Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2018: A strategic partnership and mutual promotion mechanism was established as Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) CEO Tony Douglas and Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company Limited (JOCIC) Chairman Luo Hua inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates.
The parties plan to cooperate on a wide range of areas in order to better support the development of the China-UAE Industrial Capacity Cooperation Demonstration Park (China-UAE Industrial Park) in Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, including air logistics, procurement, mutual promotion on respective premises and digital channels.
The MoU signifies that EAG will provide the companies investing in the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2018: Etihad Airways is saying ‘huānyíng’ (welcome) to President Xi Jinping with a series of activities during his presidential visit, aimed at celebrating Chinese culture and the close bilateral ties between China and the UAE.
Guests flying with the airline today will receive Chinese flags and fortune cookies as they set off on their journey from Abu Dhabi International Airport, while its lounges will be illuminated in hues of red and yellow.
The airline's headquarters will also be lit up in the Chinese national colours this evening. These lights will be clearly visible from the air for guests on flights departing Abu Dhabi.
In addition, Etihad Airways has launched a video on social media to celebrate ten years of flying to China.
Etihad Airways staff ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018: Finnair is launching a new high-speed internet service on its narrow-body Airbus fleet on European flights. From July 19th onwards, Finnair customers will be able to enjoy the industry’s fastest in-flight connection speeds – even gate-to-gate - enabling each customer to use the internet as they do on the ground, from web surfing and online shopping to listening to music and even watching movies and TV shows from popular video streaming services.
Finnair partnered with global communications company, Viasat Inc., to deliver the high-speed in-flight internet service, which has already been installed on 6 of Finnair’s narrow body Airbus aircraft. By the end of this summer about 20 aircraft are expected to be installed with internet connectivity, with the entire narrow-body Airbus fleet ......read more
Lyon to become daily service with two extra flights per week
Paris to get one additional flight per week
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: Emirates today announced that it will introduce two additional flights to Lyon and one to Paris per week, complementing its existing schedule and providing even more choice and convenience to travellers.
The increase in frequency from five to seven between Lyon and Dubai will see the route become a daily service, while the extra flight to Paris brings to 21 the number of flights per week to the French capital, offering travellers three flights per day.
The Lyon flights will start on 2 August 2018, and will operate on a Tuesday and Thursday at the same time as the current flights, which depart Dubai as EK081 at 1435hrs and arrive in Lyon at 1930hrs. The return flight, ......read more
The Etihad logo on the Club kit will be swapped for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 logo for one match as Manchester City take on Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup
The match will take place at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on 20 July 2018
The Special Olympics World Games are being held in Abu Dhabi 14-21 March 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been Manchester City’s main club partner since 2009, with its logo as an instantly recognizable part of the club kit. But on 20 July, when Manchester City play Borussia Dortmund in Chicago, the airline’s branding will be replaced with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 logo, ahead of the World Games being ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: For the ninth consecutive year, Finnair has been named Northern Europe’s Best Airline by Skytrax at the World Airline Awards event in London. The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are based on an independent survey of over 20 million passenger entries taken between August 2017 to May 2018 and covered 335 airlines.
The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are regarded as the primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. The passenger survey analyses customer satisfaction for the overall airline passenger experience, at both the airport and on board the aircraft: check-in to boarding, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, in-flight entertainment and staff service.
“It is a truly an honor to receive this ......read more
Initial service phase launched for premium guests at Abu Dhabi Airport
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 17, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched a WhatsApp Business solution, allowing guests to communicate instantly with the airline via the popular messaging app.
The new service, which is the latest element of Etihad Airways’ digital strategy, will provide an enhanced offering to premium guests when they are at Abu Dhabi International Airport, allowing them to chat with the airline’s agents about their flights in a fast, personal, and efficient way.
In addition to communicating with customer service agents, the WhatsApp Business solution will be expanded in the future to enable guests to receive important messages ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018: Emirates has been awarded IATA 753 compliance certification for its baggage operation in its home base of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The certification underlines the carrier’s capabilities to diligently track bags that flow through its Dubai hub for departing, arriving and connecting customers.
IATA Resolution 753 requires airlines to track bags at four specific points in the baggage journey to ensure that at any time the status of each bag is known, facilitating a more pro-active customer approach to managing baggage challenges.
