Yemenia renews fleet

Sana'a-based Yemen Airways (Yemenia) is reviewing its fleet and may seek up to four 200-seater aircraft for international routes. The new aircraft will be used in part to replace two A310s, which are coming off lease in late 2007. A fourth Boeing 737-800 will arrive this year, and deposits have been paid on six A350s for delivery from 2012.

Emirates adds Newcastle

Emirates in September will become the first long-haul scheduled passenger carrier to serve Newcastle in the UK. It will operate Airbus A330-200s daily from Dubai.

Kuwait partners Alitalia

Kuwait Airways has forged a codeshare agreement with Alitalia covering services between Kuwait and Italy from January.

Source: Airline Business