Thursday 20 June 2019

IndiGo launches two new India-Abu Dhabi routes

IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has commenced two new daily direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai, India to Abu Dhabi, UAE. The inaugural flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi to Abu Dhabi took flight on June 5 at 19:55 Local Time (LT), while the fl


Boeing, Etihad to fly biofuel-powered 787

Boeing said it is working with UAE national carrier Etihad Airways to fly a 787 Dreamliner powered partly by biofuel made from desert plants irrigated with seawater. The US aircraft manufacturer highlighted how the company is building cleaner, more fuel-efficient airplanes and fi


Salamair receives second A320neo aircraft

Omani homegrown airline SalamAir has received a brand-new Airbus A320neo aircraft, the second of this model in the airline’s fleet. With their wider aisles, wider seats, more stowage space and unbeatable fuel efficiency, the new A320neo is custom-built for SalamAir and can


Bahrain welcomes over 3m tourists in Q1

Bahrain welcomed 3.2 million visitors during the first quarter of 2019, a 3.1 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, it has been revealed. The number of international arrivals reached 3.5 million, a 3.1 per cent increase from last year as well, the chief execu


Murwab appoints GM for Sealine Beach resort

Murwab Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Tarek Nour as the new general manager of Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort in Qatar. He will assume his new responsibilities in addition to being the general manager of Simaisma, A Murwab Resort, which underlines the group's pl


Jazeera Airways in tie-up for onboard convenience store

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low-cost airline, has partnered with the Kuwait-based convenience stores chain, Trolley, to provide a complete on-board convenience store experience for passengers flying with the airline. With over 100 unique items, the on-board convenience


Bahrain tourist arrivals hit 3.2m in Q1

Bahrain welcomes over 3.2 million visitors during the first quarter of the year, up 3.1 per cent compared to the same period last year, said a report in Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. For more details, please visit:


Dubai airport's Southern Runway reopens after revamp

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has confirmed that its Southern runway has reopened after 45 days of maintenance work. At 17:54 on May 30, the first aircraft - an Emirates Boeing 777 travelling from Seattle – touched down on the newly refurbished tarmac, marking the reope


Air Arabia to fly direct between Sharm El Sheikh and Naples

Air Arabia Egypt has announced plans to launch of a new direct flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Naples, Italy, starting from July 15. The flight will operate once a week, on Mondays, departing Sharm El Sheikh International Airport at 12:45 hours local time and arriving at Naples In


Flydubai marks 10 years of operations

Flydubai celebrated its 10th anniversary this month with a special flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Beirut, Lebanon, marking the milestone moment. Ten years ago, flydubai’s first flight took off from Dubai International Airport bound for Beirut Rafic Hariri

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