Tuesday 29 July 2014

Air Seychelles to get Airbus A320, boost routes

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will take delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in December, heralding significant enhancements to its international flight schedule at the same time. The changes, effective December 1, include increased wee


Emirates to avoid Iraqi airspace as violence rises

Dubai's Emirates airline said it will avoid Iraqi airspace, as the government in Baghdad struggles to contain Islamic insurgents who have captured vast areas of the country. After Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down earlier this month by a ground-to-air-missile in eas


Kuwait plane makes emergency landing in Brussels

A Kuwait Airways jetliner carrying 200 people, en route to London from Kuwait, made an emergency landing in Brussels due to a technical fault in the alarm system indicating smoke in the cargo compartment on Monday. The plane, an Airbus 300, landed without incident and all passeng


Bahrain hotels see big boost over Eid

Bahrain’s four-star hotels reported up to 75 per cent occupancy rates yesterday (July 28) as an influx of visitors from GCC countries gave a fresh impetus to the kingdom’s hospitality industry. Holidaymakers  filled malls, beaches and popular holiday spots as the Eid h


Airlines to demand airspace safety data

Global airlines will push to get "neutral information" on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday's meeting of the UN aviation agency and other airline bodies, a European-based airline industry source said. The U.N. agency, the International


Bahrain's new visa policy to boost tourism

A new hotel and serviced apartment project is banking big on Bahrain's new visa policy that will allow nationals of nearly 100 countries easier access from next year.   "This has the potential to affect over 2.5 bil


Bahrain tourists seek alternatives due to Mideast turmoil

Civil war and political instability around the Middle East means Bahrainis are looking elsewhere for their Eid break, it has emerged.   Travel agents said turmoil in traditional destinations closer to home - such as Syria, L


Qatar issues guidelines to travellers

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has warned residents to be extra cautious when they travel out of Qatar to ensure their own personal safety and security, said a report.   It issued a set of guidelines as thousands are set


Top event to showcase Mena’s hospitality industry

A leading exhibition to be held in Dubai will showcase the investment, design and build through to refurbishment, fit out and operations of hotels, restaurants, leisure destinations and resorts.   The Hotel Show will run fro


RAK Airways probe extended by 6 months

The investigation into the sudden suspension of former Ras Al Khaimah national carrier RAK Airways’ operations on January 1 of this year, has been extended by six months after the initial three-month time frame lapsed, said a report. &n

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