Friday 29 August 2014

Bahrain-Saudi causeway express lanes proposed

A proposal to install express lanes with automatic checkpoints on the King Fahad Causeway has been put forward by Bahrain's business community. If implemented, the plan would require electronic gateways to be installed in dedicated "commuter lanes" that motorists co


Regus to open business centres in Copenhagen airport

Regus, a global workplace provider, will open a drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport. Apart from helping business travellers meet and work, this will also enable arriving long-haul passengers to shower and grab breakfast before heading to meetings, a statement said. T


Dusit launches special ‘Couple Getaways’

Dusit Hotels and Resorts has launched special offers on romantic ‘Couple Getaways’ package, available across its international properties. The package includes suite accommodation, with a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers, pralines and fresh fruits; a choice o


Etihad launches ambulance service for staff

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of UAE, has started an ambulance service for its employees in Abu Dhabi. Based at the Etihad Airways Medical Centre in Etihad Plaza, the high-tech ambulance provides a 24/7 emergency medical service for the airline’s staff. Employees can


Flydubai plans flights to 3 new East Africa cities

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai


Malaysia Airlines posts Q2 net loss of $98m

Malaysia Airlines on Thursday reported another financial loss and warned of poor second-half earnings, as passenger bookings tumbled in response to the loss of two aircraft in separate disasters this year. In a statement to the stock exchange, Malaysian Airline System said its se


Gulf Air ‘on growth path’

Gulf Air acting chief executive Maher Salman Al Musallam said the company saw “remarkable growth” in the first half of this year, accomplishing a restructuring that began last year. He said the company would soon announce its financial results H1, a report said. Ho


Travel searches soar in Mideast during Ramadan

Wego, a leading travel search site in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, has recorded a surge in site visits, searches and revenue during this year’s Ramadan, the highest since establishing its regional office in Dubai last year. The travel searches last month (July) increas


Air Seychelles, Hong Kong Airlines in codeshare deal

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its ‘HM


First batch of pilgrims arrives in Madinah

The new Haj season has begun with the arrival of the first batch of pilgrims at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah. The pilgrims, from Malaysia, India and Bangladesh, were received by a number of officials from the Ministry of Haj and their respective em

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