Saturday 28 May 2016

Korean Air evacuates plane at Japan's Haneda airport

Korean Air Lines on Friday evacuated 319 passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan's Haneda Airport in Tokyo after its left engine caught fire. The incident prompted authorities to temporarily close down Japan's busiest aviation hub. Three of t


Jet Airways posts record profit

India’s Jet Airways Group, an Etihad Airways Partner airline, has declared the highest annual net profit of $185 million for the year ended March 31, 2016, (FY16) compared to a loss of $342 million for the previous financial year (FY15). Jet Airways, in which the UAE-based


Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday. Developing countries such as Nepal, home to Moun


Etihad named 'Most Innovative Airline of the Last 10 Years'

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, was presented the title of ‘Most Innovative Airline of the Last 10 Years’ at the Telegraph UltraTravel Awards, which was held at the London Savoy Hotel. The award was presented by singer Ronan Keating to James Harrison, Etiha


French specialist vessel to join black box search, says official

Egypt's air accidents chief said on Thursday that a vessel provided by French company Alseamar, which specialises in marine wreckage searches, will join within hours the hunt for the black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804. Ayman al-Moqadem said negotiations were also


Rixos the Palm welcomes new executive chef

Rixos The Palm, Dubai, a boutique hideaway on the Palm Jumeirah, has appointed Nurettin Celik as the property's new executive chef who will trail blaze the culinary experience at the hotel, giving primary importance to Turkish cuisine. Cenk Unverdi, the hotel general manager,


Honeywell, Empire Aviation Group ink connectivity deal

Honeywell, a diversified technology and manufacturing leader, has signed an agreement with Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit. The technologies, developed by Honeywell’s recent


KidzMondo Doha to open in Q3

KidzMondo Doha, a one-of-a-kind miniature edutainment city in Qatar, will open in the third quarter of this year, a senior official of UrbaCon Trading & Contracting announced today.   "Aura Retail Company, sister of UrbaCon and owner of the $25 million KidzMondo Doha


Global demand for in-flight broadband hits new heights

Airline passengers now not only expect broadband services to be offered as standard during flights, but more than half would prefer in-flight connectivity to in-flight meals, a new survey has revealed. The In-Flight Connectivity Survey was conducted by Inmarsat, a leading provide


Burj Al Arab unveils exclusive beach resort

The Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai's most luxurious hotels, has unveiled its one-of-a-kind restaurant, pool, beach and cabana space that stretches 100 m into the Arabian Gulf from behind the hotel. The Burj Al Arab Terrace is a world-first in marine and off-site construction, hav

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