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Deena Kamel
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Two Boeing 737 Max crashed in October 2018 and March 2019, killing 346 people. AP
Can the US allow Boeing to fail?

Embattled aerospace giant's plea deal could have profound implications on the industry and economy

July 03, 2024, 8:33 AM
Boeing said its deal to acquire Spirit AeroSystems will support supply chain stability and critical manufacturing workforce. Reuters
Crisis-hit Boeing to acquire Spirit AeroSystems in $4.7bn all-stock deal

Airbus also said it would take over main activities at four of the supplier's plants in the US, Northern Ireland, France and Morocco

July 01, 2024, 8:39 AM
Emirates has 65 Airbus A350-900 aircraft on order, deliveries of which were supposed to start in August and through to the next three and half years. Bloomberg
Emirates defers A350 services to Middle East and Europe amid delivery delays

The Dubai airline says it will 'work hard' to minimise the impact of the delays

June 29, 2024, 7:12 AM
Etihad Airways is seeking to hire pilots of all ranks to operate aircraft types from across its fleet. Photo: Etihad Airways
Etihad to hire hundreds of pilots as it aims to double fleet by 2030

Abu Dhabi-based airline will go on a recruitment roadshow in Europe before expanding a search for staff

June 27, 2024, 10:11 AM
A downward trend in tourist arrivals has led to a 15-20 per cent drop in MEA's total passenger volume since the beginning of the war in Gaza. Reuters
Lebanese airline records 20% drop in passengers amid war impact

Insurance cover is challenging as the company continues to operate in a conflict zone, its chairman says

June 26, 2024, 3:00 AM
The port of Cartagena, Colombia's fifth largest city and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Photo: Unsplash
UAE-Colombia trade and investment to accelerate

Non-oil trade between the UAE and Colombia rose to $553 million in 2023, up 43% on 2022 and double the levels of 2021

June 25, 2024, 3:00 AM
The Getsemani neighbourhood in Cartagena, Colombia's fifth-largest city and a Unesco World Heritage site. Getty Images
Colombia seeks to attract more visitors from the Middle East

South American country promoting itself as sustainable tourism destination after overcoming its troubled past

June 13, 2024, 6:59 AM
Emirates marks the launch of its new Bogota route via Miami at El Dorado International Airport on Wednesday. Deena Kamel / The National
Emirates expects new Colombia route to be 85% full this year

Dubai airline introducing the only first-class offering available on the Miami-Bogota flight

June 06, 2024, 7:18 AM
An Etihad flight arriving at Beijing Daxing International Airport. Photo: Etihad
Etihad Airways in joint venture with China Eastern to develop routes

Abu Dhabi airline sees potential to sign more commercial deals with airlines in other regions, chief executive tells The National

June 05, 2024, 12:00 PM
Iata director general Willie Walsh, right, with outgoing board of governors chair Yvonne Makolo, left, and her successor Pieter Elbers, centre, at the end of the association's annual meeting in Dubai. Photo: Iata
Comac could challenge Boeing and Airbus in 10 years, Iata chief says

Aviation supply chain problems could extend to 2027, director general Willie Walsh says

June 05, 2024, 5:04 AM
Turkish Airlines plans to double its fleet size to 810 aircraft in 10 years, its chairman Ahmet Bolat said. EPA
Turkish Airlines chief says potential 225 jet order with Boeing depends on engine deal

Carrier aims to nearly double its fleet size to 810 jets in 10 years from 455 currently

June 04, 2024, 3:50 PM
Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Nigeria, whose blocked funds amounted to $850 million in June 2023, has paid off 98 per cent of its dues. Reuters
Blocked funds owed to airlines drop as Nigeria pays its dues

Total at the end of April stood at about $1.8 billion, Iata says

June 04, 2024, 12:16 PM
Willie Walsh, head of International Air Transport Association, said supply chain delays and shortages continue to plague the industry. Photo: Iata
Global airlines raise 2024 profit forecast to $30.5bn

Geopolitical risk from Israel-Gaza war is the main threat for Middle East airlines, Iata says

June 03, 2024, 4:32 PM
Qatar Airways chief executive Badr Al Meer at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha. Getty Images
Qatar Airways 'in talks' with Airbus and Boeing about wide-body jet order

The size of the order will be in the three-digit range, Badr Al Meer says

June 03, 2024, 7:07 AM
Oxygen masks dangle from the damaged cabin ceiling of Singapore Airlines flight 321 following heavy turbulence. Airlines are dealing with how to minimise turbulence risks after two extreme incidents last month. Reuters
Airlines likely to tighten seatbelt rules, Emirates boss says

Dubai airline is using AI-based tools in real time to better predict where patches of turbulence might happen, Tim Clark says

June 03, 2024, 5:14 AM