Tuesday 20 November 2018

Lufthansa passenger numbers up 9pc in October

The Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers in October, reflecting an increase of nine per cent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometres were up 8.9 per cent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 9.


Rolls-Royce celebrates Dreamliner delivery to Gulf Air

Rolls-Royce celebrated the delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, by handing over a fan blade to the airline on the second day of the Bahrain Air Show.    Gulf Air has 10 aircraft on order and currently


Emirates Group posts $14.8bn revenue in fiscal H1

Dubai-based Emirates Group has reported a revenue of Dh54.4 billion ($14.8 billion) for the first six months of its 2018-19 financial year, up 10 per cent from Dh49.4 billion ($13.5 billion) during the same period last year. Profitability was down 53 per cent compared to the same


Tamani Marina wins Luxury All Suite Hotel Award

Tamani Marina Hotel & Hotel Apartment in Dubai was declared the 2018 Luxury All Suite Hotel at the 12th annual gala ceremony of The World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) held recently in Bali, Indonesia. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing l


SaudiGulf signs $2.1bn deal for 20 A320neo aircraft

Saudi Arabia's Al Qahtani Aviation has signed an agreement with Airbus to acquire 20 A320neo/A321neo family aircraft worth more than $2.1 billion for its SaudiGulf Airlines. The deal, announced at the Bahrain International Airshow today, involves 10 firm orders and 10 options, said


Gulf Air signs sale and leaseback deal for 6 A320neos

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world's largest aircraft leasing companies, today announced an agreement for the purchase and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo aircraft.    This is SMBC Aviation Capital&rs


Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City names new GM

Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City has appointed Charles E M Clark as its new general manager. Bringing 19 years of leadership experience, Clark joins the hotel from his previous role as general manager at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, where he worked since September 2013 and hotel manager


Bahrain signs four air service agreements

Bahrain's Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, has signed new air service agreements with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Brunei and Brazil, said a report. The agreements, signed on the sidelines of the 2018 Bahrain International Airshow, include th


Airport hospitality, healthcare deals signed at BIAS

Key contracts aimed at elevating hospitality and healthcare services at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) were awarded on the first day of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) yesterday.   Hala Bahrain, the premium hospitality and passenger services pr


Kuwait airport suspends operations amid heavy rainfall

Operations at Kuwait International Airport have come to a halt as weather conditions remain unstable and heavy downpour continues, a report said. Flights coming into Kuwait airport have been redirected to other GCC airports while departure flights have been temporarily suspended

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