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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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    Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines, has partnered with Pantone Color Institute™️, the global color authority, and named its hallmark red color of its logo as "Turkish Airlines Red" in celebration of its first flight to Australia, the 6th continent. This collaboration symbolizes a new chapter in the flag carrier's illustrious journey, marking its expansion into new territories and the enhancement of its brand identity. The introduction of 'Turkish Airlines Red' comes at a time when Turkish Airlines continues to achieve ......read more

    Regent and InterContinental hotels to open in the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)

    Set to open in January 2027, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD will add to IHG's luxury portfolio in KAFD. Dubai, 08 March 2024: IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with the King Abdullah Financial District Management and Development Company (KAFD DMC) to bring two more luxury hotels to Riyadh. In an expansion of the IHG-KAFD partnership, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD are poised to complement the region's first Kimpton at KAFD, which is set to debut by the end of 2024 as ......read more

    Emirates supports customers observing the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE, 8 Mar 2024: Reflecting the spirit of togetherness and generosity during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Emirates will be serving thousands of meal boxes for fasting passengers both onboard and at boarding gates, screening an array of religious content and popular TV shows on ice, and offering traditional Ramadan dishes in the lounges. Ramadan refreshments in the lounges At the Emirates lounges in Dubai International Airport (DXB), traditional Arabic sweets, dates and coffee will be offered during Ramadan. Meals available in First and Business Class lounges will include a ......read more

    Emirates collaborates with Tourism Ireland to increase inbound traffic

    Berlin/ Dubai, 7 March 2024: Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tourism Ireland to boost inbound tourism to Ireland through the airline’s global network of more than 140 destinations. The MoU was signed by Thierry Aucoc, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe and David Boyce, Head of Emerging Markets at Tourism Ireland. Under the collaboration, Emirates and Tourism Ireland will seek to explore joint advertising campaigns to boost visitor traffic to Ireland from key strategic markets across the Emirates network including Australia, ......read more

    VFS Global witnesses 15% increase in visa volume in 2023

    Visa application volume from UAE in 2023 grew by 15% compared to 2022 and 145% against 2021 Revised operational timings announced for Ramadan With the growing demand for international travel over the past few years, VFS Global has witnessed a 15% surge in visa applications in 2023 v/s 2022, and a whopping 145% growth since borders reopened post-pandemic. Popular destinations preferred by travellers from UAE in 2023 were Canada, France, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Türkiye and United Kingdom (in alphabetical order). Monaz Billimoria, Regional Head - UAE, VFS Global, said, ......read more

    F-16 Block 70 Jets Set Off on Historic Ferry Flight to Bahrain: A New Era in Air Defense

    GREENVILLE, S.C., March 7, 2024 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today marked a significant milestone with the departure of the first ferry cell of three F-16 Block 70 jets from Greenville, South Carolina, to Bahrain. This event highlights Bahrain's role as the first Gulf Cooperation Council member to operate the F-16 and now the first to integrate the F-16 Block 70 variant into its fleet. To date, Lockheed Martin has produced five F-16 Block 70 jets for Bahrain, with an additional 11 in various stages of production and testing. The initial aircraft are performing flight test ......read more

    Emirates signs MoUs with Icelandair and GO7 with plans to develop deeper cooperation

    Berlin, Germany 7 March 2024: Emirates has signed MoUs with Icelandair and travel technology and ticketing specialist W2 and AirBlackBox (ABB) by GO7 to develop deeper commercial cooperation. The move comes as the airlines look to leverage each other’s networks, in addition to using modern tools for more efficient combined air and rail ticket connections. Both the MoUs will set the framework to establish potential codeshare cooperations across the networks of each respective airline in addition to expanding intermodal programmes  offered by virtual interlines across ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub and Tim Aerospace Break Ground on one of the Region's Largest MRO Hangars

