ramzi
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:47 pm

olba wrote:
MEA started Madrid today sending their latest A330 (OD-MEE).

I also had a question. I hear that they will make a decision on 5 new wide bodies soon (A330neo or B787), seems like its most probably the A330neo and they will swap their current A330s. Does it make sense to order more than 5 at this point? Especially when some European destinations can use the 332 more often like FRA and LHR (sometimes it is 320) while they can also use the capacity for the Gulf destinations. I think having 5 might be too little for their opps. Every time I go from DXB to BEY, the 332 is always packed.


I would guess--and this is a total guess--that they will keep OD-MEE until they receive all 5 new wide-bodies and then exercise an option to replace it. It is younger than the rest, and this would mean they will have 6 A330s as soon as the first neo is delivered. What leads me to think about this is the fact that they are doing something similar with the A320s, ordering 11 A321neos to replace the 11 oldest A320s, which leave the youngest pair operating probably past the last delivery in 2021. T7-MRF is just 2 years old, the CEO claims they like to operate aircraft for 8-9 years, so it has at least 6 more years in it, while the earliest 320 is already 9 years old.

I generally agree that they can use more wide-bodies, but keep in mind the A321neo will have a significant capacity increase. I do wonder if they will have two versions with different configurations.

Speaking of DXB, is there any indicator that EK will consider flying the A380 to BEY regularly, or was that one-off just a publicity stunt? It would really make a lot of sense, especially in the summer.
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Blerg
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:33 am

olba wrote:
MEA started Madrid today sending their latest A330 (OD-MEE).

I also had a question. I hear that they will make a decision on 5 new wide bodies soon (A330neo or B787), seems like its most probably the A330neo and they will swap their current A330s. Does it make sense to order more than 5 at this point? Especially when some European destinations can use the 332 more often like FRA and LHR (sometimes it is 320) while they can also use the capacity for the Gulf destinations. I think having 5 might be too little for their opps. Every time I go from DXB to BEY, the 332 is always packed.


Maybe the A330 is too large and too heavy for many destinations outside the busy summer months. The A321 might be a much better fit as it's somewhere between the A320 and the A330.
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Qatar Airways made a $534m profits in FY 2016-2017
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:57 pm

QR might seek capital injection from the government.
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:07 am

Emirates to add a 3rd daily flight to AMS?
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... um=twitter
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:58 am

Philippine Airlines to suspend Manila-Jeddah service from 18-Sep-2018
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:51 am

NAS opens Pearl Lounge at the Cairo International Airport T2

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:13 am

Starting from 1st of July, 2018 Flynas will introduce naStream, the new in-flight wireless entertainment streaming system

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:24 am

From 01 August 2018, Emirates Skywards will become the loyalty programme for Flydubai, replacing OPEN.
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:08 am

Etihad reduces SEZ from daily to 4 weekly.
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:52 pm

New selection of Starbucks coffee products now available on board all Jazeera Airways flights. Allowing passengers to choose from a range of refreshing cold and hot coffee during their trip.

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HeyTK
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:51 pm

Qatar now flies daily with the dreamliner to SAW since yesterday. More middle eastern airlines are joining SAW after Emirates.
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am

Etihad Aviation Group has announced a new organisational structure and operating model

the group will be reorganised into 7 business divisions:
-Operations
-Commercial
-MRO
-HR
-Finance
-Support Services
-Transformation

source
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 am

More news from EY:

Etihad Airways plans to reduce Abu Dhabi-Seychelles frequency from seven to four times weekly, effective 27-Oct-2018

Etihad Airways reportedly determined to maintain a 49% stake in Air Serbia, while allowing its management contract to expire in 2018
 
A9CBAH
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:54 am

Gulf Air A320NEOs delayed till August 2018.

Airline will also maintain their A330s despite the 787 deliveries

Expect the launch of a Chinese city towards the end of this year
 
artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:54 pm

Serene Air from Pakistan plans to add an unspecified city in Saudi Arabia as its first international route by October.
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Etihad to trim its workforce in Italy by 61%
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:54 pm

xwb777 wrote:
Etihad to trim its workforce in Italy by 61%



Can we get the source of that please?
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:34 am

KSAAirliner wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Etihad to trim its workforce in Italy by 61%



Can we get the source of that please?


https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/10 ... 2163044353
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:52 am

Saudia may order 20 B777X at the upcoming Farnborough Airshow.
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:03 am

Kuwait International Airport New passenger terminal T4 dedicated to Kuwait Airways opens today

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KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:27 am

Kuwait Airways's new terminal 4 will start operation on 8\8\2018


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artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:57 am

Whats the reason for delay in Kuwait fleet repaint?
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:56 pm

Emirates adds 33 extra flights to JED and MED between 6 and 31 Aug 2018 to serve Hajj passengers to\from Saudi Arabia
 
ramzi
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:09 pm

ME will wet-lease one A330 from QR for the month of August. They did something similar last year with a 787, the QR aircraft will likely fly BEY-LHR while ME adds extra flights for Hajj.
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Monty1988
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:00 pm

artofzen wrote:
Whats the reason for delay in Kuwait fleet repaint?


