On January 09, Air France inaugurated its first commercial flight to Cairo with Boeing 787, whereby passengers can now travel on the route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, six times a week.
As of January 31, Oman Air's double-daily Muscat to London flights will arrive at and depart from Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport.
Further expanding travel options and enhancing its network connectivity, Royal Jordanian (RJ) has signed a codeshare agreement with Alitalia, enabling RJ passengers to reach 16 Italian destinations through Rome.
Dubai International Airport (DIA) has retained its title as what is said to be the world's number one airport for international passengers after near record numbers in December 2016.
As part of its aim to increase capacity at Dubai International Airport to 118 million passengers by 2023, Dubai Airports has introduced Intelligent Traffic System, a solution that optimises the coordination of shuttle buses from Terminal 2 departure gates to the aircraft.
Air Arabia has reported a net profit of AED509 million (USD138.59 million) for 2016, a year-on-year decline of four percent.In the year under review more than 8.4 million passengers flew with the low-cost carrier, an increase of 12 percent compared to 2015, while average seat load factor stood at 79 percent.
In 2016, Jazeera Airways recorded KWD52.8 million (USD173.12 million) in revenue, a year-on-year drop of 10 percent and a net profit of KWD10.8 million (USD35.41 million), down 29.8 percent on 2015, despite carrying 0.3 percent more passengers.
According to Gulf Air's recent marketing plans, Falcon Gold Passengers will now be able to enjoy the new Cerruti 1881 and Guy Laroche amenity kits which will be available on all medium-and long-haul Gulf Air flights.
In January, more than 2.2 million passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA), representing a year-on-year boost of 2.6 percent.