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

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

Etihad Airways and Easyjet Enter Into New Partnership

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

Etihad Guest Programme Welcomes Gulf Air as New Airline Partner

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

Student Travelers Welcome Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai

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

Air Freight Demand Down 1.1% in November 2019

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

ETIHAD AIRWAYS STATEMENT ON AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES

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

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

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

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

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

Emirates to provide fast-track Tikram services to its customers

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

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO INCREASE ITS SEASONAL FLIGHTS TO ALEXANDRIA AND SALALAH

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

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

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

ETIHAD AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES NEW SEASONAL FLIGHTS TO MALAGA

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

Etihad Airways And Kuwait Airways Launch New Codeshare Partnership

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Airports of the Future: 10 Predictions for the Next Decade

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

Future Passenger Experience in the spotlight at Airport Show 2020

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

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

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

IATA to Improve Efficiency of Cargo Handling Audits

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

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

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

25by2025 Gains Momentum with 59 Airlines Joining the Campaign

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

New artificial intelligence solutions to improve safety in aviation sector

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

Opportunity for Aviation in Europe's Green Deal

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

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Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Johannesburg, Lagos and Milan…

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British Airways Launches First Direct Flight From Dammam to London…

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Emergency exercise at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Wednesday, 20th March 2019…

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Airports will conduct a full scale emergency exercise at Abu Dhabi International Airport Wednesday 20th March 2019, in accordance with Civil Aviation regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority, and in compliance with standards and recommendations as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization.  The ......read more

The Emirates Group is set to bring new opportunities to Careers UAE 2019…

Launches new “Technologist” programme for national school graduates Dubai, U.A.E., 18th March 2019: The Emirates Group is once again gearing up for Careers UAE 2019, offering diverse career opportunities for UAE nationals at the three-day exhibition. This year, the Group will reveal a new programme, targeting national school graduates who aspire to be part of the exciting world ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports extends City Check-In facilities to Indigo…

IndiGo’s new check-in feature to provide:  This newly introduced “City Terminal” feature aims to ease check-in experience for passengers flying out of Abu Dhabi airport effective March 10, 2019 With this feature, IndiGo passengers will be able to check-in 24 hours prior to the departure from conveniently located “City Terminal”  opposite to Abu ......read more

SriLankan Engineering successfully completes first C-check on A320neo aircraft…

March 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Engineering, the aircraft Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) arm of Sri Lanka’s national carrier, achieved another milestone when it successfully carried out its first C-check on an Airbus A320neo aircraft of the SriLankan Airlines fleet at its main hub at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive Officer ......read more

About TK' operations with B737 MAX type aircrafts…

Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:  Turkish Airlines has ceased operations with the 12 B737 MAX type passenger aircrafts located in its fleet, until further notice.    This decision will apply to all scheduled flights as of 13 March 2019.   ...read more

More than 3000 people visit Emirates A380 at first Saudi International Airshow…

DUBAI, U.A.E., 14 March 2019: The Emirates A380 drew in more than 3000 visitors in two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The Emirates A380 was the largest commercial aircraft on display at the milestone event. The aircraft received a royal visit from HRH Sultan bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Saudi Space Agency. HRH was received by Adel Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, ......read more

Etihad Airways Welcomes Ireland's Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to Its Abu Dhabi ...…

Delegation joined by Irish Special Olympics volunteers  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2019 -   Etihad Airways, official airline partner of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, today welcomed the Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, to its Abu Dhabi Headquarters on the day of the official opening of the World Games in the capital ......read more

Etihad Airways Improves Core Performance in 2018 AsTransformation Continues…

15% improvement in core operating performance, on revenues of US$ 5.86 billion 4% increase in passenger yields, driven by capacity discipline, network and fleet optimisation, and growing market share in premium and point-to-point markets 3% reduction in unit costs, despite 31% higher fuel prices 17.8 million passengers and 682,100 leg tonnes of cargo carried Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more

Lufthansa orders 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft…

Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:   Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s total orders for the A350 XWB to 45 with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world.   “The A350 ......read more

Tukish Airlines is moving to its new home, “The Great Move” begins…

Dubai - UAE, 13th March 2019 The flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines is ready for the great change in Turkish aviation history. The great move to Istanbul Airport will begin on April 5 Friday night at 03:00. As the greatest airport project of the world, the first stage of the move towards Istanbul Airport was back on October 29th, 2018. Unique in the global aviation history, the moving ......read more

British Airways to deliver significant changes to its First Class cabin as part of its £6.5bn ...…

Dubai, UAE 13 March 2019:   British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its First cabin as part of its £6.5bn investment for customers. The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from March 31 will include new bedding, amenities and menus that would not look out of place in a revered five-star British ......read more

Turkish Airlines presents new cabin uniforms at acclaimed fashion show at ITB Berlin…

Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2019:  Turkish Airlines showcased its new uniforms for its cabin crew at a fashion show at the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin on March 6th with the attendance of Turkey’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.   Eleven female and male flight attendants presented the new uniforms to ITB guests at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds on ......read more

Emirates to launch second daily flight to London Stansted…

Airline will operate 11 daily flights to three points in London  New flight timings enable even more convenient connection options  Both Stansted flights will be operated by Emirates’ latest Boeing 777 DUBAI, U.A.E., 12th March 2019:   Emirates today announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) starting 1st July, ......read more

SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tells CNN about the importance of connectivity between China and Africa…

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.    During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Unveils Winners of the 6th Creative Reader ...…

Event held as part of National Month of Reading Abu Dhabi, UAE - 06 March 2019:  In conjunction with the National Month of Reading, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) organised a ceremony at Manarat Al Saadiyat yesterday to honour the winners and participants of the 6th edition of the ‘Creative Reader’ Competition.  The event, ......read more

Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, says ATM report…

 Arrivals to Oman to increase at a CAGR of 5% fuelled by visitors from India who accounted for 21% of total arrivals in 2018  The number of ATM visitors interested in doing business with Oman increased 67% between 2017 and 2018 United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and ......read more

Turkish Airlines redesigns the travel comfort with “Flow Sleeping Set”.…

United Arab Emirates - March 5, 2019:  Bringing various innovations to the sky in order to ensure a perfect travel experience for its guests, Turkish Airlines now offers the new “Flow Sleeping Set” to the passengers with its wondrous design. Starting with Feb 19, the new collection offered in Business Class promises a sleep as comfortable as your home, only above the ......read more

Turkish citizenship demand in Middle East soars after Ankara slashes investment by 75%…

News Highlights: - 75% investment cut, from $1 million to $250,000 in December 2018, has boosted worldwide interest in the programme. - Applicant can take back the investment, along with legal interest, and is allowed to sell the property after three years. - Turkey being a Muslim country makes the preferred choice for Middle East applicants. - Following the announcement, applications ......read more

Turkish Airlines redesigns the travel comfort with “Flow Sleeping Set”…

March 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Bringing various innovations to the sky in order to ensure a perfect travel experience for its guests, Turkish Airlines now offers the new “Flow Sleeping Set” to the passengers with its wondrous design. Starting with Feb 19, the new collection offered in Business Class promises a sleep as comfortable as your home, only above the clouds. Produced with ......read more

GoAir Launches Flights to Abu Dhabi International Airport…

Low-cost Indian carrier launching four new flights, connecting AUH with Kannur International Airport (CNN)   2 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of four new flights between Kannur International Airport (CNN) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), connecting the two cities with flights operating every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and ......read more

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