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Passenger Demand Plunges on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 04, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for February 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell 14.1% compared to February 2019. This was the steepest decline in traffic since 9.11 and reflected collapsing domestic travel in China and sharply falling international demand to/from and within the Asia-Pacific region, owing to the spreading COVID-19 virus and government-imposed travel restrictions. February capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) fell 8.7% as airlines scrambled to trim capacity in line with plunging traffic, and load factor fell 4.8 percentage points to 75.9%.  “Airlines were hit by a sledgehammer called COVID-19 in February. Borders were closed in an effort to ......read more

MBRSC Releases GIF Image Showing Decline of NO2 in the GCC

Dubai, UAE, 01 April 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released a GIF image of the decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration in the GCC countries, between 26 November 2019 until 27 March 2020. The Remote Sensing Department at MBRSC published the results using data acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P mission. The drop in NO2 concentrations beginning late-February coincides with the regionwide precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus 'COVID-19'. Nitrogen dioxide is mainly produced from engines, power generation and other industrial processes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In view of the lockdown announced in various countries, fewer vehicles are on the road, fewer planes are taking flight and industries have also been affected ......read more

UAE Astronaut Programme Invites Proposals for Research Projects on the International Space Station

Opportunity for UAE scientific community to propose projects in  Human Health or Earth & Space Science fields   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), today announced that it is inviting applications from the UAE’s research entities to propose scientific or technology-driven projects in the fields of Human Health or Earth & Space Science to be conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station. The objective of the initiative is to provide research entities in the UAE the opportunity to further humanity’s knowledge and support future space missions by conducting research that tackles challenges faced in the region that would eventually prepare for human exploration of the solar system beyond Low Earth Orbit ......read more

MBRSC Extends Deadline for UAE Astronaut Programme Registrations

Aspiring candidates can submit their applications until 1st May 2020 Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that it is extending the registration deadline for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme to 1st May 2020. The second batch of the programme is aimed at finding the next two Emirati astronauts who will join the UAE's astronaut corps and further the country's ambition for crewed space exploration. So far, the second batch of the programme has received a large number of applications, and by extending the deadline, MBRSC is expecting many more Emiratis from different walks of life to apply.  To qualify for the UAE Astronaut Programme, applicants should be UAE nationals above 18 years of age with a bachelor's degree. Professionals from all ......read more

Etihad Cargo Deploys Cargo-Only Boeing 787s to Complement Freighter Fleet and Ensure Continuity of UAE and Global Key Trade Lanes

Carrier will tweak its freighter network to adjust to passenger suspension; launches passenger freighter network in line with the current environment to ensure continuity Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - March 26, 2020:   Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play a vital role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring the UAE’s import and export needs are adequately covered in line with current demand. To complement its fleet of Boeing 777 Freighters, Etihad Cargo is introducing a fleet of Boeing 787-10 aircraft as passenger freighters to operate 34 weekly flights, serving 10 ......read more

Etihad Airways to Temporarily Suspend All Services to and From the UAE Following Government Directive

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 March 2020 - Etihad Airways (Etihad) will temporarily suspend all flights to, from, and via Abu Dhabi following a decision by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), to suspend all inbound, outbound, and transit passenger flights in the UAE. This decision has been made to limit the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and to protect citizens, residents, and international travellers. The suspension of flights to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport will commence at 23:59 (UAE local time) on Wednesday 25 March, and will last for an initial 14 days, subject to further directives by the relevant authorities. Cargo and emergency evacuation flights are exempt and will continue. Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, ......read more

Etihad Airways Flights to Beijing to Operate With Temporary Stop in Xi'an

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2020 - Due to the global spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the health and aviation authorities of the People’s Republic of China have issued a directive to all international airlines flying to Beijing, instructing them to land in another designated airport in China before continuing to the capital. Effective from Sunday 22 March, Etihad Airways services to Beijing will stop in the city of Xi’an, where passengers will disembark for health screening, customs clearance, and to claim their baggage. This procedure is likely to be lengthy.  Once cleared by the local authorities for entry into China, passengers will re-board and baggage will be reloaded for the short flight to Beijing.  This directive does not affect the return schedule from Beijing to Abu ......read more

