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Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:51 pm

Emirates has received its 141th B77W, A6-EQN.
 
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Rumor has it Flynas is buying troubled Pakistani carrier Shaheen Air, which is currently only allowed to operate Haj flights, previous routes included Kuwait, 4 points in UAE, one each in Oman and China, prior to that Qatar, one point in Iran and Malaysia were served too.
 
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Emirates has turned ZAG into a seasonal service. flydubai takes over in December until spring when EK is supposed to be back. I think this is their only seasonal service.
 
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Emirates to drop flights between Colombo and Singapore.
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:36 am

Akbar Al Baker hints on adding Detroit to QR network.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... t=Emirates
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:58 am

EasyJet will be back to Jordan, this time serving the city of Aqaba on the Red Sea first from Berlin (starting October) then from London (starting November)

https://www.marketscreener.com/EASYJET- ... -27100303/
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Etihad to fly a one-off A380 to Jeddah on 23SEP19.
 
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:39 pm

Emirates to add a fourth daily flight to Riyadh from 1 Sep 2018

Malaysia Airlines to introduce A380 on Kuala Lumpur-Jeddah service effective 28 Oct 2018
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:09 am

Saudia sign codeshare agreement with Garuda for domestic Indonesian and Australian destinations
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:39 pm

Emirates' last two B777-300s (non ER) will be withdrawn from active service on the 27th of October 2018.

Registrations are A6-EMV and A6-EMX.
 
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:45 pm

Check-in system at BEY was down last night creating chaos at the airport. Most flights were severely delayed, manually processing of boarding passes and even the army closed the road to the airport as no more cars could get in. Some aircrafts had to wait on the taxiway as all gates were full even the bus gates. Seems like the backlog will take a couple days to clear as even today flights are delayed.
 
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:38 pm

Kuwait Update:

Wataniya airlines: Licence temp suspension as they’ve had a messy summer.. They tried to grow too fast with leased planes that were old. I think its a 3 month suspension.

Indigo Airlines: Will start flights to Kuwait in Oct from Chennai, Ahmedabad & Kochi daily (on Kuwait airport site they also had them at 2 other destinations) They might be forced to quickly expand as Vistara airlines wants to start Delhi to KWI next year and it seems all allocation to Kuwait by Indian airlines used up (although with Indigo flight only 80% operational)

Vistara: As stated above they have applied for Delhi to KWI starting next summer. Ive noticed that Jet has also approval to start this route but haven’t.
 
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:06 pm

Nordwind Airlines will start Moscow-Jeddah by the end of Oct
 
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm

Any update on the SV supposed 779 order?
 
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Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:22 am

Flynas stops flying to 5 Egyptian destinations:

-Aswan
-Luxor
-Alexandria
-Sohag
-Asyut
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:40 am

Etihad first B787-10, A6-BMA is out of the production line.
 
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Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:48 pm

Emirates' 105th Airbus A380 (A6-EUW MSN 240) is on its delivery flight from Hamburg XFW to Dubai.
 
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:08 am

Emirates confirms its deal for 20 A380s. Deliveries will start from 2020.
 
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Etihad to fly a one-off A380 to Male on Tuesday 18/09/2018 instead of the A320.
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:49 am

The Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) held its 82nd meeting in Amman today

-The meeting was hosted by Royal Jordanian Airline and headed by Saleh Bin Nasser Al Jasser, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines and Chairman of AACO Executive Committee.


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Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:01 pm

Transavia launches a weekly service linking Lyon to Beirut starting on the 13th of April 2019. This is the the third Transavia destination to Beirut.
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 am

Riyadh is named as the headquarter for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for MENA
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:51 am

VH-OQC is in DXB for paint job since SEP03
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:49 am

¿When open the new Jeddah international terminal?
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:18 pm

Emirates to drop its 3-weekly flights to Mashhad. Flydubai will takeover the route.
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:42 pm

KSAAirliner wrote:
The Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) held its 82nd meeting in Amman today

-The meeting was hosted by Royal Jordanian Airline and headed by Saleh Bin Nasser Al Jasser, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines and Chairman of AACO Executive Committee.


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Must have been awkward with Al Baker there and the rest of the region's airlnes.
 
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:14 am

In celebration of the 88th Saudi National Day, Etihad's A380 will take off for a special one-off service to Jeddah.


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Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:21 am

pabloeing wrote:
¿When open the new Jeddah international terminal?



Based on GACA's announcement on Twitter:

-All domestic flights will move by Dec 2018 and
-All international flights will move by Q1, 2019

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:37 am

Saudia introduces free texting service onboard

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:11 am

I see that both Saudia and Saudi Arabia have done a lot in order to position themselves as a friendly and attractive transfer point for international passengers. How competitive are they in the long run compared to DOH, DXB, IST...
 
