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    Turkish Airlines Named "Most Sustainable Flag Carrier Airline" in World Finance's Sustainability Awards 2024

    Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Türkiye, continues to set an example in the aviation sector with its pioneering sustainability initiatives. Once again, Turkish Airlines has been honored with the “Most Sustainable Flag Carrier Airline” award by World Finance, marking the prestigious recognition for the third consecutive year. Amid the significant challenges posed by the climate crisis to the aviation industry, Turkish Airlines stands out with its voluntary carbon offset platform CO2mission, use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), sustainable in-flight products, waste management practices, and the sustainable travel experience it offers to its passengers. Commenting on the award, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Prof. Ahmet Bolat, said: “Receiving the Most Sustainable ......read more

    flydubai's expansion plans stunted by extensive delays in Boeing's aircraft delivery schedules

    The Dubai-based carrier announced that no new aircraft are joining its fleet for the remainder of the year following the latest update it received from the manufacturer The carrier is set to review its expansion plans due to the ongoing aircraft delivery delays Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 July 2024: Dubai-based flydubai has announced that its expansion plans have been significantly impacted by Boeing’s latest update regarding ongoing delays in its aircraft delivery schedule. The carrier is currently evaluating its route development plans and potential frequency revision across the network due to a lack of new aircraft deliveries over the next few months. flydubai urges Boeing to honour and renew its commitment to meet its delivery obligations. Commenting on the ongoing delays, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive ......read more

    Car Detailing in Dubai

    When in Dubai, one cannot help but notice some of the world’s best and most costly automobiles on the road. Cars are an important possession in a city where people judge based on the type of car one owns so Maintaining the appearance of the car is paramount. That is where car detailing in Dubai comes in. However, what actually is car detailing, and how is it done? Let's break it down. What is Car Detailing? Car detailing is the fine cleaning and refurbishment of the vehicle to a high standard to produce a very detailed finish. That is not as simple as taking your car for a wash. Detailing goes a step further and cleaner, both the exterior and interior part of the car using specific equipment and detergents. It can be divided into two main components:It can be divided into two main components: Exterior ......read more

    300 Stores in the Middle East: Another Milestone in Tim Hortons' Journey Towards Being the ‘Café of Choice'

    Thursday, July 18th, 2024 - Dubai, UAE: Today marked a new milestone for the iconic Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in the Middle East with the opening of the brand’s 300th cafe in the region. Celebrations were hosted at Tim Horton’s stylish Roshn Front location in Riyadh, in the presence of His Excellency the Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Jean-Philippe Linteau, the Chairman of Apparel Group and AG Café International Mr. Nilesh Ved, and the CEO of Tim Hortons’ Master Franchisee in the Middle East Mr. Hesham Almekkawi, along with other distinguished guests. Rapidly expanding in the region, Tim Hortons Middle East, represented by its master franchisee, AG Café International - a joint venture entity owned by Apparel Group, a leading global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate, and Gateway Partners, an ......read more

    Emirates Park Zoo & Resort Prepares to Unveil Nature's Beauty in Abu Dhabi: Introducing the World Butterfly Park

    Showcasing the untold story of the tiny creature~ Abu Dhabi – July 18, 2024: Exciting News from Emirates Park Zoo & Resort! Get ready to immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi's newest eco-friendly attraction, the World Butterfly Park. Explore a world where tiny creatures share their ecological tales and showcase their vital roles. Discover diverse plants, including floating wonders, carnivorous delights, and slow growers, promising an enchanting journey for all visitors. The park's design and operations reflect our dedication to environmental protection, ensuring guests enjoy nature's beauty while learning about wildlife conservation.  Dr. Walid Shaaban, CEO of Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, expressed his excitement: "The upcoming attraction promises an unparalleled experience. Visitors will encounter ......read more

    SITA wins heathrow airport's confidence with contract extension for network infrastructure solutions

    SITA will bolster Heathrow Airport's expansive IT infrastructure, as both continue a trusting collaboration in their longest contract extension to date. GENEVA – 15th July 2024 – SITA, the global leader in air transport technology, has signed a five-year extension with Heathrow Airport to support Heathrow's vast and growing network infrastructure. Through this agreement, SITA will provide a wide range of network, telecommunications, and connectivity services, while introducing innovative new solutions to businesses operating within Heathrow.   Since 2011, SITA has built a strong relationship with Heathrow, reinforcing the airport's infrastructure as it became the busiest airport in Europe, with nearly 80 million passengers in 2023. As part of the new agreement, SITA will continue to strengthen ......read more

    Advantages and Disadvantages of a Car Rental with Sunroof

    When choosing a Rent a car Dubai with a sunroof, the advantages include having a panoramic view of the city and the ability to drive with the top down, which is perfect for the desert weather. However, these rentals are normally higher than the normal models that are in the market for sale or hire. It could also be more extensive because it includes information about structures and infrastructures, due to the hot and dusty weather in Dubai. Enhanced Visibility and Experience This is created by hiring a car with a sunroof since one gets an opportunity to view straight aerial views of the city of Dubai and the surrounding desert. One can view places like Burj Khalifa or Dubai Marina among other places that one may deem interesting to look at. Luxury and Comfort Another feature is the sunroof which gives luxury and comfort ......read more

    Discover the Best Car Rental Deals in Dubai with Falcon Drive

    In terms of ease and adaptability, renting a car in Dubai is a unique experience. The ability to see the city at your speed is invaluable, whether you're a visitor or a resident. Falcon Drive is here to make sure your rental car experience is easy and reasonably priced, offering amazing deals that meet all of your needs. Weekly Offer: Rent 7 Days Get 2 Days Free From the majestic Jumeirah beaches to the tall Burj Khalifa, Dubai is a city full of delights. It takes more than a few days to experience everything the city has to offer. For individuals who wish to make the most of their stay in Dubai, Falcon Drive's weekly offer is ideal. You receive two more days free of charge when you rent a car for seven days. This implies that you will only need to pay for seven days of use of the car, instead of nine. With this deal, ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Commences its Istanbul-Turin Flight Route

    Flying to more countries than any other, Turkish Airlines added another destination to its robust flight network across the world by commencing daily flights between Istanbul and Turin on 10 July 2024. These flights, celebrated today at Turin Airport with the attendance of Turkish Airlines' executives and distinguished members of the Piedmont community, will strengthen the global airline's presence in Italy with Turin becoming its ninth destination in the country and 349th in the world.   The Istanbul-Turin route not only facilitates direct travel to Istanbul, one of the world's foremost tourism and business destinations but also offers passengers seamless connections through flag carrier's world renown flight network across six continents.   Flight Timetable: Flight ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Launches Summer Training Program "Self-Exploration through Tourism"

