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August 15, 2018

Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it is operating additional flights between Abu Dhabi and its destinations in Saudi Arabia to facilitate the movement of thousands of pilgrims for Hajj.

Until August 28, Etihad said it will operate special charters to carry pilgrims on its additional flights to Jeddah and Madinah Airport. All flights will operate alongside regular scheduled services.

The top inbound destinations for the Hajj Etihad flights are the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Korea, and Nigeria, it added in a statement.

Hareb Mubarak Al Muhairi, Etihad Airways’ senior vice president, said: “The Hajj pilgrimage is a very important experience"...

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August 14, 2018

Air Arabia - the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has announced the introduction of its new European destination, Prague in Czech Republic, direct from Sharjah. Air Arabia’s inaugural flight to the city will commence on 11th December, 2018.

The 6 hour 50-minute flight will operate 5 times per week, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesdays and Sundays, the flight will depart Sharjah International Airport, SHJ, at 08:00 a.m. and arrive at Prague Vaclav Havel Airport, PRG, at 11:50 a.m., the return flight will depart from PRG at 12:35 p.m. and land at SHJ at 21:40 local time.

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August 13, 2018

Dubai-based airline flyDubai on Sunday announced attractive fares to 40 popular destinations, including several cities in Pakistan.

The airline is offering 20 per cent off return fares in economy and business class, starting from Dh597.

To avail of the offer, passengers need to book by August 19, and travel between September 8 and October 31, 2018.

According to details available on the airline's website, economy class tickets to Faisalabad will cost Dh1,065, while a flight to Karachi will set you back by Dh941. An economy ticket to Multan will cost Dh1,044, while a ticket to Quetta will cost Dh1,065. If you are flying to Sialkot, your economy class ticket will cost Dh1,065....

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August 13, 2018

Emirates airline believes that passenger capacity to the United States will increase by single digits in 2018, according to Emirates North America senior vice president Matt Schmid.

According to a Reuters report, Schmid said that demand to and from the US has returned to levels recorded in January 2017.

The airline has already taken steps to increase the number of flights on its North American routes, which it had reduced in late 2017 because US government travel restrictions weakened"...

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August 13, 2018

Arif Naqvi, founder of embattled private equity group Abraaj, has resigned from the board of the low-cost carrier Air Arabia, the airline said.

The carrier said in a statement posted on the Dubai bourse that the board would nominate a member in place of Naqvi within coming weeks.

Facing allegations of $1 billion of fund mismanagement, the company is currently undergoing court-supervised restructuring.

Naqvi, who is currently out of the UAE, is facing lawsuits and reached an out-of-court settlement in a Dh177 million case in July. A court hearing has been announced for a second lawsuit involving Dh798 million on August 14.

Air Arabia announced Dh230 million for the first"...

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August 12, 2018

Air Arabia, the UAE's only publicly-listed airline, posted a 24 per cent decline in second-quarter net profit as the number of passengers carried and seats filled remained flat.

Net profit in the three months ending June 30 reached Dh120 million compared with Dh158m a year earlier, it said in a statement on Thursday. EFG Hermes and Sico Bahrain had forecast the Sharjah-based low-cost airline would post a profit of Dh148.4m and Dh85.98m respectively. Quarterly revenues increased four per cent year-on-year to Dh938m.

'Trading conditions continue to be influenced"...

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August 12, 2018

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise's (DAE) total revenue more than tripled to $711.4 million for the first half of 2018, from $228.7 million during the same period in 2017.

''The increase reflected a substantial growth in the company’s fleet following the merger with AWAS to 375 owned, managed and committed aircraft and an increase in total assets to $15.5 billion,'' said a company statement.

'Profit"...

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August 12, 2018

Dubai's flagship airline Emirates, is looking to expand its cabin crew team.

In an Instagram post, the airline said: 'We're looking to expand our award-winning, multinational cabin crew team.'

Interested applicants are invited to attend the airline's Open Days all over the world from August - September 2018. According to their website, the airline will be hosting several open days in countries such as Canada, Germany, France, Oman and the United States.

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August 11, 2018

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. reported record financial results for the first half of 2018.

According to financial results, total revenue rose to US$711.4 million from US$228.7 million for the same period in 2017. ''The increase reflected a substantial growth in the company’s fleet following the merger with AWAS to 375 owned, managed and committed aircraft and an increase in total assets to US$15.5 billion,'' said a company statement.

''Profit before tax surged to US$224.0 million compared to US$42.5 million for the same period"...

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August 11, 2018

The UAE's aviation sector is all set to witness massive growth as the region welcomes an increase in international passengers.

SEMrush online search data for GCC outbound travel from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait has indicated rising travel searches on their platform.

Adam Zeidan, corporate communications manager for SEMrush in the GCC and Turkey, said: 'Our online search data for GCC outbound travel from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait is showing a pattern of high search volume by GCC residents for flights and trips abroad during the summer that peaks"...

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