Tuesday 7 July 2020

Saudi airports welcome over 756,000 passengers

More than 756,644 passengers passed through Saudi Arabia's airports between May 31 to June 30, following the restart of domestic flights at the end of May, said a report citing figures released by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).   All n


Saudi Ground Services' digital transformation a boost to aviation

Saudi Ground Services, the kingdom’s leading aviation ground handling services company, announced today that its digital transformation with SAP is boosting the aviation sector’s $37 billion contribution to GDP.   Saudi Vision 2030 is rapidly develop


Lufthansa says 50pc of its fleet back in the air

More than 380 aircraft by the Lufthansa Group carriers will be used in the upcoming month covering 40 percent of the group’s schedule, indicating that half of its fleet is in the air again, 200 aircraft more than in June. The group recently implemented its new summer timeta


First scheduled Wizz Air flight lands in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airports recently celebrated the arrival of the first scheduled Wizz Air flight from Hungary to Abu Dhabi, further strengthening the UAE capital's position as a destination of choice for business and leisure travel.   The first Budapest-Abu Dhabi f


Dubai hotels miss opportunity to save $395,000 on energy bills

Dubai hotels may have missed out on an opportunity to save thousands of dirhams in energy consumption, according to a research study carried out by leading UAE-based technology and sustainability-driven facilities management (FM) company, Farnek.   Farnek took a


Airport Show to launch webinar series

The world’s largest annual airport industry B2B platform is launching a series of webinars starting on July 7 to facilitate essential discussion within airport industry professionals to debate the challenging times triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.  


Enjoy a Cheeky Tiki Staycation at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is set to launch a special staycation, offering UAE residents a weekend fun escape, true Polynesian style.    Priced at AED749 ($203.8) for two people, the stay includes one night stay at the hotel over the weekend (check-in on Thursda


UAE mulls return of Boeing 737 Max to airspace

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority announced that it is currently considering the return of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the UAE’s airspace, said a report.   "The GCAA is closely working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA


UNWTO to help destinations use data, AI to drive tourism recovery

As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector’s recovery from the impact of Covid-19.   As it guides the sector


ACI, IATA urge govts to bear costs of public health measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments.   The Covid-19 pande

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