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IAG's follow-on order comprises two Airbus A330-300s, two A330-200s and 15 A320neos. Airbus and IAG announced the order on November 9, at the Dubai Airshow 2015. Read more
Flydubai is launching four-times-weekly service to Asmara, the capital of the northeastern African nation of Eritrea, on October 25. The service will represent the first direct link between Eritrea and the United Arab Emirates, according to the airline. Read more
Air Canada has decided to launch non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai, beginning on November 3, 2015. The airline will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Read more
The February 12 deal represents DAE's first order for regional airliners. The 20 ATR 72-600 turboprops on firm order are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2018. Read more
The deal, the firm part of which the manufacturer values at $8.8 billion at list prices, also includes purchase rights for 25 more Boeing 737 MAX jets. It is Boeing's largest single-aisle aircraft order in the Middle East. Read more
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, finalized the contract documents for the 50-aircraft Airbus A380 order during a visit to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse. Clark's visit to Toulouse came as Emirates accepted two new A380s (the 43rd and 44th delivered to the airline) on the same day, from Airbus' A380 completion center at Finkenwerder Airfield in Hamburg. Read more
According to Boeing, Flyubai's new 737-family commitment, which the manufacturer values at $11.4 billion at list prices (including orders and purchase rights), represents the largest-ever Boeing purchase of Boeing single-aisle jets in the Middle East. Read more
Emirates Airline has rewritten all records in civil aviation history with an order for 150 Boeing 777Xs ‒ comprising 35 Boeing 777-8Xs and 115 Boeing 777-9Xs, plus purchase rights on 50 more aircraft ‒ and an additional 50 Airbus A380s. Together, the Boeing and Airbus orders, excluding purchase rights, are valued by Emirates at US$99 billion at list prices. Read more
Emirates is introducing the Airbus A380 superjumbo on its service between Dubai and Los Angeles on December 2, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER which the carrier currently uses for the service. Read more
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has marked its opening by being awarded the title of the world’s tallest hotel from the Guinness Book of World Records. Reaching 1,164 feet in height, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is 85.3 feet shorter than New York City’s Empire State Building. Read more
Washington Dulles International Airport is the seventh gateway for Emirates in the United States, and the carrier's Dubai-Washington service is the 12th new route to join the airline's international network in 2012. Read more
The milestone Boeing aircraft is flydubai's 14th Boeing 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior. The landmark 737 delivery comes just three days after rival manufacturer Airbus delivered its 7,000th commercial jet of any sort, an A321-200 for US Airways. Read more
United Airlines plans to launch daily service between its Washington Dulles hub and Qatar's capital Doha, via Dubai, on May 1, 2012. Read more
Spirit Airlines and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding as a preliminary to an order for 45 Airbus A320neos and 30 A320s. Read more
The latest order from ACG for 30 A320neo-family jets, signed at the Dubai Airshow 2011, brings the lessor’s total A320-family order book to 98 aircraft. Read more
A full-scale flight deck demonstrator for the all-new Bombardier CSeries aircraft has made its world debut at the Dubai Air Show. Visitors to the CSeries aircraft dome, situated at P1, will experience first-hand the most advanced flight deck demonstrator in the industry. Read more
ZA003, which touched down at Dubai International Airport on November 12, 2011 for the Dubai Air Show, was originally used for flight testing but has been refurbished to showcase the standard capabilities and features of the 787. Read more
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow, which is being held from November 13 to November 17 at Dubai’s Airport Expo. Read more
Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement, which will take effect on November 1. Read more