Wednesday 16 April 2014

Etihad increases flights to Athens, Larnaca

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is set to boost frequency and capacity to key Mediterranean destinations from its Abu Dhabi hub.   The airlines will increase the Abu Dhabi-Athens route from seven to 10 flights per week from July 2, said a statem


Egypt tourism revenue drops 43pc in Q1

Egypt's tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3 billion, Adela Ragab, the country's economic adviser to the Minister of Tourism, told Reuters on Wednesday. The tourism sector, which has been damaged by the political instability that follow


Riyadh Travel Fair opens with 200 exhibitors

The Riyadh Travel Fair, the largest tourism travel fair of its kind in Saudi Arabia, opened yesterday (April 15) with more than 200 exhibitors marking an 18 per cent increase compared to last year’s event. The event, representing 48 countries, was opened by Prince Turki bin


Flynas flies Riyadh-Luxor twice weekly

Saudi Arabia-based low-cost carrier Flynas recently launched two weekly flights between Riyadh and Luxor in response to high customer demand. Currently Flynas is operating flights between Jeddah and Luxor. Most recently Flynas has expanded its operations to key Egyptian cities.


Etihad, Fiji Airways sign interline deal

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Fiji Airways, the flag carrier of the country, have announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers. This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from and to 12 cities in Europe, 17


Kempinski hotel group plans major expansion

Kempinski Hotels, which currently operates the Kempinski Grand and Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, has announced an expansion programme to include new locations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.   New hotels in Lebanon, Egypt, Ghana, China, Qatar and Equatori


Turkish LCC to launch Bahrain flights

Turkish low-cost air carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines has announced it will launch scheduled flights between Istanbul and Bahrain. The airline will start servicing the route on June 12 from the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, it said in a bourse filing, according t


RJ cancels Tripoli flight; monitors situation

Royal Jordanian airline cancelled its scheduled flight to Libyan capital Tripoli today following the kidnapping of Jordan's ambassador to Libya, Fawaz Al Etan. The airline said it is closely monitoring the situation in Libya following the kidnapping. "The


Air Arabia to start flying from Ras Al Khaimah

Air Arabia, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) only publicly listed airline, will begin flying from the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) emirate starting May 6, taking over from RAK Airways which suspended operations earlier this year. The Sharjah-based budget carrier, which currently opera


Karbala Rotana posts 64pc occupancy in Q1

Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana, the first five-star hotel to open in Karbala, Iraq, has posted 64 per cent occupancy in the first quarter of the year. The hotel, which is situated in one of Iraq’s largest touristic cities, opened in November 2013 and occupancy figures topped exp

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