Thursday 25 February 2021

Jazeera Airways posts $136.8m revenue

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways reported an operating revenue of KD41.4 million ($136.78 million) for 2020.   Number of passengers flown during the year came in at 696,093, down from 2.4 million in 2019 with a load factor of 64.3% while yield increased 38.4% to KD5


Emirates to restart flights to Newark via Athens

Dubai carrier Emirates has announced it will resume daily services to Newark via Athens starting from June 1.    The Dubai-Athens-Newark flight will operate daily with a three-class Boeing 777-300ER, complementing Emirates' double daily flights to New Y


Cebu Pacific launches early summer promotion

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, has launched its early Summer Seat Sale promotion, offering Dubai-Manila flights for as low as AED300 ($81.6) one-way base fare. Travellers can plan ahead by booking their promo trip from February 22 to 28,


Air Arabia Egypt to start direct flights to Muscat next month

Air Arabia Egypt, a leading low-cost carrier in the region, has announced plans to launch  direct service to Muscat, Oman, from the capital city Cairo, flying twice a week starting from March 11.   These flights, all Airbus A320s, will operate on Mondays an


Indian cuisine lovers in for a treat this March

Indian cuisine lovers are in for a treat this March with the launch of a delicious, limited time Street Food Festival at Masala, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort’s signature Indian cuisine restaurant.    Taking place from March 3 to 20 from 6pm to 12am, din


Oman urges citizens, residents to skip foreign travel

Oman’s Ministry of Health has urged citizens and residents to avoid travel abroad during the current period, unless under extreme necessity due to the emergence of new variants of Covid-19. It also stressed the importance of abiding by precautionary measures to help limit m


Del Monte returns to Gulfood 2021

In line with its mission to stay attentive to consumers’ needs and ahead of their demands, Del Monte in the Middle East and North Africa is taking part in ‘Gulfood 2021’.   The event at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) discusses the revoluti


Belarusian carrier starts flights from Dubai International

Dubai International (DXB) has boosted its international connectivity with the launch of scheduled services by Belarusian national carrier Belavia Airlines.    The airline's inaugural flight from the Belarusian capital city of Minsk arrived at DXB's


Kuwait extends entry ban for foreigners

Kuwait has extended an entry ban for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice as part of its coronavirus (Covid-19) restriction measures, the Kuwait's Civil Aviation Authority has announced in its Twitter account.   Citizens are still allowed to enter but t


Sustainability to drive post-Covid travel: GNTB chief

Travel in a post-coronavirus world will be shaped by sustainability-related developments and the pressure to innovate resulting from social and environmental responsibility, said the CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB). “As coronavirus vaccines gradually become

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