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    Hamad International Airport Introduces Dedicated Transfer Security Lanes for Families with Children

    95% of passengers wait for less than five minutes to go through the security process 04 March 2024 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) continues to elevate its travel experience with the introduction of dedicated screening lanes for families with younger children transferring through the airport. The dedicated family lanes will reduce wait times at security checkpoints and provide staff assistance to aide families with their personal belongings. This initiative reflects the airport's commitment to minimising stress and wait times, underscoring its dedication to providing a seamless and efficient travel experience for all passengers. To further enhance this experience and ensure it is tailored to meet travellers’ needs, Hamad International Airport will gather feedback and suggestions for improvement from ......read more

    Emirates Park Zoo and Resort joins Abu Dhabi Municipality for beach clean-up, promotes marine conservation

    Abu Dhabi – March 04, 2024: Emirates Park Zoo and Resort, a leading destination for wildlife enthusiasts, demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by spearheading a beach clean-up drive at Bahia Beach. The initiative, aimed at safeguarding marine ecosystems, involved the removal of litter and debris from the coastal areas, aligning with the organisation's dedication to preserving the environment. Organized in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Municipality, Emirates Park Zoo and Resort aims to foster a cleaner and healthier environment for both wildlife and visitors alike. With a history of similar initiatives in the past and plans for future clean-up events, the zoo's partnership with the municipality exemplifies a shared commitment to environmental preservation. The nature of this collaboration involves ......read more

    Business France to showcase the French Aerospace Expertise at AIME & MRO Middle East 2024

    March 5th 6th Dubai World Trade Center United Arab Emirates – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French Economy announces the participation of A dedicated French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) & Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Middle East 2024 exhibition, set to take place in the UAE. In partnership with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, this initiative aims to highlight the cutting-edge capabilities and innovative solutions offered by 22 French companies. The Middle East, a thriving hub for French aerospace ambitions The aviation sector's sustained growth has not only underscored the region's indispensability to the industry but also showcased the commitment of its stakeholders to push the boundaries of ......read more

    Middle East's commercial aircraft services market value forecast to more than double to $28 billion by 2042

    Dubai, 4 March 2024 – The Middle East’s commercial aircraft services market will more than double in value by 2042, according to Airbus’ latest Global Services Forecast (GSF). Growing to $28 billion from $12 billion today and registering a 4.4% average annual growth, the regional expansion will surpass the global average growth of 3.6%. Today, five of the world’s largest aviation cities are in the Middle East, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, serving more than 10,000 long-haul passengers per day. Airbus estimates 3,120 new passenger and freight aircraft deliveries over the next 20 years. Driven by the rise in annual air traffic – set to increase by 4.6% in the Middle East – and the requirement for more digitally-enabled and connected aircraft, the growth in demand for services will be reflected in ......read more

    Emirates SkyCargo hosts discussion on the future of air freight in global trade at MC13

    Event brought together leading world experts to tackle the hot topics of logistics, global trade and supply-chain efficiency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi: “Today’s important discussion underlined the potential impact of advanced technologies on global trade – and the urgency with which we need to now integrate them”   Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2024 – Emirates SkyCargo, one of the largest international cargo airlines, has hosted discussions on the hot topics in logistics and world trade and the challenges faced by the global supply chains, on the sidelines of the 13th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference (WTO MC13), hosted by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) in the UAE capital. The event has brought together senior leaders across industries to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Receives "Airport Operator of the Year" Award at Aviation Achievement Awards 2024

    AD Airports, the leading airport operator in Abu Dhabi, has received the prestigious "Airport Operator of the Year" award at the highly anticipated Aviation Achievement Awards 2024. This recognition is a testament to the exceptional achievements and progress made by Abu Dhabi Airports between 2023 and 2024, showcasing a period of unprecedented growth and innovation. Elena Sorlini, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Receiving the “Airport Operator of the Year” is a true reflection of our team's dedication to exceptional airport experience. It’s a remarkable accomplishment which not only reinforce the pivotal role of Abu Dhabi Airports in the regional aviation landscape but also position it as a global leader in shaping the future of the travel experience ......read more

    flydubai wins two awards at the Aviation Achievement Awards

    The Dubai-based carrier wins the prestigious “Airline of the Year” award at The Aviation Achievement Awards 2024 flydubai Cargo was also recognised for its “Outstanding Contribution to the Air Cargo Sector” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 March 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, was recognised in two categories at the Aviation Achievement Awards. The carrier was named “Airline of the Year” while its cargo division was also recognised for its “Outstanding Contribution to the Air Cargo Sector”. These are the first awards that the carrier has received in 2024, building on the accolades it received last year. Francois Oberholzer, Chief Financial Officer at flydubai, received the awards on the carrier’s behalf at the awards ceremony held in Dubai. The event was ......read more

    ETIHAD AIRWAYS EXPANDS SCHEDULE WITH TWO STUNNING NEW DESTINATIONS AND ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS

    New routes to Antalya and Jaipur set for mid-June, ahead of wider expansion in Etihad’s global network Additional flight frequencies further strengthen global connectivity   Abu Dhabi, UAE – In the latest significant boost to its global network, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced substantial updates to its summer schedule.   This strategic expansion includes the addition of new flights and increased frequencies to existing routes, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s position as a global connector and enhancing travel options.   The airline is set to broaden its reach by launching flights to two new fantastic and sought-after destinations: Beginning 15 June, Etihad will operate three seasonal weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Antalya (AYT), ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's achievement of welcoming +100 million tourists receives global recognition from UN Tourism and WTTC

    RIYADH,  Saudi Arabia has received international recognition and applause from UN Tourism and the World Travel & Tourism Council for its remarkable achievement of welcoming over 100 million tourists in 2023. This accomplishment significantly surpassed the previous target set for 2030, positioning Saudi Arabia as an emerging global tourism powerhouse. Saudi Arabia's achievement of welcoming +100 million tourists receives global recognition from UN Tourism and WTTC The Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom has achieved this milestone seven years ahead of the initial goal according to the latest data. Motivated by this success, the Kingdom has now set a new ambitious target of welcoming 150 million tourists by 2030. Tourism has proven to be a significant contributor to the nation's economy, with ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Memac Ogilvy as new lead creative agency

    Agency will support award-winning airport group in unlocking the full growth potential of Abu Dhabi's tourism and trade industry. [Dubai, UAE – February 29, 2024] - Memac Ogilvy announced today that it has been selected by Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of Abu Dhabi’s five commercial airports, as its new strategic and creative agency of record. Memac Ogilvy’s role will encompass strategic and creative responsibilities for the brand’s commercial, free zone businesses, and social media platforms. The focus will be on generating innovative ideas and experiences to further accelerate its leadership position as the operator of one of the world’s fastest-growing airport hubs. Memac Ogilvy was awarded the business after a competitive pitch process, demonstrating the agency’s proven strength in ......read more

