Friday 19 December 2014

Meydan Hotels receives double honour at WTA

Luxury properties The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, part of Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, were recognised for the third consecutive year at the 21st Annual World Travel Awards, held in Anguilla. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and The Meydan Hotel walked away with th


SpiceJet resumes flights after fuel row

Beleaguered Indian airline SpiceJet resumed flights yesterday following an agreement to pay cash for fuel purchases, hours after it grounded its fleet and stranded thousands of travellers. The no-frills airline, one of India's leading carriers, was forced to cancel all flight


AIG distributes heaters, blankets to underprivileged families

Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), distributed heaters, blankets and gasoline coupons to 200 underprivileged families in Al Jizah, an improvised area located in the vici


American Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Tokyo

A US-bound American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280, a Boeing 777-200 heading to


NetJets Europe eyes service expansion in region

NetJets Europe, pan-European business aviation company, is well-positioned to expand its operational footprint in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, said a top official. The company also is aiming to target customers in the corporate sector as well as high net worth individ


Etihad inks codeshare with Hong Kong Airlines

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Hong Kong Airlines, a global carrier, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Subject to regulatory approval, Etihad Airways will place its &ls


Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek to open in March

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management, a top real estate management company in Dubai, UAE, have announced that Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights will launch in March 2015. The new luxury facility is the latest addition to the Hyatt


EgyptAir hires US firm for restructuring

Egypt's national carrier said on Tuesday it had hired Texas-based airline advisory firm Sabre Airline Solutions to prepare a restructuring plan for the state-owned company, which has suffered about a billion dollars in losses since 2010. A company statement did not mention th


InterContinental to acquire Kimpton Hotels for $430m

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, has agreed to buy US-focused Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the faster-growing boutique hotel sector. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinena


AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo

AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of Asia’s largest low cost airline, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 55 A330neo aircraft. This is the largest single order to date for the A330 Family and reaffirms AirAsia X’s position as the biggest A330 airline customer worldwide

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