One-off impairments on aircraft and equity investments contribute to US$1.87 billion net loss
Passenger revenues steady on record passenger numbers and 79% load factors
11% reduction in unit costs helps to offset pressure on yields
Group-wide strategic review well underway to drive change and improve performance
Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 27, 2017: Etihad Airways today announced its 2016 financial results, recording a net loss of US$ 1.87 billion on US$ 8.36 billion in revenues as one-off impairment charges and fuel hedging losses weighed against a solid performance of the core airline.
The core airline business achieved steady passenger revenues of US$ 4.9 billion and 79% load factors while carrying a record 18.5 million passengers. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) ......read more
Al Shaibani: MBRSC’s membership at Sentinel Asia reflects the approach of giving and humanitarian support, and is in-line with 2017’s initiative - Year of Giving
Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2017: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space (MBRSC) has joined Sentinel Asia, an international initiative among space agencies, disaster management agencies, and international agencies for applying remote sensing and Web-GIS technologies to support disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. The Center joined the initiative as part of its support to disaster risk reduction, and will contribute by providing DubaiSat-2 high-resolution data and is willing to effectively contribute through its long term Earth Observation program using future missions, such as KhalifaSat, which will be launched into space next year.
H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, ......read more
New SITA services includes South Africa’s first self-bag drop and mobile boarding
Dubai, UAE – 26 July 2017 – Lanseria International Airport is investing in SITA’s self-service technology that will add new convenience for passengers while providing improved common-use functionality for airlines. Using SITA’s self-service systems, passengers will now be able to quickly check-in and drop their bags before proceeding directly to the gate without having to visit a traditional check-in counter.
In a first for a South African airport, passengers who have checked-in online or on their mobile device can now tag and drop their bags in less than a minute using SITA’s Scan&Fly self bag-drop units. Scan&Fly’s plug-and-play design allows the bag-drop solution to be ......read more
Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017: As a key part of its vision to operate sustainably, Armani Hotel Dubai has been awarded its first Green Globe certification.
General Manager, Mark Kirby said, “Green Globe certification for Armani Hotel Dubai is a strong testament to our commitment to be a socially and environmentally responsible hotel operator, focused on international best practices in energy and water use efficiency and sustainable development.
“Since inception, we have focused on promoting green initiatives hotel-wide and encouraged the participation of not just our employees but also our guests and partners. Through our green programs– from recycling materials to minimizing food wastage and supporting environmental campaigns, we have set an industry benchmark in being a green hotel that works to secure a ......read more
Upgrade to widebody 787 Dreamliner provides significant capacity increase on key route
Aircraft features industry-leading, award-winning cabins
Acclaimed Flying Nanny service now available on 787 Dreamliner flights to Beirut
Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2017: Etihad Airways today introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to Beirut, Lebanon.
The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital. The Boeing 787-9 features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins and is configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad ......read more
23 July 2017 (Geneva): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations.
Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with their owners. The industry is determined to do even better and has agreed to Resolution 753 (R753). By June 2018, airlines have committed to being able to track a bag when it is accepted at the airport, loaded onto the aircraft, transferred to the arrival system or put into the transfer system for carriage by another airline. Airlines should also be able to share this tracking information with interline carriers as needed.
“Arriving ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the organiser of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season running from July 20 to August 20, held a networking meeting with partners and stakeholders at the Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island to help drive the success of the event. Representatives from the Authority met with companies from the public and private sectors to see how all could work together during the month-long programme of entertainment across the emirate.
This year’s edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season is being held at venues and malls across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Region and Al Dhafra Region and includes ten live shows, hundreds of retail discounts at 12 participating malls, restaurant deals and the chance to win one of five luxury BMW cars.
Robust January-June growth in domestic and international visitors, hotel guest nights and length of stay keeps Emirate on track to welcome 900,000 visitors in 2017
‘Best-ever’ summer predicted as hotels report 27 per cent year-on-year increase in June guest arrivals
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – 13th July, 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has revealed Ras Al Khaimah is on track to surpass its annual visitor target after the emirate’s hotels reported a 10 per cent year-on-year increase in international guest arrivals during the first six months of the year.
In addition to double-digit year-on-year growth in guest arrivals during H1, average hotel occupancy jumped to ......read more
13 July 2017
Gold Medal, a leading UK travel company, has heralded Abu Dhabi as one of its most popular destinations for this summer following a surge in demand from British holidaymakers visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
As a travel consolidator, offering a variety of online travel services and products including airfares, hotel reservations and car rental to travel agents, Gold Medal , has reported a remarkable 294 per cent rise on the previous year in forward 2017 summer holiday bookings from the UK to the UAE capital.