    Qatar Airways Announces Flights Resumption to Lisbon, Portugal

    The award-winning airline continues to enhance its 2024 summer schedule with more than 170 destinations including 50 in Europe Qatar Airways passengers from Lisbon now have access to the dazzling gateway of Hamad International Airport for thrilling journeys across Africa, Asia , Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent Dubai, UAE, 29 February 2024 – Qatar Airways announces the resumption of flights to Lisbon, Portugal as part of its 2024 network expansion of over 170 destinations. The four weekly flights will be served on a Boeing B787-8 aircraft commencing Thursday, 6 June 2024. As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon offers the perfect starting point for travellers eager to delve into the rich tourism offerings of the country. With countless historical sites only a day trip away, adventurers can embark on a journey to the ......read more

    2023 Safest Year for Flying By Several Parameters

    28 February 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2023 Annual Safety Report for global aviation. Aviation continues to make progress on safety with several 2023 parameters showing “best-ever” results. There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023. However, there was a single fatal accident involving a turboprop aircraft, resulting in 72 fatalities. There were 37 million aircraft movements in 2023 (jet and turboprop), an increase of 17% on the previous year. Report highlights include: The all accident rate was 0.80 per million sectors in 2023 (one accident for every 1.26 million flights), an improvement from 1.30 in 2022 and the lowest rate in over a decade. This rate outperformed the five-year (2019-2023) rolling average of 1.19 (an average ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports and Burjeel Holdings announce partnership to enhance airport healthcare services

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - February 27, 2024 – Abu Dhabi Airports and Burjeel Holdings have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance and streamline healthcare for passengers at Zayed International Airport, adding to the range of state-of-the-art facilities available at the recently opened terminal. The agreement will bring the industry-leading healthcare expertise at Burjeel Holdings to the cutting-edge facilities available at Zayed International Airport and redefine passengers’ experience through premium healthcare offerings. Abu Dhabi Airports and Burjeel Holdings will collaborate to open and operate a clinic at the Zayed International Airport. Under BMC — Burjeel Medical City, the flagship facility of Burjeel Holdings, the clinic will offer 24/7 high-quality medical care to passengers. Operating around ......read more

    ETIHAD CARGO SIGNS THREE-YEAR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH WFS COVERING 12 PRIME AIR CARGO AIRPORTS GLOBALLY

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, for cargo handling services at 12 major international airports in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, India, and Asia Pacific.   The global award is for a three-year period and will see WFS handling over 150,000 tonnes of cargo annually for the Abu Dhabi-headquartered airline. In the EMEAA region, the airports covered by the agreement are Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Bengaluru, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, and Paris CDG. In North America, it includes WFS’ existing handling operations for Etihad in New York JFK and Washington Dulles, and the new award of Boston and ......read more

    Qatar Airways Group Partners with Our Habitas to Launch ‘Our Habitas Ras Abrouq', a Luxury Desert Resort Set on Qatar's Golden West Coast

    Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, along with VIP guests, media, designers and artists were present at an opening ceremony to showcase the unique hospitality project   Located at the edge of the UNESCO protected Al-Reem Biosphere Reserve, famous for its lunar landscape and Richard Serra sculpture, the resort allows guests to experience Qatar’s coastal desert in a unique way   Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2024 – Qatar Airways Group in partnership with Our Habitas has officially launched a luxury resort nestled on the West Coast of Qatar next to the Al Reem UNESCO-Designated Biosphere Reserve. Located about one hour’s drive from Hamad International Airport in Doha, the resort features unspoiled views of the Arabian Gulf, spectacular golden ......read more

    THREE NEW 787-9 DREAMLINERS JOIN THE ETIHAD AIRWAYS FLEET AS IT FLIES TOWARDS AMBITIOUS GROWTH

    New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners feature Etihad’s stylish new cabin interior Aircraft joining the fleet fuel Etihad’s ambitious Journey 2030 growth plan Etihad now operates a modern, young fleet of 88 aircraft Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways is celebrating the arrival of three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft this weekend. The national airline of the UAE welcomed the latest additions to its expanding fleet at Abu Dhabi Zayed International Airport.   The new aircraft will begin operations this month, helping Etihad to expand in line with its ambitious roadmap which will see it fly to 125 destinations with more than 160 aircraft by 2030.   Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We are thrilled to welcome these brand-new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Abu ......read more

    IATA and The Weather Company Collaborate to Provide Enhanced Turbulence-Related Weather Data to Airlines

    22 February 2024  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the transmission of its Turbulence Aware data for use within industry-leading aviation solutions by The Weather Company, which serves a majority of North American commercial airlines and many others globally. With this enhancement, participating airlines can now access Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) turbulence data directly through Fusion™ and Pilotbrief® tools by The Weather Company. IATA Turbulence Aware will be enabled as an additional data layer within these tools, allowing pilots, dispatchers and flight planners to have needed turbulence observations integrated directly into their mission critical applications in one place rather than relying on multiple screens. Turbulence can impact crew and passenger safety, route planning, ......read more

    Recognising Team Effort: Dubai Airports launches OneDXB Chairman Award to celebrate delivering exceptional guest experiences

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 22 February 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world's number one airport for international passenger traffic, celebrated excellence within the airport community, by honouring individuals from key service partners at the inaugural OneDXB Chairman's Award. The OneDXB Chairman's Award was launched to inspire and motivate members of Dubai's airport community, comprising thousands of employees representing multiple entities, and foster a one-team approach, putting guests at the centre of every experience. Encouraging people to go the extra mile and bring the DXB guest experience to life, the awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of one exceptional individual from each service partner – Dubai Airports, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) – Dubai, Dubai Customs, Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Customs Raises Awareness among 5150 Cruise Ship Passengers about Its Measures to Combat Counterfeit Goods

    Dubai – 20 Feb 2024: Dubai Customs is actively contributing to the transformation of Dubai into a prominent global and regional hub for cruise tourism. The department is dedicated to raising awareness among travelers on cruise ships, acquainting them with the laws to prevent the entry of counterfeit goods into the country, and playing a crucial role in thwarting such attempts at the borders of the Emirate of Dubai. To promote intellectual property rights protection, the department organized an educational event at the Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, delivering lectures to over 5,150 cruise tourists from diverse nationalities. The event aimed to provide comprehensive information on Dubai Customs procedures, the fight against counterfeit goods, and the safeguarding of intellectual property rights. The awareness team ......read more

    Middle East airports expanding in a fast-forward mode to handle zooming passenger numbers