To achieve certification Emirates developed an integrated Baggage Management System (BMS) in-house called Wasla to provide full control of its worldwide baggage operations. Wasla receives baggage scanning information from across the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2018: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has added another Bombardier Challenger aircraft to its managed fleet.
The management contract will see DCAF provide full Flight Operational Aircraft Management services, in-house maintenance, Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), hangar parking and FBO handling at its facility at Al Maktoum International Airport.
Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim said, “We welcome the addition of the new aircraft to our managed fleet and are extremely pleased that aircraft owners continue to place their trust in us. It is a true testament of our expertise and service offerings that we continue to attract interest from owners and operators as we provide bespoke aircraft management solutions to our VVIP ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2018: In addition to its complimentary inflight service and recently launched menu of Buy on Board products, Etihad Airways has introduced additional food and beverage items available for purchase to provide more choice for guests in Economy Class and further enhance their travel experience.
New snack options now include locally sourced brands Munchbox and Freakin’ Healthy, who promise to deliver healthier food options using natural ingredients, no added sugar and are GMO free. Now also available on board are Hunter’s Gourmet Potato and Vegetable Crisps which are all hand cut with no artificial colours, trans fat or preservatives, and are also GMO free.
Linda Celestino, Vice President Guest Experience and Delivery, said: “Etihad ......read more
Airline invests over US$ 3.6 million in the new premium offering
Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018: Emirates today unveiled its 42nd dedicated lounge across its global network at Cairo International Airport (CAI). The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class customers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Skywards, the airline’s loyalty programme.
Reflecting the airline’s ongoing commitment to Egypt, the Emirates Lounge in Cairo represents a US$ 3.6 million investment to provide premium customers with a seamless and enjoyable journey. Catering to three daily flights, the lounge offers customers even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience as they start their Emirates experience in Cairo. Located at Departure Terminal 2, Level 2, above the secondary security check ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: Finnair will begin offering a new baggage collection and check-in service from London Heathrow to enhance its customer experience in partnership with leading airport baggage innovators, AirPortr.
The digital ancillary service is designed to enhance the customer experience for the airline’s London-based travellers, enabling them to arrange the collection of their baggage from the doorstep of their home or hotel, which is delivered and checked-in to their flight on their behalf.
For Finnair customers who have checked in online, baggage can be collected at their London location up to a few hours prior to departure. This means all customers can now head straight through airport security when departing, enjoying hassle-free boarding and a smoother, more enjoyable journey – next seeing their ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 11 July 2018: dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first overseas operation.
The Gerry’s Group in Pakistan and UAE-based dnata joined hands in July 1993 as Gerry’s dnata to provide ground handling services at Karachi Airport. The joint venture has since grown to become Pakistan’s largest cargo and ground handling company operating at seven major airports in the country.
The establishment of dnata’s first international joint venture with Gerry’s Group led the way for the expansion of its international airport operations through acquisitions, partnerships, as well as organic growth. Today, dnata is a truly global player that ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 84 countries ......read more
Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement and Logistics Department wins “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology”
11th July 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement and Logistics Department has won the “Best People Development Initiative” and “Most Innovative Use of Technology” at a ceremony held in Dubai by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – CIPS.
Recognized as international standards of excellence within the industry, the CIPS awards validate the outstanding work and effective performance achieved by Abu Dhabi Airports’ team.
Saeed Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President of Abu Dhabi Airports’ Procurement & Logistics Department said: “The Procurement & Logistics Department ......read more
Under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
The initiative identifies and incubates top entrepreneurial talent and ventures from the aerospace and aviation sector
Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018: The winners of the ‘Entaliq in KSA’ initiative have been announced today at a ceremony held under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh.
In line with the Saudi Vision 2030, ‘Entaliq in KSA’ in partnership with TAQNIA Aeronautics and Saudi Arabian Airlines is an initiative that empowers entrepreneurial talent from the aerospace sector.
A day before the closing ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 09, 2018: Etihad Airways has added more options to its Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass including restaurants, leisure attractions and a five-star hotel, to provide visitors arriving in Abu Dhabi with more exclusive discounts and special offers.
On dining experiences, visitors can now also look forward to a 20 per cent discount off various dining outlets in Yas Mall, including Fish & Co, Mr Greek, Al Fanar and more.