Etihad Airways operates five weekly flights from Edinburgh, and flies twice daily from Manchester and three daily Airbus A380 flights from London Heathrow, to Abu Dhabi.
James Harrison, Etihad Airways General Manager UK, said: “We are very pleased that Abu Dhabi is proving so ......read more
Sheikh Ahmed: Smart technology enabling passengers to speed through passport control within seconds
Angela Gittens: Financial health of airport industry intact
Khalid Al Arif: Middle East needs system similar to Eurocontrol for air traffic management
Dubai, July 12, 2017: Dubai is set to witness a record high passenger numbers at airports this summer. Last year, passenger traffic in July was 14 per cent higher compared to previous year and Dubai Airports welcomed over 22.4 million people from July to September.
“This year, we expect passenger numbers to surpass last year numbers,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Chairman of Dubai Airports, in his message in the latest issue of Via Dubai, the official monthly ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2017: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim is expanding its services to its private and business jet clients to include the sale of Jet A-1 fuel from its facility at Dubai South. Attached is the press release and an image of a business jet being refuelled at the DCAF facility.
10 July 2017
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) launched its inaugural flight to Sohar yesterday, making it the first international flight to commence operations at the Sohar Airport.
The Air Arabia flight will operate three times a week, on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, departing from Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 08:00 hours, and arriving at Sohar International Airport (OHS) at 08:40 local time. The return flight departs from Sohar at 09:20, landing in Sharjah at 10:00 local time.
The new route complements Air Arabia’s existing operations in Muscat and Salalah, boosts travel and trade opportunities between the two Gulf countries, and provides hassle-free travel options to the residents of Sohar.
9 July 2017 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 7.7% compared to the same month in 2016. This was slower than the 10.9% growth recorded in April. However, this still was well ahead of the 5- and 10-year average growth rates. Capacity climbed 6.1%, and load factor rose 1.2 percentage points to 80.1%, which was a record high for the month. All regions, excluding the Middle East and North America, posted record-high May load factors.
After adjusting for inflation, airfares at the start of the second quarter were around 6% lower than a year ago. IATA estimates that this contributed to around two-fifths of the annual growth in passenger traffic seen in May. However, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was up from the 8.7% annual growth recorded in April 2017 and is more than three times higher than the five year average growth rate of 3.8%.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 5.2% year-on-year in May 2017.
The continued growth of air freight demand is consistent with an improvement in world trade. This, in turn, corresponds with new global export orders remaining close to a six-year high in May. There are, however, some signs that the cyclical growth period may have peaked. The global inventory-to-sales ratio, for ......read more
British Airways today announced its plans to give customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through a partnership with the luxury lifestyle brand, The White Company.
The iconic British retailer will supply bedding and amenity kits in Club World as part of the airline’s £400m customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.
Later this year, customers travelling in Club World between Heathrow and New York JFK will be given a new elegant day cushion which will double up as a fantastic lumbar support when working or relaxing on board.
Exclusively for British Airways, The White Company have also designed a bespoke, luxuriously soft large pillow and white cotton pillowcase to enhance customers’ comfort and to help them sleep well in the ......read more
Trabzon joins Istanbul as Air Arabia’s latest Turkish destination
Five weekly flights connecting Sharjah and Trabzon
Sharjah, UAE; 5 July 2017: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) launched its inaugural flight to Trabzon as its latest Turkish destination.
The new seasonal and direct service provides passengers the chance to discover Turkey’s historic port city, in addition to its already existing services to Istanbul.
The flight operates five times weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the flight departs Sharjah International Airport at 21:45, and arrives at Trabzon International Airport at 00:20 local time the next day. The return service will depart ......read more
Wednesday, July 5, 2017: Dubai-based flydubai is excited to announce today the roll out of a new uniform as it enters its ninth year of operation. The new design will be worn by more than 2,500 uniformed staff across the flydubai network; including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Training, Engineering and Maintenance staff as well as members of staff at the airport and flydubai Travel Shops.
This is the carrier’s first uniform redesign since its first flight took to the sky on 01 June 2009. The roll out of this new look is scheduled to coincide with the introduction of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8, which will join the flydubai fleet later this year. For an exclusive look at the new uniform before it’s rolled out, check out the video below.
