ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2019: ATPCO and SITA today announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining NDC Exchange, Southwest continues its journey to make its content more accessible to business travelers in a way that’s easy to use and hassle-free.
NDC Exchange is a community platform created by ATPCO and SITA that enables API connectivity between airlines and sellers using New Distribution Capability (NDC), an XML-based data transmission standard set by IATA. NDC Exchange enables NDC API format translation for any party (GDSs, travel ......read more
• World record breaking Etihad inflight chef Sanjay Thakur leads food education initiative to teach children and their carers how to source and prepare low cost meals
• UAE Ambassador to Nepal and Etihad Airways donate 10 double bunk beds
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 July 2019: Children of the Azizia Madrasa enjoyed a tasty morning as they learnt a fundamental skill to last them a lifetime, cooking healthy, nutritious meals using locally sourced, low cost ingredients.
Etihad Airways Inflight Chef Sanjay Thakur, famous for breaking the world record for creating the highest pop-up restaurant in the world at Everest Advanced High Camp last year, and President of the World Chef Association, Thomas Gugler, hosted the Abu Dhabi-led initiative to teach children the ......read more
• The training programme lasts for two weeks and includes training on various units and components of the US Segment of the International Space Station and conducting scientific research in cooperation with NASA
• Hazzaa AlMansoori in a press conference for NASA: We are ready for the task and are doing our best to make it a success through the high-level training we receive and the hard work we carry out with the crew
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 2019: Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi began a new training at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC). The two-week programme includes training on various units and components of the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS), which includes the Japan Kibo laboratory and the Columbus ......read more
Montegrappa commemorates 50 years since the first moon landing with a limited edition collection of writing instruments inspired by the Saturn V rocket design.
One unique piece, commissioned for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, celebrates the UAE’s first manned mission to space this September. The pen will be on display in the Montegrappa boutique in Dubai Mall for the month of July.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: On July 16, 1969, the United States launched Apollo 11 toward the moon with the goal of landing two astronaut explorers on the lunar surface four days later. This successful mission accomplished mankind’s dream of walking on another celestial body.
50 years on, inspired by this mission, in a licensed collaboration with National ......read more
Offer includes park entry, transport and F&B, at unbeatable prices
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 July 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 giving guests across the UAE the chance to plan a picnic with their friends and family at the park this summer with unmatched offers on selected dates.
Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Bollywood Parks™ Dubai for just AED75, including unlimited access to rides and attractions, free transportation on select dates to and from appointed locations in Dubai and the neighbouring emirates, as well as a buffet at Studio Canteen, Mughal-e-Azam and Victoria Station restaurants.
Transport will be arranged across all the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 July 2019: Consistently striving to increase the overall travel comfort of its passengers, the national flag carrier of Turkey now offers new travel kits specially designed by Versace, one of the leading representatives of fashion world, and Mandarina Duck specialized in travel products.
Increasing its market share and number of passengers in the global aviation sector every year, Turkish Airlines has now started to welcome its business class passengers on intercontinental flights with the elegant and sophisticated designs of Versace sets as from July 2nd. Socks, earplug, sleep mask, warning stickers, Versace lip balm, hand lotion, facial mist and hairpin (in women's sets only) are all placed within the sets in order to meet passenger’ needs in this respect during their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in cooperation with Emirates Post, launched a ‘Send to Space’ competition. The competition calls for sharing poems, short stories, and drawings to accompany Hazzaa AlMansoori on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September, to be broadcasted on-board. This comes within the framework of MBRSC’s efforts to involve community members in its initiatives and programmes, including the UAE Astronaut Programme.
MBRSC highlighted that the competition is open to all ages, nationalities, and people of determination. Participations will be accepted until Saturday, 27 July 2019, and the best submission will be selected from each category: poems, stories, drawings.
To participate in the ‘Send to Space’ competition, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 11 July 2019: Etihad Airways will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday, 16 July.
Etihad Flight EY 632 will depart Abu Dhabi at 9.50am every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, arriving four hours later at 11.50am local time.
The return service, flight EY 633 will depart at 12.50pm, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 6.55pm.
The airline suspended flights to Khartoum on 9 June due to security concerns in the city.
