Sunday 11 December 2016

Honeywell inks deal with International Wings Group

Global technology leader Honeywell has signed an agreement with Arab Wings and Gulf Wings, both part of the International Wings Group, to provide its full suite of GoDirect Cabin and Cockpit Connectivity Services to more than 20 aircraft. These technologies will enhance crew and


VFS Global CEO receives highest honour from French President

Zubin Karkaria, CEO – VFS Global, and CEO – Kuoni Group, was appointed ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite’ (Knight of the National Order of Merit) by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. The prestigious French


Qatar Airways confirms service to Ireland

National carrier Qatar Airways will offer daily non-stop flights between Doha and Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, commencing June 12, 2017. Situated on Ireland’s east coast, Dublin features many cultural and historic highlights and has long attracted visitor


Turkish-Arab fund to invest $322m in luxury Greek resort

Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund, a Turkish-Arab venture has announced plans to spend close to €300 million ($322 million) for redeveloping a luxury seaside resort outside the capital city of Athens in Greece, said a report. The redevelopment plans for the Astir Palace hotel complex


Falcon Aviation selects Rockwell Collins as technology partner

Falcon Aviation has implemented Rockwell Collins’ Arinc LocalCheck Local Departure Control System (L-DCS) to automate the check-in process for the company’s fleet of helicopters and corporate jets. Falcon Aviation provides a host of aviation services, including privat


Buchanan named COO of Vertis Aviation

Vertis Aviation has welcomed Catherine Buchanan to her new role as chief commercial officer. Buchanan, who is currently the general manager of the company’s Dubai office, will steer commercial development of the business, with a particular focus on the EMEA region.


Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel wins top award

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, a leading luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, recently took home the prestigious Majestic Falcon Award. The Majestic Falcon Award for quality and excellence is presented to selected companies as an achievement on a corporate level to recognise their


Alaska Air-Virgin America merger gets US nod

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved Alaska Air Group’s $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America after the former agreed to implement limited changes to its codeshare agreement with American Airlines.  Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airli


Bahrain to launch new tourism survey

Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, CEO of Bahrain Information and eGovernment Authority met yesterday to discuss the upcoming tourism survey. The survey is aimed at further integrating cooper


AlRayyan Hotel Doha welcomes new exective members

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, the Middle East's first Curio hotel set to open this month, has appointed new executive members to its management team. Luca Crocco, who was appointed as general manager during the hotel’s pre-opening phase in J

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