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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:56 am
by KSAAirliner
VTCIE wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
Flyadeal is causing a lot of headache to other carriers ;)

How is SaudiGulf doing?



They're not doing that well, and keep complaining about the overcapacity in the domestic market so that's why SaudiGulf is shifting its focus to overseas routes because the domestic market now has “some of the lowest fares in the world” as their CEO says.!

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:39 am
by KSAAirliner
Nesma Airlines (Egypt) plans to add a pair of Airbus A330s to its registry by next summer
- Nesma Airlines (Egypt) will place the widebodies with Nesma Airlines (Saudi Arabia) sister airline for use on Hajj and Umrah flights, which are typically operated on a charter basis.

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Royal Jordanian Ups Transit Traffic As Low-Cost Competition Bites
-Last year RJ had 17% transfer traffic and this year it’s up to 32%

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:35 pm
by Slash787
UAE National Day Formation Flight | Emirates, Etihad, flydubai & Air Arabia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrNFAmy ... gs=pl%2Cwn

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:10 pm
by VTCIE
Slash787 wrote:
UAE National Day Formation Flight | Emirates, Etihad, flydubai & Air Arabia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrNFAmy ... gs=pl%2Cwn

Nice to see competitors coming together to celebrate the national spirit.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:23 am
by Blerg
Is Flyadeal affecting Saudia? Who owns them?

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:52 am
by Slash787
Blerg wrote:
Is Flyadeal affecting Saudia? Who owns them?


Saudia owns them LOL

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:48 am
by SCQ83
KSAAirliner wrote:
Royal Jordanian Ups Transit Traffic As Low-Cost Competition Bites
-Last year RJ had 17% transfer traffic and this year it’s up to 32%

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Are there any traffic figures for AMM or Aqaba?

I reckon with the new low-cost competition, those airports must be booming. Travelling from Europe to Jordan used to be quite expensive due to the relative lack of options (RJ or connecting with TK or something like that) and no low-cost. And Jordan has a lot of potential as a tourist destination (if only for Petra and Wadi Rum).

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:59 am
by KSAAirliner
Blerg wrote:
Is Flyadeal affecting Saudia? Who owns them?



Flyadeal is a subsidiary of Saudia Holding Company, and it is the only ULCC in the region. there were news that Saudia and Flyadeal are going to work together in the future, so the way i see it is that Saudia might give Flyadeal all of those domestic skinny routes and thus Saudia could focus more on the premium domestic routes such JED-RUH, however Saudi aviation market is facing alot of competition these days with all the high speed trains operating recently in Saudi Arabia.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:07 am
by KSAAirliner
-Saudia signs promotional agreement with Agoda, geared towards Hajj, Umrah pilgrims



-Etihad Airways expands codeshare with Saudia

ETIHAD operated by Saudia
    Jeddah – Borg el Arab
    Jeddah – Multan
    Jeddah – Peshawar
    Jeddah – Port Sudan
    Jeddah – Sharm el Sheikh
    Jeddah – Tunis
    Madinah – Borg el Arab
    Riyadh – Borg el Arab
    Riyadh – Peshawar
    Riyadh – Sharm el Sheikh

Saudia operated by ETIHAD
    Abu Dhabi – Chicago O’Hare

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am
by KSAAirliner
Etihad Aviation Training and Gulf Air Sign Contract for Simulator Training

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:50 am
by KSAAirliner
Saudi Arabian carriers current orders:

    -Saudia: 35 A320/A321neo and 8 B787-10 Aircrafts
    -SaudiGulf: 30 A320/321neo Aircrafts
    -Flynas: 79 A320neo Aircrafts

Expected orders to be announced soon:

    -Saudia: 777X
    -Flyadeal: 30 narrow body aircrafts [B737 or A320]
    -Flynas: At least 10 wide body aircrafts [A330neo or 787-9]



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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:30 am
by KSAAirliner
Flynas signs codeshare agreement with Jet Airways

Flynas will offer passengers access in to India by placing its marketing code ‘XY’ on

International:

    JED-BOM
    RUH to BOM & DEL
    DMM to BOM & DEL

Domestic:
    BOM to DEL, COK, BLR, HYD & LKO
    DEL to BLR, LKO, MAA & COK

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:48 pm
by xwb777
Etihad has received its third B787-10, A6-BMC. Its currently enroute to AUH.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:13 pm
by xwb777
Flydubai will be relaunching flights to Chittagong, Bangladesh. Daily flights starting from 20JAN19.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:42 pm
by Slash787
xwb777 wrote:
Etihad has received its third B787-10, A6-BMC. Its currently enroute to AUH.


