Wednesday 22 October 2014

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,


EU tour operator starts luxury train service to Tehran

 A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars. The two-week trip sets back each particip


Aerospace unit boosts Honeywell profits

Honeywell International, a maker of aircraft cockpit parts and other electronic equipment, reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit, helped partly by higher margins in its aerospace business. Margins in its aerospace business, its largest, rose to 20.3 per cent in the


Dubai resort Atlantis signs increased $1.1bn loan deal

Dubai's Atlantis, a luxury hotel situated at the top of a palm-shaped manmade island, said it has refinanced an $880-million loan to take advantage of favourable market conditions and secure a better interest rate. As well as reducing the borrowing cost, the loan was also inc


Brussels Airport to screen baggage from Ebola-hit areas

Brussels Airport, a hub for flights coming from Africa, said on Friday it had hired a specialised firm to check baggage coming from Ebola-hit regions, after a union told its members to no longer handle such items. The company will screen luggage from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Libe

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