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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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    New premier airport facilities at Zayed International Airport Enhanced and growing network connecting Etihad’s guests worldwide Elevated guest experience including brand partnerships with Giorgio Armani Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is showcasing its successful growth story, ambitious plans, and investment in guest experience at the Arabian Travel Market, which opens today. The UAE’s national airline expects to welcome thousands of visitors to its stand including distinguished guests, travel ......read more

    flydubai records sustained growth in passenger numbers since the beginning of 2024 and rolls out a comprehensive fleet retrofit project

    Dubai-based flydubai carries almost five million passengers between 01 January and 28 April 2024; a 13% increase compared to the same period last year Grows its network to more than 125 destinations in 58 countries with the start of operations to five new destinations since the start of 2024 Launches a fleet retrofit project to enhance customer experience, demonstrating continued investment in its product development Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 May 2024: Dubai-based flydubai records sustained growth in passenger numbers since the beginning of the year, carrying almost five ......read more

    Emirates announces first 9 destinations to join its A350 network

    Bahrain will be first destination served by the Emirates A350, introducing Premium Economy seats on Middle East/GCC regional routes for the first time Emirates Premium Economy seats will be available on 42 destinations* by February 2025  DUBAI, UAE, 6 May 2024: Emirates has today announced the first set of destinations to be served by its A350 aircraft entering service in September 2024. With 10 new A350s expected to join the Emirates fleet by 31 March 2025, the airline plans to deploy its latest aircraft type to 9 destinations in the coming months, offering customers its ......read more

    How the UAE Sets Trends in Modern Business Tourism

    Dubai has always been a city that led the world industry that is tourism with it being a rich city of wonders known for its growing multicultural society. The perspectives for the future in this modern metropolis are constructive, with brand-new projects and technological advances set to redefine the United Arab Emirates tourism industry. We will explore the upcoming innovations, attractions, and strategic direction that are already shaping tourism trends in the rest of the world. Private Transport Private transport services are growing in Dubai and the UAE. With the rise of ......read more

    What to expect this year at the Emirates stand at ATM

    Airline set for largest presence ever at global travel exhibition DUBAI, UAE 3 May 2024: Emirates is gearing up for its largest presence ever at this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which gets underway on 6 May. Here are three things visitors can look forward to when visiting Emirates' sprawling ATM stand spread over 975 square metres: Signature product displays: The highly popular Emirates Premium Economy seat, which is now available on 15 cities will again be on display at ATM this year. The customer favourite boasts legroom of up to 40 inches, wide seats and a ......read more

    Visit Qatar to take centre stage at Arabian Travel Market

    The exhibition features over 1500 exhibitors and participants from more than 150 countries. Visit Qatar will be participating in the 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) conference this year in Dubai, UAE from May 6 to 9 to showcase upcoming destinations Qatar offers to the travel and tourism industry. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to explore new areas in the tourism market, highlight the benefits of cooperation, and attract additional investment in the tourism sector. During its participation, Visit Qatar will lead a diverse delegation team consisting of 43 ......read more

    Emirates lands in Phnom Penh

    Linked service between Singapore and Phnom Penh expands Singapore operations to four daily flights Dubai, UAE, 2 May 2024: Emirates, the world's largest international airline, has returned to Phnom Penh with a daily scheduled flight via Singapore. The resumption expands Emirates Far East network to 21 points, and Singapore operations to four daily flights. The newly added service from Singapore was commemorated in the airline's dedicated Airport Lounge with a cake-cutting ceremony in the presence of His Excellency Jamal Abdulla Mohammed Bin Abdulwahab AlSuwaidi, UAE Ambassador ......read more

    DAE announces Financial Results for the three months ended March 31, 2024

    Dubai, U.A.E., 01 May 2024 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd (“DAE”) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2024. The consolidated financial statements can be found here. Selected Financial Highlights:   Three months ended US$ millions Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2023 Total Revenue 343.6 315.2 Profit before Tax 69.7 73.5 Operating ......read more

    Turkish Airlines, Airbus and Rolls-Royce to Strengthen Partnership

    Celebrating the historic order for 150 A321neo and 80 A350 Family aircraft placed in December 2023, Türkiye’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, Airbus and Rolls-Royce came together at Turkish Airlines’ headquarters in Istanbul. Present were the Turkish Minister of Trade Mr. Prof. Ömer Bolat, Minister of Industry and Technology Mr. Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mr. Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, and Deputy Minister of National Defence Mr. Bilal Durdalı, representatives of top Turkish aerospace companies as well as the British Consul General, ......read more