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates - July 12, 2024: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development has announced the launch of its summer training program "Self-Exploration through Tourism," which will run throughout July 2024. This ambitious program aims to provide exceptional learning opportunities for young people and to activate initiatives that contribute to acquiring the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for various disciplines. The "Self-Exploration through Tourism" program offers a unique opportunity for participants to train in a diverse range of important disciplines, including marketing and promotion, where they will learn effective marketing strategies and promotional techniques to attract more visitors and tourists to Ajman. In tourism and hospitality, trainees will acquire the skills necessary to ......read more

    Emarat Signs First Agreement with Emirates Airline to Supply its Aviation Fuel at Al Maktoum Airport

    11 July 2024, Dubai, UAE: Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) has announced a new agreement with the Emirates Airline group to supply aviation fuel for its cargo operations at Al Maktoum International Airport. The agreement is the first of its kind between Emarat and Emirates at Al Maktoum Airport and is part of the long-standing cooperation that has existed for more than three decades. Emirates is one of Emarat's oldest customers. This agreement marks a new phase of cooperation between Emarat and Emirates and reflects the confidence of Emirates, one of Emarat’s long-standing customers, in the quality of Emarat’s aviation fuel and distinguished services over the years. For several decades, Emarat has been active in transporting and supplying aviation fuel at Dubai Airports through its ......read more

    Global Aerospace Summit 2024 set to fast-track greater investments for the future of the aerospace industry

    11 July 2024 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The seventh edition of the Global Aerospace Summit is set to return to Abu Dhabi in September 2024. Representing the aerospace, aviation, space, and defence sectors, the premier thought leadership forum will aim to accelerate investments to drive greater sustainability, youth engagement and innovation for the industry. The Summit is a CEO-led, critical meeting of the world's aerospace supply chain that brings together sector and government leaders at the highest level for strategy development and partnerships. The two-day event will take place on 25-26 September at the St. Regis, Saadiyat Island Resort in the UAE capital – Abu Dhabi. Since its first edition in 2012, the Global Aerospace Summit has solidified the UAE's position as a leading hub for aerospace, with ......read more

    Dhofar Province Announces Details of the Dhofar Autumn Season 2024

    Exceptional Events Lasting for 90 Days Throughout the Autumn Season A Unique Tourist Experience Combining Stunning Nature and Various Activities for Families, Youth, and Children Oman, 11 July 2024: Dhofar Province has revealed the details of the Dhofar Autumn Season 2024 through the digital interactive platform of the Information Ministry of the Sultanate of Oman (Ain platform). The activities and events for this year's Dhofar Autumn Season started on June 21 and, for the first time, will continue for 90 days until September 20. The exceptional and global events, combined with the cool weather and stunning nature, create a unique tourist experience. His Highness Sayyid Marwan Bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, stated that the province welcomes its unique and divinely gifted autumn season (Dhofar Autumn Season) every ......read more

    Seek Solace in Silence at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort this Summer

    Unveiling a new ‘Silent Immersion Program’, InterContinental Maldives makes headway in offering quiet wellness packages in this Summer July 2024: InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is proud to unveil its latest wellness offering of Silent Immersion Packages, including a ‘Hermit’ package as well as a ‘Digital Detox’ packages. Designed for those seeking solace and tranquility amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Raa Atoll, Maldives, these packages cater to guests looking to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with themselves for a more mindful experience. This summer, guests can look forward to an idyllic escape where the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Maldives provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and self-discovery. With many guests seeking an escape ......read more

    dnata wins multi-year contract with ITA Airways in the USA

    Los Angeles, USA, 9 July 2024 – dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide quality inflight catering services to ITA Airways from its facilities at Los Angeles International (LAX) and San Francisco International (SFO) airports. dnata’s highly trained teams will produce and uplift more than 200,000 meals annually to ensure a world-class dining experience on board the Italian flag carrier’s daily flights from both airports to Rome. Peter DeVito, Chief Executive Officer, dnata Catering North America, said: “We are proud to have been selected as the exclusive catering supplier to ITA Airways in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our experienced team will contribute to the excellent on-board experience by consistently delivering outstanding meals that ......read more

    SITA Reports record results as it pursues a strategy of Fast-growth and Expansion

    As SITA celebrates 75 years at the forefront of air transport IT, the company continues on a trajectory of growth, winning landmark contracts and addressing the major trends of digital transformation, digital travel and sustainability.  9 July 2024 – SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has announced record results for 2023 as revenues reached almost US$ 1.5 billion. This represents a rise of 7% on prior year, with all signs so far in 2024 indicating similar positive performance this year. Unveiling the results at SITA’s Annual General Assembly in June, SITA CEO David Lavorel also cited growth in margin and EBITDA, which exceeded plans by 4%. “Every one of our customers and members benefits from our strong performance and growth,” said Lavorel. “It means ......read more

    Escape to Paradise: Exclusive Summer Travel Offers to the Maldives!

    Discover the Essence of Freedom at the Ultra-Luxury Private Island Resort The Nautilus Maldives Experience the sensation of being on your own private island at The Nautilus, where time ceases to exist and every summer reverie is brought to life. Nestled in the stunning Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus boasts 26 beach and ocean houses and residences, ranging from 300 sqm to nearly 1000 sqm, catering to the ultimate desire of its affluent guests: total privacy, unimpeded. Each house and residence serves as a personal sanctuary, featuring a separate living room, dedicated butler service, and a private infinity pool. Combining the comforts of home with unscripted, bohemian playfulness, this immensely private hideaway delivers the barefoot lifestyle paired with ultimate luxury, positioning itself as one of the ......read more

    IATA and ASF to Develop Standard Cabin Waste Composition Audit Program and Drive Circularity Solutions

    04 July 2024 (Geneva) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is collaborating with the Aviation Sustainability Forum (ASF) to launch a standardized Cabin Waste Composition Audit (CWCA), with the ASF Cabin Waste Composition Auditing Platform to be launched in September 2024. CWCA audits have already been trialed in two waves, covering 25 flights (short, medium, and long-haul) at Singapore’s Changi Airport in November 2023 and April 2024. ASF conducted the audits based on a methodology developed by IATA. Preliminary results indicate that the sector is generating over 3.6 million metric tonnes of cabin and catering waste annually, with 65% being food and beverage waste. Untouched meals account for 18% of all waste. Audit data will guide the airline industry and policy makers in their efforts to reduce the levels ......read more

