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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:38 pm

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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.


Mainly beneficial to BEY, also a more viable alternate to North African & Western destinations than going south over Aqaba.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:51 am

Saudia rollouts economy class Bistro service on FCO, MXP and JFK routes from JED and RUH

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:52 am

Hyperloop technology could cut the time it takes to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah to 46 minutes.

-The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but the reality is that some outlandish concepts are getting closer to the mainstream. I wonder what does this mean for the Saudi Arabian and GCC aviation industry going forward !


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:49 am

A completely idiotic idea, will lack revenue and cost a fortune

From some of the same decision makers who created Etihad, The World, Palm Deira/Jebel Ali & DWC.

When will they ever learn
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:16 pm

KSAAirliner wrote:
Hyperloop technology could cut the time it takes to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah to 46 minutes.

-The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but the reality is that some outlandish concepts are getting closer to the mainstream. I wonder what does this mean for the Saudi Arabian and GCC aviation industry going forward !


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let them build a high speed train first . #nevergoingtohappen
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:22 pm

OGLOBAL wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
Hyperloop technology could cut the time it takes to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah to 46 minutes.

-The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but the reality is that some outlandish concepts are getting closer to the mainstream. I wonder what does this mean for the Saudi Arabian and GCC aviation industry going forward !


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let them build a high speed train first . #nevergoingtohappen


Let them build a normal speed train
لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:27 am

OGLOBAL wrote:
KSAAirliner wrote:
Hyperloop technology could cut the time it takes to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah to 46 minutes.

-The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but the reality is that some outlandish concepts are getting closer to the mainstream. I wonder what does this mean for the Saudi Arabian and GCC aviation industry going forward !


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let them build a high speed train first . #nevergoingtohappen



Saudi Arabia is already operating high-speed trains SAR North South Railway and Haramain High Speed Railway, The new trend in Arabia right now is having those hyperloop systems to better connect the Kingdom with the rest of the GCC countries !
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:45 am

Unilode to launch ULD digitalisation programme for Saudia and Saudia Cargo

India's Ministry of Civil Aviation reportedly plans to increase the number of seats per week permitted between India and Saudi Arabia by 40%, effective 01-Apr-2019

Saudi Arabia's GACA invites bids to provide catering, retail, hotel and car park services at JED T1
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 am

Saudi Arabia's GACA announced further construction at Abha Airport, predicting it to become the fifth largest airport in Saudi Arabia. Construction includes: A new main terminal to raise capacity from 1.1 million to 2.5 million passengers p/a; An increase from four to six gates, increasing available seating; Rehabilitation of the main runway to accommodate larger aircraft.

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:50 am

Minister of Transportation visits Arar new airport construction site.
The project is going according to plan with 76% completion rate.


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:52 am

Sky Prime signs engineering and training deal with Etihad

-Saudi Arabia’s Sky Prime, the largest private aviation operator in the Middle East, has signed contracts to collaborate with Etihad Aviation Group’s engineering and aviation training divisions.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 am

Seems like Emirates and Qatar aren't doing that well in Budapest:

EK
October: 75%
November: 66%
December: 69%

QR
October: 50%
November: 47%
December: 69%

Maybe EK should turn BUD into a summer seasonal like they did with Zagreb. In winter time flydubai can take over.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:51 am

Etihad Airways and Saudia have jointly handled over 16,000 passengers since their codeshare partnership commenced in Nov-2018.

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flynas received second A320neo aircraft (HZ-NS23, MSN 8756). The carrier now operates two A320neo aircraft, with a further 78 on order.

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Jet Aviation and Sky Prime are Certified for Ground Handling by GACA

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Emirates Flight Training Academy signs MoU with the National Aviation Academy (TAYARAN) in Saudi Arabia


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Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:13 am

No business out there irritates me more than Etihad. It's such a business failure and I don't know where they find the courage to release all these 'success story' PR gimmicks. All of their ventures have failed and not only that but they are falling behind their competitors, soon enough even Oman Air will overtake them.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 am

Qatar Airways announced seven new destinations for this summer: Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Langkawi, Davao, Izmir and Mogadishu.

They also presented the new Economy Class cabin and service.

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2019/March/ITBDay1.html?activeTag=Press-releases
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Qatar Airways suspends Khartoum.
 
