Monday 22 December 2014

Etihad to fly double daily to Melbourne

Etihad Airways, the national airline of UAE, plans to launch a second daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Melbourne (Australia) from August 1, 2015. The additional flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 40 in Business Clas


Jet Airways unveils full service

Jet Airways, an Indian airline based in Mumbai, has started rolling out a full service product on all flights across its network in India. The airline said it will offer guests a two class, full service product with a complimentary dining experience onboard all domestic flights,


Bahrain hotels seek to lift live music ban

A string of four-star hotels that were slapped with live music bans last month have started to reapply for entertainment licences in anticipation of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The 28 affected hotels had allegedly committed violations ranging from staying open past t


JW Marriott Dubai wins top award in India

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, was awarded the title of ‘The Best Hotel in the Middle East’ at the North India Travel Awards held yesterday (December 20) in Delhi, India. With its tempting choice of 10 restaurants and bars, a refreshing rooftop


Rosewood Hotels rebrands Jeddah property

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, an international luxury resort company, has announced that its property in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been renamed as Rosewood Jeddah as part of the company’s brand re-launch.  Formerly known as Rosewood Corniche, the renaming of Rosewood Jeddah a


Kuwait Airways welcomes first A320 Sharklet delivery

Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has taken delivery of an A320 equipped with Sharklets - the first of 37 new aircraft the company has ordered, marking the start of a major fleet renewal plan. The A320 single-aisle jetliner family is the world’s best-selling single-


Qaia rises to 30th place among global airports

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (Qaia) has risen six places from its 2014 second quarter ranking, coming in at 30th spot among 246 airports worldwide in the 2014 third quarter Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey. Qaia has registered tangible improvements in its ov


Abu Dhabi Four Seasons on track for 2016 opening

Mubadala, a leading investment and development company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, said the structural work on its upcoming property has been completed and was on track for 2016 opening on Al Maryah Island. Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts is the op


EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim

The European Union has opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing's home state of Washington. The EU said the Pacific coast state, historically the base


Bahrain tourism 'hit by hotels clamp'

The recent measures targeting three and four-star hotels are taking a heavy toll on the tourism industry in Bahrain. A leading Asian hotelier has stopped his expansion plans in Bahrain and started transferring his investments abroad. Sources told our sister paper

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