Sunday 31 July 2016

Emirates to deploy A380 on Johannesburg route

Emirates has announced that it will be upgrading one of its four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg to an Airbus A380-800 from February 1, 2017. Emirates currently uses Boeing 777 aircraft for each of the four daily flights between the two cities, making it the busiest


US govt closes open skies talks with no action

Talks held by the US authorities with Arabian Gulf carriers over the Open Skies policy have ended without any formal action, it has emerged. Over the past week, the US State Department held talks with Qatar government officials and with the UAE over allegations made by the three


Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah unveils new summer offer

Enjoy the summer season with the big bonanza Family package with Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. Guests can escape the heat by availing an exclusive 20 per cent discount off the best available rates, with an additional early check-in at 10 am and a late checkout a


ABB celebrates the success of Solar Impulse 2

ABB, a leading global technology company in power and automation, celebrated the success of its alliance partner Solar Impulse which made history by completing the first ever round-the-world flight powered only by energy from the sun. The plane landed at its starting point in Abu


Arab Tourism Union to set up HQ in Riyadh

The Arab Tourism Experts Union has officially selected Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, as its headquarters, said a report. The union has also considered opening new ranch headquarters in a number of Arab countries, said a report in


Emirates Flight Training Academy, Boeing ink partnership deal

Emirates Flight Training Academy,  developed by Emirates airline, has signed an agreement with Boeing under which both organisations will collaborate on a comprehensive training curriculum and software infrastructure to support academy operations. Emirates Flight Training Ac


54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

The UAE's hospitaity sector continues to grow with 183 hotel projects and 54,000 hotel rooms currently in the pipeline, a new report has showed. The hotel construction report by Tophotelprojects prepared exclusively for The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 reveals that the majority of t


Etihad opens premium lounge at Los Angeles airport

Etihad Airways has officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Building on a growing global reputation for product innovation and development, the lounge reflects a commitment


Mideast hotel occupancy rates drop to 48.9pc

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed results in key performance metrics this June, posting a 16.3 per cent decrease in occupancy to 48.9 per cent compared to June 2015, said a report. Average daily rate for the month was up 12.5 per cent to $184.69 and revenue per available r


Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 returned safely to Abu Dhabi this morning, successfully completing its historic round-the-world flight without using a drop of fuel. The first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power, Solar Impulse 2 touched down at 04:05 to a rapturous recepti

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