Monday 17 June 2019

SriLankan named world’s most punctual airline

SriLankan Airlines has been named the world’s most punctual airline yet again global flight data analysis company Flightstats, with 90.75 per cent of its flights in May being ‘on-time’ throughout its route network. This is the second time in less than 12 months


BAS recognises winners of new E- Learning program contest

Bahrain Airport Services Company (BAS) recently honoured the winners of its new E-learning program competition, which runs each month. The competition was held to encourage staff to utilise the E-learning program, which was launched last year as part of efforts to develop employe


Aleph Hospitality names senior cluster management members

Aleph Hospitality, a dynamic independent hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, has announced two new senior cluster management appointments for the MEA region. Most recently, the company promoted Ajnesh Kumar, financial controller, and Hilal Kaarafani, executive


Self-service VAT refund kiosks set up across UAE for tourists

Tourists departing the UAE now have an easier way to reclaim value added tax (VAT) paid for purchases with the launch of new self-service kiosks at all exit ports across the Emirates. The kiosks are operated by Planet, the company enlisted by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) to op


Jeddah hotels see occupancy, revenues slump in May

Hotels in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, reported a low performance in May, with occupancy and revenue rates dipping for the month following the start of Ramadan, according to industry experts. Figures released by STR revealed thatoccupancy across the Saudi city averaged 70.6 per cent in


Cebu unveils special I-Day offer for UAE travellers

National carrier Cebu Pacific is offering UAE residents the chance to fly the Philippines for as low as Dh1 ($0.27) in celebration on the country's 121st Independence Day. From today until June 14,  all domestic and international routes, including Dubai-Manila, are on sa


Boeing to showcase innovation at Paris Air Show

Boeing will showcase its broad range of commercial and defence products, services and technologies at the 2019 Paris Air Show, which runs June 17-23 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. At Boeing's exhibit, visitors can immerse themselves in a large 360-degree theatre and learn more


Saudi offers instant e-visas for Jeddah Season visitors

In a major move, Saudi Arabia has announced that it will offer 'within three minutes' the e-visas to visitors who buy tickets online for the 41-day 'Sea and Culture' festival being held in Jeddah. The e-visas can be obtained by applying online via through the Sharek e-v


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque draws visitors during Eid

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi welcomed 172,695 people during Eid al-Fitr holidays, said a report. The total number of visitors or tourists (103,207) visiting the mosque during the Eid holidays reflects its stature as a major cultural and religious tourism destination


BAS honours employees of the month

Salman Al-Mahmeed, CEO of Bahrain Airport Services Company (BAS), recently honoured 24 employees who were selected as ideal employees of the month. The honours were Fatima Mubarak, Abdulla Yahya, Qahtan Hassan, Khadija Abdulla, Sayed Hasan Alhusaini, Shaker Abdulla, Mohammed Fais

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