    The new facility caters to wide-body aircraft and will be completed by 2025 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2024: The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH), the aerospace platform of Dubai dedicated to the advancement of the aviation industry, and Tim Aerospace broke ground on its new hangar at Dubai South. The new facility will be built with the maximum allowed design dimensions, making it one of the largest wide-body capable aircraft MRO hangars in the GCC, with a capacity for up to five wide-body aircraft of any type, excluding the A-380. The ground breaking ceremony ......read more

    Emirates and ITA Airways sign MoU, planning extended cooperation for codeshare

    Berlin, Germany 6 March 2024: Emirates and ITA Airways have today inked an MoU for the expansion of their existing interline into a full codeshare partnership. Once activated, the codeshare will boost travel options and connection choices for customers travelling between Dubai, Italy and beyond. The MoU signed today will establish the foundations to strengthen the partnership between both airlines, creating one-stop connections to popular cities across Italy and wider Europe with ITA Airways, and opening up simpler and faster journeys to the Emirates network from Dubai with the best ......read more

    IATA Welcomes Nominations for 2024 Diversity & Inclusion Awards

    6 March 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened nominations for the 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Nominations are welcome from all individuals or organizations in the aviation sector and will close at 23:59 CET on 17 April 2024. This is the fifth edition of these annual awards which focus on recognizing excellence in diversity and inclusion in three categories: The Inspirational Role Model Award recognizes a woman holding a senior position within the air transport industry who has had a significant impact on the aviation agenda through her strong ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand up 18.4% in January

    06 March 2024 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2024 global air cargo markets indicating a strong start to 2024. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), increased by 18.4% compared to January 2023 levels (19.8% for international operations). This significant upturn marks the highest annual growth in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs) since the summer season of 2021. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres (ACTKs), was up 14.6% compared to January 2023 (18.2% for international operations). This was ......read more

    H.E Khalifa Al Zaffin opens the largest edition of MRO Middle East and AIME

    Day one hosts inspiring sessions, with key themes of sustainability, connectivity, technology and innovation set to define the future of the MRO and interiors sectors DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 5 March 2024 – His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, today opened MRO Middle East and Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) 2024. Running until 6th March, the co-located events are welcoming leaders from across the global aviation supply chain at a time where the industry is on a strong upwards trajectory, ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi – March 04, 2024: Emirates Park Zoo and Resort, a leading destination for wildlife enthusiasts, demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by spearheading a beach clean-up drive at Bahia Beach. The initiative, aimed at safeguarding marine ecosystems, involved the removal of litter and debris from the coastal areas, aligning with the organisation's dedication to preserving the environment. Organized in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Municipality, Emirates Park Zoo and Resort aims to foster a cleaner and healthier environment for both wildlife and visitors ......read more

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

    March 5th 6th Dubai World Trade Center United Arab Emirates – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French Economy announces the participation of A dedicated French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) & Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Middle East 2024 exhibition, set to take place in the UAE. In partnership with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, this initiative aims to highlight the cutting-edge capabilities and innovative solutions offered by 22 French companies. The Middle East, a ......read more

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

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

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

    Event brought together leading world experts to tackle the hot topics of logistics, global trade and supply-chain efficiency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi: “Today’s important discussion underlined the potential impact of advanced technologies on global trade – and the urgency with which we need to now integrate them”   Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2024 – Emirates SkyCargo, one of the largest international cargo airlines, has hosted discussions on the hot topics in logistics and world trade and the challenges faced by the global supply chains, on the sidelines of ......read more

    flydubai wins two awards at the Aviation Achievement Awards

    The Dubai-based carrier wins the prestigious “Airline of the Year” award at The Aviation Achievement Awards 2024 flydubai Cargo was also recognised for its “Outstanding Contribution to the Air Cargo Sector” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 March 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, was recognised in two categories at the Aviation Achievement Awards. The carrier was named “Airline of the Year” while its cargo division was also recognised for its “Outstanding Contribution to the Air Cargo Sector”. These are the first awards that ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Memac Ogilvy as new lead creative agency

