UAE aviation sector to hit $88.1bn by 2030

UAE aviation sector to hit $88.1bn by 2030

The aviation sector in the UAE is projected to reach AED323.6 billion ($88.1 billion) by 2030, according to the Airport Council International (ACI) World. Last year the sector contributed 15 percent to the country’s GDP. The expected increase comes as ACI revealed…

Paris Miami Corsair first US route

Paris Miami Corsair first US route

French carrier Corsair has made its debut in the U.S. with the launch of service between Miami and Paris Orly.  Corsair is operating the flight four times per week on a three-class Airbus A330-300. The aircraft is configured with 12 lie-flat business-class…

Delta Expands Optional Facial Recognition Boarding to New Airports, More Customers

Delta Expands Optional Facial Recognition Boarding to New Airports, More Customers

WHY IT RATES: Delta Air Lines continues to take leaps forward with technological advancements.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer Over the next month, Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Minneapolis−Saint Paul…

US Airlines Already Purchasing New Airbus Plane

US Airlines Already Purchasing New Airbus Plane

After Airbus introduced a new plane dubbed the A321XLR, two airlines in the United States have already added orders for the long-range, narrow-body aircraft. According to CNBC.com, American Airlines will convert previous orders and options with Airbus to 50 A321XLR planes, with…

Dubai’s DAE inks freighter aircraft deal with Russian carrier

Dubai’s DAE inks freighter aircraft deal with Russian carrier

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) on Wednesday announced that its leasing division DAE Capital and Moscow-based cargo airline AirBridgeCargo have entered into a purchase and leaseback agreement for freighter aircraft. The deal is for three factory new Boeing 777 freighter aircraft which will…

Women’s car club launched in Saudi Arabia

Women’s car club launched in Saudi Arabia

The first women’s car club has been created in Saudi Arabia – a year since the driving ban was lifted. Since the ban on women driving was lifted in June last year, almost 50,000 driver licenses have been issued for females. At…

Frontier to Fly Four New Nonstop Routes From Cincinnati

Frontier to Fly Four New Nonstop Routes From Cincinnati

Frontier Airlines has announced that it will fly four new nonstop routes from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning this fall. The Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier will fly from CVG to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL); Miami International Airport (MIA); Louis Armstrong New…

Asian Airlines Continue to Rank As the Best in the World

Asian Airlines Continue to Rank As the Best in the World

Asian airlines are continuing to dominate global satisfaction reviews. In this year’s annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, an overwhelming majority of the world’s top airlines were based in Asia. The winner, Qatar Airways, broke a record, becoming the only airline in the…