Saturday 14 December 2019

Kuwait budget carrier Jazeera launches flights to Al Ain

Kuwait's leading low-cost airline Jazeera Airways has begun its thrice-a-week service to the Al Ain International Airport in the UAE.    It will operate Airbus A320 and the latest A320neo aircraft on the new route, with each aircraft offering 150 econom


Explore magical moments this festive season at Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is welcoming visitors this festive season with the opportunity to ‘Explore Magical Moments’ with Downtown’s Wonderful Winter Walk until December 28. Downtown Dubai will come alive with an unprecedented range of lifestyle activities that will add to the


Carbon emissions per passenger 'down more than 50pc'

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50 per cent since 1990. Much of the improvement has occurred because the industry has achieved an annual fuel efficiency improvem


New chef de cuisine at Lexington Grill

Hilton Hotels has appointed Lendl Pereira as chef de cuisine at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s award-winning restaurant Lexington Grill. Beginning his career with the world-renowned Taj Hotels group in Mumbai, Pereira worked with Marriott Hotels in Florida, before taking


Abu Dhabi to set up new budget carrier with Hungary's Wizz Air

Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH) has reached an agreement in principle for the establishment of a local airline in Abu Dhabi in partnership with Hungarian-based Wizz Air. The new airline will be Wizz Air’s first airline established outside of Europe. 


Flydubai touches down in Krabi

Flydubai’s inaugural flight has touched down in Krabi, Thailand, becoming the first UAE-based airline to offer flights to the popular holiday destination. The daily flights are operated via a short stop in Yangon, Myanmar, and are codeshared with Emirates. On


Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines expand codeshare partnership

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, and Turkish Airlines have announced a codeshare expansion following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two airlines. Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on Turkish Airlines’ flights from Bahrai


Al Ain to welcome inaugural Jazeera Airways flight

UAE's Al Ain International Airport is set to welcome the inaugural flight of Jazeera Airways from Kuwait on December 13, establishing a new direct route between the two countries. To commemorate the occasion, a special celebration will be held at the airport's VIP Terminal. The


Hyatt opens new 204-room property in Jumeirah

Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah, the fourth property under Hyatt’s modern essentials brand portfolio in the UAE, has opened its doors in the heart of Jumeirah.   Consisting of 204 guestrooms and 84 fully furnished residences, the new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand&rsqu


UAE hotels record strong demand growth in November

The UAE's hospitality sector recorded strong demand growth and lower rates consistent with significant supply during the month of November, according to STR's preliminary data for the month.   Based on daily data from December, hotels in the UAE saw demand incre

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