Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 22, 2019: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its operations between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and Manama, capital of Bahrain.
Since launching services to Bahrain on 22 August 2004, Etihad has carried more than 2.5 million guests between the two capitals. Today, the airline operates 28 flights per week and carries 200,000 guests annually to and from Bahrain, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Etihad’s flights to Manama provide a vital link between Bahrain and major markets in Asia, Indian subcontinent, MENA and the United States, via the airline’s home and hub, Abu Dhabi.
Earlier this year, Etihad Airways and Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, signed a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19, August 2019: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was the most punctual Middle Eastern carrier in the first seven months of 2019.
New figures produced by the aviation data company OAG show that Etihad was the only Middle Eastern carrier whose punctuality averaged more than 80 per cent for flights across this period.
The data also showed that of the airlines monitored by OAG, Etihad was ranked 24th globally for on-time performance in July, the peak summer month for air travel in the Middle East.
John Wright, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Global Airports and Network Operations, said: “Etihad Airways is a high quality airline, and reliability is a key element of the total product we offer. We continually strive to deliver excellence for ......read more
Leading money exchange provider Travelex commenced operations first week of August.
Passengers will gain two points of access on both arrivals and departure terminals.
Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E, 17 August 2019: Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has announced the onboarding of its first foreign exchange partner, Travelex.
Headquartered in London with a presence in over 70 countries, Travelex is a leading provider of foreign exchange, remittance, and payments services, enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers and financial institutions.
Travelex has commenced operations at the airport, offering two points of access to passengers looking to exchange or transfer money at its stores in the Arrival and Departure Terminals.
The deal was formalized ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17, August 2019: Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
The new figures reinforce the continued strength of Dubai’s tourism sector as a key driver of economic diversification and a reliable catalyst for GDP acceleration through 2020. The largest traffic generators as well as newer high-potential segments have set a strong preparatory pace to fuel Dubai’s climb to becoming the most visited global destination.
His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai ......read more
• Bespoke travel packages curated in partnership with ARY, featuring leading Pakistani celebrities Humayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa, Nida Yasir and Faisal Qureshi
• Packages available for purchase from ARY’s ‘Sahulat Bazar’ platform
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17, August 2019: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a partnership with House of ARY, one of the leading South Asian broadcast networks, to further strengthen travel demand to the emirate from Pakistan with the recent launch of the ‘Chalo Dubai’ campaign (translating into “Let’s Go to Dubai”). Reaffirming the Department’s ongoing commitment to extend the growth potential of one of its top ten source markets, the campaign ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15, August 2019: SriLankan Airlines welcomes the launch of the free visa on arrival facility that the Government of Sri Lanka is providing to citizens of 48 countries in Australasia, Europe and North America from 1st August for a period of six months as part of a concerted effort to boost tourism into the Indian Ocean island nation.
Sri Lanka’s National Carrier is in the forefront of global initiatives to strengthen the country’s tourism industry, working with a multitude of partners ranging from Sri Lanka Tourism to hotels, tour operators and travel agents.
Travelers availing themselves of this facility could travel with Sri Lanka’s national carrier on its fleet of modern aircraft with the latest comforts such as flatbeds in Business Class and sophisticated in-flight ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14, August 2019: Abu Dhabi International Airport has completed preparations for the return of the Hajj pilgrims from Mecca and Medina over the upcoming weekend.
Pilgrims returning to Abu Dhabi will be welcomed with dates, Arabic coffee and chocolates distributed by Abu Dhabi Airports’ employees.
Pilgrims are scheduled to begin returning on 15th August from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with flights lasting through to 17th August.
The airport is expected to receive more than 2,750 returning pilgrims, alongside an additional 25,000 international Hajj travelers who will be transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport on their return from Mecca and Medina.
Turkish Airlines cabin crew, whose new uniforms take to the skies, redefines elegance in the sky. The cabin crew will now greet passengers with “welcome onboard” dressed in new uniforms on long haul flights of the national flag carrier.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08, August 2019: The new cabin crew uniforms of Turkish Airlines, flying to the most countries in the world, were designed with the aim of celebrating the airline’s 85th anniversary and will be visible on the entire cabin crew on the long haul flights of the flag carrier as of Tuesday.