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:31 am

-Saudia evaluates widebody order: B787 & A350
-Saudia converted A320NEO order to the A321NEO 15 of these 35 A321neos will become A321LRs.
-Saudia is evaluating adding new long-haul routes to North America, and codesharing with SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines, such as to Atlanta and Detroit.

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-Saudia announced the launch of advanced satellite communications technology on its aircraft. The new technology includes internet services at speeds exceeding 50 megabits per second, dial up data using mobile technology and new entertainment services. Eight A320 aircraft have been fitted with the new technology. 40 aircraft are expected to be fitted with the new technology by the end of 2020.


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 am

-Saudi Air Navigation Services selects Thales to support navigation aids

-FlyBosnia plans scheduled services RUH and JED as ticket sales expected to begin soon.

-Saudi Arabia's GACA:
Saudi Airports air traffic statistics for the year 2018 ... records the highest number of passengers and flights in the history of civil aviation in the Kingdom.


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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:11 pm

From the winter season 2019 LH will be downgrading FRA-DXB from B744 to A333.
Frankfurt-Kuwait City-Dammam will remain as A333 despite previously being upgraded to A346.

I guess LH isn't doing all too well in this part of the Middle East. I guess there is too much competition.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Blerg wrote:
From the winter season 2019 LH will be downgrading FRA-DXB from B744 to A333.
Frankfurt-Kuwait City-Dammam will remain as A333 despite previously being upgraded to A346.

I guess LH isn't doing all too well in this part of the Middle East. I guess there is too much competition.


Actually its the other way round.Lufthansa and Swiss has experienced a growth in pax numbers. During 2018, LH has increased capacity by 4% to accommodate the increased demand.
Source: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel- ... uae-routes
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:22 pm

Blerg wrote:
From the winter season 2019 LH will be downgrading FRA-DXB from B744 to A333.
Frankfurt-Kuwait City-Dammam will remain as A333 despite previously being upgraded to A346.

I guess LH isn't doing all too well in this part of the Middle East. I guess there is too much competition.



weird winter time is usually high season in Dubai. and when most EU visitors visit the city .
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:34 am

xwb777 wrote:
Blerg wrote:
From the winter season 2019 LH will be downgrading FRA-DXB from B744 to A333.
Frankfurt-Kuwait City-Dammam will remain as A333 despite previously being upgraded to A346.

I guess LH isn't doing all too well in this part of the Middle East. I guess there is too much competition.


Actually its the other way round.Lufthansa and Swiss has experienced a growth in pax numbers. During 2018, LH has increased capacity by 4% to accommodate the increased demand.
Source: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel- ... uae-routes


Yes but that's 2018, downgrades are for winter 2019. My guess is that loads picked up but yields remained trash... or below expectations.
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:36 am

OGLOBAL wrote:
Blerg wrote:
From the winter season 2019 LH will be downgrading FRA-DXB from B744 to A333.
Frankfurt-Kuwait City-Dammam will remain as A333 despite previously being upgraded to A346.

I guess LH isn't doing all too well in this part of the Middle East. I guess there is too much competition.



weird winter time is usually high season in Dubai. and when most EU visitors visit the city .


Maybe it has to do with airlines such as Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Gulf Air, Kuwait... increasing competition from Europe, especially Germany, to the UAE? I can't imagine yields being great with so much competition. I wonder what would happen if Qatar wasn't blocked in Dubai, LH would probably struggle even more. It's quite a downgrade from a B744 to an A333.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:11 am

From 1 December 2019, British Airways London Heathrow - Bahrain will be extended to Dammam on B777-200:

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3574523904
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:30 pm

9W has suspended their India-AUH network:

    AUH-BLR
    AUH-BOM
    AUH-DEL
    AUH-PNQ

https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/jet-airways-suspends-service-to-abu-dhabi-1.838538

EY have added an additional daily AUH-DEL mid-morning departure at similar times to what 9W were offering, plus an additional few-days-a-week mid-morning departure on AUH-BOM. No mention of bringing back an additional on AUH-BLR, nor starting AUH-PNQ.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:14 pm

SeanM1997 wrote:
From 1 December 2019, British Airways London Heathrow - Bahrain will be extended to Dammam on B777-200:

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3574523904


Glad to see another European carrier fly into Dammam. As a kid who used to live there 15 years ago, we only had KL and LH after BA dropped out in '02.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:49 pm

Emirates to go 11 weekly DUR during summer peak
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:49 am

Anyone know who is Saudia's chief commercial officer?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:12 pm

Flynas will fly 3x weekly between Jeddah & Bengaluru (India) this summer. Dates & timings unknown as of now
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:17 am

Blerg wrote:
Anyone know who is Saudia's chief commercial officer?


