Author: Ozgur Tore

Passenger demand drives increase in flydubai’s frequency to Tanzania

Dubai-based flydubai announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October. The relaunched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai’s network in Africa expand to 12 destinations. flydubai began operations to Tanzania in 2014 and has seen a steady growth in passenger numbers. Kilimanjaro will be served with six flights a week three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam. In addition, the carrier will increase direct flights to Zanzibar from three to eight flights a week. Commenting on the launch of flights,...

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Pegasus Receives Airbus Operational Excellence Award

Pegasus Airlines has received an Airbus “Operational Excellence” Award at the Operational Excellence Awards which was held at the Airbus A320 Family Symposium on 17th May in Berlin.   Pegasus received the Best Operational Excellence Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa – A320 based on its successful performance across criteria of operational safety, fleet utilisation rate and average delay times.      The Airbus Operational Excellence Awards ceremony is held every three years to reward successful A320 Family operators.  Expressing his gratitude at receiving the award on behalf of Pegasus, Engineering and Planning Group Director Tahsin Istanbullu said: “We are...

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Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager In Oman

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced the appointment of Hassan Al Yousuf as its new General Manager for the Sultanate of Oman.  Based at the airline’s offices in Muscat, Hassan is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in Oman, as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region. Hassan was previously based in Perth, Australia, as an Assistant General Manager, leading the team in achieving its revenue targets for 2016 and driving collaboration with Etihad Airways’ equity partner, Virgin Australia. Hareb Al Muhairy, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President...

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Dubai to welcome the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East

Sofitel has announced the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East with development partner MKM Commercial Holdings LLC. Expected to open in early 2019, Sofitel Dubai Wafi will join the luxury brand’s growing portfolio of 14 hotels and 4,400 rooms in operation and under development in the Middle East. Sami Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, AccorHotels Middle East, commented: “We are delighted to work with MKM Commercial Holdings, one of our long standing partners, to develop this impressive project that will undoubtedly become a future flagship for Sofitel in the region. The development of this property is aligned...

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Gulf Air onboard with annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution

Building on the success of previous years, national carrier Gulf Air, last week commenced its annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution initiative with members of the airline’s workforce helping ensure the safety of drivers on the road and facilitate the breaking of their fast by distributing iftar meal boxes at major traffic junctions in Manama prior to Maghreb prayer time. The annual Ramadan initiative, in its fourth year now, continues to garner much positive feedback and is in line with Gulf Air’s commitment to delivering on a variety of corporate social responsibility initiatives throughout the...

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