The new uniforms in flag-red and anthracite gray colors, which were rigorously tested on long-range flights in different climates, have been tailored to 25,000 employees in order for cabin crews to serve passengers comfortably.
Inspired by many ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08, August 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes.
Signs of a modest recovery in recent months appear to have been premature, with the June contraction broad-based across all regions with the exception of Africa. Capacity growth remains subdued and the cargo load factor continues to fall. Globally, trade growth is languishing, and business uncertainty is compounded by the latest tariff increases in the US-China trade dispute.
“Global trade continues to suffer as trade tensions—particularly between ......read more
Dubai, 7th Aug 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) would like to provide some health advice and tips related to travel destinations. The ministry, accordingly, recommends travelers to visit Travelers Health Clinics ahead of their departure.
Travelers might experience the biological clock disorder during long trips, especially those who travel to distant countries, where the change is to adjust the internal timing of the human body. Its most common symptoms are sleeping disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, lack of concentration, fatigue and general weakness.
MoHAP recommends taking adequate sleep, rest during long trips, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding drinking coffee, tea and other stimulants, as well as eating healthy food.
Motion or Travel Sickness
Travel sickness is caused by disturbance in human ......read more
Two daily services to Jakarta to go all-Dreamliner
Seasonal upgrade to Male, Maldives
Aircraft feature industry-leading, next-generation cabins
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.7th August 2019 – Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Indonesia, and will upgrade its daily morning service to Male, Maldives, to the wide-body aircraft on a seasonal basis.
The airline’s two daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, will be operated on a year-round basis by a two-class Boeing 787-9. Effective 27 October, the overnight service will transition to a Dreamliner operation and the aircraft will be introduced on the daytime service from 14 December 2019.
The airline will also operate the ......read more
Customers are encouraged to arrive 3 hours early to the airport due to busy travel period
Dubai, UAE – 6 August, 2019: Emirates gears up for a busy travel period this weekend for the Eid holiday. The busiest time for departures in Terminal 3 will be on Friday 9th August with close to 100,000 passengers travelling through Terminal 3 at DXB. Customers are reminded to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure to avoid any delays.
Peak travel is expected to start on Thursday 8th August in the evening and continue until Saturday 10th August with over 372,000 Emirates passengers travelling from Dubai. Passengers are encouraged to build in extra travel time to avoid any delays with expected traffic congestion and road works around Terminal 3 during this time.
Passengers can physically ......read more
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) implements range of initiatives to ease pilgrims’ journey
6 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has completed the sufficient preparations, in collaboration with all of its stakeholders, to ensure the smooth and safe departure and return of pilgrims from Mecca and Medina during the Hajj season.
In order to facilitate the increase in traffic and the 15 additional Etihad Airways flights, including six charter flights dedicated to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Zayed Foundation and Abu Dhabi Police. Abu Dhabi Airports has allocated additional staff across Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to ensure pilgrims enjoy a seamless and comfortable travel experience.
Dedicated check-in counters and additional luggage ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06, August 2019: Turkish Airlines (TK) and Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (PG) have announced a new codeshare partnership, which will provide their passengers with convenient travel connections from Turkey to destinations in Thailand and other cities in Southeast Asia, commencing on 1st August, 2019.
Under this agreement, codeshare flights operated by Bangkok Airways currently covers 16 roundtrip routes on both domestic and international; Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Chiang Rai, Bangkok-Lampang, Bangkok-Sukhothai, Bangkok-Trat, Bangkok-Samui, Bangkok-Phuket, Bangkok-Krabi, Samui-Phuket, Bangkok-Danang, Bangkok-Phu Quoc, Bangkok-Yangon, Bangkok-Mandalay, Bangkok-Nay Pyi Taw, Bangkok-Vientiane and Bangkok – Luang Prabang. In addition, there are two more roundtrip routes that ......read more
05, August 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 Ankara Bahrain
Gdansk ......read more
Travellers will experience industry-leading, next-generation cabins
Flying Nannies and Food and Beverage Managers offer innovative hospitality services in-flight
Includes highly acclaimed interiors featuring 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats
August 03, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – A state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Lagos this morning after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways flight EY673 took off from Abu Dhabi at 2.35am and arrived on schedule at 7.10am local time. The return flight EY674 departed Lagos at 8.30am this morning, and is due to touch down back in the capital at 7.10pm this evening, 2 August.