    South Africa has vast potential in Sustainable Aviation Fuel production

    03 July 2024 (Johannesburg) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on South Africa to mobilize its experience, resources, and infrastructure to accelerate the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production. The call came as government and industry officials gathered in Johannesburg for the IATA Wings of Change Focus Africa conference. “South Africa has vast potential to become a leading Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer in the region. And there is a waiting market for SAF as airlines work to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. More than a strategy in support of aviation’s decarbonization, it is a strategy for economic development and should be a top priority for the new South African government. Across agriculture, energy, and transportation, new jobs and industries are ......read more

    Passenger Demand Up 10.7% in May

    3 July 2024 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights: ·         Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 10.7% compared to May 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASK), was up 8.5% year- on-year. The May load factor was 83.4% (+1.7ppt compared to May 2023), a record high for May. ·         International demand rose 14.6% compared to May 2023. Capacity was up 14.1% year-on- year and the load factor improved to 82.8% (+0.3ppt on May 2023). ·         Domestic demand rose 4.7% compared to May 2023; capacity ......read more

    Connecting the Dots: AirportTransfer.com Revolutionizes Hotel Transfers

    Taking a significant step forward in global hospitality, AirportTransfer.com is proud to announce its new initiative aimed at transforming hotel transfers worldwide. With the launch of this innovative service, hotels around the globe can now seamlessly connect their guests to the nearest airports using AirportTransfer.com's top local carriers, ensuring safe. From Check-In to Takeoff: AirportTransfer.com Simplifies Hotel Transfers Airport transfers have long been a crucial aspect of travel logistics, impacting guest satisfaction and overall hotel experience. Aware of this, AirportTransfer.com has developed a comprehensive solution that caters to the diverse needs of both hotels and their guests. By partnering with the top transportation providers in every major city, AirportTransfer.com guarantees a hassle-free transfer ......read more

    Say Hello to Summer with Artful Adventures and Exclusive Savings at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

    Sublime experiences await at this boutique art hotel 2 July 2024, Dubai - Passionate about sparking inspiration through art and storytelling, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown is tickled pink to launch ‘Hello Summer’. As temperatures rise in Dubai, the boutique art hotel is keeping visitors cool with a lineup of indoor summer art tours over afternoon tea, as well as special offers Art tour and afternoon tea The art tour experience is complementary to Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown’s guests. Visitors can book the art tour for AED 50, or enjoy it as part of the neighbourhood inspired afternoon tea experience for AED 125 per person and AED 195 per couple. Art tourists are guided around the installations, including the new Dubai Videntium Temporis Machina (Dubai Viewer of Time Machine in Latin) by Franscois ......read more

    African Airlines Set for a Small Profit in 2024: Governments Urged to Harness Aviation for Economic Growth

    02 July 2024 (Johannesburg) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Africa’s governments to take advantage of a strengthening aviation sector to maximize its benefits for economic and social development across the African Continent. Recently IATA announced that Africa’s airlines are expected to earn a collective net profit in 2024 for the second year in a row. That is a welcome and hard-won result reflecting the sector’s resilience in its post-COVID recovery. The expected $100 million profit, however, translates into just 90 cents per passenger—well below the global average of $6.14. “Africa’s airlines are making a collective profit. That is good news. But it is razor-thin and well below the global benchmark. And there are wide variations across the ......read more

    Strong Air Cargo Demand Continues in May

    02 July 2024 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2024 global air cargo markets showing continuing strong annual growth in demand. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 14.7% compared to May 2023 levels (15.5% for international operations). This is the sixth consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year growth. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 6.7% compared to May 2023 (10.2% for international operations). "Air cargo demand moved sharply upwards in May across all regions. The sector benefitted from trade growth, booming e-commerce and capacity constraints on maritime shipping. The outlook remains largely positive with purchasing managers showing expectations for future growth. Some dampening, however, ......read more

    flydubai touches down in Islamabad and Lahore

    The Dubai-based carrier inaugurated its latest points in Pakistan with the launch of its direct flights to Islamabad and Lahore Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 July 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, inaugurated its operations to Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan on 01 July. This marks the start of the carrier’s daily services to Islamabad and Lahore. The inaugural flights touched down at Islamabad International Airport (ISB) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE) and were met with a water cannon salute and a warm welcome by airport officials. Commenting on the start of operations, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “at flydubai, we are always looking for opportunities to better serve our customers with more ......read more

    SalamAir Launches an Exciting Magic of Khareef Campaign

    SalamAir is thrilled to announce its network-wide social media engagement campaign to celebrate the enchanting Khareef season in Salalah, Oman. This campaign aims to gather travelers from around the world in a collective celebration and promotion of Salalah as a must-visit destination during the summer months, renowned for its refreshing cooler weather and stunning natural beauty. We invite all our passengers to capture and share their favorite moments from Salalah during Khareef for a chance to win a free return ticket to any of our destinations! "We are thrilled to reveal this interesting social media campaign, designed to harness the power of our vibrant community of travelers and showcase the enchanting Khareef season in Salalah. By encouraging our passengers to share their personal experiences, we highlight Salalah's ......read more

    Emirates welcomes 101-year-old centenarian Rachida Smati onboard

    Dubai, UAE 1 July 2024: Emirates recently welcomed 101 year old centenarian and seasoned traveller Rachida Smati onboard its flight to Algiers this past weekend. To show its appreciation to the well-travelled customer and ensure she has the most comfortable travel experience possible, the airline extended a First-Class upgrade for Rachida. She was also greeted by a dedicated team ensuring she was fast-tracked through the airport before heading to the First-Class lounge for a relaxing experience ahead of boarding her flight. Rachida, an Algerian national, flew to Algiers with Emirates after visiting friends and family in Dubai. Her third visit to the city, Rachida counts it as one of her favourite destinations for its accessibility, high standards of medical care and vibrant attractions. Rachida plans to become a repeat visitor with ......read more

    Have an unforgettable summer at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre malls this Dubai Summer Surprises 2024

    Dubai, UAE; 28 June 2024: Get ready for an unforgettable summer as Mall of the Emirates and City Centre malls bring you a spectacular array of events and offers during the highly anticipated Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2024! Running from June 28 to September 1, 2024, this city-wide festival promises entertainment, unbeatable sales, and endless fun for everyone. Here’s your guide to all the exciting happenings at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres. 1. Kick-off with the 12-Hour Sale Extravaganza Mark your calendars for June 28, when DSS kicks off with a bang at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, and City Centre Deira. From 10 AM to 10 PM, enjoy up to 90% off on a wide range of products in stores, and up to 70% on the shoppable mall website MallofTheEmirates.com. Plus, if you spend AED 300 and are a SHARE member, you ......read more

    flydubai receives “Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth” award at the MEA Business Achievement Awards 2024

