Tuesday 16 September 2014
 
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Probe into Etihad's stake in Air Berlin still on

There have not yet been any decisions regarding a probe into Etihad's stake in airline Air Berlin and whether it complies with European Commission rules, a spokesman for the German transport ministry said on Friday. "The probe will be carried out very carefully. The prob

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DFW International launches new mobile app

Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), the world’s third-busiest airport, has released its latest version of the official mobile app with a host of updated features. With this new app, navigating the world’s third-busiest airport has just got easier, said a statement

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Air France-KLM vow to boost core earnings

Air France-KLM pledged to lift core earnings by up to 10 per cent a year through 2017 as part of a new plan combining an assault on the European leisure market with efforts to retain the loyalty of long-haul travellers. Europe's second-largest network carrier, facing a double

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In summer, Iranians cool off at 'jewelled plains'

For those who prefer to bundle up rather than strip down in summer, Iran's highland pastures offer something cooler than the usual coastal retreats. Javaher Dasht, which translates as "jewelled plains," is 2,000-m above the Caspian Sea in Gilan province, Iran.

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Qatar to take A380 deliveries

Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute

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Egypt tourist numbers to rise 5-10pc this year

Egypt's tourists should increase by 5 to 10 per cent this year as security improves after the election of ex-army chief Fattah Al-Sisi as president, the tourism minister said on Thursday. Tourists are starting to return after more than three years of turmoil drove them away,

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Abu Dhabi to focus on French tourists

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has seen a strong growth in visitors from France staying at the city’s hotels this year. From January to July end, 32,976 French guests stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels – a 14 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. The French guests del

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Registrations open for Meadfa Conference

A conference focused on travel-related retail will be held in November in Dubai, UAE. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (Meadfa) Conference, managed by TFWA, will be staged at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai on November 24 and 25. Registration for the even

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Qantas cancels five Dubai-London superjumbo flights

Australia's Qantas airline has cancelled five return A380 superjumbo flights between its new overseas hub in Dubai and London because of weak seasonal demand. The cancelled flights are over the next two months, said a Sydney Morning Herald report. Qantas will r

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Boeing slams Al Jazeera 'Broken Dreams' documentary

Boeing has slammed an Al Jazeera English documentary on the 787 Dreamliner, which made the shocking allegation that workers at the production plant are too scared to fly on the plane they were building, calling it “biased and a distortion of facts”. The documentary ti

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