Ethiopian Airlines Records Higher Profits, Expands Presence in Middle East

Ethiopian Airlines reported 79 percent revenue growth for its fiscal year that ended on July 30. According to Mamo Mihretu, the CEO of Ethiopian Investment Holdings, in a tweet, the state-owned airline recorded $5 billion in revenue this fiscal year, a growth of 79% over last year. Additionally, profits rose…

Royal Air Maroc, Emirates Anounce Codeshare Partnership

Royal Air Maroc and Emirates Airlines have signed a codeshare partnership that aims to boost flights between Dubai, Casablanca, and other destinations. The agreement announced on May 10 in Dubai will be valid from the end of the month, and will cover a total of 209 combined destinations, "providing more…

More Countries Welcome Vaccinated International Air Travelers Without Restrictions

There are continuing positive signs that the international air travel market is on its way towards pre-pandemic levels albeit at differing rates in different regions. This week the U.K. announced the lifting of all travel restrictions and countries such as Canada and New Zealand are easing quarantine and testing requirements…

Etihad Receives IATA IEnvA Stage 2 Accreditation

Etihad Airways successfully completed IATA's Environmental Assessment stage 2 and received accreditation in four key operational areas. The areas include facilities management, flight operations, Etihad technical division and Etihad Catering Services. The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program is a blueprint for airlines to achieve sustainability in all air and ground…

Air Canada Announces Atlantic and South American Network Expansion

Air Canada has announced their Summer 2022 schedule in a further sign of positive growth and confidence as the airline industry recovers from the impacts of the pandemic. The airline’s plans for Europe, Africa, and The Middle East include year-round and seasonal services. Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Reykjavik…

Emirates Adds A380 to Istanbul Flights

The summer — normally when passenger travel demand is at its peak — is gradually coming to an end, but this past summer was like no other as there was a significant surge in leisure travel demand compared to the year prior. Fall is right around the corner, and the…

Emirates Halts Flights to Kabul Amid Chaos in Afghanistan

Emirates has suspended all operations to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, until further notice. Emirates, which operates daily flights to Kabul, said that it is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan to ensure the safe operation of its services. "The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and will…

Virgin Atlantic and Middle East Airlines Formulate Codeshare Agreement

The transatlantic air travel corridor between the U.S. and Europe continues to be known for its reputation of being cutthroat and popular as the demand for long-haul air travel surges. Several major airlines inaugurate new routes while firmly resuming flights on key routes across the pond to attract as many…

Saudi Arabia Plans To Develop New Megacarrier

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been embarking on a modernization process that is aimed at upgrading all the infrastructure in the country to attract tourism and trade flows and develop local businesses. The country has recently introduced a new visa-free system to facilitate the influx of foreign visitors and…