The two-class B787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy cabins ......read more
01, August 2019: Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, has added Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Pointe-Noire to its flight network as its 58th destination in Africa. National flag carrier will operate three weekly flights to Pointe-Noire with a connection in Libreville.
With Pointe Noire, the port city next to Atlantic Ocean, Turkish Airlines expanded its flight network to 125 countries and 313 destinations. Thus, flag carrier further cemented its position as the airline that flies to more destinations in the continent of Africa than any other airline.
During the press conference held for the opening of Pointe-Noire frequency, Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President for Sales (2nd Region), Kerem Sarp said; “With this inaugural Pointe-Noire flight, we ......read more
Commercial aircraft environment robust
Revenues € 30.9 billion
2019 guidance maintained
Dubai UAE, 31 July 2019 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported Half-Year (H1) 2019 consolidated financial results(1) and maintained its guidance for the full-year.
“The half-year financial performance mainly reflects the ramp-up in production of A320 Family aircraft and transition to the more efficient NEO version, as well as further progress on the A350 financial performance,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury. “We continue to see good demand for our competitive product portfolio, including the new A321XLR, as shown by the strong market endorsement at June’s Le Bourget airshow. Our operational focus is mainly on the A320neo Family ramp-up. The second half of the year in ......read more
31 July 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released performance figures for 2018 showing that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient. The IATA World Air Transport Statistics (2019 WATS) confirms that:
4.4 billion passengers flew in 2018
Record efficiency was achieved with 81.9% of available seats being filled
Fuel efficiency improved by more than 12% compared to 2010
22,000 city pairs are now connected by direct flights, up 1,300 over 2017 and double the 10,250 city pairs connected in 1998
The real cost of air transport has more than halved over the last 20 years (to around 78 US cents per revenue tonne-kilometer, or RTK).
‘’Airlines are connecting more people and places than ever before. The freedom to fly is more accessible ......read more
Only a few days left to sample the city’s seasonal delights with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi promotion
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 July 2019: Visitors and residents of Abu Dhabi still can make the most of incredible summer offers and promotions as the Summer #inAbuDhabi initiative, run by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), enters its final days.
The UAE capital is the perfect summer destination, especially with Summer #inAbuDhabi opening the city’s doors to a variety of amazing activities for families, friends, residents, and visitors. As the ultimate extravaganza for epic deals on hotels, attractions, entertainment, food & beverage, and retail, the Summer #inAbuDhabi offerings are unmissable.
“Abu Dhabi is a vibrant city that has ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 30 July 2019 – When the new departures terminal opens at Buenos Aires’ main airport in October, passengers will be able to check in and drop off their baggage in record time, without having to queue for an agent.
This is thanks to technology from SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, which will ensure the easiest possible passenger journey at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). EZE is managed and operated by AA2000, which runs a total of 35 airport terminals across Argentina.
SITA’s self-service kiosks and bag-drop solutions will enable the airport to efficiently manage more passengers as it aims to increase capacity by more than 50% by 2021. These new services are part of the masterplan to transform Argentina’s main airport, which also includes a ......read more
July 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates— Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer.
The airline will introduce a next-generation, two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on one of its four daily London services. The aircraft is configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. This complements the three other services which are operated by Etihad’s 486-seat Airbus A380s, which feature The Residence, a luxurious three-room cabin, nine private First Apartments, 70 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) revealed the winning logo from the design competition held for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2020. IAC, which will be hosted in Dubai for the first time in the Arab world, is a global event that brings together leading space specialists and decision-makers from around the world. The event will be held in October 2020, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
More than 500 designers from Egypt, Jordan, USA, Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Greece, France, Sweden, China, Mexico and Hungary, as well as from other countries, participated in the design competition. Fifteen designs were shortlisted, out of which the winning logo was selected, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25, July 2019: It is double bonanza for families planning a thrilling summer escape during this Eid. Dreamland Aqua Park lines up affordable ways to enjoy the Eid holidays. The Eid offers pack great value and offer unforgettable experiences for everyone in the family.
