Saturday 25 June 2016

Six Flags Entertainment seeks to open Saudi theme parks

US theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp plans to expand to Saudi Arabia, its chief executive told Saudi-owned Arabiya TV on Monday, bringing roller coasters and bumper cars to the kingdom. "We're very honoured to be provided with an opportunity to enter into a


Dubai International Airport wins top award

Dubai International Airport (DXB) was named the 'Best Airport in the Middle East' at the Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) held in Shanghai recently. Khalil Lamrabet, director, Aviation Business Development at Dubai Airports, was presented the award at t


Abu Dhabi cruise visitors up 16pc

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal is playing a prominent role in expanding the emirate’s tourism industry, having recorded a 16 per cent increase in passengers and 20 per cent increase in vessel calls during the 2015/2016 cruise season. Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal welcomed 231,660 to


Egypt investigators to finish repairing crashed jet's black box

Egyptian aviation investigators will finish on Monday repairing memory units from the black box recorders of an EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, a senior investigation official said. Extracting data from the memory units of the Cockpit Voice Recorde


Rezidor announces two new Dammam hotels

Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide, is expanding its global portfolio with plans for two new hotels in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The mid-scale Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Dammam Industrial City will feature 300 units and open in 2016. The upper-


Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

An airplane powered solely by energy from the sun headed across the Atlantic early on Monday, on one of the longest legs of the first-ever flight around the globe without using a drop of fuel. The spindly, single-seat Solar Impulse 2 left John F. Kennedy International Airport at


Egypt plans to build new airport terminal

State-run Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (Ehcaan) plans to establish a new terminal for Borg El Arab Airport, with a capacity of up to four million passengers a year, said a report. The $150-million project is being funded by Japan Bank for International


Oman Air, PDO partner on job creation deal

Oman Air and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have joined forces to create 400 jobs for young Omanis at the new Muscat International Airport. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing PDO to support the training of the jobseekers in a variety of cabi


Empire Aviation Group adds two business jets

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group, through its Empire Aviation San Marino subsidiary, has added two Embraer Legacy 650 business jets to its global fleet. Both Legacy 650s will be managed on behalf of owners for their private use, as well as being offered to the global charter mar


Emirates to receive 80th A380 tomorrow

Dubai's Emirates airline, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, will be taking delivery of its 80th A380 on June 21. This will be followed by the launch of a daily A380 service to Vienna, Emirates’ 41st A380 destination, starting July 1. Emirates has a

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