Tuesday 6 December 2016

Emirates lands in Doha after world’s shortest A380 flight

Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. The A380 flight touched down this morning at Hamad Int


New RAK Airport system allows check-in within 5 minutes

Passengers at Ras Al Khaimah can now choose to skip the long passport control queues and check-in within five minutes with the new 'Smart Travel' system, said a report. According to a report in


Dubai Airports named 'Travel & Tourism Company of the Year'

Dubai Airports was voted as the Travel and Tourism Company of the year at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards in Dubai recently. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, received the award on behalf of the company at the event The awards seek to recognise and reward ou


Keynote speakers announced for Arab Aviation Summit 2016

Top executives from the regional aviation and tourism sector will gather in Jordan next week to explore latest industry developments and future trends at the Arab Aviation Summit, the most prominent aviation event in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Taking place under the pat


City Centre Rotana, Doha names new GM

Rotana, a leading international hotel management company has appointed Martin Kendall as the new general manager of City Centre Rotana, a five-star property in West Bay, Doha. A British national, Kendall holds an impressive hospitality record that spans almost 30 years, as his pa


Shaikh Khalid takes part in the Capital Club’s ‘@ Majlis’

Shaikh Khalid Bin Humood Al Khalifa, the chief executive of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, took part in the latest edition “@the Majlis” event at Capital Club Bahrain.   The event held on a monthly basis, features a number of executives from both t


Lufthansa makes new offer to VC pilots’ union

German carrier Lufthansa has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4 per cent increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4 pe


RAK Department of Civil Aviation celebrates National Day

Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Civil Aviation (RAKDCA) held a celebratory event with great pomp and show to celebrate UAE's 45th National Day at the Civil Aviation Department premises. Presided over by Eng Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman, Department


Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights welcomes new F&B director

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, the iconic high-rise five-star hotel located in Dubai Healthcare City, has appointed Jose Rocha as director of food and beverage/culinary operations. Rocha joins from Hyatt Regency Dubai where he held the position as executive chef. In his new r


Oman Air introduces new 'Oman Air Pass'

To celebrate National Day in Oman, the sultanate's national carrier has announced the introduction of a new airfare discount booklet. The new Oman Air Pass will offer regular travellers between Muscat and Salalah the chance to pre-purchase an online booklet containing eight o

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