Sunday 25 September 2016

Air Arabia chief wins top Airline CEO award

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier based in Sharjah, UAE, said its group chief executive Adel Al Ali has been honoured with the 'Airline CEO of the Year' award at a leading industry event held in Dubai. The award was presented to Al Ali at the 10th CEO Middle East Awa


China's Dalian Wanda opens $5.1bn tourism park

Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese entertainment giant owned by the country's richest man, opened the first phase of a sprawling 34 billion yuan ($5.1 billion) tourism park in the eastern city of Hefei on Saturday. Wanda is building similar projects around the country, betting t


Samsung phone emits smoke on Indian flight

A Samsung smartphone stored in an overhead baggage compartment on an Indian plane emitted smoke in mid-flight on Friday, India's aviation regulator said, but there was no damage and the aircraft landed safely. Passengers on board an IndiGo flight smelled smoke coming from the


Deal to curb airline emissions likely in Montreal

The world's first deal to curb pollution from commercial flights is expected after United Nations-led talks kick off next week in Montreal, although European lawmakers remain sceptical that it would be tough enough. The agreement, backed by the United States, China and the Un


New York airport terminal reopened after evacuation

US authorities reopened a terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday after an abandoned vehicle prompted its evacuation, media reported. Authorities evacuated Terminal B at about 11 p.m. local time after a car was left unattended with its doors open, several media outlet


Gulf Air welcomes Bahrain Airport summer programme participants

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently welcomed youth participants of the first Bahrain International Airport Summer Programme at the company's headquarters in Muharraq. The airline provided them with a tour of its headquarters, as well as an aircraft site visit


Qatar announces easier entry for cruise passengers

With over 50,000 passengers expected to arrive at the Doha port this season,  Qatar Tourism Authority, along with the Ministry of Interior and Qatar Ports Management Company – Mwani Qatar, have announced new measures to facilitate easy entry for cruise travellers. Offi


New GM for Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha

Leading hospitality chain Dusit International has appointed Ahmet Antepli as the general manager of the upcoming Dusit Hotel & Suites Doha. An accomplished hotelier, Antepli has over 18 years of experience working in various hospitality positions for well-known hotel chains a


Sports-themed restaurant O’Learys opens in Dubai

The authentic Boston sports-themed restaurant, O’Learys, founded by Swedish restauranteur Jonas Reinholdsson, has officially opened for business in Dubai. Saeed Obaid Al Teneiji, vice president – UAE Football Association and Anette Nilsson Exner, deputy head of missio


Hala Abu Dhabi confirmed for Sir Bani Yas Island cruise launch

Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management company of the Etihad Aviation Group, has been selected as the exclusive shore excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis, the latest cruise destination stop in the UAE for the 2016/2017 season. The announ

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