    Emirates makes a statement on World Pilots' Day

    Airline expands roles, salaries, benefits and eligibility criteria 30 April 2024, Dubai, UAE: From thrilling take-offs to smooth landings, pilots play a vital role in connecting the world – whether it’s people, businesses, trade, or aid – and transforming it. On 26 April, World Pilots’ Day, Emirates shone the spotlight on its own aviator roles by announcing significant and exciting changes to recruitment, including higher salaries, new roles, and a radical change to eligibility. First Officers – non-type rated Emirates is welcoming First Officers who are ......read more

    Air Cargo Posts Fourth Month of Double-Digit Growth in March

    30 April 2024 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for March 2024 global air cargo markets showing continuing strong annual growth in demand. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 10.3% compared to March 2023 levels (11.4% for international operations). This is the fourth consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year growth. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 7.3% compared to March 2023 (10.5% for international operations). "Air cargo demand grew by 10.3% over ......read more

    Qatar Airways to Participate in ATM Dubai 2024 with the World's First AI Digital Human Cabin Crew, Sama 2.0

    The 'Best Airline in the Middle East' will offer industry experts the chance to interact with the latest generation of its revolutionary digital innovation at the Arabian Travel Market Dubai, from 6 to 9 May 2024 Sama 2.0 embodies the future of travel technology, raising the bar for exceptional, world-class service and hospitality across the global travel and tourism sector 29 April 2024 Dubai, UAE – Qatar Airways, the multiple award-winning airline, will participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Dubai, offering visitors the chance to meet and engage with its ......read more

    H.E. Bin Touq leads UAE delegation participating in World Economic Forum in Riyadh

    Minister of Economy elaborates on the country's efforts in driving sustainable tourism growth Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2024: H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, led the UAE delegation at the World Economic Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that was held on April 28 and 29 under the theme ‘International Cooperation, Growth, and Energy for Development.’ The delegation included Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy. At the forum, H.E. Bin Touq took part in a session on the future of sustainable tourism development and leveraging ......read more

    Statement from Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports on Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport's (DWC) expansion

    To be attributed to Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports: The growth of Dubai has always been hand in hand with the growth of its aviation infrastructure and today we see another bold step on that journey. The announcement of phase two of Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport's (DWC) expansion, representing a substantial investment of AED128 billion, marks the start of a huge investment of resources by our many stakeholders in designing and building a state-of-the-art airport that will provide a quick, convenient, and high quality 21st century experience for our ......read more

    Manchester City Players In Starting Line-Up For Etihad At Zayed International Airport

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - Manchester City Football Club stars used to showcasing their skills at stadiums around the world recently turned Etihad's new hub at Zayed International Airport into a make-shift football pitch for a stunning new video. Elite players from the Treble Winning Manchester City men's first team produced some breathtaking football for the video, created to celebrate Etihad Airways' new home, Zayed International Airport, which opened in late 2023. The story begins with a young Emirati watching a clip of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on his mobile phone ......read more

    Dubai Airports back to normal operations

    Dubai Airports is operating at full capacity - manpower, logistics and facilities Thousands of employees across the aviation sector worked together to restore operations and support guests at both DXB and DWC 75,000 welfare packs distributed to disrupted guests A total of 2,155 flights were cancelled and 115 were diverted All disrupted guests at Dubai World Central were successfully re-accommodated by 19 April Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 23 April 2024: After the heaviest rainfall the UAE experienced in 75 years Dubai Airports is making remarkable strides in restoring ......read more

    Renting Affordable Luxury Cars In Dubai-Made Easy By Brooklands Car Rental

    Rent a luxury car in Dubai without the need for any deposit. Choose from a wide range of high-end 100+ vehicles for a premium driving experience. Rent now! Dubai is famous for its love of luxury, modern infrastructure, and high-end vehicles. In fact, it is a hub to sell and buy all kinds of luxury cars. Not just the people here, but even the Dubai Police uses top-tier cars, such as Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron, etc. However, people who don’t own cars, whether tourists or residents, can now rent exclusive luxury and supercars to cruise through the city. Interestingly, you ......read more

