Air Serbia Gets First A330 For Intercontinental Service

Air Serbia welcomed the arrival of its first widebody jet at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport, as the airline looks to a new era of intercontinental flying from the Balkans. The jet, an Airbus A330-200, was greeted with a customary water cannon salute and will be used to launch a 5 times weekly Belgrade – New York … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Focus On North America

The big 3 Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways- have reaffirmed their focus on the North American market. Amid lobbying from rivals American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines against US expansion by the Middle Eastern airlines, all 3 are moving ahead with introducing new destinations and deploying their flagship products.   … Continue reading

Etihad Airways A380 Makes American Debut

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways celebrated the North American debut of its flagship Airbus A380 this week, raising the bar on luxury travel between New York and the Middle East. The airline’s inaugural service by the double deck jet touched down at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport yesterday morning, introducing its luxurious The Residence private … Continue reading

Oman Air To Grow In Far East With Jakarta, Manila Flights

Oman Air is embarking on growth in the Far East with the announcement of plans to launch services to Jakarta and Manila from December 2014. The Muscat-based carrier is set to receive the first of 24 new aircraft on-order, boosting its flight operations and ambitions to become a significant player in the competitive Gulf region. … Continue reading

Etihad Unveils 2015 Expansion Plans

Etihad Airways has revealed its growth plans for 2015, announcing 6 new routes and equipment adjustments on several existing services. The national airline of the UAE will begin passenger flights between its Abu Dhabi base and Algiers, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Hong Kong, Kolkata and Madrid in the first half of next year, while also serving Brisbane … Continue reading