier benefitted from the tourism sector's post-pandemic resurgence.
UAE-UK flights: Emirates issues advisory for passengers flying out from today
Emirates' passengers who are travelling to the UK from today until New Year's Eve may have to wait longer at British airports' border controls as passport control staff started their industrial strike, the Dubai-based airline said in an advisory.
Dubai travel: Emirates resumes flights to 95% of pre-pandemic network destinations
Emirates on Tuesday announced resumption of flights to 95 per cent of its pre-pandemic network destinations.
Dubai overnight visitors jump 134% to 11.4 million; Indians, Pakistanis among top travellers
The number of overnight visitors to Dubai in the first 10 months of 2022 more than doubled, driven by a strong inflow of tourists from India, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Mideast airlines record 114.7% air traffic surge in October
Amid a sustained recovery in global air travel, Middle Eastern airlines saw a 114.7 per cent traffic rise in October compared to the same 2021 month, the International Air Transport Association said on Monday.
‏Saudi traffic drives Dubai Airports’ recovery post pandemic, says CEO
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia played an important role in the Dubai Airports' recovery post the pandemic as the Kingdom drove significant traffic growth between the two countries, according to the airport’s top official.
Fujairah Airport opens new runway
Coinciding with the UAE’s 51st National Day, Fujairah Airport celebrated obtaining an operating licence for a new runway from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), state news agency WAM reported Friday.
Qatar Airways to resume flights to Taif
Qatar Airways will resume flights to Taif on Jan. 3, making it the airline’s sixth destination in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince announces plan to transform Riyadh airport into a massive aviation hub
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Monday plans to transform Riyadh airport into a massive aviation hub with six parallel runways and designed to accommodate up to 120 million travellers by 2030, state news agency SPA reported.
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