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Middle East airlines


Seat capacity sky high for region’s low-cost carriers

Middle East airlines witness overall growth of two million seats in 2013.

November 18, 2013 3:26

Gulf Air revenue up as passenger numbers rise

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air, struggling to recover from the effects of local political unrest, achieved a 6 percent rise in revenue in the six months through June on the back of an increase in passenger numbers.

August 29, 2012 10:05
Qatar Airways

Blinking dots on the traffic radar

Airlines in the Middle East will not only need thousands of new aircrafts in the next decade or two, but the amount of pilots and flying peanut bags is impressive as well.

July 15, 2012 9:39
Interview: Samer Majali, Gulf Air CEO

Interview: Samer Majali, Gulf Air CEO

The local airline boss on how the aviation sector is shaping up, the impact of the Qatar World Cup, and governments helping out airlines.

March 14, 2011 3:45

IATA:airlines challenged by oil rise on Mideast unrest

Oil prices have surged due to worries about turmoil in the Middle East.

February 23, 2011 10:22

Saudi aviation authority: open-sky policy caused Egypt row

Row over landing spots for KSA budget airlines caused suspension of flights between Cairo and Madinah.

May 13, 2010 2:31

ME airlines saw 23.6 percent passenger growth in January

Global passenger demand for air travel also increased in January this year, according to the International Air Transport Association.

March 2, 2010 4:45
Regional airlines starting to fly low?

Regional airlines starting to fly low?

Saudi budget airline Sama cuts starts axing domestic routes. Is the high price of fuel weighing down Middle East airlines?

September 24, 2008 12:12