Tim Burnell, Etihad Airways Vice President Marketing, said: “Etihad is delighted to increase the number of exclusive discounts available with The Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass. Guests now have even more offers and opportunities to explore Abu Dhabi for less this summer, and discover for themselves the wealth of exciting opportunities our dynamic capital, and wider ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 8 July 2018: The Emirates A380 touched down in Islamabad today for a historic one-off service to Islamabad International Airport. This was the first time ever that the iconic double-decker aircraft has landed in Pakistan. The landing demonstrated the airport’s readiness to accommodate the A380, the world’s largest commercial passenger jet.
The special Emirates A380 flight was operated by UAE national, Capt Abbas Shaban, Chief Pilot of Technical Operations and Pakistani national, First Officer Qadir Moin.
The special flight, operating as EK 2524, was joined by a VIP delegation led by Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre and Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, GMEI (Gulf, Middle East and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched two specialised services for air travellers with pre-existing medical conditions, ensuring continuity of care and in-flight safety.
The one-stop-shop services – the first in the region to be offered by an airline – will be carried out by members of the Etihad medical team, all of whom are qualified in aviation and transport medicine.
The first service allows guests, who require medical clearance prior to travel, the opportunity to request an Etihad aviation doctor to visit them and conduct an evaluation in consultation with their attending physician.
All medical forms and assessments will be completed by the Etihad doctor on-site, leading to a recommendation about their “fit ......read more
July 07, 2018: Following the successful Chinese Shopping Assistant Project in Terminal 2 and the excellent results of the pilot project for Arabian guests in 2017, Munich Airport is ready to offer the "Arabic Shopping Assistant Service" again this summer. From July 16 until September 2, 2018, Arabic-speaking passengers in Terminal 2 can request the help of a personal shopping assistant.
The assistants, who are native speakers of Arabic will be available daily from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm to help overcome the cultural and language barriers between passengers and sales staff. This service, which is free of charge for passengers, is intended to create a pleasant and convenient shopping experience. The shopping assistants can help with such issues as sales tax refunds and duties. They are easy to spot, with uniforms ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018: Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah and Medina to help facilitate travel for pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
Emirates will be operating 33 additional flights to Jeddah and Medina from 6 to 31 August to support the journey for pilgrims expected to travel to the Holy City of Mecca during Hajj this year. These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah and Medina. These additional flight services are available to travellers holding a valid Hajj visa. This year, top inbound destinations Emirates is expecting Hajj pilgrims to come from are Pakistan, Senegal, the United States, the UK, Australia, Indonesia, the Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 4.2% in May 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was slightly down from the 5.2% (revised from 4.1%) growth in annual demand recorded in April 2018.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 6.2% year-on-year in May 2018. This was the fourth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand growth.
After a weak start to 2018, demand for global air freight has now resumed a modest trend upwards. However, the rapid growth seen in 2017 is now over, with demand growing at a significantly slower pace in 2018. In IATA’s mid-year industry outlook, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th July, 2018: Turkish Airlines signed a significant deal with American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), one of the world's leading agencies for corporate travel.
With this agreement, signed by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, and Amex GBT’s Board Chairman, Greg O’Hara, within today, Turkish Airlines expands its existing collaboration with AMEX to a global partnership, which was on regional scale between 2014-2017 and including just Europe, North America and Asia / Pacific regions. The global carrier who has added the "South America" region to the new joint service area with Amex GBT, will also become one of the airlines supported by Amex GBT at the top level, within the scope of this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 05 July 2018- Emirates Engineering has successfully completed the reconfiguration of the second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet. The conversion of the aircraft from three to two cabin classes was executed fully in-house at the Emirates Engineering hangars in Dubai. The reconfigured aircraft also features new, wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format, a new social area in business class, as well as a fully refreshed Economy class providing customers a superior inflight experience.
The first reconfigured Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft took to the skies in early March 2018. The eight remaining Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in Emirates’ fleet will be progressively reconfigured by mid-2019 and deployed to a number of other cities on the airline’s global network including Santiago, Chile- ......read more
Under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr.Turki Bin Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
The initiative identifies and incubates top entrepreneurial talents and ventures from the aerospace sector in Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh, KSA – 04 July, 2018: Airbus has announced that the closing ceremony of ‘Entaliq in KSA’ initiative, held in partnership with TAQNIA Aeronautics and Saudi Arabian Airlines, will take place on 9th July 2018, at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh.
