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Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:08 pm

CarbonFibre wrote:
I'm confused about the new livery. Is it the winning entry of the university competition announce last year or something else?

http://www.ndu.edu.lb/news-and-events/n ... ry-project


No. None of the entries. If a m not mistaken, they never announced a winning entry, rather second and third place.
 
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Christoph Mueller resigns from Emirates

Emirates Airline chief digital and transformation officer Christoph Mueller has resigned from the airline and plans to return to Europe, the group said Feb. 7.

The Dubai-based company sent an internal memo to senior management announcing his decision. “Since Christoph joined us in September 2016, he has been a valuable member of our team and contributed his vast experience to our success,” Tim Clark and Gary Chapman, presidents of Emirates Airline and of Group Services and Dnata wrote in the memo. Emirates will “work with Christoph in the coming months on a smooth transition of his portfolio.”


http://atwonline.com/people/christoph-m ... s-emirates

Rather big news considering many had thought that Mueller would be taking over from STC.
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:20 am

-Saudia takes delivery of third A320 with satellite communications ka\ku technology
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:43 am

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Maybe Air Albania will launch Saudi Arabia flights? Though I don't see much rationale behind that decision as the market isn't that large and is best served via IST.

Then again, maybe Albania is interested into attracting Saudi tourists same way Bosnia is.


Air Albania is dead.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:43 am

Winners of the 2019 Inflight Middle East Awards

Inflight airline of the year:
Emirates

Commercial airline cabin:
Oman Air

Airline IFEC experience:
Saudia


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Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:51 pm

Emirates announces Dubai-Bangkok-Phnom Penh starting from 01JUN19.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... from-dubai
 
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:07 pm

Royal Jordanian adds seasonal flights to Maldives

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... poct-2019/
 
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:16 am

Qatar Airways is stating it will begin phasing out its A380 fleet from 2024 (source: ch-aviation)
 
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:23 am

Air Arabia is in the red for the year 2018 with a loss of Dhm600M

https://www.cnbcarabia.com/news/view/50 ... -درهم.html
 
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:02 pm

Kuwait Airways says it is studying Manchester due to a large student market.

https://twitter.com/airportrumours/stat ... 89797?s=21
 
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:12 pm

Flydubai began 737 MAX 9 ops today with A6-FNB. Looks to be scheduled on FZ 687/688 as of now.

It seems FZ is doing interior fitting for the -9 at GSO. It took an awful long time for the first of the 3 -9s to leave. Not sure when when -FNA and FNC will leave for Dubai.
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:53 am

What's the logic behind having both MAX 8 and MAX 9 that have almost the same number of seats? According to Wikipedia it's a difference of some six seats.
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:14 pm

-Air Arabia is considering placing orders for as many as 100 planes in the second quarter
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:21 pm

-SpiceJet to commence Kozhikode-Jeddah service in Apr-2019

-Saudia awarded a 10 year contract to Saudi Airlines Catering Company to design, construct and operate the Alfursan International lounge at JED T1
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:28 pm

-flynas plans to launch three times weekly Riyadh-Sarajevo service, effective 02-Jun-2019 to 30-Aug-2019
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Malaysian Airlines officially launches Amal pilgrimage operation

Malaysia Airlines has officially launched its pilgrim-centric airline service, Amal, dedicated to serving Hajj and Umrah pilgrims from Southeast Asia, primarily Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to Saudi Arabia. Service started with 3 flights operating daily to JED and MED.


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Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:03 pm

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-Air Arabia is considering placing orders for as many as 100 planes in the second quarter


I wonder if they would use these as a replacement for their current 51 A320s.
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:05 pm

Blerg wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
-Air Arabia is considering placing orders for as many as 100 planes in the second quarter


I wonder if they would use these as a replacement for their current 51 A320s.


Thought they ordered A320NEOS a while back?
 
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:36 am

Delta28L wrote:
Blerg wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
-Air Arabia is considering placing orders for as many as 100 planes in the second quarter


I wonder if they would use these as a replacement for their current 51 A320s.


Thought they ordered A320NEOS a while back?


I thought so too but it seems like they didn't. They did order A321neo from what I can see.

Seems like Air Arabia is trying to build a mini hub, I wonder if the market is becoming oversaturated with Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air, Qatar and now even Saudia trying the same.
 
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:49 am

Blerg wrote:
Delta28L wrote:
Blerg wrote:

I wonder if they would use these as a replacement for their current 51 A320s.


Thought they ordered A320NEOS a while back?


I thought so too but it seems like they didn't. They did order A321neo from what I can see.

