Middle East – Page 2

  • Dubai air show
    News

    Emirates and Gulf Air firm codeshare plan

    2022-11-09T17:16:00Z

    Middle Eastern carriers Emirates and Gulf Air are set to launch their codeshare next month after formalising the agreement during the Bahrain air show today.

  • Royal Jordanian P&W signing
    News

    Royal Jordanian signs Pratt & Whitney deal for A320neo, E-Jet fleets

    2022-11-09T16:13:00Z

    Royal Jordanian and Pratt & Whitney have signed propulsion contracts to equip the carrier’s future Airbus A320neo-family and Embraer E-Jet E2 aircraft with geared turbofan engines.

  • First F-16V for Bahrain
    Analysis

    F-16 deliveries near resumption, as Bahrain’s lead Block 70 jet takes shape

    2022-11-09T06:04:00Z

    Instead of dying out as Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II scoops up an increasing number of international orders, the manufacturer’s older F-16 is enjoying a late-life revival.

  • JF-17 at Bahrain air show
    News

    Pakistan debuts JF-17 fighters at Bahrain air show

    2022-11-09T05:47:00Z

    Pakistan’s air force has brought a trio of JF-17 fighters to make the type’s Bahrain show debut, with the “Thunder” taking part in the flying display.

  • Israir tail-c-Israir
    News

    Israeli state takes Israir convertible bonds in exchange for financial aid

    2022-11-08T11:03:00Z

    Israel’s government is to provide financial assistance to operator Israir Group in exchange for convertible bonds. The ministry of finance has agreed to provide 33 million shekels ($9.4 million) to the company’s aviation and tourism division. It will provide the funding in US dollars, and receive convertible bonds as collateral ...

  • Emirates 777F Boeing
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    ​Emirates places order for five new 777Fs

    2022-11-08T07:01:00Z

    Emirates has placed a firm order for five Boeing 777Fs in a deal worth over $1.7 billion at list prices.

  • Israir ATR
    News

    Israir unifying its fleet around A320s after agreeing to sell ATR 72s

    2022-11-05T10:28:00Z

    Israeli leisure operator Israir has tentatively agreed to sell its pair of ATR 72-500 turboprops, in order to simplify its fleet. Israir intends to unify its fleet based on Airbus A320s. It has six A320s – two owned and four dry-leased – and intends to add a seventh in the ...

  • Smartwings 737-c-Smartwings
    News

    Israeli carrier Israir lines up bid for Czech operator Smartwings

    2022-11-04T17:46:00Z

    Israeli leisure carrier Israir has identified Czech budget operator Smartwings as the target of a takeover offer. Israir, which was acquired by an investment firm last year, had disclosed earlier this year that it was participating in a private process with a view to acquiring the entire share capital of ...

  • El Al 787-c-El Al
    News

    Israel’s El Al repays $45m state loan

    2022-11-04T07:44:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has repaid a state loan of $45 million advanced to the carrier as part of a financial support package. The airline, which had indicated in September that it would be repaying the loan two years ahead of schedule, says the transaction was completed on 2 November. ...

  • Royal Jordanian A320-c-Bjorn Strey Creative Commons
    News

    Fuel-price pressure prolongs Royal Jordanian’s financial misery

    2022-11-03T06:00:00Z

    Royal Jordanian Airlines edged into a third-quarter operating profit, with a surplus of JD5.3 million ($7.4 million), but net losses for the quarter and the nine-month period were worse than last year’s figures. The flag-carrier generated revenues of JD452 million for the nine months to 30 September – including JD363 ...

  • Bell 505
    News

    Royal Jordanian Air Force orders Bell 505 trainers

    2022-11-02T07:24:00Z

    The Royal Jordanian Air Force is to acquire 10 Bell 505s for training duties, under a deal signed with the US manufacturer on 1 November.

  • Kuwait Airways-c-Airbus
    News

    Kuwait Airways looks to acquire freighters as fleet modernisation advances

    2022-10-31T20:49:00Z

    Kuwait Airways is looking to take advantage of increasing cargo demand with the acquisition of dedicated freighters for its fleet. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Abu Dhabi, chief executive Maen Razouqi said he believed the airline could support up to five freighters. “We don’t ...

  • Jazeera Airbus A320neo
    News

    Strong summer lifts Jazeera past 2019 passenger levels over first nine months

    2022-10-31T16:12:00Z

    Kuwaiti low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways lifted operating profits by 25% to KD16.1 million ($51.8 million) in the third quarter on a doubling of revenues.

  • Yemenia-c-Yemenia
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    Yemenia seeks to double fleet as it rebuilds shattered network

    2022-10-27T06:53:00Z

    Arabian operator Yemenia is still trying to restore its network after years of civil war in the Middle Eastern state, and resumption of flights earlier this year. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Abu Dhabi, Yemenia chair Nasser Mahmoud said the airline wanted to expand ...

  • Covid-c-WHO
    News

    Arab carriers urge governments to avoid repeating ‘draconian’ pandemic response

    2022-10-25T14:34:00Z

    Arab airlines are urging governments to revise their approach to a potential future pandemic, including recognising that a rapid implementation of closing borders did not mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Speaking during a briefing at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Abu Dhabi, secretary general Abdul Wahab Teffaha highlighted ...

  • Teffaha-c-FlightGlobal
    News

    AACO chief: Future Israeli ties possible if momentum for peace reaches regional level

    2022-10-25T14:09:00Z

    Arab Air Carriers Organization secretary general Abdul Wahab Teffaha is not ruling out possible future ties with Israeli entities, if the recent momentum of improved Arab-Israeli relationships eventually leads to recognition at a higher regional level. Normalised diplomatic relations between Israel and a number of Arab countries have been achieved ...

  • Nesma Airbus-c-Fabrizio Berni Creative Commons
    News

    Nesma aims for fleet expansion after Egyptian investment

    2022-10-25T09:35:00Z

    Egyptian carrier Nesma Airlines is looking to expand its fleet next year, having consolidated its operation under a single air operator’s certificate. The airline was operating with Egyptian and Saudi Arabian licences but has been brought under Egyptian investment, chief executive Karim Baky told FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carriers ...

  • Royal Jordanian fleet-c-Royal Jordanian
    News

    Royal Jordanian modernises but cost pressures push back break-even target

    2022-10-25T09:15:00Z

    Royal Jordanian Airlines expects its break-even target to be pushed back at least to 2024 as a result of the continuing pressures on the air transport industry. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Abu Dhabi, Royal Jordanian chief executive Samer Majali said the carrier had ...

  • Qatar 787-9-c-Qatar Airways
    News

    Italy’s Optimares loses legal case over axed Qatar Airways seat-supply contract

    2022-10-21T10:12:00Z

    Qatar Airways has emerged as the victor in a court case against Italian airline seat manufacturer Optimares, over the termination of contracts for design and supply of seats for Boeing 777-9, 787-9 and Airbus A321 jets. The contracts were originally agreed in 2018-19 and covered business-class seats for the Boeings ...

  • Etihad HQ-c-Abu Dhabi government
    News

    Former TAP chief to lead Etihad Aviation Group as government transfers ownership

    2022-10-19T10:43:00Z

    Abu Dhabi’s government has transferred Etihad Aviation Group to the portfolio of state-owned investment and holding company ADQ, which has named former TAP Portugal chief Antonoaldo Neves as the company’s new head, succeeding Tony Douglas. Douglas has chosen to “pursue a new opportunity elsewhere” but will remain as an advisor ...