Wednesday 7 October 2015

Connections appoints regional director for Middle East

Connections, a division of London-headquartered Travel Weekly Group, has appointed Gamal Sadek as the new regional director to develop its presence in the Middle East. Sadek, who is also the general manager of Dubai-based Al Ketbi Consultancy since 2008, will focus on deepening the Con


Embracing change key to Alitalia's growth, says Hogan

Etihad Airways, a key investor in Alitalia, believes Italy’s national airline has “fantastic potential to grow” – but only if it embraces change, said James Hogan, the Gulf carrier’s president and chief executive officer, and vice chairman of Alitalia.  


Business professionals still prefer face-to-face meetings

Business professionals today still prefer face-to-face meetings despite living in a digital age, a recent global study by Hilton Worldwide highlighted. According to the survey, more than two-thirds of surveyed professionals, ranging from millennials to age 65+, overwhelmingly prefer me


Bahrain bus passengers hit record high on Eid

Passengers riding buses reached an all-time high over the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to statistics released by the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry. A significant increase in the use of public transport buses was recorded, most notably on the first day of the ho


BA starts direct flights to Sharm El Sheikh

British Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to the Egyptian market with the recent launch of direct flights from London Gatwick to the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh. The national carrier will be deploying its fleet of Airbus A320s for operations in this sector, said


Jordan airport sees record passenger traffic

Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has registered solid growth in its year-on-year passenger traffic during August compared to the same period last year, said its operator. AIG, the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of


Passenger plane goes missing in Indonesia

A passenger plane carrying 10 people on a domestic flight is missing in eastern Indonesia, an official said Friday. Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata said the DHC-6 Twin Otter plane lost contact while on a flight in South Sulawesi province. He said the plane lost ra


Middle East leads air travel demand growth

The demand for global air travel in August continued to remain strong with the Middle East accounting for a higher percentage of the demand, which was recorded at 13.7 per cent over the same period last year, said a report. According to a report released by The International Air Transp


BAC official named speaker at top aviation HR seminar

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) will be represented in this year’s ACI (Airports Counsel International) Asia-Pacific HR Best Practice Seminar 2015 by its vice president of human resources and administration Hind Mahmood who will be


Dukes Dubai welcomes new management team

Seven Tides, a Dubai-based luxury property developer, has appointed a new general manager and four senior executive committee members for its latest five-star hospitality venture, Dukes Dubai hotel and hotel apartment project. Seasoned general manager, Mete Atakuman, will head up the t

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