Saturday 18 January 2020

2020 'a revolutionary year for the aviation industry' - expert

2019 brought a challenging period for aviation industry. Boeing MAX grounding, “flight shame” movement, airline bankruptcies and other important events made a huge impact on the annual results, reveals Gediminas Ziemelis, an internationally known aviation expert. Howe


Dubai RTA adds 5 new abras to marine network

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has deployed five traditional abras to enhance water transport network on Dubai Creek and Marina. “The addition to the fleet of abras aims to respond to the growing demand from residents, visitors and tourists for marine tra


Ethiopian Airlines to build $5bn international airport

Ethiopian Airlines, the national flag carrier, has set out to build a new massive airport this year with an outlay of $5 billion in its quest to become Africa’s gateway into the world, its chief executive officer was quoted as saying in a media report.  The new airport


Radisson Hotel Group strengthens presence in Istanbul

Radisson Hotel Group has announced its 15th hotel in Istanbul with the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt. Active in several important cities in Turkey, the hotel apartment project will be located in one of the most rapidly growing areas of Istanbul. The


Etihad Guest, Air Miles ME offer new rewards initiative

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, and Air Miles Middle East, owned and operated by Aimia, a loyalty and travel consolidator, have announced a new reward initiative which enables Air Miles Middle East members to exchange Air Miles into Etihad Guest Miles.


Lufthansa bolsters sustainability efforts

Lufthansa Group has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by stepping up its efforts aimed at making the future of aviation climate-neutral. The group has been investing in climate-friendly planes and alternative fuels in addition to improving all aspects of flight operatio


Stellar musical lineup for Dakar Rally

Following two weeks of unmissable action during the world’s toughest endurance race, Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 fans will be treated to an exceptional closing performance, taking the excitement off the track and onto the stage with the introduction of three headline acts to round off 13 days


RAK to host annual Pata Summit

More than 250 international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers engaged in driving tourism to and from the Asia Pacific region will gather together in Ras Al Khaimah this year for the annual Pata Summit 2020. Taking place from March 31 to April 3 at the A


Gulf Air to operate recovery flights from Iraq

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it will operate recovery flights from Najaf International Airport to Bahrain International Airport from January 16 to 21 to transport its passengers who are currently in Iraq. Most of these recovery flights are operati


Gulf Air adds Nice as leisure boutique destination

Gulf Air has revealed a new addition to its 2020 network with a popular premium leisure destination: Nice on the Cote d'azur in France, commencing from July. The route will be operated twice weekly flights using an Airbus 321neo aircraft. The announcement was made during the

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