    Agency will support award-winning airport group in unlocking the full growth potential of Abu Dhabi's tourism and trade industry. [Dubai, UAE – February 29, 2024] - Memac Ogilvy announced today that it has been selected by Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of Abu Dhabi’s five commercial airports, as its new strategic and creative agency of record. Memac Ogilvy’s role will encompass strategic and creative responsibilities for the brand’s commercial, free zone businesses, and social media platforms. The focus will be on generating innovative ideas and experiences ......read more

    2023 Safest Year for Flying By Several Parameters

    28 February 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2023 Annual Safety Report for global aviation. Aviation continues to make progress on safety with several 2023 parameters showing “best-ever” results. There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023. However, there was a single fatal accident involving a turboprop aircraft, resulting in 72 fatalities. There were 37 million aircraft movements in 2023 (jet and turboprop), an increase of 17% on the previous year. Report highlights include: The all ......read more

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

    22 February 2024  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the transmission of its Turbulence Aware data for use within industry-leading aviation solutions by The Weather Company, which serves a majority of North American commercial airlines and many others globally. With this enhancement, participating airlines can now access Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) turbulence data directly through Fusion™ and Pilotbrief® tools by The Weather Company. IATA Turbulence Aware will be enabled as an additional data layer within these tools, allowing pilots, ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 22 February 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world's number one airport for international passenger traffic, celebrated excellence within the airport community, by honouring individuals from key service partners at the inaugural OneDXB Chairman's Award. The OneDXB Chairman's Award was launched to inspire and motivate members of Dubai's airport community, comprising thousands of employees representing multiple entities, and foster a one-team approach, putting guests at the centre of every experience. Encouraging people to go the extra mile and bring the ......read more

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

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

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

    Dubai to host the world’s largest airport industry show in May Ahmed bin Saeed: “The exhibition is the best to source cutting-edge technologies and innovative products for better operations.” Up to US$2. 7 billion investments for DXB expansion  Middle East airports to handle 1.1 billion passengers by 2040 US$151 billion is required for ME airport capacity expansion  Global airport construction market to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2030 ME to be the world’s fastest-growing aviation market by 2033 The region has 110 commercial airports and 69 ......read more

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

    Sharjah, February 19, 2024: The Financial, Economic, and Industrial Affairs Committee of the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) has discussed ways to stimulate investments in the Emirate and enhance tourism infrastructure through vital projects, including hotel construction. During a meeting held at the SCC’s headquarters, the committee also explored avenues for driving economic growth and bolstering the tourism sector within the emirate. It also reviewed the outcomes of their recent visit to the Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development Authority (SCTDA), where the ......read more

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

    Forecasts a record 320,000 tonnes of handled cargo in 2024 Secures new partners including MSC Air Cargo, Georgian Airlines, and Coyne Airways ​ Challenge Handling is set for an extraordinary year ahead as it unveils ambitious projections for 2024. Anticipating a record-breaking milestone, Challenge Handling forecasts handling an impressive 320,000 tonnes of cargo, marking a significant leap forward in its operational prowess. Bolstering its commitment to excellence, Challenge Handling proudly announces strategic collaborations with esteemed partners, including MSC Air ......read more

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

    Royal Jordanian will offer two weekly flights between Amman's Queen Alia International Airport and AlUla International Airport New route comes after launch of direct flights from Paris on Saudia and from Manama on Gulf Air AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 19th February 2024: The ancient city of AlUla welcomed its inaugural Royal Jordanian (RJ) flight as the carrier introduced the new, direct route from Amman. Starting 16th February, RJ will offer two weekly flights between Amman's Queen Alia International Airport and AlUla International Airport.   The launch of ......read more

    WestJet Cargo heading for cruising altitude in 2024

    Following an intense implementation itinerary in 2023, which included the successful launch of WestJet Cargo's first freighter fleet alongside rapid company and network growth, the cargo carrier cites partnerships, product portfolio, and digital enhancements as its three focus areas for an equally energy-driven 2024. WestJet Cargo starts the year on a solid basis – the result of an outstanding 2023 centred on deploying the airline's first freighter fleet and building a strong team of cargo experts. 22 new colleagues joined during the course of last year, as WestJet Cargo ......read more

