Tuesday 27 January 2015

Dubai signs EU air navigation services deal

Dubai Air Navigation Services (Dans), the air navigation service provider for Dubai’s two international airports and the airspace of the Northern Emirates, has signed a co-operation agreement with Eurocontrol, an intergovernmental air traffic management organisation made up of 41 member-s


Emirates ready to buy 100 A380neos if launched

Dubai's national airline Emirates is ready to buy 100 Airbus A380neos if Airbus decides to launch the aircraft, said a report, citing the carrier's top official. “What we have said as Emirates is if you are going to do the neo, we are in for 100. Put it on the table


BA-owner back with higher bid for Aer Lingus

The owner of British Airways has made a third takeover approach to Aer Lingus, offering to pay €2.5 ($2.89) per share or around €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) in total for the Irish airline, Sky News reported on Saturday. International Consolidated Airlines Group


New beginning for Millennium hotel in Abu Dhabi

Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and Africa (MEA) has unveiled its newly renamed and repositioned 305-room hotel property in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Millennium Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi occupies a prime location in the city’s prestigious Corniche area, with close proximity


Australia, China open skies in landmark agreement

Australia and China are allowing more flights with each other, and paving the way for new routes, in an air services pact that follows a historic free trade agreement they struck last year. China is Australia’s top trading partner and its most valuable tourism market, with


E-cigarettes in checked luggage pose fire risk

E-cigarettes in checked luggage could cause a fire in airliners, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned on Friday. "In several incidents both inside and outside the transportation industry, e-cigarettes have overheated or caught fire when the heating element was


Expedia acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal

US-based Expedia has acquired online travel agency Travelocity from technology company Sabre Corp for $280 million in cash, the companies said in a statement on Friday, as consolidation in the online booking industry continues. The deal follows a 2013 marketing agreement in which


Movenpick Bahrain appoints new operations manager

Movenpick Hotel Bahrain has promoted Nizar El Lakkis to the position of operations manager with effect from January 15. El Lakkis will assume increased responsibilities overlooking food and beverage, Rimal Spa and security departments, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GD


10 home-grown restaurants to pop up at Beach Canteen

The Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen is returning bigger and better than ever for the festival’s second edition – with 10 of Dubai’s popular home-grown restaurants set to pop up on the beach. Running throughout the festival (February 6 to 28) at Kite Beach in


Emirates sweeps top accolade in major study

Dubai-based Emirates has been ranked as the Best Airline in 2014 in an annual study by eDreams, one of the largest e-commerce travel companies in Europe. Emirates swept most of the categories with an overall rating of 4.24 out of the top score of 5. The airline also ranked highest in o

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