    The Dubai-based carrier was recognised for its outstanding sector leadership and growth at the first edition of the MEA Business Achievement Awards 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, received the “Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth” award at the MEA Business Achievement Awards. Francois Oberholzer, Chief Financial Officer at flydubai, received the award on the carrier’s behalf at an awards ceremony held in Dubai. The event was attended by key members across various industries such as travel and tourism, aviation, banking and finance, technology as well as hospitality. Voted by industry experts, this award honours the carrier’s strong and agile business model and its dedication to innovation and enhancing connectivity to new and previously underserved ......read more

    Industry Leader Mohamed Hawwam takes the helm as General Manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown

    Part of the Sofitel Dubai Downtown team since 2020, Mohamed assumes his new position as General Manager following a three-year stint as Director of Operations 27 June 2024, Dubai - Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the renowned French hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamed Hawwam as General Manager.  With an illustrious background spanning 20 years in the luxury hospitality space, Mohamed's career is underpinned by a commitment to excellence.  A distinguished hotelier, Mohamed is celebrated for his extraordinary leadership and visionary prowess. Throughout his illustrious career, he has consistently surpassed profit and market growth targets while setting new standards for customer satisfaction. Mohamed's strategic acumen and innovative initiatives have redefined luxury in the industry, establishing him ......read more

    Unwind and Explore: Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa Invites GCC Families to a Rejuvenating Summer Escape

    A teens’ Holiday Camp, a brand-new sleep wellness offering and enticing added benefits await holidaymakers this Summer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 2024 – Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, an all-pool villa haven nestled amidst the breathtaking natural seascapes of the Indian Ocean, invites GCC families to embrace the joy of relaxation and the spirit of adventure this summer with a slew of experiences designed to inspire playful discoveries and foster tranquil reconnections with the mind and body. An accessible four-hour flight from Dubai and a five-hour flight from Saudi Arabia, the resort is easily accessible via a 20-minute premium speedboat from Velana International Airport.    Fun for All Ages   Budding adventurers and creative little spirits alike can discover ......read more

    Dubai Airports sets new standards with AI-powered inventory forecasting

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 26, 2024: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), has implemented a groundbreaking demand planning and forecasting initiative that is transforming behind-the-scenes supply management operations. This innovative approach has enhanced service levels, streamlined inventory management, and boosted operational efficiency across the organisation, contributing to a superior experience for airport guests.   Over the past year, the introduction of a sophisticated Material Requirement Planning (MRP) tool, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, helps the inventory team predict future spare parts consumption. With parts on hand, the team can promptly execute engineering work orders, resulting in quicker maintenance ......read more

    Cathay Pacific returns to the world's top five airlines in industry rankings and wins World's Best Economy Class

    Thank you to our customers for their continued support with a vote of confidence in our vision to become the world’s best premium airline In the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Cathay Pacific has been awarded the fifth World’s Best Airline, up three places from last year, and the World’s Best Economy Class Airline. The carrier was also named World’s Cleanest Airline.  These distinctions follow Cathay Pacific being named the third best premium airline in the world in AirlineRatings’ rankings last month, up six places from last year.  Cathay Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said: “We feel extremely encouraged to have moved from last year’s top 10 to this year’s top 5 according to Skytrax and AirlineRatings, both major airline industry ......read more

    Etihad unveils 20th Anniversary Livery

    Airline reveals special livery on one of its six A321neos joining its fleet Detail marks airline’s 20-year journey and looks forward to the future Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad’s newest bespoke livery has been revealed. The design’s line-style art celebrates the intricate beauty of unity, with each stroke embodying the essence of the airline’s home. It reflects the rich history that the national airline of the UAE has developed over the last twenty years as one of Abu Dhabi’s most important home-grown brands. The design has been applied to one of the A321neos that has just joined the airline’s fleet, and artfully showcases iconic landmarks across Abu Dhabi. Antonoaldo Neves, Etihad’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The livery marks our 20th year of delivering remarkable service, ......read more

    Dubai Airports celebrates graduates of the Future Faces Programme

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world's largest international hub, Dubai International (DXB), celebrated the graduation of 15 young, talented UAE national trainees of its Future Faces Programme. The year-long programme, initiated as part of Dubai Airports' ongoing Emiratisation drive, is designed for the UAE's top university graduates. Emirati graduates participating in the programme undergo immersive training and mentorship across key airport functions including Human Resource Development, Technology & Infrastructure and Service & Operations. The graduation ceremony, attended by Dubai Airports senior executives, highlighted the company's commitment to Emiratisation and nurturing the next generation of Emirati aviation leaders. Meshari Al Bannai, Chief People Officer ......read more

    SITA democratizes access to airline flight operations managed services with ASISTIM acquisition

    This paves the way for airlines of all sizes to outsource part of their operations, not only enhancing efficiency and scalability but also leveling the playing field in a challenging, high-volume industry with strong seasonality.   25 June 2024 – SITA, the leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has just taken the big step of moving into the operations as-a-service market with the acquisition of ASISTIM, a company renowned for its airline flight operations services. This move illustrates SITA’s never-ending search for new ways to help airlines handle challenges and stay ahead, making air travel better for everyone. This deal boosts SITA’s role as a top partner for ambitious airlines, offering them comprehensive solutions no matter their size or passenger volume. As air travel evolves, ......read more

    Qatar Airways Secures the ‘Airline of the Year' Title from Skytrax, Returning to the Top for an Unprecedented Eighth Time

    The 5-star carrier also received three other prestigious awards: ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Qatar Airways Group becomes the first aviation group to win Best Airline, Best Airport and Best Airport Shopping, in the same year in Skytrax history 24 June 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Qatar Airways has been awarded the ‘Airline of the Year’ title by Skytrax, returning to the top for an unprecedented eighth time. This distinction highlights the airline's unwavering commitment to excellence. The 5-star carrier was also recognised with three additional awards: ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline ......read more

    Menzies Aviation net zero targets approved by SBTi

    24 June 2024, Dubai: Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, and an Agility Global company, is pleased to announce that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its science-based targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2045. This includes a 50% near-term reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 from its 2022 baseline, and in scope 3 GHG emissions of between 30% and 42% within the same timeframe. This milestone underscores Menzies’ commitment to strong sustainability leadership, and environmental stewardship, taking a proactive approach to combating climate change. By setting and pursuing ambitious, science-based targets, it is not only reducing its own footprint but setting a benchmark for the aviation services ......read more

