Sunday 1 February 2015

Etihad announces changes in US flight schedule

Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of UAE, has announced a number of schedule changes to the airline’s flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and Chicago, New York and Toronto (US), starting on March 29. The move will provide convenient schedule options for UAE passengers travelling to


Qatari Diar wins approval for Egypt tourism project

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence has approved the implementation of a tourism project to be developed by Qatar-based real estate company Qatari Diar (QD), a report said. The project was earlier proposed by the country’s Tourism Development Authority (TDA). Serag El-Din S


Malaysia Airlines website hacked by ‘Cyber Caliphate’

The official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines was hacked on Monday by a group calling itself the "Official Cyber Caliphate". The website,, at the time of writing, shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo, surrounded by the


Jumbo steps up DSF excitement with promotional offers

Jumbo Electronics, a key sponsor of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), has stepped up the shopping excitement during DSF by giving residents and visitors the opportunity to choose from an exciting range of bundled offers, deals and promotions. Nadeem Khanzadah, head-Omni Channel Retail, Ju


Emirates Vacation Club extends support to crime conference

Emirates Vacation Club, a leading vacation ownership company in Dubai, UAE, will be sponsoring the fifth International Sports versus Crime Conference organised by the Dubai Police which is aimed at creating awareness about crime prevention and reduction. The conference, scheduled to ta


Kempinski opens new hotel in Doha

Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl – Doha, Qatar’s new ultra-luxury resort has officially opened its doors to welcome visitors and guests. The new premier destination is a testament to Kempinski’s landmark properties, with Marsa Malaz Kempinski showcasing the finest Euro


Emirates mulls airfare cut on lower oil prices

Dubai's flagship airline, Emirates, is studying whether to cut the fuel surcharge it passes on to customers to reflect recent drops in oil prices, its president has been quoted a saying. Tim Clark also said in a report in The National, an Abu Dhabi-based newspaper, t


NAS wins ground handling contract for Abidjan Airport

National Aviation Services (NAS), a Kuwait-based ground handling company, has reached a new milestone in its expansion with its first contract award in West Africa. With the new contract, NAS has now expanded its operational network to 16 stations in nine countries. Under the


Aviation experts to highlight the importance of ground damage

Industry-leading aviation experts speaking at the third World Aviation Safety Summit this year will discuss the measures regional players are taking to minimise accidents due to ground damage, which is the primary cause of aviation accidents in the Middle East. The aviation summit, hos

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