The ceremony will be held under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
The top 10 finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) can confirm that rumors claiming that Jazeera Airways is no longer an IATA member airline and IOSA registered carrier are incorrect.
Jazeera Airways has been an IATA Member since 19 May 2011 and is an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified airline. The airline is scheduled to start the standard IOSA renewal process later this year.
IOSA is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines. All IATA members are registered and must remain registered in order to maintain IATA membership.
April 30, 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inspected the specially-designed Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 at Etihad Airways Engineering’s facilities in Abu Dhabi.
H.H. Sheikh Theyab was joined by H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, as well as members of the Etihad senior leadership team.
The A380 in “Year of Zayed” ......read more
Top executives from Abu Dhabi’s investment arm and Lockheed Martin highlight the possibilities of future careers with young audience
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, 30 April 2018: Leaders from Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, and Lockheed Martin, the global security and aerospace company, today engaged in a Youth Circle focused on mentoring the aerospace leaders of tomorrow.
Held on the sidelines of the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, the Youth Circle discussed and debated options on engaging ......read more
New experience zone to display state of the art solutions for the aerospace, space, aviation and defence industries including the XMini, Atlas aerospace simulator and Vimana block chain drone
30 April 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The fourth industrial revolution and advancements in technology within the aerospace sector will be analysed and displayed through dedicated sessions and a new experience zone at Global Aerospace Summit 2018.
The Global Aerospace Summit will focus on the transformation taking place in the global manufacturing landscape, and what this ......read more
From May 7 to 9 2018 at DWTC
Participation of SMEs focused on ground support equipment, lighting, ticketing and passenger information systems
Presence of big companies such as ADPI, VINCI, THALES
United Arab Emirates: April 29, 2018: Business France is organising the French Pavilion at Airport Show Dubai from the 7th to 9th of May 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center, across 156 m² in Za'abeel Hall 5. Renowned for their expertise and know-how in relation to airport services French companies will be at the forefront of the exhibition to showcase their products and ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum and Tony Douglas to address international aerospace leaders during live interviews with CNN’s John Defterios
His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs to open proceedings with Ministerial Address
28 April 2018 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Defining the future of aerospace, mass transportation and urban mobility will be the central focus of day one at the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, which is taking place from 30 April to 2 May 2018 in Abu Dhabi at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 25 April 2018 - Emirates has introduced Home Check-in, a new service which allows customers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai. The service is available for customers across all classes travelling on Emirates flights.
The new service enables Emirates passengers to complete the security check and check-in from the comfort of their home, hotel or office and have their luggage transported to the airport prior to their flight. An Emirates check-in agent will arrive at the preferred location to weigh and tag the bags as well as check-in the customers and issue ......read more
In keeping with its paperless initiative to protect the environment, Central Hotels has entered into an agreement with Crave Interactive to install digital Guest Room Tablet directories across its hotels. Crave Interactive is a world leading developer of cloud-based digital guest service solutions for hotels and was recently named as 2018’s top-rated guest room tablet provider in the Hotel Tech Report Awards.
Making the announcement, Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of Central Hotels, stated, “In the age of smartphones and smart technology, guests increasingly expect their hotel ......read more
In line with its robust expansion plans, HMH – Hospitality Management Holding has announced today at Arabian Travel Market 2018 that it has signed the management agreement for an environmentally responsible hotel in the UAE under its hotel brand, ECOS Hotels.
On this occasion Mr. Brett Schafer, Chief Executive Officer of Faisal Holding (which owns HMH together with Manafa) said, “With the intent of developing a strong pipeline in the hospitality sector we look forward to more opportunities to strengthen our existing brands as we achieve greater recognition in the Middle East ......read more
Agreement to see Al Dana Leather Factory as part of authentic Emirati tours within the Emirati Experiences Programme
Abu Dhabi, 22 April 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Dana Leather Factory (aLmandoos). The agreement was signed today (22 April) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) by HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Tourism Sector Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Khalaf Mohamed Rashid Al Otaiba General Manager ......read more
The Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism (MOT) will showcase its global leadership in exceptional tourism services featuring the latest projects and attractive natural tourism spots at the Arabian Travel Market 2018, which will kick off on Sunday (April 22, 2018) at the Dubai World Trade Center. The delegation, led by H.E. Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the MOT, which include 25 companies and industry pioneers, will promote Oman’s most competitive assets that make the country as the destination of choice by regional tourists.
