Tuesday 21 April 2015

Honeywell releases new weather service for pilots

Honeywell Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics, has released version 1 of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather information. The Weather Information Service, which is delivered through a mobile a


Qatar Airways to boost ME, Europe service

Qatar Airways, national airline of Qatar, plans to increase the frequency of weekly flights to 10 of its most popular destinations throughout the Middle East and Europe. The airline, which currently flies to 146 destinations around the globe, will implement the frequency increases over


Qatar Airways honoured at TTG China Travel Awards

Qatar Airways, the flag carrier of the country, was voted ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline Servicing China’ at the eighth annual TTG China Travel Awards held in Shanghai recently. The win marks the fourth time the Doha-based carrier has received this accolade from TTG China.


SITA, Nexthink partner to enhance EUC services

Air-transport IT specialist SITA has partnered with Nexthink, an innovator of end-user IT analytics, to enhance its end-user computing (EUC) managed services offering for the air transport industry (ATI) with real-time end-user IT analytics. The success of the ATI depends on the reliab


Al Tayyar Travel Q1 profit up 2.1pc

Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel Group has posted a 2.1 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit due to higher sales. The company made a net profit of SR286 million ($76.3 million) in the three months to March 31, up from SR280 million ($74.6 million) in the prior-year period


Flydubai launches direct flights to two new Russian destinations

Dubai-based flydubai has further strengthened its commitment to the Russian market adding Novosibirsk and Nizhniy Novgorod to its destination network in the region. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer of flydubai, said: “The addition of Novosibirsk and Nizhniy Novgorod to o


Hospitality issues to be probed at Bahrain event

A two-day workshop titled 'Leadership in Hospitality' is being organised next week by Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail (BIHR). Scheduled for April 27 and 28 at the Domain Hotel in the Diplomatic Area, the workshop will be delivered by Dubai-based Emirates Acad


New executives for Rezidor's Saudi Arabia operations

The Rezidor Hotel Group, a leading international chain of hotels, has announced three new promotions in its Saudi Arabia operations. Saudi national Shakeel Al Hamid has been promoted to cluster general manager for the Radisson Blu Hotel and the Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel, bot


DAE net income up 43pc

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), the largest aircraft leasing firm in the Middle East, reported a net income of Dh586 million ($159.5 million) for 2014, up 43 per cent from the same period the previous year. Revenue for 2014 increased to Dh7,761 million ($2,112 million) from Dh7,735 m


Catch New York opens first outlet in Dubai

Catch New York, a leading restaurant brand led by hospitality veterans Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum, has officially opened doors to Catch Dubai, its first outlet outside of the US. Launched in partnership with Global Hospitality Asset Management (GHAM), the globally influenced seafood

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