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Aeromexico Drops Planned Barcelona Route, Cites Unfair Emirates Competition

Last week, Aeromexico rushed to announce the reopening of the Mexico City to Barcelona route, after the Mexican aviation authority denied Emirates the possibility to operate a Dubai-Mexico route with a fifth freedom stop in Barcelona. While accusations of protectionism and unfair privilege for Mexico's flag carrier grew, the communications and transport office —SCT, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes —  rolled back its previous decision and granted the route to Emirates exactly as it was requested, with the stop in…

flydubai and Boeing Ink $27 Billion Order for 737 MAX…

The Dubai Airshow has delivered another major aircraft order announcement with news that Boeing has inked a deal with Dubai-based flydubai for 225 737 MAX family aircraft valued at $27 billion. The deal is the largest ever for a single-aisle jet by a Middle East carrier and comprises of 175…

Another Gulf Carrier Backing: Qatar Airways Invests in Italy’s Meridiana

The state-owned flag carrier based in Doha, Qatar Airways, announced that it has finalized a deal with Sardinia-based airline Meridiana, to purchase a 49 percent stake in the Italian carrier, while Meridiana's parent company will retain the other 51 percent of the airline. Meridiana, which operates a small fleet of…

Qatar Airways Moves Forward with Plan to Purchase Part of…

Despite continued public relations attacks from major U.S. airlines on carriers in the Middle East, Qatar Airways plans to move forward with its initiative to begin purchasing shares of up to 4.75% of American Airlines’ stock. Per company rules, no one can purchase more than 4.75% of American’s total stock…

The Gulf’s Aviation Industry: Rags to Riches in 30 Years

In 1971, the Arabian Peninsula began to take on a whole new look. In August, Bahrain gained their full independence, and Qatar quickly followed in September. In December, seven emirates nations were freed from British rule when a longstanding treaty finally expired. Two emirates – Dubai and Abu Dhabi –…

Looking Back at The History of Emirates

Emirates has cemented itself as one of the world's largest airlines, a result occurring thanks to its exponential rate of expansion over the last several decades. As the largest carrier in the Gulf, Emirates is known around the world for sponsoring some of the biggest sports teams, becoming a true powerhouse in…