The safety of guests and staff is the highest priority for Etihad Airways, and the decision to resume services follows a detailed review of safety and security.
11 July 2019: With great pleasure Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership, which saw Kuwait national carrier’s code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkey’s national carrier’s code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports. The Bilateral Codeshare Partnership will commence from 01st August 2019.
Both Airlines have endeavored a cordial commercial relationship since 1991, and since then both airlines have been reaping the rewards of such partnership. Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways’ cooperation further strengthened by signing renewed ‘Special Prorate Agreement’ in May 2019, and this codeshare agreement is now expected to take the partnership of two national flag ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11 July 2019 – Emirates’ passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and Live TV broadcast, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle.
Emirates has led the world with inflight connectivity, with every aircraft connected for Wi-Fi, voice and SMS services. However on its flights to the US, which often travel over the polar region, passengers can find themselves without connectivity for up to 4 hours. This is due to the fact that most satellites that connect aircraft are geostationary, located over the equator, and aircraft antennae cannot see the satellite when in the far north, due to the earth’s curvature.
Emirates partner Inmarsat will soon solve this problem with the addition of two elliptical orbit satellites, thus providing ......read more
Earlier this week, the committee added six cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during their meeting in Baku
9th July, 2019: The historic city of Sheki, located at a short 5-hour drive from the capital of Azerbaijan - Baku, was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List of cultural sites during the 43rd session of the committee’s meeting. The opening ceremony of this year’s session was held on the 30th June in Baku marking the start of the committee’s work this year.
Sheki Khan’s Palace was granted “enhanced protection” status and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in Need of Urgent Safeguarding on October 24, 2001 and has now been recognised by UNESCO heritage site.
Commenting on the addition, Florian Sengstschmid, CEO of Azerbaijan ......read more
UAE, Dubai 9- July 2019
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced the launch of the much awaited second edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit 2020, which will be held on 27-29 January under the theme "Enabling Global Aviation Growth through Fund Raising and Key Partnerships".
The mega event will bring together more than 200 investors and 1,200 delegates including the world’s top leaders in the aviation sector, it will also see participants from selected government officials, aviation organizations, finance & insurance companies, aviation asset owners,
Aircraft operators & logistic service providers and legal consultants.
The Summit presents the most crucial projects and investment opportunities in the international civil aviation sector, which are the ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports visits Abu Dhabi Airports’ Business Continuity and Risk Management team to discuss range of topics
06 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: A team from Abu Dhabi Ports has visited Abu Dhabi Airports to review best practices and share knowledge and experience. The meeting is the result of both entities’ continuous efforts to enhance their respective operations and ensure business continuity by engaging with their partners and stakeholders.
The team from Abu Dhabi Ports met with Abu Dhabi Airports’ Business Continuity and Risk Management team to discuss important topics including crisis management facilities, the process of developing strategic business continuity objectives, and budget allocation mechanisms.
Both parties also discussed procedures related to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March.
However, it remains below the 20-year average growth rate of around 5.5%. Capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) climbed by a modest 2.7% and load factor rose 1.4 percentage points to 81.5%, surpassing last year’s record load factor of 80.1%.
“Passenger demand growth has slowed compared to the past two years. This is in line with slumping global trade, rising trade tensions and weakening business ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting a spectacular “Abu Dhabi Night" reception. The event took place at Bellagio Shanghai, a five-star hotel inspired by the Art Deco history of the city’s famous Bund and styled on a ‘modern interpretation of Shanghai’s past’. The occasion was attended by leading figures from the UAE and local government officials, diplomats, corporate partners, members of the travel industry and social influencers from the two countries.
To highlight the cosmopolitan nature of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE, and to promote cultural fusion between Emirati ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from 08 July, 2019.
The daily service between Dubai and Khartoum, will once again provide both business and leisure travellers in Sudan, global connectivity through the airline’s network, particularly to destinations in the Middle East, West Asia, United States and the Far East, with one convenient flight connection at its Dubai hub. Key destinations for travellers from Sudan include Dubai and the GCC, Malaysia, China, United Kingdom and United States.
