Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 19, 2021: Following the purchase of 80,000 tonnes of Carbon Offsets in November, Etihad Airways is expanding its offset programme in collaboration with Shell. Separately, the airline is also setting up a guest programme to allow guests to purchase additional voluntary offsets.
Shell’s nature-based carbon offsets
Through its participation in Shell’s carbon credit programme, Etihad will expand its offset programme beyond the original Makame Savannah REDD project in Tanzania to include Peru’s Cordillera Azul National Park and Indonesia’s Katingan Mentaya Project, making Etihad’s efforts geographically diverse in the promotion of climate action.
Both the Katingan Mentaya and Cordillera Azul projects are certified by the Verified Carbon Standard and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2021: Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.
IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a 'digital passport' to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination. They will also be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. The new app will also enable travellers to manage all travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.
Prior to a full roll out, Emirates will ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 19, 2021: The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for Etihad Airways’ guests. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.
IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021. If successful, the pass will be extended to other destinations on the Etihad network.
The IATA Travel Pass will enable Etihad’s guests to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive COVID test results and verify they are eligible to undertake their journey. Importantly, IATA ......read more
16 January 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Yesterday marked the first time that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi took to the skies in the UAE. The eco-friendly aircraft, Airbus A321neo, departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 12.30pm local time bound for Athens, Greece.
Shareef Al Hashmi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports greeted Kees Van Schaick, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi as the plane prepared to depart.
Photo 1: (Left) Shareef Al Hashmi, ADAC CEO and (right) Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s managing director, Kees Van Schaick mark the launch of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
Photo 2: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Airports officials mark the first Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flight
Photo 3: Passengers check in for Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s first flight
Photo 4: Passengers board the first flight for Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2021: Due to the new COVID-19 variant, the Philippine government has extended the temporary ban for foreign nationals until January 31, 2021. During this period, only Filipino citizens will be accepted on flights from Dubai, Hong Kong, Nagoya (Japan), Singapore, and Seoul (South Korea).
Cebu Pacific (CEB) will not accept foreign nationals who originated from, transited via, or visited within 14 days prior to arrival in the Philippines, any of the 34 countries specified by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). The list of affected countries and complete details may be viewed here: http://bit.ly/IATFResoNo94_011521
• Free rebooking within 90 days – waived rebooking fee and fare difference
• Full travel fund, valid for two ......read more
16 January 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: On the eve of its inaugural flight to Athens, Greece, the UAE’s new national airline, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, marked the occasion with a visit from the company’s Chairman, József Váradi. Váradi is one of the airline’s founders who established the company in 2003.
The company’s Chairman, József Váradi said: “The launch of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi recognises Abu Dhabi as a bold new frontier for ultra-low fare travel in the region. We most welcome the opportunity to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s efforts to provide a new segment of travel in the UAE in line with its socio-economic vision. We are looking forward to working in strategic partnership with our stakeholders in Abu Dhabi for the benefits of the country by opening up new travel options for ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.14 January 2021 – Adults who book their next flight to Abu Dhabi or Dubai with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, can take their children for free.
With every adult ticket booked before 28 January 2021, for travel until 30 September 2021, up to two children will travel free – so two adults can bring four children, free. Fares to Abu Dhabi and Dubai start from just GBP 299 in Economy class.
To give guests peace of mind and to offer an extra level of reassurance to travel, Etihad is the only airline in the world requiring 100% of its passengers to show a negative PCR test before departure, and on arrival in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi is a diverse destination with desertscapes, fabulous beaches and warm, clear waters. The modern, cosmopolitan capital city ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 14, 2021: UPS (NYSE:UPS) announces the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan, supporting the country’s fight against the pandemic.
UPS has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight since February 2020, and has also supported in distributing millions of diagnostic test kits and biological samples for COVID-19.
