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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Analysis: The sultanate is establishing itself as a regional hub, and is seeing business take off, writes Alex Macheras.
Analysis: Regional and national airspace officials end their dispute and help stabilise Iraq's aviation sector into the bargain, writes Alex Macheras.
Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.
Comment: Despite the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which began in June last year, Qatar is more open than ever before, writes Alex Macheras.