• aims to drive domestic business beyond Istanbul after unveiling 16 new Middle East routes this summer (Izmir-Kuwait; BodrumKuwait; Antalya-Kuwait; Trabzon-Kuwait; Antalya-Riyadh; Trabzon-Riyadh; Antalya-Jeddah; Trabzon-Jeddah; Antalya-Baghdad; Antalya-Erbil; AntalyaAmman; Trabzon-Dammam; TrabzonAl Qassim; Antalya-Sulaymaniyah; Trabzon-Yanbu; and Trabzon-Medina). It recently received its 30th B777-300ER. • EMIRATES’ third daily direct DubaiBrisbane service, on three-class B777200LRs, will launch December 1. • EMIRATES’ second daily A380 service between Dubai-Birmingham will fly from October 29 (currently operated by B777). • ETIHAD AIRWAYS now flies double daily A380 flights between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK airport. • ETIHAD AIRWAYS will introduce its B787-9 Dreamliner to Amsterdam from September 1 (EY77/78) and Madrid (EY75/76) from October 1. • Royal Jordanian subsidiary ROYAL
WINGS has begun twice-weekly direct flights between Aqaba and Al Maktoum International Airport (Sundays and Thursdays). • GULF AIR recently started threetimes weekly flights between Bahrain and Tbilisi.