Friday 1 July 2016

Swiss International to manage Ramada Palace

The Palace hotel on Gudaibiya Avenue in Manama, formerly known as the Ramada Palace hotel, has signed a new franchise agreement with Swiss International, with effect from today, said a report in Gulf Daily News,  our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Malaysia, China, Australia to discuss next step in Flight MH370 search

Government ministers from Malaysia, Australia and China will meet in Kuala Lumpur on July 19 to discuss the future of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on Friday. Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew, dis


Qatar Air mulls raising stake in BA owner

Qatar Airways is considering further increasing its stake in British Airways owner  IAG SA after the UK-based company lost a third of its market value in the fallout from the country’s vote to leave the European Union, said a report citing people familiar with the matter.


Turkish police detain 11 more suspects over airport attack

Turkish police detained 11 foreigners suspected of being members of an Islamic State cell in Istanbul linked to the suicide bombers who staged the attack this week at Istanbul's main airport, broadcaster Haberturk said on its website on Friday. The arrests in the dawn raid, b


V Air commences new flight between Taipei and Okinawa

Taiwanese low-cost carrier V Air launched its first flight to Okinawa from Taipei today. The maiden flight took off with 100 per cent load factor from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, and marks another expansion in its network for this year 2016.   “


Iran says under no obligation to buy A380s

Iran said on Thursday it was under no obligation to buy A380 superjumbo jets, state news agency IRNA reported, raising further questions over part of a landmark deal with European planemaker Airbus. The order for the double-decker jetliners grabbed attention in January as part of


Enjoy a spectacular Eid Break at Armed Forces Officers Club

Families can delight at the fantastic range of options offered by Armed Forces Officers’ Club and Hotel (AFOC&H) in Abu Dhabi to make Eid a spectacular and memorable one. Al Bathna Restaurant will serve a lavish brunch buffet for the first two days of Eid that will exte


Jet Airways in talks with banks for $180m loan

Jet Airways, India's second-biggest airline by passengers, is talking to lenders about raising up to $180 million through a loan, banking sources said on Thursday. The airline, partly-owned by Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, last month reported its first annual profit since 2


Eid Al Fitr celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is inviting guests to celebrate Eid Al Fitr at the Park from July 7 to 9. The world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park will host an array of colourful decorations and traditional shows and activities from across the GCC as it extends its hours of ope


SR Technics appoints new chief financial officer

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, has appointed Sven Kussmann as its new chief financial officer. He will report directly to the CEO and become part of the SR Technics leadership team. Kussmann will succeed Christina Johansson, who is leaving the company this mon

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