“After closely monitoring the situation in Sudan and conducting an exhaustive review of all operational factors, we have decided to resume our services to Khartoum. This will help support local business and increase ......read more
Porto becomes Emirates’ second destination in Portugal
New flight provides direct access to the north of Portugal for global travellers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Emirates has launched its new four times weekly service to Porto, its second destination in Portugal. The new service provides travellers from across Emirates’ global network with a direct flight to the popular city in the north of the country.
The inaugural flight, EK197, touched down at the city’s international airport on Tuesday afternoon, marking the start of the airline’s first service to northern Portugal. The Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, in a two class cabin configuration featuring Emirates’ newest Business Class and Economy Class seats and interiors, was welcomed by Porto Airport with a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 July 2019: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi have completed their training at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany. The training focused on the European unit, Columbus, onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Part of the training was attended by his Excellency Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, and Salem AlMarri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC and Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme. This is part of the preparations for the first Emirati astronaut to travel to the ISS on 25 September aboard the Soyuz MS 15, and part of the overall training plan for the two Emirati ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 July 2019: Turkish Airlines has announced that up to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines’ young and fast-growing fleet over the next four years, and each will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class Cabins. The Turkish national flag carrier had placed 25 firm + 5 optional orders in last year for the 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be gradually added to its expanding fleet – the youngest in the world – between 2019 and 2023.
Regarded as one of the most advanced aircraft for its fuel efficiency and range flexibility, the 787-9 Dreamliner will open new routes for Turkish Airlines, reinforcing its status as the carrier that flies to more countries than any other. The new aircraft will offer passengers refined ......read more
30 June, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has upgraded services on three key Asian routes this week, introducing larger aircraft to accommodate growing demand.
Flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and major two Chinese cities, Shanghai and Chengdu, have been upgraded with next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners, while the South Korean city of Seoul has been boosted from a Dreamliner to an Airbus A380 ‘super jumbo’.
“Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing air transport region in the world, and China is the fastest-growing individual market,” said Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways.
“As we continue to modernise our aircraft fleet, and as we work with tourism partners to increase visitor numbers to Abu Dhabi, we are ......read more
Bentley Motors to mark imminent centenary at Festival of Speed
30 iconic Bentleys from across 100 years to form Centenary Concours
New Flying Spur and Bentayga Speed to make UK dynamic debuts
Four chapters of Bentley Motorsport to be celebrated
Continental GT, GT Convertible and Bentayga Speed to run on hillclimb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 June 2019: Bentley Motors will continue the year-long celebrations of its centenary at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, through a programme of displays and dynamic cars that will bring 100 years of extraordinary history to life.
The centrepiece of Bentley’s presence will be the Centenary Concours, a 30-strong display of the most iconic models from the marque’s past and present which include one of the rarest and ......read more
• The creation of a multi-faith prayer room reflects the diversity and cohesiveness of Abu Dhabi’s community and promotes values of tolerance and respect
• Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili: The Department of Community Development aims to enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as an international hub for moderation and peaceful coexistence
Abu Dhabi, June 30, 2019: In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, and in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports, the Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi has officially inaugurated the first multi-faith prayer room at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The new prayer room provides passengers of all faiths with a quiet and reflective space located away from the main airport to gather and practice their faith.
The inauguration ......read more
• Snow Abu Dhabi set to open as part of the $1.2bn Reem Mall project in late 2020
• The 125,000 sq ft attraction will emulate an enchanted world spread across distinct zones
• 13 world-class rides and attractions set to deliver fantastic experiences for the whole family
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 June 2019: Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi, when the attraction opens on Reem Island in late 2020.
The snow play park - set to become the world’s largest destination of its kind – is part of the leisure and entertainment projects being delivered by Al Farwaniya Property Developers, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures and Thinkwell at the $1.2bn Reem Mall ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The announcement came at the conclusion of the second Boeing 737 MAX Summit organized by IATA.
“The Boeing 737 MAX tragedies weigh heavily on an industry that holds safety as its top priority. We trust the Federal Aviation Administration, in its role as the certifying regulator, to ensure the aircraft’s safe return to service. And we respect the duty of regulators around the world to make independent decisions on FAA’s recommendations,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
“At the same time, aviation ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019: Flying to more countries that any other airline, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt, an important city in Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa. Flag carrier will operate four weekly reciprocal flights between Istanbul and Port Harcourt.
