Wednesday 3 September 2014

Alitalia-Etihad deal to get EU clearance by year-end

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways and Italian airline Alitalia are expected to win clearance for their tie-up by the end of the year with minor concessions, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad clinched a deal last month to buy 49 per cent o


Oman Air hails role of travel agents

The pivotal role played by travel agents in the success of Oman Air was acknowlwdged at an event held by the airline in Muscat, Oman, recently. Oman Air brought together travel agents from around the country and celebrated their achievements on behalf of both Oman Air and Oman as a des


Qatar Airways flies Dreamliner to Vienna

Qatar Airways has introduced its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Vienna route. The increase in demand in the region and the airline’s steadfast commitment to the Austrian market has resulted in the introduction of the Dreamliner onto the Vienna-Doha route bringing an additi


Aviation Africa to discuss opportunities

A summit which will focus on the various issues affecting the aviation industry in Africa is scheduled to take place next year in Dubai, UAE. Sponsored by Nexus from Saudi Arabia and Wyvern Consulting from the US, Aviation Africa 2015 will take place on May 10 and 11, 2015. Th


Jordanian, Saudi firms mull low-cost carrier

Jordanian and Saudi businessmen are considering setting up of a joint project for a low-cost airline, a report said. The joint airline will link Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Saudi-Jordanian Businessmen Council chairman Mohammad Al Audah told The Jordan Times.


Top music talents for Abu Dhabi Classics

Abu Dhabi Classics, an international cultural concert season staged in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is set to bring some of the most prominent music talent and orchestras to the capital, Saadiyat island and Al Ain. The 2014/2015 event, reintroduced by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (


Flynas introduces new domestic destinations

Saudi Arabia’s low-cost airline Flynas has introduced new domestic destinations from King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh. The airline will fly daily to Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Airport in Tabuk from September 23 and four times per week to the Hail International Airport


RJ starts Dreamliner flight to London

Royal Jordanian has inaugurated its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from its base at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman to London Heathrow, UK. President and CEO Nasser Lozi expressed RJ’s delight to have in its fleet the Dreamliner and said the new addition to the flee


Don't panic, skies aren't getting more dangerous

More than 700 airline passengers and flight crew have lost lives in the past 150 days in aviation accidents, sparking concerns among some travellers if skies are getting more dangerous. However, experts say "don't be nervous". The world has been enjoying the safest-


ATM to focus on family-centric travel

Family-centric travel, which has accounted for more than 12.5 per cent of the $1.07 trillion global tourism market, will be the official theme of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) next year. The ATM 2015 will run from May 4 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition

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