Friday 29 May 2015

EAU, Airways NZ to launch ATC training programme

Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has partnered with Airways New Zealand to launch a dedicated air traffic control (ATC) training centre at the new university campus in Dubai Academic City, UAE. Starting later this month, Airways New Zealand - a leading air navigation services provide


Air France flight to NY escorted after threat

An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the US military said. Air France flight 22, traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport,


Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was Allahabad, a city in the northern state of Uttar Prad


Saudi Gulf Airlines plans to begin flights in Nov

Saudi Gulf Airlines aims to begin flying in November after receiving regulatory approvals, the new Dammam-based carrier said on Monday. Owned by the Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani & Sons group, the airline plans to fly from Dammam to three destinations, initially with a fleet of four Airbus


Middle East premium air travel rises in March

Premium air traffic through the Middle East increased rapidly on long-haul routes, as international travel to Europe and the Far East went up 7.5 per cent and 6.6 per cent in March respectively, despite a broadly flat performance globally. In its March Premium Traffic Monitor, the Inte


Hilton to open new hotel at Dubai World Central

Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with the hospitality division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group to open Hilton Dubai World Central (DWC), an upscale 535-guestroom hotel in the heart of DWC. “With Hilton Worldwide’s multi-brand vision for


InterContinental Dubai Marina opens

InterContinental Hotels Group, a leading chain of luxury hotels, has opened the InterContinental Dubai Marina, a 132-room luxury hotel with 196 fully-serviced Residential Suites in the centre of one of Dubai’s most popular and vibrant neighbourhoods.   The hotel is a sh


Millennium Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi awarded top accolade

The Millennium Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi, a luxury property in the UAE emirate, was recently awarded the Hall Of Fame Certificate by leading travel website TripAdvisor. The Hall of Fame certificate honours those businesses that have achieved the Certificate of Excellence for five years


New Barcelona flights for Turkish Airlines

National carrier Turkish Airlines recently introduced Barcelona, Spain, as its 21st destination operated from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Commencing today, Barcelona flights will be operated seven times per week in both directions. Round trip fares are available fr


Abu Dhabi to launch golf tourism promotional push

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is looking to strengthen the region’s standing as a world-class golfing destination by targeting expanding golf markets in Europe, China, India and across the GCC and UAE as well. Pitching the extensive promotional push to

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