Already flying to Lagos, Kano and Abuja in Nigeria, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt to the list, increasing its flight network to 311 destinations. With this launch, the global carrier continues to be the leader as the airline that flies to more destinations than any other airline in Africa.
During the press conference in International Port Harcourt Airport held for the inaugural flight, Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President of Sales (2nd Region), Kerem Sarp said; “By ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: Etihad Airways is preparing to launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to the beautiful and historic Egyptian city of Alexandria, one of oldest continuously-inhabited locations in the world and home to the Great Library of Alexandria and one of the ancient world wonders, the Pharos Lighthouse.
This famous coastal city is also a convenient gateway for many of the Egyptian expatriates living in the UAE and planning to return home during the summer holidays.
Between 2 July and 31 August, the Airbus A320 flights will depart Abu ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the largest airlines and flag carriers of their countries, Turkey and Poland, announced today the enhancement of their current codeshare agreement with additional destinations both from Turkish Airlines’ and LOT’s flight network.
Through this enhanced partnership, Turkish Airlines and LOT will reciprocally add their flight codes on below flights in addition to Istanbul-Warsaw:
From ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: As the mercury soars this summer, beat the heat at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the Middle East’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is offering a limited time promotion to upgrade your one-day park ticket to a Summer Pass for free, with unrestricted entry to the park till 14th September.
This is an unbeatable one-time offer for fans of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai who will be able to visit the park as many times as they wish to at no additional cost. Visitors can book tickets online or purchase them at the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is hosting famous Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra on July 12th.
Kunal is known for his outstanding sense of humour and popular comedy podcast Shut Up Ya Kunal! He will perform inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai spread across two levels, including a private upper box area.
After eight years working ......read more
Air transport IT and communications provider achieves success through continuous and collaborative innovation
Dubai, UAE – 23 June 2019 – More than 100 of the world’s airlines and airports gathered in Belgium this week as SITA, the air transport IT provider, celebrated its 70th anniversary. The organization, which has been at the heart of the airline industry since 1949, marked the occasion by announcing record revenues of US$1.7 billion in 2018. As SITA recorded a significant turning point in its business, it also showcased its commitment to continuous and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - June 22, 2019: Following the decision yesterday of the US Federal Aviation Administration to restrict US airline operations in Iranian-controlled airspace, Etihad Airways consulted closely with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and other UAE airlines to evaluate the US action.
Etihad Airways has subsequently suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, and will use alternative flight paths on a number of routes to and from Abu Dhabi until further notice.
These changes ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019: Emirates will be expanding its services to Jeddah and Medina with an additional 46 flights to help facilitate travel for Hajj pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The flights will be operated between 27 July and 22 August to support the Hajj journey to the Holy City of Mecca.
The services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah and Medina, and will be available to travellers holding a valid Hajj visa. This year, Emirates expects thousands of pilgrims to travel on its ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019: Middle East Airlines (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a firm order for four A321XLRs, making it the launch airline customer of Airbus latest evolution of the winning A321neo family. The agreement takes Middle East Airlines’ cumulative single aisle orders with Airbus to 15 A321neo family aircraft, including 11 A321neos and 4 A321XLRs with deliveries starting in 2020.
MEA will use the A321XLR to strengthen its network in Africa and Asia. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to ......read more
Eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced this month
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019: Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of June 1st, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free.
The airline has been working on various long-term sustainability initiatives. In addition to plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will also be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year. From August, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17 June 2019: One of the world's leading independent organizations in brand valuation and strategy consulting, Brand Finance announced the results of its 2019 evaluation.
According to the results, Turkish Airlines was declared as the "Most Valuable Brand" of Turkey in all sectors. The national flag carrier, who repeatedly assumed this title before, reinforces its leading position in Turkey with recent results.
Commenting on the results, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee; ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019: As the UAE and Germany intensify bilateral cooperation following the visit of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to Germany this week, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is celebrating 15 years of service to Germany.
The airline launched daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Munich in June 2004. Munich and the Swiss city of Geneva both received their first Etihad flights in that month, making them the first two destinations served by the airline in continental Europe.
