Monday 6 July 2015

Emirates starts A380 service to Dusseldorf

Dubai-based Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its A380 aircraft with the launch of the first A380 service to Dusseldorf, Germany. The airline also celebrated its five year anniversary in Prague with a special one-off A380 service. Dusseldorf is the th


Ramadan tourism bonanza for Bahrain hotels

Bahrain's luxury hotels are forecasting an increase in Ramadan tourism this year. There is expected to be a five per cent rise in the number of visitors to five-star hotels during the holy month compared with last year – and a 12 per cent increase since 2013, reported t


Labour row disrupts flights at Toronto airport

A sudden labour disruption by workers who refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations on Friday, as the city prepared for the start of the Pan American Games on July 10. A sudden labour disruption by workers who refuel planes at Toronto'


Solar plane sets five-day nonstop world record

The world’s first solar-powered plane, attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun's energy, has set a new world record for distance and duration after a five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 is the firs


Shangri-La Doha to offer 100pc natural Qatari honey

Five-star property Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, along with leading national honey producer and apiary company Bu Saif Apiaries, plan to offer its guests 100 per cent natural Qatari honey by setting up five beehives on the hotel roof. “Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have always be


ME sees international travel demand jump 14pc in May

Middle Eastern carriers witnessed a substantial increase in demand for international travel in May, with a 14 per cent increase, as travellers planned their holidays prior to the Ramadan period in June, said a report by International Air Transport Association (Iata) Additionally, the r


German carrier Lufthansa eyes Luxair stake sale

Lufthansa is considering to sell its 13 per cent stake in Luxair and has been in touch with other shareholders, including the Luxembourg government, to discuss the matter. Lufthansa, which has held a 13 per cent stake in flag carrier Luxair since 1993, sounded out the possibility


Qatar Airways celebrates first year of DFW service

National carrier Qatar Airways yesterday (July 1) celebrated one full year of daily, non-stop service between its hub Doha and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. "Dallas/Forth Worth has been an excellent partner in our efforts to give US travellers superior leisu


Etihad launches double daily service to Seychelles

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has increased its service to Seychelles from four flights per week to double daily. The total number of return flights operated by Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles between the two regions has now increased to 14 per week.


Dubai passenger traffic surges 23pc in May

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest by international traffic, has registered a 23.2 per cent jump in passenger traffic in May which rose to 6.27 million passengers compared to the same period last year. The first five months leading up to May saw passenger numb

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