Friday 3 July 2015

Shangri-La Doha to offer 100pc natural Qatari honey

Five-star property Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, along with leading national honey producer and apiary company Bu Saif Apiaries, plan to offer its guests 100 per cent natural Qatari honey by setting up five beehives on the hotel roof. “Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have always be


ME international passenger traffic up 14pc in May

Middle Eastern carriers witnessed a substantial increase in demand for international travel in May, with a 14 per cent increase, as a result of travellers planning their holidays prior to the Ramadan period in June, said a report by International Air Transport Association (Iata) Additi


German carrier Lufthansa eyes Luxair stake sale

Lufthansa is considering to sell its 13 per cent stake in Luxair and has been in touch with other shareholders, including the Luxembourg government, to discuss the matter. Lufthansa, which has held a 13 per cent stake in flag carrier Luxair since 1993, sounded out the possibility


Qatar Airways celebrates first year of DFW service

National carrier Qatar Airways yesterday (July 1) celebrated one full year of daily, non-stop service between its hub Doha and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. "Dallas/Forth Worth has been an excellent partner in our efforts to give US travellers superior leisu


Etihad launches double daily service to Seychelles

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has increased its service to Seychelles from four flights per week to double daily. The total number of return flights operated by Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles between the two regions has now increased to 14 per week.


Dubai passenger traffic surges 23pc in May

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest by international traffic, has registered a 23.2 per cent jump in passenger traffic in May which rose to 6.27 million passengers compared to the same period last year. The first five months leading up to May saw passenger numb


Solar Impulse 2 breaks records in Japan-Hawaii flight

The world’s first solar-powered plane is attempting to break all distance and duration world records for solar aviation, having already covered 6,190 km in 80 hours non-stop from Nagoya (Japan) to Hawaii (US). At the controls, Solar Impulse 2 co-founder and pilot Andr&eacut


Tourism plan for area around Bahrain fort

Plans are underway to turn the area around Bahrain Fort into a major tourist destination. Homes vacated by 64 families in December could be turned into seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, fishing supply stores, cafés and a maritime museum, said a report in the Gulf Da


Qatar Airways to boost EMEA, Asia flights

Qatar Airways plans to increase network frequency to multiple destinations across its global network over the coming months. The national airline is adding frequencies to its popular routes – Dubai (UAE), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Peshawar (Pakistan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Belgra


Aviation forum spotlight on game-changing technology

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has announced it is the official airline partner of the upcoming Arab Air Carriers’ Organisation (AACO) Business Technology Forum in Bahrain. Under the theme “Empowerment through Mobile Technology”, the forum is schedule

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