Friday 25 July 2014

Boeing reports 52pc profit increase

Boeing reported a 52 per cent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher commercial plane deliveries and one-time tax gains, but investors were spooked by rising costs in its military tanker programme.   Boeings shares fell


Plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan; 47 killed

A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of tyhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said. The plane, a 70-seat turboprop ATR Model 72, crashed near the runway with 54 passengers and four


Jazeera Airways profits down 34pc

Jazeera Airways Group has reported a net profit of KD4.9 million ($17.3 million) in the first half of the year, down 34.7 per cent as compared to the same period last year.   It operating revenue was KD29.3 million, down 4.9


Airlines continue Israel flight suspension

Several American and European airlines extended the suspension of their flights to Israel as the Gaza turmoil continued. Delta Air Lines will continue to suspend its flights into Israel on Wednesday, its chief executive said on CNBC. "Today ... we are not flying to Israel,&q


Mideast hotel occupancy reaches 64pc in H1

The Middle East and Africa region has reported a one per cent increase in hotel room occupancy to 64.6 per cent in the first half of the year, according to an STR Global report.   The June results pointed out that the averag


Jet Airways, Etihad map joint strategies for India

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to India’s aviation industry. This includes a major new turnaround strategy for Jet Airways to return t


Air Arabia chief wins top business award

Air Arabia Group chief executive Adel Ali has won the "Airline Business Award" at the Airline Strategy Awards 2014 in London.   Ali received the award in recognition of Air Arabia's commitment to offer high-qua


Swiss-Belhotel to redefine Bahrain 4-star segment

A new mid-range hotel in Seef that will start receiving guests from Sunday promises to redefine the four-star category in Bahrain.   Hong-Kong based hotel management chain Swiss-Belhotel International's first property in


Gulf Air receives first retrofitted A330

Gulf Air has received its first retrofitted A330 aircraft at Bahrain International Airport yesterday (July 22), arriving from Canada.   The plane is newly-configured for a total of 214 seats in a two-class configuration of 3


Oman Air launches flights to Duqm

Oman Air will launch flights to the the new Omani regional airport at Duqm from Wednesday (July 23), when the new airport opens. The airlines will operate four flights per week from Muscat using an Embraer E175 aircraft. The Oman Air flights into the new airport will be

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