    30sundays unveils a vibrant summer collection inspired by the Colours of the Sky

    Dive into summer with 30SUNDAYS' latest eyewear styles Dubai, UAE – [13th June 2024]: 30SUNDAYS, the eyewear brand under the regional group Eyewa, is happy to announce the launch of its new summer collection. This limited-edition capsule features 50 trendy sunglasses and is inspired by the stunning colours of the sky; from the gentle hues of sunrise to the vivid shades of sunset. With 26 frames for men, 24 for women, and 12 chic chains, this collection promises to add a touch of fun to your summer wardrobe. The new summer collection by 30SUNDAYS is a tribute to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The designs reflect nature's most enchanting transitions. The collection offers a curated selection of timeless designs and iconic frames, ensuring you find the perfect pair to match your unique style. 30SUNDAYS embodies ......read more

    What Are the Do's and Don'ts of Driving in the UAE?

    Description: In the UAE, follow traffic signs, wear seat belts, have an IDP, and stick to speed limits. Avoid using phones, hard shoulder driving, and drinking and driving. The United Arab Emirates has become a global business hub due to massive developments in different fields, such as tourism, real estate, trade, and gas and oil production. Since more and more people are visiting the UAE, the rate of car accidents is also increasing. Therefore, the government has implemented strict traffic and driving laws for both the residents and tourists to ensure the safety of the people on the roads. That said, here is the UAE driving guide to introduce you to some of the essential dos and don’ts of driving in the area. Go through all the rules and regulations to ensure safety! Dos of Driving in UAE Follow All the Traffic ......read more

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    • Skywards and TudoAzul members can now earn and redeem Miles and Points on all flights operated by Azul and Emirates, respectively.    • The two carriers launched a codeshare agreement in 2021 and offer customers access to more than 290 destinations across their joint network.   Dubai, UAE: 15 January 2024 – Emirates and Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A (Azul) have taken their partnership to new heights with the launch of a reciprocal loyalty programme offering. Emirates Skywards and TudoAzul frequent flyer members can now earn and redeem Miles ......read more

    Intercontinental Maldives Gets Ready for the Manta Retreat in March 2024

    January 2024:  Following the launch of the Manta Retreat in 2022, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is now inviting guests to the third Manta Retreat, which will take place in March 2024. Spreading curiosity and excitement to learn about manta rays and their natural habitat, the Manta Retreat forms a great platform to learn, explore and understand these gentle giants and the work of the Manta Trust.  Created for travellers who want to experience the little bit extra, who are interested in adding true value to their vacations, and do not say 'no' to an adventure, ......read more

    Air Travel Reaches 99% of 2019 Levels as Recovery Continues in November

    10 January 2024: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2023 air travel performance indicating that air travel demand topped 99% of 2019 levels.   • Total traffic in November 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 29.7% compared to November 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 99.1% of November 2019 levels. • International traffic rose 26.4% versus November 2022. The Asia-Pacific region continued to report the strongest year-over-year results (+63.8%) with all regions showing improvement compared to the prior ......read more

    Patina Maldives Launches New Submarine Experience

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10th: Oceans-first island innovator Patina Maldives, Fari Islands together with pioneering diving and water sports operator Dive Butler International has announced the exclusive addition of a glittering new gem to its trove of exceptional guest experiences: the two-person submarine, Ocean Pearl. As well as deepening the resort experience through next-level exploration and adventure, Ocean Pearl will make significant contributions to environmental protection and marine biology projects across the Maldives and the surrounding ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand Up 8.3% in November

    9 January 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2023 global air cargo markets indicating the strongest year-on-year growth in roughly two years. This is partly due to weakness in November 2022, but also reflects a fourth consecutive month of strengthening demand for air cargo. Global demand for air cargo, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs), increased by 8.3% compared to November 2022. For international operations, demand growth was 8.1%.    Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres (ACTKs), was up 13.7% ......read more

    dnata's Airport Handling Set to Launch Operations at Rome Fiumicino (FCO)

    Ground services provider to invest €20 million in ground support equipment and employ 1,800 aviation professionals at FCO   9, January 2024 – Airport Handling, a majority-owned subsidiary of leading global air and travel services provider dnata, has been awarded a seven-year ground handling license by Aeroporti di Roma and will establish operations at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). The company is targeting to launch operations in the Italian capital in the second quarter of 2024.     Airport Handling will provide a range of quality and safe ramp and ......read more

    Emirates Ramps up Seoul Operations to 10 Weekly Flights

    Dubai, UAE– 4 January 2024: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, reinforces its commitment to South Korea by ramping up its operations in Seoul with three additional weekly flights starting 19 February 2024.     The new flights will operate as EK324/ EK325 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, Emirates’ flight EK324 will depart Dubai at 0445hrs, landing in Seoul Incheon International Airport at 1805hrs. The return flight EK325 will depart Seoul at 2200hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0315hrs the following ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Unveils Second Edition of the Poetic Evening " Bawh Al Qawafi" on 29th December

    AJMAN, UAE – 26 December 2023: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) is thrilled to announce the upcoming second edition of the renowned poetry evening, "Bawh Al Qawafi," set to take place at the Ajman Museum on December 29, 2023. This cultural extravaganza, seamlessly blending the art of poetry with Emirati heritage, promises to be a captivating event for enthusiasts and patrons alike. Scheduled from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the evening will feature the poetic brilliance of three distinguished Emirati poets: Omar Al-Lahimd, Muhammad Al-Nawah Al-Menhali, and ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Unveils Second Edition of the Poetic Evening Bawh Al Qawafi on 29th December

    AJMAN, UAE – 25 December 2023: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) is thrilled to announce the upcoming second edition of the renowned poetry evening, "Bawh Al Qawafi," set to take place at the Ajman Museum on December 29, 2023. This cultural extravaganza, seamlessly blending the art of poetry with Emirati heritage, promises to be a captivating event for enthusiasts and patrons alike. Scheduled from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the evening will feature the poetic brilliance of three distinguished Emirati poets: Omar Al-Lahimd, Muhammad Al-Nawah Al-Menhali, and ......read more

    DXB marks a Milestone in Dubai's Accessibility Ambition by becoming the First International Airport to receive Certified Autism Centre™ Designation

    Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2003: Dubai International (DXB), the world’s biggest airport for international passenger traffic, marked a historic milestone by becoming the first international airport to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This achievement highlights Dubai Airports’ unwavering commitment to elevating the travel experience and making it easier for persons with disabilities while also supporting Dubai's pursuit of becoming a Certified Autism ......read more

