May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006 | Main | June 04, 2006 - June 10, 2006

May 24, 2006

CJ Systems Aviation Group - Growth in Contract Business Spurs Need for More People, Space (Rotorhub)

Pittsburgh (May 24, 2006) *** CJ Systems Aviation Group, a leading provider of air medical services, has expanded the size of its Critical Care Billing Office by 50 percent and plans to add three new employees over the next six months, to accommodate growth in the company***s contract business.

Posted at 09:45 AM

United Airlines direct to Kuwait

United Airlines says it plans to start three weekly non-stop flights between Washington DC and Kuwait City. Flights are due to commence in late October 2006, pending approval by the Kuwaiti government. It will run a Boeing 777 aircraft in a four-class configuration, with 10 first class seats, 45 in business, and 198 in economy - which includes 84 economy plus seats. []

Posted at 06:46 AM

Qatar alters UAE flight times

Qatar Airways has altered times for flights from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Doha, to give better onwards connections. From 1 June flights QR 103 from Dubai and QR 121 from Abu Dhabi depart at 7am and arrive at Doha at 7am and 6.50am local time respectively. []

Posted at 01:47 AM

May 23, 2006

China raises oil prices for aviation (

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday raised the price of gasoline, diesel and kerosone for aviation by more than 60 dollars a metric ton, state media said.

Posted at 06:46 PM

China raises oil prices for aviation (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)

BEIJING (AFP) - China raised the price of gasoline, diesel and kerosone for aviation by more than 60 dollars a tonne, state media said.

Posted at 02:40 PM

Emirates, JAL expand code share

Emirates and Japan Airlines have expanded their code share agreement to include return flights between Dubai and Nagoya. The agreement allows JAL to place its flight code on Emirates' flights. It also covers JAL domestic flights to Fukuoka and Sapporo. Emirates starts flights to Nagoya on 1 June 2006. []

Posted at 07:11 AM

Radisson SAS, Bahrain apartments

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts is building a 121-room Diplomat Radisson SAS Residence and Spa in Bahrain, which is due to open in October 2006. It will have one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouse suites. Leases for yearly contracts will be available. []

Posted at 01:35 AM

May 22, 2006

World Fuel Services Still Pumping Up (The Motley Fool)

The volatility of energy prices may be giving investors in gas and oil stocks some gray hairs, but it's not exactly bad news for World Fuel Services (NYSE: INT) . In fact, the price fluctuations probably make the value of its outsourced fuel services all the more clear to commercial marine, aviation, and land transport businesses that don't want to absorb the risks and headaches themselves.

Posted at 04:47 PM

EMIT Aviation owner suspected of selling UAVs to China (Globes Online)

Police suspect that UAVs were sold without Defense Ministry permits.

Posted at 10:16 AM

Emirates, mid-sized delay

Emirates is to delay its decision on which mid-sized long range aircraft it will purchase as part of its fleet expansion, reported the Khaleej Times. The airline has been weighing up the Airbus 350 and the Boeing Dreamliner and it was thought that the decision might have been made shortly. With Airbus planning further changes to the A350, the airline will take longer before committing to a $20bn order. []

Posted at 07:39 AM

May 21, 2006

Qatar to review A350 deal

Qatar Airways has said that it may review its $10bn deal with Airbus to buy 60 of its A350 planes after the European company stated that it was planning to make changes to the aircraft, reported Gulf News. Qatar Airways's CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said that the airline would need to rethink its decision once the new specifications of the A350 are known. The A350 is currently being outsold by Boeing's Dreamliner. []

Posted at 10:48 PM

11 Airlines May Be Grounded Over N755 Debt (This Day)

No fewer than 11 domestic airlines risk being grounded over their inability to pay to the aviation parastatals, the mandatory five per cent Ticket Service Charge (TSC) totaling N755,502,059.84, as at April 30.

Posted at 08:36 PM

No plane sailing for global climate (The Age)

Aviation is now by far the biggest growth area for carbon emissions, yet the industry is exempted from most climate change treaties, including the Kyoto treaty.

Posted at 09:12 AM

Private jets prove popular

Private luxury jet travel in Dubai is proving increasingly popular, following the latest set of statistics from Executive Flight Services at Dubai International Airport. The figures show that the number of private jet movements in and out of Dubai International Airport increased by 57% in 2005, with 6,216 movements recorded. Movements in Q1 2006 were 24% ahead of the same period in 2005. []

Posted at 06:40 AM

Dnata gets Aer Lingus deal

Dnata Agencies has been appointed as the general sales agent in the GCC for Irish airline Aer Lingus, which recently started non-stop flights to Dubai from Dublin. The agreement covers all six GCC states. The airline has also opened a visa processing facility in the Enterprise Ireland office at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai. []

Posted at 01:53 AM