MBRSC Commemorates Isra Wal Mi'raj with A Satellite Picture of Al Aqsa Mosque

Dubai, UAE, 22 March 2020:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center commemorates Isra Wal Mi’raj, one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar, by sharing this image of Al Aqsa Mosque taken from space by KhalifaSat. KhalifaSat is one of the world’s most technologically advanced remote sensing observation satellites – and the first 100% designed and manufactured in the United Arab Emirates. It was launched into low Earth orbit in October 2018, beginning a 5-year mission to capture and transmit high-quality detailed images of Earth the MBRSC in Dubai. These assist global governments and private organisations to monitor environmental changes, ensure effective urban management, and aid in disaster relief efforts, amongst other critical services. With five patents to its name, KhalifaSat confirms the ......read more

Terminal Moves at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 March 2020: Abu Dhabi Airports announces the temporary move of several flights from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). On 18 March 2020, Abu Dhabi Airports consolidated operations into two terminals. Select flights operating to and from Terminal 1 are now operating out of Terminal 3.  The temporary terminal move reflects Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to delivering efficient operations and a seamless passenger experience. The airports company is currently working in close partnership with the respective airlines to ensure a smooth transition from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. The recent terminal operational updates do not reflect the current situation regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is fully in line with Abu Dhabi Airports’ dedication to ......read more

Etihad Airways Eases Travel Plans by Introducing Etihad Credit

19 March 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – In response to the current situation, Etihad Airways is introducing Etihad Credit to give guests the freedom to delay their travel plans by permitting a free cancellation and is offering the original value of their booking to be used as credit towards their next trip.   As the situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, these new measures will provide maximum flexibility and ensures guests that need to travel, do so safely and conveniently. Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “In these unprecedented times, we understand that some of our guests are either unable to, or choose not to travel and it is our responsibility to help them as much as possible.    “Now, more than ever, there is ......read more

Urgent Emergency Support Requested for Airlines

19 March 2020 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East, as part of a worldwide campaign, to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the evaporation of air travel demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.    “Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the top priority of governments. But they must be aware that the public health emergency has now become a catastrophe for economies and for aviation. The scale of the current industry crisis is much worse and far more widespread than 9.11, SARS or the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Airlines are fighting for survival. Many routes have been suspended in Africa and Middle East and airlines have seen demand fall by as much as 60% on remaining ones. Millions of jobs ......read more

Dubai Miracle Garden & Dubai Butterfly Garden Announces Temporary Closure

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 16, 2020:   The organisation behind Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden has announced a temporary closure of the attractions, with immediate effect, until the end of March 2020.  This is in light of the COVID-19 virus that is affecting the nation and has been implemented as a measure to protect visitors and workers.   Engineer Abdel Naser Rahhal, Vice Chairman of Cityland Group, the developer of Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden, commented,:  ”Within the framework of the precautionary and preventive measures against the new Corona virus emerging in the Emirate of Dubai, and in our attention to the health and safety of visitors and employees, Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden announce their temporary closure until the end of ......read more

Etihad Airways Implements Temporary Changes to Its Route Network

15 March 2020: Due to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and its continuing impact on air travel services globally, Etihad Airways continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and has implemented a series of consolidated network changes. This is also being carried out for the safety and convenience of its customers and staff, and to minimise operational disruption during this period. The following services from Abu Dhabi have been temporarily adjusted: Milan (MXP) All flights suspended until 30 April. Rome (FCO) EY85/86 suspended until 30 April. EY83/84 suspended until 30 June. Beirut (BEY) All flights suspended from 16 March until 31 March. Istanbul (IST) All flights suspended from 16 March until 31 March. Casablanca (CMN) and Rabat (RBA) All flights suspended ......read more

IATA Reacts to Latest US Travel Restrictions

13 March 2020 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. At this time of extreme pressure on the industry, IATA urged governments to:   • Prepare for the broad economic consequences of these actions,  • Respond quickly to the financial frailty of airlines, and • Follow WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations.   These calls come in response to the US government’s banning of non-US citizens, and individuals who are not legal permanent residents of the US, who have been in the Schengen Area in the past 14 days from entry into the United States.   “These are extraordinary times and governments are taking unprecedented measures. ......read more

Etihad Airways Collaborates With the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways has launched a collaborative project with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in a bid to combat illegal wildlife trafficking. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, recently hosted the Combating Wildlife Trafficking workshop at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, attended by 37 representatives of national entities and other key stakeholders involved in the fight against wildlife trafficking. Speakers from The Royal Foundation and United for Wildlife discussed the current situation in enforcement in wildlife trafficking and provided an insight into the international methods used to counter smuggling. The workshop aimed to improve knowledge of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which the UAE ......read more

