Tuesday 7 July 2015

Oman Air honours staff disaster relief initiative

National carrier Oman Air recently honoured its staff for their desire to assist in meeting the needs of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal on April 25, and maintaining operations on one of its key flagship routes. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, all of Oman Ai


US airports call for consultations on $42bn subsidy issue

Local and regional airports in the US are calling on their government to open consultations with Qatar and the UAE to address the $42 billion in subsidies that they allege the Gulf nations have provided to their state-owned airlines. The airports union claims that the Gulf carriers hav


Mövenpick Bur Dubai welcomes new sales director

Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, a luxurious property in the UAE emirate, has welcomed Fares Daghlas as its new director of sales and marketing. A Jordanian national born in Abu Dhabi, Daghlas brings with him over 12 years of experience in the UAE’s hospitality in


Dubai group IMG forays into F&B sector

Dubai-based Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG), a leading diversified commercial entity, has announced its entry into the food & beverage sector with the signing of an agreement with Spanish-borne family business, Asador de Aranda Group. The agreement enables IMG to ope


Etihad becomes main partner of Zurich Film Festival

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has become one of the main partners of the Zurich Film Festival, which takes place from September 24 to October 4. The sponsorship deal will see Etihad Airways’ brand prominently featured at various locations around the Zuric


Mazagan Beach Resort wins three WTA awards

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a leading tourism resort in Morocco, was recognised in three categories at the 22nd World Travel Awards (WTA) held at Kempinsky Seychelles resort last month. Mazagan was named Africa’s Leading Mice Hotel and Morocco’s Leading Mice. The


First Marriott opens in Makkah

Marriott International, a luxury global hotel chain, has launched its first flagship brand in Saudi Arabia’s holy city with the opening of the Makkah Marriott Hotel.   The arabesque themed 426-room property sits on the hill top of Makkah, providing guests with exquisite


Emirates to launch Mashhad flights

Dubai-based Emirates has announced plans to launch a new service to Mashhad, Iran, from September 1, marking its second gateway into the country. Emirates will operate to Mashhad with five weekly services utilising an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, divisiona


Jazeera sees 11pc jump in May passenger traffic

Jazeera Airways, a Kuwait-based carrier, has reported an 11 per cent increase in passenger numbers in May, compared to the same period last year. Routes serving Istanbul (Turkey), Beirut (Lebanon), and Amman (Jordan) saw a 12 per cent increase in passengers from May 2014, mainly


Etihad deploys B787 on Zurich route

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is expanding its Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight network with the deployment of the state-of-the-art aircraft on the Abu Dhabi – Zurich route. Starting today (July 6), Etihad Airways will substitute the currently operated Airbus

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