Seems like Air Arabia is trying to build a mini hub, I wonder if the market is becoming oversaturated with Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air, Qatar and now even Saudia trying the same.


This is a game that Tim Clark invented and everybody seems to play it, they will announce that they are looking into Boeing & Airbus and they think they can get the best deal out of them...
I have seen A321NEO for AirArabia somewhere on the A320 production/delivery thread, it seems they will stick to Airbus, not matter how loud the noise is..

The market in the region is saturated especially in the UAE, we have 2 low costs & 2 full service airlines and many other chartered companies, i hope everybody have he way to succeed.
 
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:12 pm

UAEflyer wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Delta28L wrote:

Thought they ordered A320NEOS a while back?


I thought so too but it seems like they didn't. They did order A321neo from what I can see.

Seems like Air Arabia is trying to build a mini hub, I wonder if the market is becoming oversaturated with Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air, Qatar and now even Saudia trying the same.


This is a game that Tim Clark invented and everybody seems to play it, they will announce that they are looking into Boeing & Airbus and they think they can get the best deal out of them...
I have seen A321NEO for AirArabia somewhere on the A320 production/delivery thread, it seems they will stick to Airbus, not matter how loud the noise is..

The market in the region is saturated especially in the UAE, we have 2 low costs & 2 full service airlines and many other chartered companies, i hope everybody have he way to succeed.


I hope so too but it seems like Etihad became the weakest link, let's see what becomes of them in the future.
 
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:10 pm

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Emirates announces Dubai-Bangkok-Phnom Penh starting from 01JUN19.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... from-dubai


What happens to RGN?
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:23 am

Kuwait airport Jan 2019 numbers out. flat at 1.37 million. Better than I expected with Wataniya stoppage but Jazeera expansion to India and indigo starting to 3 routes from India (fourth Kannur starting soon)

https://www.mubasher.info/news/3417013/ ... ت-في-يناير
Link to article on Jan numbers but in Arabic
 
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:37 am

India and Saudi Arabia to sign agreement to expand cooperation in tourism sector
-It is expected to help increase international flights from Saudi Arabia to India.

Saudia to launch three times weekly Jeddah-Marrakech service, effective 06-Jun-2019 to 03-Sep-2019

Saudia received the IATA 753 Accreditation Certificate for Luggage Tracking for its operations in RUH
 
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:57 am

worldranger wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Emirates announces Dubai-Bangkok-Phnom Penh starting from 01JUN19.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... from-dubai


What happens to RGN?


will be reduced to 4 weekly and it will be a terminator flight.
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:41 am

flydubai to increase flights to Saudi Arabia

-Five weekly flights to Hofuf will start from 16 March 2019
-One additional daily flight to Riyadh
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:19 am

LCCs: global market share gains led by emerging markets

Middle East LCCs grow rapidly but the penetration rate remains low
Middle East has had the third highest gains in intra-regional LCC penetration rate. LCCs accounted for 17% of seat capacity within the Middle East in 2018, compared to 8% in 2009.

LCC (red) and FSC seats (green) within the Middle East: 2009 to 2018

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LCC (blue) and FSC seats (yellow) to/from Middle East: 2009 to 2018

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Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm

Air Europa requests authorisation to codeshare with Saudia

-The agreement covers certain frequencies in either direction from points behind Spain via Spain and intermediate points to a point or points in the US and beyond, pursuant to a codesharing agreement with Saudia. Air Europa Lineas Aereas requests the authorisation for an indefinite period of time.

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Saudia rollouts economy class Bistro service on MUC and FRA routes from JED and RUH

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Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Saudi Arabia's GACA commences construction at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH T3 & T4)

-The project is projected to require SAR2.21 billion and will see the airport able to accommodate 11 million passengers annually.

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Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:40 pm

¿New Jeddha airport is open for international flghts?
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:05 am

-Saudi Arabia's GACA signs a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministry of Transport of the United Kingdom in the field of civil aviation security.

-Saudi Arabia's GACA signs an agreement with Spain in the field of air transport.

-Saudi Arabia's GACA signs a memorandum of understanding for technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States.

-Portugal aviation authority to meet with Saudi Arabia's GACA to discuss a bilateral air services agreement.

-IndiGo CEO outlines 'ambitious expansion' plan using 50% of new capacity into new intl markets including Saudi Arabia
 
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 am

Air Cairo boosts Hurgada-Belgrade from 5 weekly to daily this summer. They will also introduce a two weekly flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Belgrade.

