Wednesday 1 July 2015

Qatari firm acquires St Regis Washington

Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (Artic), an international hotel investment and hospitality subsidiary of Qatar-based Al Faisal Holding Company, has acquired the award-winning St Regis Washington, DC (US). The new acquisition adds to the group’s portfolio of 24 premium hotels


Millennium Hotels launches new serviced apartment brand

Leading hospitality group Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has launched its new standalone serviced apartment brand with the opening of a property in Muscat, Oman. Millennium Executive Apartments is the group’s first property in the Omani capital and is a key part of the company


Flydubai extends Lumexis partnership

Dubai-based airline flydubai has extended its partnership with Lumexis for its Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) In-Flight Entertainment system which it will use on 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft on order for 2016 and 2017. “Flydubai continues to invest in the latest t


China in landmark $11bn Airbus jet order

China has placed a landmark order for dozens of wide-body jets from Airbus in a multi-billion-dollar deal that paves the way for a second European aircraft plant in the world's fastest-growing aviation market. The deal, signed during a visit to France by Chinese Prime Ministe


Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown offers iftar special

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown hotel has invited guests to savour innovative dishes for Iftar and Suhour at competitive prices. Iftar buffet with Arabian ambience at La Piazza Restaurant starts from sunset till 22:00 and is priced at Dh90++ ($24.4++) for adults, Dh45++ ($12++) for kids


Emirates refutes subsidy claim charges

Dubai-based Emirates has submitted a point-by-point, fact-based response to the US government refuting allegations made by its North American rivals of subsidy and unfair competition. Earlier this year, the US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines – had launched a


BIA to allow more flights to Egypt during summer

Gulf Air and Egypt Air will launch additional flights from Bahrain International Airport (BIA) next month to allow 2,800 Egyptian teachers working for the country’s Education Ministry to travel back home for the summer. The additional flights to Egypt, which will see the te


RJ in new deal for innovation in airline industry

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has signed a deal with Oasis 500 whereby the latter will invest and help accelerate business ideas generated by the airline across its entire value chain. The partnership was signed by RJ president and CEO Captain Haitham Misto and Yousef Hamidaddin, CEO of Oasis 5


New Salalah Airport to boost tourism

Salalah is expecting a large number of visitors this year as its new airport has opened just in time for Khareef – the region’s busiest tourist season. Oman’s new Salalah Airport, which commenced operations on June 15, is an expansive infrastructure project that


Indonesia military plane crash kills dozens

At least 49 people were reported dead after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. "It looks like there

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