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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 Nigeria, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt to the list, increasing its flight network to 311 destinations. With this launch, the global carrier continues to be the leader as the airline that flies to more destinations than any other airline in Africa.   During the press conference in International Port Harcourt Airport held for the inaugural flight, Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President of Sales (2nd Region), Kerem Sarp said; “By ......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 convenient gateway for many of the Egyptian expatriates living in the UAE and planning to return home during the summer holidays. Between 2 July and 31 August, the Airbus A320 flights will depart Abu Dhabi at 2.15pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Alexandria at 4:00 pm. Return flights will depart Alexandria at 4:50pm, arriving back in Abu Dhabi at 10:40. Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, ......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 will reciprocally add their flight codes on below flights in addition to Istanbul-Warsaw:   From Warsaw                       From Istanbul Krakow                       ......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 unbeatable one-time offer for fans of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai who will be able to visit the park as many times as they wish to at no additional cost. Visitors can book tickets online or purchase them at the gate and exchange them for the Summer Pass at Guest Services on the day of their visit. Get ready to meet your favourite movie characters this summer, including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, to name a few! You can also escape to the fantasy world of The ......read more

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

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 inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai spread across two levels, including a private upper box area. After eight years working in advertising, Kunal started doing stand-up in 2013 and has now become one of India’s best-known comedians. Kunal is now a regular at all the big comedy venues and has a huge fan following. BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the world’s ......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 1949, marked the occasion by announcing record revenues of US$1.7 billion in 2018. As SITA recorded a significant turning point in its business, it also showcased its commitment to continuous and collaborative innovation. At the company’s Annual General Assembly, SITA’s CEO, Barbara Dalibard outlined its path of growth noting how SITA has remained a vital part of the industry over the past 70 years by continually evolving. Along with ......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 Iranian airspace over the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, and will use alternative flight paths on a number of routes to and from Abu Dhabi until further notice.   These changes will cause delays on some departures from Abu Dhabi, due to increased congestion in available airspace, and will increase journey times on some routes. The safety of our passengers and staff is the highest priority for Etihad Airways, and we are ......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 Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah and Medina, and will be available to travellers holding a valid Hajj visa. This year, Emirates expects thousands of pilgrims to travel on its services for Hajj, coming from top inbound destinations such as Pakistan, the United States, Senegal, the UK, Nigeria, Indonesia, South Africa and Ivory Coast. Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle ......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 4 A321XLRs with deliveries starting in 2020.  MEA will use the A321XLR to strengthen its network in Africa and Asia. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines. From 2023, it will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR and with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with ......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 long-term sustainability initiatives. In addition to plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will also be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year. From August, plastic bags used for Inflight Retail purchases will also be replaced with paper bags. These initiatives will remove an estimated 81.7 million single-use plastic items from landfill each year.   Trials have been conducted on Emirates flights to ......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 before, reinforces its leading position in Turkey with recent results. Commenting on the results, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee; “We are proud of our achievements crowning our strategy to become the best airline company in the world. Continuing the last years’ success indicates that our performance is sustainable. It shows that we are on the right track. We know the ......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 June 2004. Munich and the Swiss city of Geneva both received their first Etihad flights in that month, making them the first two destinations served by the airline in continental Europe. One year later, in June 2005, Etihad commenced daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Frankfurt. Then in December 2011, it commenced flights to Dusseldorf. Today, Etihad Airways operates five times a day between Abu Dhabi and Germany – twice-daily to ......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 developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 20 June.   This year, no fewer than six distinctive demo spots will be present at the Airbus booth (G114, hall 11) at the MITEC exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. The spotlight is put on an array of new Airbus developments designed to ensure mission critical services and enhanced situational awareness. ......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 pipeline of investment that will see it welcome almost 70 million passengers annually by 2038. The passenger-friendly technologies will help the airport ensure a high-quality traveler experience as passenger numbers rise, supporting increasingly busy operations for its airline customers. SITA is a trusted partner of Melbourne Airport and already supplies a variety of flexible services for passenger check-in and bag drop in the International ......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 Professional Association (YAAPA)   Diversity & Inclusion Team: Air New Zealand    Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International; Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council; Mark Pilling, Vice President Publishing and Conferences, FlightGlobal; and Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport ......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 Airport. Strasbourg is the seventh destination of Turkish Airlines in France and it became the third international destination added to the flight network of the flag carrier this year after Sharjah in United Arab Emirates and Marrakech in Morocco. Turkish Airlines’ Southern Europe Vice President for Sales, Ömer Faruk Sönmez attended the inauguration ceremony held in Strasbourg. Istanbul – Strasbourg – Istanbul ......read more

SriLankan Airlines treats passengers to a cultural feast at Colombo airport underlining determination to recover from slump

