Wednesday 1 April 2015

Alitalia to launch Venice- Abu Dhabi route

Venice - Abu Dhabi is set to be the first new route to be launched by Alitalia since Etihad Airways' acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in the company. The new route will be part of Alitalia's summer schedule, starting March 29. The daily connection was presented to bu


Qatar Rail to discuss cross-border rail transport

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) is set to host a conference that will discuss the latest developments in optimising international cross-border rail transport. The inaugural UIC RAME ‘International Conference on Railway Interoperability, Standardization, Harmonization fo


Dubai Airports’ Earth Hour campaign targets 230,000 kWh energy savings

Dubai Airports is aiming to save 230,000 kWh in energy by switching off all non-essential lights at Dubai International and Dubai World Central for an hour daily for 24 days to mark Earth Hour on March 28. The campaign, which started on March 5, will save enough energy to power a


Passenger plane lands safely after engine fails

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 78 passengers plus crew landed safely at the main airport in Russia's second city of St Petersburg on Wednesday after one of its engines failed. "The plane made a safe landing ... no passengers were injured," Russian airline UTair, which


Global air travel edges up 3.7pc in January

The global air travel performance in January was up 3.7 per cent year-on-year in line with the recent trend, according to the latest data from the International Air Transport Association (Iata). Economy class travel drove the rise in volumes in January, up 3.8 per cent year-on-ye


TIME Hotels launches Slow Food Initiative

Dubai headquartered hospitality group TIME Hotels has unveiled its latest sustainability-focused drive with the launch of a Slow Food Initiative at its flagship TIME Oak Hotel & Suites property in the UAE emirate. An international movement founded by professional gourmet Carl


Gulf Air facilitates Umrah for Bahraini pilgrims

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has partnered with Bahrain-based Umrah contractors to give under-privileged pilgrims free, comprehensive Umrah packages including flights to Saudi Arabia, accommodation and dedicated guides. The agreement, signed with contractors Al Mowasim,

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