Saturday 24 August 2019

Miami Air launches direct flights to Jeddah

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the relaunch of its services by Miami Air International from the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.   A charter airline based in Florida, US, Miami Air International landed its debut fli


Etihad celebrates 15 years of success in India

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is preparing to celebrate 15 years of service to its largest and busiest market, India. The airline’s milestone coincides with the third visit to the UAE of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, highlighting the im


Lufthansa enables passengers to cut CO2 emissions

The Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched Compensaid, a new sustainability platform, making it possible for travellers to offset their individual carbon footprint using so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This represents passengers an entirely new approach to offsetting CO


Jordan's tourism revenues cross $3bn

Jordan's tourism revenue reached $3.2 billion in the first seven months of 2019, up 8.6 per cent compared to the same period in 2018, said a report. The increase was driven by a 6.3 per cent rise in the total number of tourists compared to the same period of 2018, estimated a


New group of Bahraini pilots fly with Gulf Air

A new batch of Bahraini pilots recently took to the skies with Bahrain’s national carrier as they completed ground and base training courses. A group of eight pilots are now operating as Second Officers to complete a set of flying hours and earn their next stripe to become


Saudi visitors to Mauritius up 49pc in first seven months

Visitors to Mauritius from Saudi Arabia increased 49 per cent between January and July compared to the same period in 2018, the latest statistics released from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) showed. A total of 13,704 Saudi visitors were recorded over the period,


IHG signs a Holiday Inn hotel in Dehradun

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Devatva for a new  Holiday Inn hotel in Dehradun, the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.   Located on the main road that leads to Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill stations in north


DoubleTree by Hilton opens new hotel in Makkah

Hilton continues to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Makkah Jabal Omar, a report said. Located in the centre of the holy city of Makkah and offering stunning views over the Grand Mosque (Al Masjid Al Haram), the hotel features 448 rooms


India's Vistara launches daily flights to Dubai

Vistara, India's fastest growing full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, yesterday inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai. Dubai is Vistara’s second international destination in its network, with which the airline be


Etihad celebrates 15 years of service to Bahrain

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its operations between the UAE and Bahrain. Since launching services to Bahrain on August 22, 2004, Etihad has carried more than 2.5 million guests between the two GCC countries. Today, the ai

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