Dane Kondic
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:18 am

SAUDIA is transferring additional flights to New Jeddah Airport "Terminal1" starting from 31 March 2019

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:12 am

Saudi Arabia's GACA working to link the National Airport Operations Management System to Saudia TMS. reported 50% completion rate in the project.

Etihad Airways CEO: Etihad and Saudia carry 150 pax per day across each other's networks
-This number will continue to grow "through expansion of the codeshare agreement in the coming months".

Air Djibouti discussing potential partnerships with Saudia and Flynas including interline and codeshare arrangements.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:20 am

KSAAirliner wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Anyone know who is Saudia's chief commercial officer?


Dane Kondic


Interesting they hired him after he messed up JU. Any link to show this? I tried looking on their website but there was nothing.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:14 pm

Seems like Oman Air has decided against launching Khartoum and Baku this year. Both flights have been removed from the system.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ch-in-s19/
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:03 pm

Blerg wrote:
Seems like Oman Air has decided against launching Khartoum and Baku this year. Both flights have been removed from the system.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ch-in-s19/


They are probably missing a few aircraft with Max grounding
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:10 pm

Anyone with information regarding QR's performance in/out of Edinburgh? They currently serve EDI double daily with a mix of A350s and B777s. What about Emirates performance?
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:13 am

JED-RUH is the world's 10th busiest air route

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:22 am

xwb777 wrote:
Anyone with information regarding QR's performance in/out of Edinburgh? They currently serve EDI double daily with a mix of A350s and B777s. What about Emirates performance?


Qatar use the A350 on its route to EDI, upgrading from the B787.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:36 am

In the news today, RJA will be operating through New IST during the course of this month.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:06 pm

SAUDIA is transferring additional flights to New Jeddah Airport "Terminal1" starting from 7 April 2019

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:57 am

According to OAG, DXB-KWI is the 10th busiest international route in 2018

https://standbynordic.com/worlds-busies ... tes-named/
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:52 am

First direct flight for Royal Air Maroc between main Hub, Casablanca CMN Airport, & Amman Queen Alia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGw7opgaXEs&t=2s
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:11 am

Russia prepares for Hajj services from Grozny, Kazan, Krasnodar, Magas, Makhachkala and Moscow to JED and MED
-Work is also being conducted on the possibility of a nonstop Simferopol charter service

Nordwind Airlines to operate twice weekly SVO-JED service from May-2019

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GoAir and IndiGo exploring plans to connect Kannur Airport to Saudi Arabia
-KIAL is seeking approval to be included on the list of airports available under India's air service agreement with Saudi Arabia

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PIA starts preparations to handle 65,000 pilgrims during Hajj period
-PIA plans to operate a combination of Boeing 777 and A320 aircraft for the Hajj flights and will offer connections from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sukkur and Quetta to JED and MED.

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SAUDIA wins the PAX International Readership Awards 2019 for Best IFE and Connectivity & Best First Class Amenity Kit

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:32 am

Air Arabia has shelved their plans to launch Sharjah-Belgrade flights. Airline said it didn't have enough time to properly prepare.
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:44 am

SAUDIA moves Abha flights to Jeddah new terminal 1

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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 pm

Etihad will cancels its entire A359 order and take delivery of 20 A350-1000s.
 
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 am

-Saudia and Flynas suspend services to Sudan until further notice

-Saudia Cargo joined SkyTeam Cargo Alliance in 10-Apr-19

-Flynas receives IOSA certification

-Flyadeal won "Start Up of the Year" at the annual Seamless Awards in Dubai


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Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:55 pm

-Jazeera Airways records $28.6m net profit in 2018, and distribute $23m dividend to shareholders

-Gulf Air makes move to attract more golfers by enhancing its baggage allowance for golf players to include one golf bag over and above their allowance
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18 pm

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SAUDIA moves Abha flights to Jeddah new terminal 1

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Why is it taking so long to move flights to the new terminal? Just compare it to IST/ISL the other day. They moved a way bigger operation in 2 days.
 
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Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Air Arabia has received its first A321NEO LR
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