Any idea on which routes the B787-10 is flying to?

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:47 pm
by xwb777
The first flight for the B7810 was to Amman (I guess for crew familiarization) . They are now flown to Jeddah and Seoul

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:12 pm
by User001
The B787-10 will also serve Manchester from tomorrow (10th)

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:15 pm
by Slash787
UAE National Day Formation Flight Behind The Scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA5LCS9 ... gs=pl%2Cwn

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:47 am
by KSAAirliner
Kuwaiti regulator cancels Wataniya Airways’ operating license :(

-Kuwait-based LCC Wataniya Airways has had its air operator’s license revoked by the Arab state’s aviation regulator and is out of business.

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:37 am
by Blerg
KSAAirliner wrote:
Kuwaiti regulator cancels Wataniya Airways’ operating license :(

-Kuwait-based LCC Wataniya Airways has had its air operator’s license revoked by the Arab state’s aviation regulator and is out of business.

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Do you know why they did it?

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:40 am
by OGLOBAL
Blerg wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
Kuwaiti regulator cancels Wataniya Airways’ operating license :(

-Kuwait-based LCC Wataniya Airways has had its air operator’s license revoked by the Arab state’s aviation regulator and is out of business.

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Do you know why they did it?



they were a disaster constant cancellations and delays no compensation etc

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:37 am
by Blerg
OGLOBAL wrote:
Blerg wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
Kuwaiti regulator cancels Wataniya Airways’ operating license :(

-Kuwait-based LCC Wataniya Airways has had its air operator’s license revoked by the Arab state’s aviation regulator and is out of business.

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Do you know why they did it?



they were a disaster constant cancellations and delays no compensation etc


Thank you. Did they have financial issues? It reminds me of how Italy almost suspended Vueling's operating licence when their operations kept on collapsing.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:16 pm
by KSAAirliner
Blerg wrote:

Thank you. Did they have financial issues? It reminds me of how Italy almost suspended Vueling's operating licence when their operations kept on collapsing.



Of course they did ! they have had bad management managing the airline and it's been in trouble for a while ! Source

I don't know but i think 3 carriers are too much in the Kuwaiti market ! I think someday we will have a lot of acquisitions and consolidations in the gulf region!

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:14 pm
by 3rdGen
I remember booking a wataniya flight only to be told a few hours before departure that it was cancelled and that I was put on the flight the next day. Didn't want to travel the next day, as I was connecting at Kuwait and had no where to stay for the night. When I enquired with some of the gh agents at the airport regarding getting a refund from wattaniya they just laughed. Sorry to the staff that lost their jobs but this airline was a joke from start to finish. Hope Jazeera can fill it's boots and hire their staff.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:41 pm
by KSAAirliner
Saudi Arabian GACA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia signed an MoU to increase flights between the two countries

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:26 pm
by KSAAirliner
TheDesignAir Awards 2018 Winners

Best New Lounge 2018 Winner
Oman Air, Muscat Lounge

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Best New First Class 2018 Winner
Oman Air, 787 Fleet

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Most Improved Brand 2018 Winner
Gulf Air

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:41 pm
by KSAAirliner
Happy 55th Anniversary Royal Jordanian Airlines

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:42 pm
by KSAAirliner
SAUDIA B777 and Saudi Falcons Team flyby over Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix: Formula E Championship

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:08 am
by KSAAirliner
Flyadeal introduces a new and innovative lower airfares product, "Cargo Passenger Class", :biggrin: :biggrin:

Product page "source"

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:16 am
by 3rdGen
KSAAirliner wrote:
Flyadeal introduces a new and innovative lower airfares product, "Cargo Passenger Class", :biggrin: :biggrin:

Product page "source"

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Is this for real? It seems to actually be a page on their website? Is December 16 Saudis April fool's day?

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:12 am
by KSAAirliner
3rdGen wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
Flyadeal introduces a new and innovative lower airfares product, "Cargo Passenger Class", :biggrin: :biggrin:

Product page "source"

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Is this for real? It seems to actually be a page on their website? Is December 16 Saudis April fool's day?



It must be a marketing buzz to attract passengers to their low fares :rotfl:

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:48 am
by KSAAirliner
Kuwait Airways inaugurates Bayan Lounge at T4 building

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:34 am
by xwb777
Flydubai announces flights to Naples, Italy starting from 04JUNE2019 and Budapest, Hungary from 27JUNE2019. Flights to both cities will be served with the B737MAX. Both flights will operate from Terminal 3

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:43 am
by KSAAirliner
After less than 3 years in operation, SAUDIA stops ALBAYRAQ premium service between JED-RUH and returns aircraft to owner.