"In 2016 we handled 6.000 travellers on our Belgrade flights. This figure grew to 15.000 by the end of 2017 and in 2018 we welcomed 27.000 passengers on board our aircraft". He added, "Our target for 2019 is to carry 35.000 travellers to and from Belgrade".

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/02/ai ... rvice.html

Air Serbia will operate two weekly flights to Cairo in addition to regular charter flights to the resorts. Al Masria will also return with its A332 this summer. That's a lot of capacity.
 
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:46 am

Saudi Arabia’s First International Air Show Set To Take Place at Al-Thummamah Airport March 12-14

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Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:31 am

KSAAirliner wrote:
Saudi Arabia's GACA commences construction at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH T3 & T4)

-The project is projected to require SAR2.21 billion and will see the airport able to accommodate 11 million passengers annually.

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How long is this expected to take?
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 pm

Etihad Airways add seasonal Alexandria and Salalah flights. 4 weekly flights each.
 
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:45 pm

Air Seychelles to end Mahe SEZ - Abu Dhabi AUH route on 11 May 2019

https://www.airseychelles.com/en-ae/abo ... ation-plan
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:49 am

Emirates has won ‘Favourite Middle East Airline, Premium Cabin’ at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards.

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Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:03 am

SAUDIA adds WeChat and Instagram in the free texting plan onboard

-Already existing apps. FB messenger, iMessage and Whatsapp


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Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:27 pm

Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19.
 
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:58 pm

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¿New Jeddha airport is open for international flghts?


Nope. Not anytime soon.

Not even full domestic flights operate from new airport. Only a handful flights to second tier cities.
 
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:49 pm

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Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19.

With their new A321
 
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:04 pm

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Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19.


I see Air Arabia is trying to copy others in region in attracting transfer passengers. I wonder if they'll make it, they sure need deep pockets.
 
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:05 pm

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Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19.


Wow how interesting. This is the first time I see the new A321 NEO using it's range to go to open up never before possible routes for the 320 family. The big money is of course connecting pax between KUL and JED. Are there any other low cost options for Malaysian passengers to JED?

I wonder if success on this route could tempt them into considering a wide body order? 330 Neos perhaps? And then there's Jakarta, and possible expansion into Western Europe? Indigo in India may soon become the first low cost to connect Western Europe to India, wonder if success on that front may tempt Air Arabia.
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:59 am

3rdGen wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19.


Wow how interesting. This is the first time I see the new A321 NEO using it's range to go to open up never before possible routes for the 320 family. The big money is of course connecting pax between KUL and JED. Are there any other low cost options for Malaysian passengers to JED?

I wonder if success on this route could tempt them into considering a wide body order? 330 Neos perhaps? And then there's Jakarta, and possible expansion into Western Europe? Indigo in India may soon become the first low cost to connect Western Europe to India, wonder if success on that front may tempt Air Arabia.

indeed they will focus on connecting KUL to JED & MED. I don't know if Air Asia considered low cost, it is working actively on KUL-JED.

I don't believe AirArabia will go wide-body at least in the next 10 years, first of all SHJ facilities is not fit for wide-bodies in term of maintenance, space, facilities, second they are in financial troubles at the moment, their management went wild and invested big amount of the company's cash in funds that collapsed recently (Abraaj capital major one)
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:09 pm

Air Seychelles announced that it is suspending service to Abu Dhabi from 11MAY19
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:11 pm

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Air Seychelles announced that it is suspending service to Abu Dhabi from 11MAY19


Are they still owned by Etihad?

I guess their whole alliance business has completely collapsed by now.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm

Qatar Airways to retire A340-600 at the end of the month.

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-last-a340-flights/
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm

Civil Aviation authority in Jordan has given green light to Jordanian air carriers who wish to resume flights over Syria; overpassing Syrian airspace by Jordanian air carriers was ceased since 2012, although it says it is still evaluating the suitability of Syrian airports especially DAM airport for Jordanian air carriers.

http://alrai.com/article/10472860/
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Clipper101 wrote:
Civil Aviation authority in Jordan has given green light to Jordanian air carriers who wish to resume flights over Syria; overpassing Syrian airspace by Jordanian air carriers was ceased since 2012, although it says it is still evaluating the suitability of Syrian airports especially DAM airport for Jordanian air carriers.

http://alrai.com/article/10472860/


Do Jordanian carriers really use Syrian air space? Besides Moscow, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan... I can't think of any major destinations taking you over Syria from Amman.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:27 pm

Amman - Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) is named 2018 Best Airport in Middle East region in size category 5 - 15 million passengers

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