    Emirates SkyCargo to Build on 2023 Successes and Advance its Long-term Strategic Growth Plans

    Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2023 – Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo arm of the world’s largest international airline, wraps up a major year of growth and investment in both its current and future operations. Signalling its confidence in the essential role air cargo will continue to play in global trade, the airline has made significant leaps towards its long-term strategic growth plans to double capacity in the next decade, and further cement its leading position in global air logistics.   Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo said: “2023 was a ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Expands Fleet with the Historic Airbus Order

    Turkish Airlines, flying to more international destinations than any airline in the world, proudly announces a monumental expansion of its fleet with the acquisition of 355 state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft. This significant order comprises 250 of the best-selling A321s and 105 of the highly efficient A350 widebody aircraft, including 60 firm order, 20 purchase right A350-900s, 15 firm order A350-1000s, and 5 firm order and 5 purchase right A350-Freighters.  This strategic acquisition underscores Turkish Airlines' commitment to enhancing its operational efficiency, environmental ......read more

    oneworld® Becomes First Airline Alliance to join IATA CO2 Connect

    20 December 2023 – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the oneworld Alliance will work together in the field of CO2 emission calculations with all 13 oneworld member airlines committing to contributing operational data to IATA’s CO2 Connect emissions calculator. This will further improve the quality and accuracy of the tool, as the percentage of airline-specific fuel burn data used by the calculator will substantially increase, with the data provided by the following oneworld member airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, ......read more

    Hamad International Airport Awarded Best Airport in the Middle East for Seventh Consecutive Year by Global Traveler

    19 December 2023:  Global Traveler's 20th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards has once again crowned Hamad International Airport (DOH) with the distinguished title of “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive seventh consecutive year.  Recognized as a prestigious accolade in the realm of business travel, this award underscores the airport's unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and an airport experience tailored to passengers' needs. In the realm of travel preferences, Global Traveler, for its 20th consecutive ......read more

    Airbus News Statement

    Airbus helped secure communications at COP28 in Dubai, UAE with an historic attendance of over 97,000 delegates, including over 150 heads of state, along with negotiators, business leaders and non-state actors.  For an event of this magnitude, with its stringent safety requirements, Airbus has equipped all the technical and security workforce with a critical collaboration platform, Agnet solution, to guarantee the real-time security of the flow of people moving towards the areas dedicated to the negotiations and to the States pavilions on the vast Expo City site.  Designed ......read more

    IATA Rolls Out New Timatic Product to Support Contactless Travel and Enhance Customer Experience

    17 December 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has rolled out the next generation travel documentation and verification system which supports contactless travel and enhances the passenger experience. To achieve this, Timatic has undergone a complete redesign, setting a new benchmark in travel compliance solutions. Building on the success of its predecessor, Timatic AutoCheck offers a streamlined and interactive experience enabling travelers, airlines and travel professionals to easily access accurate and clearly worded immigration information. The entire document ......read more

    Trading Wetsuits for Flight Suits (and vice versa!), Emirates and SailGP Celebrate a shared Love of Flying

    Watch an A380 First Officer and the most successful Olympic sailor of all time swap flying machines here.   Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2023: Whether sailing through the skies or flying across the waves, Emirates’ pilots and SailGP athletes challenge the very laws of aerodynamics to reach new heights. To understand the different elements that power each other’s flight, Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, and Driver of the Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team and First Officer Alexander Warburton, an Emirates A380 pilot, put their extensive ......read more

    Hatta Festival: A Dazzling Wonderland of Lights, Fireworks, and Entertainment

     Fireworks display to light up the Hatta sky every weekend during the Hatta festival from December 15 till New Year’s Eve  Hatta Festival 2023 to take place in Wadi Hub and feature entertainment for all ages including carnival stalls, outdoor cinema, live performances, and more.  Hatta Resorts offers exclusive packages including a glamping experience, access to outdoor attractions, and food & drink: Family Explore and Hatta Escape   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 December 2023: Hatta Festival 2023 is set to captivate hearts and minds from December ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Reinstates Flights to Osaka, Japan

    The carrier resumed flights to the Japanese city on 12 December 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 December 2023: Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has once again added Osaka International Airport to its flight network starting from December 12. This move stands as a testament to the airline's ongoing commitment to network expansion, ensuring passengers enjoy unparalleled connectivity. Flights to Osaka now operate four days a week—on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays—between Istanbul Airport and Osaka International ......read more

    4.4 million Passengers Dashing through DXB this Festive Season

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 December 2023: As the festive season gets underway, hundreds of thousands of travellers are expected to take to the skies to reunite with family and loved ones, indulge in holiday getaways or explore exciting new destinations.    At the heart of it all Dubai International (DXB), the world’s most connected and biggest international airport, is primed for peak season, ready to facilitate a diverse range of offerings this holiday season.   DXB will welcome an estimated 4.4 million passengers through its doors between ......read more

    Shifting Megatrends See the Rapid Evolution of Electric Air Taxis and Emergence of Generative AI as Driving Forces in Travel and Transport

    SITA explores the shifting trends that have emerged in the last year and the updated innovation outlook for the next decade    13 December 2023 – With the arrival of Generative AI in 2023, the technology has surged to the top of airport and airline agendas, with 97% of airlines planning a program to develop the technology. This has taken the limelight away from Metaverse, which was the focus for 2022. Similarly, Urban Air Mobility has seen surging interest from airlines and airports, with the first flights due to take off in 2024. As a result, investment in the space across ......read more

    Romantic Italian Elegance: Lake Como Weddings for Foreign Lovebirds

    Nestled in the heart of the Lombardy region in Northern Italy, Lake Como is a mesmerizing destination that has long been associated with romance and elegance. With its crystal-clear waters, picturesque landscapes, and charming towns, Lake Como has become a sought-after location for weddings, particularly for foreign lovebirds looking to celebrate their special day in a truly enchanting setting. This article will explore the allure of Lake Como weddings, the stunning Lake Como wedding venues, and what makes this destination so captivating for couples in love. Lake Como Wedding Venues: ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Successfully Concludes GCC Roadshow, Forging Strategic Alliances

    Ajman, UAE - December 8, 2023 - The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD), led by His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General, has successfully concluded a meticulously planned and executed strategic roadshow across key destinations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from December 4 to December 7. The primary objective of this initiative was to elevate the profile of tourism in the Emirate of Ajman, showcasing its distinctive attractions and immense potential to a discerning global audience.   In Muscat, Oman, on December 4, the Ajman Department of Tourism ......read more

