Friday 1 August 2014

Gulf Air increases flights to Kuwait

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced an increase in flights between Bahrain and Kuwait from 40 to 42 per week with immediate effect. The two additional weekly frequencies will operate on Saturdays and Sundays, departing Bahrain at 1.15pm, arriving at Kuwait I


Gulf Air reviews flight routes threat

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is setting up contingency plans to counter the growing threat of war-torn countries along its flight routes, a report said. Both Gulf Air and the Dubai-based Emirates had flown over eastern Ukraine until flight MH17 was shot down by a su


Bahrain logs 20pc rise in GCC visitors for Eid

Bahrain saw a 20 per cent increase in visitors over the last week as GCC nationals flocked to the kingdom to celebrate Eid, according to official figures. A total of 240,702 people entered Bahrain during the seven days to Wednesday, the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affair


Dubai hotels see 35pc occupancy by Saudis

Hotels in Dubai recorded 35 percent occupancy by Saudis during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, a report said. Statistics revealed by Dubai tourism authorities show that more than two million Saudis visited the emirate during the past six months, said The Saudi Gazette, citing a report


Bahraini hoteliers urge family-oriented tourism plans

Bahraini hoteliers have stressed the urgent need to set up diversified entertainment projects to move out of stagnation and boredom witnessed during Eid holidays and other occasions. They called for family-oriented tourism to attract Gulf tourists in line with the Culture Ministry'


Airlines seek court review of US fee on tickets

Two airline trade groups have asked a US appeals court to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travellers and hurting carriers. The petition, filed in federal c


Airbus Group reassures on jet market

Airbus Group moved to allay concerns over a wave of order cancellations yesterday, sparking a rally in its shares helped by better-than-expected half-year results. “Global aircraft markets remained strong despite worries about an overheating in Southeast Asia and a number o


Etihad set to get final Alitalia proposal

Italy's loss-making flag carrier Alitalia is working on a final proposal to present to Etihad on Thursday in a push to lock in an investment by the Abu Dhabi-based airline, a person close to Alitalia shareholders said on Wednesday. Underscoring the government's need to se


Sita offers wearable tech for boarding pass

Sita, a global leader in air transport communications and IT solutions, is now enabling tech-savvy airline passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. Sita Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable te


Dubai International voted best airport in MEA

Dubai International has been named Best Airport in Middle East, Europe and Africa by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler, a popular online publication written for and by frequent international travellers. The awards honour the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, airpo

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