Friday 18 January 2019

1,000 take part in Matka Travel Fair in Helsinki

The Matka Nordic Travel Fair, the largest travel industry show in northern Europe, opened yesterday (January 16) with its hugely successful Workshop Day. The B2B as well as B2C expo, which has drawn more than 1,000 exhibitors from over 80 countries, will run till January 20 at th


Dubai logs over 50m passengers in 2018

A total of 53 million passengers passed through Dubai’s entry and exit points at land, sea and air ports in 2018, according to official figures. Entry and exit movements through airports registered 50 million passengers while those passed through the land entry and exit poi


Gulf Air conducts emergency response exercise

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air successfully conducted an emergency response exercise at the airline’s headquarters last week as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure the required preparedness level to handle any emergency in a timely, effective and responsible manner.  


Al Habtoor denies links to Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group, has clarified that none of its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality has any links with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE). A major UAE conglomerate, Al Habtoor Group has interests in several sectors including the hotel, automotive, real estate, educa


Bahrain seeks to attract more tourists

Bahrain is looking to boost visitor numbers to the kingdom by launching direct flights to new destinations and also attracting international airlines to the kingdom. The means to increase cooperation for tourism were discussed during a meeting between Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al


Flydubai denies reports of Damascus flights relaunch

UAE budget carrier flydubai has denied media reports of flights to the Syrian capital, Damascus, the Dubai Media office has tweeted. Earlier today, reports of flydubai evaluating the possibility of resuming flights to Damascus were doing the rounds. The Dubai Media office has


Emirates, flydubai to add new routes to codeshare deal

The Emirates-flydubai codeshare partnership will be expanded in 2019 with new destinations, the carriers have announced. The Dubai-based carriers, which joined forces in October 2017 with just 29 codeshare cities, have jointly carried 3.29 million customers on codeshare flights a


Jumeirah Al Qasr unveils newly refurbished rooms

Jumeirah Al Qasr - known for its palatial grandeur in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, has refurbished its full inventory of rooms and suites, maintaining its traditional Arabic style, but now with a contemporary flair. All 294 rooms (complete with terraces and balconies),


Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Manchester

An Etihad flight bound to Abu Dhabi from Manchester was forced to make a U-turn shortly after takeoff on January 15 due to technical problems, media reports said. Passengers reportedly heard a 'loud bang' from the back of the plane as it took off, British media confirmed.


Flyadeal takes delivery of 11th A320ceo aircraft

Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal has received the 11th and last of its initial fleet of new Airbus A320ceo aircraft. Al-Theeb, ‘The Wolf’, will enable the airline to extend flying from Riyadh and Dammam. “Flyadeal’s growth story began with th

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