One year ......read more
Airbus is showcasing its latest developments in situational awareness solutions, combining tactical management, intelligent user experience, and app developer partners at booth G114, hall 11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019: Airbus, a leading provider of secure communications and collaboration solutions, will be showcasing its next-generation communication developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2019, taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 18 to 20 June.
This year, no fewer than six distinctive demo ......read more
Flexible, passenger-friendly technology to boost capacity
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019: Melbourne Airport today announced that it has chosen to extend its contract with leading technology partner SITA for flexible and passenger-friendly technology to ready the airport for forecast passenger growth. The technology is part of the airport’s multi-billion dollar pipeline of investment that will see it welcome almost 70 million passengers annually by 2038. The passenger-friendly technologies will help the airport ensure a high-quality traveler experience as ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories:
Inspirational Role Model: Christine Ourmičres-Widener, CEO, Flybe
High Flyer Award: Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo, Founder and President, Young African Aviation Professional Association (YAAPA)
Diversity & Inclusion Team: Air New Zealand
Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, ......read more
National flag carrier added Strasbourg again to its flight network that covers 124 countries of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019: Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, has launched direct flights again to Strasbourg, starting from May 31st, 2019, as four weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Strasbourg Entzheim Airport.
Strasbourg is the seventh destination of Turkish Airlines in France and it became the third international destination added to the flight network of the flag carrier this year after Sharjah ......read more
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and member of the oneworld alliance, is making a concerted push to propel itself back into sustained growth, with a strategic turnaround plan that will return the airline into profit.
The airline also underlined its determination to recover from the setbacks caused by slumping passenger numbers due to the terror strike in the country. Recently, passengers on the airline travelling to, from or transiting at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport during the festive season, were treated to traditional delicacies and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution on slot policy, to reaffirm the importance of a harmonized global airport slot system and called upon governments to urgently address capacity shortages.
More than 200 airports worldwide are Level-3 slot coordinated, meaning that they have insufficient capacity to meet current demand.
This number is set to rise substantially over the coming decades because airport construction is failing to keep pace with ......read more
June 08 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22-23 June 2020.
This will be the third time that the Netherlands will host the global gathering of aviation's top leaders (Following events held in the Hague in 1949 and Amsterdam in 1969). KLM is a founding member of IATA and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
“It is absolutely wonderful that Amsterdam was chosen for ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreed through the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
CORSIA is the first global carbon pricing instrument for an industry sector. It will cap net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels (carbon-neutral growth, ......read more
June 08 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which uses a single biometric identifier to move passengers through the airport, without the need for paper travel documents.
“Biometric recognition using the One ID concept modernizes the airport experience for passengers and improves the efficiency and security of identification processes. Using global standards for digital identity and data exchange will move us ......read more
8 June 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five resolutions have been passed by the 75th Annual General Meeting. These are:
Environment: The overwhelmingly passed AGM resolution called on Governments to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as agreed through the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CORSIA is the first global carbon pricing instrument for an industry sector. It will cap net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels ......read more
June 08 2019 (Dubai, UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to support the global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking. The AGM also called for the implementation of modern baggage messaging standards to more accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey.
In 2018, less than 0.06% of the estimated 4.3 billion bags carried by airlines were mishandled, according to the latest figures from SITA. Since 2007 baggage ......read more
June 08, 2019 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution to improve the air travel experience for the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide.
The AGM confirms the commitment of airlines to ensuring that passengers with disabilities have access to safe, reliable and dignified travel, and calls upon governments to use IATA’s core principles for accommodating passengers with disabilities.
These principles aim to change the focus from disability to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019: Beat the heat this summer and spend a memorable Eid Al Fitr with your family and friends at the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure. IMG present 360 degree experience, allowing guests of all ages to relax and enjoy special festivities in a cool and comfortable environment.
All set in a festive environment to the moves, sounds and beats of the IMG Dance team with opening number along with all IMG character parade, guests can partake in the action by joining the dancers as they perform ......read more
• Families can enjoy an entire brick-tastic summer at LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park with a special ‘Summer Play Pass’, for just the price of a 1 Day Pass
• 90 Days of Summer to feature a variety of daily indoor activities at a summer-themed MINILAND including LEGO® Bingo and a giant LEGOLAND-themed Snakes & Ladders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019: LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has a recipe for AWESOME fun for the entire ......read more