Families looking forward to an exciting day out can partake in the 'Eid Fiesta'. Slated to be one of the biggest celebrations, visitors can avail special admission rates starting from 85 AED per person with optional food packages to choose from. While the regular General Admission Rate is AED 160 for entrance alone, the extra-value Eid Fiesta offer is for online bookings only and is valid from 9th until 13th August 2019.
For families who would like to stay overnight, there is a ......read more
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 between 28 July and 25 August to transport pilgrims to Medina.
Additionally, Etihad will operate six charter flights dedicated to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Zayed Foundation and Abu Dhabi police. The outbound flights will operate from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah and Medina between 1 and 5 August, with return flights scheduled for 16 and 17 August.
Houssam Weiss, Head of UAE Sales at Etihad Airways: ......read more
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
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
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
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
Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2018, reached 81.4% Load Factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018: The Winter holidays are set to start soon with schools in the UAE breaking for holidays in the coming week, leading to a particularly busy time at Abu Dhabi Airport.
To ensure guests enjoy a convenient travel experience during this busy period, Etihad Airways has a number of travel tips and reminders to save time:
Early ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the $32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018 (revised down from $33.8 billion forecast in June). Highlights of expected 2019 performance include:
The return on invested capital is expected to be 8.6% ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight. Turbulence Aware augments an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing (in real time) turbulence data generated by participating ......read more
Enhanced industry nationalisation initiatives encouraging Emiratis to pursue careers in travel and tourism sector
Dubai, UAE; 13 December 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced plans to further drive industry Emiratisation efforts to create a strong pool of local talent that will play a key role in helping Dubai achieve ......read more
A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates
Emirates’ modern and efficient fleet strategy to continue with future deliveries of Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 aircraft
Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2018 - Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018: Dubai-based flydubai launches new fare types offering passengers more choice when travelling in Economy. The new fare types are applicable for all bookings made from 02 December onwards and allows passengers to choose between Lite, Value and Flex bundles designed to cater to their different travel needs and budget.
Passengers travelling in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018: Dubai South unveiled today the Aviation One office complex, the Dubai South flagship commercial property on the sideline of MEBAA 2018.
“The Aviation one is a premium and one-stop shop business facility. A unique commercial complex in new Aviation District at Dubai South, Aviation One is located next to the VIP Terminal the heart of the ......read more
3 weekly flights to connect Abu Dhabi with the new destination in India
11th December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed yesterday Air India Express inaugural flight from Kannur, India, commencing 3 weekly flights that connect the UAE Capital’s airport with Kannur International Airport (CNN).
The inaugural Air India ......read more
New independent report assesses the digital maturity of Dubai’s hotel sector highlighting best practice digital technology
80% of hotel searches and 60% of travel searches in the Middle East and North Africa made using mobile phones, emphasising importance of digital, social and mobile first strategy
Revenue management training sessions rolled out to stakeholders, stimulating ......read more
Dubai, 6th December 2018 – For the first time, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will take part in MEBAA Dubai, the Middle East's leading business aviation exhibition. Located at Chalet A15, ACH will display a new ACH145 cabin model equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Style interior, part of the range of interior designs by partner brands and designers: ACH ......read more
December 06, 2018: Charm, atmosphere and pure relaxation are guaranteed when visiting Switzerland. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Summer while Island hopping in Ascona-Locarno, create your very own watch in Geneva or challenge your taste buds by tasting over 30 different kind of chocolates in Zurich. During the colder months, visit ......read more
Masdar, in collaboration with Pavegen, creates data and energy harvesting walkway at Abu Dhabi’s Gateway
5th December, 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport has officially announced the launch of an interactive walkway which converts the footsteps of travellers into off-grid electricity and data.
