Middle East – Page 16

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    Flynas signs off on strategy envisaging raising aircraft orders to 250


    Saudi Arabian budget operation Flynas has outlined a strategic plan for the remainder of the decade under which it intends to lift its aircraft orders to 250.

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    Fire hits Kuwait airport’s under-construction passenger terminal


    Kuwait airport’s new passenger terminal has been hit by a fire while still under construction. The extent of any damage to the building, Terminal 2, is unclear. Kuwait’s directorate general of civil aviation states, through its official social media channel, that air traffic at the Gulf airport “has not been ...

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    El Al chief executive Soreq quits to lead former US employer


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al’s chief executive, Avigal Soreq, is stepping down from the top post at the airline after little more than a year. Soreq will leave the role towards the end of June this year, according to El Al. He joined the company in January last year after being ...

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    Kuwait Airways to open second UK destination


    Gulf carrier Kuwait Airways is to open services to a second UK destination, with flights to the city of Manchester. The airline will operate three-times weekly to Manchester from 1 May. Kuwait Airways will deploy Airbus A320neo twinjets on the route, according to information from its reservations system. The airline ...

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    IATA shifts AGM to Doha as Chinese Covid restrictions persist


    IATA has moved its annual general meeting to the Qatari capital Doha this June, after orginal plans to hold the event in Shanghai were hit by continuing Covid travel restrictions in China.

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    JetBlue and Qatar Airways expand their partnership


    JetBlue Airways and Qatar Airways are expanding their partnership to include more codeshares and streamlined flight schedules.

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    IAI explores aerospace co-operation with Morocco under new pact


    Moroccan and Israeli representatives have reached a provisional agreement over co-operation in the aerospace sector, which is likely to explore initiatives on aerostructures and cabin interiors. The memorandum of understanding was signed during a meeting in Rabat between the Moroccan trade and industry minister, Ryad Mezzour, and Israel Aerospace Industries ...

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    Kuwait Airways posted $870m loss in pandemic-hit 2020


    Kuwait Airways’ latest full-year financial statement shows the flag-carrier sustained a net loss of KD264.5 million ($870 million) during the pandemic-hit 2020. The airline’s revenues sank by 64% over the year, to just under KD138 million. Kuwait Airways had already been unprofitable before the crisis, turning in a 2019 net ...

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    Half of world’s top airline markets free of restrictions for vaccinated travellers: IATA


    Half of the world’s top 50 air travel markets are now open to vaccinated international travellers without Covid-19 quarantine or testing requirements, according to IATA, amid increasing momentum towards the relaxation of border controls.

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    Tony Douglas on reshaping Etihad Airways for sustainable future


    More than four years into a major restructuring, group chief executive Tony Douglas sees Etihad Airways emerging from the pandemic with a fresh focus which places the core airline brand at the heart of its strategy.

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: March 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.


    How the UAE’s EDGE will grow in Saudi Arabia


    EDGE attended Riyadh’s inaugural World Defense Show exhibiting just a fraction of its portfolio of products, and offering a glimpse of how Saudi Arabia’s domestic industry ambitions could take off over the coming years.

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    El Al seals Moroccan codeshare after RAM opens Tel Aviv link


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc has reached a codeshare agreement with Israeli counterpart El Al, tightening the newly-formed ties between the two sides. RAM inaugurated a service between its Casablanca hub and Tel Aviv on 13 March. It operated a Boeing 787 on the route, as flight AT228, carrying a ...

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    Emirates sets date to open daily Israeli services


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has set a 23 June date to open daily services to the main Israeli hub at Tel Aviv. Emirates says it will operate Boeing 777-300ERs on the route from Dubai, configured in three classes. The 354-seat twinjets will feature eight suites in first class, 42 lie-flat ...

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    El Al agrees $130m loan against frequent-flyer programme


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has reached a provisional agreement with insurance specialist Phoenix Group regarding a loan to the subsidiary which holds the airline’s frequent-flyer loyalty programme. Upon completion of the transaction, Phoenix will provide a loan of up to $130 million which will be repaid by 31 December 2027. ...

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    Airlines fret about demand tipping point as costs rise everywhere


    There are few things that airlines have been more confident about in recent months than the ‘pent-up’ demand for air travel that would drive the Covid-19 recovery.

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    New roles will propel C-27J Next Generation sales, Leonardo says


    Leonardo is making good progress with the development of additional multi-mission capabilities for its C-27J Next Generation tactical transport, with maritime and firefighting offerings its newest focus areas.

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    How will increased debt change the airline industry?


    As airlines emerge from Covid-19 and into cost pressures exacerbated by war in Europe, they face a years-long effort to pay down the debt accumulated to survive the challenges

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    Airline Business Index shows industry exceeding three-quarters of pre-Covid size


    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry has exceeded three-quarters of its pre-Covid size, driven by rapidly returning passengers and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA

    Static attractions star as weather thwarts World Defense Show flying displays


    With poor weather conditions including dust storms and high wind speeds having forced the cancellation of planned flying displays on the first two days of the 6-9 March World Defense Show in Riyadh, some of Saudi Arabia’s military assets continue to provide the main attraction in the static park.