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Alex Macheras

Alex Macheras is an aviation analyst, broadcasting on international networks including BBC News, Sky News & Al Jazeera. Macheras has covered the aviation side of the Gulf Crisis since June 5th.

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Trump sanctions bite as Europe-Iran flights grounded

17 September, 2018

Air France and British Airways announced that they will halt flights to Tehran in September citing 'low profitability' as the US re-imposed sanctions on Iran.

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

04 September, 2018

Middle Eastern airlines are continuing to take the market share from international rivals, so long as global air passenger demand continues to rise, writes Alex Macheras.

Iran's flight safety crashing amid Trump silence on sanctions

18 April, 2018

Analysis: Since the Trump administration has taken office, there has been a deafening silence towards Iran and export licenses, continuing a fatal trend in aviation safety, writes Alex Macheras.

How Riyadh is using airspace as a geopolitical weapon

06 April, 2018

Analysis: Having granted permission for flights to Israel to use its politicised airspace, Riyadh's exclusion of Qatar takes on renewed severity as a geopolitical weapon, writes aviation analyst Alex Macheras.

Oman aviation set to soar

31 January, 2018

Analysis: The sultanate is establishing itself as a regional hub, and is seeing business take off, writes Alex Macheras.

Erbil and Baghdad work to end Kurdish flight ban

21 January, 2018

Analysis: Regional and national airspace officials end their dispute and help stabilise Iraq's aviation sector into the bargain, writes Alex Macheras.

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

15 January, 2018

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

How Qatar is overcoming the aviation blockade

08 January, 2018

Comment: Despite the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which began in June last year, Qatar is more open than ever before, writes Alex Macheras.

Alex Macheras
Alex Macheras

Alex Macheras is an aviation analyst, broadcasting on international networks including BBC News, Sky News & Al Jazeera. Macheras has covered the aviation side of the Gulf Crisis since June 5th.

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