The Ministry of Tourism’s ......read more
As part of its ongoing bid to promote Sharjah as an ideal family destination and attract over 10 million visitors by 2021, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is participating a new at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, one of largest regional travel and tourism events, in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. This will be SCTDA’s 21st time to join the event taking place from April 22 to 25, 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more
Initiatives include a Year of Zayed themed freighter which will carry out humanitarian missions, a Zayed themed A380 & Abu Dhabi experience, the Abu Dhabi Birdathon, and renamed Zayed Campus buildings which will host Young Aviators
April 21, 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Aviation Group today unveiled its extensive Year of Zayed initiatives which are set to be launched throughout 2018.
Etihad Aviation Group’s initiatives are based on the four Year of Zayed themes, which are wisdom, respect, sustainability, and human development. The ......read more
Sheikh Ahmed: The region’s airports are investing in the latest technology and concepts to delight customers and stay ahead of the competition
Passenger experience and digitisation among topics to be debated
CAPA ties-up with Reed Exhibitions as Event Partner for GALF
Event to explore strategic challenges facing airports
Held at DICEC on May 7
Dubai, April 18, 2018: An impressive line-up of influential leaders and experts from the world of aviation will address this year’s Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) on the opening day of the 18th edition of ......read more
Abu Dhabi partnership sees thousands of Houbara bustards transported in last three years
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 18, 2018: Etihad Cargo and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), one of the world’s leading conservation programmes, have recently transported a shipment of more than 100 vulnerable Houbara bustards for release into their natural habitats. In the past three years, the partnership between the two organisations has led to the successful relocation and integration into the wild of more than 3,000 Houbara across the world.
The ......read more
Dubai, 18 April 2018: The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced its strong participation at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM) trade show, to be held in Dubai from 22-25 April.
As part of its push to grow tourism from the GCC region, the German National Tourist Board, together with 21 leading tourism enterprises from Germany, will be attending the four-day travel trade show in Dubai with its redesigned 120 square metre stand.
Visitors to the German National Tourist Board’s stand will be able to meet a wide range of premium German tourism brands, ......read more
Only 0.1% will be successful
38 different careers
Official ‘Selection Committee’ has been appointed to screen applications and shortlist potential candidates for the programme
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre today announced that they have received over 4,000 applications from Emiratis across the UAE aspiring to go beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and become part of the UAE Astronaut Programme.
The programme, funded by ICT Fund of the ......read more
HyperloopTT announces arrival of the first full-scale passenger and freight tubes and a first look at plans for the research and development facility in Toulouse, France.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2018: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) announced today the arrival of the first set of tubes designed to move both people and freight to their research and development center in Toulouse, France.
With an interior diameter of 4.0 meters, the system is optimized both for passenger capsules and shipping containers.
The first phase includes ......read more
Special session at the 4th Global Aerospace Summit to examine the digital and data driven future of aircraft manufacturing
15 April, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are powering exciting innovations across the aerospace industry, many of which are happening in the background, invisible to everyday airline customers.
Local and international experts in aerospace manufacturing will gather at a special session on the final day of the 4th Global Aerospace Summit, taking place at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island ......read more
April 12, 2018 United Arab Emirates: Finnair is now offering a Light economy class fare, which includes hand baggage only, on its Helsinki-New York route.
The change is part of a joint effort by Finnair and its Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partners, British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines, to offer more options and aligned fare types for their customers on selected North Atlantic routes.
The Light fare, which has been available for Finnair’s domestic and European flights since 2015, is the lowest fare option in Finnair’s ticket offering and includes hand ......read more
Airport increasingly serving as a springboard for intercontinental travel
April 12, 2018 United Arab Emirates: With consolidated earnings after taxes at around €155 million, Munich Airport achieved the best result in its history in 2017.
The Group again achieved a yearon-year increase of €100 million in annual revenues to around €1.5 billion – hanks in large part to a substantial 5.5 percent rise in total passengers to 44.6 million.