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:33 pm

[twoid][/twoid]
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I see that both Saudia and Saudi Arabia have done a lot in order to position themselves as a friendly and attractive transfer point for international passengers. How competitive are they in the long run compared to DOH, DXB, IST...


the current Jeddah airport is a disaster worst airport I've transferred maybe 2 coffee shops no seating rude staff no flight info

saudis airlines i mean service is good keep in mind no alcohol and their entertainment is very very censored they would cut a scene if the fck word is said or a kiss ..
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:55 am

SAUDIA introduces Bistro a new dining experience in economy class (selected routes)

A brand new concept of dining that presents traditional hospitality with an array of delicious dishes in an elegant bistro-style service...


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Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:54 am

SAUDIA sponsors Formula-E Championship for 10 years at Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia


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Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:47 am

"Taqnia Space" is barreling towards commercial launch of its hybrid Ka/Ku inflight connectivity and television service on Saudia in October, 2018


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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:21 pm

OGLOBAL wrote:
[twoid][/twoid]
Blerg wrote:
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the current Jeddah airport is a disaster worst airport I've transferred maybe 2 coffee shops no seating rude staff no flight info

saudis airlines i mean service is good keep in mind no alcohol and their entertainment is very very censored they would cut a scene if the fck word is said or a kiss ..


Earlier this year at a travel expo, I chatted with a Jeddawi who said that he wasn't looking forward to the new JED, because the current (albeit unpleasant) terminals are so small that both transfers and O/D pax never have a comparatively long way to go, vis-a-vis other hubs. (personally, after flying through NRT/HKG/LHR/FRA/etc. within the past few years, and then in both non-Hajj terminals in JED, I found his opinion nuanced, if slightly misleading.) However, what I DID not like was accidentally taking Uber to the North Terminal, when it really should have been the South Terminal. Public transit between the two is iffy at best. Ugh.

Also, what's wrong with an airline not serving alcohol? It's even more dehydrating "up there," not to mention it nearly eliminates one air rage variable...as long as pax knew alcohol wasn't served to begin with.

Additionally, although SV does censor more heavily its programming, in-flight censorship isn't limited to them. Overall, I've found their IFE to be better than many Euro- and East Asian carriers.
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:17 am

UAE Willing To Start Open-Skies Talks with the European Union

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Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:36 am

KSAAirliner wrote:
UAE Willing To Start Open-Skies Talks with the European Union

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Is there any member of the EU that would be interested in this? I can't see Lufthansa or Air France being too happy about it.
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:33 am

Starting from today 30/09/2018 all Kuwait Airways flights to\from GCC destinations will be operated in the new T4 terminal.
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:58 am

For the first time in its history over one million passengers passed through Amman’s QAIA (AMM) in one month, since last August 2018 AMM handled 1,002,010 passengers. As for the first eight months of 2018 AMM handled 5,804,735 passengers, an improvement of 7.2% over same period a year ago.

Source link is in Arabic, sorry for that:

http://alrai.com/article/10453475/إقتصا ... سافر-في-آب
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:12 pm

Salam Air is celebrating their 1,000,000th passenger


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Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:18 pm

Abdulhakim Altamimi is named as the president of the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for MENA

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Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:43 pm

What is AUH pax traffic for H1 2018?
 
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:41 pm

Bahrain International Airport improves aircraft landing safety and efficiency. Runway 30R/12L was upgraded from CAT I to CAT II
 
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:44 pm

Etihad Airways has launched a contemporary airport lounge brand "The House" in partnership with No1 Lounges.

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Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:16 pm

Royal Jordanian launched an all-new frequent flyer program that offers loyal & frequent travelers a more rewarding, flexible and engaging package that carries the name Royal Club.

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Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm

BuildingMyBento wrote:
.) However, what I DID not like was accidentally taking Uber to the North Terminal, when it really should have been the South Terminal. Public transit between the two is iffy at best. Ugh.


"Iffy" is an improvement -when I lived out there it was taxi or nothing ;)
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:33 am

Etihad Aviation Group has expanded its training organisation and made its services available to external customers for the first time.


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Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 pm

-Saudia takes delivery of A320ceo aircraft, finishing 2015 order for 50 aircraft

-Saudia and BOC Aviation announce placement for three A320ceos, to be operated by flyadeal

-flyadeal CEO: Low cost long haul model has evolved, now showing signs of success, LCLH is under study by flyadeal.


-Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year at Aviation 100 Awards
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:03 pm

SaudiGulf Airlines announces 4 direct destination from Dammam to Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi & Sialkot Starting from October 15
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:07 am

Starting from tomorrow 10/10/2018 all Kuwait Airways flights to\from CAI, HBE, SSH, BEY, AMM & NJF will be operated in the new T4 terminal.

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