    IATA and Partners Release Aviation Net Zero Roadmaps Comparative Review

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), together with the Air Transportation Systems Laboratory at University College London (UCL), the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), released the Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review. This is the first publication to compare 14 leading net zero CO2 transition roadmaps for aviation. The report aims to provide a “one-stop shop” for airlines, policymakers and all aviation stakeholders to better understand the ......read more

    The MEBAA Show 2024 set to unveil latest advancements for business aviation

    10th edition will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 16 April 2024 – The MEBAA Show, the region’s leading business aviation platform, will return to Dubai this year, offering unrivalled access to the region’s private jet market. Following a successful edition in 2022, which saw a remarkable 56% increase in visitors from its previous edition, the 2024 edition is all set to feature a refreshed agenda packed with new concepts.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin ......read more

    DXB retains its position as the world's busiest international airport for the 10th consecutive year

    "While this milestone was greatly anticipated, its official confirmation instils us with great pride. DXB is proud to uphold its status as the world's foremost international airport for an unparalleled ten years. Throughout this decade, DXB has surpassed many records and attained numerous milestones, from welcoming our billionth passenger to introducing new terminals and facilities, collaborating with numerous airlines to broaden connectivity to diverse global destinations, all the while enhancing every aspect of the airport experience for our guests. Our unwavering commitment to ......read more

    Turkish Airlines closes 2023, carrying 83.4 million passengers with a 23.5% increase in domestic capacity and 16% increase in international capacity compared to 2022.

    Despite ongoing geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic uncertainties, Turkish Airlines achieved a new milestone in 2023, carrying 83.4 million passengers. This was due to outpacing its peers with faster capacity increases, leveraging its agility, extensive flight network, and a highly qualified workforce maintained throughout the pandemic. Our company increased its domestic passenger capacity by 23.5% compared to 2022, with number of passengers surpassing 30 million. Furthermore, on international routes, capacity rose by 16% and Turkish Airlines carried 53 million passengers with an increase ......read more

    Heritance Aarah Maldives: Your Summer Culinary Getaway

    Have you ever wanted to embark on the best culinary journey whilst soaking your feet in a tropical barefoot paradise? If so, then Heritance Aarah Maldives awaits your arrival. Nestled in the azure embrace of the Raa Atoll, this resort rises as a symbol of indulgence in the Maldives. Known as a barefoot paradise due to its open spaces covered in white grains of sand, it offers an exquisite culinary journey perfected by its very own Culinary Olympians. At the core of Heritance Aarah's enchantment is a diverse and flavourful culinary scene, brought to life through its unique 'Dine ......read more

    Challenge Technic Embarks on Strategic Expansion in 2024: New Aircraft, Enhanced Stations, and an Expanding Customers

    Challenge Technic, the maintenance arm of Challenge Group, is poised for a strategic expansion in 2024, highlighted by the addition of new aircraft to the Challenge group fleet, the opening of a new maintenance station, and a broadening customer base. As it enters its sixth year, Challenge Technic has solidified its reputation as a beacon of reliability in the aircraft MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) sector, servicing over 35 airlines with passion, precision, and fair pricing. "Challenge Technic focuses not on being the cheapest, but on maximizing flight hours for clients, ......read more

    ECS Group And CMA CGM AIR CARGO: A New Chapter In Air Transport

    Strategic Partnership: ECS Group and CMA CGM AIR CARGO join forces to improve operational efficiency and service quality. Operational Efficiency: Commercializing CMA CGM AIR CARGO 's air freight capacities enhances market presence and performance. ECS Group, a global leader in GSSA, proudly announces a strategic worldwide partnership with CMA CGM AIR CARGO, a division of CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air, and logistics solutions. Starting April 1, 2024, ECS Group will be appointed as CMA CGM AIR CARGO GSSA, commercializing air freight capacities on flights ......read more

    Biometrics Holds The Key To Smarter Digital Travel

    New SITA white paper highlights how biometric-driven IT solutions are being successfully rolled out around the world   5 April 2024 – In 1930, there were only around 6 000 passengers travelling by air. By 1934, this had risen to just under 500,000*. Fast-forward to 2019 and it had exploded to 4 billion travelers. In fact the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects 8 billion air travelers annually by 2040. The demand for air-travel is booming. To prepare for this, 425 major construction projects (worth around US$450 billion) were already put underway at ......read more

    Turkish Airlines receives three Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards following $900 million aircraft acquisition.

