Author: Ozgur Tore

Etihad Airways introduces Second Daily Flight to Jordan

Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018. The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers traveling between Abu Dhabi and Amman, with attractive timings of early afternoon and evening departures from the capital cities of the UAE and Jordan, respectively. The additional flights, operated by an Airbus A320 with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy, will also improve connectivity over Abu Dhabi to a wider network of destinations across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said:...

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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer – October 2017

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase over the same period of last year or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for international tourism across world regions reflects the global economic upswing. The strong tourism demand of the earlier months of 2017, including the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season, was maintained through October. Destinations worldwide received a total of 1,127 million (+7%) international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) in the first ten months of the year, 70 million more...

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Etihad Airways Recognized for Commitment to Travelers’ Health

Etihad Airways was this week recognized for its commitment to travelers’ wellbeing after announcing it will become the first airline in the Middle East to offer Weqaya-approved meal selections onboard its flights. The Department of Health (DoH) acknowledged the efforts of the UAE’s national carrier at a ceremony at SIAL Middle East 2017, one of the region’s leading events dedicated to the food, beverage and hospitality sectors, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control...

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Hamad International Airport Voted as the Best Airport in the Middle East

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been voted as the “Best Airport in the Middle East” at the Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey Awards in Los Angeles. The award recognises outstanding performance and customer service displayed by airports across the world. HIA took the lead among top international airports including Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport ranking second and third respectively in the newest category for the best airport in the Middle East. The 14th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards ceremony took place The Peninsula, Beverly Hills on the 12th of December recognising HIA’s efforts in...

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Etihad Airways Announces Casablanca As New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Destination

Etihad Airways is to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Casablanca route, effective 1 May 2018. Casablanca will be the first North African destination to be served by Etihad Airways’ next generation aircraft which is fast becoming the backbone of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s long-haul fleet. The three-class aircraft, featuring eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios, and 199 Economy Smart Seats, will replace the Airbus A330s currently operating daily on the route and will offer additional cargo capacity. Introduction of the 787 Dreamliner will also see a scheduling change that will optimise timings for...

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