Etihad Airways Announces Move to Beijing's Spectacular Daxing International Airport

• World’s largest single-structure airport terminal and integrated transportation hub • Daily service between the UAE and Chinese capitals provides convenient connectivity to popular business and leisure destinations via Abu Dhabi  • Daily Beijing-Nagoya service enables short getaways to Japan • Greater air-rail connectivity opportunities across China  • Etihad is dedicated to strengthening social and economic ties between the UAE and China   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Effective 1 June 2020: Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will transfer all its flights to and from Abu Dhabi and Beijing, and its flights to and from Beijing to Nagoya, Japan, to the new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport ......read more

Cathay Pacific 2019 Annual Results

Chairman’s Statement Overview 2019 was a turbulent year for the Cathay Pacific Group. With our three-year transformation programme starting to bear fruit we delivered a positive performance in the first half of 2019 notwithstanding a difficult environment brought about by geopolitical and trade tensions. However, with social unrest in Hong Kong intensifying over the second half of the year and mounting US-China trade tensions, we experienced a sharp drop in both inbound and outbound passenger traffic. We were faced with an incredibly challenging environment to operate as the Hong Kong economy slipped into recession. As a result, our second-half results – traditionally stronger compared to first-half results – fell well below what we would have hoped for. The Cathay Pacific Group reported an attributable profit ......read more

How Will 5g Transform Air Travel?

March 10, 2020: SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, has made six predictions about how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports, airlines, and passengers. With download speeds of up to 400MB per second, 5G will be a game-changer.   The potential for innovation is huge and airports, airlines, and passengers will feel the force of 5G in very different ways. SITA’s predictions are based on unique IT insights and emerging air transport industry technology trends. They follow hot on the heels of 5G trials like the recent ones carried out by both London Gatwick Airport and Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport services which signpost our entry into a new era of ultra-connected air travel.      Gilles Bloch-Morhange, VP SITA Platform, said: ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Flexible Booking Conditions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is giving travellers peace of mind when making their next booking by allowing one complimentary date or destination change for all flights booked between 8 March and 7 April 2020.   Valid for travel from 22 March 2020, the offer is applicable to all fares including Etihad Guest redemptions and Etihad Holiday bookings. Any fare difference arising from the rebooking/rerouting will be applied.

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Etihad Airways Statement on Suspension of Flights to Saudi Arabia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended temporarily all flights between Abu Dhabi and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in response to a directive from the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabia, to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The airline operates up to 12 flights per day between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. It has cancelled a total of seven flights today between Abu Dhabi and the Saudi cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Medina, and is now advising passengers who were booked to travel today.  Another four flights which were en-route to Saudi Arabia at the time of the directive were permitted to land. When flights arrived in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, nationals of Saudi Arabi were permitted to disembark but all other passengers remained on the aircraft, which ......read more

Etihad Airways to Launch New Service to Vienna

• Daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights between Abu Dhabi and Austria’s capital city   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will launch new daily scheduled year-round flights to Austria’s capital Vienna using a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The service will initially operate with four weekly flights between 22 May and 30 June.    Etihad is introducing the new service to provide greater choice and convenience for point-to-point business and leisure travellers between the UAE and Austria, and to promote direct inbound tourism to Abu Dhabi.    Departures have been conveniently timed to arrive early morning in Vienna, and to connect seamlessly in both directions via Abu Dhabi to gateways across the Etihad network including the GCC, ......read more

Etihad Airways Signs IATA Pledge for Gender Equality to Mark International Women's Day

 Etihad pledges to increase its female employees by 25 percent by 2025  Arabic ‘Business Class’ renamed to encompass gender-inclusive language    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is marking International Women’s Day by pledging to increase its female workforce by 25 percent over the next five years – the first airline in the country to make this commitment. This follows the International Air Travel Association’s (IATA) voluntary ‘25by2025’ campaign which aims to improve gender balance within the aviation industry.    Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are so proud to already have thousands of strong, ambitious and talented women working with ......read more

