September 9, 2021| 133 0

Emirates resumes more routes

Emirates has announced that it will be restarting services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from September 11 and St Petersburg from October 8, 2021. The resumption of these services builds on Emirates’ growing global footprint, the continued lifting of entry restrictions as well as demand recovery across the airline’s network. From October 8, flights …

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 11, 2021| 106 0

Flyadeal Seeks To Retire Its Airbus A320 CEOs In 4-5 Years

Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal is not yet four years old. But the Jeddah-based low-cost airline is already planning for the future. The airline has just 12 aircraft in its fleet, 11 Airbus A320ceo planes, and a single Airbus A320neo. But as new deliveries from Airbus begin landing at Jeddah, flyadeal is mapping out a timeline to start retiring it’s A320ce …

February 8, 2021| 110 0

Saudia Airbus A320 Diverted To Jeddah After Losing Cabin Pressure

On February 5th, Saudia Airbus A320-200 flying from Cairo (Egypt) to Abha (Saudi Arabia) had to divert due to a loss of cabin pressure. Instead of reaching its destination, the 10-year-old aircraft headed to Jeddah instead, performing a safe landing 30 minutes after making its rapid descent to a safe altitude. Incident details According to The Aviati …

February 1, 2021| 145 0

When Will India Reopen For All Commercial International Flights?

Since March, India has banned all scheduled passenger international flights, cutting off international travel. While repatriation flights and travel agreements became common by the summer, international traffic remains under 50% of pre-COVID levels. So when will India reopen to all commercial flights? Banned India first banned all scheduled internati …

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 11, 2021| 145 0

Qatar Airways Completes First Flight To Saudi Arabia Since Blockade

Qatar Airways has completed its first service to Saudi Arabia since the latter ended its blockade. The flight saw an Airbus A350 completing the short hop from Doha to Riyadh earlier this afternoon. Recently, there have been many positive developments in air traffic in the Middle East. Last year one of the big stories was that a direct air corridor h …

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 10, 2021| 118 0

Qatar Airways Plots Return To Saudi Arabia With Widebodies

Qatar Airways is coming back to Saudi Arabia. From January 11th, the airline will be adding back flights to Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam from its hub in Doha. Following the end of the Qatar blockade, the airline is now back to using Saudi Arabian airspace and planning to augment its route network. Qatar Airways comes back to Saudi Arabia From January 1 …

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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