    Dubai to host the world’s largest airport industry show in May Ahmed bin Saeed: “The exhibition is the best to source cutting-edge technologies and innovative products for better operations.” Up to US$2. 7 billion investments for DXB expansion  Middle East airports to handle 1.1 billion passengers by 2040 US$151 billion is required for ME airport capacity expansion  Global airport construction market to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2030 ME to be the world’s fastest-growing aviation market by 2033 The region has 110 commercial airports and 69 operating carriers  ​ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2024:  With the civil aviation industry almost fully recovered after the steepest fall in passenger numbers due to the 21st century’s second pandemic, airports ......read more

    ETIHAD AIRWAYS UNVEILS LUXURY NEW AMENITIES FOR GUESTS IN ALL CABINS

    Luxury new amenity kits in partnership with Giorgio Armani Filled with wellbeing and skincare items from luxury beauty brand, ESPA Giorgio Armani loungewear and slippers gifted to guests flying in First class and on longer flights in Business class Complimentary tote bags with Beekman hand cream and handy amenities for guests flying on longer flights in Economy   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways has launched a stunning new collection of amenity kits and loungewear created in partnership with renowned Italian design house, Giorgio Armani, and luxury wellbeing brand ESPA. In addition, the UAE’s national airline has introduced a range of complimentary tote bags for guests on longer flights in Economy.   Bringing the refined elegance of Giorgio Armani together with Etihad’s renowned Emirati ......read more

    Sharjah's Financial Affairs Committee explores avenues for stimulating investments & enhancing tourism infrastructure

    Sharjah, February 19, 2024: The Financial, Economic, and Industrial Affairs Committee of the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) has discussed ways to stimulate investments in the Emirate and enhance tourism infrastructure through vital projects, including hotel construction. During a meeting held at the SCC’s headquarters, the committee also explored avenues for driving economic growth and bolstering the tourism sector within the emirate. It also reviewed the outcomes of their recent visit to the Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development Authority (SCTDA), where the committee’s delegation was briefed on the authority's initiatives aimed at fostering tourism through a diverse calendar of events scheduled throughout the year. Taking part in the meeting were Rashid Abdullah bin Huwaiden, Chairman of the ......read more

    Challenge Handling: Largest GHA in Liege Announces Major Developments for 2024

    Forecasts a record 320,000 tonnes of handled cargo in 2024 Secures new partners including MSC Air Cargo, Georgian Airlines, and Coyne Airways ​ Challenge Handling is set for an extraordinary year ahead as it unveils ambitious projections for 2024. Anticipating a record-breaking milestone, Challenge Handling forecasts handling an impressive 320,000 tonnes of cargo, marking a significant leap forward in its operational prowess. Bolstering its commitment to excellence, Challenge Handling proudly announces strategic collaborations with esteemed partners, including MSC Air Cargo, Georgian Airlines and Coyne Airways, in addition to its longstanding partnerships with Network Airline Services, Magma and Eurocargo. These partnerships not only signify a strengthening of global ties but also underscore the company's ......read more

    Royal Jordanian flight touches down in ancient city of AlUla inaugurating new direct route

    Royal Jordanian will offer two weekly flights between Amman's Queen Alia International Airport and AlUla International Airport New route comes after launch of direct flights from Paris on Saudia and from Manama on Gulf Air AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 19th February 2024: The ancient city of AlUla welcomed its inaugural Royal Jordanian (RJ) flight as the carrier introduced the new, direct route from Amman. Starting 16th February, RJ will offer two weekly flights between Amman's Queen Alia International Airport and AlUla International Airport.   The launch of the newest flight route to this unique heritage destination reflects the intrigue and appeal AlUla has garnered, thanks to its rich heritage, timeless natural beauty, and diverse year-round calendar of events; these include the ongoing AlUla Arts ......read more

    WestJet Cargo heading for cruising altitude in 2024

    Following an intense implementation itinerary in 2023, which included the successful launch of WestJet Cargo's first freighter fleet alongside rapid company and network growth, the cargo carrier cites partnerships, product portfolio, and digital enhancements as its three focus areas for an equally energy-driven 2024. WestJet Cargo starts the year on a solid basis – the result of an outstanding 2023 centred on deploying the airline's first freighter fleet and building a strong team of cargo experts. 22 new colleagues joined during the course of last year, as WestJet Cargo opened 24 warehouses, 14 freighter handling stations, and expanded its cargo network to a total of 45 very diverse destinations across the world, connecting, for example, Halifax - a smaller province in Nova Scotia, to major cities such as Paris, France, ......read more

    Airbus reports Full-Year (FY) 2023 results

    735 commercial aircraft delivered Revenues € 65.4 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion EBIT (reported) € 4.6 billion; EPS (reported) € 4.80 Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 4.4 billion; Net cash € 10.7 billion 2023 guidance achieved Dividend proposals: dividend of € 1.80 per share; special dividend of € 1.00 per share 2024 guidance issued Amsterdam, 15 February 2024 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated Full-Year (FY) 2023 financial results and provided guidance for 2024. “In 2023 we recorded strong order intake across all our businesses and we delivered on our commitments. This was a significant achievement given the complexity of the operating environment,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief ......read more

    ETIHAD CARGO CONTINUES STRONG COOL CHAIN PRODUCT GROWTH TRAJECTORY

    2023 was the third consecutive year Etihad Cargo has achieved year-on-year growth for its dedicated cool chain products — PharmaLife and FreshForward, demonstrating the carrier's commitment to excellence in pharmaceutical and perishables logistics. Etihad Cargo witnessed a 37 per cent increase in pharmaceutical and life sciences shipments in 2023, achieving the highest volumes recorded in the carrier's history. The carrier also achieved a 10 per cent increase in perishable shipments via Etihad Cargo's FreshForward product.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, achieved year-on-year growth of the carrier's dedicated cool chain products — PharmaLife and FreshForward — in 2023. The airline recorded the highest volumes of ......read more

    ETIHAD BECOMES ONE OF THE FIRST TO ENABLE PILOTS TO FLY BOTH A350 AND A380 AIRCRAFT

    Highly qualified Etihad flight crew now authorized to fly both aircraft types interchangeably after rigorous regulatory approval and extensive training Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has achieved another key milestone in pilot training and flight operations. After successfully obtaining rigorous regulatory approvals and completing thorough pilot training, Etihad has achieved the qualification for its pilots to seamlessly operate both Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft interchangeably. This milestone positions Etihad as one of the pioneering airlines globally to attain such versatility in its pilot capabilities. Airline pilots are typically restricted to flying only one aircraft type. However, under certain conditions such as high similarity of flight deck, pilot ......read more

