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25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1 - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

In further signs of an economic recovery in Dubai, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), the leading business aviation company with its own FBO and hangar facility, has recorded a 25% increase in private and business jet activity in the first quarter of this year.  From its fully integrated facility at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, DCAF saw an increased number of VVIP guests ar...

2021 Rome ecoFlight Highlights

Etihad Airways once again takes to the skies with its first Greenliner eco trial flight (ecoflight) for 2021,  testing eco-friendly initiatives in support of sustainable aviation. With the objective to be the “Safest, Greenest flight”; this ecoflight will demonstrate Covid-19 health and safety measures (Wellness) alongside environmental conservation priorities (Sustainability). Op...

New seasonal routes for the summer with fludubai

flydubai has added two seasonal summer routes for passengers from Dubai and across the region. The carrier, which operates to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Turkey, will also operate to Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) and Trabzon Airport (TZX).  Flights to Bodrum, the main gateway to the Turkish Riviera,&nbs...

To provide direct integrated booking options Etihad Cargo partners with WiseTech Global

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has advanced its international digital booking reach through a new partnership with WiseTech Global Limited, a leading cloud-based software solutions provider for the global logistics industry. By leveraging WiseTech’s logistics execution platform, CargoWise, Etihad Cargo will seamlessly integrate with the world&rsquo...

Rom Top Aviation becomes Etihad Cargo GSA for Israel

Etihad Cargo has selected Rom Top Aviation Ltd as its general sales agent (GSA) for the State of Israel. The appointment comes ahead of the 6 April launch of Etihad’s scheduled twice-weekly Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv service and as official Israeli government figures point to rising trade with the UAE following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two in the wake of l...

Tawazun approves major offset program, Strata to supply aircraft components to Pilatus Aircraft

Tawazun Economic Council and Swiss-based Pilatus Aircraft Ltd have entered into an offset agreement under which, Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, will add a further three composite work packages for the PC-24 aircraft models by the beginning of 2021. The agreement was signed by Matar Ali...

The 737 MAX aircraft is ready to flydubai

Flydubai announced that its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will return to passenger service from 08 April. This follows the airline’s compliance with all of the requirements outlined in the Safety Decision issued by its regulator, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), to ensure the safe return of the aircraft to service. flydubai has a fleet of 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and four...

How Etihad Airways has navigated the pandemic

Etihad Airways marks one year since the UAE announced flights were to be grounded due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In recognition of this, Etihad has released a video charting the key milestones in the most challenging year in aviation history. Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “As the pandemic took hold, the announcement on 23 March 2020 to groun...

flydubai offers attractive fares for the spring and summer period

flydubai announces attractive fares to select destinations that are available to book from AED 755. In addition, holidays by flydubai packages to Africa, Central Asia, Europe, the Subcontinent and the Middle East can be booked from as little as AED 1,899 per person. Whether travelling to visit family and loved ones back home or getting ready to take a well-earned break and travel somewhere new,...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim receives Stage 2 IS-BAH certification

As further proof of its commitment to provide customers with the highest levels of service and safety, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has received the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 2 certification for its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) located at Dubai South. DCAF had completed its Stage 1 certification in May 2019.  IS-BAH Stage 2 Certification is the second...

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal sign MOU to expand strategic partnership

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the codeshare partnership currently in place between both airlines. The new agreement will see customers of both airlines benefit from seamless connectivity on many new routes across the Americas, North Africa and East Asia. Emirates and TAP Air Portugal will also explore ways to enhance the co-operation on t...

Business aviation market recovers - ExecuJet expands Middle East fleet

ExecuJet expands its Middle East activities, adding a Global 6000 and a Global 7500 to the regional fleet. The Global 6000, which joined the fleet in February 2021 for a Turkish client, is based at Istanbul’s Atta Turk International Airport. The new Global 7500, which joined the fleet in December 2020 to become the first Global 7500 in the Middle East and the third aircra...