Friday 6 May 2016

Etihad celebrates A380 debut in India

A Bollywood-style flash mob added colour, music, dance and glamour to Etihad Airways’ official Airbus A380 India launch event in Mumbai last night (May 4). The spectacular show, choreographed by renowned Indian dancer Terrence Lewis, also saw cabin crew from Etihad Airways


Etihad provides support to turbulence hit passengers

A specialist team from Etihad Airways today visited the nine passengers, hospitalised after Etihad Airways flight EY474 encountered severe and unexpected clear air turbulence, to provide ongoing care, support and assistance.   They also met with several of the families of the


ME carriers lead air travel demand growth

Middle East carriers reported a staggering 12 per cent rise in global air travel demand in March, which was the largest increase among all the regions. According to a report released by The International Air Transport Association (Iata), airlines in all the regions recorded growt


Gulf Air, Europcar ink partnership deal

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has signed a partnership deal with leading European vehicle rental services Europcar. The partnership will see members of the airline's FalconFlyer loyalty programme benefit from Europcar’s mobility services, obtaining access


GACA plans to privatise Saudi Arabia airports

The board of directors at the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is looking to privatise the kingdom's airports, a report said. At a recent meeting in Riyadh, which was presided by GACA chairman Sulaiman Alhamdan, the board highlighted its ambitious plan to conv


Turkish Airlines launches Bogota and Panama flights

Turkish Airlines has added two more nations to its global reach by beginning service to Bogota, Columbia’s capital, and Panama City, capital of Panama.   These new points join Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston


Qatar firm in talks to buy two St Regis hotels in US

The Qatar Investment Authority is in talks to buy St. Regis hotels in New York and San Francisco from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a report has unveiled. According to a report in Bloomberg, sources close to the matter revealed that the properties, which could


New area director HR for IHG Levant

Leading hospitality group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has welcomed Sandra Bunz as the area director of human resources for IHG Levant. A German national, Bunz enjoys a rich experience in the field of human resources, specifically in the hospitality industry. She commenced


Geneva rolls out new tourism campaign for GCC mothers

Geneva Tourism has unveiled its latest campaign – “#MumRelax” – with amazing breaks guaranteed for mothers and children alike. Serenity and exceptional quality of life play a starring role in an effort to give the region's mothers the relaxing times th


China to invest $11.9bn in aviation in 2016

China will invest 77 billion yuan ($11.9 billion) this year in building aviation infrastructure, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday, citing the country's civil aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said the investment, w

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