Dr. Wael Hayajneh, Secretary General of the Health Ministry for epidemiological affairs and the official in charge of the COVID-19 crisis said: “Today, the Government of Jordan has started its Covid-19 inoculation program, targeting 20-25% of the population according to priority groups, in line with WHO guidelines. The arrival of the vaccine earlier this week was a significant and landmark moment in our nation’s ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 10, 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the signing of the ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement that will see Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt open their air, land and sea borders with Qatar. The agreement paves the way for commercial airlines to resume regional connectivity—which will shorten flight times and provide essential air links to families and businesses across the region.
“The reopening of airspace with Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt is welcome news for the region, passengers and the aviation industry during these very difficult times.
It will permit the resumption of direct flights between these countries and Qatar, eliminating complex transit travel ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 09, 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the signing of the ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement that will see Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt open their air, land and sea borders with Qatar. The agreement paves the way for commercial airlines to resume regional connectivity—which will shorten flight times and provide essential air links to families and businesses across the region.
“The reopening of airspace with Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt is welcome news for the region, passengers and the aviation industry during these very difficult times. It will permit the resumption of direct flights between these countries and Qatar, eliminating complex transit travel ......read more
STAGE SIX: AL QAISUMAH TO HA’IL
DISTANCE: 517KM (170KM ROAD / 347KM SPECIAL STAGE)
Difference to 1st
Difference to 1st
United Arab Emirates - January 09, 2021: Stage six of the Dakar Rally was all about desert driving and charting a course across a sea of dunes. The route from Al Qaisumah ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 05, 2021: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is encouraging residents to celebrate the start of the New Year with the launch of its New Year’s Sale – get two tickets for the price of one.
To give guests peace of mind and to offer an extra level of reassurance to travel, Etihad is the only airline in the world requiring 100% of its passengers to show a negative PCR test before departure, and on arrival in Abu Dhabi.
Travellers can jet off any time before 15 June 2021, and lay back and relax at a luxury resort, explore ancient architecture or spend the weekend discovering a new city.
Fares from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul start from just AED 1,790, Dublin from AED 3,830 and Toronto from AED 5,790. The sale extends across all of ......read more
STAGE TWO: BISHA TO WADI AD-DAWASIR
DISTANCE: 685KM (228KM ROAD / 457KM SPECIAL STAGE)
Driver Stage Stage Difference to General Overall Difference
Ranking time 1st Ranking time to 1st
NANI ROMA 16th 04:38:32 +35:18 10th 07:59:13 +41:55
SEBASTIEN 6th 04:20:07 +16:53 7th 07:53:58 +36:40
United Arab Emirates - January 05, 2021: Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) took on the Saudi Arabian desert for stage two of the Dakar Rally 2021. Nani Roma and Sebastien Loeb had the chance to put the BRX Hunter to the test across vast stretches of open desert and rolling sand dunes for large portions of the stage. The two drivers set out from Bisha, with 685km of driving (228km road and 457km special stage) to contest, as they raced towards Wadi Ad-Dawasir.
After a ......read more
Mergers, Acquisitions, Expansion, and Growth Achieved Despite Greatest Trade and Logistics Challenge in Recent Memory
Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 31, 2020: In facing the extraordinary challenge of a once in a generation pandemic, Abu Dhabi Ports has weathered 2020 particularly well, continuing to grow and expand its overall capacity and capabilities and emerge stronger than ever before.
With the advent of COVID-19, the company successfully raised its profile worldwide as a responsible player in the trade and logistics sector with the Horns of Hope campaign. This innovative initiative reached more than 260 million people in over 23 countries and involved leading global and regional organisations, such as the International Maritime Organisation and the Arab Sea Ports Federation.
In tandem, Abu Dhabi Ports’ ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 30 December 2020: Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: "The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions, and introduce new offerings and enhancements. True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience."
The airline received its newest ......read more
Dubai, UAE - December 29, 2020: Following the easing of air travel restrictions, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has seen private and business jet activity pick up at its fully integrated facility at Dubai South.
The increased activity in private and business aircraft movement is a result of the opening up of the economy and the various tourism-related initiatives undertaken by the government that has helped Dubai bounce back faster than other cities around the world. The increase in aircraft movement was also a result of the strengthening business activity across the GCC, Asia and Europe and a growing number of premium commercial passengers flying on private jets due to health and safety concerns.