IATA Updates COVID-19 Financial Impacts

-Relief Measures Needed- 5 March 2020 (Singapore): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency on the global air transport industry. IATA now sees 2020 global revenue losses for the passenger business of between $63 billion (in a scenario where COVID-19 is contained in current markets with over 100 cases as of 2 March) and $113 billion (in a scenario with a broader spreading of COVID-19). No estimates are yet available for the impact on cargo operations. IATA’s previous analysis (issued on 20 February 2020) put lost revenues at $29.3 billion based on a scenario that would see the impact of COVID-19 largely confined to markets associated with China. Since that time, the virus has spread to over 80 countries and ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Celebrates the 59th Kuwait National Day

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre celebrates the 59th Kuwait National Day with this image of Kuwait Towers taken from space by KhalifaSat. KhalifaSat was fully developed at MBRSC facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched to space in October 2018. It has 5 patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world. KhalifaSat provides images with specifications that meet the highest international standards in space images. These high-resolution detailed images help organisations in government and private sectors get accurate data which allow them to monitor environmental changes, detect the effects of global warming, ensure responsible urban planning and management, and aid relief efforts at times of natural disasters. This will contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals ......read more

Anadolujet Will Fly You to Abroad at Prices Starting at 1 USD

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2020:   Turkish Airlines’ successful brand AnadoluJet will offer the opportunity to fly to abroad at prices starting at 1 USD with its new international flights starting on 29 March 2020 from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Ankara Esenboğa airports.  Adding Germany, Austria, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, France, Georgia, Holland, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Kuwait, Russia and Saudi Arabia to its flight network, carrier will be flying to 21 countries. Passengers who wish to take advantage of the discount that is available for a limited number of seats will be able to fly at prices starting at 1 USD* before taxes between 29 March – 24 October 2020 for tickets purchased from all sales channels until 1 March 2020. While ......read more

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Resolution: Airlines Commit to Improve Travel for Passengers with Disabilities…

June 08, 2019 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution to improve the air travel experience for the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide. The AGM confirms the commitment of airlines to ensuring that passengers with disabilities have access to safe, reliable and dignified ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    Beat the heat this summer and spend a memorable Eid Al Fitr with your family and friends at the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure. IMG present 360 degree experience, allowing guests of all ages to relax and enjoy special festivities in a cool and comfortable environment.    All set in a festive ......read more

Pay for a Day, Play all Summer Long: LEGOLAND® Dubai celebrates 90 Days of Summer…

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Catch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live at Rock On cafe at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai'…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    Cricket fans, get ready for some serious cricket fever June 9th onwards as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 gets underway at Rock On cafe  in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region.  Fans can cheer their top ......read more

Emirates A380 to become a regular fixture in Muscat…

Airline to launch double daily A380 flights showcasing flagship aircraft in Oman Muscat A380 services will be shortest in Emirates’ network  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:    Emirates is gearing up for a big summer in Muscat with the deployment of double daily A380 flights from 1 July. The airline will operate the A380 on EK 862/863 and EK864/865 to and ......read more

Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April…

29 May 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 3.6%, and load factor climbed 0.6 percentage point to 82.8%, which was a record for the month of ......read more

Celebrate a classic Eid Al Fitr at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai…

Guests can enjoy the latest Bollywood release Bharat, live entertainment acts, and attractive offers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting a family-friendly Eid celebration, which will kick off with the ......read more

Airbus celebrates 50 years of Pioneering Progress'…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating the company’s 50 year anniversary, showcasing key moments of pioneering progress throughout the past five decades. The campaign begins today by marking 50 years since the French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant and the German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts announces unbelievable promotion for Filipinos in the UAE on the occasion ...…

For just AED 39, guests can enjoy access to thrilling rides, shows and more Dubai, 28 May 2019: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, on the occasion of the 121st Philippine Independence Day is welcoming Filipino residents  for four days of non-stop entertainment from June 12th to 15th. Guests will be able to access three theme parks at an ......read more

Emirates ensures all flights to and from England screen football finals live…

Airline creates “Stadium in the Sky” screening 2019 UEFA Europa League Final and Champions League Final live on Sport 24 at 40,000 feet Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019:   Emirates flights with Live TV will screen the UEFA Europa League Final on May 29 and the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1 live on the dedicated in flight sports channel, Sport 24. With ......read more

Al Ain International Airport welcomes daily flights to Jeddah during Ramadan…

New daily Etihad flights to take place during the last ten days of Ramadan, facilitating travel to Saudi Arabia for the performance of Umrah   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed new daily flights from Al Ain International Airport (AAN) to King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, designed to facilitate ......read more

