Monday 18 November 2019

Emirates' A380 marks the opening of Dubai Airshow

The Emirates A380, the UAE airline’s flagship commercial aircraft, soared through the skies in an unprecedented flypast procession today, kicking off the 2019 edition of the Dubai Airshow. Spectators and aviation enthusiasts were able to watch a spectacular formation of thr


UAE passenger traffic growth to be served by larger int'l fleet

The fleet size of operators from all regions serving the UAE is forecast to nearly treble to some 1,730 aircraft by 2038 from around 630 today, according to the 2019 Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). This includes 750 Small category aircraft like the A320 and A321, and 980 Med


Turkish Airlines’ load factor crosses 83pc in October

October turned out to be a good month for Turkish Airlines, which posted a load factor of 83.3 per cent for the month. According to the carrier's passenger and cargo traffic results for October 2019, the total number of passengers carried during the month reached 6.6 million,


Air Canada honours top UAE travel agent partners

Air Canada, the flag carrier of Canada, recently honoured its UAE travel agents for their support over the last year.    Deepu Cyriac, country manager, Air Canada awarded 10 UAE travel agents at its annual awards gala.    The winners were:


Dubai Airshow opens for business

The Dubai Airshow kicked off today, welcoming the global aerospace industry to Dubai World Central (DWC), the air show site for the five-day event which runs till November 21. The event was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime M


Miral set to open new sports and leisure attraction this month

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, announced that Clymb Abu Dhabi, its new sports and leisure attraction, is close to completion and will be open on November 29.   The $100 million project will feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall and widest


Abu Dhabi welcomes over 1.3m hotel guests in Q3

More than 1.3 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s hotels during the third quarter of 2019, with the emirate recording a 1.7 per cent year-on-year rise, data showed. According to figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), to


Abu Dhabi airport VIP terminal gets top ISO certification

Abu Dhabi International Airport’s (AUH) VIP Terminal, operated by the internationally recognised aviation services provider National Aviation Services (NAS), has received the prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000-2005 certificate for its food safety manage


Etihad revamps guest loyalty programme

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has relaunched its award-winning loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, offering its members significantly enhanced benefits. Members will soon be able to pay with Etihad Guest Miles for more travel ancillaries, using either their miles


Expedia pledges to advance diversity and inclusion in workplace

Expedia Group announced today at its annual conference explore ‘19 the formulation of a new Travel Industry Group within CEO Action aimed at bringing travel leaders together to cultivate diverse and inclusive environments and impact positive change. Mark Okerstrom, Expedia

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