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History just repeats itself here when Flynas also operated KAYALA premium service between JED-RUH and failed and ceased its operation in 2009.

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 pm
by Blerg
xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai announces flights to Naples, Italy starting from 04JUNE2019 and Budapest, Hungary from 27JUNE2019. Flights to both cities will be served with the B737MAX. Both flights will operate from Terminal 3


Interesting, will they fly the route with Emirates? Maybe it's to further improve connectivity without the need for EK to send additional widebody aircraft.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:36 pm
by xwb777
Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai announces flights to Naples, Italy starting from 04JUNE2019 and Budapest, Hungary from 27JUNE2019. Flights to both cities will be served with the B737MAX. Both flights will operate from Terminal 3


Interesting, will they fly the route with Emirates? Maybe it's to further improve connectivity without the need for EK to send additional widebody aircraft.



I guess they will share the route just like Zagrab.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:35 pm
by Blerg
xwb777 wrote:
Blerg wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai announces flights to Naples, Italy starting from 04JUNE2019 and Budapest, Hungary from 27JUNE2019. Flights to both cities will be served with the B737MAX. Both flights will operate from Terminal 3


Interesting, will they fly the route with Emirates? Maybe it's to further improve connectivity without the need for EK to send additional widebody aircraft.



I guess they will share the route just like Zagrab.


Zagrab isn't shared as they switch each season... I think BUD will be similar to PRG.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:49 pm
by KSAAirliner
Emirates and South African Airways to expand strategic partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement

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Flyadeal opens more flights from Riyadh and Dammam

Effective January 2, 2019:

    3 daily flights RUH-DMM
    3 daily flights RUH-AHB
    1 daily flight DMM-MED
    1 daily flight DMM-AHB
    1 daily flight DMM-GIZ

-Flyadeal opens a second base in Riyadh and a virtual base in Dammam.
-Flyadeal targets 2020 for IPO.


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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:19 pm
by Monty1988
Kuwait airways will resume direct nonstop flights between Kuwait to and New York and with that all of KU’s operations will be Initiated from the new Terminal 4 affective Jan 1st 2019

https://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/us ... erminal-4/

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:32 pm
by KSAAirliner
Emirates Engineering has developed Hub Monitor, a new innovative application that helps reduce delays associated with aircraft turnaround at Emirates’ hub in DXB.

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H.E. Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman EAG Board of Directors and Capt. Paolo La Cava, Director Etihad Aviation Training, following the certification to be the first full EASA Approved Training Organisation for the transport category in the UAE.

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:06 pm
by KSAAirliner
Dubai Airports celebrated their billionth passenger at DXB! Nine-year-old Arjun, arriving on flight EK220 from Orlando, was greeted by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed.

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:50 pm
by KSAAirliner
Emirates opens new lounge at FCO T3

Investment: $4,5m
Space: 950 sqm
Capacity: 162 pax

-Views over the runway
-Direct boarding facility onto the aircraft
-Formal and relaxed seating
-TVs
-Dining area
-Prayer room
-Shower facilities
-Business centre
-Hot & cold buffet
-Paid access: $100 per pax


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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:00 pm
by KSAAirliner
Gulf Air launches new mobile app for iOS and android smartphones

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:36 am
by KSAAirliner
Flyadeal today announced a commitment for up to 50 B737 MAX 8, 30 aircraft as firm orders and 20 optional aircraft.

- Finally the B737 is back in Saudi Arabian market :bouncy:

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:28 am
by KSAAirliner
-Kannur International Airport reported Saudia, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, flydubai, Oman Air and Air Arabia are engaged in discussions for the launch of services.


-BOC Aviation delivered the second of three A320-200 equipment to Saudia. The aircraft will be operated by flyadeal.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:51 pm
by KSAAirliner
Saudia offer Alfursan frequent flyer program members free onboard wifi on all flights

    Saudia Alfursan Gold members get free 100 MB per flight
    Saudia Alfursan Silver members get free 50 MB per flight


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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 am
by KSAAirliner
-Egyptair restructure the commercial division into 8 departments with 4 vice presidents

-Egyptair open new lounge at CAI T3

    Space: 392 sqm
    Capacity: 250 pax

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Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:19 am
by Blerg
I don't know if it was reported on here but in late November Etihad sent its two A319s to the UK where they are stored.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:47 am
by xwb777
Starting from 27JUN19, flydubai will be flying daily to Budapest using the B737MAX. The new flights will be operated from T3.

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:54 am
by KSAAirliner
Dammam Airports Company started the trial operation at the City Terminal 2 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia


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