Tuesday 21 October 2014

German pilots set to strike at Lufthansa

German pilots' union VC called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa for October 20 and 21, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 planes as well as Boeing 737s. The union said on Sunday the walkout would last from Monday 1100 GMT until 2159 GMT on Tuesday. The pilots


Jumeirah Group appoints new vice president operations

umeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Stephan Schüpbach as vice president - operations. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the performance of Jumeirah’s owned hotels in Dubai, managed hotels


GCC’s travel catering business to grow 5pc annually

The GCC travel catering market is expected to witness an annual growth rate of five per cent, a recent report said. This is due to the rapid increase in passenger volumes, expansion of GCC airline fleets and the high priority given to the tourism sector by the region’s government


Gulf Air relaunches service to Iran city

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, yesterday (October 18) announced the relaunch of flights to Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province in Iran. The airline's 40th destination will be served with three weekly flights, starting from December 15, reported the Gulf Daily


Women pilots meet in Bahrain to inspire locals

More than 40 female pilots from across the world will meet in Bahrain this week in a bid to inspire locals and share with them their passion to fly. Pilots of the Ninety-Nines International Organisation of Women Pilots (99s) will attend the annual gathering of the group, which is


Saudi Arabia creates 750,000 tourism jobs

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) created permanent jobs for 750,000 employees as at the end of 2013, said a report citing a senior official. Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the organization, said Saudization in the tourism industry has risen from


Jannah Hotels announces key appointment

Abu Dhabi-based Jannah Hotels and Resorts has appointed Virginie Michaud as the new vice president for project development to add up to Jannah’s constantly growing projects in the region. Before joining Jannah Hotels & Resorts, she was the assistant director of sales at


Etihad Airways welcomes 1,000th flying nanny

The UAE national airline Etihad Airways said it now has more than 1,000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network. Elpida Tsatsaronis, from the US, is the 1000th Flying Nanny to complete her training, delivered in part by Norland College, at the Etihad


Air Arabia set to take off to 100th destination

Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia has announced plans to launch regular direct services to Georgian capital Tbilisi, its 100th global destination, starting from October 28. The largest city of Georgia, Tbilisi, located in the beautiful Caucasus Mountains, is home to 1.5 mil


Ebola travel ban could make things worse: Obama

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers this week urged Obama to bar people from Liberia,

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