July 3, 2021| 100 0

Emirates Resumes Fifth Freedom Flights To Mexico City

The Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates resumed today its flights to Mexico City after more than one year due to the COVID-19 crisis. This route was one of the last Emirates inaugurated before the pandemic started in early 2020, but not without some controversy. Let’s investigate further. Emirates is back Earlier today, a Boeing 777-200 registratio …

March 6, 2021| 86 0

Iran Air Fokker 100 Diverts Over Attempted Hijacking

On March 4th, an Iran Air Fokker 100 flying domestic service from Ahwaz to Mashad diverted to Isfahan after an attempted hijacking. The decision was made after security guards onboard managed to successfully neutralize the perpetrator. Sources note that the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the  “southern shores of the Persian Gulf.” Iranian Re …

February 8, 2021| 102 0

Gulf Air Takes Another Airbus A321LR

Continuing to modernize its fleet, Bahrain’s Gulf Air has taken delivery of its second Airbus A321LR. The aircraft touched down at its new home at Bahrain International Airport on February 5th at 06:40. The aircraft is adorned with a special retro livery to mark its 70th anniversary – a livery that’s also featured on one of its Boeing 787s. It’s qui …

January 30, 2021| 85 0

Qatar Airways Suspends Bookings From 3 Countries Including UAE

For the following week, Qatar Airways is temporarily suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and Rwanda. The move is being undertaken at the request of the UK government. However, the airline is allowing for some exceptions. Suspending new bookings, not flights Qatar Airways will be suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and …

January 10, 2021| 101 0

Saudia To Resume Flights To Doha From Monday

As Saudi Arabia ends its blockade against the state of Qatar, flag carrier Saudia is set to resume service to Doha for the first time in three and a half years. The flight resumption is the result of six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states signing a “solidarity and stability” agreement, referred to as the “al-Ula Statement,” on January 5th …

January 8, 2021| 101 0

Qatar Airways flies over Saudi Arabia 1st time after blockade

Qatar Airways has started rerouting flights to pass through Saudi Arabia airspace after the two countries agreed to lift the border blockade. “This evening, Qatar Airways began to reroute some flights through Saudi airspace,” tweeted Qatar’s national carrier. The first flight to fly over the Saudi Arabia after the lifting of the blockade was Qa …

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