Commenting on the launch of the new uniform, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief ......read more
Rising GCC tourist numbers to Hamburg reaffirm city’s popularity
Dubai, 4 July 2017 – Recent tourist numbers and overnight hotel stay figures in the port city of Hamburg have reaffirmed the city’s popularity among travellers from the GCC region, according to the Hamburg Tourism Board. The latest source market report has also revealed that Arab Gulf states are one of the most dynamic markets for Hamburg.
The inflow of GCC tourists into Hamburg is expected to rise further as new attractions and landmarks have been added to the city, including Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, a modern music concert hall located within the HafenCity Hamburg quarter.
The new and iconic landmark is considered a unique architectural masterpiece comprising three concert halls, a hotel, residential apartments and the publicly ......read more
2017 Passenger IT Trends Survey shows tech is making a difference at every step of the journey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 July, 2017– Passenger satisfaction is higher during the airline journey when self-service technologies are used, particularly at bag tag and collection, and passport checkpoints. This is according to the 2017 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, a global survey released today by IT provider SITA and co-sponsored by Air Transport World. The survey shows that passengers rate their journey very highly with an overall satisfaction rate of 8.2 of out 10 but this is boosted even further when technologies such as mobile services and biometrics are used.
Ilya Gutlin, President, Air Travel Solutions, SITA, said: “Passengers are increasingly comfortable with the use of technology in their everyday ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., 3 July 2017: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced today that Mr. Osama Fattaleh, Chief Executive Officer of Joramco has submitted his resignation to pursue his interests outside the industry. His permanent replacement will be announced in due course. Mr. Amjad Korshlow, Chief Financial Officer of Joramco will serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer till a permanent replacement is named.
Joramco Chairman and DAE Managing Director Khalifa H. AlDaboos said: “Mr Fattaleh played a key role in stabilizing Joramco’s performance during his tenure at the company. We wish him well in his future endeavors. In the meantime, Joramco is well served by a deep management team that is fully committed to providing world-class products and services to our clients. We look forward to the next chapter of ......read more
2 July 2017
Guests will experience industry-leading, next-generation cabins
27 per cent increase in Business Class capacity on Beijing-Abu Dhabi route
Seamless one-stop connections over Abu Dhabi hub to over 40 business and leisure destinations across the Gulf region, Europe, Africa and North America.
An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Beijing today after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flight EY888 departed Abu Dhabi at 09:30pm local time yesterday and arrived in Beijing at 08:50am today.
To celebrate the milestone event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Abu Dhabi, attended by senior executives from Etihad Airways, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UAE, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2017: With the end of the school year upon us, many families will be planning to leave Dubai’s hot summer until the cooler start of the school year in September.
Dr Sara Elliott, at British Veterinary Hospital in Dubai, explains the restrictions pet owners will face with the increase in travel plans for pets. She said: “With the inevitable mass exodus over the summer we always have a huge increase of enquiries about pet travel arrangements. While it’s wonderful for your pets to be able to enjoy the great outdoors with mum, dad and the kids, there are some key elements pet owners need to be aware of from both a health and safety perspective for their pet as well as a legal one.
Ideally pet owners will have planned in advance and pets will have been sent ahead in April or May, especially ......read more
22 June 2017
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, have announced a new codeshare partnership, which comes into effect on 22 June 2017. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.
Under the agreement, China Southern Airlines will put its 'CZ' code on Etihad Airways’ daily services between Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)/Chengdu (CTU) and Abu Dhabi.
The codeshare partnership will give China Southern guests the opportunity to book codeshare flights to and from Abu Dhabi, and connect onto Etihad’s network of over 100 destinations worldwide.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ Executive Vice President Commercial, said: “The codeshare ......read more
22 June 2017
New ‘Neighbour-Free Seat’ paid option in Economy Class
Premium Lounge access now a paid option for Economy Class
Business Class paid upgrade for First Class Lounge and Spa access
Chauffeur services for Business and First Class to become a paid option at all international destinations
Economy Class guests now able to pay for Etihad Chauffeur services
Continued complimentary chauffeur services in Abu Dhabi for all eligible Business and First Class guests
Etihad Airways is introducing a series of changes designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer feedback.