    Love Takes Flight: DXB Hosts World's First Airport Rooftop Proposal

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 February 2024: In a heart-stopping moment atop DXB's iconic steel-and-glass-clad Concourse B, Dmitry proposed to Anastasiia in an unforgettable backdrop — at a height of 39.5 meters with unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline and a front-row seat to the runway action— marking the world's first-ever airport rooftop proposal.    Responding to DXB’s open call for Valentine's proposals, Dmitry and Anastasiia seized the opportunity and emerged as the fortunate couple chosen to take centre stage above DXB's Concourse B. Their journey began on a serendipitous New Year's Eve in Dubai, with Anastasiia visiting as a tourist. Meeting Dmitry at a restaurant, they fell in love almost instantly, and Anastasiia intentionally missed her flight back to Russia, ......read more

    Escape to Paradise as InterContinental Maldives unveils Eid Getaway 2024 Offer

    Savour Maldivian bliss and enjoy a 20% discount on best available room rates, daily breakfast and dinner, a 60-minute couples treatment at The Spa, a breathtaking dolphin or fishing excursion, and so much more   Valid on stays of 3 nights or more from April 6th to 16th and June 8th to 22nd, book now by visiting the website to ensure you don't miss out on this unrivalled deal Maldives (February 2024): Embrace the spirit of Eid and enjoy an unforgettable escape in the lap of luxury at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. This stunning resort invites you to take advantage of its exclusive Eid Getaway Offer, promising an unforgettable escape to the Maldivian paradise. This limited-time offer presents a unique blend of exclusive perks and experiences, ensuring a joyous and memorable celebration for you and your ......read more

    Qatar Airways and gategroup Launch New Partnership to Elevate Inflight Dining

    With gategroup on board, the award-winning airline will set a new benchmark in inflight dining experience, quality, sustainability and healthy eating Dubai, UAE, 13 February 2024 – Qatar Airways and gategroup today announced a new catering partnership to elevate inflight dining, structured through a Business Management Agreement that will see collaboration on passenger dining experiences, sourcing and procurement, healthy eating, as well as sustainability. Qatar Airways' commitment to global aviation excellence will be reinforced by gategroup’s expertise in menu design, culinary concepts and operational excellence. This partnership with gategroup will amplify the Qatar Airways brand by delivering refined culinary experiences for our guests, inflight and on the ground in our world class lounges at Hamad International ......read more

    KPF Celebrates the Official Re-Naming of Abu Dhabi International to Zayed International Airport, Terminal A

    Abu Dhabi – February 12, 2024 – Informed by the undulating sand dunes of the desert and rich geometric patterns of Islamic heritage, Zayed International Airport’s new Terminal A is a civic landmark for the emirate and a gateway for the world, connecting East and West on a global scale. Formally Abu Dhabi International Airport, it is now called Zayed International Airport, Terminal A - following directions of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the end last year. The airport’s design was conceived and executed entirely by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) to deliver an unrivalled travel experience. As one of the world’s largest airport terminals, it will process up to 45 million passengers per year—more than doubling the airport’s current ......read more

    Etihad Reports January 2024 Traffic Statistics

    Jan-24 Jan-23   1,463,771         1,082,828                    Passengers                       86.04%             87.7%   Passenger load factor                  85 71 Fleet ......read more

    ECS Group and Thai VietJet Air To Grow Thailand and Asia Cargo Operations

    Thai VietJet Air and ECS Group signed Master GSSA agreement on 01 February 2024 ECS Group aims to increase revenue and cargo volumes for the airline Low-cost carrier, Thai VietJet Air, has awarded the tender of its cargo operations to ECS Group. It signed a Master GSSA agreement with ECS Group, on 01 February 2024. It was ECS Group’s global network, proven air cargo expertise, and dynamic innovation that led Thai VietJet Air to place its cargo business into AVS GSA Thailand’s hands and overall ECS Asian network. Thai VietJet Air can now look forward to further increasing its cargo revenue and export volumes across Thailand and various Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. This strategic partnership allows Thai VietJet Air to leverage ECS ......read more

    Qatar International Food Festival 2024 kicks off with bursting flavours and live entertainment

    Qatar Tourism’s Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) returns on February 8 for its 13th edition. Held at the Family Zone at the Doha Expo 2023 this year at Al Bidda Park, QIFF 2024 spans over a colossal 61, 600 meter squared concourse. The event is geared up to offer the most entertaining cultural feast under one roof. This year’s sponsors are Talabat and Ooredoo, while the Official Hospitality Partner is Katara Hospitality, and the Official Venue Partner is Doha Expo 2023. Commenting on this year’s festival, His Excellency, Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, said: “As we gather here today to inaugurate the 13th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival. This year, in acknowledgment of the year of culture, we embrace a cultural exchange between our brothers and sisters from ......read more

    Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan attends naming ceremony and brand reveal for Zayed International Airport

    Abu Dhabi International Airport renamed Zayed International Airport in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Zayed International Airport re-imagines the airport experience for passengers and partners in response to Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism demand and to cement its status as a key hub for trade and commerce Zayed International Airport welcomed 4.48 million passengers in its first 60 days since becoming fully operational on November 15 2023 Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airports increased by 44.5% in 2023, compared to the previous year, reaching 23 million passengers   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February 2024: His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Advisor of Special Affairs at ......read more

    A SPECIAL OFFER FROM ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO CELEBRATE THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF ZAYED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    To celebrate the official opening of Terminal A and the new name of Zayed International Airport, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating with a special offer on select routes for travellers departing from Abu Dhabi. The offer is available between 9 and 14 February 2024 for guests planning to travel between 19 February and 15 June 2024. Arik De, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We take immense pride in having Abu Dhabi as our hub and it is a great honour to take part in paying homage with our partners to an amazing leader who believed in his country and its potentials.” At the airport, guests will be greeted with gift items and engaged in special activities and live entertainment shows. The Terminal provides dedicated check-in desks for ......read more

    Etihad Airways Takes Flight As Official Sponsor Of Chennai Super Kings

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is delighted to announce its exciting new venture as the official sponsor for the Chennai Super Kings. The partnership was revealed during a special ceremony held in CSK’s home  city of Chennai. Welcomed by 2,000 enthusiastic fans, the 'unveiling event' was held at Kalaivanar Arangam, in the presence of team officials and Chennai Super Kings’ players, who joined  Etihad cabin crew onstage wearing their new jerseys proudly displaying the airline’s logo. As part of this partnership, Etihad aims to elevate the fan experience by engaging in exciting activities, promotions, and unique initiatives throughout the upcoming season. Fans can expect a thrilling journey with Etihad as they support the Chennai Super ......read more

