Sunday 23 November 2014

Oman Air adds new B737 to fleet

Oman Air’s fleet received a boost last week with the arrival of its latest Boeing 737-800 and second B737-900, taking the fleet strength to 32. This latest delivery of the brand-new aircraft marks the start of a major three-year expansion programme. These are the first of 24 airc


Emirates, Starwood launch exclusive loyalty programme

Dubai-based Emirates airline and Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch a new programme, Your World Rewards, which allows their loyalty programme members, who register for the rewards package, to receive exclusive rewards of each loyalty programme. Starting from November 19, Emirate


Tourism Australia, Etihad to spend more on joint marketing

Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, have deepened their strategic marketing partnership with a significant increase in joint funding for the promotion of tourism to Australia in overseas markets. Under the new arrangements, Tourism Australia and Etiha


Jumeirah Messilah Resort sponsors blood donation drive

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, an idyllic resort in Kuwait, has sponsored a blood donation campaign called “Every Blood Donor is a Hero”. The campaign was organised by the Pharaoh Bikers in collaboration with the Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB). The event attract


Bahrain festival to attract thousands of shoppers

A major festival celebrating the essence of Bahrain will take place from December 15 to February 16, 2015, in Bahrain. Bahrain Noor El Ain, which means “Bahrain the Light of our Eyes”, will feature an exciting array of events designed to showcase the very best of what Bahra


Music ban on Bahrain hotels 'temporary'

A ban on music and other forms of entertainment in Bahrain's four-star hotels will be a temporary measure for one month only, a report said. The measure also includes a ban on hiring dancers and music bands in hotels found violating the provisions of a law regulating tourism


Etihad wins EU approval for purchase of 49pc stake in Alitalia

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said it has won approval from the European Commission for its purchase of 49 per cent of Alitalia, part of a €1.76-billion ($2.19 billion) rescue plan for loss-making Alitalia. The Abu Dhabi carrier had in August announced the strategic partners


Spicejet cuts Q2 losses after filling more seats

Indian budget carrier SpiceJet lost Rs3.1 billion ($50.2 million) in the three months to September 30, the company said late on Friday, less than the Rs5.6 billion ($91 million) it lost last year after it lowered fares to fill more seats. SpiceJet, which has now lost money for fi


NY City FC signs partnership deal with Etihad

New York City FC, the new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, has signed a major partnership deal with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE.                       &nb

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