Sunday 4 October 2015

Emirates launches second daily service to Boston

Dubai’s Emirates airline has launched its second daily service from Dubai International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in the US. The new service, flight EK239, departs Dubai at 3:20 am and arrives in Boston at 8:55 am. The return flight, EK240, will de


Jannah's Eastern Mangroves Suites celebrates two years

Eastern Mangroves Suites Hotel, a unit of regional hospitality chain Jannah Group, recently held a function to mark two years of operation. The celebratory event was attended by Graham Cooke, president and founder of World Travel Award, as well as other executives, travel and tourism i


Ajman delegation meets key officials in Milan

A delegation from the Ajman government visiting Milan Expo 2015 recently held four separate meetings with key officials of the city to gather information about Milan and learn best practices in organising a huge international exhibition. The team, headed by Saeed Almatrooshi, sec


Connections appoints regional director for Middle East

Connections, a division of London-headquartered Travel Weekly Group, has appointed Gamal Sadek as the new regional director to develop its presence in the Middle East. Sadek, who is also the general manager of Dubai-based Al Ketbi Consultancy since 2008, will focus on deepening the Con


Embracing change breathes new life into Alitalia, says Hogan

Etihad Airways, a key investor in Alitalia, believes Italy’s national airline has “fantastic potential to grow” – but only if it embraces change, said James Hogan, the gulf carrier’s president and chief executive officer, and vice chairman of Alitalia.  


Business professionals still prefer face-to-face meetings

Business professionals today still prefer face-to-face meetings despite living in a digital age, said a recent global study by Hilton Worldwide. According to the survey, more than two-thirds of surveyed professionals, ranging from millennials to age 65+, overwhelmingly prefer meeting i


Bahrain bus passengers hit record high on Eid

Passengers riding buses reached an all-time high over the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to statistics released by the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry. A significant increase in the use of public transport buses was recorded, most notably on the first day of the ho


BA starts direct flights to Sharm El Sheikh

British Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to the Egyptian market with the recent launch of direct flights from London Gatwick to the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh. The national carrier will be deploying its fleet of Airbus A320s for operations in this sector, said


Jordan's QAIA airport sees record passenger traffic

Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has registered solid growth in its year-on-year passenger traffic during August compared to the same period last year, said its operator. AIG, the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of


Passenger plane goes missing in Indonesia

A passenger plane carrying 10 people on a domestic flight is missing in eastern Indonesia, an official said Friday. Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata said the DHC-6 Twin Otter plane lost contact while on a flight in South Sulawesi province. He said the plane lost ra

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