flydubai and emirates

Emirates announces new partnership with low-cost flydubai

Emirates, flydubai carriers partner to fly across 200 destinations Dubai-based airlines Emirates and flydubai have unveiled their extensive partnership agreement including integrated network collaboration and coordinated scheduling. “Both airlines will continue to... Read more »
A waiter walks past a mural of Flight MH370 in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2016. The flight disappeared nearly three years ago with 239 people on board, and the search for the plane has now been suspended. Photo: Joshua Paul/AP

Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 search officially suspended without a trace

Australia, Malaysia, China halt MH370 underwater search After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration, as crews completed their deep-sea search in the Indian... Read more »
Qatar Airways begins new route to Sydney Airport. Photographer Seth Jaworski captured the aircraft as it headed into Sydney.

Qatar Airways begins new route to Sydney Airport

Qatar begins flights to Sydney, announces plans to upgauge to A380 on a seasonal basis Sydney Airport has welcomed new airline Qatar Airways on 02 March 2016 – marking the start of... Read more »
Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan national airline strike disrupts over 100 flights

KARACHI (Pakistan) – All of Pakistan International Airline’s foreign and domestic flights were suspended, and employees held strikes at airports in major cities across the country. Pakistan’s airports plunged into chaos as... Read more »
Emirates' new airline is spacious and comfortable, offering one of the industry's widest in-flight entertainment screens, at 13.3in

Emirates launches new Airbus A380 – largest ever passenger plane

Over the weekend, Emirates airline unveiled a new Airbus A380 outfitted with 615 seats. Economy class is getting even bigger after Emirates reconfigured its new Airbus A380-800 planes to hold the most... Read more »
Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax.

Qatar Airways voted as world’s best airline of 2015

Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax. The Gulf-based carrier was presented with the honor at Tuesday’s award ceremony at... Read more »

Qantas launches new sustainability initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

Qantas says it is installing energy-efficient LED lights in all operational areas as part of a package of new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions launched on World Environment Day. The use of... Read more »

Australia, New Zealand travelers boost Cathay Pacific Airways traffic

Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand among most popular destinations for Festival holidays The latest combined traffic figures of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair show that the passenger traffic grew by 8.4% while capacity... Read more »

Air NZ to boost Perth-Auckland route to 10 times a week

Air New Zealand is adding extra flights to Perth to support the Kiwi flag carrier’s services to the Americas. The new three times a week Perth-Auckland offering, which starts on December 11 2015 and... Read more »

Australia, Philippines sign new air agreement

Australia has agreed to expand the number of seats available to Philippine carriers under a new air services agreement between the two countries. The new arrangements, which were struck during talks between the... Read more »

Aviation jobs in demand in Australia: survey

Almost half of all Australians are keen to take to the skies through a career in aviation, with jobs at Virgin Australia and Qantas among the most sought after, a survey says.... Read more »

Virgin Australia names Elizabeth Bryan as new chairman

Elizabeth Bryan succeeds Neil Chatfield as new Chairman Virgin Australia has selected Caltex Australia chairman and Westpac director Elizabeth Bryan as the successor to long-serving chairman Neil Chatfield. ​Australia’s second-largest airline has been... Read more »

Virgin Australia offers free food across all domestic flights

Virgin Australia will now offer free food and checked baggage to passengers on flights across the Australian domestic network. The roll out of free food and checked baggage on all domestic flights... Read more »

First international flight arrives in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan airport

JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia) — The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) started on Thursday evening operation of international flights to and from King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jazan. The airport received the... Read more »

Cathay Pacific profit rises in 2014 despite loss on fuel hedges

HONG KONG— Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Asia’s largest international airline by passengers, reported profit that lagged analyst estimates as losses from fuel hedging masked gains in passenger numbers. Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific... Read more »

Last Foreign Airline suspends flights to Libya

Libya cut off from world by air as last foreign airline suspends flights The last foreign airline operating in country has suspended all flights to and from the country, cutting off the... Read more »

Etihad Airways celebrates inaugural A380 flight

Etihad Airways’ kicked off its inaugural A380 flight Abu Dhabi International Airport to London Heathrow. Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said the addition of the A380... Read more »