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Saudia inks deal with Panasonic Avionics

Saudia inks deal with Panasonic Avionics

6/4/2016. Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation's (Panasonic) innovative eXO system for its fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft on order.At the 2016 Aircraft Interiors Expo, the carrier confirmed its commitment to Panasonic's latest generation full HD inflight e

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Oman Air gears up for recruitment drive

Oman Air gears up for recruitment drive

5/4/2016.  Oman Air is reaffirming its commitment to Omanization through its continuing recruitment of local cabin crew as it announces open days from April 7 and 21, between 8 am and 4 pm, at the Muscat Golden Tulip.Omanization is the sultanate’s policy of providing employment and career develop

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Saudi Arabia bans Iran's Mahan Air over safety

Saudi Arabia bans Iran's Mahan Air over safety

5/4/2016. Saudi Arabia has suspended licenses granted to Iran's Mahan Air to fly through its air space or land at its airports due to violations of local safety rules, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca).Aviation sources said in January that around 150 direct flights between Iran and S

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Etihad to boost service on UAE-South Africa route

Etihad to boost service on UAE-South Africa route

5/4/2016. Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, is introducing three additional flights per week between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from July to September.The boost in service is part of efforts to cater for the increased demand on this busy route over the summer.Complementing the airl

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Hijacker of EgyptAir plane never entered cockpit: pilot

Hijacker of EgyptAir plane never entered cockpit: pilot

4/4/2016. The man accused of hijacking an Egyptian plane and diverting it to Cyprus did not enter the cockpit during the six-hour long ordeal, the pilot of the aircraft said Sunday.

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UAE's Etihad says to expand Istanbul services in July

UAE's Etihad says to expand Istanbul services in July

4/4/2016. Etihad Airways has announced that it will expand its services to Istanbul in the summer with a new four times weekly service to Sabiha Gokcen Airport.The service will commence on July 1 and be served by an Airbus A320-200, with 16 seats in business and 120 in economy, the airline said i

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Dreamliner to serve QA’s Geneva route

Dreamliner to serve QA’s Geneva route

4/4/2016. Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade on the Doha-Geneva route from July 1, becoming the airline’s second Dreamliner service to Switzerland after Zürich.The route is currently operated by an Airbus A320 with 132 seats, and the switch to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will almost do

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Qatar Airways Cargo launches mobile app

Qatar Airways Cargo launches mobile app

4/4/2016. Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of its first mobile app, QR Cargo, available for both Android and iOS devices via Google Play Store and Apple App Store.The application aims to provide ease and convenience to the cargo airline’s customers by providing all the important infor

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AirAsia to raise $257m through share sale

AirAsia to raise $257m through share sale

3/4/2016. Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Bhd has agreed to raise 1 billion ringgit ($257 million) through a share sale to its founders as part of a strategy to cut debt, one day after Reuters reported the company planned to raise funds.

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Alaska Air in deal to buy Virgin America for $2bn

Alaska Air in deal to buy Virgin America for $2bn

3/4/2016. Alaska Air Group is nearing a deal to acquire Virgin America, the ninth-largest US airline by passenger traffic, for more than $2 billion, having outbid JetBlue Airways Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

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