Monday 27 March 2023

Emirates resumes Christchurch route after 3 years

Emirates’ flagship A380 made a landmark touchdown at Christchurch Airport today (March 27), marking the resumption of its daily service from Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney after more than three years. The special service was greeted by a crowd of spectators at the Christc


Etihad Airways launches daily flights To Kolkata

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has resumed services to the Indian city of Kolkata with a total of seven weekly nonstop flights. The first flight on the new service, EY256, departed Abu Dhabi with a full load of passengers at 1:50pm local time on 26 March and tou


ME airports ‘need to invest $151bn in capacity expansion’

Airports in the Middle East will need to invest $151 billion in capacity expansion as the global air passenger demand is expected to increase more than two-fold in 2040, according to the Airport Council International (ACI). “This necessitates an investment totalling $2.4 tr


Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel hosts Ramadan art expo

Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel, The Paintbrush Art Community and House of Creativity has inaugurated Ayah Ramadan Art Exhibition, featuring 36 artists from eight nationalities curated by renowned artists Sonal Purohit. Sixteen artists showcased their live art painting exhibition from 9:


Dubai boosts support services for creatives

Dubai has created an entire architecture of support services, incentives and business and legislative enablers to ease the journey of creatives across various stages of the creative value chain. Under the framework of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy, Dubai has created an enti


ICAO approves new standards for safer air transport

The ICAO Council achieved a major milestone this week in the global standardization and roll-out of new dual-frequency multi-constellation (DFMC) capabilities for international aviation’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). “This is an important development tow


Oman Air increases flights to Moscow

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has increased the frequency of flights to Moscow as part of its summer schedule, flying daily using its popular Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. The non-stop flight from Muscat will depart at 15:35 and arrive in Moscow at 20:55, whi


Dubai International Airport sees huge 127% rise in passengers

Dubai International Airport remained the world's top airport for international passengers, with a massive 127% increase from 29.1 million passengers in 2021 to 66 million passengers in 2022, a meeting heard.    According to tourism indicators, Dubai was


UNWTO opens calls for Best Tourism Villages 2023

UNWTO has opened applications for the third edition of its Best Tourism Villages initiative, which was launched in 2021 as part of the Organization's work to make tourism a driver of rural development and wellbeing. To date, over 70 villages from almost 40 countries have been


The First Group launches exclusive beach club in Jumeirah

The First Group, an upscale hospitality developer and operator, has opened the doors of its Soluna Beach Club, a contemporary Mediterranean inspired waterfront experience, in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.    Located at the Balqis Residences in Palm Jumeirah, Soluna

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