Wednesday 19 September 2018

Oman opens new airport at Duqm region

Oman's Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) has announced the opening of the new airport at the sultanate's Duqm region. Considered one of the main components of the Sezad, the new airport features a new passenger terminal, an air cargo terminal, an air control


Travelport appoints MD for newly formed APACMEA region

Leading travel commerce platform Travelport has appointed Mark Meehan as managing director of its newly formed Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) region.   Meehan has built a distinguished career at Travelport, having been successful in a range of high-profile glo


New Duqm Airport passenger terminal opens

After successful 45-day operational tests, commercial operations at the new Duqm Airport passenger terminal have officially commenced, Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced. Oman Air Flight WY935 inbound from Muscat, which landed at 2:30 pm on Monday (


Dubai gears up for second annual Travel Tech ME Congress

The second edition of Travel Tech ME Congress starts next week in Dubai with the participation of a group of local and regional travel & tourism experts in a two-day leading event. Organised by Verve Management UAE, the event will take place on September 26 and 27 in The H Du


Best Western welcomes new regional director sales - Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has appointed Luckrada Lucksanawimol as its new regional director sales - Asia. Lucksanawimol, or “Annie” as she is better known, brings an impressive set of skills to Best Western. Having achieved a Master’s Degree in Internati


Hard Rock Cafe to open at Dubai airport

Globally renowned brand Hard Rock will be opening a second cafe in Dubai, with the new branch set to open in Dubai International Airport this November. The new location will feature a licensed restaurant, grab and go food, live entertainment, rock memorabilia and a Rock Shop load


Jumeirah Group unveils luxury hotel in China

UAE-based Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the launch of a new hotel in Nanjing, China. Under the direction of Jumeirah CEO, José Silva, the Group is in a phase of accelerated expansion and this new Jumeirah branded


Five medium-size EU airlines 'may go bankrupt by 2019'

Airlines in the European aviation sector may be looking at the possibility of massive consolidation, similar to what occurred in the US recently, as many struggle to make a profit even though expenses, such as the cost of fuel, have been relatively low, an aviation expert has revealed.


Saudia offers free WhatsApp, Facebook messaging onboard

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has introduced a new ‘social messaging’ plan which provides all passengers with free access to iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp onboard. Saudia is the first airline in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia regions to introd


Flynas ties up with Visa to expand rewards programme benefits

Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is enhancing its loyalty programme nasmiles through a strategic partnership with the world’s digital payments leader, Visa. Under the deal, flynas will build a unique and powerful partnership that leverages Visa’s global innovation

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