Monday 26 September 2016

Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah celebrates five years

This September, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah invites guests to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its grand opening. To honour the occasion, guests can enjoy 20 per cent off the best available rate valid until December 31, 2016 along with five unique experiences


Bahrain celebrates Saudi Arabia's national day

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) celebrated Saudi Arabia’s national day by distributing gifts to visitors coming to Bahrain through the Bahrain International Airport and King Fahad Causeway on September 23, 2016. The celebration is in line with the bilat


Dadabhai named travel partner for Gitex expo

Dadabhai Travel has been announced the official travel partner of Bahrain Pavilion at Gitex 2016 exhibition which will be held in Dubai, UAE next month, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Saudia to acquire 63 planes in fleet expansion

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will acquire 63 aircraft as part of a fleet modernisation programme, a top executive was quoted as saying by state news agency SPA. The airline will acquire 15 Boeing B777-300ER, 13 Boeing B787 Dreamliners and 35 Airbus A320 and A321-neo,


Alaska Air-Virgin merger ‘still on track’

Alaska Air Group agreed this week to give the US Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said. Alaska Airlines reached an understanding with


Air Arabia chief wins top Airline CEO award

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier based in Sharjah, UAE, said its group chief executive Adel Al Ali has been honoured with the 'Airline CEO of the Year' award at a leading industry event held in Dubai. The award was presented to Al Ali at the 10th CEO Middle East Awa


China's Dalian Wanda opens $5.1bn tourism park

Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese entertainment giant owned by the country's richest man, opened the first phase of a sprawling 34 billion yuan ($5.1 billion) tourism park in the eastern city of Hefei on Saturday. Wanda is building similar projects around the country, betting t


Samsung phone emits smoke on Indian flight

A Samsung smartphone stored in an overhead baggage compartment on an Indian plane emitted smoke in mid-flight on Friday, India's aviation regulator said, but there was no damage and the aircraft landed safely. Passengers on board an IndiGo flight smelled smoke coming from the


Deal to curb airline emissions likely in Montreal

The world's first deal to curb pollution from commercial flights is expected after United Nations-led talks kick off next week in Montreal, although European lawmakers remain sceptical that it would be tough enough. The agreement, backed by the United States, China and the Un


New York airport terminal reopened after evacuation

US authorities reopened a terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday after an abandoned vehicle prompted its evacuation, media reported. Authorities evacuated Terminal B at about 11 p.m. local time after a car was left unattended with its doors open, several media outlet

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