In a bizarre incident, two India-bound Emirates flights at Dubai airport that were scheduled for the take-off in a gap of five minutes entered a near-collision situation. After rejecting the take-off immediately, the air traffic controller managed to avert the accident, saving hundreds of lives on board. The flights involved in the incident were Emirates EK-524 from Dubai-Hyderabad and Emirates EK-568 from Dubai-Bengaluru. Both flights are jets. A person aware... Read More
As a part of green initiative, the Dubai International Airport has installed 15,000 solar panels at Terminal 2. The system will generate 7,843,500 kWh of energy per year and also reduce annual CO2 emissions at Terminal 2 by 3,243 metric tonnes. Cost-wise, the installation will save Dh 3.3 million annually in terms of electric bills. The reduction of annual carbon dioxide emissions by 3,243 metric tonnes is equivalent to... Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has been in existence for two years, but it remains to have an impact on aviation trends and statistics. The list of the world's busiest airports, for example, has undergone major revision in recent years. New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, has surpassed Dubai to become the world's second-busiest airport. Based on the number of seats booked to and from the airport, Delhi's IGI Airport (DEL) has... Read More
The global aviation journey of Madhya Pradesh started from Monday when the first international flight from Indore’s Devi Ahilybai Holkar International Airport took off to Dubai. Air India flight AI903 took wings from the airport with 159 passengers onboard. It flewI from Indore at 4.5 pm and landed in Dubai at 8 pm. There was a traditional inaugural function, where the passengers were given farewell in Malwi tradition and bouquets.... Read More
After a hangar collision in Dhaka, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has grounded two planes. A Boeing 777-300ER and a Boeing 737-800 were involved in the disaster, which happened on Sunday. The collision happened when the Boeing 737, which had just completed its routine maintenance, was being dragged into a hangar where the Boeing 777 was being serviced. According to reports, the tail of the Boeing 737 collided with the nose of... Read More
The Dubai-based carrier and its Skycargo affiliate have announced a return to its Dubai World Central cargo hub at the end of the month, after nearly two years apart. As the airline ramps up operations following COVID-19, this relocation will give much-needed extra cargo handling capacity. Emirates SkyCentral is resuming Another evidence that the worldwide post-pandemic recovery is picking up speed. On March 26th, Emirates SkyCargo will resume cargo operations... Read More
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru witnessed a two-fold increase in the rose shipments ahead of Valentine’s Day this year. According to a report, Bengaluru airport facilitated the export of approximately 5.15 lakh kilograms of roses to nearly 25 international and domestic destinations this year. In 2021, the airport reported 2.7 lakh kilograms of shipment. The domestic shipments too have witnessed an impressive rise. The domestic shipment of roses showed... Read More
Gulf carrier Emirates has added a second daily service between Gatwick and Dubai, which will depart the south London airport every evening at 20.25. The airline resumed daily flights from Gatwick in December 2021 and said that the UK’s bookings from Gatwick airport have doubled in 2022. While Emirates uses its A380 superjumbo aircraft on the Dubai-Gatwick route, the newly announced second service will be operated by Emirates’s B777 aircraft.... Read More
Israel has extended the deadline of the flying arrangement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was due on Tuesday, for a month. This would temporarily prevent the halting of flights from Israel to the UAE, but the Israeli government has warned of a potential crisis with the Gulf state if the dispute over aviation security is not resolved within the extended time. Direct El Al, Israir and Arkia connections... Read More
Emirates has started first-class services on the Dubai-Thiruvananthapuram route from February 6, 2022, making it the first airline to offer first-class services to the said destination. First-class services would imply superior products, comfortable amenities and services on-ground and on-air, among other premium facilities. “This is the newest addition in the passenger amenity improvement efforts of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Limited,” a statement from the Adani Group said. The first passengers of... Read More
Delhi IGI Airport is The Fifth Busiest Airport in December, IndiGo Comes Eighth in Top Airline Category
Thanks to the revival of domestic air travel, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport), Delhi, has become the fifth busiest airport in the world this month, reveals the monthly ranking released by the aviation consultancy OAG. The airports in Atlanta, Dubai, Dallas Forth Worth and Guangzhou are ahead of IGI Airport. Busiest global airports OAG calculates the top 10 Busiest Global Airports worldwide using total airline capacity by considering both... Read More
The leading aerospace event in the Middle East, Dubai Airshow 2021, witnessed participation from more than 104,000 attendees across five days (from 14-18 November). Deals worth USD 78 million were announced during the event. According to a release, Dubai Airshow 2021 was officially the biggest edition since its commencement in 1989. There was a 50% increase in trade visitors compared to its pre-pandemic edition held in 2019. “USD 78 billion... Read More
Dubai Airshow 2021, which will start from November 14 and go on till November 18 will also allow the general public to be a part of the event. This event is set to be the biggest airshow event in Dubai to date. The general public including families and children will be allowed to become a part of the event and view the daily flying displays from the purpose-built Skyview Grandstand,... Read More
The flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Emirates has announced that it will be starting new daily flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv, Israel from December 2021. This is another move that shows the relations between Dubai and Israel getting better. With the arrival of this new service, Israel will now be connected to the 120 global destinations network of Emirates. From December 6, flight EK931 of Emirates... Read More
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