    Airbus reports Full-Year (FY) 2023 results

    735 commercial aircraft delivered Revenues € 65.4 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion EBIT (reported) € 4.6 billion; EPS (reported) € 4.80 Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 4.4 billion; Net cash € 10.7 billion 2023 guidance achieved Dividend proposals: dividend of € 1.80 per share; special dividend of € 1.00 per share 2024 guidance issued Amsterdam, 15 February 2024 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated Full-Year (FY) 2023 financial results and provided guidance for ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 February 2024: In a heart-stopping moment atop DXB's iconic steel-and-glass-clad Concourse B, Dmitry proposed to Anastasiia in an unforgettable backdrop — at a height of 39.5 meters with unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline and a front-row seat to the runway action— marking the world's first-ever airport rooftop proposal.    Responding to DXB’s open call for Valentine's proposals, Dmitry and Anastasiia seized the opportunity and emerged as the fortunate couple chosen to take centre stage above DXB's ......read more

    Escape to Paradise as InterContinental Maldives unveils Eid Getaway 2024 Offer

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

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

    Thai VietJet Air and ECS Group signed Master GSSA agreement on 01 February 2024 ECS Group aims to increase revenue and cargo volumes for the airline Low-cost carrier, Thai VietJet Air, has awarded the tender of its cargo operations to ECS Group. It signed a Master GSSA agreement with ECS Group, on 01 February 2024. It was ECS Group’s global network, proven air cargo expertise, and dynamic innovation that led Thai VietJet Air to place its cargo business into AVS GSA Thailand’s hands and overall ECS Asian network. Thai VietJet Air can now look forward to ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi International Airport renamed Zayed International Airport in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Zayed International Airport re-imagines the airport experience for passengers and partners in response to Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism demand and to cement its status as a key hub for trade and commerce Zayed International Airport welcomed 4.48 million passengers in its first 60 days since becoming fully operational on November 15 2023 Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airports increased ......read more

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

    To celebrate the official opening of Terminal A and the new name of Zayed International Airport, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating with a special offer on select routes for travellers departing from Abu Dhabi. The offer is available between 9 and 14 February 2024 for guests planning to travel between 19 February and 15 June 2024. Arik De, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We take immense pride in having Abu Dhabi as our hub and it is a great honour to take part in paying homage with our partners to an ......read more

    Etihad Airways Takes Flight As Official Sponsor Of Chennai Super Kings

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is delighted to announce its exciting new venture as the official sponsor for the Chennai Super Kings. The partnership was revealed during a special ceremony held in CSK’s home  city of Chennai. Welcomed by 2,000 enthusiastic fans, the 'unveiling event' was held at Kalaivanar Arangam, in the presence of team officials and Chennai Super Kings’ players, who joined  Etihad cabin crew onstage wearing their new jerseys proudly displaying the airline’s logo. As ......read more

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

    Doha, Qatar: The Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management (MATAR) received the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certification for Hamad International Airport. The certification was awarded by the BSI (British Standards Institution). To obtain the recognition, Hamad International Airport underwent a rigorous in-depth assessment which analysed the airport’s health and safety processes and procedures, leadership commitment, risk management, and controls in place. Commenting on the certification, Michael McMillan, Senior Vice President ......read more

    AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS INCREASE IT SPEND TO IMPROVE THE PASSENGER JOURNEY AND MEET SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

    6 February 2024 – SITA’s 2023 Air Transport IT Insights report, published today, finds that both airports and airlines saw IT spend increase year on year into 2023, reaching an estimated 10.8 billion USD and 34.5 billion USD respectively, with over two-thirds of airport and airline CIOs expecting continued growth into 2024. Airports also boosted IT spend as a percentage of revenue in 2022 and 2023 even as business benefitted from an uptick in travel demand, signalling just how crucial a role technology will play in the next-generation travel experience. Aviation CIOs’ key ......read more

    Exploring the Premium Economy Experience: Is It Worth the Extra Cost?