DCAF has seen increased activity across business functions including Charter, Ground Handling, Maintenance, Repair and ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 28, 2020: Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier, has resumed flights from the United Arab Emirates. As the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, flag carrier recommenced its operations from Dubai, scheduling seven flights per week with wide body aircrafts. Operations from Abu Dhabi will be resumed starting from 2 January with four weekly flights as well.
Turkish Airlines will connect passengers via Istanbul Airport to more than 200 international flights, while providing its passengers peace of mind and safe travel experience with new precautions in place. More information about the airline’s updated flight plan is available here.
Having worked with government officials and relevant national and international ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - December 23, 2020: Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, effective 24 December 2020, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed. International tourists, residents and travellers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the emirate without the need to self-isolate for 14 days.
The list of countries eligible for entry without quarantine, referred to as ‘green’ countries, will be reviewed by the Department of Health on a two-week rolling basis. Travellers from ‘green’ countries will need to self-isolate until they receive a negative PCR test result. Those entering the Emirate from countries not on the ‘green’ list will be subject to a reduced quarantine period of 10 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 22, 2020: Following an announcement by the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, effective 24 December 2020, Etihad Airways requires all guests flying from the United Kingdom to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours validity of their flight departure time.
Etihad is the only airline in the world requiring 100% of its passengers to show a negative PCR test before travelling and again on arrival into Abu Dhabi, ensuring peace of mind for all on board.
PCR tests must be conducted at a government accredited medical facility. Suggested facilities can be found at etihad.com.
As many COVID-19 PCR test certificates do not currently show the date and time the test was taken, guests are required to show evidence of this at check-in, for ......read more
Service which is offered in partnership with HealthHub provides greater convenience and privacy for VVIP customers
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2020: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim’s (DCAF) customers arriving at its ultra-luxury FBO at Dubai South will now have the added convenience of taking the express Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at its VIP lounge.
DCAF has partnered with Al-Futtaim’s HealthHub, an integrated healthcare provider, to offer this exclusive service – a first from an FBO in the UAE.
The express COVID-19 tests are provided upon request and are conducted in a dedicated VIP lounge providing complete privacy, comfort and convenience for passengers arriving in the UAE. Test results are provided within 6-12 hours for a fee of $150 (AED 550).
DCAF is also offering ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 20, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled key design elements of the IATA Travel Pass. IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app to help travelers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.
“Testing is the immediate solution to safely re-open borders and re-connect people. And eventually this is likely to transition to vaccination requirements. In either case, a secure system to manage COVID-19 testing or vaccination information is critical. The IATA Travel Pass is a solution that both travelers and governments can trust. And it is being built with data security, convenience and verification as top priorities,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director ......read more
December 17, 2020: Under the mother brand name of india's popular Non Banking Financial Sector "ICl FINCORP', Dubai witnessed the launching of its Tourism firm ICL TOURS AND TRAVELS LLC by KG Anil Kumar, its Chairman & Maniging Director.
KG Anilkumar mentioned that the ICL FONCORP group has plans in pipeline to expand its verticals in UAE and other Gulf Countries including NBFC offices, Travel & Tours firms, Fashion wear ceners, Medical care and Health Laboratories etc.
As part of the inaugural ceremony in Dubai Oudh Metha Office outlet, ICL Tours and Travels decided to give away some gifts to the customers as they get one visit visa free when booking for two dubai visit visas. Similar way ICL Tours and Travels LLC Dubai id offering some special surprises on air ticket booking also, the management ......read more
• Etihad Airways wins ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’
• Etihad Engineering wins inaugural ‘Pride of Aviation Award’
• Etihad Aviation Training named ‘Training Provider of the Year’
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 17, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, took home three awards following last night’s Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai. The airline collected the ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’, while its training division Etihad Aviation Training was named ‘Training Provider of the Year’. Etihad Engineering was also recognised with the inaugural “Pride of Aviation” award.
The coveted award for ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’ was ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 16, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call on governments to ensure that employees in the aviation sector are considered as essential workers during the impending COVID-19 vaccine campaign, once health care workers and vulnerable groups have been protected.
IATA’s 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) had unanimously adopted a resolution to this effect.
“We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed. The transportation of the COVID-19 vaccines has already begun, and as calculations show, it will require the equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747 freighter aircraft for global distribution. It is ......read more
• 2020 ecoDemonstrator enters service after year of sustainability initiatives following launch of Etihad Greenliner Program in November 2019 at The Dubai Airshow
• Despite impact of Covid19 on global aviation, Etihad implemented key sustainability initiatives in 2020, including:
o January 2020: Flagship Greenliner aircraft enters service
o January 2020: Operated 787 EcoFlight from Abu Dhabi to Brussels with optimised routing; minimum single use plastics; and other fuel efficiency initiatives
o January 2020: Announced minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of the airline’s 2019 net emission levels by 2035
o February 2020: Greenliner operated optimised roundtrip flight Abu Dhabi to Dublin, including optimised route profile for the entire roundtrip, optimised climb and ......read more
• Etihad to resume flights to three destinations in Saudi Arabia in October 2020
• The ‘Choose Saudi Arabia’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flew to 46 destinations since 23 September 2019
September 23, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is honoured to celebrate the leadership and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the ......read more
Read Alexandre de Juniac’s remarks
United Arab Emirates, September 23, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish ......read more
Under the new partnership, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi will undergo specialised training at the Johnson Space Center
Two astronauts from the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme will also join the 2021 NASA Astronaut Candidate Class
Agreement paves the way for Emirati astronauts to play a major role in future space exploration ......read more
#zeroe #zeroemissionsday #decarbonisation #sustainability #hydrogen
United Arab Emirates, September 21, 2020: Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology ......read more
The aim of the new initiative at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is to increase the speed of transferring through the airport by 27%, reduce missed connections, and enable a seamless passenger experience
It is implemented in collaboration with the General Civil Aviation Authority, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, the General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi Airports, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2020: As many know, the tourism and aviation industries have been among the worst hit by COVID-19 and currently, Cebu Pacific is only able to operate 10% of its pre-COVID network.
Since the start of this pandemic, we have received an unprecedented number of refund requests due to the flight cancellations brought about by the lockdown. Our refund process ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 September 2020: A travel survey of thousands of people across the UAE conducted by dnata Travel, the country's longest-standing travel provider, has revealed that almost 100% of domestic travellers want to experience more of the UAE throughout the next year.
A total 91% of respondents replied positively to considering more domestic travel in 2020/2021, whilst ......read more
• 50,000 U.S. gallons of 50/50 blend used on Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787-10 flight
• A longstanding manufacturer-airline partnership to make flying more sustainable
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 14, 2020: Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace company’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme last week with a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 13, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with Singapore food technology startup Lumitics to trial the use of computer vision and machine learning in order to reduce food wastage on Etihad flights.
The partnership will see Etihad and Lumitics track unconsumed Economy class meals from Etihad’s ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 12, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Casablanca and Rabat, in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Effective 19 September, the airline will operate returning flights three times a week from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca. This service will be followed by direct flights ......read more
Latest RFIDAeroTrack seat cover tracking solution by leading Irish company allows the airline to monitor cleaning cycles of individual seat covers
United Arab Emirates, September 10, 2020: Dubai-based airline flydubai has begun using the latest version of a cutting-edge technology that tracks the cleaning cycles of each seat cover to help maintain the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 10, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 10, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities and certifications of service providers across the value chain.
This is particularly timely amid the COVID-19 crisis when ......read more
During the Global Aerospace Summit webinar, industry specialists highlighted the need for continual investment in talent, systems and policies in order to ease and stimulate future advancement
09 September, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Industry leaders from aerospace and defence discussed the challenges and opportunities brought by rapid advances in ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 07, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airlines new health and hygiene programme.
Guests who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip won’t have to worry about medical expenses or quarantine costs when they fly with ......read more
Abu Dhabi - 6, September 2020: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the new national airline of the United Arab Emirates celebrates the arrival of its first state-of-the-art new Airbus A321neo aircraft to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint-venture established between ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, and Wizz Air Holdings Plc, has ......read more
• Health precautions introduced throughout the visa application system, including the doorstep ‘On Demand Mobile Visa’ service available for student visa customers.
• UK Visas and Immigration has introduced greater flexibility in visa rules, allowing students to apply for visas when they are able to travel to the UK, rather than at the start of their ......read more
- Read Alexandre de Juniac's remarks
- View the COVID-19 Slow expansion of air travel in July presentation
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders and to continue with relief measures ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in July (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), continued at critically low levels--79.8% below July 2019 levels. This was somewhat better than the 86.6% year-over-year decline recorded in June, primarily driven by domestic markets, most notably ......read more
The Dubai-based carrier’s new service covers COVID-19 health expenses and quarantine costs and offers passengers more confidence and peace of mind on their travel journey
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020: Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced today that passengers booking with flydubai for travel between 01 September and 30 November 2020 will automatically ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July showing air cargo demand is stable but at lower levels than 2019. While there is some month-to-month improvement, it is at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest. This is due to the capacity constraint ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 31, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), a humanitarian organisation that supports official authorities, launched initiatives to support Lebanon after the Beirut explosion.
Etihad organised aid to support residents who had been injured or displaced from their homes in Beirut and gathered ......read more
As part of Swiss-Belhotel International’s group development, the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India regions have been merged together. The executive team based in Dubai will now also be responsible for the group’s operations in Europe while working closely with Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International to develop new opportunities across the ......read more
the wildfires burning through Northern and Central California in the United States of America
Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released an image captured from space by KhalifaSat, which shows the wildfires burning through Northern and Central California in the United States of America.
These are some of the largest ......read more
• Airbus selected to build ‘Thuraya 4-NGS,’ the next generation L-band mobile telecommunication system
• Future system will expand coverage, boost speeds, and transform products and solutions
• Investment will reinforce Yahsat’s and Thuraya’s leadership in the industry for commercial and government solutions across the EMEA and APAC ......read more
• Managed and operated by VFS Global, the centres have started accepting visa application submissions from residents and citizens of the United Arab Emirates from 17 August 2020
• Offers Platinum and Premium Lounge as well as Mobile Biometric services for enhanced convenience
• The centre to operate from Sunday to Thursday between 0900 to 1700 hrs
United Arab ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 26, 2020:
Interviews are available with Etihad executives to discuss the Etihad / Boeing strategic partnership and ecoDemonstrator collaboration, as well as Etihad’s wider sustainability agenda:
• Etihad is delivering on its commitment for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be a test-bed to accelerate ......read more
United Arab Emirates, August 25, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to all travelers to wear face covering during the travel journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during COVID-19.
Wearing face coverings is a key recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) guidance for safe operations during the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 August 2020: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed Lebanese travellers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) with special gifts upon their disembarkation from Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight ME418. The arriving travellers were greeted by AUH’s Wellness Ambassadors, in celebration of the arrival of the first MEA flight since March 2020.
In ......read more
Management provides update on the Hope Probe and future strategic plans of the Centre
Dubai, UAE, 19th August 2020: The Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) held a meeting chaired by H.E. Talal Humaid Belhoul, Vice President, MBRSC to discuss developments related to future projects at the Centre, aligned with the strategic plan of the UAE’s ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 19, 2020: Effective 21 August, Etihad Airways will operate a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai.
The flights can be booked 24/7 through Hala Travel Management, Etihad’s travel management arm, by calling +971 2 511 7777, or via email at email@example.com. Flights must be booked at least ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2020: Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, and its regional brand Cebgo, will resume majority of their domestic flights to and from Manila on August 19, 2020, following the announcement of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) over the National Capital Region and adjacent provinces.
Since the announcement of the Modified ......read more
• Seamless air-rail connections in Germany, the UK, and soon Italy
• Expanded inter-city coach network with National Express in the UK
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 18, 2020: Etihad Airways (Etihad) has announced the expansion of its partnership with AccesRail, the world’s leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions. The partnership allows ......read more
18 August 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an airline self-assessment health checklist to support the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. The Take-off guidance is the global standard framework of risk-based temporary measures for governments and the air ......read more
- In the first half of 2020, the company witnessed a 109% increase in registered companies in the aviation, logistics, and trading sectors
- Major international companies, Honeywell and SMSA Express, signed agreements with ADAFZ
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 August 2020: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi ......read more
The airline continues to expand its U.S. network, serving six cities in August - including New York JFK, Washington DC, Boston (15 August), Chicago and Los Angeles
Dubai, UAE: 13 August 2020 – Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Birmingham (1 September), Cebu (20 August), and Houston (23 August). This will bring the airline's network to ......read more
Swiss-Belhotel International continues to expand its management in response to the market and the impact of Covid-19. The following Group restructuring has been announced:
Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel – who is the Senior Vice President, Operations and Development, Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India, will also assume the responsibility for Group Human Resources and Talent Development. ......read more
• Residents of Abu Dhabi can now travel and return home freely without having to wait for ICA approval to return
• Travellers on all Etihad flights to, from, and via Abu Dhabi will be required to have a mandatory PCR test
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2020: Effective immediately, the Authority for Identity and ......read more
• Launch of the first cross-conversion partnership between Etihad Guest and ADNOC Distribution following the success of the Fuel Up & Fly Off programme
• Members can now convert their Etihad Guest Miles and ADNOC Rewards Points between programmes to spend at ADNOC Distribution stations, Oasis convenience stores or within the Etihad Guest programme.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 10, 2020: Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, will increase its flight frequency between Manila and Dubai from its current once weekly to twice weekly starting August 13, 2020.
CEB’s Dubai-Manila flights are scheduled to operate every Monday and Friday, while its Manila-Dubai service operates every Sunday and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2020: In line with directives issued by the Philippine government, Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, is making it compulsory for all passengers—including travellers flying the Dubai-Manila route—to wear face shields throughout the entire flight, effective August 15, 2020.
This is on top of the mandatory use ......read more
• Record Q1 performance – showing a 34% year-on-year improvement
• 3.5 million passengers carried
• 71% seat load factor
• Operating revenues US$ 1.7 billion
• Cargo revenues improved by US$ 130 million (37%) to US$ 0.49 billion
• 27% reduction in direct operating costs to US$ 1.9 billion
• 21% reduction in general ......read more
• Consolidated Average Daily Volume Surged to Record 20.9% Growth
• 2Q20 Diluted EPS of $2.03, Up 4.6%; Adjusted* Diluted EPS up 8.7% to $2.13
• YTD Cash from Operations of $5.9B; Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $3.9B
Dubai – August 05, 2020 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced ......read more
Riyadh Travel Fair 2021 scheduled for 15 – 18, March 2021
5th of August 2020: Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 has been postponed for the 2nd time in 2020 due to the Covid–19 pandemic. The decision was made in the interest of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the company responsible for organizing the annual ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS), based in Geneva and effective 1 March 2021. At that time Aleks Popovich, who currently ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 04, 2020: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. As part of its new health and hygiene programme, Etihad Wellness, premium passengers will receive a snood style facemask for use throughout their journey and beyond.
The soft reusable snood ......read more
• Currently “Mosaic” images of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been released
• “Mosaic” images of all other Emirates will be released in due course
Dubai, UAE, 04, August 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced the completion of an updated map of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai using the UAE's first high-resolution ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020: in line with the announcement of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila and adjacent provinces, and continued community quarantine over the rest of the country.
CEB will continue to operate the following domestic flights:
• Clark-Cebu-Clark, every Tuesday
• Cebu-Davao-Cebu, ......read more
Following Dubai-Manila-Dubai flight restart, operations in Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka resume
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020: Following the restart of its once-a-week flights between Manila and Dubai in mid-July, Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, resumes flights between Manila and key Asian destinations beginning ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020: IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off guidance. However, ......read more