Author: Ozgur Tore

Turkish Airlines Closes Airbus and Boeing Orders

Turkish Airlines has decided to purchase 50 firm and 10 optional aircraft, a total of 60 wide body aircraft, of which 6 to be delivered in 2019, 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2012, 11 in 2023 and 7 in the year 2024. According to this, a total of 30 B787-9 aircraft, of which 25 firm and 5 optional, will be purchased from Boeing and a total of 30 A350-900 aircraft, of which  25 firm and 5 optional will be purchased from Airbus. Related MoU with Airbus was signed last January at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during...

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Oman tourism arrivals to increase CAGR 13% to 2021

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% between 2018 and 2021, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25. Commissioned by ATM, the Colliers International data, predicts the rise will be fuelled by visitors from across the GCC, who accounted for 48% of guests in 2017. In addition, arrivals from India (10%), Germany (6%), the UK (5%) and Philippines (3%) are also expected to contribute heavily to the growth, supported by new visa processes and improved flight...

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Qatar Airways Becomes Platinum Partner of FC Bayern München AG

Qatar Airways has signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, further strengthening Qatar’s role as a global leader in sports. Under the new agreement, the award-winning airline will become an FC Bayern München platinum partner until June 2023. Officially announced at a press conference at ITB in Germany, the five-season deal, commencing 1 July 2018, will see the airline’s logo adorning the shirt sleeves of the German league leaders. Hamad International Airport’s partnership agreement with the team, initiated in January 2016, will be continued with Qatar Airways, further strengthening the already strong ties...

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Qatar Airways announces 16 New Destinations

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced the airline’s aggressive expansion plans and 16 new destinations for 2018 – 2019 at a ITB Berlin press conference.  Qatar Airways will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg. Other exciting new destinations to be launched by the airline include London Gatwick, United Kingdom; Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya and Hatay, Turkey; Mykonos and Thessaloniki, Greece; and Málaga, Spain. In addition, services to Warsaw, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Prague...

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Jumeirah to operate Al Wathba Desert Resort

Jumeirah has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi United Hospitality LLC to develop Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi.  Expected to welcome guests from September 2018, Al Wathba Desert Resort will be developed by leading hospitality company, Abu Dhabi United Hospitality and operated by Jumeirah. A luxurious, quintessential Arabian-style hotel set in the desert 50 km to the south east of Abu Dhabi in the Al Wathba District, Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort will be a key addition to Abu Dhabi’s and UAE’s luxury hospitality offering. Spread over an area of more than 20,000 metres square, it...

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