Sunday 24 May 2015

Oman Air’s Sindbad Gold members receive new privileges

Oman Air, the national carrier of the country, has announced the addition of two more privileges for Gold members of its Sindbad frequent flyer programme. Since May 1, Gold members are being granted access to Oman Air’s exclusive Business Class check-in area at Muscat Inter


Flydubai plans fourth destination in Pakistan

Dubai-based flydubai has announced direct flights to Quetta in Pakistan - its fourth destination in the country - commencing on June 11. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer of flydubai, said: "We have been flying to Pakistan since 2010, and we have seen a consistent demand f


Qatar Airways to launch A350 services to Germany

Qatar Airways, the flag carrier of Qatar, has expanded its A350 services to Germany, with the new state-of-the-art aircraft being deployed on its Doha-Munich route. Commencing October 1, the Doha-based airline will be launching the A350 XWB to Munich alongside its existing Boeing 787 D


Abu Dhabi International upgrades baggage handling systems

Abu Dhabi Airports (AUH) has successfully completed the installation and renovation of Baggage Handling Systems at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, carried out by Abu Dhabi Airports’ subcontractor Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions. The state-of-the-art baggage handling systems wa


Visitor numbers up 15pc at ATM

The Arabian Travel Market 2015 (ATM) , which concluded earlier this month in Dubai, UAE, witnessed more than 26,000 visitors at the event, representing a 15 per cent increase on 2014 figures. The region’s leading travel trade exhibition also welcomed several new initiatives this


Honeywell to offer satellite communication solutions to Gulfstream

Honeywell Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics, will offer a full suite of satellite communication solutions to Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 aircraft, including the AMT-700 antenna. The AMT-700 antenna provides improved voice and data connectivity


Qatar’s UrbaCon offers Gulf version of Maldives resorts

Visitors to the Gulf can now experience the exotic offerings of the luxurious new Banana Island Resort, developed by Qatar-based UrbaCon Trading and Contracting, mimicking the essence of the Maldives resorts. Moataz Al-Khayyat, CEO of UrbaCon, said: "The resort is the first


Etihad, Alitalia welcome UAE foreign minister at Expo Milano

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, and Italy’s Alitalia welcomed Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE, to their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 this week. The airlines are Official Global Airline Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, whi


UAE airports passenger traffic hits 37.8m in first four months

UAE airports have reported a positive performance in the first four months of the year, handling 37.84 million passengers - a 17.3 per cent increase compared to 32.24 million a year ago, said a report. Dubai International Airport witnessed a 14 per cent increase in passenger numbers to


Ritz-Carlton, Dubai offers sumptuous Iftar and Suhoor delicacies

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, goes global with its Iftar and Suhoor offerings during the holy month. The property’s all-day dining restaurant, Caravan, has given traditional Ramadan dishes and beverages from Indonesia, Malaysia and India as well as t

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