Ministry of Community Development, Etihad Airways And Abu Dhabi Airports Provide Senior Emiratis ...…

 Unique programme of benefits including immediate upgrade to Etihad Guest Silver status and tailored airport offers   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   The Ministry of Community Development and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the Etihad Senior Emiratis Basma Programme, which offers ......read more

Turkish Airlines to Open Five Lounges at the New Istanbul Airport…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   With the completion of “Great Move” to its brand new home base, Istanbul Airport, one of the most significant cornerstones of the Turkish aviation history, Turkish Airlines will open five passenger lounges available for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club ......read more

Seamless Customer Experience at Airports - Genetec…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Dubai welcomes an average of 7.5 million travelers every month. However, the city broke this record three times by welcoming over 8.3 million in one month. Travel involves so much more than just transporting a passenger from one place to another. Airports are now thought of as 'small cities', and must provide a safe and efficient ......read more

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim receives IS-BAH accreditation for its Ground Handling operations…

Dubai, UAE, May 15, 2019:   DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between Stuttgart-based DC Aviation GmbH and Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, has attained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 1 accreditation for its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) located at Dubai South.  IS-BAH is the global industry standard on safety management and risk ......read more

Etihad Airways Adopts New Boeing Toolbox Mobile Library to Enhance Maintenance Performance…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 14, 2019:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has introduced Boeing’s Toolbox Mobile Library, an iPad mobile application, to enable its Technical Operations team to improve the efficiency of its maintenance engineers and technicians.    With Toolbox Mobile Library, the airline’s engineers now ......read more

Abu Dhabi International Airport enhances its family-oriented facilities…

Abu Dhabi Airports installs kids play areas and baby changing rooms at AUH   13 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   In preparation for the busy summer travel season, Abu Dhabi Airports has opened two new kids play areas and five conveniently located baby changing rooms at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), further enhancing its services to better accommodate families traveling ......read more

Etihad Airways to operate scheduled flights from Al Ain to Jeddah during busy Ramadan period…

UAE national airline demonstrates commitment to Abu Dhabi’s second largest city with 10 scheduled services   May 09, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways will operate a daily scheduled flight between the oasis city of Al Ain in the UAE and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the last ten days of Ramadan. The airline will operate the flights from ......read more

Singapore joins the Etihad Cargo Freighter Network…

May 09, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, today launched scheduled freighter flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Singapore’s Changi International Airport. The weekly flights will continue to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, before returning to Abu Dhabi, reinforcing Etihad’s commitment to serve key ......read more

Emirates Group Announces 2018-19 results…

Group records 31st consecutive year of profit of AED 2.3 billion (US$ 631 million) Strong business growth leading to a record revenue of more than AED 109 billion (US$ 29.8 billion) Solid cash balance of AED 22.2 billion (US$ 6.0 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 500 million (US$ 136 million) to the Investment Corporation of Dubai.   Emirates reports a profit of AED 871 ......read more

Yas Island theme parks reveal unmissable Ramadan offers…

Promising a Holy Month to remember filled with family fun and delicious Iftar   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8th May 2019:   With the month of Ramadan in full swing, Yas Island’s theme parks are sure to delight guests with a series of unmissable offers at all three award-winning theme parks including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. ......read more

Weak Air Freight Demand Continues…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 08, 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.   While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally adjusted terms, ......read more

Apply for an E-Visa to Azerbaijan in Three Easy Steps…

Dubai, 7 May 2019: Azerbaijan is currently on the cusp of a tourism boom as it welcomed a record number of in-bound visitors spending more than US$ 2 billion in 2018, making it one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. To ensure convenience to travellers, the Caucuses country has launched several innovative reforms such as the new simplified electronic visa procedure. Since ......read more

Turkish Airlines records impressive Q1 passenger growth in the Middle East…

2019 will see Turkish Airlines expand its extensive flight network with the introduction of 13 new routes including Sharjah and Marrakech which started operations in early April Turkey’s national carrier served a total of 1.58 million passengers in the Middle East during Q1 2019, rising by 2.5 percent since the same period in 2018  The airline also carried a total of 41.698 tons ......read more

dnata and Lufthansa Group expand partnership in U.S.…

Dubai - UAE, 7 May 2019 – dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, and Lufthansa Group continue to expand their partnership in the United States. dnata has been selected to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to Lufthansa at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and now serves the airline group, including Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian ......read more

