Wednesday 13 November 2019

Boeing expects MAX service to begin in January

Boeing said that it is working towards final validation of the updated training requirements, which must occur before the MAX returns to commercial service, and which the aircraft manufacturer expects to begin in January. Boeing said in a statement on its website that the 737 MAX


Mideast commercial jet market seen at $1.5trn: Boeing

The Middle East commercial airplane and services market will be worth more than $1.5 trillion over the next 20 years, said Boeing in its market outlook ahead of its participation at the upcoming 2019 Dubai Airshow. Boeing also anticipates 40 per cent of defence and space opportun


Emirates opens remote check-in for cruise passengers

Dubai-based airline Emirates has opened its first remote check-in terminal, outside of the airport to provide seamless connections for cruise passengers. The Emirates check-in counters, located at Port Rashid, will allow passengers who are disembarking from their cruise ships to


Flyadeal picks RateGain for tracking real-time airfares

Flyadeal, the low cost carrier owned by Saudia Arabian Airlines Corporation, has selected RateGain, a leading SaaS company for travel and hospitality, for its advanced, real-time airfare price intelligence solution, AirGain. As flyadeal looks to expand its operations beyond Saudi


Russian tourism to GCC worth $1.22bn by 2023: study

Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated $1.22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19 per cent when compared with figures from 2018, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020. The event takes plac


Top aviation group Air Partner opens new Dubai office

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has announced the opening of its new office in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) as s offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region. This is the fourth Air Partner office to be launched globally in the last 18


ROC to focus on key hospitality issues

Key topics such as how to better deliver the most compelling and comprehensive commercial strategy for the hospitality industry will be the focus for the upcoming Revenue Optimisation Conference (ROC) 2019 in Dubai. The event will take place on December 4 at the Intercontinental


Etihad appoints new senior VP, global sales

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has appointed Duncan Bureau as senior vice president, global sales and distribution, who will report directly into the group’s chief commercial officer, Robin Kamark.    The role will be instrumental in driving the group&rs


Saudi tourism sector 'poised for fast-paced growth'

Saudi Arabia is making significant gains in inbound and domestic travel that complements the already lucrative outbound travel segment,  to emerge as one of the world’s fastest growing and leading tourism destinations.    In line with these signi


St. Regis Saadiya wins top awards

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, has recently won multiple industry awards for its spa and golfing facilties.   Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, the first of its kind in the region, continued to demonstrate its exce

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