It was a management decision to postpone repaint until the rush summer season is over.
 
Blerg
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:34 pm

Riyadh-Belgrade flights to be announced soon. They will be bringing Saudi holidaymakers to Belgrade which has been a total success for Turkish, Iranian and Chinese tourists over the past several months.

Will be interesting to see who ends up operating these. Would love to see Saudia do it with their A320s.

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/07/ri ... nched.html
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:37 pm

QR to order 15 A321NEOLR and will reduce its stake in Latam
 
Blerg
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 am

xwb777 wrote:
QR to order 15 A321NEOLR and will reduce its stake in Latam


Why are they reducing their stake in Latam?
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:18 am

Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
QR to order 15 A321NEOLR and will reduce its stake in Latam


Why are they reducing their stake in Latam?


No idea. Its behind a paywall
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... e-in-latam
 
directorguy
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 am

Flydubai will move certain routes from DXB T2 to T3 effective Dec 1 2018.
Route affected are Dubai to Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Catania, Dushanbe, Helsinki, Krakow, Prague, Rostov-on-Don and Salalah will operate from Terminal 3, Dubai International. Flights to these destinations before that date will continue to operate from Terminal 2.
https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel- ... m-december

One more step towards closer integration. Will free up some space as T2 can get quite busy at times.
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 pm

Emirates opens a new lounge at CAI Cairo International Airport T2

Total investment cost: 3.6m usd
Space: 880 sqm
Capacity: 152 seats

-General seating
-Dining area
-Male\Female prayer areas
-Spa
-Hot\Cold buffet
-Bar
-Shower suites
-Business centre


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KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:54 am

Saudia handles 17m pax in first half of 2018

Flynas handles 3m pax in first half of 2018
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:19 am

Starting from 29/10/2018 Kuwait Airways is flying to Milan, Italy 3 flights a week
 
artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:59 am

Indigo plans to expand GCC network in 2019 with Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Riyadh, Medina, and Jeddah. Interesting to see MED included.
 
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PerfectGriffin
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am

artofzen wrote:
Indigo plans to expand GCC network in 2019 with Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Riyadh, Medina, and Jeddah. Interesting to see MED included.


At a time when Indians are leaving the GCC (especially KSA) they might be entering this market too late
 
artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:53 am

Medina should do well with pilgrim traffic on right sized aircraft.
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Jazeera Airways introduces Ride & Fly Service: check-in on the bus, receive boarding pass and ride to Jazeera Terminal in comfort.


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MoReZ84
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:10 pm

A9CBAH wrote:
Gulf Air A320NEOs delayed till August 2018.

Airline will also maintain their A330s despite the 787 deliveries

Expect the launch of a Chinese city towards the end of this year


heard any rumors of a top up order??
 
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:11 pm

Indigo flying to Medina is a surprise, but it will do well, there are many who fly to Medina first and then come back from Jeddah, so a low cost direct flight from India would do pretty well.
 
KSAAirliner
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:52 am

Etihad Airways adds a new range of buy on board products, including premium local snacks

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Source
 
artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:57 pm

MoReZ84 wrote:
A9CBAH wrote:
Gulf Air A320NEOs delayed till August 2018.

Airline will also maintain their A330s despite the 787 deliveries

Expect the launch of a Chinese city towards the end of this year


heard any rumors of a top up order??

I think Guangzhou is the place, hope they repaint A330s, all are still in original 2003 version of livery.
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:01 pm

Emirates on 02OCT18, will be flying a one-off A380 service to Accra in celebrations of the new Terminal 3.
 
artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:57 pm

EK request to fly A380 to Islamabad is said to be under review by CAA Pakistan. Earlier it was reported once weekly operation was approved till August and further talks will be held for the four weekly sought, EK also said they want to fly it daily.
 
directorguy
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:15 pm

Egyptair starting twice weekly CAI-BKK-HKG on A333 from Sep 17th
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:12 pm

Qatar Airways schedules a one-off A350-1000 service to MIA on 29JUL18.
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:15 pm

Emirates and Etihad are said to be in talks with SAA for a partnership.
 
xwb777
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:58 am

QatarAirways to launch flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, starting from 12DEC. The flights will be operated by the B787.
 
MrMir
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:42 am

Emirates and Etihad to increase frequencies to YYZ (Toronto) from 3x/week to 5x/week after changes in the bilateral between the UAE and Canada.

Emirates press release: https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... -august-18
Etihad press release: https://www.etihad.com/en-us/about-us/e ... to-canada/
 
artofzen
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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:42 pm

Vistara is expected to start Kuwait, Riyadh and Jeddah in 2019, all from Delhi.

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