Etihad Cargo Rebrands Cargo Loyalty Sscheme and Launches New Global Customer Program…

May 07, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the Cargo and Logistics Services arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, today reveals a new Global Customer program and a rebranded cargo loyalty scheme named “PayloadRewards”. Launched in 2013 as one of the first dedicated loyalty programs for air cargo customers, Etihad Cargo’s revamped PayloadRewards is today ......read more

Emirati astronauts get custom Soyuz (MS-15) seats…

In a video posted on Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)’s social media platforms, AlMansoori and AlNeyadi are seen in a Soyuz mockup mini bathtub Dubai, UAE, 6th May 2019: A team of specialised engineers from the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos designed two custom Soyuz MS-15 seats for Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi, following the official announcement of ......read more

Etihad Cargo Rebrands Cargo Loyalty Scheme and Launches New Global Customer Program…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  Etihad Cargo, the Cargo and Logistics Services arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, today reveals a new Global Customer program and a rebranded cargo loyalty scheme named “PayloadRewards”. Launched in 2013 as one of the first dedicated loyalty programs for air cargo customers, Etihad Cargo’s revamped PayloadRewards is today ......read more

Etihad Airways Increases Frequencies to London Heathrow for the Busy Summer Season…

Flagship Abu Dhabi – London route will be served up to five times daily Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow during the busy summer period. The additional flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, supplementing the current three daily ......read more

Etihad Rail Db Appointed as ‘shadow Operator' for Stage Two of UAE's National Rail Network…

Saeed Salem AlSuwaidi: “The choice demonstrates our strong partnership with Etihad Rail and confidence in our local and international expertise, as well as the high degrees of competence and responsibility of our national talent  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 04 May 2019:  Etihad Rail DB, the joint venture company between Etihad Rail, the developer of the UAE’s national railway network ......read more

Etihad Airways to go double-daily from Abu Dhabi to Moscow Domodedovo…

May 02, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Building on the success of its current daily service between the capitals of the UAE and Russia, Etihad Airways has announced a new second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, which will operate seasonally between 27 October and 10 May 2020. The additional flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will provide ......read more

Amazing Day 3 for Global Innovations at ATM 2019…

Day 3 of the Arabian Travel Market 2019 ended with tremendous success,  as expected the day 3 also attracted innumerable travel enthusiast's from the globe to the largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 seems promising and would see huge crowd on it's last day tomorrow. Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology ......read more

State-of-the-Art Airport Management System Commissioned at Malta Airport…

New flight display screens implemented as the airport’s summer schedule is launched  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 01 May 2019 –   Malta International Airport have installed modern flight information display screens throughout the terminals as part of the airport’s recent investment in further improving the passenger experience throughout the ......read more

UPS's Largest Aircraft Makes First Landing at Dubai World Central (DWC)…

Leveraging a network of assets and people, UPS flexes its global smart logistics network to maintain record service levels during DXB runway closure.   Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019: UPS (NYSE: ) announces a temporary new route for its largest aircraft - the Boeing 747-8F freighter that landed for the first time today in Dubai World Central airport (DWC). With the strategic ......read more

128 Smart Gates at Dubai International for border control…

Over 80 % airport passengers had auto-preclearance in 2018 Drones among biggest modern challenges to the airports No ‘one size fits all’ solution for airport privatisation Dubai, April 30, 2018: Dubai International, the world’s number one airport for international travellers for the past five years, has 128 Smart Gates which helped millions of passengers clear the ......read more

Turkish Airlines' state-of-the-art lounges at its brand new hub, Istanbul Airport, redefine luxury ...…

• Successfully completing the ‘Great Move’ to its new hub, Istanbul Airport, Turkish Airlines has upgraded its lounges to offer an enhanced travel experience • The modern facilities play an important role in Turkish Airlines’ future growth by setting benchmarks in luxury customer service   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 30, 2019: Following the ......read more

Saudi Arabia's USD 25 billion ‘White Oil' market is the key to economic diversification, say ...…

Tourism related sectors expected to generate 3.3 per cent of KSA GDP in 2019 Hospitality, leisure and entertainment will play a major role in realising Saudi Vision 2030, according to panellists at Arabian Travel Market 2019 Total number of Saudi Arabia’s domestic and inbound trips projected to rise to 93.8 million by 2023 Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2019:  Tourism will play a ......read more