Abu Dhabi Airports has commissioned ......read more
Starting 1 December – two of the four daily Emirates flights to Johannesburg are being operated by the iconic A380
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has introduced an additional Airbus A380 service to Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), effective 1 December, replacing the previous Boeing 777 aircraft on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018: More than 200,000 vehicles delivered in October, up 1.7% +++ All three major sales regions contributed to year-to-date growth +++ BMW sales grow in October and year-to-date +++ BMW X3 sales more than double in October +++ Electrified sales up over 40% in year-to-date +++ Munich. The BMW Group has sold more cars in October than ever before in the month, despite ......read more
Prestigious event to take place in November 2019 in the UAE capital
Abu Dhabi Airports host appointment announced during handover ceremony at ACI Airport Exchange 2018 in Oslo, Norway
4th December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports is to host the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange 2019. The announcement was made during an official handover ceremony at ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 1 December 2018: Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia will be performing a flypast tomorrow over the UAE as a centrepiece performance to celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day and the Year of Zayed. All four UAE carriers will be taking their flagship aircraft to the skies from 1pm (local time) and will be flying with the Al Fursan aerobatic display team. We ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2018 – Turkish Airlines, who signed a new agreement today with HAVELSAN, produced the first domestic simulator to be used in pilot training for Boeing 737NG in previous period, continues its support for the further expansion of Turkey’s domestic and national production concept.
Within the scope of this agreement, which signed ......read more
Airport security market to surpass US$16 billion mark
Smart technologies fuelling airport security market
ME airports face a range of threats on a daily basis
Dubai, November 28, 2018: New technology plays a vital role to ensure security at airports at a time when new vulnerabilities are emerging with the merger of cyber and physical threats.
Security and safety technologies play a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 November 2018 – To provide passengers with even more comfortable transfers when they arrive, depart or transit at Dubai international Airport, Emirates has taken the initiative to bring in a fleet of new high tech buses for airside passenger operations.
These new dedicated buses will ferry Emirates’ passengers between the terminals and its aircraft at ......read more
The biggest ever day of #AbuDhabiGP celebrations culminated with glory for the five-time champion Mercedes driver and a performance by US rock legends Guns N’Roses
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 25 November 2018: Lewis Hamilton took his 11th win of the 2018 F1® calendar and sealed his fifth championship winning season in style at the FORMULA 1 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2018: Cathay Pacific Group has released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for October 2018 that show an increase in both the number of passengers and cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2017.
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 2,950,532 passengers last month, an increase of 0.9% compared to October 2017. ......read more
Many people especially professionals are moving to Dubai while many more are considering to do so. It’s clear to see why Dubai is such an appealing place for professionals, it has the best infrastructure, businesses over there offer workers some exceptional remuneration packages and it’s highly conservative meaning those who want to live in a calm, serene and peaceful environment are ......read more
MYSAT-1 launched to International Space Station on-board Cygnus NG-10 resupply mission
The nanosatellite developed by students of Khalifa University Space Systems and Technology Master’s Concentration, established in partnership with Yahsat and Northrop Grumman
Abu Dhabi- UAE: 21 November, 2018 - Yahsat, UAE-based global satellite operator, wholly-owned by Mubadala ......read more
The new facility is located in Terminal 3 and comes as part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ Year of Zayed activities
20 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports inaugurated the multi-faith prayer room in Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The opening this new facility reflects on Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to embed the UAE’s values of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: Dubai based Plan b Group has successfully bid for the ‘Visit St. Petersburg’ account. The acquisition of the destination marketing initiative mandates Plan b Group to promote St Petersburg within the UAE as a choice destination for business and leisure. Additionally, Plan b Group Founder & Chairman, Harmeek Singh has been ......read more
Group: Revenue up 10% to AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion), and profit of AED 1.1 billion (US$ 296 million), down 53%. Results impacted by significant increase in fuel cost, unfavourable currency movements, and one-time transaction in dnata.
