Sunday 11 December 2016

Alaska Air-Virgin America merger gets US nod

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved Alaska Air Group’s $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America after the former agreed to implement limited changes to its codeshare agreement with American Airlines.  Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airli


Bahrain to launch new tourism survey

Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, CEO of Bahrain Information and eGovernment Authority met yesterday to discuss the upcoming tourism survey. The survey is aimed at further integrating cooper


AlRayyan Hotel Doha welcomes new exective members

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, the Middle East's first Curio hotel set to open this month, has appointed new executive members to its management team. Luca Crocco, who was appointed as general manager during the hotel’s pre-opening phase in J


Emaar starts work on 'tallest tower in Jumeirah Beach Walk'

UAE-based global developer Emaar Properties has started work on The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa, an iconic new development which is set to become the tallest tower at Jumeirah Beach Walk in Dubai. The move comes following the appointment of Middle East Foundation Gro


Epic week-long New Year party at Rixos the Palm

This year, the decadent Rixos the Palm is coming together with Australian singer song writer Faydee, DJ producer Mahmut Orhan and Superstar singer dancer Inna to throw one of Dubai’s best New Year Parties that runs for a whole week.   With no exception, guests can enjoy


Saudi hospitality sector revenue to hit $23.1bn

Saudi Arabia's hospitality industry is set for solid growth as revenues are forecast to reach $23.1 billion by 2020, indicating an annual average growth of 6.2 per cent from 2015, a new report unveiled. According to data revealed by the Alpen Capital report, Saudi Arabia &nda


Flydubai certifies 100th batch of cabin crew members

Flydubai has announced the successful graduation of its 100th batch of certified Cabin Crew members from the flydubai Training Centre. The batch of 27 candidates will join flydubai’s community of 1,650 Cabin Crew members who represent more than 100 nationalities.


BAC launches 6th edition of BIA Safety Week

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has launched the sixth edition of its Annual Safety Week. Under the patronage of Eng Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and in close co-ope


8,600 new business jet deliveries forecast through 2026

Business jet makers are forecast to deliver close to 8,600 new planes worth $255 billion between 2016 and 2026, representing a 6 to 7 per cent reduction from the values noted in the 2015 outlook, a new report has unveiled. According to the 25th annual Global Business Aviation Out


Jet Aviation Dubai joins ACJ service centre network

Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dubai are to join the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators. Its Basle facilities became part of the ACJ Service Cen

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