    France visa services in Qatar now available through VFS Global

    VFS Global is bringing France visa services closer to home for the residents of Qatar through its new France Visa Application Centre in Doha. The centre was inaugurated on 08 February 2024 by Patrick Poinsot, First counsellor at the French embassy in Qatar. France visa applicants can now visit this centre located in Level 2, Al Nuaimi Building, Oqba Ibn Nafie Street, Airport Road, Doha, Qatar, to submit their applications for short and long stay visas. Prior appointments are mandatory and can be booked on www.vfsglobal.com. Mr. Patrick Poinsot, First counselor at the French embassy in Qatar said, “We care about the quality of the welcome of our Qatari friends and residents of Qatar who want to go to France. We are very pleased to see that, each year, more and more people are travelling to France, especially for touristic ......read more

    Hamad International Airport achieves ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certification by BSI

    Doha, Qatar: The Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management (MATAR) received the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certification for Hamad International Airport. The certification was awarded by the BSI (British Standards Institution). To obtain the recognition, Hamad International Airport underwent a rigorous in-depth assessment which analysed the airport’s health and safety processes and procedures, leadership commitment, risk management, and controls in place. Commenting on the certification, Michael McMillan, Senior Vice President Facilities Management at Hamad International Airport, said: “At Hamad International Airport, implementing health and safety best practices is embedded in our daily operations. We have focused on creating collaboration and trust within our employees ......read more

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    Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2023: The Emirates Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week with PwC's Academy at the Group’s headquarters in Dubai, reinforcing its commitment to facilitate industry-leading training and certification for its Emirati workforce.   The MoU was signed by Manal Al Soori, Emirates Group’s Vice President Human Resources, Emiratisation and People Experience, and Taimur Ali Mir, PwC Partner and Head of Qualifications and Certifications at PwC's Academy. Through this collaboration, Emirati professionals in Human Resources, Finance and ......read more

    DXB Prepares to Welcome Back UAE Residents

    Dubai, UAE – 16 August 2023:  As residents return from their summer vacation, DXB, the world’s biggest international airport, is getting ready to welcome 3.3 million travellers over the next 13-day period.    With average daily traffic reaching 258,000 guests, August 26 and 27 are expected to be the busiest with culminated traffic of over half a million guests.  Dubai Airports is working closely with airlines, control authorities, and commercial and service partners to ensure a seamless airport journey for guests.    Here are ......read more

    Dubai Airports Raises AED 950,000 for Dubai Cares in Support of Passport to Earning Programme

    The youth empowerment digital platform was launched at RewirEd Summit 2021 during Expo 2020 Dubai in partnership with Dubai Cares, Microsoft, Accenture, and UNICEF Dubai, UAE – 15 August 2023: To mark International Youth Day, Dubai Airports has raised nearly AED 950,000 in support of the ‘Passport to Earning’ (P2E) programme that was launched in partnership with Dubai Cares, Microsoft, Accenture and UNICEF at the RewirEd Summit during Expo 2020 Dubai.  Operated by Generation Unlimited, a global multi-sector partnership that enables youth to become productive ......read more

    DAE to Acquire Order Book of 64 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft from CALC

    Dubai, U.A.E., 14 August 2023 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd today announced that an affiliate had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the rights, interests, and obligations of a portfolio of 64 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC”). The portfolio includes 737-8, 737-9 and 737-10 variants. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to occur between 2023 and 2026. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.    The 737 MAX airplane family delivers enhanced efficiency, improved ......read more

    Watch – How Etihad Airways did the Impossible: A Mid-Air Orchestra in Skydiving Stunt

    • Catch all the action behind-the-scenes as Etihad Airways’ team played the iconic Mission: Impossible theme song while on a jaw-dropping skydive • Stunt celebrates the launch of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, in cinemas now    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national airline, revealed a video showcasing behind-the-scenes of its electrifying stunt in celebration of its collaboration with Paramount Pictures. The stunt, watched by millions on the airline’s social media channels, was released ......read more

    Northern Summer Travel Season Off to a Strong Start

    9 August 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the post-COVID recovery momentum continued in June for passenger markets.  • Total traffic in June 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 31.0% compared to June 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 94.2% of pre-COVID levels. For the first half of 2023, total traffic was up 47.2% compared to the year-ago period. • Domestic traffic for June rose 27.2% compared to the same month a year ago and was 5.1% above the June 2019 results. Domestic demand was up 33.3% in the 2023 ......read more

    Air Cargo Contraction Eases in June

    7 August 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for June 2023 global air cargo markets showing the smallest year-over-year contraction in demand since February 2022. • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), fell 3.4% in June compared to June 2022 (-3.7% for international operations). For the half year, demand slid 8.1% compared to the January-June period of 2022 (-8.7% for international operations). However, demand in June was only 2.4% below June 2019 levels (pre-pandemic).   • Capacity, as measured by available cargo ......read more

    Say Hello to Boston! Etihad Airways Announces Fourth Destination in the United States

    • Four weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to the vibrant American city starting 31 March 2024 • Boston becomes the airline's fourth destination in the United States, joining Chicago, New York and Washington, along with services to Toronto in Canada • Exciting opportunities for American travellers to explore Abu Dhabi's cultural treasures and hospitality   ABU DHABI, UAE – Etihad Airways is thrilled to announce its new destination in the United States, with four weekly flights to Boston commencing on 31 March 2024. This addition connects one of the ......read more

    Emirates Premium Economy Shines in First Year of Full Service with over 160,000 Customers Trading up to Experience the Cabin's Quiet Luxury

    DUBAI, UAE, 1 August 2023: After setting new industry benchmarks in Premium Economy travel, Emirates is celebrating a banner first year of full-service operations with the highly popular cabin class. Over 160,000 customers have traded up to fly in Emirates Premium Economy since it was introduced in August 2022, with strong demand momentum forecasted in the coming months. The airline is providing travellers more opportunities to experience its highly-acclaimed Premium Economy product which is currently available on flights to 11 cities, with the list growing to 13 cities by the end of the ......read more

    Dubai Airports Welcomes first Air Canada Flight at DXB Terminal 3

    Dubai, UAE – 31 July 2023: Dubai Airports welcomed Air Canada’s first inbound flight at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 3 on July 26, making it the fourth international airline to operate out of the terminal. Air Canada flight AC056 from Toronto, arrived at its new base, one of the largest airport terminals in the world, at 18:56 UAE time on Wednesday. Air Canada flights previously operated from DXB Terminal 1.  The move to DXB Terminal 3 strengthens the long-standing partnership between Dubai Airports and Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline and the ......read more

