Thursday 25 February 2021

Gulf Air to launch Singapore service in April

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced the addition of Singapore to its growing network with one weekly flight starting April 2021.    The airline continues to explore opportunities to expand its network and reach to different regions of t


Oman bans incoming flights from 10 countries

Oman’s Supreme Committee has decided to suspend incoming flights from ten countries, including Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, to safeguard efforts made in fighting Covid. The move includes arrivals from any


DAE signs lease deal with India's IndiGo for 7 planes

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) today announced that it had signed long-term lease agreements for 7 Airbus A321neo aircraft with IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline.    All 7 aircraft will be powered by CFM International’s Leading Edge Av


Award-winning chef to host dinners in Dubai

Award-winning chef Heinz Beck, who helms three Michelin-starred La Pergola in Rome, will be in Dubai from March 1 to 4 to  host a series of limited edition dinners at Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.   Social by Heinz Beck has been


Hope as most vaccinated people 'feel safe to travel'

Nearly a year after the pandemic onset, which hit the travel industry harder than most, there's reason to be optimistic. As more consumers are receiving the Covid-19 vaccine across the US, the perceived safety of leisure travel is on the rise, said a report.  


UK bans non-essential travel till May 17

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17.   The extension of the ban came as the new Covid-19 strain has been spreading in the UK and as part of a new


International fliers to India face stricter entry rules

International travellers arriving at Indian airports from the Middle East, Europe and the UK have been advised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation here to brace for longer wait times from today (February 23), a media report said. This is in view of more stringent rules being introd


Delta Air Lines taps IBM for public cloud expertise

IBM and Delta Air Lines have announced a multi-year agreement under which IBM will help lead Delta to the public cloud, in order to increase its agility, speed to market and innovation capabilities around digital transformation. As part of the expanded relationship, IBM will prov


GAL, Adveti sign pact to train UAE students in MRO

GAL, a leading provider of aircraft sustainment solutions, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (Adveti) to train and encourage UAE national students to join the company’s MRO staff cadres in Abu Dhabi. Mohammed Al Khemairi, CEO of GA


Budget carriers to lead post-Covid air travel recovery, says report

Low-cost carriers (LCC) will lead post-Covid recovery, thanks to their ability to quickly respond to pent up demand which will pay off, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.   Frugal cost-cutting measures taken and operational responsive

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