Etihad Airways confirms job cuts

UAE national carrier says cutting jobs as part of restructuring in an 'increasingly competitive landscape'

Dubai economy set to grow by 3.1% in 2017

Dubai economy set to grow by 3.1% in 2017

Chairman of Dubai's Economic Development Committee says 'sustainability and flexibility' are key to ongoing progress

Oman Air says passenger dies on flight from Jeddah

Oman Air says passenger dies on flight from Jeddah

National carrier says flight 674 diverted to Riyadh after medical emergency but passenger died shortly after arrival

Snake found on Emirates flight to Dubai

Snake found on Emirates flight to Dubai

Snake was discovered and retrieved on Sunday prior any passengers boarding the Muscat to Dubai flight

KSA and UAE connected by new Flynas route

KSA and UAE connected by new Flynas route

Saudi Arabian airline Flynas has connected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by adding a flight between Dammam and Abu Dhabi

Travellers to pay a fee for Muscat airport use

Travellers to pay a fee for Muscat airport use

The new fees come in addition to an increase to Oman's airport tax introduced last year

Pilot responsible for 2014 Atlantis crash

Pilot responsible for 2014 Atlantis crash

A private helicopter with two people on board crashed in 2014 while taking off from Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

MidEast plane ticket prices fall to three-year low

MidEast plane ticket prices fall to three-year low

This is reportedly a result of increased competition between carriers and low fuel prices

Dubai passenger traffic rises 9.4% in November

Dubai passenger traffic rises 9.4% in November

New figures reveal that traffic grew 7% to 75.95 million people in the first 11 months of 2016

Oman's budget airline launches bookings

Oman's budget airline launches bookings

Oman's first budget airline, SalamAir, has officially launched ticket sales through SalamAir.com and a number of affiliated travel agents

Etihad to boost Chinese tourism in Morocco

Etihad to boost Chinese tourism in Morocco

Etihad Airways launches campaign with Beijing Yougo World International Travel Service Company (Uniway), to promote Morocco

Oman's Salam Air launch delayed

Oman's Salam Air launch delayed

Aiming for a mid-December 2016 launch, Oman's low cost airline will now take off in the end of January this year

Chile's LATAM says Qatar Airways buys 10% stake

Chile's LATAM says Qatar Airways buys 10% stake

The Latin American airline which has seen losses amid the recession in Brazil had to modify the ownership structure in September

Qatar Airways set to add 14 destinations

Qatar Airways set to add 14 destinations

Plans to add 14 new destinations during 2017/18 have been revealed by Qatar Airways following continued growth in 2016

Russia may resume Egypt flights in January

Russia may resume Egypt flights in January

Russian authorities may resume flights between Moscow and Egypt

Iran says to have 'sealed' bargain on Boeing deal

Iran says to have 'sealed' bargain on Boeing deal

Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan says deal for 80 Boeing planes is worth half of the claimed US$16.6bn


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