Etihad To Start Amsterdam Flights, Expand Partnership With KLM

The national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, has announced plans for an expansion in Europe. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier will begin daily flights to Amsterdam as part of a larger cooperation with Dutch airline KLM, becoming the second Gulf carrier to serve the city after rival Emirates.   Daily Abu Dhabi – Amsterdam Service … Continue reading

Egyptair Plans Return To Iraq

After more than 20 years since it last operated in the country, Egyptair is to resume services to Iraq. The Cairo-based airline is to offer 4 times weekly flights between the Egyptian capital and Baghdad from 16 July 2011, alongside a 3 times weekly Cairo – Erbil service from 18 July 2011.   Cairo – Baghdad … Continue reading

Lufthansa Unveils Munich – Baghdad Schedules

Following the launch of flights between Frankfurt and Erbil earlier this year, German carrier Lufthansa has unveiled schedules for its upcoming Munich – Baghdad service. The flights will provide a nonstop link between the Iraqi capital and Munich, where the airline operates a large hub with flights to 116 other destinations in 43 countries.   Baghdad will be … Continue reading

Etihad To Begin Flights To Iraq

Etihad Airways has announced that it is to begin passenger services between its Abu Dhabi base and Iraq, becoming the first airline in the UAE to serve the country. Subject to regulatory approval, the UAE national airline will launch flights between Abu Dhabi and Baghdad, as well as flights to Erbil, using 2-class Airbus A320 aircraft.   Abu … Continue reading

Embraer E170 Jets Enter Service With Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air has introduced a new aircraft type to its fleet. The Brazilian-manufactured Embraer E170 regional jet took off on its inaugural flight in the airline’s colours today from Bahrain to Larnaca, Cyprus, as flight GF 941 at 1203 hrs. A special ceremony was held at Bahrain International Airport before departure to mark the occasion, attended by passengers, VIPs, executives from the … Continue reading