Friday 30 January 2015

NAS wins ground handling contract for Abidjan Airport

National Aviation Services (NAS), a Kuwait-based ground handling company, has reached a new milestone in its expansion with its first contract award in West Africa. With the new contract, NAS has now expanded its operational network to 16 stations in nine countries. Under the


Aviation experts to highlight the importance of ground damage

Industry-leading aviation experts speaking at the third World Aviation Safety Summit this year will discuss the measures regional players are taking to minimise accidents due to ground damage, which is the primary cause of aviation accidents in the Middle East. The aviation summit, hos


Dubai public transport rider numbers top 500m

The public transport means of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have lifted 531.350 million riders in 2014 compared to 440.672 million riders in 2013. The average daily ridership of public transport means in Dubai which includes the Metro, tram, buses and marine transit


Etihad embarks on big recruitment drive

The UAE national carrier Etihad Airways will be holding 11 recruitment days across Europe next month seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join its cabin crew. The international recruitment days will be held in five different cities around the world, incl


Jannah Hotels wins three Tripadvisor awards

The Eastern Mangroves Suites by Jannah, a luxury hotel in the Abu Dhabi, UAE, has recently claimed the Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award in the three categories: Top Hotel, Luxury and Best Service in the Emirate. The UAE hotel was listed as one of the 25 top hotels dest


Warning on drones after Dubai air traffic hit

Dubai authorities have warned that flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones without prior permit in Dubai air space is prohibited, following disruption of air traffic in Dubai on Friday due to such drones. Air traffic in Dubai came to standstill for 55 minutes on January 2


US airline flights land after bomb threats

Bomb threats against two US airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defence fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were


Dubai signs EU air navigation services deal

Dubai Air Navigation Services (Dans), the air navigation service provider for Dubai’s two international airports and the airspace of the Northern Emirates, has signed a co-operation agreement with Eurocontrol, an intergovernmental air traffic management organisation made up of 41 member-s


Emirates ready to buy 100 A380neos if launched

Dubai's national airline Emirates is ready to buy 100 Airbus A380neos if Airbus decides to launch the aircraft, said a report, citing the carrier's top official. “What we have said as Emirates is if you are going to do the neo, we are in for 100. Put it on the table


BA-owner back with higher bid for Aer Lingus

The owner of British Airways has made a third takeover approach to Aer Lingus, offering to pay €2.5 ($2.89) per share or around €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) in total for the Irish airline, Sky News reported on Saturday. International Consolidated Airlines Group

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