FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL GROWTH REPORTED BY A NUMBER OF MENA-BASED AIRLINES AMID GLOBAL AIR TRAVEL CHALLENGES, MANY CARRIERS SHOWCASED MODERN ADVANCEMENTS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF SERVICES TO REGIONAL TRAVELLERS, MAINTAINING QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING ON SECURITY MEASURES.

In line with global passenger growth, International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported exponential results for the Middle East region.

Middle East carriers had the strongest year-on-year demand growth in January at 14.4 percent.

Capacity climbed 11.4 percent and load factor rose compared to the same period in 2016, for a third consecutive month, up 2.1 percentage points to 79.8 percent.

Moreover, the Middle East held 9.6 percent of the world market share regarding international passenger markets in January.

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When it comes to the passenger, MENA-based carriers prove that the main ingredient in attaining reputable figures is customer satisfaction, and this is exactly what they ensure.

According to Emirates, the airline promotes itself by not only offering passengers a range of destinations on its global network, but also catering to their demands for new and improved services.

Focussing on uniquely tailored services for travellers, EGYPTAIR offers a set of 12 inspirational round the World itineraries grouped under four carefully selected themes, History and Culture, Leisure and Lifestyle, Nature, and Lasting Memories.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways unveiled its premium business class QSuite at ITB Berlin 2017, amongst hundreds of spectators.

The customisable suites offers double beds, Italian hand-stitched leather seats with satin rose gold finish, amid adjustable privacy panels and TV monitors with a four-seat configuration in the centre, benefitting business travellers and families alike.

Also being innovative, Emirates' Airbus A330 Onboard Lounge, set to debut in July, is among the airlines multi-million dollar upgrade programmes, offering the latest enhancement inspired by private-yacht cabins, such as increased seating space, making journeys more intimate and conductive for passengers.

The airline also boasts industry-leading first class private suites and shower spas, luxurious lie-flat business class pods, among multi-award winning onboard entertainment services offering widescreen TVs with an excess of 2,000 channels and Wi-Fi capabilities.

Revamped amenities do not stop here.

Recently, flydubai announced the newly appointed international transport designers at James Park Associates (JPA Design) as the company of choice to undertake the design and modernisation of the carrier's latest Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts.