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ETIHAD GUEST AND AIR MILES MIDDLE EAST PARTNER TO OFFER MORE WAYS TO EARN GUEST MILES

16 January 2020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, and Air Miles Middle East, owned and operated by Aimia Inc. (TSX: AIM), a loyalty and travel consolidator, have announced a new reward initiative which enables Air Miles Middle East members to exchange Air Miles into Etihad Guest Miles.    Yasser Al Yousuf, Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Etihad Airways said: “We are constantly exploring new collaborations that provide added value to travellers. By partnering with the Air Miles Middle East programme, we are proud to yet again introduce more benefits to our mutual members by offering access to Etihad Guest’s inspiring range of travel and lifestyle rewards.”    When applying for Etihad Guest Miles transfer, Air ......read more

Etihad Airways and Easyjet Enter Into New Partnership

• Customers now have easy access to the Etihad and easyJet networks through joint gateways across Europe • This partnership becomes Etihad’s first use of the transformational New Distribution Capability platform     Abu Dhabi, January 14, 2020:   Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, has become the most recent airline to partner with easyJet, one of the world’s largest airlines. This new partnership means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet worldwide website connecting the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE. The collaboration comes into effect immediately.   The partnership follows easyJet’s accelerated and successful roll out programme ......read more

Etihad Guest Programme Welcomes Gulf Air as New Airline Partner

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 13, 2020:  Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme for Etihad Airways, has inked a new partnership with Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, further enhancing benefits for its members.  The partnership expands on the codeshare agreement between the two airlines and provides further cooperation between the frequent flyer programmes, Etihad Guest and Falconflyer. This allows members to earn and redeem miles reciprocally on all flights across both networks. In both cases, the number of miles earned will depend upon the class of travel flown. Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer for Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Our recently redesigned, upgraded, and relaunched loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, welcomes another valued partner that ......read more

Student Travelers Welcome Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai

Leading Educational Travel Company EduVoyage highlights collaboration with ‘Greatest Show in the World’ at the 32nd GCC Principals Conference in Jaipur, India   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:   EduVoyage, the educational travel arm of ITL World, showcased its collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai at the 32nd Principals’ Conference held under the aegis of the Gulf Council of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Representative principals from CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf region attended the 4-day annual meet in the picturesque pink city of Jaipur from 4-7 January 2020.   “This conference is a great platform for senior academia to interact, explore new ideas and share their experiences, thereby giving Indian students residing in the GCC the benefit of ......read more

Air Freight Demand Down 1.1% in November 2019

08 January 2020 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the thirteenth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in freight volumes.  Despite the decline in demand, November’s performance was the best in eight months, with the slowest year-on-year rate of contraction recorded since March 2019. In part, November’s outcome reflects the growing importance of large e-commerce events such as Singles Day and Black Friday.   While international e-commerce continues to grow, overall air cargo demand continued to face headwinds from the effects of the trade war between the US and China, the ......read more

ETIHAD AIRWAYS STATEMENT ON AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES

6 January, 2020 Australia is a key and highly valued market in the global network of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the three largest cities, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane all served daily.  As part of its international workforce, Etihad is also the proud employer of more than 300 Australian nationals outside Australia, who, with their families, number more than 1,000. Most reside in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, where the airline is based.    In total, some 16,000 Australian nationals live and work in the UAE. In response to the country’s devastating bushfires, Etihad Airways will waive flight change fees for Australian residents affected by this ongoing national emergency. The waivers will apply for travel to or from Australia. UAE-based Australians, or those in ......read more

Turkish Airlines added Xi'an, the starting point of the historical Silk Road, to its flight network

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   Offering its guests the opportunity to fly directly to 126 countries from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines added Xi’an, the Chinese city with three thousand years of history, to its flight network on December 30. Xi’an became the flag carrier’s fourth destination in Mainland China and the 318th destination in the world. The flights will be operated three times a week with Airbus A330 aircrafts. Starting its flights to People's Republic of China back in 1999 with Beijing as its destination, Turkish Airlines reinforced its strong position in Asia with the Xi’an flights. With this new addition, global carrier’s flight network encompassed the entirety of the historical Silk Road that started in Xi’an and ended in Venice. During the ceremony of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes winner of its World Routes Raffle competition to the UAE capital

 Abu Dhabi Airports organized the competition to demonstrate the benefits of flying to Abu Dhabi for airlines and tourists as part of its participation at World Routes Development Forum held in Adelaide, Australia     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 December 2019:   Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed the winner of its World Routes Raffle competition to Abu Dhabi from Johannesburg at 05:20 GST this morning. The competition, designed to highlight Abu Dhabi as a unique global destination, was launched during Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation in the 25th edition of the World Routes Development Forum held in Adelaide, Australia in September 2019.   The competition winner, Mrs. Faith Nqobile Ndhlovu, arrived at Abu Dhabi with her family from Johannesburg, South Africa and was greeted by a hostess from ......read more

Emirates to provide fast-track Tikram services to its customers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 30, 2019:    Emirates customers travelling in First and Business class, and Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can now enjoy a smoother departure and arrival experience at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) with complimentary Tikram fast-track services. The Tikram services will facilitate smoother journeys for the almost 300 premium passengers that travel on Emirates First and Business Class as well as top tier Emirates Skywards members who frequent Amman each day. The services will start from 1 January 2020.   The airline recently signed an agreement with Tikram, which includes complimentary immigration and security fast-track clearance upon departure, as well as fast-track immigration on arrival for passengers travelling in Emirates First and Business Class and ......read more

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO INCREASE ITS SEASONAL FLIGHTS TO ALEXANDRIA AND SALALAH

• A new fifth weekly service introduced on both routes on Fridays • Service extended by three weeks operating between 25 June and 15 September 2020   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways will operate its popular seasonal routes from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria, Egypt, and Salalah, Oman, between 25 June to 15 September 2020. Due to the success of the routes in 2019, the period of operation has been extended by three weeks and a new fifth weekly service introduced on both routes on Fridays, complementing existing departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Both flights will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft. With the addition of these seasonal destinations, the airline will operate a total of 33 flights per week to Egypt, 28 flights to Cairo and five to Alexandria. The airline ......read more

Emirates to bring its crowd-puller flagship A380 to the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

December 24, 2019:   Emirates, the world's largest international airline, is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors and spectators on 15 January at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020. Visitors to the show will be able to tour the popular double-decker's signature interiors and experience its industry trendsetting products across all three classes, including Emirates' latest generation Onboard Lounge.   Always a popular draw for aviation enthusiasts, industry visitors and the general public, Emirates' latest generation Airbus A380 will be decorated in blue livery, representing the 'mobility' theme of Expo 2020, and spreading awareness about the world's greatest show which will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asian region. EXPO 2020 Dubai ......read more

ETIHAD AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES NEW SEASONAL FLIGHTS TO MALAGA

 Three weekly seasonal flights to meet summer demand  Operated by three-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring 8 private First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 190 Economy Smart Seats  Third Etihad gateway in Spain Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch new seasonal flights to Malaga in Spain, to meet strong customer demand from across the UAE and GCC for flights to the popular gateway to the province of Andalucía.  Three weekly flights will operate via the Moroccan capital, Rabat, from 26 June to 13 September 2020. Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Malaga has been on our wish-list for some time and we are tremendously pleased to announce summer season services to the Costa del Sol, a region which for ......read more

Etihad Airways And Kuwait Airways Launch New Codeshare Partnership

• Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on 3 Kuwait Airways routes to Kuwait, Iraq and Bangladesh • Kuwait Airways will place its ‘KU’ code on Etihad routes from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi and onwards to 9 destinations in Europe, Africa, Seychelles, and Maldives   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwaiti flag carrier, Kuwait Airways, have signed a codeshare partnership on selected services on bookings effective 22 December 2019, for travel from 5 January 2020.    Subject to regulatory approvals, Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on Kuwait Airways operated flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuwait, Najaf and Dhaka.   In turn, Kuwait Airways will place its ‘KU’ code on Etihad flights from ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports awards top industry partners at annual celebration ceremony in Abu Dhabi

The airport group welcomed 80 stakeholders to recognize their continued support to Abu Dhabi Airports     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 December 2019:   Abu Dhabi Airports held a special ceremony to recognize the contributions made by its local and international stakeholders on 18th December 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi. The event demonstrated Abu Dhabi Airports’ continued commitment to its stakeholders, reflecting the airport group’s robust relationships with industry-wide partners.   Abu Dhabi Airports operates with an extensive range of stakeholders which supports a range of passenger and cargo services year-round, alongside free zone operations and training opportunities. More than 80 stakeholders attended the ceremony, where 26 awards were presented to stakeholders throughout the ......read more

Jazeera Airways launches its first-ever direct service from Kuwait to Al Ain International Airport

 Flight welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and other dignitaries from Abu Dhabi Airports, Al Ain International Airport and DCT Abu Dhabi  His Excellency Saqer Nasser Al Raisi, the UAE Ambassador to Kuwait, attends inaugural flight from Jazeera Terminal T5     December 19, 2019:   Jazeera Airways flight J9 139 landed at Al Ain International Airport in the UAE on Friday 13 December in the first-ever direct service between the airport and Kuwait. The service was made possible with the support of Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT - Abu Dhabi).   The Ambassador of the UAE to Kuwait, His Excellency Saqer Nasser Al Raisi, attended the inaugural flight, where he was welcomed by the Jazeera ......read more

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 54% by 2023, says latest ATM report

• 2.2 million Chinese tourists will travel to GCC in 2023 with CAGR growth of 4.8% • Total Chinese tourism spend in GCC estimated to reach US$3.48 billion by 2023    The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 54% from 1.4 million in 2018 to 2.2 million in 2023, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.8%, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020.   As destinations from across the globe prepare to showcase their latest offering at ATM 2020, which is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020, Colliers International predicts China will maintain its position as a top source market across the GCC, particularly in the UAE, where Chinese visitors are currently the second and fourth ......read more

The UAE's First Astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri Talks to Euronews About What's Next for the UAE's Space Mission

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th December 2019:   Two months since making history as the first UAE astronaut to travel to space, Hazza Al Mansouri spoke to Europe’s number one international news channel, Euronews about what’s next for the UAE and space travel.  Following his trip to the International Space Station, Hazza Al Mansouri now focuses his attention to the UAE’s Hope Mission, which is set to reach Mars on the UAE’s 50th anniversary, making it the ninth country to touch down on the planet.  Hazza Al Mansouri is also working on the UAE’s main space mission, the hundred-year program named 2117 with an objective of sending people to Mars by this date.  In an interview to air on Euronews on 12th December, Hazza Al Mansouri commented on the 2117 mission and said: ......read more

Airports of the Future: 10 Predictions for the Next Decade

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2019:   SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, today unveils 10 bold predictions about the technology shaping how passengers will move through the airport of the future, based on unique insights, driving industry forces and emerging technologies.    The airport experience has morphed dramatically in the past 10 years with the introduction of biometric security, mobile check-in, and baggage tracking. And there is much more to come.    The next decade will witness an exponentially accelerated pace of change as digital native passengers and staff usher in transformative technologies, from flying taxis to airports that think for themselves. Benoit Verbaere, Business Development Director, SITA predicts major change for nearly all aspects ......read more

Future Passenger Experience in the spotlight at Airport Show 2020

375 companies from 94 countries expected in the B2B show Co-located events: GALF, ATC Forum and Airport Security  2 new conferences added  US$750 billion global airport investments until 2025 Emerging economies to account for 60% of air traffic by 2040   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2019:   Titans of the aviation industry from across the world will assemble in Dubai in mid-June next year to debate topics related to the future passenger experience as the widest range of newest technologies and innovations are showcased at the world’s largest annual airport industry gathering. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the 20th edition of Airport Show will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes new services from Jazeera Airways at Al Ain International Airport

 The flight was received by His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan  Jazeera Airways to operate three flights a week to Al Ain International Airport from Kuwait International Airport     14 December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports is pleased to announce that Al Ain International Airport (AAN) has welcomed Jazeera Airways new services from Kuwait International Airport (KWI) to Al Ain.   The flight was received by H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Bryan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, and Marwan Boodai, Chairman of Jazeera Airways, in addition to delegates from both sides.   The Airline will operate three weekly flights from Kuwait City departing Kuwait Airport at 12:05 and arrive at Al Ain ......read more

IATA to Improve Efficiency of Cargo Handling Audits

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new program to raise global standards in cargo handling operations.   The Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) program aims to reduce audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities.   This new IATA initiative has two components:  Standardized Global Audit Program:  IATA has introduced the Smart Facility Operational Capacity Audit Certification (SFOC Audit Certification) to provide airlines with the assurance that SFOC Certified facilities are adhering to IATA’s Resolutions and Recommended Practices in cargo handling and with IATA’s Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM).   It is estimated 360,000 days per year are wasted annually on ......read more

Carbon Emissions Per Passenger Decrease More Than 50% Since 1990'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990. Much of the improvement has occurred because the industry has achieved an annual fuel efficiency improvement of 2.3% over the period since 2009, some 0.8 percentage points ahead of target.  This progress is a combination of investments in more efficient aircraft and operational efficiencies. “Cutting per passenger emissions in half is an amazing achievement of the technical expertise and innovation in the aviation industry. But we have even bigger ambitions. From 2020 we will cap net emissions. And by 2050 we will cut emissions to half 2005 levels. Accomplishing these targets means continued ......read more

25by2025 Gains Momentum with 59 Airlines Joining the Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that 59 airlines have committed to the 25by2025 campaign which seeks to address gender balance in civil aviation.   The 25by2025 campaign was launched on 26 September 2019 with participating airlines making a voluntary commitment to:    Increase the number of women in senior positions (to be defined by the member airlines) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to a minimum representation of 25% by 2025    Increase the number of women in under-represented jobs (e.g., pilots and operations) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to a minimum representation of 25% by 2025    Report annually on key diversity ......read more

New artificial intelligence solutions to improve safety in aviation sector

World Aviation Safety Summit showcases new emerging technologies, analytics and data solutions that will support the enhancement of safety within the industry      11 December 2019 – Dubai, UAE:   The World Aviation Safety Summit, which has taken place in Dubai, displayed new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, that will help improve safety in the aviation sector.    In a session on how new technology can reduce incidents, experts from dnata displayed on stage the ‘Oscar bot’ - an Alexa-style solution that can help safety specialists report incidents in a more efficient and effective way. The Oscar bot enables managers and operators to report in real time exact details of incidents and receive feedback and planning options through AI enabled ......read more

Opportunity for Aviation in Europe's Green Deal

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched today. “Aviation has high hopes for the European Commission’s Green Deal. We want to be part of Europe’s building of a new energy economy and we will do everything we can to make sustainable aviation fuels a priority for aviation in Europe and around the world,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO, at the Sustainable Innovation Forum running alongside the UN COP25 Climate Talks in Madrid, Spain.  Policy measures must be carefully considered. “Taxes are a politician’s way out. They are easy to ......read more

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Etihad Airways Prepares for Hajj Season…

Extra flights to be operated for the transportation of Pilgrims to Mecca   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 25, July  2019:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will deploy additional flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia to facilitate the movement of thousands of pilgrims during the Hajj season.   The airline will operate 15 extra flights ......read more

Hope Probe to launch to Mars Second Half of 2020…

The Government of Dubai Media Office- 23 July 2019:  The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have confirmed that the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM)’s Hope Probe, is in less than a year.  MBRSC said it plans to launch the Hope Probe into orbit around mid-July 2020, and it is expected to reach Mars orbit in the first quarter of ......read more

Sharjah Airport Receives Air Peace's Inaugural Flight'…

Operating three flights per week between Lagos and Sharjah Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:   Sharjah Airport recently received Air Peace’s inaugural flight from Lagos. The Nigerian airline’s first international airport outside Africa, Sharjah Airport offers the advantages of Sharjah’s geographic location and the level of service that the ......read more

The homecoming story of an endangered vulture with Turkish Cargo.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:   Carrying animals under the most real-like conditions in the skies, Turkish Cargo performed another life-saving transportation operation. An endangered griffon vulture, which started flying in Serbia and became exhausted in Şanlıurfa (Turkey) after flying 1600 kilometers long on its seasonal migration route, was carried ......read more

GoAir launches new flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi International Airport…

The new daily flights connect Mumbai and Delhi with the UAE capital    21 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of two new daily flights, the first between Mumbai International Airport (BOM) and Abu Dhabi, and the second to Delhi International Airport (DEL), further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian ......read more

Southwest Airlines® Joins NDC Exchange…

ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   ATPCO and SITA today announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Nutritional Education Programme to Nepal School for Underprivileged ...…

• World record breaking Etihad inflight chef Sanjay Thakur leads food education initiative to teach children and their carers how to source and prepare low cost meals • UAE Ambassador to Nepal and Etihad Airways donate 10 double bunk beds    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Children of the Azizia Madrasa enjoyed a tasty morning as ......read more

UAE astronauts train at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center…

• The training programme lasts for two weeks and includes training on various units and components of the US Segment of the International Space Station and conducting scientific research in cooperation with NASA   • Hazzaa AlMansoori in a press conference for NASA: We are ready for the task and are doing our best to make it a success through the high-level training we receive ......read more

Montegrappa Reaches For the Moon and Celebrates First Emirati in Space…

Montegrappa commemorates 50 years since the first moon landing with a limited edition collection of writing instruments inspired by the Saturn V rocket design.  One unique piece, commissioned for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, celebrates the UAE’s first manned mission to space this September. The pen will be on display in the Montegrappa boutique in Dubai Mall for the month ......read more

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai launches all-inclusive picnic promotion from July to August…

Offer includes park entry, transport and F&B, at unbeatable prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is giving guests across the UAE the chance to plan a picnic with their friends and family at the ......read more

Turkish Airlines keeps providing privileged flight experience for its guests with its new travel ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  Consistently striving to increase the overall travel comfort of its passengers, the national flag carrier of Turkey now offers new travel kits specially designed by Versace, one of the leading representatives of fashion world, and Mandarina Duck specialized in travel products. Increasing its market share and number of ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre launches ‘Send to Space' competition…

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in cooperation with Emirates Post, launched a ‘Send to Space’ competition. The competition calls for sharing poems, short stories, and drawings to accompany Hazzaa AlMansoori on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September, to be broadcasted on-board. This comes within the framework ......read more

Etihad Airways Recommences Flights to Khartoum…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 July  2019:   Etihad Airways will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday, 16 July. Etihad Flight EY 632 will depart Abu Dhabi at 9.50am every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, arriving four hours later at 11.50am local time. The return service, flight EY 633 will depart at 12.50pm, arriving in Abu Dhabi at ......read more

The inauguration of codeshare flights between Kuwait and Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airports.…

11 July  2019:  With great pleasure Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership, which saw Kuwait national carrier’s code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkey’s national carrier’s code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports. The Bilateral Codeshare Partnership ......read more

Emirates' US-bound passengers soon to have Wi-Fi, mobile connectivity and Live TV over the North ...…

Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2019 – Emirates’ passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and Live TV broadcast, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle. Emirates has led the world with inflight connectivity, with every aircraft connected for Wi-Fi, voice and SMS services. However on its flights to the US, which often ......read more

UNESCO inscribes Azerbaijan's historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan's Palace to the World Heritage ...…

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Global Investment in Aviation Summit 2020 launches its second Edition on January 27…

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Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Ports exchange knowledge and experience…

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Passenger Demand Stays Solid but the Trend has Slowed…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year ......read more

Etihad Airways Celebrates Commencement of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Services to Shanghai…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting a spectacular “Abu Dhabi Night" reception. The event took place at Bellagio Shanghai, a five-star hotel inspired by the Art Deco ......read more

Emirates to Resume Flights to Khartoum…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:    Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from 08 July, 2019. The daily service between Dubai and Khartoum, will once again provide both business and leisure travellers in Sudan, global connectivity through the airline’s network, particularly to destinations in the Middle ......read more

Emirates launches its new service to Porto…

Porto becomes Emirates’ second destination in Portugal New flight provides direct access to the north of Portugal for global travellers Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Emirates has launched its new four times weekly service to Porto, its second destination in Portugal. The new service provides travellers from across Emirates’ global ......read more

Hazzaa AlMansoori & Sultan AlNeyadi train at European Astronaut Centre in Germany…

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Turkish Airlines' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is in the air…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    Turkish Airlines has announced that up to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines’ young and fast-growing fleet over the next four years, and each will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class Cabins. The Turkish national flag carrier had placed 25 firm + 5 optional orders in last ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Larger Aircraft to Accommodate Growth of Three Key Asian Routes…

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A Centenary Celebration for Bentley at Goodwood…

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Abu Dhabi International Airport officially opens its Multi-Faith Prayer Room…

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New Details Revealed About the World's Largest Snow Play Park in Abu Dhabi…

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Coordinated Effort to Safely Return 737 MAX to Service…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The announcement came at the conclusion of the second Boeing 737 MAX Summit organized by IATA. “The Boeing 737 ......read more

Turkish Airlines added Nigeria's Port Harcourt to its flight network…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:  Flying to more countries that any other airline, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt, an important city in Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa. Flag carrier will operate four weekly reciprocal flights between Istanbul and Port Harcourt.   Already flying to Lagos, Kano and Abuja in ......read more

Etihad Airways Prepares to Launch Seasonal Flights to Alexandria, Egypt…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Etihad Airways is preparing to launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to the beautiful and historic Egyptian city of Alexandria, one of oldest continuously-inhabited locations in the world and home to the Great Library of Alexandria and one of the ancient world wonders, the Pharos Lighthouse.  This famous coastal city is also a ......read more

Star Alliance members, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines expanded their codeshare network…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the largest airlines and flag carriers of their countries, Turkey and Poland, announced today the enhancement of their current codeshare agreement with additional destinations both from Turkish Airlines’ and LOT’s flight network. Through this enhanced partnership, Turkish Airlines and LOT ......read more

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai launches attractive Summer Pass for UAE residents…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  As the mercury soars this summer, beat the heat at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the Middle East’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is offering a limited time promotion to upgrade your one-day park ticket to a Summer Pass for free, with unrestricted entry to the park till 14th September.  This is an ......read more

Get ready for a barrel of laughs at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai with popular Indian stand-up comedian ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting famous Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra on July 12th. Kunal is known for his outstanding sense of humour and popular comedy podcast Shut Up Ya Kunal! He will perform ......read more

SITA celebrates 70th Anniversary with record us$1.7 Billion Revenues…

Air transport IT and communications provider achieves success through continuous and collaborative innovation  Dubai, UAE – 23 June 2019 – More than 100 of the world’s airlines and airports gathered in Belgium this week as SITA, the air transport IT provider, celebrated its 70th anniversary. The organization, which has been at the heart of the airline industry since ......read more

Etihad Airways Statement on Airspace Restrictions…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - June 22, 2019:   Following the decision yesterday of the US Federal Aviation Administration to restrict US airline operations in Iranian-controlled airspace, Etihad Airways consulted closely with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and other UAE airlines to evaluate the US action. Etihad Airways has subsequently suspended operations through ......read more

Emirates expands services for busy Hajj season…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:   Emirates will be expanding its services to Jeddah and Medina with an additional 46 flights to help facilitate travel for Hajj pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The flights will be operated between 27 July and 22 August to support the Hajj journey to the Holy City of Mecca. The services will run in parallel with ......read more

Middle East Airlines orders four Airbus A321XLRs…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:  Middle East Airlines (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a firm order for four A321XLRs, making it the launch airline customer of Airbus latest evolution of the winning A321neo family. The agreement takes Middle East Airlines’ cumulative single aisle orders with Airbus to 15 A321neo family aircraft, including 11 A321neos and ......read more

Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic on board…

Eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced this month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of June 1st, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free.   The airline has been working on various ......read more

Turkish Airlines was chosen again “Turkey's Most Valuable Brand” in all sectors.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17 June 2019:   One of the world's leading independent organizations in brand valuation and strategy consulting, Brand Finance announced the results of its 2019 evaluation. According to the results, Turkish Airlines was declared as the "Most Valuable Brand" of Turkey in all sectors. The national flag carrier, who repeatedly assumed this title ......read more

Etihad Airways Celebrates 15 Years in Germany…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  As the UAE and Germany intensify bilateral cooperation following the visit of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to Germany this week, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is celebrating 15 years of service to Germany. The airline launched daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Munich in ......read more

Airbus to participate in the Critical Communications World exhibition, Kuala Lumpur…

Airbus is showcasing its latest developments in situational awareness solutions, combining tactical management, intelligent user experience, and app developer partners at booth G114, hall 11   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   Airbus, a leading provider of secure communications and collaboration solutions, will be showcasing its next-generation communication ......read more

Melbourne Airport Plans for the Future With Technology Transformation Partner SITA…

Flexible, passenger-friendly technology to boost capacity Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Melbourne Airport today announced that it has chosen to extend its contract with leading technology partner SITA for flexible and passenger-friendly technology to ready the airport for forecast passenger growth. The technology is part of the airport’s multi-billion dollar ......read more

Winners of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories:    Inspirational Role Model: Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO, Flybe  High Flyer Award: Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo, Founder and President, Young African Aviation ......read more

Turkish Airlines added Strasbourg to the list of its destinations in France…

National flag carrier added Strasbourg again to its flight network that covers 124 countries of the world. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, has launched direct flights again to Strasbourg, starting from May 31st, 2019, as four weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Strasbourg Entzheim ......read more

SriLankan Airlines treats passengers to a cultural feast at Colombo airport underlining ...…

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and member of the oneworld alliance, is making a concerted push to propel itself back into sustained growth, with a strategic turnaround plan that will return the airline into profit.  The airline also underlined its determination to recover from the setbacks caused by slumping passenger numbers due to the terror strike in the country. ......read more

Resolution: Airlines Urge Governments to Adhere to Global Slot Allocation Guidelines…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution on slot policy, to reaffirm the importance of a harmonized global airport slot system and called upon governments to urgently address capacity shortages. More than 200 airports worldwide are Level-3 slot coordinated, ......read more

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam…

June 08 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22-23 June 2020.  This will be the third time that the Netherlands will host the global gathering of aviation's top leaders (Following events ......read more

Resolution: Airlines Call for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreed through the UN’s International Civil Aviation ......read more

Resolution: End-to-end Seamless Travel across Borders Closer to Reality…

June 08 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which uses a single biometric identifier to move passengers through the airport, without the need for paper travel documents.    “Biometric recognition using the One ID ......read more

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