Friday 28 October 2016

Emirates new B777X fleet to get Thales IFE solution

Dubai's Emirates airline has selected Thales' Avant inflight entertainment (IFE) solution for its future fleet of Boeing 777X aircraft.   With 150 Boeing 777X aircraft on order and deliveries scheduled to begin in 2020, Thales will be the first to equip its inflight e


Dubai passenger traffic tops 7m in September

Dubai International Airport's passenger numbers in September has eclipsed the 7-million mark for the sixth time in nine months. According to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports, passenger traffic at DXB passengers reached 7,094,738 compared to 6


Oman to start work on $1.3bn waterfront project in 2017

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) said it is set to start work on its ambitious RO500-million ($1.3 billion) Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront Project next year. Aimed at transforming Port Sultan Qaboos into a major tourism-based mixed-use waterfront destination, the project w


AccorHotels to open Novotel Downtown in Dubai

AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading hotel operators, has signed a management agreement with Acropole Holdings Limited for the Novotel Downtown Dubai. Construction work on the hotel will commence in February 2017, with an anticipated opening date prior to Expo 2020.


Dubai airport's new system cuts arrival delays by 40pc

Peak arrival delays at Dubai International Airport were cut down by 40 per cent following the implementation of a new air traffic management system, said a report. The implementation of the Approach Peak Offload has also helped increase average air traffic movements for arrivals


China’s HNA to buy 25pc stake in Hilton for $6.5bn

China’s aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA will acquire about 25 per cent equity interest in hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings from affiliates of Blackstone $6.5 billion, or $26.25 per share in cash. With this, HNA establishes a long-term strategic investment in


Gulf Hotel Bahrain unveils new spa

The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa, Bahrain’s iconic hotel, is celebrating the grand opening of the new Gulf Spa. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by the chief executive officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Shaikh Khalid bin Humood A


Bahrain's Sea Festival attracts more than 4,000 visitors

More than 4,000 people attended the ‘Sea Festival’ held at Bahrain Bay as part of ‘Manama Capital of Gulf Tourism’ calendar of events. The event, organised by the the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), aims to showcase the kingdom’s ri


SpiceJet-GoAir mid-air collision averted

Indian budget airliners SpiceJet and GoAir planes were involved in a “near miss” in the Goa airspace after the latter allegedly changed its flight course, prompting the traffic collision avoidance system in the planes to go off, a report said. SpiceJet officials said


Omran to unveil key projects at China summit

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) will be at the Juwai China Agent Summit in Beijing this week to meet Chinese real estate investors and brokers and encourage them to invest in some of its key projects in the sultanate. To be held on October 26, this is the only event in C

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