Wednesday 30 July 2014

Dubai airports resume full operations after upgrades

Dubai Airports has resumed full operations at Dubai International following the reopening of the northern runway.    The flights that had temporarily moved to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) while


Emirates starts first A380 service to India

Dubai-based Emirates airline has commenced its first scheduled Airbus A380 service to India with a daily flight between the emirate and Mumbai.   The first flight passengers on board the flight from Dubai to Mumbai and back


Italy firm sets terms for Alitalia-Etihad deal

Poste Italiane will only invest more money in Alitalia if it avoids taking on the airline's past liabilities, three sources close to the matter said on Monday, a condition likely to hamper a rescue deal with Etihad Airways.  


Complaint plan on alcohol ban in Bahrain

Tourism investors are planning to file a complaint with the World Tourism Organisation against Bahrain’s tourism directorate and Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa following a decision banning three-star hotels from serving alcohol. 


Lufthansa joins Emirates in call for summit

Lufthansa, Europe's largest airline by revenue, joined rival Emirates in calling for an airline summit to discuss the industry's response to the downing of an airliner over Ukraine, saying international security protocols should be reviewed. Since Malaysia Airlines flight


Malaysia Airlines 'flies over Syrian airspace'

Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace on Sunday after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed on Monday. Flightradar24 posted a flight map on its Twitter account on Monday showing the change in the flight'


Hilton Abu Dhabi begins beach reclamation project

Hilton Abu Dhabi, an Abu Dhabi National Hotel property, has launched an eco-friendly beach reclamation project, which will restore and extend the hotel’s Hiltonia Beach Club beachfron on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.   The H


Bahrain's alcohol clamp to stay: minister

There is no going back on an alcohol ban imposed on three-star hotels in Bahrain, Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa reiterated yesterday.   She rejected fears voiced that the decision will affect tourism


34 Bahrain hotels to slash room rates by 20pc

Thirty-four of Bahrain's top hotels have agreed to slash room rates by 20 per cent after Eid, a tourism official said.   The Culture Ministry has signed an agreement with 11 five-star and 18 four-star hotels as part of a


Emirates calls for airlines summit on MH17 attack

The head of one of the world's largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts. Tim Clark, president of Dubai's Emirat

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