Friday 29 April 2016

Flynas to decide on Boeing vs Airbus order by June

Saudi Arabia's Flynas will decide whether to order Boeing 737MAX or Airbus 320NEO planes before the start of the holy month of Ramadan in early June, the airline's chief executive said on Wednesday. The low-cost carrier is considering an initial order of 60 planes, with t


Qatar Airways raises IAG stake to under 12pc

Qatar Airways has raised its stake in British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) to under 12 percent from 9.99 percent, chief executive Akbar Al-Baker said on Wednesday, without specifying the exact size of its holding or when it had increased it. Qatar Airways boug


RAK targets Indian tourist market

Ras Al Khaimah has signed an agreement with Cox & Kings, a leading tour operator from India, to strengthen its relationship and expand its presence in the Indian market, which is one of the fastest outbound markets in the region. This agreement will focus on promoting the var


HMH to build on brand equity in the GCC

With exceptional quality and consistent service as one of the main pillars of the Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) vision, the group aims to capture maximum potential market share in the GCC, and specifically the UAE, to create and boost its brand equity.   Laurent A Voiv


Malaysia launches new tourism campaign at ATM

Tourism Malaysia’s deputy director general (International Promotion) Azizan Noordin officially launched a new advertising campaign for the West Asian market during a press conference held in conjunction with the Arabian Travel Market (ATM). The new advertising campaign targ


Etihad Airways revenue soars to $9 billion

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced its strongest annual financial results to date, with a net profit of $103 million ($73 million in 2014) on total revenues of $9.02 billion ($7.55 billion in 2014). The performance, which marked the airline’s f


Shaza Hotels to open six new properties across ME

Shaza Hotels, an independent five-star luxury hotel operator, has signed six new hotels across the Middle East that are set to open between 2016 and 2019 in addition to its existing Shaza Al Madinah in Saudi Arabia. At the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), Sheikh Salem bin Ahmed Al Gh


Lausanne Tourism signs GSA deal with Dnata

Switzerland's Lausanne Tourism has signed a global sales agreement (GSA) with UAE-based Dnata Travel at the At the Arabian Travel Market 2016, being held in Dubai, UAE. The Lausanne Tourism stand at the event promotes Lausanne as a tourism, leisure and business destination in


Travelport outlines how technology drives travel sector

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, will highlight how travel technology is driving the industry’s growth and redefining how travel is searched, shared and booked across the Middle East at the Arabian Travel Market taking place in Dubai, UAE. Despite challenges


Strike set to disrupt German air traffic

Airline passengers travelling through Germany are set for a day of disruption after public sector workers at airports started strikes in a bid to push for higher wages. Lufthansa, Germany's largest carrier, said it was cancelling almost 900 flights at airports including Frank

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