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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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    Turkish Airlines started flights to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan

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    Qatar Executive Welcomes the World's First Gulfstream G700 Aircraft to Doha

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    Embark on an Enriching Cultural Journey this Eid al-Adha with Nova Maldives

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    DXB's record-breaking first quarter highlights the hub's significance as a contributor to Dubai's economy

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    Embrace Summer at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

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    An Unbeatable Afternoon Tea At Millennium Place Barsha Heights?

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    EL&N London Introduces Dessert Gathering Boxes: The Perfect Gift to Show Your Love

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    Our museums are inspiring global communication platforms and vital institutions for education and research.

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    Emirates Receives Certified Autism Center™ Designation Plaques for all Check In Facilities in Dubai

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    A Blissful Summer Package for an Ultimate Luxury Stay at Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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    Emirates returns to Nigeria from 1 October

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    Emirates invites UAE's cabin crew candidates to exclusive events

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    Deliverect honours top restaurants in UAE and Saudi Arabia with 0% failed orders in first quarter of 2024

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    The Matcha Tokyo Debuts In Dubai

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    Emirates begins operating with SAF at London Heathrow Airport

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    Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Shines Spotlight on Air Transport Enablement at Airport Show 2024

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    10 years of French flair: Sofitel Dubai Downtown celebrates milestone anniversary

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    Etihad Cargo Fully Prepared For UAE-PLACI

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    InterContinental Dubai Festival City Invites Guests to the Culinary Marvels in May

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    International Families Day Offer

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    Discover Luxury Travel with Emirates Airlines

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    Emirates Group announces 2023-24 results

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    Turkish Airlines' new ad with José Mourinho is now live

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel and Residences voted Sharjah's Leading Hotel for the Second Consecutive Year

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    New Doughs, Wraps Reimagined: Zaatar W Zeit introduces the new and exclusive Potato Dough and the High Protein Dough to the UAE market!

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    Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participates in Airport Show's 23rd edition

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    Class and Comfort: Dubai's Mercedes Rental Guide

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    Wonderful Indonesia Night at Raffles Dubai showcases essence of Indonesia

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    Emirates returns to Edinburgh with a daily A350 service

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    Milaidhoo Maldives Claims Prestigious Accolade in Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2024

    May 2024 – Milaidhoo Maldives is thrilled to announce that it has been honoured in the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards for 2024. The distinguished award celebrates businesses that consistently receive outstanding reviews, positioning them within the top 10% of listings worldwide on Tripadvisor. As the leading platform for travel guidance, Tripadvisor holds unparalleled credibility among travellers worldwide. The recognition is a testament to the genuine feedback from guests who have enjoyed stays at Milaidhoo and shared their experiences on Tripadvisor in the last year. ......read more

    HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai

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    Etihad Airways reports record profit after tax of AED 526 Million in first Quarter Results

    Profit after tax surged to AED 526 million (U.S.$ 143 million) in Q1 2024, up from AED 59 million (U.S.$ 16 million) in Q1 2023, driven by robust passenger revenue 4.2 million passengers carried over the quarter, marking a 41 per cent increase over the same period last year Operational efficiency showed significant improvement year-on-year, with Cost per Available Seat Kilometre (CASK) and CASK ex-fuel reduced by 9 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively Abu Dhabi, UAE — Etihad Airways today announced its Q1 2024 results, recording a profit after tax of AED 526 million ......read more

    Industry Makes Progress to Reduce Baggage Mishandling, New Survey Reveals

    09 May 2025 (Reykjavík) –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today released a global progress report on the implementation of baggage tracking. Focused on IATA Resolution 753, which requires tracking baggage at acceptance, loading, transfer and arrival, the survey of 155 airlines and 94 airports reveals that: 44% of airlines have fully implemented Resolution 753 and a further 41% are in progress Regional variation in airline full adoption rates vary from 88% in China and North Asia, to 60% in the Americas, 40% in Europe and Asia-Pacific, and 27% in ......read more

    Aviation experts at Arabian Travel Market highlight the pivotal role of innovation as regional passenger numbers soar

    Representatives from IATA, Cirium, Riyadh Air and Aviation X Lab attended an aviation-focused panel discussion on the second day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) yesterday According to the panellists, technology and innovation will be key to accommodating rising passenger numbers in the Middle East and internationally Digital and data-driven strategies, along with collaboration from startups, will be critical to the innovation-focused future of aviation, say experts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 08 May 2024: As passenger numbers in the Middle East are predicted to reach 429 million ......read more

    South African Tourism Showcases Vibrant Offerings at Arabian Travel Market 2024

    May 8, 2024: South African Tourism, in partnership with the greater tourism industry will be participating at the Arabian Travel Market to be held from the 6th to the 9th of May 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. As the premier global event for the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East, ATM serves as a vital platform connecting travel products and destinations from around the world with buyers and trade visitors. This year, under the theme "Empowering Innovation - Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship," ATM 2024 focuses on sustainable travel trends and ......read more

    Video content key to engaging Gen Z travellers, say experts at ATM 2024

    Brief yet powerful video content, such as that shared on platforms such as TikTok, is shown to significantly influence travel decisions Mobile and community-led search platforms have eliminated major barriers to travel that once hindered the pre-booking journey Leading expert from TikTok MENA shared the latest insights for Gen Z travellers during a panel discussion at the ATM 2024 Future Stage at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2024:    In an enlightening session on “How To Build Influence with Gen Z in Just 30 Seconds”, ......read more

    Unforgettable experience for Abu Dhabi visitors and residents at Grand Millennium Al Wahda

