Monday 3 August 2015

Emirates introduces new A380 Madrid service

Emirates’ A380 route network has been extended even further with the launch of a daily flight to Madrid, Spain yeaterday (August 1), coinciding with the five year anniversary of the airline’s Spanish operations. Emirates is the first airline to offer a scheduled A380 servic


Emirates commences non-stop service to Multan

Dubai’s Emirates airline is expanding its Pakistan network with the addition of a non-stop service to Multan, its sixth destination in the country. Flight EK 630 from Dubai arrived at Multan International Airport on August 1 at 22.00 Multan time. On board the inaugural f


Malaysia confirms debris 'is part of Boeing 777'

Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which vanished early last year. "We know the flaperon has been officially identified


RJ, Qatar Airways ink new codeshare deal

National carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) has further enhanced its ties with Qatar Airways by launching a new code share agreement that is set to further expand travel opportunities for the customers of both airlines.  Through the new agreement, which will be activated as of August 6,


Iran plans to purchase 90 aircraft annually

Iran plans to buy as many as 90 planes per year from Boeing and Airbus to revamp its antiquated fleet once Western sanctions are lifted, its state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying on Sunday. “Iran will buy a total of 80 to 90 planes per year from


Iata disapproves Paris airport charges agreement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) criticised the decision by the French Government to allow the operator of Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) airports to continue increasing airport charges for each year of the 2016-2020 period. The French government&r


Kenya sees UAE tourist numbers rise 77.4pc

Kenya has been witnessing a surge in tourist arrivals from the UAE, recording a 77.4 per cent rise in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2014. Figures released by the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) showed a total of 24,462 people visit Kenya from the UAE b


Passenger sues Etihad over back injury

An Australian man has filed a lawsuit against UAE-based Etihad Airways for back injuries sustained by being seated next to an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the Emirates to Sydney. James Bassos said he was forced to twist and contort his body for a long period to avoid contact


Hospitality sector ‘must attract more Bahrainis’

The number of Bahrainis working in the hospitality industry has remained stagnant last year, according to data from the Specific Council for Training in Hospitality. In an exclusive interview with the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, the council’s executive


US airport terminal evacuated in bomb scare

Part of a Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport terminal was briefly evacuated and the upper airport roadway closed on Saturday after an unattended bag tested positive for explosives, a spokeswoman said. The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1:20 p.m.

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