    Airbus Reports Half-Year (H1) 2023 Results

    • 316 commercial aircraft delivered in H1 2023 • Revenues € 27.7 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 2.6 billion • EBIT (reported) € 1.9 billion; EPS (reported) € 1.94 • Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 1.6 billion • Guidance maintained   27, July 2023 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2023.   “During the first half of 2023 we progressed well across our businesses in an operational environment that ......read more

    Move Significantly Enhances the Connecting Experience and Underscores the Carriers' Strategic Partnership

    DUBAI – 25 July 2023 – Air Canada and Emirates today announced a customer service milestone in the two airlines’ strategic partnership with the move of Air Canada’s operations to Dubai International’s (DXB) flagship Terminal 3 as of July 26th. The co-location of operations in one of the world’s premier terminals will significantly improve the connecting experience for customers and underscores the benefits of the partnership between the two airlines launched in November 2022.   Customers transiting in Dubai between the Americas on Air Canada and ......read more

    Experience the Unmatched Luxury of Emirates Airlines

    When it comes to luxury air travel, few airlines can rival the experience offered by Emirates. With its renowned reputation for top-notch services, cutting-edge amenities, and exceptional hospitality, Emirates has established itself as a leading global airline. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first adventure, this promotional article will delve into the unparalleled luxury that awaits you on an Emirates flight. From the moment you step on board to the moment you arrive at your destination, every aspect of your journey is meticulously crafted to provide you with a ......read more

    Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launch an Exciting New Route to Erbil, Iraq

    The national airline adds Erbil, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, to its ever-expanding network 20 July 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched its latest route to Erbil, the ancient capital city of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq and an important trade centre for over 8,000 years. The new route reaffirms the airline’s commitment to carrying the flag of ultra-low-cost travel in the region and unlocking an eclectic mix of travel opportunities for both residents and visitors of the UAE. ......read more

    Dxb Receives ACI Accessibility Accreditation for its Commitment to Inclusive Travel

    The international accreditation recognises DXB’s ongoing dedication to providing safe and seamless airport experience for people with visible and hidden disabilities. Dubai, UAE – 19 July 2023: Dubai International (DXB) has received an accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) under its Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation Programme, a first-of-its-kind initiative that recognises global airports’ commitment to accessible travel operations.  The certification acknowledges DXB’s ongoing prioritisation of a safe and inclusive airport ......read more

    Etihad Engineering Delivers A380 to Etihad Airways for its Grand Return to Service

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Engineering, one of the world's leading aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions providers, completed a six-year heavy maintenance check on the first in a series of Airbus A380 aircraft for its return to service after a period of secure ground storage. Preparing the A380 for its return to service at its state-of-the-art aviation MRO facility in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Engineering carried out removal, inspection and installation of the full aircraft cabin which features The Residence, 9 First Apartments and 70 Business Studios on the upper deck as well ......read more

    Sharjah Airport Receives Over 7 Million Passengers in the First Half of 2023

    With an increase of 24 percent compared to last year   • More than 7 Million passengers in the first half of this year. • 6 new flight destinations and 3 cargo destinations to the Airport’s operations   Sharjah - 17 July 2023: Sharjah Airport has witnessed an impressive surge in passenger traffic, with over 7 million passengers passing through its terminals during the first half of 2023. This notable figure reflects a remarkable growth rate of over 24.4 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2022.  The airport also achieved substantial ......read more

    IATA Releases Industry Net Zero Tracking Methodology to Guide Industry Emission Reporting

    07 July 2023:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will publish an annual Track Zero report using IATA’s Net Zero Tracking Methodology to report industry-level progress towards aviation’s commitment to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.  The Net Zero Tracking Methodology and related reporting process were developed with industry experts. IATA will aggregate and report annually inputs from IATA member airlines on an industry basis. After thorough validation, aggregate industry data from the previous calendar year will be reported annually in ......read more

    More Passengers Head for the Airport this Summer Despite Concerns Over Delays and Congestion

    Industry needs to address the travel experience through automation, says SITA CEO 07 July 2023 – With the northern hemisphere summer rush around the corner, travel concerns around delayed flights, surging airfares and congestion in the airport are not putting travelers off air travel. Preliminary findings from 2023 SITA Passenger IT Insights released today, revealed anxiety around flight cancellations was cited by 32% of passengers when booking their next flight. Nearly 2 out of 10 passengers surveyed cited concerns around congestion in the airport and pointed to high airfares. ......read more

    Statement by Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy on UAE's Exceptional Performance in UNCTAD Report

    Bin Touq: The leading results of the FDIs flows confirm the vision and approach of our wise leadership in building a strong and sustainable national economy. Ranking 4th in the world in incubating new projects reflects the UAE’s leading position as a preferred destination for international companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. Abu Dhabi, 6 July 2023:  His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, said: “The UNCTAD report for 2022 reaffirms the remarkable and unprecedented achievements resulting from the cumulative balance of FDIs flows in the ......read more

    Unleash Unlimited Fun: Dubai Parks™ and Resorts Launches the Coolest Summer Pass for non-stop Indoor Adventures

    • For AED 499, the Coolest Summer Pass gives unlimited access to thrilling indoor experiences including MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, The Green Planet, Roxy Cinemas, Neon Galaxy, and Arcade by Hub Zero • Pass holders can avail exclusive benefits including a 10% discount on retail purchases, unlimited soda refills at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai and more!   Dubai, UAE, 6 July 2023: Get ready for the coolest summer ever! Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest theme park destination is thrilled to make this summer the coolest one yet with the launch of the ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand Remains Weak in May

    06 July 2023 -  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2023 global air cargo markets showing weak market conditions. • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), fell 5.2% compared to May 2022 (-6.0% for international operations).  • Capacity, as measured by available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), rose 14.5% compared to May 2022, primarily driven by belly capacity which increases as demand in the passenger business recovers. Capacity is now 5.9% above May 2019 (pre-pandemic) levels.  • Key factors ......read more

    Strong Air Travel Growth Continues in May as Load Factor Rises to 2019 Levels

    06 July 2023:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released May 2023 traffic data showing continued strong growth in air travel demand.    • Total traffic in May 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 39.1% compared to May 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 96.1% of May 2019 (pre-pandemic) levels.  • Domestic traffic for May rose 36.4% compared to the year-ago period. Total May 2023 domestic traffic was 5.3% above the May 2019 level. This is the second month in a row domestic traffic has exceeded ......read more

    Flight Delayed? Things To Do at Dubai and Other Airports

    Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, offers a wide variety of activities for travelers in transit. There are many private places at Dubai International Airport that you can access for a fee. By checking into a posh lounge, where comfortable seats, a wide selection of food and beverages, and warm hospitality are all standard, you can avoid ordering takeaway sandwiches and attempting to get comfortable on a plastic chair. There are many things to do at the airport, including fine dining establishments, duty-free shopping, and kid-friendly play areas. Here ......read more