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (May 8, 2024) – Grand Millennium Al Wahda, the luxury five-star hotel located in the centre of Abu Dhabi, connected to Al Wahda Mall, provides to Abu Dhabi visitors and residents the ultimate luxury escape at the heart of the capital.  With spectacular views of the capital and the nearby attractions, the hotel is one of the largest hotels in Abu Dhabi comprising 840 rooms, luxury suites and fully serviced apartments. It also comprises a lavish spa, hi-tech fitness club and an array of restaurants providing guests with multiple options of seasonal ......read more

    Ground Handling Priorities: Safety, Global Standards and Sustainability

    07 May 2024 (Reykjavík)  -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted three priorities for ground handling at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) which opened in Reykjavík today hosted by Icelandair: Improving safety through reducing operational risk  Implementing global standards Embedding sustainability – people, planet, and prosperity – in all activities “Ground handling forms the backbone of aviation. It is critical to ensuring the safe and efficient transport of millions of travelers each year. With travel ......read more

    Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism and Emirates deepen partnership to strengthen the city's position as a leading global business destination

    DUBAI, UAE 8 May 2024: The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Emirates have signed a strategic partnership outlining joint initiatives to intensify international efforts and bolster Dubai's mindshare as a hub for trade, tourism and investment. Building on both entities' long-standing partnership and success in tourism promotion, this latest development underlines their respective commitment to achieving the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, and to further enhance the city's status as a leading destination for business and leisure. The agreement was ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Goes Global, Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with United Spirit Nordic

    Ajman, UAE – 7 May 2024 - The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Spirit Nordic (USN), an independent company founded by Christine Engen in 2003, dedicated to improving Press & PR performance for unique destinations, hotels, airlines, Sales & Marketing, and more. The signing of this MoU marks a significant step in Ajman Tourism's efforts to open new markets and promote the destination globally. Nordic countries have emerged as potential target markets for Ajman, based on ......read more

    Tourism Malaysia Strengthen Ties With West Asia At 31st Arabian Travel Market

    DUBAI, 7 May 2024 – Tourism Malaysia participates in the 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, showcasing the country’s latest attractions and destinations to attract more tourists from West Asia. The four-day prestigious event held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 6 to 9 May 2024 marks Malaysia’s 31st year of participation, demonstrating its enduring commitment to this burgeoning market. Led by the Honourable Chairman of Tourism Malaysia Datuk (Dr.) Yasmin Mahmood, and accompanied by Dato' Shaharuddin bin Abu Sohot, Deputy Secretary General ......read more

    Partnership between the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Emirates Airline to enhance travel and tourism sector

    7 May 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Airline, with the aim of enhancing cooperation and fostering mutual interests between the two sides, especially in the field of providing travel, tourism, and air transport services and promoting the activities of both parties. The signing of the MoU came on the sideline of the ADCCI’s participation in the 31st edition of the Arabian Travel Market 2024, which opened at the Dubai World Trade Center and continues until 9 May. The MoU was signed ......read more

    Emirates expands tie up with flynas, creating more seamless connections from Saudi Arabia

    Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2024: Emirates and flynas have today signed an expanded two-way interline partnership on the sidelines of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), with plans to open up connections and more travel choices for flynas customers via Dubai. The MoU was signed at ATM by Adnan Kazim, Emirates' Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, and Bander Almohanna, Group CEO & Managing Director of flynas, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, and flynas Chairman Ayed Al Jeaid, along with other ......read more

    Qatar Airways Takes Home the ‘Best Regional Airline Serving in the Middle East', ‘Airline with the Best Business Class' and ‘Best Travel App' Accolades at the Business Traveller Mi

    Travellers vote Qatar Airways as the ‘Best Regional Airline Serving the Middle East’, ‘Airline with the Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Travel App’, recognising the airline's ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation 07 May 2024: DUBAI, UAE – Qatar Airways won three prestigious titles, including; ‘Best Regional Airline Serving the Middle East’, ‘Airline with the Best Business Class” and ‘Best Travel App’ at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2024, held on Monday, 6 May 2024, during the ......read more

    Emirates to retrofit an additional 71 A380s and B777s, extending airline's nose-to-tail cabin refreshes to 191 aircraft

    Move ensures product consistency across fleet and more refreshed aircraft in active service well into the mid-2030s DUBAI, UAE 7 May 2024: Emirates has today unveiled that it will be completely refurbishing another 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777 aircraft, expanding its retrofit programme to 191 aircraft. The original plan called for 120 aircraft - 67 A380s and 53 777s to undergo full refurbishment. The Boeing 777 remains the backbone of the Emirates fleet, and the A380 is the airline’s flagship customer favourite, and the expansion of the refurbishment programme ensures Emirates ......read more

    Emirates kicks off ATM: signs MoUs with Tourism Boards of Malaysia and Turkey, and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce

    DUBAI, UAE, 6 May 2024: Emirates has signed a number of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on the first day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) with Tourism Malaysia, Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce. These agreements demonstrate the airline’s commitment to entice more travellers across its network of more than 140 destinations to experience the sights, culture and attractions of each destination, in addition to supporting travel opportunities for local UAE companies and SMEs.  Emirates and Tourism Malaysia will work to ......read more

    Qatar Airways Sets the Stage for the Future of Travel at the Arabian Travel Market 2024

    ‘The Best Airline in the Middle East’ has set a new benchmark in travel innovation by introducing the World’s First AI Digital Human Cabin Crew on the inaugural day of ATM Dubai 2024 From its Doha hub- Hamad International Airport – ‘World’s Best Airport’ as voted by Skytrax in 2024 – Qatar Airways flies to over 170 destinations 6 May 2024 Dubai, UAE – Qatar Airways, an unprecedented seven-time winner of the ‘World’s Best Airline’ award, has captured the spotlight on the opening day of the Arabian Travel Market ......read more

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