Saudi Arabia

F-35 vs Checkmate: fight over Gulf’s billions

Confrontation between two fifth-generation fighter jets is closer than originally thought. In fact, it is about to happen. AeroTime investigates....


Taqnia An-132: the curious tale of Saudi Antonovs

In 2015, Saudi Arabia announced its first domestically manufactured aircraft, the Antonov An-132. But the program was quick to encounter turbulence....


Saudi Arabia plans to launch a second national airline

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a second national airline as part of a strategy to turn the country into a global logistics hub....


Air NZ work with Saudi Navy did not break the country’s law?

Air New Zealand claims it did not break the country’s export laws when its unit was providing engine repair services to Saudi Navy....


Government to investigate Air New Zealand work with Saudi military

The government of New Zealand started an investigation into whether Air New Zealand had breached the export rules to Saudi Arabia.  ...


Etihad and Emirates suspend flights to Saudi Arabia

After Saudi Arabia extended its international travel ban, Etihad Airways and Emirates have temporarily suspended passenger flights to the Gulf country....


Qatar Airways flies over Saudi Arabia 1st time after blockade

Qatar Airways has started rerouting flights to pass through Saudi Arabia airspace after the two countries agreed to lift the border blockade....


Saudi Arabia and Qatar agree to lift border blockade

Saudi Arabia will reopen borders to Qatar, easing the years-long diplomatic tensions between the Gulf countries....


Saudi Arabia extends international entry ban, applies exceptions

Saudi Arabia extends the ban for international air operations, but allows non-citizens to leave the country....


Saudi Arabia bans international flights, land & seaport operations

Saudi Arabia banned all international flights and plans to suspend entry via all land and seaports due to the threat of the new COVID-19 virus mutation.  ...