Gulf Air commences flights to Colombo

Gulf Air, today commenced its highly anticipated direct operations to Bandaranaike International Airport, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with 5 flights per week. Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam commented at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...
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Emirates to launch third daily flight to Nairobi

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital Nairobi from 1st June 2017. The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the...
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Flynas Orders 120 A320neo Aircraft

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-fare carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 120 A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement at list price worth SAR 32 billion (USD 8.6 billion), which includes 80 firm orders with deliveries scheduled during 2018-2026...
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ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 exhibitors will be pulling out all the stops to showcase their creative and business flair at this year’s event as organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, reprises its popular Best Stand Awards initiative for a third year running. Launched...
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Etihad – Lufthansa merger

According to a report at Italian daily Il Messaggero, Etihad Airways plans to take a 30-40 percent stake in Lufthansa via a capital increase. According to the newspaper, the two airlines would look at a full-blown merger to create a carrier with 97 million passengers...
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Gulf Air commences flights to Colombo

Gulf Air, today commenced its highly anticipated direct operations to Bandaranaike International Airport, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with 5 flights per week. Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam commented at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Emirates to launch third daily flight to Nairobi

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital Nairobi from 1st June 2017. The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the...

Flynas Orders 120 A320neo Aircraft

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-fare carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 120 A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement at list price worth SAR 32 billion (USD 8.6 billion), which includes 80 firm orders with deliveries scheduled during 2018-2026...

ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 exhibitors will be pulling out all the stops to showcase their creative and business flair at this year’s event as organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, reprises its popular Best Stand Awards initiative for a third year running. Launched...

Etihad – Lufthansa merger

According to a report at Italian daily Il Messaggero, Etihad Airways plans to take a 30-40 percent stake in Lufthansa via a capital increase. According to the newspaper, the two airlines would look at a full-blown merger to create a carrier with 97 million passengers...

Hilton to open New Hilton Garden Inn in Yalova, Turkey

Hilton announced a franchise agreement with Cavusoglu Group to open Hilton Garden Inn in Yalova. The 121-room property will be situated by the Marmara Sea and is expected to open in 2018. Hilton Garden Inn Yalova will support a wide range of travelling needs, with...

Qatar to start direct flights to Nice

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, officially opened the new and luxurious Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, on Thursday 12 January, in the presence of honoured VIP guests. H.E. Mr. Al Baker also used...

Emirates to Launch Daily Flights between Dubai and Zagreb

Emirates will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017. The route will be served by an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft, the only wide-body service operating...

Gulf Air’s Cairo operations move to Terminal 2

Gulf Air has moved its Cairo operations to Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport. All Gulf Air flights between Bahrain and Cairo – a total of 2 scheduled flights each day – will arrive and depart from Terminal 2. Speaking of this development, Gulf Air Chief...

Number of hotel rooms increases in the Middle East

STR’s December 2016 Pipeline Report shows increasing number of rooms in the Middle East. The report shows 158,441 rooms in 555 projects Under Contract in the Middle East and 57,626 rooms in 309 projects Under Contract in Africa. Under Contract data includes...

Dubai and Istanbul in Top 5 Cities on Instagram

Dubai has been ranked 4th and Istanbul as the 5th most hashtagged cities in the world on Instagram last year. New York City was ranked first place with over 68 million posts, with London, Paris, Dubai, and Istanbul make the top 5. New York City was ranked first place...