The airport's strong economic performance also paid off for the neighboring communities, ......read more
The region’s leading theme park demonstrated its excellence and passion with resounding success at the MENALAC Gala Event
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2018: Last night, the Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC) awarded Ferrari World Abu Dhabi accolades for ‘The Best Theme Park’ in their first industry gala event. The ceremony, held at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, brought together leading decision makers and operators from the MENA region to celebrate the region’s success in the leisure and entertainment ......read more
787 Dreamliner to Casablanca
Additional services to Rabat to meet seasonal demand
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is boosting its popular services to Morocco to meet increased demand to and from its two gateways in the North African kingdom.
Effective 1 May, a three-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be introduced on the daily service from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s commercial hub, Casablanca.
The technologically advanced aircraft features 8 private First Suites, 28 ......read more
Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments.
Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate.
To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330.
United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.
The modules, which would fit inside the aircraft’s cargo compartments, offer new opportunities for additional services to ......read more
Up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats.
To be available in service from 2019.
Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2018: As part of the efficiency-boosting A380 cabin enablers, Airbus has developed a new option: “A380 Cabin-Flex”. This solution consists in a new cabin door area arrangement on the upper-deck, suitable for premium configuration with lower density seat counts, allowing airlines to gain revenue-earning floor-space for extra seating without compromising on passenger comfort. The enhancement is available either for line-fit and ......read more
Collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi to bring healthy eating options on-board its flights
Etihad Airways becomes the first airline in the region to achieve Weqaya status
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has collaborated with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, to introduce ‘Weqaya,’ a range of healthy food items, on-board its flights and in its lounges in Abu Dhabi.
Weqaya, meaning 'prevention,' is a programme established by the Department of ......read more
The Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism announced that it will participate at the Riyadh Travel Fair 2018 along with leading players in regional and international travel and tourism to showcase the Sultanate’s latest and most competitive tourism projects set as major attractions for Saudi and regional tourists. The travel trade show, which will take place from April 10 to 13, 2018, plays a strategic importance in bridging linkages among major travel, tourism, and hospitality decision makers both from the public and private sectors to discuss current and future trends within ......read more
One of the most interesting things about traveling is finding all the hidden places that aren’t part of a common travel guide. Bali is extremely famous for its great beaches but there are still some places that you that worth visiting. Let’s discover some of those.
Explore all the leftover airplanes in Bali
Bali has a big number of abandoned airplanes that are free to be explored for some strange reason. For all the adventurous travelers who want to live something besides sunbathing in one of Bali’s many beaches, you can also rent a car and set off on a hunt to find ......read more
5 April 2018 United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018.
Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for the month rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017, up from 4.6% year-over-year growth in January.
Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.3%, and load factor rose 0.9 percentage point ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018: Etihad Airways has started trialing SkyLights Aero Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment technology at its flagship First Class Lounge and Spa and Business Class Premium Lounge, at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3.
The aim of the month-long trial is to gather customer feedback to determine the airline’s future lounge entertainment offering at Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art Midfield Terminal.
SkyLights is a leading provider of entertainment solutions, working closely with leading airline industry ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 02 April 2018: Emirates is looking for motivated and service-oriented candidates to join its multinational cabin crew team.
The airline will be organising Open Days for cabin crew recruitment in Dubai in the month of April.
Emirates will hold Cabin Crew Open Days on 13 and 28 April.
Candidates can get details on the venue and the timing by visiting http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew/
Emirates is looking for open-minded, helpful, and friendly candidates to deliver its award-winning onboard experience to customers.
Applicants hoping to give their ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates April 2, 2018: Etihad Airways has officially opened its Etihad Eco Residence, Abu Dhabi’s first purpose-built, sustainable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rated cabin crew accommodation. The project is the result of a unique partnership between the UAE’s national airline and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar.
The Etihad Eco Residence was inaugurated in the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology (ICT) for Mubadala, by ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2018: Etihad Airways successfully eliminated around 195,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2017, thanks to a wide range of fuel-saving initiatives across its network.
Following a number of improvements aimed at enhancing operational efficiencies, Etihad was able to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by its aircraft by over 62,000 tonnes of fuel.
The result represents a 3.3 per cent improvement from the year before, and is the equivalent of 850 flights between Abu Dhabi and London.
For instance, flight plan adjustments across the ......read more
SITA report outlines how biometrics in identity management will transform passenger processing
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April, 2018: Biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers. This is according to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published today by SITA. It outlines how using biometrics to check passenger’s identity will power faster and more secure self-service processes at airports as passenger numbers are set to almost double to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 March 2018: Emirates is providing an immersive cinematic experience in its lounges in Dubai International Airport by providing Skylights theatre headsets to customers.