    Premium economy has become an increasingly popular option for air travellers in recent years. Situated between cramped economy seats and the luxe experience of business class, premium economy offers more space, comfort, and amenities for a premium over standard coach fares. But is paying hundreds or even thousands more for your flight tickets worthwhile? Let's explore what the premium economy experience entails and whether it's worth the splurge. What Exactly Is Premium Economy? Premium economy is a separate cabin located just in front of economy class. It offers wider, more ......read more

    Experience Seven Idyllic Valentine's Escape in the Maldives

    Uncover a haven to celebrate your love this Valentine’s at seven Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in the Maldives  Maldives, January 22, 2024 – Experience the limitless horizon of teal skies melting into turquoise waters and a gentle breeze cocooning you at seven luxurious resorts from the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in the Maldives. This Valentine's Day and beyond, embark on a dream getaway with curated romance packages to create unforgettable and lasting memories.   The resorts bring all the ingredients together to create a vista for a ......read more

    Emirates Roll Outs Pre-approved Visa on Arrival for Indian Travelers in Conjunction with VFS Global

    • New initiative enables eligible Emirates customers to skip the Visa-On-Arrival queue in Dubai • Service exclusive to Indian passport holders who have booked their travel on Emirates with a valid six-month visa for US, EU or UK  Residency   Dubai, UAE, 1 February 2024: Emirates has exclusively partnered with VFS Global to introduce a pre-approved visa on arrival facility for Indian passport holders who have booked their travel with the airline. Fulfilled by Dubai Visa Processing Centre* (DVPC) and issued as a 14-day single entry visa, the new initiative will ......read more

    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: A Global Cultural Hub

    • Mansoor Lootah visited the festival praised its activities, and attended ‘Bil Emirati' strand sessions   Dubai, UAE, 1 February 2024:  Mansoor Lootah, Operations Support Sector CEO/Acting Director General at Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has visited the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The festival is taking place at InterContinental Dubai Festival City and will continue until 6 February. It features a diverse range of activities, evenings, panel discussions, and interactive workshops with the participation of elite and global ......read more

    From Aircraft to Arrivals in Style: Emirates Launches luxurious Business Class Loungewear

    Dubai, UAE, 31 Jan 2024: From 1 February onwards, Emirates is launching an innovatively designed, complimentary inflight loungewear set for Business Class customers including a relaxed cowl neck top and drawstring pants, comfortable slippers, and a matching eye mask. The luxurious loungewear is designed to be the ideal ‘flight fit’ - perfect for sleeping in, but also suitable to wear for a social drink at the A380 onboard lounge, or as a casual outfit that takes you from aircraft to arrivals in style.   Emirates’ Business Class Loungewear is composed of a super soft ......read more

    Air Cargo Demand Surges 10.8% in December, Closing 2023 Near 2022 Levels

    31 January 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand rebounded in 2023 with a particularly strong fourth quarter performance despite economic uncertainties. Full-year demand reached a level just slightly below 2022 and 2019.   • Global full-year demand in 2023, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), was down 1.9% compared to 2022 (-2.2% for international operations). Compared to 2019, it was down 3.6% (-3.8 for international operations). • Capacity in 2023, measured in ......read more

    EASA Partners with IATA to Counter Aviation Safety threat from GNSS Spoofing and Jamming

    30 January 2024 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the conclusions of a workshop jointly hosted at EASA’s headquarters to combat incidents of GNSS spoofing and jamming. The workshop’s high-level conclusion was that interference with satellite-based services that provide information on the precise position of an aircraft can pose significant challenges to aviation safety. Mitigating these risks requires short-, medium- and long-term measures, beginning with the sharing of incident information ......read more

