Articles tagged “Middle East airlines”

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Emirates Earns $1 Billion Record Net Profit for Fiscal First Half

As it looks to restore capacity, Emirates understands that it would be equally important to recruit the right skills.

Emirates Earns $1 Billion Record Net Profit for Fiscal First Half

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Vistara CEO on Fighting India’s Low-Cost Carriers and Nagging Merger Questions

Merger or no merger, the Vistara team has its work cut out for it. The full-service airline would rather concentrate on thriving and growing in a market that’s dominated by low-cost carriers.

Vistara CEO on Fighting India’s Low-Cost Carriers and Nagging Merger Questions

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Saudi Arabia in Talks to Buy Aircraft Worth $12 Billion

If Saudi Arabia can get its hands on nearly 40 A350 aircraft, it will be much closer toward its ambition of building a competitive airline sector and tourism economy.

Saudi Arabia in Talks to Buy Aircraft Worth $12 Billion

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Etihad CEO Poached by Saudi Arabia’s New Airline: Reports

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas has agreed to join RIA — Saudi Arabia's newest airline, according to reports. It had been earlier reported that RIA, the multi-billion-dollar international carrier, had approached Douglas for the top job. Douglas has apparently agreed and other senior Etihad executives may follow him, according to Arabian Business. Global…

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Emirates Calls Travelers to ‘Fly Better’ With Its Gerry The Goose Campaign

After Hollywood celebrities Jennifer Anniston and Chris Hemsworth, Gerry the Goose is winging it as the newest brand ambassador for Dubai-based carrier Emirates. The brand campaign featuring Gerry, a Canadian goose, will run in 25 countries for one month, starting August 30. As part of its 'Fly Better' campaign, Emirates said it "is inviting customers…

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Majority Owner of India’s SpiceJet Looks to Sell Part of His Stake

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian carrier SpiceJet, is said to be in talks with a Middle Eastern carrier and an Indian conglomerate to partially sell a portion of his stake in the budget airline. Singh holds around 60 percent stake in the airline. “The company continues to be in discussions with various…

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Saudi Arabia to Slash Airport Fees to Compete With Rival Hubs

After offering financial incentives to carriers to fly “unprofitable” routes, Saudi Arabia is now luring airlines by cutting airport charges by as much as 35 percent in its bid to compete with the world's biggest airline hubs, most of which happen to be in the Middle East region. Airport charges at three major airports — Riyadh, Jeddah and…

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Dubai Airport CEO Expects Pre-Covid Traffic Levels by 2024

As Dubai Airport gears up to reach pre-pandemic levels, CEO Paul Griffiths expects oil prices and inflation to drive up airfares. However, he is confident that demand would remain undented.

Dubai Airport CEO Expects Pre-Covid Traffic Levels by 2024

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Saudi Arabia Wants to More Than Double Direct International Flights to 250

A Saudi Arabia official has released more details on its plans to draw tourists, which certainly show kingdom would become a much larger air transit stop.

Saudi Arabia Wants to More Than Double Direct International Flights to 250

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Pakistan’s New Airline Fly Jinnah to Start Operations by June

Competition in Pakistani aviation is getting fierce, pressuring the profitability of every carrier.

Pakistan’s New Airline Fly Jinnah to Start Operations by June