aviation

March 12, 2020

DUBAI, 11th March, 2020 (WAM) -- The Emirates Group and AirBusiness Academy, a subsidiary of Airbus and learning centre for the aviation and aerospace eco-system, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to extend Airbus’s leadership programme to UAE National employees at the Emirates Group.

The MoU was signed by Amira Al Falasi, Emirates’ Vice President, HR Talent Acquisition and National Talent Development and Serge Golofier, Head of Sales & Marketing at AirBusiness Academy.

The new agreement will enable the Emirates Group’s cadre of"...

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March 12, 2020

ABU DHABI, 11th March 2020 (WAM) -- Effective 1st June 2020, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will transfer all its flights to and from Abu Dhabi and Beijing, and its flights to and from Beijing to Nagoya, Japan, to the new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport, PKX.

Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer, said, 'In October last year, Abu Dhabi Airports inked a sister-airport partnership with Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will strengthen the capital-to-capital link. Today, we are proud to announce that Etihad Airways will be one of the first airlines in"...

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March 11, 2020

Emirates will operate selected flights to Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam from March 12-15 under a special dispensation from the authorities in Saudi Arabia.

The flights will facilitate the return of travellers whose journeys were disrupted by the recent travel restrictions implemented by the kingdom as a containment response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Only Saudi nationals will be allowed to travel on these Emirates flights from Dubai to Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, the airline said in a statement.

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March 11, 2020

DUBAI, 10th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, Ltd. announced today that its Board of Directors and shareholders had authorised an additional US$300 million for bond repurchases to be conducted through open market transactions. To date, DAE has repurchased approximately US$555 million of the principal amount of its publicly traded bonds under the previous authorisations of US$600 million.

DAE Chief Executive Officer Firoz Tarapore said, 'We repurchased approximately US$70 million since recommencing the programme last week. Today, we are increasing our available authorisation as the current disruption in credit markets"...

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March 11, 2020

SHARJAH, 10th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Air Arabia, PJSC, shareholders approved the distribution of 9 percent cash dividend for the financial year ending December 31, 2019, at the company’s Annual General Meeting, AGM), held in Sharjah on Tuesday. The dividend, which is equivalent to nine fils per share, mirrors another year of record financial performance for the award-winning low-cost carrier.

The recommendation of the Board of Directors follows the airline’s strong financial performance in the year ending December 31, 2019, which posted a record net profit of AED 1 billion, an increase of 80 percent compared to 2018.

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March 10, 2020

Etihad Airways and Emirates airline have suspended all flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Middle East reaches around 7,000.

The move comes after the General Authority for Civil Aviation in the kingdom issued a temporary ban on residents travelling to a list of nine countries – including the UAE – in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

The ban also includes residents from the nine countries looking to travel into Saudi Arabia.

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March 10, 2020

SHARJAH, 9th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Air Arabia has announced that it is offering more flexibility to its customers by introducing a new modification fee waiver policy in light of the current travel restrictions and to allow customers the choice of changing travel dates.

According to a press release issued by Air Arabia on Monday, the new waiver policy offers passengers the flexibility to modify their travel bookings without charge and reissuance fees, further underlining Air Arabia’s commitment to providing flexibility and prioritising the convenience of its customers.

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March 9, 2020

ABU DHABI, 8th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is marking International Women’s Day by pledging to increase its female workforce by 25 percent over the next five years – the first airline in the country to make this commitment.

This follows the International Air Travel Association’s, IATA, voluntary ‘25by2025’ campaign which aims to improve gender balance within the aviation industry.

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said, 'We are so proud to already have thousands"...

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March 9, 2020

DUBAI, 8th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Emirates Airline has taken more additional steps that exceed the requirements and regulations of the aviation industry to ensure the health and comfort of its customers, and give them confidence and reassurance in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak around the world.

The airline said in a press statement that it is subjecting all its planes departing from Dubai to precautionary measures that include extensive and comprehensive cleaning and sterilisation of all passenger compartments.

After the latest medical discoveries indicated that"...

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March 9, 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards. The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers. This year, 140 awards have been won by 84 individual airports. The full list of winners can be found here. Consistent winners Indianapolis International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, and Toronto Pearson, Aeroporto di Roma-Fiumicino, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Delhi’s, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Sheremetyevo International Airport have this year been joined by first time recipients from all regions. First time recipients include Kotoka International Airport (Accra, Ghana), Mangalore Airport (Mangalore, India), Supadio Airport (Pontianak, Indonesia), Aalesund Airport (Alesund, Norway), Aeropuerto de Hierro (Valverde, Spain), Aeropuerto de Melilla (Melilla, Spain), Aeropuerto de San Sebastián (San Sebastien, Spain), Bodo Airport (Bodo, Norway), Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (İzmir,......

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