    AI Set to Revolutionise Travel & Tourism, Says Latest WTTC Report

    Travel & Tourism businesses urged to embrace AI Major new reports from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Microsoft highlight the transformative power of AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Travel & Tourism, marking a commitment to a digital future with unparalleled customer experiences.  The first in a series of AI reports, announced during the global tourism body’s event at FITUR and in collaboration with WTTC’s Industry Partner, Microsoft, is poised to redefine Travel & Tourism standards and call on the sector for greater integration of such ......read more

    Traveling with Gulf Air: Differences between Economy and Gold Class

    Gulf Air is one of the leading companies in the aviation world, and most travelers in our region who engage in travel and movement from one country to another are well acquainted with this name. It has risen to a significant position, becoming a reflective mirror of the overall progress in the Arabian Gulf region. It has represented this geographical area exceptionally well, highlighting its advancements and interests in travel, tourism, and air transport. If you are thinking about traveling and choosing an airline has become a struggle, book a flight with Gulf Airlines for a fantastic ......read more

    Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Food Hub Announce the Signing of Major MoU to Develop New Food Corridors and Diversify Food Trade

    All three entities agreed to work together to position the UAE as a key node in global food supply chains. The agreement demonstrates their commitment to expanding the food trade network. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 23 January, 2024: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Airports, a key enabler of the emirate’s aviation sector, and Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD, the region’s largest and first dedicated food wholesale market and logistic hub, have signed a tri-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly establish a fully compliant ......read more

    Airport Show Provides the Best Technologies to Facilitate Passenger Screening Processes According to the Highest Security Standards

    Better use of data and new technologies at passenger checkpoints  Risk assessments and screening technologies getting decentralized Airports to handle seven billion passengers globally by 2030 Airport processes moving progressively off-site  Technologies helping the entire passenger journey ME prioritizing passenger screening and baggage surveillance AI-driven explosive detection enhancing airport security Airport security is challenging in  changing geopolitical environment Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2024: As the number of airline passengers ......read more

    أنشطة سياحية لا يمكن أن تفوتها عند زيارتك إلى دبي- موقع rabona

    دبي، مدينة الأحلام والإنجازات، مدينة السحر والخيال، مدينة لا تتوقف عن التجديد والابتكار، مدينة تجذب ملايين السياح من جميع أنحاء العالم كل عام. فهي مدينة مليئة بالأنشطة السياحية التي يمكنك الاستمتاع بها بكل حرية، ومن السهل التخطيط لها في نفس الأمر، ويحظى زوار دبي ومواطنيها بفرصة للاستمتاع بكافة هذه الأنشطة الترفيهية مع سهولة في التنقل بفضل شبكة النقل الفعالة في دبي. استمتع مثلًا بأفضل ألعاب إلكترونية عبر موقع https://rabonaar.com سواء في فندق الإقامة أو بالخارج، أو استمتع برحلة سفاري في الصحراء أو رحلة بحرية أو زيارة بعض الأماكن السياحية الخلابة. لا تستعجل الأمر، دعنا نناقش كل هذه ......read more

    flydubai Launches Flights to Mombasa in Kenya

    The Dubai-based carrier touched down in Mombasa, becoming the first carrier from the UAE to operate direct flights to the city with a four-times weekly service flydubai grows its network in Africa to 12 destinations in 11 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, inaugurated its operations to Mombasa in Kenya on 17 January. With the start of the four-times weekly service to Mombasa, flydubai grows its network in Africa to 12 destinations in 11 countries. The inaugural flight FZ 1289 from Dubai International (DXB) was welcomed with a ......read more

    Emirates Readies to Recruit 5,000 Cabin Crew from Six Continents in 2024

    • New joiners will boost existing cabin crew numbers by 25%  • Airline invites graduates and young professionals worldwide to apply   Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2024 – Emirates is celebrating the new year and the imminent arrival of its spanking new fleet of Airbus A350s with a global cabin crew recruitment drive with a difference. The 5,000 new joiners will ensure the airline’s commitment to offering the world’s best inflight experience maintains a steady course.   The recruitment drive is designed primarily for those who will soon or ......read more

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