Emirates: Revenue up 10% to AED 48.9 billion (US$ 13.3 billion), and profit decline of 86% to AED 226 million (US$ 62 million). 30.1 million ......read more
14 November 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last ......read more
Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Bryan Thompson: Abu Dhabi Airports is a Leading Example in the Airports
13th November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its participation at the Bahrain International Air Show, held November 14 – 16 at the Sakhir Airbase, where it is set to exhibit alongside partners at the UAE national pavilion. Abu Dhabi Airports took ......read more
Plan ahead and enjoy competitive fares for UAE National Day holiday weekend
Dubai, UAE – 12 November, 2018: Emirates is offering special fares in the UAE to over 20 global destinations in its network. Passengers can now take advantage of the upcoming UAE National Day long weekend and plan a short holiday getaway, or visit family and friends back home, within Emirates’ ......read more
JV between OMRAN and DAMAC International paves way for region’s largest waterfront transformation
Dubai, UAE – 08 November 2018: Groundwork is now underway at Mina Al Sultan Qaboos (MASQ), annouced DAMAC International today, the strategic partner to the joint venture with Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the government’s tourism development arm. The ......read more
“A Global Award for a Global Industry”
Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2018: In just a few decades, the aviation sector has had a transformative effect on the UAE economy and we believe that it is time to celebrate the achievements of the aviation industry globally and to acknowledge and promote the far-reaching impacts that aviation has on global trade thanks to the connectivity ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 7 November 2018 – Justin Rose secured victory at the Turkish Airlines Open 2018, beating Haotong Li in a play-off at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya.
A par on the first-play-off hole in Turkish Airlines Open history was enough for a win that saw Rose crowned the best golfer in the world and it was also the first time in ......read more
6 November 2018 (Dubai, UAE) -The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to maximize the economic and social benefits of aviation.
“Aviation currently supports 2.4 million jobs and $130 billion in economic activity across the MENA region. That represents 3.3% of all employment and 4.4% of all GDP in the region. ......read more
New video launch features Chinese model Xiaowen Ju as part of Etihad Airways’ ‘Runway to Runway’ campaign
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Etihad Airways today launched a brand new video in its Model Diary series at the China International Import Expo, profiling iconic Chinese fashion model Xiaowen Ju during her recent trip to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab ......read more
06 November 2018 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0% in September 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was relatively unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of ......read more
Etihad Aviation Training to offer core flying skills training to Alpha Aviation Academy’s student pilots at state-of-the-art facility in Al Ain
The partnership enhances the UAE’s position as a growing global hub of aviation training
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) and Alpha Aviation Academy, the largest Multi Pilot training programme in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 5 November 2018 – Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airport, thanks to its strategic ......read more
Use of biometric technology across multiple points from check-in to boarding is first in the world in terms of its integration across airport stakeholders
Advanced stage of implementation with testing programme already “live”, and pilot trials involving passengers to follow
In phased development since 2015, the multi-million dollar programme is part of Emirates’ continued ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 28th October 2018 - One of the most prominent airline loyalty programs today with 10 million members, Turkish Airlines frequent-flyer program, Miles&Smiles offers its members mileage accrual and redemption opportunities on flights with Turkish Airlines and partner airline flights. In addition to its existing partnerships with 27 Star Alliance member ......read more
25 October 2018 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent action by the UK and the European Union to put in place contingency planning for the continuation of air services in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, and to move much faster to bring certainty to three critical air transport issues:
The uninterrupted continuation of air ......read more
Eastward Shift in 20 year forecast
Protectionism could reduce aviation’s benefits
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.
The latest update to IATA’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast, shows that an increasing ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2018: Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 on its daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur, effective 20 December this year, and to Brussels, effective 3 January 2019.
The new two-class 787 Dreamliner service features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 25th October 2018: Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise.
“On this day in 1985, Emirates flew its first customers from Dubai to Karachi. While the airline has grown exponentially since, our promise to customers ......read more
Increase in Russian tourists to GCC to create an extra 2.9 million room nights over coming five years
Relaxed visa regulations and additional airline routes continue to drive growth
Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018: The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 125% from 933,000 in 2018 to 2.1 million in 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian ......read more
Codeshare to cover 41 destinations on the two carriers’ networks
Etihad Airways Engineering to provide select maintenance services for SAUDIA fleet at Abu Dhabi hub
Discussions taking place to explore commercial cargo joint opportunities
Plans to offer reciprocal ‘earn and burn’ on frequent flyer programmes
October 22, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national ......read more