Monday 6 April 2020

Donate Etihad Guest Miles to support vulnerable refugees during Covid-19

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in refugee settings.  


Saudi Arabia launches e-service for citizens wishing to return home

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the launch of an e-service for Saudi citizens wishing to return to the kingdom, said a report.   The Ministry said that all requests will processed electronically and travel dates will be set according


UAE arranges flight to repatriate Emirati nationals in UK

Two planes, chartered by the UAE government, will bring home over 80 Emiratis from the UK on April 5 and 7, said a report.   These individuals were either studying or receiving medical treatment in the UK and were unable to return following the closure of UAE ai


345 British citizens in UAE repatriated back to UK

A chartered Emirates Airline plane has flown out 345 British citizens who were unable to return home after the closure of UAE airports to international traffic on March 24, a media report said. Last week, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation a


Airbus supports fight against Covid-19

Airbus continues to purchase and supply millions of face masks from China, the large majority of which will be donated to governments of the Airbus home countries, namely France, Germany, Spain and the UK.   An Airbus flight test crew has just completed its late


Oyo founder to forego 100pc of his annual salary

Covid-19 has impacted the global hospitality industry significantly with occupancies of various hotel chains being affected drastically. In this unprecedented and difficult period, Ritesh Agarwal, the founder and group CEO, Oyo Hotels & Homes, has decided to forego 100 per cent of his sal


JA Resorts rewards UAE medical workers with 1,000 free hotel stays

JA Resorts & Hotels is saying thank you to the medical workers of the UAE by offering 1,000 free room stays across the Dubai portfolio of six hotels and resorts.    The 1,000 Thank Yous gesture is to show appreciation for the hard work of medical profes


Sharjah Museums Authority goes digital during Covid-19 crisis

Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has rolled out a series of online initiatives to remain relevant to the community amid the coronavirus precautionary measures taken by the UAE government to help limit the spread of the disease.    As the authority is working


Aviation industry turns on pause, yet aviators stay connected

The aviation industry might be on a global lockdown, but aviation professionals are fighting for its survival by keeping a finger on the pulse. Without forgetting to duly follow the recommendation to stay home.   Vilma Vaitiekunaite, chief communications officer


BARIG welcomes decision of the German Federal Government

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), the joint representation of interests of more than 100 German, European and global airlines, welcomed the decision made by the so-called "Corona-Cabinet" of the German Federal Government for a temporary suspension of the reimb

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