Friday 3 July 2015

US probes if airlines in plot to keep fares high

The US Department of Justice said on Wednesday it is investigating whether US airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights. The Justice Department wrote to major US air carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the numb


Mövenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers gets top certification

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a newcomer to Dubai’s hospitality market, has been awarded the Green Globe certificate for its eco-friendly operations. One of the hotel’s key initiatives is their newly introduced eco-friendly meeting plans which invites business


Turkish Airlines flies to 14th German destination

Turkish Airlines is expanding its operations around the globe with the addition of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden in Germany, its 14th destination in the country. Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden flights will be operated four times per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays in both directions.


Qatar's Al Rayyan buys St Regis unit in US

Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (Artic), an international hotel investment and hospitality subsidiary of Qatar-based Al Faisal Holding Company, has acquired the popular St Regis Washington, DC (US). The new acquisition adds to the group’s portfolio of 24 premium hotels in th


Millennium launches new brand in Oman

Leading hospitality group Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has debuted its new standalone serviced apartment brand in Muscat, Oman. Millennium Executive Apartments is the group’s first property in the Omani capital and is a key part of the company’s strategic growth plan t


Flydubai extends Lumexis partnership

Dubai-based flydubai has extended its partnership with Lumexis for its Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) in-flight entertainment system which it will use on 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft on order for 2016 and 2017. “Flydubai continues to invest in the latest technolog


China in $11bn Airbus jet order

China has placed a landmark order for dozens of wide-body jets from Airbus in a multi-billion-dollar deal that paves the way for a second European aircraft plant in the world's fastest-growing aviation market. The deal, signed during a visit to France by Chinese Prime Ministe


Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown offers iftar special

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown hotel has invited guests to savour innovative dishes for Iftar and Suhour at competitive prices. Iftar buffet with Arabian ambience at La Piazza Restaurant starts from sunset till 22:00 and is priced at Dh90++ ($24.4++) for adults, Dh45++ ($12++) for kids


Emirates refutes subsidy allegations

Dubai-based Emirates has submitted a point-by-point, fact-based response to the US government refuting allegations made by its North American rivals of subsidy and unfair competition. Earlier this year, the US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines – had launched a


BIA to allow more flights to Egypt during summer

Gulf Air and Egypt Air will launch additional flights from Bahrain International Airport (BIA) next month to allow 2,800 Egyptian teachers working for the country’s Education Ministry to travel back home for the summer. The additional flights to Egypt, which will see the te

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