    The national flag carrier of Türkiye won the "Global Lease Deal of the Year", "JOLCO Deal of the Year" and "Supported Finance Deal of the Year" awards for three separate innovative aircraft transactions at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 ceremony in Dublin. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Turkish Airlines, the globally renowned aviation provider, was a recipient of three financing awards at the 13th Airline Economics Aviation 100 ceremony held in Dublin— following the airline’s significant investment of $900 million ......read more

    Cathay marks a year of solid progress in its pursuit of sustainability leadership

    Cathay’s 2023 Sustainability Report underscores its new and ongoing commitments, and progress in advancing sustainability through collaboration As Cathay continues to take important strides towards establishing itself as a sustainability leader, it is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Sustainability Report, which underscores its ongoing commitments and progress in achieving its sustainability goals together with its customers, business partners, regulators and people. Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said: “Sustainability is inherent in Cathay’s purpose ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Resumes Flying to Tripoli, the Capital of Libya

    Turkish Airlines starts flying to Tripoli, the capital of Libya as of March 28th, 2024, again. Being the airline that connects Africa to the most destinations in the world, Turkish Airlines operates 62 destinations across the African continent. The flag carrier will operate flights to Tripoli three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. During the inauguration ceremony at Mitiga International Airport, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi stated; "As Turkish Airlines, we feel the excitement of connecting continents, this time in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. We are ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand Maintains Double-Digit Growth in February

    04 April 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for February 2024 global air cargo markets showing continuing strong annual growth in demand. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 11.9% compared to February 2023 levels (12.4% for international operations). This is the third consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year demand growth. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 13.4% compared to February 2023 (16.0% for international operations). This was largely related to the ......read more

    Embark on an Unforgettable Escape this Eid Al Fitr at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

    An enchanting staycation awaits at these oceanfront resorts where you will be treated to the pinnacle of hospitality excellence • Book 5 nights or more before April 30 to enjoy 20% savings on the best available rates along with a complimentary daily breakfast ​Dubai, UAE (April 2024): If you’re looking for a true escape from the ordinary this Eid Al Fitr then look no further. The idyllic land of the Maldives beckons for adventurers seeking an unforgettable sojourn and Four Seasons Resorts Maldives are the perfect choice to savour a magical holiday that will defy all ......read more

    DXB gears up for Eid Al-Fitr and spring break influx of travellers

    3.6 million guests expected to pass through DXB this fortnight Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 2, 2024: Dubai International (DXB), the world's leading airport for international passenger traffic, is gearing up to welcome an estimated 3.6 million guests from 2-15 April, as the week-long Eid Al-Fitr holiday coincides with spring break. During this period, the daily traffic is set to exceed 258,000 guests on average, with particularly busy weekends forecasted. Saturday, 13 April is expected to be the busiest day, with total guest numbers soaring to ......read more

    Dubai Making Significant Strides Towards Achieving Certified Autism Destination™ Certification

    Dubai marks World Autism Awareness Day with significant progress in its journey to becoming a Certified Autism Destination™ Issam Kazim: ‘A key factor driving our rapid progress is the entire industry moving together in one cohesive direction’ Myron Pincomb: ‘Dubai’s record-breaking pace reflects the strong community support and leadership from key partners’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 02 April 2024: In an update to mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, it has been announced that Dubai is on record pace towards becoming a ......read more

    Dubai Airports and Dubai Autism Centre plant sunflowers for World Autism Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s biggest airport for international travel, and Dubai Autism Centre (DAC) joined hands to mark World Autism Day with a special sunflower planting ceremony. The event, held at DAC's gardens, aimed to raise awareness about autism and highlight Dubai Airports ongoing efforts, together with its strategic partners, to create a smooth and accessible travel experience for all guests travelling through Dubai International (DXB). This initiative also underscores their support for Dubai’s journey ......read more

