All Middle East news – Page 33

  • El Al 787-c-El Al

    El Al looks to exploit assets in order to strengthen financial position


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is looking at the possibility of using its assets to continuing strengthening its balance sheet, although it has yet to confirm whether these include its landing slots. The airline says it is examining “various outlines” and “all the options available”, working in co-operation with a number ...

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    Malaysia Airlines expands partnership with Qatar Airways


    Malaysia Airlines has deepened cooperation with fellow Oneworld alliance member Qatar Airways, with the two carriers partnering in areas such as cargo and airline operations. 

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    Ground-handler Menzies prepared to accept improved Kuwaiti takeover bid


    Ground-handler Menzies has indicated willingness to recommend a takeover offer from Kuwaiti firm National Aviation Services, after the prospective buyer substantially increased its bid. UK-based Menzies specialises in ground-handling, fuelling and air cargo and operates at over 200 airports. NAS is proposing a cash offer of £6.08 per share which, ...

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    Can Boeing deliver under new pact with Qatar Airways?


    Boeing’s 777X freighter launch was no surprise. But making sure the new jet delivers will be vital to maintaining the airframer’s rekindled relationship with Qatar Airways.

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    New defence show to champion Saudi Arabia’s military might


    Riyadh’s first tri-service defence show will put its military strength and industrial ambitions firmly in the international spotlight – and manufacturers will be keen to discuss the kingdom’s procurement plans.

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    Freeing Qatar A321neo slots is ‘not self-serving’: Airbus chief


    Airbus insists it is not taking a self-serving approach to the cancellation of aircraft orders for Qatar Airways, and that it remains interested in reaching a mutually-acceptable settlement in its dispute with the flag-carrier. The two sides have been engaged in a highly-public spat over fuselage skin-paint deterioration on several ...

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    Etihad signs for A350 freighters after shedding A330-200F fleet


    Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has signed a preliminary agreement for seven Airbus A350 freighters, potentially taking the number of customers for the new aircraft to five. Etihad was previously a customer for the A330-200F, ordering and receiving five of the type, before withdrawing them during a fleet overhaul. The ...

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    Interest in loitering munitions grows in Asia after Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: IAI


    After the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in which loitering munitions were seen as playing a decisive role, interest in the new weapon type among Asian militaries is growing.

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    Turkish Aerospace looks for TF-X partners, customers in Asia


    Turkish Aerospace is on the hunt for potential customers and partners for its TF-X stealth fighter.

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    Air Arabia demonstrates recovery with strong full-year profits


    Middle Eastern budget carrier Air Arabia has turned in a full-year net profit of Dhs720 million ($196 million), following the easing of travel restrictions and a recovering demand for air travel. The Sharjah-based operator’s fourth quarter – which resulted in a net profit of Dhs467 million – was its fifth ...

  • Jazeera A320neo-c-Jazeera Airways

    Aviation Capital and Jazeera firm Airbus narrowbody orders


    Aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group has firmed its tenative commitment for 20 Airbus A220s, while Kuwaiti low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways has finalised its order for 28 A320neo family aircraft.

  • Jazeera A320neo-c-Jazeera Airways

    Jazeera Airways confident as quarterly profit run continues


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is optimistic over recovery prospects after turning in a full-year net profit of KD7.1 million ($23.4 million). The airline transported 1 million passengers last year, contributing to revenues of KD80.4 million, and average load factor reached nearly 69%. “We are confident that restrictions on the ...

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    Second Iraqi A220 arrives as carrier continues talks on lifting EU ban


    Iraqi Airways has received a second Airbus A220-300 as the carrier continues to seek a lifting of a European prohibition on its flights. The airline says the arrival of the jet (YI-ARF) in Baghdad continues the modernisation of its fleet and represents an “important step to enhancing the efficiency of ...

  • Menzies handling-c-Menzies Aviation

    UK handler Menzies rejects Kuwaiti takeover approach


    UK ground-handling specialist John Menzies has rejected an unsolicited takeover approach from a Kuwaiti firm National Aviation Services. John Menzies’ board says NAS has offered to acquire the entire company, with cash, at a price of £5.10 per share. This followed a previous approach for an all-cash offer of £4.60 ...

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    Air Arabia’s new Pakistani carrier to emerge around mid-year: chief


    Air Arabia Group chief Adel Ali expects operations with its new Pakistani joint-venture carrier to commence around mid-year. The new carrier, Fly Jinnah, is being established with conglomerate Lakson Group and will be based in Karachi. Speaking during an event in London on 8 February, Ali said the airline would ...

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Two A350-1000s dropped from Qatar backlog alongside 50 A321neos


    Two Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000s have been dropped from the airline’s backlog, the airframer’s latest official figures reveal. Airbus’s backlog for January 2022 shows the number of Qatar A350-1000s on order has fallen from 42 to 40 – leaving total orders for the -1000 from all customers at 162. It ...

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    Airline Business

    Why has Turkish Airlines’ share price rocketed in recent months?


    While the majority of global airline groups tracked by FlightGlobal have yet to see their share prices return to anything like pre-Covid levels, Turkish Airlines is a different story.

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    Dubai’s Aerovista to introduce converted A321 freighters


    Middle Eastern lessor Aerovista is committing to four Airbus A321 converted freighters through a partnership with US finance firm Petrus Aviation. The A321s will undergo modification by specialist 321 Precision Conversions. Dubai-based Aerovista, which focuses its services on A320-family jets, identifies the initial two aircraft as MSN1451 and MSN1503. Both ...

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    Airline Business

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: February 2022 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    Airline Business

    Boeing 737 Max programme enjoys better news after order setbacks


    Boeing’s 737 Max programme has enjoyed a much-needed period of positive news following an inauspicious end to 2021 that saw Air France-KLM and Qantas place significant narrowbody orders with Airbus.