    MBRSC Hosts Nasa Administrator Bill Nelson for a Unique Session on the Future of Space Exploration

    Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2023: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in partnership with the Museum of the Future hosted Senator Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator, for a session titled "Space and Beyond: The Future of Space Exploration," during his official visit to the UAE. The session featured astronauts Sultan AlNeyadi and Hazzaa AlMansoori and was attended by H.E. Martina Strong, Ambassador of the USA to the UAE, H.E. Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General, and H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, along with the media and public. During the session ......read more

    Airlines Set to Earn 2.7% Net Profit Margin on Record Revenues in 2024

    6 December 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2023, which will then largely stabilize in 2024. However, net profitability at the global level is expected to be well below the cost of capital in both years. Very significant regional variations in financial performance remain.    Outlook highlights include: • Airline industry net profits are expected to reach $25.7 billion in 2024 (2.7% net profit margin). That will be a slight improvement over 2023 which is expected to show ......read more

    DXB named “World's Leading Airport” by World Travel Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 December 2023: It’s official. Dubai International (DXB) has once again been named the "World's Leading Airport" at the prestigious 30th annual World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony, held last week in Dubai. The award solidifies DXB’s position as a global leader in the aviation industry. The award reflects the hard work and dedication of DXB’s entire team, and the airports exceptional performance over the past 12 months in various aspects of its operation, including guest experience, customer service, state-of-the-art facilities ......read more

    Emirates: Soaring Beyond Boundaries - A Journey of Luxury, Innovation, and Excellence

    Emirates, the flagship carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has redefined the world of aviation, setting unparalleled standards in luxury, innovation, and service excellence. As a symbol of the UAE's commitment to excellence, Emirates has not only connected the world but has become a byword for opulence in air travel. Join us on a journey through the clouds as we explore the facets that make Emirates a beacon of prestige, offering a travel experience that transcends ordinary boundaries. Setting the Skyline Ablaze The distinctive red, white, and green livery of Emirates has become ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand up 3.8% in October

    05 December 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for October 2023 global air cargo markets indicating the third consecutive month of stronger year-on-year demand. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs*), increased by 3.8% compared to October 2022. For international operations, the demand lagged slightly at 3.5%.    Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres (ACTKs), was up 13.1% compared to October 2022 (11.1% for international operations). This was largely related to the growth in belly capacity. International ......read more

    Passenger Demand Recovery Continues On Track in October

    6  December 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the ongoing recovery in passenger demand continued in October.  • Total traffic in October 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 31.2% compared to October 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 98.2% of pre-COVID levels. • Domestic traffic for October rose 33.7% versus October 2022, driven by the triple-digit percentage growth recorded in China, and was 4.8% above the October 2019 results.  • International traffic climbed 29.7% compared to the same ......read more

    Emirates Celebrates UAE's National Day with a Double Flypast during Emirates Dubai 7s

    Dubai, UAE, 2 December 2023:  Just five days after Emirates marked the UAE’s milestone achievements in space exploration, the airline has taken to the skies again this time performing a spectacular National Day flypast during the Emirates Dubai 7s.   Flying at an altitude of just 500 feet, the iconic A380 soared over the main pitch at 3.43pm local time, adorned with Emirates’ new signature livery and delighting thousands of spectators. Exactly five minutes later the A380 glided back, saluting world-class athletes and passionate fans alike.   UAE National ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Unveils "TESLAM - UAE" Art Exhibition to Celebrate the UAE 52nd Union Day

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates – December 1, 2023: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) announces the launch of the "TESLAM - UAE" art exhibition, a remarkable showcase of creativity and expression, dedicated to commemorating the UAE 52nd Union Day. The exhibition is set to take place at Bahi Ajman Place Hotel, commencing with the official opening on December 1st and opening its doors to the public from December 2nd to December 8th.  The Teslam art exhibition offers a distinctive chance for both participants and visitors to convey their affection and ......read more

    Dubai Airports Celebrates Milestone in making DXB more inclusive for People of Determination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 December 2023: Dubai Airports proudly marks the one-year anniversary of its ground-breaking 'We All Meet the World Differently' programme, just ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December. The two-year programme, a collaborative effort with various stakeholders placing community engagement at its core, has steadfastly advanced initiatives to foster an inclusive environment across Dubai International (DXB). This aligns with Dubai's vision to be the world’s leading disability-friendly city, ensuring a ......read more

    IATA and ARC Extend Direct Data Solutions Partnership

    30 November 2023 – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) have extended their Direct Data Solutions (DDS) partnership, which offers subscribing airlines the most comprehensive global set of airline sales, market and itinerary data. Signed at the 2023 IATA World Passenger Symposium, the partnership extension ensures more than 100 global airlines will continue to have access to this critical service for years to come. DDS incorporates airline-contributed data, IATA's Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) transactions and ARC's ......read more

    Dubai Airports Joins WEF's 'Airports of Tomorrow' to Pave the Way for a Sustainable Future

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 November 2023: Dubai Airports, operator of the world's biggest airport for international traffic, Dubai International (DXB), has joined Airports of Tomorrow — a collaborative venture by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Airports Council International (ACI). This partnership is dedicated to steering the aviation industry toward Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, focusing on critical areas such as energy, infrastructure, and financing. Sven Deckers, Director of Strategy Planning at Dubai Airports said, “We’ve aligned with the ......read more

    Etihad to Fly Big Bird to the Big Apple

    • Etihad Airways will fly its much-loved A380 on the popular Abu Dhabi – New York JFK route from 22 April, 2024 • The superjumbo is right on time for the busy summer travel period and key corporate travel market • The Residence, the world’s only three-room suite in the sky, serves up a legendary flying experience – special promotional offer to celebrate launch   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways is delighted to announce it will start flying its A380 double-decker to New York JFK from 22 April, 2024. Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive ......read more

    Dubai Airports Achieves Sustainability Milestone - Cutting Waste to Landfills by 60%

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 November 2023: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), has announced the successful achievement of a 60% reduction in waste sent to landfills from DXB.  This achievement marks a significant leap in Dubai Airports’ broader sustainability goal to reduce DXB’s carbon footprint, while setting an industry standard and inspiring its guests to be more environmentally conscious.  Dubai Airports’ waste management initiative outlined an innovative food waste treatment plan to ......read more