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. Recently, passengers on the airline travelling to, from or transiting at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport during the festive season, were treated to traditional delicacies and cultural performances that included traditional songs and musical performances from renowned artistes  as a welcoming gesture. Passengers who became part of the festivities, expressed their joy to be in Sri Lanka and how they felt safe and welcomed ......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, meaning that they have insufficient capacity to meet current demand.   This number is set to rise substantially over the coming decades because airport construction is failing to keep pace with increased demand for aircraft movements. Globally applied rules for the use of available capacity at constrained airports will therefore become increasingly important.   The AGM reaffirmed that the Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) is the ......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 held in the Hague in 1949 and Amsterdam in 1969). KLM is a founding member of IATA and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “It is absolutely wonderful that Amsterdam was chosen for the IATA gathering in 2020 and that we as KLM can host IATA in 2020. This year in October 2019 KLM celebrates our 100th anniversary. A very special moment for all KLM colleagues. We are ready and fit for the next century and—as one of the ......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 Organization (ICAO).   CORSIA is the first global carbon pricing instrument for an industry sector. It will cap net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels (carbon-neutral growth, or CNG).    “Airlines know that effective plans to cut emissions are critical to earning their license to meet the growing demands for air connectivity. In fact the strongest demand growth is in the developing world, reflective ......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 concept modernizes the airport experience for passengers and improves the efficiency and security of identification processes. Using global standards for digital identity and data exchange will move us a big step closer to a hassle-free airport experience for passengers. Every traveler will appreciate the convenience of getting from the curb to the gate without ever having to show a paper passport or boarding pass,” said Alexandre de Juniac, ......read more

IATA AGM Endorses 5 Resolutions

8 June 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five resolutions have been passed by the 75th Annual General Meeting. These are:   Environment: The overwhelmingly passed AGM resolution called on Governments to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as agreed through the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CORSIA is the first global carbon pricing instrument for an industry sector. It will cap net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels (carbon-neutral growth, or CNG). The AGM looked beyond CORSIA to the next climate action commitment—cutting net emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. Airlines were urged to implement all available fuel efficiency measures and to participate fully ......read more

Resolution: RFID Baggage Tracking Set for Global Deployment

June 08 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to support the global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking. The AGM also called for the implementation of modern baggage messaging standards to more accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey.    In 2018, less than 0.06% of the estimated 4.3 billion bags carried by airlines were mishandled, according to the latest figures from SITA. Since 2007 baggage mishandling has fallen by 70% and today 99.9% of mishandled bags are reunited with their owners within two days.    RFID read rates are 99.98% accurate which is significantly better than that of bar codes. And modern messaging standards will ......read more

Resolution: Airlines Commit to Improve Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

June 08, 2019 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution to improve the air travel experience for the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide. The AGM confirms the commitment of airlines to ensuring that passengers with disabilities have access to safe, reliable and dignified travel, and calls upon governments to use IATA’s core principles for accommodating passengers with disabilities.   These principles aim to change the focus from disability to accessibility and inclusion by bringing the travel sector together with governments to harmonize regulations and provide the clarity and global consistency that passengers expect.  “Airlines were ahead of their time when, 50 years ago, we set out ......read more

Celebrate this Eid in IMG with cool characters, thrilling rides and unique performances

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    Beat the heat this summer and spend a memorable Eid Al Fitr with your family and friends at the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure. IMG present 360 degree experience, allowing guests of all ages to relax and enjoy special festivities in a cool and comfortable environment.    All set in a festive environment to the moves, sounds and beats of the IMG Dance team with opening number along with all IMG character parade, guests can partake in the action by joining the dancers as they perform interactive routines throughout the day. Guests will be treated to hours of entertainment for the entire family beginning with special appearances and meet and greets by everyone’s favourite Marvel Super Heroes and Cartoon Network characters along ......read more

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Leading Aviation Engineering Companies Team Up to Form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance…

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Emirates serves over 20,000 plant-based meals on board during ‘Veganuary'…

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Etihad Launches Innovative E-learning Module Ahead of Special Olympics World Games…

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Abu Dhabi International Airport rolls out ‘Super-Fi' internet connectivity…

Super-Fi sees upload and download speeds of up to 200mbps per user, among the fastest airport internet services available in the world Move comes as part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to customer experience and digitalization strategies  30 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its airport-wide roll out of ‘Super-Fi’ ......read more

Global Investment in Aviation Summit to host largest gathering of heads of civil aviation ...…

Aviation industry is one of key drivers behind growth in various economic sectors  Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansori: Aviation Sector is a key pillar to the National Economy and the summit is a good chance to hold partnerships.    Organised by GCAA under the theme “Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through Investment in the Aviation Sector”, GIAS ......read more

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Launches Heritage Pulses Programme…

Programme offers various educational and entertaining family activities through 10 January Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 December 2018:   The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is currently overseeing its initiative Heritage Pulses (Nabadat Torathiah) in all branches of its affiliated libraries across the emirate. Having launched in mid-December, and running ......read more

