Monday 21 January 2019

Emirates, flydubai to add new routes to codeshare deal

The Emirates-flydubai codeshare partnership will be expanded in 2019 with new destinations, the carriers have announced. The Dubai-based carriers, which joined forces in October 2017 with just 29 codeshare cities, have jointly carried 3.29 million customers on codeshare flights a


Jumeirah Al Qasr unveils newly refurbished rooms

Jumeirah Al Qasr - known for its palatial grandeur in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, has refurbished its full inventory of rooms and suites, maintaining its traditional Arabic style, but now with a contemporary flair. All 294 rooms (complete with terraces and balconies),


Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Manchester

An Etihad flight bound to Abu Dhabi from Manchester was forced to make a U-turn shortly after takeoff on January 15 due to technical problems, media reports said. Passengers reportedly heard a 'loud bang' from the back of the plane as it took off, British media confirmed.


Flyadeal takes delivery of 11th A320ceo aircraft

Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal has received the 11th and last of its initial fleet of new Airbus A320ceo aircraft. Al-Theeb, ‘The Wolf’, will enable the airline to extend flying from Riyadh and Dammam. “Flyadeal’s growth story began with th


Oman Air certified on Schema18.2 of Iata NDC Level 3

National carrier Oman Air has received level 3 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification; the highest certification awarded by International Air Transport Association (Iata). NDC is a travel industry-supported programme that facilitates communications between airlines and t


Jannah Burj Al Sarab Hotel names new CEO

Jannah Burj Al Sarab, a luxury halal hotel in Abu Dhabi, has appointed Richard Haddad as its new chief executive officer. With more than 25 years of hospitality experience, including his most recent role as director of product development in Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Aut


Bahrain Tourism honours 185 tour guides

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) honoured 85 tour guides during a graduation ceremony held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention (BIECC) on January 14. The event was held in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bi


Neom airport welcomes maiden Saudia flights

Saudi Arabia's Neom airport, part of the $500-billion futuristic city Neom, welcomed its first flights last week, operated by flag carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), said a report. A total of 130 passengers, employees of Neom, were flown to the megacity on two Airbus A3


Dubai Customs nabs airport thieves stealing luggage

Two people have been arrested in Dubai while attempting to steal passengers’ suitcases at Dubai International Airport. Dubai Customs were on the lookout for the thieves following reports of luggage disappearing at the arrival hall, it said in a statement. The


Armani Hotel Dubai wins 27 top awards in 2018

Armani Hotel Dubai, the iconic hotel in Burj Khalifa, has had a record-breaking year during 2018, winning 27 prestigious awards and accolades covering all aspects – from design and management excellence to its food, beverage and spa offerings. The awards recognise the multi

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