    DXB Boosts Global Connectivity with the Busiest Winter Ever

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2023:  Dubai International (DXB) has started its winter season strong, with seven international carriers launching operations to nine destinations between October and November. The addition of new services and increased frequencies are set to boost total weekly flights up to 4,400 (one-way), marking a 20% surge from the previous winter season.   DXB, the world's busiest international hub for both passengers and connectivity, according to the Airports Council International (ACI), welcomed Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Batik Air, ......read more

    Strengthened Global Framework for Accelerating Aviation's Decarbonization

    28 November 2023  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to governments delivering the supportive policies needed to enable aviation’s decarbonization, as agreed at the Third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) hosted by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Dubai. CAAF/3 delivered critical agreement on: • A global framework to promote Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production in all geographies around the world. The aim is that aviation fuel in 2030 is 5% less carbon intensive than fossil fuel used today ......read more

    Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways Announce Frequent Flyer Partnership

    • Flying Blue and Etihad Guest members flying on Air France, KLM or Etihad Airways can now earn and redeem Miles in the loyalty program of their choice • As part of the expanded partnership announced in September 2023, Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways customers now have access to more than 60 new routes beyond Abu Dhabi, Paris and Amsterdam     Air France-KLM Group and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new partnership between their respective loyalty programmes following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ......read more

    Etihad Airways Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Iconic Fly-past at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Etihad Airways took to the skies with a spectacular fly-past today directly above Yas Marina Circuit to mark the start of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023. Etihad’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner passed over the track at an altitude of 600 ft, at precisely 16:44 and 55 seconds. The aircraft was followed by the UAE’s aerobatic stunt team, Al Fursan, with seven aircraft representing the seven emirates of the UAE. Al Fursan took a V formation shortly behind the Dreamliner, with coloured vapour trails in the red, green and black colours of ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed presents Trophy to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen

    Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed presents trophy to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen    Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed has presented the trophy to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen. His Highness commended the organisers and partners for their role in delivering the successful global sporting event, and highlighted the event’s role in strengthening Abu Dhabi’s leading position as a global sports, tourism and entertainment hub. The ......read more

    Emirates Group receives Platinum Impact Seal in UAE Year of Sustainability from the National CSR Fund, Majra

    Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2023: The Emirates Group has been recognised as one of the UAE’s top 50 most sustainable companies, taking home the highest accolade in sustainable business impact, the Platinum Impact Seal Award from the UAE National CSR Fund, Majra. The award ceremony took place during the 2023 World with Purpose summit, which was held in Dubai for the first time on 7 November under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy and in partnership with the UAE National CSR Fund, Majra.   Majra’s Impact Seal is the official federal recognition that measures, ......read more

    Dubai Airports Invests in Guest Experience and Reveals Winner of the Dubai Airshow VISTA Innovation Challenge

    Co-located at Dubai Airshow 2023, VISTA is the premium start-up platform for global aerospace entrepreneurs Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 November 2023: Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s biggest international hub, has announced ROVAR as the winner of its guest experience innovator challenge hosted at VISTA at Dubai Airshow 2023.  ROVAR, a UK-based start-up, won the challenge for its future-focused smart guide, using augmented and virtual reality to enhance the guest experience. The guide offers helpful information throughout the ......read more

    VNR: Emirates A380 100% SAF Demonstration Flight

        Time Stamps:   ·       0:00-0:11 - Emirates A380 demonstration aircraft.   ·       0:12- 0:27 - SAF fuel tanker pulling up to the emirates A380 aircraft.   ·       0:28- 1:12 - Emirates A380 aircraft being fuelled with SAF.   ·       1:13-1:33 - Pilots arrive for demonstration flight, and conduct pre-flight checks and inspections.   ·       1:34-2:13 - A380 aircraft pushback for demonstration ......read more

    Emirates World's First Airline to Operate A380 Demonstration Flight with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    • First time drop-in SAF is used on an A380 with full compatibility across the aircraft’s existing system • Cross industry collaboration brings in expertise from Airbus, Engine Alliance, Pratt & Whitney, ENOC, Neste and Virent • Landmark flight was powered by 100% SAF in one of four engines to test performance     DUBAI, UAE, 22 November 2023: Emirates has become the world’s first airline to operate an A380 demonstration flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Today’s flight, proudly commanded by Captain Khalid Binsultan ......read more

    Sita Steps Closer to Net Carbon Zero Vision as Science-based Emission Reduction Targets Approved

    The Science Based Targets initiative, a global collaboration that provides expert guidance and the resources organizations need to achieve net zero, has validated SITA’s near-term and long-term targets    16 November 2023 – Today, global aviation IT company SITA announced its near-term and long-term emission reduction targets were validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The move is in line with efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, and SITA’s own commitment, made in 2022, to cut emissions and actively work to achieve a ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub Signs Agreement with UUDS to Open Third Facility at Dubai South

    Dubai, UAE, 16 November 2023: Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH), the aerospace platform of Dubai dedicated to the advancement of the aviation industry, signed an agreement with UUDS, a leader in the business aviation industry to open its new and third facility at Dubai South.    The ceremony, which took place during the Dubai Airshow, was presided over by HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South. The agreement was signed by Tahnoon Saif, CEO of MBRAH, and Gilles Negre, CEO and Group Owner of UUDS, in the presence of ......read more

    Emirates collaborates with UAE GCAA's International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT) to provide training solutions for the airline's Engineering Professionals

    Dubai, UAE, 15 November 2023: Emirates today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)’s commercial and training arm, the International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT) at the Dubai Airshow, to curate bespoke training solutions for employees working across the airline’s engineering departments.    The MoU was signed by His Excellency Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General UAE GCAA and Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer. Under the agreement, both parties will facilitate trainings ......read more

    Dubai Airports' 2023 Forecast sees DXB Soar beyond 2019 Traffic to Reach 86.8m

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 November 2023: Propelled by strong growth throughout the first three quarters of the year and anticipation of an exceptional surge in guest numbers in the final quarter, Dubai Airports is forecasting annual passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) to reach 86.8 million – surpassing 2019 traffic.  DXB commenced the second half of 2023 with its growth story continuing unabated, with average monthly traffic reaching 7.6 million, tracking pre-pandemic levels throughout the third quarter. The world’s largest hub recorded 22.9 million ......read more

    flydubai announces Plans for USD 190 million MRO facility in Dubai South

    • The Dubai-based carrier signs an agreement with the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) for its first purpose-built Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility by 2026 • The milestone announcement reflects the airline’s long-term commitment to further enhancing its in-house capability, which will support its growing fleet    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 November 2023: flydubai announced today, at a press conference held during the Dubai Airshow, its plans for a purpose-built USD 190 million MRO facility in Dubai South by ......read more

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