Monday 14 July 2014

Emirates to launch daily flights to Hungary

Dubai-based Emirates airline is set to commence services to Hungary from October 27 with a daily flight to the capital Budapest.   The airline will offer 278 seats per day on the Dubai-Budapest route, operating a wide-body A330-200 aircraft in a two-class config


Airbus unveils revamp of A330 passenger jet

European planemaker Airbus kicked off the Farnborough Airshow on Monday with confirmation it would sell revamped versions of its A330 wide-body jet powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and offering 14 percent fuel savings. Deliveries of the A330neo will start in the fourth q


Dubai hotel occupancy levels drop

Dubai hotels experienced positive revenue-per-available-room performance during June despite a 5.5 per cent decline in occupancy, a report said. There was an 8.6 per cent increase in supply and demand grew 2.6 per cent during the month, said the STR Global preliminary data for Ju


Bahrain chamber calls for reviving tourism sector

Advancing the tourism sector will a have positive impact on all other sectors in the kingdom, top officials of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have said.   The chamber's tourism sector committee chairman Sufyan Khalid Al Moayyad confirmed


Airbus jet re-launch heralds busy air show

Airbus will kick off the Farnborough Airshow with up to 100 commitments for its revamped A330neo wide-body jet, industry sources said, deepening a contest with Boeing for up to $250 billion of orders at the core of the long-haul jet market. After months of speculation, the Europe


Bahraini officials to hold crunch talks over alcohol ban

Crunch talks will be held today (July 14) between business leaders and government officials to discuss a ban on alcohol in three-star hotels in Bahrain.   The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) fears the Culture Ministry decree, which also covers sh


Fighting continues near Tripoli airport

Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least seven people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months. Explosions and anti-aircraft gunfire were heard from early


Hawar resort gets ready for summer

The Best Western Hawar Resort hotel, reopened recently, has launched a new brochure to coincide with the arrival of the summer season in the country. The hotel, situated on Bahrain's Hawar Island, aims to serve both residents and tourists looking for weekend holidays involvin


Airline ordered to pay $8,000 to diabetic traveller

An airline has been ordered to pay Dh30,000 ($8,165) as compensation to a diabetic pilgrim who suffered physical discomfort and mental stress last year due to flight delays, said a report.   The complainant had filed a case at the civil court alleging that a 12-


Meliá Dubai on Expedia Select list

Meliá Dubai has announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2014, an annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels as determined by the online travel site. Meliá Dubai was also voted the second best hotel in the UAE and 31st best hot

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