Tuesday 31 March 2015

Air Seychelles in codeshare with Etihad for regional routes

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Seychelles, is looking to increase weekly frequencies on its regional network from April in a codeshare with Etihad. Moreover, the airline will launch three weekly non-stop Paris flights from July, replacing the current twice-weekly service t


Saudi Arabia suspends flights to southern airports

Saudi Arabia has suspended international and domestic flights at seven airports in its south, aviation authorities said on Thursday after Riyadh and allied Gulf governments launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen. The airports affected include Jizan, Abha and Wadi A


Emirates offers free wi-fi on-board its aircraft

Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, now offers free wi-fi on 106 of its aircraft, with two to three more aircraft being installed with wi-fi connectivity every month.   After updating the service in early February with a simpler sign-on process on top of other software updates,


Anjum Hotel Makkah to participate in STTIM

Anjum Hotel Makkah, a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia’s holy city, will be a strategic partner for the eighth edition of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) to be held from March 29 to April 3 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hel


TV Show Hozpitality Buzz comes back for a second season

Hozpitality Group, a company dedicated to the hotel industry, has launched their second season of the popular Hozpitality Buzz TV show in Dubai, UAE, in association with leading home furniture store Homes R Us. Raj Bhatt, CEO of Hozpitality Group MENA and North America, said: &qu


Coral Beirut Al Hamra targets Jordan for new business

Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel, a luxury hotel in the Lebanese capital, is targeting Jordanian markets for new business. The sales team from Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel will be on a 3-day sales trip to Jordan next week to promote the hotel to both the travel trade sector as well as


RJ offers discounted fares to attract tourists to Jordan

Royal Jordanian (RJ), the national carrier of Jordan, is looking to attract tourists to Jordan by offering discounted tickets from destinations covered by the airline in the Gulf region and Europe. Acting president/CEO Captain Haitham Misto pointed out that this initiative came in resp


Abu Dhabi Airports CEO leaves

The chief executive of Abu Dhabi Airports is leaving after two years to take up a new role with the UK government, the company said on Thursday. Tony Douglas, who took up the role in 2013, will become chief executive of Defence Equipment & Support at the UK's ministry of


Etihad may sell Aer Lingus stake if IAG deal gets nod

Chief executive of Etihad Airways has indicated that the Abu Dhabi-based airline would be willing to sell its stake in Aer Lingus Group, if the Irish government backs the offer made by International Airlines Group for the Dublin-based carrier, the Financial Times reported. Etihad


Gulf Air suspends flights to Yemen on safety concerns

Bahrain’s national carrier has suspended flights to Sana'a, in Yemen, from today (March 26) due to safety concerns. Gulf Air announced the decision was taken as a precaution, after Yemen's President AbdRabbu Mansour Hadi was taken to a ‘secure location’

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