Tuesday 4 August 2015

MH370 victims’ families renew compensation talk

The discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean has rekindled efforts by family members of passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight to seek greater compensation, aviation lawyers said. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeare


Qatar Airways refutes subsidy allegations by US carriers

Qatar Airways has fully refuted the subsidy allegations levelled against it by the Big 3 US carriers in a ‘White Paper’ it submitted to the US government. The detailed submission comprehensively addressed and answered all issues raised in the 'Open Skies' deba


Airbus seeks to rebuild trust as A400M systems fall short

Airbus Group has told buyer nations of the A400M transporter aircraft that it cannot deliver all of its high-tech defences according to plan, casting a shadow over some of its military uses as Europe battles growing instability on its borders. The troop and cargo lifter was devel


New smart ticketing launched for Bahrain’s public transport

Bahrain Public Transport Company (BPTC), the new operators of the kingdom’s fully revamped public bus service, has introduced the Go Card - a pre-paid, re-usable smart card that facilitates flexible and faster travel for public transport users. The new cards were launched t


Biber Lounge at Rixos the Palm gets a makeover

Rixos The Palm, a luxurious resort in Dubai, UAE, has revamped its signature bar, Biber Lounge, introducing a cool new pub concept on the Palm Jumeirah. A new menu featuring modern pub grub‎ has been designed alongside a unique Biber inspired cocktail menu. The Club; Fish & Chi


Orient Pearl named 'Best Family Restaurant'

Orient Pearl Restaurant in Qatar was recently named the “Highly Commended Best Family Restaurant” by 2015 Time Out Doha Restaurant Awards. The award was presented to at a glittering ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Doha. Orient Pearl Restaurant is Qatar


Nominations invited for World Halal Travel Awards

The World Halal Travel Awards is inviting nominations from industry professionals for its inaugural event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, this October. The World Halal Travel Awards are the first awards to solely represent the Halal and family friendly travel and tourism industry and are presented


Lufthansa's Austrian ready to expand services to Iran

Lufthansa unit Austrian Airlines is ready to expand its services to Iran to include flights to Isfahan and Shiraz, as soon as a good opportunity presents itself, the chief financial officer of the Austrian group said on Thursday. Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa's Vienna-based pl


Eritrea to join Flydubai network in October

Dubai-based flydubai is expanding its operations with the addition of Eritrea to its African network in October. Direct flights between Dubai and the capital city of Asmara will commence on October 25 with four flights a week. The flights will mark the start of the first direc


New mayor appointed for Jannah Dubai hotels

Hospitality chain Jannah Hotels and Resorts has appointed Abdellatif Erraji as the new mayor for its two properties in Dubai - the Jannah Place Dubai Marina and Marina Bay Suites by Jannah. A graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management, Erraji is an outgoing personality and d

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