    The Next Chapter for Bell's H-1 Helicopters Begins

    Dubai, UAE (April 1st, 2024) – The first Bell AH-1Z set to receive the Structural Improvement Electrical Power Upgrade (SIEPU) modification to be provided by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company, under a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, has arrived at Bell's Amarillo Assembly Center. SIEPU modifications optimize the aircraft to improve mission capabilities, aircrew safety, and interoperability by increasing the electrical power capacity on the aircraft and support the integration of additional cabin capabilities. SIEPU marks the start of the next chapter in the ......read more

    flydubai adds two destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    The Dubai-based carrier announces services to two destinations in Saudi Arabia with the launch of twice-weekly flights to Al Jouf and Red Sea International flydubai grows its network to 129 destinations in 58 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 March 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, has announced today the launch of services to two destinations in Saudi Arabia. This includes the resumption of flights to Al Jouf and the start of operations to Red Sea International. Flights to Al Jouf Airport (AJF) and Red Sea International Airport (RSI) start from 18 April and will ......read more

    Culinary Travel Guide: Exploring the World Through Its Flavours

    Let’s be honest, do you look forward to the food as much as anything else on holiday? Just us? Well, at the very least, we can all agree that food stands as a universal language, capable of bridging gaps and bringing people closer together. There’s nothing better than enjoying your favourite dishes from where they originated from, all whilst discovering new flavours and combinations you’ve not tried before. Culinary travel opens a gateway to this vast world of flavours, inviting you to not only taste but experience the essence of each destination. Food tourism is big ......read more

    Emirates Adds Saf On Flights From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

    Dubai, UAE, 27 March 2024: Emirates has commenced the activation of its fuel agreement with Neste this month at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Over 2 million gallons of blended SAF will be supplied into the fuelling system at Schiphol Airport over the course of 2024. The airline will track the delivery of SAF into the fuelling systems and environmental benefits using standard industry accounting methodologies. Emirates' partnership with Neste, announced late last year, represents one of the largest volumes of SAF that the airline has purchased to date. Once fully supplied into ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Welcomes Easter with Exceptional Hospitality and Exclusive Hotel Packages

    Hop into a world of luxurious fun as Ras Al Khaimah hotels offer irresistible holiday experiences for the whole family, ensuring endless entertainment and excitement.   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 27 March 2024: Treat yourself to an extraordinary Easter holiday in Ras Al Khaimah, where exclusive hotel offerings promise exceptional festivities. Whether it's beachfront retreats, desert adventures, or cultural explorations, this destination, in collaboration with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, presents a wide variety of options among serene landscapes tailored for an ......read more

    Experience an Egg-Straordinary Easter Celebration across Sun Siyam resorts in the Maldives

    Male, Maldives, March 2024: Sun Siyam Resorts invites guests to embark on an egg-stravagant Easter celebration across its luxurious properties, offering exclusive experiences and irresistible offers for an unforgettable holiday experience. Siyam World Guests can immerse themselves in the whimsical world of "Rise of the Guardians" at Siyam World Maldives from March 26th to April 5th, 2024. Enjoy an exclusive chef residency by British Chef Brad Carter, musical entertainment by DJ Tayla Moss, football camps for kids led by UK football legend Wayne Bridge, and mind-blowing ......read more

    Wizz air Abu Dhabi Shares love of Travel This Ramadan with an Incredible Flash 20 Percent Sale on Tickets

    The national airline enables travel dreams to take flight with fares starting from 99 AED during the holy month 20 March 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is celebrating Ramadan with an unmissable promotion on selected routes for travel lovers looking to discover must-see destinations. The flash promotion is applicable for bookings made on 20 March, with travel dates to destinations, including vibrant cities and natural paradises across its ever-expanding network, available until 30 June 2024*. The selected routes are now ......read more

    3 simple tips for that seamless visa application journey

    By Sumanth Kapoor, Head – KSA and Bahrain, VFS Global Travel has been growing exponentially in the last few years, and 2024 seems to be no different. As we start moving into the summer season, we see increased demand for visas for travel during the Eid break and school holidays. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan that summer sujourn. Plan ahead: As you make your plans, choose your destinations and create those holiday budgets, research the visa requirements for your destination country. Ensure you have all the necessary documents and information ready before submitting ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Lounge Business honours once again UEFA Champions League memorabilia exhibit “The Starry Journey”

    New themed display features items used by world-famous football stars including Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and many others    Turkish Airlines the first official airline partner of the UEFA Champions League, offers its Business Class passengers a unique journey to relive some of the most iconic moments from tournaments history.   Following the success of last year’s exhibit, launched in March 2023 the new display showcases iconic items from the European teams with the most appearances in Champions League history.   Dedicated football fans ......read more

