Sunday 4 December 2016

Etihad wins ‘World’s Leading Airline' award

UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways said it has once again collected the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016 held in Male, Maldives. This is the eighth consecutive year that the airlin


Oman Air's Lucknow flight diverted due to bad weather

Oman Air's flight WY263 bound to the north Indian city of Lucknow from its hub Muscat was diverted to Delhi due to  turbulent weather, said a report. The flight, heading to Lucknow, was diverted due to fog, reported Times of Oman, citing the sultanate's nati


Airbus highlights corporate jet at MEBAA show

Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting an ACJ318 at the upcoming Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubai, UAE highlighting the greater comfort and space that its ACJ320 Family offers when compared with traditional business jets. The aircraft, which has the wi


Sabre appoints new executive head

Travel technology provider Sabre Corporation has appointed Traci Mercer as senior vice president of hotel, car, cruise and rail, to lead commercial efforts and supplier relationships for the company’s growing land and sea customer portfolio worldwide. In this position, Merc


Gulf Air celebrates Bahraini Women’s Day

Gulf Air, in partnership with the National Labour Union of Gulf Air (NLUGF) today celebrated Bahraini Women’s Day with a special event at the airline’s Muharraq headquarters. The event occurred alongside a dedicated week-long tribute to key Bahraini female members of


Atlantis, The Palm PR team takes home top award

The Public Relations team of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai was awarded ‘Best in-house PR team in the Middle East’ at the Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) 2016 awards last week. The Atlantis PR team was recognised for their ability as a team to improve the bottom line


Dubai Culture celebrates UAE National Day in London

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, supported the UAE Embassy in London as a cultural partner to host this year’s UAE National Day celebrations. The embassy celebration was attended by repres


Emirates lands in Doha after world’s shortest A380 flight

Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. The A380 flight touched down this morning at Hamad Int


New RAK Airport system allows check-in within 5 minutes

Passengers at Ras Al Khaimah can now choose to skip the long passport control queues and check-in within five minutes with the new 'Smart Travel' system, said a report. According to a report in


Dubai Airports named 'Travel & Tourism Company of the Year'

Dubai Airports was voted as the Travel and Tourism Company of the year at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards in Dubai recently. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, received the award on behalf of the company at the event The awards seek to recognise and reward ou

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