    Etihad Airways to Expand Mutual Agreement with SF Airlines

    • Etihad Airways has hosted senior leaders from SF Airlines in Abu Dhabi to expand the reciprocal blockspace agreement between the two airlines   • Etihad Airways and SF Airlines have entered into an expanded MOU that will see the airlines explore additional opportunities to cooperate, including expanding cooperation on the flights to Ezhou Huahu airport   • The airlines are also exploring expanding the frequencies of services to further boost cargo capacity between the two hubs     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, ......read more

    Range Rover Evoque - New Design and Sophisticated Technologies Amplify True Modern Luxury

     Serene comfort: Reductive new centre console design ensures a serene cabin, crafted from the finest materials, with more usable interior space   Captivating technology: New floating 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen offers full digital control over key vehicle functions, powered by latest advanced Pivi Pro2 infotainment with built-in Amazon Alexa10  Perfect proportions: A true original, its optimised stance, taut detailing and Range Rover design DNA make it instantly recognisable – now enhanced with new colours and sophisticated finishes Leather-free ......read more

    Etihad Airways Set to Welcome Over 4 Million Passengers Over the Summer Season

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – As travellers begin flying for the summer holidays, Etihad Airways is prepared to welcome more than 4 million passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport between 20 June and 30 September 2023 and advises guests to follow below tips.    A high volume of travellers will be joining locally in Abu Dhabi, with the remainder connecting from across Etihad’s extensive network of 66 destinations, including new summer routes to Lisbon, Malaga and Mykonos which launched over the weekend.   Etihad’s upgraded online check-in ......read more

    SITA Announces Re-Election of DR Omar Jefri of Saudi Arabian Airlines as Chair of the SITA Board

    21, June 2023 – SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, has announced the re-election of Dr Omar Jefri, of Saudi Arabian Airlines, as Chair of the SITA Board of Directors.  Dr Jefri was reappointed as a Board Director by SITA’s Shareholders at its Annual General Assembly (AGA) on 14 June 2023. Following his reappointment, the SITA Board met and re-elected Dr Jefri as Chair for a further three-year term.  Dr Jefri has a wide breadth of experience in aviation and academia. With nearly 40 years combined expertise, he includes strategic ......read more

    SalamAir Expands its Fleet with Agreement to Lease Three Airbus A330neo Aircraft from Avolon

    SalamAir, Oman’s value-for-money airline, has announced firm commitment to lease three Airbus A330neo aircraft from Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company. A letter of intent was signed at the Paris Air Show on the 19th of June 2023 and the first delivery is expected to be in October 2023.  The introduction of three new Airbus A330neo wide-body aircraft will bring significant advantages to SalamAir and support the airline’s fleet and network expansion plans. These modern aircraft feature a dual-class configuration with 365 economy seats and 12 premium flatbed ......read more

    Wizz Air Expands Horizons and Celebrates a New Milestone in Egypt

    The airline inaugurated routes from Milan and Rome to Sphinx and announced new routes from Budapest to Sphinx and from Milan to Hurghada 19 June 2023:  Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline and the Middle East’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, has officially inaugurated two new routes connecting Italy and Egypt on 15 June. The airline will be flying from both Milan and Rome to Sphinx International Airport in Cairo. Wizz Air has also announced exciting new routes from Budapest to Sphinx International Airport and from Milan to ......read more

    New SITA Solution Enables Governments to Identify Threats Long Before they Arrive at the Border

    SITA Intelligence and Targeting provides the intelligence border agencies need to perform real-time risk assessment 15 June 2023:  SITA has unveiled its most advanced intelligence and targeting offering yet, providing the backbone for dynamic and integrated border management, helping governments identify and manage risks long before they reach their land, sea, and air borders. Today governments face the arduous task of balancing the benefits of surging international travel that is close to pre-pandemic levels with increased security and health threats. A key challenge is having ......read more

    Dubai Airports Prepares to Welcome Hajj Pilgrims to a Smooth Experience at DXB

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 14, 2023: Dubai Airports is working with its key service partners to ensure that pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage have a smooth and seamless start to their journey at Dubai International (DXB). Saudia will be operating the first official Hajj flight from DXB Terminal 1 on June 22.   As part of the steps taken by Dubai Airports to improve operational efficiency and maintain service levels from the kerb to the boarding gates during the Hajj season, dedicated counters have been allocated at check-in, passport ......read more

    Emirates Wins 5 Top Awards for Health and Safety Excellence in Ground Transport Services

    Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2023: At the recent Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards ceremony in Dubai, Emirates Group Transport Services were honoured with 5 top awards; the gold award for health and safety performance, the gold award for leisure safety, a safety influencer of the year award for one of the Emirates team members, a highly commended award in the health and safety initiative, and the trophy award for best fleet safety in the Middle East.   Emirates is the only airline globally to claim a gold award for health and safety performance in transport and has won ......read more

    Wink, Wink! Mysterious Inflatable Emoji takes Dubai Creek by Storm – but What's the Big Secret?

    A 50ft spherical smiley with bold messaging was spotted floating on Dubai Creek this morning, leaving tongues wagging and passers-by wondering what #UnleashTheExtraInYou means   The huge emoji is the logo of GLITCH, the newest family entertainment centre located at Al Ghurair Centre and featuring more than 30 high-tech attractions ranging from a Sky Surf Glider and Bowling lanes to VR sections Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2023: Dhows were ditched and abras abandoned this morning as the Dubai Creek skyline was dominated by an enigmatic, eye-catching, emoji. Visitors to the heart of Old ......read more

    Cargo Airline of the Year Accolade at ATW's 49th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards

    The prestigious award is a clear sign of faith in Cathay Cargo’s innovation, agility, growth and expertise in the face of significant operational challenges Cathay Cargo last week collected its award for “Cargo Airline of the Year” at a gala dinner in Istanbul at the 49th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards produced by Air Transport World (ATW).  The coveted award pays tribute to Cathay Cargo for overcoming major operational challenges in 2022, as well as for its growth, investment, innovation and ambition to become the world’s most customer-centric ......read more

    IATA Expands Turbulence Aware Platform

    06 June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ANA and WestJet have joined its Turbulence Aware Platform on the sidelines of the 79th IATA Annual General Meeting.    Turbulence Aware was launched in 2018 to help airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence which is a leading cause of passenger and crew injuries and higher fuel costs each year. The platform pools anonymized turbulence data from thousands of flights operated by participating airlines. The real-time, accurate information enables pilots and dispatchers to choose optimal flight ......read more