    Celebrate Eid Al Fitr with Holidays by flydubai

    Holidays by flydubai offers attractive deals to a selection of destinations for passengers travelling from the UAE between 06 April and 14 April Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 March 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, is offering attractive holiday packages for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holiday period. Passengers from the UAE can travel to a selection of exciting destinations on the carrier’s network. The Eid holiday packages cater to passengers looking for a relaxing beach retreat or a short city break. The special deals are available for booking by 31 March for travel ......read more

    IATA Announces First Signatories to Air Cargo Digitalization Leadership Charter

    15 March 2024 (Hong Kong) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Digitalization Leadership Charter at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong. Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargosystems, Global Logistics System (HK) Company Limited, IAG Cargo, IBS Software, LATAM Cargo, and Lufthansa Cargo are the inaugural signatories of the charter. The Digitalization Leadership Charter aims to accelerate the air cargo industry’s digitalization journey by committing to five key guiding principles. Developed in consultation with IATA’s Cargo Advisory ......read more

    AJET, new brand of Turkish Airlines, has started ticket sales

    AnadoluJet, established as a sub-brand of Turkish Airlines in 2008 to meet the air transportation needs with more advantageous options, has started its ticket sales under the name "AJET" on its official website ajet.com as of March 12. Established as a successful brand of Turkish Airlines, AnadoluJet has reunited over 150 million guests with their loved ones in 16 years. Now under its new name and scope, AJET is aiming to above clouds on March 31 to offer more modern, comfortable, and accessible experience for its guests while planning to be a prominent low-cost airline of a ......read more

    Flying into the future, ATM 2024 will address sustainability and innovation in the aviation sector

      ATM 2024 will bring together the world’s leading airlines and aircraft manufacturers to discuss the latest developments in the aviation industry Sustainability and innovation are redefining the sector and will be under the spotlight during the four-day industry showcase Highlighting the importance of startups in the travel and tourism industry, ATM has partnered with the Aviation X Lab and Intelak Programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2024: Exploring the future of aviation, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place from 6-9 May at the Dubai World ......read more

    Turkish Technic Provides Component Pool Services to Silk Way West Airlines for Boeing 777F Fleet

    Turkish Technic, the Istanbul-based leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, has recently signed a component pool agreement with Silk Way West Airlines, one of the youngest Boeing 777F fleet operators with ongoing orders. Through this agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will have access to spare parts pooling and MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) services for the required components. Additionally, the operator will benefit from short and fast transport routes within Turkish Technic’s global supply chain network, including AOG (Aircraft on Ground) support for ......read more

    Progress Report: Sustainability, Digitalization and Safety in Air Cargo

    12 March 2024 (Hong Kong) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reviewed progress in digitalization, safety and sustainability at the opening of the IATA World Cargo Symposium with the aim of accelerating progress on these critical priorities. “Air cargo volumes are now firmly back to pre-pandemic levels. The challenge now is to ensure that air cargo growth is efficient, safe and aligned with achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Through the hard work of the air cargo industry, the building blocks are in place to significantly accelerate progress in all these ......read more

    Turkish Technic Has Reached a Milestone in its First A330P2F Conversion

    Turkish Technic, a leading MRO company certified as Part 145 and Part 21 J&G organization, has embarked on A330P2F conversions in collaboration with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the center of excellence for Airbus Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions.  As the first MRO company to operate as a conversion house directly collaborating with EFW for A330P2F, Turkish Technic has recently achieved a key milestone by performing the Upper Frame Shell (UFS) cut-out and successfully locating the new UFS, which is a key step for the installation of the main deck cargo door. The first ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Becomes Melbourne Victory's New Principal Partner

    Turkish Airlines is glad to announce its partnership with Melbourne Victory Football Club, becoming the Principal Partner of the esteemed professional sports team for the next three years, commencing for the 2024/25 season.  With a rich heritage of supporting a myriad of sports disciplines and teams worldwide, Turkish Airlines brings to this partnership a legacy of fostering athletic talent and sportsmanship. By joining forces with Melbourne Victory, a club celebrated for its spirit and achievements, Turkish Airlines not only extends its vast portfolio of sports engagements but also ......read more

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