Friday 30 January 2015

Qatar Airways buys 9.99pc stake in British Airways

Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 per cent stake in International Airlines Group, worth around 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Spain's Iberia in the one world alliance. Qatar's national airline said


Malaysia declares MH370 disappearance an ‘accident’

Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 pas


Turkey, Lebanon restart Baghdad flights

Turkish Airlines and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to Baghdad on Thursday after halting them earlier in the week when bullets hit a plane as it was landing in the Iraqi capital. Samir Kubba, the head of Iraq's civil aviation authority, told Reuters


Oman to sign tourism pact with India

India plans to enter into a pact with Oman to strengthen and expand their bilateral cooperation in tourism. The draft pact was approved in a Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a report in Zawya said. A statement released by the Press Inform


Hala Abu Dhabi expands promotion across 23 countries

Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management division of Etihad Airways, has signed preferred sales agreements across 23 countries including America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia to promote the UAE capital as a tourist destination. Hala Abu Dhabi will cooperate wit


Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah appoints new manager

Rezidor Hotel Group, a leading chain of luxury hotels has welcomed Frank Eikeland as the general manager of Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah, UAE. Eikeland has worked with the Rezidor Hotel Group’s Middle East team since 2010 and has a track record of leading hotels and lifting thei


New HR manager for Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar

Luxury hotel Park Inn by Radisson in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, has appointed Abdulmoeen Nasser as its new human resources and government relations manager. A Saudi national, Nasser has many years of experience in human resources and the hospitality industry. After graduating from King F


Yas Island participates in Indian travel trade show

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier business, leisure and entertainment destination, is participating at the South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE), which started today (January 29) in New Delhi, India. The Indian travel trade show, which offers a platform for tourism dele


Gulf Air suspends flights to Baghdad

Gulf Air has suspended all flights to Iraq's capital Baghdad until further notice, it announced yesterday. The move follows an incident on Tuesday, when a FlyDubai aircraft carrying 154 passengers was shot at while landing at Baghdad International Airport. Gulf


Qatar, Guinea in open skies pact

Qatar and the Republic of Guinea have signed an agreement to open up the air transport sector between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Jassim bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and his Guinean counterpart Aliou Diallo, said a report in Qatar News Agency.

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