The airline is to amend its chauffeur policy following a review of usage by premium guests across all major markets. The complimentary chauffeur service will be retained at Etihad Airways’ Abu ......read more
Personal Arabic shopping assistant in the summer months
From July 24 up to and including September 10, 2017, Munich Airport will offer Arabic-speaking personal shopping assistants on request in Terminal 2. They will be available to bridge any cultural or language gaps between passengers and the personnel serving them in airport shops.
The native Arabic speakers can also guide travelers through the Terminal 2 shopping world and provide detailed information on offers and products. The service will be free of charge for passengers, and is intended to provide them with a pleasant shopping experience. The shopping assistants can also help in case of questions on sales tax refunds or customs formalities. They will be easy to spot by their uniform with the embroidered text "Arabic Shopping Assistant".
All shops in Terminal 2 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2016: Dubai Customs managed to make the passengers of Dubai airports happier through the continual development of customs services. 94% of the participants in the latest (Think-Innovate-Win) campaign, launched by the Passenger Operation Department at Dubai Customs as part of the UAE innovation Week 2016, expressed their happiness over the quality of services ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10th, 2016:
The Saudi Operator displayed at the exhibition an outstanding luxury inside the A340-200
First Private jet operator to use high connectivity solutions from Honeywell and Amac Aerospace.
In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and with the participation of Sky Prime Aviation Services as one of the major ......read more
Major property wins include ‘World’s Leading Luxury Resort 2016’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Resort 2016’
Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2016: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts walked away with five remarkable wins, including the much coveted World’s Leading Hotel Brand 2016 for the tenth time, at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala ......read more
Fastest Growth in 18 months
8 December 2016 (Geneva): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in October 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 8.2% year-on-year in October. This was the fastest pace of growth seen in 18 months. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne ......read more
Saudi Arabian VVIP largest private aviation operator in the Middle East selects Honeywell’s and Amac Aerospace for fleet Cabin Connectivity services
Largest private aviation operator in the Middle East selects Honeywell’s JetWave hardware and Go Direct Cabin Connectivity services for its New A319 and A330
Sky Prime selects AMAC Aerospace to install KA, KU Satellite ......read more
Anticipating rise in tourists’ inflow to the region and supporting the needs of the ongoing and upcoming projects:
Dubai, UAE, 7 December 2016: For its 9th edition, the Hotelier Summit – UAE & KSA kicked off today (Tuesday, 6th December, 2016) at Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai. Reuniting 235 key decision makers and experts from the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with ......read more
Widens support services choice for ACJ operators
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2016: Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dubai are to join the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators. Its Basle facilities became part of the ACJ Service Centre Network earlier this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016: The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) Board has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG, with a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key European tourist markets. The transaction is subject to approvals by aviation regulatory bodies ......read more
New findings highlight impact of working during family breaks and why travellers should be doing more of what they love
46% of Middle East respondents have cancelled or postponed a break for work
20% of Middle East respondents can’t remember a holiday that was uninterrupted by work
Less than 6% of Middle East respondents have taken a holiday uninterrupted by work
Dubai, ......read more
16% increase over the last year
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2016: Dubai will receive 157 cruise ships during the current cruise tourism season 2016-2017, which started in last October and will continue until next April. This means a 16% increase compared to last season which received 134 cruise ships.
It is expected that Rashid Port will receive 650,000 cruise tourists which means ......read more
Airline also picks up coveted accolade for 2016 World’s Leading Airline – First Class at the World Travel Awards
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2016: Etihad Airways has once again collected the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. This marks the eighth consecutive year that the airline has ......read more
The European Aviation Network (EAN) has taken to the skies. Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, together with their technology partners Nokia and Thales have successfully conducted a programme of test flights in the UK.
This is a major milestone in the development of EAN, the world’s first integrated satellite and air-to-ground network dedicated to providing a true in-flight broadband ......read more
The Facebook BOT will act as a personal online butler, offering customers insider tips and more as part of the airline’s global winter campaign
Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2016: British Airways has launched its new British Airways BOTler, a personal Facebook Messenger BOT that serves customers with a ‘best of the best’ guide to travelling to London this ......read more
BE OUR GUEST THIS FESTIVE SEASON
Fall in love with the magic of the festive season at Armani Hotel Dubai and end the year with a stylish celebration at the heart of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
The city’s cultural diversity is showcased at our five award-winning restaurants with a bespoke collection of seasonal dining experiences from Italy and Japan to India, the Mediterranean and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016: Finnair is preparing for possible individual flight cancellations due to working restrictions set by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. In unforeseen cases, Finnair might not have enough pilots to operate certain flights due to the restrictions placed by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. These restrictions include a ban on pilots working additional ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2016: As the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate its 45th National Day, JA Ocean View Hotel at ‘The Walk’ JBR Dubai pays tribute with the return of its popular Emirati Village. From 23rd November to 3rd December guests and visitors will be able to partake in a host of fun-filled activities showcasing the pride of Emirati Culture.