Turkish Airlines and India's IndiGo announce a Codeshare Agreement.…

Turkish Airlines and IndiGo to leverage their respective networks to maximize travel opportunities for the traveling public. Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  A member of Star Alliance, Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines, and India’s largest domestic carrier, IndiGo today announced a codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement. The signed codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement between ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted the Airports Council International Asia Pacific Regional HR Committee ...…

The workshop held at the Gulf Center for Aviation Studies brought together more than 35 airport HR professionals from key Asia Pacific airports  26th December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports hosted the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific Regional HR Committee Fall meeting at the Gulf Center for Aviation Studies (GCAS) in Abu Dhabi between the 11th and 13th ......read more

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Daily Hong Kong Service…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2018:   Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong, effective 31 March 2019. The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently operating the route   The new 787-9 Dreamliner service to Hong Kong will feature the ......read more

DCT Abu Dhabi launches a new annual season on Abu Dhabi's calendar, the Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) ...…

More Than 650 Outlets Sign Up for Spectacular New Code Red Sale Campaign Across Abu Dhabi Special offers for shopping, hospitality, events, dining and more will take place across the UAE capital from 26th December 2018 to 5th February 2019 Abu Dhabi, 23 December 2018 –   The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the imminent ......read more

CNN speaks to the CEO of The Emirates Group as Dubai Intl Airport welcomes its one billionth ...…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  As Dubai International (DXB) welcomes its one billionth international customer, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum –Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO of The Emirates Group.   During the interview with Defterios, Al Maktoum discussed the crucial role customers have played in helping Dubai International ......read more

Turkish Airlines Corporate Club won the First-Ever GT Tested Reader Survey Award for “Best ...…

The global airline also received two awards for “Best Airline for Business Class” and “Best Airport Staff/Gate Agents” for the second consecutive year. Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, is the recipient of three 2018 GT Tested Reader Survey awards by Global ......read more

Emirates brings iconic Asian Cup trophy to Dubai ahead of highly anticipated AFC Cup 2019…

Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  Emirates, the official airline partner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 has flown the iconic AFC Asian Cup trophy to Dubai ahead of the much-anticipated AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The AFC Asian Cup trophy travelled from Tokyo, making a stop in Hong Kong and continuing on EK 383 before arriving in Dubai. The AFC Asian Cup is ......read more

The Five Reasons You Really Need Travel Insurance…

Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  AXA, one of the largest international players in the GCC and the no. 1 global insurance brand for the 10th consecutive year, has some helpful advice for people looking to travel over the next few days.   Passport, tickets and money are the three things on any traveler’s checklist, but the need for travel insurance is frequently overlooked and ......read more

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 81% by 2022 says ATM report…

2.9 million Chinese tourists will travel to GCC in 2022 Saudi Arabia to experience highest proportionate increase in arrivals from China, with a projected CAGR of 33% between 2018 and 2022 25% of delegates, exhibitors and attendees were interested in doing business with China at Arabian Travel Market 2018 Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  The number of Chinese tourists travelling ......read more

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2018:  Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, effective 22 February 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the recently launched route.   The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World ......read more

Emirates and South African Airways to expand strategic partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement…

Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2018 -   Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending governmental approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced ......read more

Global Investment in Aviation Summit Links Developed and Emerging Markets through Investment in ...…

The first edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS 2019), slated to take place in Dubai on January 28 & 29, 2019. GIAS 2019 to bring together world’s top industry experts and professionals. GIAS 2019 is held in the light of the expected growth rates and capital inflows into the aviation industry due to the steady and remarkable increase in demands for air ......read more

Emirates to operate A380 to Glasgow…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  Emirates today announced it will introduce a daily A380 service for a temporary period between Glasgow and Dubai from 16 April 2019.  It will be the first time the popular double decker aircraft will operate on a scheduled basis to Scotland. The larger capacity A380 will replace Emirates’ current twice daily Boeing 777 service between Glasgow and ......read more

Read the Fine Print Before Buying Travel Insurance, UAE Residents Urged as New Year Holidays Beckon…

Budget Policies Leave Holidaymakers Short on Cover in an Emergency Expats Have Specific Concerns for Medical Terms and Conditions Take Special Care When Buying ‘Added Extra’ Insurance Online Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  UAE residents are being urged to check the fine print on their travel insurance before flying abroad during the New Year period, with some policies ......read more

Emirates unveils new Real Madrid A380 decal…

Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:   Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and a main sponsor of Spanish football club, Real Madrid, today unveiled a new decal featuring action images of some of the club’s top players on one of its A380 aircraft. The new decal was created to mark the occasion of Real Madrid’s charter flight on an Emirates A380 from ......read more

Cathay Pacific expands its Japan network with new route to Ishikawa Prefecture from April 2019…

“Konnichiwa” Komatsu Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Cathay Pacific is introducing a new scheduled seasonal service to Komatsu next spring, making the beautiful natural landscapes and rich cultural attractions of Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture more easily accessible to UAE travellers via Hong Kong. The new two-times-weekly service* will be operated on Wednesdays and ......read more

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