Friday 9 December 2016

Jetex opens largest FBO lounge in Dubai

Jetex Flight Support has announced the opening of its newly built FBO Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport in the recently rebranded Dubai South Aviation District (previously known as Dubai World Central). The addition of the 1,500-sq-m terminal and dedicated ramp parking


New role for top Rotana officials in Bahrain

UAE-based Rotana has announced key appointments in Bahrain aimed at streamlining its operations, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNon


Thailand tourist visa fee waived, discounted for all countries

From December 2016 to February 2017, Thailand will launch a temporary tourist visa fee exemption scheme and a temporary Visa on Arrival (VoA) fee reduction scheme. Following an order from Thailand's Ministry of Interior, the scheme offers the following: 1. All applican


Flynas launches new Dammam-Abu Dhabi route

Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas has announced the inauguration of a new route between Dammam and Abu Dhabi. From December 23, 2016, flynas will launch four flights from King Fahd International Airport in Dammam to Abu Dhabi International Airport, on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesda


Etihad Aviation, TUI plan new EU leisure airline

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) Board has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG, a Dutch charter airline.. The new airline group will receive a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, and wil


Arab Aviation Summit kicks off in Jordan

Arab Aviation Summit - the most prominent aviation and tourism event in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) - has kicked off today in Jordan, focusing on trends and opportunities driving the continuous growth and development of the region's aviation and tourism industries.


'Only one in 10 travellers disengage from work during holidays'

Many of us are spending our holidays working instead of relaxing with our families, a regional survey by Holiday Inn has found with only one in 10 able to completely ‘turn off’ from work during a break. The Holiday Inn ‘Do More of What You Love’ survey, ga


GCC F&B industry experiencing unprecedented growth

food consumption in the region alone will likely reach 51.9 million metric tons by 2019, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5 per cent between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report. Citing an industry study, the ‘Feeding the Growing Appetite of the GCC F


Kempinski Mall of the Emirates wins Green Globe certificate

The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has achieved Green Globe certification, having been recognised for meeting key criteria to achieve premium sustainability performance. Accepting the certification on behalf of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, general manager Michael R


Dubai flights delayed by dense fog

A number of flights were delayed at Dubai International Airport early Monday morning as thick fog blanketed the emirate, obstructing vision and disrupting operations, said senior aviation officials. Flights into and out of Dubai were affected with some getting held up for nearly an hou

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