About the JA ......read more
HIGH PROFILE INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER AT EMEA SATELLITE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION DINNER IN THE UAE
Abu Dhabi, 24 November 2016: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and EMEA Satellite Operator’s Association (ESOA) hosted a gala dinner on Wednesday, November 23, to discuss opportunities for the satellite industry and identify ways of future collaboration. Prominent industry ......read more
24 November 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: "Space of Innovation" is the title of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre's (MBRSC) event to be held as a part of the UAE Innovation Week 2016. The aim of the event is to highlight the centre’s space programmes and initiatives towards building Emirati capabilities in the space sector in the UAE.
This initiative is ......read more
RAKDCA holds brainstorming session on innovation
Our innovation culture is inspired by our leaders: Engr. Shaikh Salem
Brainstorming session suggests awareness campaign about creating a safety culture
Ras Al Khaimah, November 24, 2016: The Department of Civil Aviation (RAKDCA), Ras Al Khaimah, will take innovation initiatives forward by involving all staff for embracing innovation in ......read more
Customers and staff herald the launch of the airline’s rebranding, which will provide a more seamless travel experience for all
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016: Dragonair is today officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon, bringing the award-winning airline closer to Cathay Pacific in a launch that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience across the airlines’ ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 22 November 2016: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is highlighting its new initiatives aimed at further enhancing the overall visitor experience and boosting green tourism practices, as part of the activities that are being held during UAE Innovation Week from 20 – 26 November.
Dubai Tourism has set up an exhibition stand at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Ali Albakri will join IATA as Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME). Albrakri’s appointment is effective 1 January 2017 and will be based in the IATA regional office in Amman, Jordan.
“Muhammad Ali Albakri is stepping into a critical role at IATA. ......read more
22 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: As the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix approaches, Abu Dhabi Airports is readying itself for one of the busiest periods of its year.
Extra passenger and aircraft traffic are expected at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) between 23rd-28th November, and preparations are being made to ensure all visitors experience a ......read more
October Traffic Summary:
Year to date
This ......read more
JA Resorts & Hotels celebrates the run-up to the UAE’s 45h National Day with the creation of an Emirati Village at JA Ocean View Hotel, “The Walk” JBR, Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th November 2016: As the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate its 45th National Day, JA Ocean View Hotel at ‘The Walk’ JBR Dubai announces it will be paying ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 November 2016: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), showcased the emirate’s finest family attractions, experiences and hotels last week at World Travel Market (WTM). During the exhibition, from 7 – 10 November 2016, at London’s Excel Centre the Dubai Tourism delegation, along with over 50 industry partners, used it ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016: Dubai remains firmly committed to the development of the Al Maktoum International Airport and to the growth of the global aviation sector, said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee, and Chief Executive and Chairman of Emirates Airline and Group.
He was responding to Dubai sponsoring the $3 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016: Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has announced three new freighter services from Europe.
Last month Etihad Cargo started operating Boeing 777 freighters from East Midlands and Stansted airports in the UK and from Copenhagen in Denmark.
David Kerr, Senior Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We have responded to ......read more
ATM to host first global halal summit - experts from the Muslim travel world to highlight growth opportunities and positive economic impact
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-27 April 2017, has announced that it will host the ......read more
InterContinental Dubai Festival City launches new 5, 000 sq. metre arena adding further to the portfolio.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2016: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Al-Futtaim, one of the region’s most progressive business houses headquartered in Dubai, have signed an agreement for the ......read more
MBRSC is ready to provide support and guidance to government and private entities involved in the real estate sector to invest in these houses
Sustainable Autonomous House is certified by the Passive House Institute in Germany as the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate
Yousuf Al Shaibani, MBRSC Director General:
"MBRSC has introduced an integrated model of an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016: Etihad Airways, the global airline partner of 15 Taste Festivals across the world, has brought 10 world-class chefs to ‘Taste of Abu Dhabi’ to compete in the final ‘Taste the World’ competition, taking place, this weekend between 10 to 12 November 2016.
