Sunday 26 October 2014

Kuwait's Alafco plans to buy $600m aircraft

Kuwait's Aviation Lease & Finance Company (Alafco), a unit of Kuwait Finance House (KFH) , plans to spend about $600 million buying 15 new aircraft over the next two years to cover a gap before it receives already-ordered planes in 2017, the company's chief executive said.


Saudi Al Tayyar Q3 net profit up 13.5pc

Al Tayyar Travel Group, a leading travel and tourism company in Saudi Arabia, has posted a 13.5 per cent rise in its third-quarter net profit, slightly below analysts' forecasts, as sales increased. The company made a net profit of SR244 million ($65.04 million) in the three


Oman posts record tourism growth in H1

Oman registered solid tourism growth in the first half with more than one million international tourists visiting the country, said a report. Of this, 387,103 were from the GCC region, the highest number of tourists from the region to date, registering a growth of 10.8 per cent w


Royal Jordanian appoints acting CEO

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ board of directors has appointed Captain Haitham Misto as its acting president and chief executive officer with effect from October 26.   Captain Misto had been head of Flight Operations at RJ since December last year, said a statement.


Emirates wins top award for in-flight dining

Dubai-based Emirates has been awarded Best In-Flight Dining: First Class and Business Class by Saveur Magazine’s Culinary Travel Award for the second consecutive year. Saveur, an American-based culinary-travel magazine, surveyed world travellers and readers aski


Yas Island to host Taste of Abu Dhabi

Yas Island, a popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will be hosting a food, drink and music festival next month – the Taste of Abu Dhabi. To be held from November 6 to 8 at du Arena, visitors will get a taste of the emirate’s culinary world. “Home to


Etihad selects SAP as strategic technology partner

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has selected SAP as a strategic technology partner to deploy a range of key software solutions to deliver the latest best-in-class technology to the Etihad Aviation Group. The airline plans to deploy the enterprise resource planning app


Nats opens dedicated office for Mena region

Nats, a leading air traffic management company, has opened its headquarters for the Mena region in the Jumeirah lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, UAE. To mark the occasion, a number of its senior executives, including Catherine Mason, managing director, Nats services, and John Swift, dir


InterCon Bahrain launches mobile app

InterContinental Regency Bahrain, one of the leading five-star hotels in the kingdom, has launched its new mobile application. Through the InterContinental Regency’s mobile application, customers can avail any of the customer oriented services that the hotel provides, from room r


Etihad to step up Dallas service to daily

UAE’s Etihad Airways will increase the frequency of its new service to the US city of Dallas/Fort Worth to daily from April 16, 2015 to meet growing demand from business and leisure travellers on the ultra-long-haul route. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, wi

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