Monday 19 April 2021

Sharjah announces new guidelines for travellers

The local Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team (ECDMT) in Sharjah has updated the procedures for passengers arriving through the Sharjah International Airport, said a report.   Travellers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test before boarding within


Plan your long-awaited getaway to the Maldives with Emirates

Emirates is offering travellers from the UAE the chance to book their long-awaited Eid or summer getaway to the Maldives, with fares starting from AED3,495 ($951.3) in Economy Class, and AED8,555 ($2,328.7) in Business Class.    The offer is valid for booki


Spain’s 'Travel Safe' campaign restores travellers’ confidence

Spain continues to boost travellers’ confidence by showcasing the destination’s efforts regarding health and safety measures through the “Travel Safe” campaign, with Spanish borders slowly opening to international travellers, and the gradual approach of the anticipated


Emirates and Sheraa sign MOU to cultivate startup ecosystem

Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) to strengthen and expand the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE.   The agreement makes Emirates an official Strategic Partner of Sheraa, offering discounted


Qatar airport signs MoU for improved waste management

Hamad International Airport (HIA), through MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to develop and modernise the airport’s facilities by implementing effective m


Saudi GACA reports more than 2,000 Covid-19 violations

Despite continued efforts in implementing precautionary measures designed to curb the spread of Covid-19, Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) reported 2,729 violations from January to April, amounting to SR2,729,000 ($726,713), which included non-compliance with


Gulf Air operates first transcontinental lower emission flight

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently operated its first transcontinental lower emission flight which took off from Helsinki in Finland to Bahrain International Airport.    Operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 787-9 D


Saudia to trial the IATA Travel Pass

Flag carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced a partnership to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that aims to support the safe reopening of borders and assist in the industry recovery from Covid-19 pandemic impac


Air Canada signs $4.68bn govt aid package

Air Canada said that it has entered into a series of debt and equity financing agreements with the Government of Canada, which will allow Air Canada to access up to C$5.879 billion ($4.68 billion) in liquidity. "Air Canada entered the pandemic more than a year ago with one o


Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces three new routes

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, has announced three new routes connecting Abu Dhabi to Belgrade, Sohag and Luxor.   The new destinations offer something for everyone – from beautiful landmarks and delicious cuisine to magnificen

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