The 10 renowned chefs taking part in the event will compete to reveal who ......read more
Ten Emirati entities recognized for their innovation
Dubai, 09 November 2016, UAE: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group and Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group, the 5th Cycle of UAE Ideas Conference was held on 7th November ......read more
‘Change is in the air’ at Royal Jet, with its revamped leadership team ushering in a new era for the award winning luxury flight services company
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 November 2016: Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-headquartered, award-winning international luxury flight service provider, has taken delivery of a striking new 34 seat Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) in the latest phase of its ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016: CAPA - Centre for Aviation has announced an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to be the event partner for next year’s Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF), taking place in Dubai during 16-17 May 2017. The event will occur on the sidelines of the 17th Dubai Airport Show. It will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more
November 7, 2016- The Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, recently concluded its strategic series of marketing tours in key countries across the continents to promote the rich culture and most popular tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia. The marketing tour had designated stop overs in Istanbul, Turkey, Cairo, Egypt. Casablanca, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2016: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) grew 7% compared to the same month in 2015. This was the strongest year-over-year increase in seven months. Capacity climbed 6.6% and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage points to ......read more
Non-stop twice-weekly flights from Seychelles to Düsseldorf
Non-stop twice-weekly flights from Seychelles to Durban
Paris service frequency increase from three to four flights per week
Additional regional capacity to Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai
Second wide-body Airbus A330 to enter fleet
Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2016: Air Seychelles, the national airline of the ......read more
UK is the Largest European Source Market for Hotel Guests in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 November 2016: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is spearheading a delegation to World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK from 7th to 9th November to promote the emirate as a destination of distinction in conjunction with a new global destination campaign which was ......read more
Dubai Tourism partners with the Bollywood superstar to highlight the best of Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 3 November, 2016: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) today announced an exciting new collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The project, comprising a series of short films, will see the actor unravel the secrets of Dubai, offering his fans ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 02 November, 2016: UNIKAI Foods PJSC, one of the largest dairy food companies in the Arabian Peninsula, has entered into an exclusive three-year partnership with Etihad Airways. Valued at AED14.4 million, the agreement makes UNIKAI the sole supplier of long-life juices across the airline’s premier guest lounges and all flight classes.
Speaking on the synergy, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has launched a destination campaign that reflects the emirate’s leading position as a global destination of distinction by presenting the memorable human experiences on offer in Abu Dhabi. The video attached to the campaign guides viewers through a diverse range of tourism attractions across ......read more
New report from T2RL and Amadeus says flight disruption costs the travel industry some 8% of its global revenues every single year
With the number of annual air passengers set to increase to 7.3bn by 2034, flight disruption is bound to become an increasingly expensive operational problem for airlines, airports and hotels to solve
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 1 November 2016: ......read more
Luxury resort and hotel apartments to add quintessentially British flavour to Dubai – best of British service is the foundation of DUKES’ brand proposition
Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2016: The first international property for the DUKES Collection, whose flagship hotel DUKES London is a popular destination for GCC travellers, will add a quintessentially British flavour to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2016: The Dubai Creek, situated in the centre of Dubai and flowing between Bur Dubai and Deira, is where trade with the outside world began for the emirate more than a century ago. Dubai Creek has always boasted both historical and economic significance. As a commercial hub and a tourist attraction, the creek has remained the very "heart" of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 31 October 2016: British Airways has launched a direct flight between Muscat and London, further adding convenience to customers travelling between the two regions. The UK carrier, which first began flying to Oman in 1972, inaugurated the new service with a water cannon salute as it landed at Muscat International Airport earlier this morning.
Customers, who ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2016: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. today announced it has delivered its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Vietnam Airlines under a sale and leaseback agreement covering three Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The remaining two aircraft are scheduled to deliver in the next three months.
Mr. Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive of DAE said, “We are delighted ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has attended the SPIE Remote Sensing Conference 2016, held this year in Scotland at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, between the 26th and 29th September, presenting three technical studies to the international remote sensing community.
The space centre has now participated in the ......read more
Turkish Airlines continues its network expansion
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 October 2016: Already a globally recognized brand, Turkish Airlines continues to strengthens its presence in Africa and will have a presence of 50 destinations in 31 African countries, making it one of the leading carriers to the continent.
Zanzibar, the most prominent tourism destination of ......read more
Trio of lifestyle brands set to grow development pipeline in key markets
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2016: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, has today outlined plans to strengthen its position as a leading lifestyle hotel operator in its Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) region. Capitalising on the ......read more