    Airline Profitability Outlook Strengthens

    05 June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an expected strengthening of airline industry profitability in an upgrade of its outlook for 2023. Highlights include: Airline industry net profits are expected to reach $9.8 billion in 2023 (1.2% net profit margin) which is more than double the previous forecast of $4.7 billion (December 2022). Airline industry operating profits are expected to reach $22.4 billion in 2023, much improved over the December forecast of a $3.2 billion operating profit. It is also more than double the $10.1 billion operating ......read more

    IATA Releases Strategic Roadmaps to Showcase Critical Steps Needed to Reach Net Zero by 2050

    4 June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled a series of roadmaps aimed at providing step-by-step detailing of critical actions and dependencies for aviation to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. These roadmaps address aircraft technology, energy infrastructure, operations, finance, and policy considerations leading to net zero.   With the adoption of a Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG) at ICAO’s 41st Assembly, governments and industry are aligned to reach the same net zero CO2 emissions goal by 2050. As policy initiatives lay the ......read more

    Introducing New Non-Stop Flights between Salalah and Bahrain

    04 June 2023:  SalamAir, Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, is thrilled to announce the introduction of new non-stop flights connecting Salalah and Bahrain during the much-anticipated Khareef season. Commencing July 5th, this strategic initiative aims to cater to the growing demand from travellers seeking a seamless travel experience between these two popular destinations.  SalamAir's CEO, Captain Mohamed Ahmed, said, “We are proud to announce the launch of a new non-stop flight route between Salalah and Bahrain during the Khareef season in ......read more

    Travel Demand Continues Strong in April; Domestic Traffic Fully Recovered

    02,  June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced continued strong passenger traffic demand in April.    • Total traffic in April 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 45.8% compared to April 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 90.5% of pre-Covid levels. At 81.3%, industry load factor was only 1.8 percentage points below pre-pandemic level. • Domestic traffic for April rose 42.6% compared to the year-ago period and has now fully recovered, posting a 2.9% increase over the April 2019 ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand Decline Slows in April

    01 June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2023 global air cargo markets, showing a continued, but slower, decline against the previous year’s demand performance.    • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), fell 6.6% compared to April 2022 (-7.0% for international operations). This decline was an improvement over the previous month's performance (-7.6%).  • Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was up 13.4% compared to April 2022. It was also up 3.2% ......read more

    14 Years of flydubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 June 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, today marks 14 years of operations. On 01 June 2009, the carrier welcomed its first passengers on board its inaugural flight FZ 157 from Dubai to Beirut. Since then, flydubai has been changing the way people travel around the region by enabling them to travel to more places, more often. Commenting on the airline’s 14th anniversary, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai, said: “flydubai has been at the forefront of opening previously underserved destinations from Dubai; ......read more

    Emirates Unveils New Closed Loop Recycling initiative to Reduce Plastic

    Dubai, UAE, 1 June 2023: Emirates is unveiling a new closed loop recycling initiative this month, where millions of onboard items such as plastic trays, bowls, snack and casserole dishes, will now be recycled in a local facility and remade into fresh, ready-to-use Emirates meal service products.   Marking United Nations World Environment Day on 5 June, and the theme of #BeatPlasticPollution, Emirates will introduce the new recycled utensils onboard from June 2023 onwards.   In line with Emirates’ commitment to consuming responsibly, the new initiative is a ......read more

    DXB Gets Ready to Ensure a Smooth Start for Hajj Pilgrims

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 31, 2023:  The Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports convened recently to discuss comprehensive preparations to facilitate the smooth and seamless travel of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year. The committee, which comprises key service partners including Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai Customs, Dubai Health Authority, flydubai, Emirates, Saudi Airlines, and flynas, among others, aims to deliver an exceptional airport experience for the pilgrims across all terminals at DXB. Mohammad Al ......read more

    SalamAir Announces Inauguration of Three New Destinations in June and July 2023

    Oman News Agency, May 20, 2023 - SalamAir, Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, is delighted to announce the launch of three new destinations in June and July. These new destinations include Almaty, Kazakhstan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Turkish city of Rize. Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, expressed his excitement about the expansion plans, stating, "We are thrilled to introduce these new destinations to our growing network. Almaty, one of Kazakhstan's prominent cities, offers great tourism potential. We aim to establish year-round connections ......read more

    All Emirates Passengers can now Avail of Free Wi-Fi Connectivity Onboard

    • Simply join Emirates Skywards, even while inflight • Emirates latest Wi-Fi enhancement sees an additional 30,000 Economy Class passengers connect weekly for free   Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2023: A recent enhancement to Emirates’ inflight connectivity means that all Emirates passengers in every class of travel can enjoy some form of free connectivity once they sign up to Emirates Skywards. The development has resulted in an additional 30,000 Economy Class passengers connecting to complimentary onboard Wi-Fi every week.   Emirates has constantly been at the ......read more

    Etihad Publishes 2022 Sustainability Report

    • Achieved a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometre (RTK) to 482g compared to 2019 baseline, by continuing to innovate and introduce operational efficiencies   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has published its annual sustainability report, detailing the company's commitment to sustainability and its progress towards its sustainability goals.   In 2022, the airline achieved an impressive 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometer (RTK) to 482g compared to 2019 ......read more

    Get Ready: Booking Data Points to Strong Peak Season Travel

    16 May 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported high levels of confidence among travelers for the peak Northern summer travel holiday season. This corresponds with first quarter 2023 forward bookings data for May – September which is tracking at 35% above 2022 levels.     The survey covering 4,700 travelers in 11 countries shows that: • 79% of travelers surveyed said that they were planning a trip in the June-August 2023 period • while 85% said that peak travel season disruptions should not be a surprise, 80% said that ......read more

    flydubai and Air Canada announce a Codeshare Partnership

     The new agreement will enable more passengers from Canada to connect seamlessly via Dubai’s aviation hub to a number of destinations on flydubai’s growing network Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 May 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, announced a new partnership with Air Canada to give customers flying between Canada, the Middle East, East Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Southern Asia more convenient travel options. Pending final regulatory approval, Air Canada’s marketing code will be placed on nine routes operated from Dubai by flydubai, giving customers ......read more

    UAE Travel & Tourism Sector Set to Recover this Year, says WTTC

    Sector to match 2019 GDP contribution by the end of 2023 Travel & Tourism jobs to surpass pre-pandemic levels this year Sector to outstrip national GDP growth over the next decade United Arab Emirates: The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2023 Economic Impact Research (EIR) today reveals the UAE Travel & Tourism sector is projected to meet the 2019 peak this year. The sector is set to contribute AED 180.6 billion to the UAE economy by the end of 2023, almost matching the 2019 high AED 183.4 billion, only 1.5% behind pre-pandemic levels. This represents ......read more

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