Sunday 26 October 2014

Emirates expects slow growth until end of decade

Dubai-based Emirates airline can expect slow progress until the end of the decade as the Dubai government invests capital in further developing the emirate as a global aviation hub, a senior official said. The airline expansion will be a lot less than in recent years, said Anand Lakshm


Al Bustan unveils new look for food court

Al Bustan Centre and Residence (ABCR), a popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in Dubai, UAE, has renovated its rooms and suites including furnishing a new look for its Al Teaba Food Court.  The entire kitchen serving the food court has been renovated with newly-l


Al Anwa plans major hospitality projects in Makkah

Al Anwa for Investment & Real Estate Development, the property arm of Saudi-based Al Ibrahim Investment Group, has announced plans to develop a series of hospitality projects on a 30,000-sq-m area at prime locations in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The project is being developed in partner


Airbus shows off new VIP cabin concept

Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept for one of its corporate jets, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers. Called Summit, the concept features a VIP section at the front o


Airbus offers long-range version of A321neo

Airbus Group NV said on Tuesday that it has begun offering airlines a long-range version of its A321neo jetliner, aimed at replacing Boeing Co's 757 jetliner, a long-range single-aisle jet that is no longer in production. "The long-range version of the A321neo will be th


Peak Hotels makes key board appointment

Peak Hotels and Resorts Limited (PHRL), part owner of Aman Resorts, has announced the appointment of Carolyn Turnbull to the company's board of directors. Turnbull, an industry veteran and long-standing executive at Aman Resorts, succeeds Omar Amanat, whose family trust will


Wyndham names new head for EMEA region

Wyndham Hotel Group, a leading hospitality group, has appointed Daniel Ruff as the new president and managing director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Indian Ocean regions. In his new role, effective from November 12, Ruff will be responsible for Wyndham’s


Gulf Air to relaunch Hyderabad flights from December

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has announced plans to restart its operations to the south Indian city of Hyderabad with five weekly flights starting from December 15. The Gulf Air flight to Hyderabad was suspended under its ‘re-fleeting’ programme during the


Business jet deliveries to soar 8pc

Business jet deliveries are expected to see a 7 to 8 per cent increase this year, over the 2013 forecast, a recent report stated. Around 650 to 675 new jets will be delivered this year, showing a single-digit increase in percentage growth year-over-year. The improvement in deliveries e


Melia Hotels to open five-star property in Doha

Melia Hotels International, Spain's leading hotel company, has added Qatar to its portfolio of hotels, with the signing of a five-star property at Doha’s West Bay. Melia Doha, which will be the hotel’s third property in the GCC, is scheduled to open in January next year

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