Monday 30 March 2015

Turkish Airlines flight diverted after bomb scare

A Turkish Airlines flight heading to Brazil was forced by a bomb threat to land in Morocco on Monday, the airline's second scare in two days, but was cleared to fly on when no explosives were found. Flight TK15 had departed from Istanbul and was headed for Sao Paulo when a no


Jazeera Board recommends record dividend

Jazeera Airways, a Kuwait-based airline, recommended record dividends and payments to shareholders totalling up to KD50 million ($166.4 million) in the form of special dividends for 2014 and a share buyback programme. All payments will be executed separately in the next several m


Kuwait to showcase $2bn tourism projects at ATM

Kuwait will be showcasing over $2 billion worth of investment in the tourism sector at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) this May. Kuwait’s goal of welcoming one million tourists will be their focus at ATM as the government’s current five-year plan for travel and touris


Etihad begins Madrid flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today commenced four times a week, non-stop services between Abu Dhabi and Madrid. The inaugural flight – EY075 – departed Abu Dhabi Airport on schedule at 02:35 local time and touched down at Ado


Dusit Thani Dubai's Thai restaurant receives top honour

Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai’s signature restaurant, was awarded “Highly Commended” in the Best Thai Category at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards held earlier this month. “This recognition would not have been possible without the dedication of the entire Ben


Etihad, SAA in codeshare for new Abu Dhabi-Johannesburg route

Etihad Airways, UAE’s national airline, is expanding its network following the launch of a new daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by its codeshare partner, South African Airways (SAA). A delegation of senior SAA management, South African government officials a


Passenger traffic at Dubai airport hits 6 million in February

Passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International Airport (DXB) during February, increasing 5.3 per cent to nearly 6 million passengers, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.   Passenger traffic reached 5,973,727 in Februa


Turkish Airlines flies to Manila

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of the country, has added Manila, Philippines, to its network of destinations. Manila is the airline’s 32nd point in its Asia and Far East network and the 264th destination in its network. Roundtrip flights between Istan


Solar Impulse departs for challenging 19-hour flight

Solar Impulse, a Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft, departed from Myanmar’s Mandalay International Airport this morning attempting the most challenging flight since having started the Round-The-World journey, to reach Chongqing (China). The anticipated 19 hours of fly


Oman's biggest indoor theme park to open in 2017

Majarat Oman, the Sultanate's biggest indoor theme park being built in the premises of the Al Sawadi Beach Resort, is planning a soft opening in 2017. The promoters of the theme park organised a major event to unveil the project in front of a high-profile audience and media,

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