Second Day of Global Innovations Attracts Innumerable Travel Enthusiasts from Different Regions at ...…

April 30, 2019:  The Arabian Travel Market 2019 embarked with tremendous success on its second day. It attracted innumerable travel enthusiasts from different regions of the world to this largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 is gaining traction each day with an increased in number of visitors each day. Global Innovations, one of the ......read more

Successful Day 1 For Global Innovations At ATM 2019.…

April 28 2019: Travel trade professionals from across the globe arrived in Dubai to witness the region’s leading travel industry event "Arabian Travel market 2019" which kicked off successfully.  ATM 2019’s first business day engagements showed promising outcomes with travel trade professionals who showed a renewed interest in Global Innovations, one of the ......read more

Sustainability is key for the growth of travel industry: Paul Griffiths…

Dubai, April 29, 2019:   Sustainability, affordability, efficiency, and intramodal are key principals for the growth of the travel industry for decades to come. This was stated by Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports Corporation while delivering a keynote address titled: “The Future of Aviation Infrastructure” at the CAPA Middle East & Africa ......read more

Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa opens tomorrow alongside ATM…

More than 40 airlines and 300 delegates attending first exhibition at ATM 2019 Aviation industry to debate manufacturer, airport, airline and regulatory issues at two-day conference    Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  More than 300 aviation and airport professionals will be heading to the first CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa (MEIA) conference which gets underway ......read more

Sheikh Ahmed opens 19th edition of Airport Show in Dubai…

World’s largest airport show has 375 exhibitors from 60 countries, 211 Hosted Buyers from 30 nations, 60 top global companies DWC set to handle 240 million passengers with personalised experience in the future: Paul Griffiths Dubai, April 29, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and ......read more

Italy sees a 22% Increase in Visitors from the Middle East…

Travellers from the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the highest spenders from the region  UAE, Dubai, 29 April 2019:  The cuisine, art, fashion and landscapes of Italy are attracting more visitors from the Middle East in recent years, with figures released today showing visitor numbers increased by 21.97% in 2017 compared to 2016, a rise from 157,000 to nearly 200,000 ......read more

India Tourism, Dubai…

Arabian Travel Market, Dubai 28th April – 1st May, 2019  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2019 :   The Ministry of Tourism under the “Incredible India” banner is participating at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Dubai 2019 to showcase India as a preferred destination for tourism and to provide a platform for the tourism stakeholders to showcase the ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens 2019 edition of Arabian Travel ...…

• His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, inaugurates ATM 2019 • Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event to explore how innovative tech can improve operations   April 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

A Re-branded Global Innovations is thrilled to announce the launch of a new product at the upcoming ...…

The new product, TassPro, will be an exceptional point of sale solution for travel agencies Global Innovations, with its state-of-the-art IT services, is all set to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. The ATM is a leading international event focused on the travel and tourism industry. Envisaged with a goal, Global Innovations is dedicated to serve with strategy-inspired Travel ......read more

Arabian Travel Market 2019 opens tomorrow in Dubai…

More than 2,500 exhibitors and 40,000 industry professionals from 150 countries will explore how innovation can transform tourism at the largest travel industry event in the Middle East Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  Hospitality professionals from every corner of the world will gather in Dubai tomorrow (Sunday, 28 April) for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, the largest ......read more

Tracking Bags Drives 66% Improvement in Baggage Delivery…

Improvement reflects benefit of tracking bags as they are loaded onto the aircraft  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 April 2019:  Airlines that are adding tracking at more points of the baggage journey are enjoying a huge improvement in bag delivery globally. The SITA 2019 Baggage IT Insights – officially launched at an event in Abu Dhabi International Airport today – ......read more

The Region's First Single-use Plastic Free Flight by Etihad Airways Touches Down in Brisbane on ...…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 23 April 2019:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484 landed in Brisbane on 22 April – Earth Day.     The milestone flight is part of ......read more

Turkish Cargo continued its growth in a shrinking air cargo market.…

Turkish Airlines’ successful air cargo brand, Turkish Cargo managed to increase its cargo tonnage by 9.6 percent in February despite the shrinking in the global air cargo sector. The air freight company steadily continues towards its goal of becoming one of the top five of the world’s air cargo brands.   Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2019:  Continuing its growth during the ......read more

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