The headsets are being trialled in the Business Class lounge in Concourse B for the month of April and in the First Class lounge in concourse B in May.
The introduction of these innovative new headsets is part of Emirates’ continued commitment to improve the customer experience both on the ground and in flight.
Offering a fixed-screen with a wide-angle field of view for 3D and 2D content, ......read more
Transatlantic mission capable single aisle on track for 2018 entry into service
29th March, Sharjah, UAE: Airbus’ first A321LR has completed a set of hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport. The hot weather tests which began on Tuesday 27th March, were performed to check the aircraft’s systems’ behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The tests are part of a 100-hour flight test programme following the aircraft’s maiden flight on 31st January 2018.
The trip marks the third time that Airbus has chosen ......read more
2017 an exceptional year for Dubai Air Navigation Services
HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed: 2017 witnessed the launch of 3 strategic projects that transform the Aviation Sector
H.E. Mohammed A. Ahli: The strategic projects included the establishment of the Contingency Approach Control Room, Dubai Academy for Air Traffic Management and the Air space restructuring project
Expansion of Dubai’s airspace enabled annual savings of AED 53 million to carriers utilising Dubai Airports
Dubai Academy for Air Traffic Management receives 24,000 applications prior to its official ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 27, 2018: Etihad Airways launched its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route on Sunday, 25 March, beginning with the summer schedule.
Geneva is the second Swiss destination after Zurich 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, replaces the Airbus A330s previously operating daily on the route, and offers additional ......read more
More than sixty 13-15 year old Emirati students, learn to identify A380 components and assembly process during interactive workshops.
Dubai, 26th March 2018: Airbus has announced that the Airbus Little Engineer A380 assembly workshop has taken place at the fourth annual ‘Future Aviators Youth Week’ organized by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Fujairah.
During a two-day workshop, more than 60 Emirati students (males and females) between the ages of 13 and 15 years old, learned to identify the key components that are needed to build an ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023.
For customers, the continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will deliver expanded services, greater schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to the development of world class products and travel experiences.
Comments from Qantas International CEO Alison Webster:
“The ACCC’s reauthorisation of our joint business is an ......read more
Having evolved from a fishing village to one of the largest cities in the world, the towering spectacle of Dubai is not to be underestimated. Voted in 2017 as the most popular destinations for tourists, this bustling city is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons. As the perfect blend of traditional culture and futuristic modernity, Dubai is one of those cities that has so much to offer that no matter how long your holiday takes, you’ll still never be able to see everything. With the world’s tallest skyline and the shopping malls that are the size of towns, everything ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018: Samarkand which was added to the list of "World Cultural Heritage" and was taken under preservation by UNESCO , has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines.
Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and one of the most important transportation lines of world trade for centuries, has become 2nd destination of Turkish Airlines to be operated in Uzbekistan after capital city Tashkent
Turkish Airlines CEO; Bilal Ekşi has made a speech at the opening ceremony held at ......read more
Emirates first international foreign carrier to land at the new terminal
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018: Emirates was the first international airline to land a scheduled commercial flight at the newly inaugurated passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport last night. To mark the occasion the airline deployed one of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the ties between Oman and the UAE. Flight EK 864 landed at 5:55pm, and was the first international flight to operate to the new passenger terminal. Passengers on board came from ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 21, 2018: Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on SWISS services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi.
SWISS will market its LX code on Etihad Airways’ services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers codeshare flights to and from the UAE’s capital city.
The codeshare services are bookable now, for travel from 26 ......read more
March 21, 2018 UAE: Dubai International Airport was named the busiest international airport for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, measured by total passengers at 88.2 million, an increase of 5.5 per cent from 2016.
Therefore, it makes sense for the UAE to maximise economic opportunities for its tourist industry by looking at how to positively affect the passenger experience.
Major airports have become key engines powering local economic development, attracting aviation-linked businesses of all types.
These include, hotel, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 March 2018: With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines now adds Aqaba to its flight network as the 2nd destination in Jordan.
Beginning from today, Aqaba flights will be operated 3 times per week. Round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Aqaba starting at 404 US Dollars (including taxes and fees).
Additionally, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members to be used for their trips departing from Turkey provided that completed by 11th June 2018, and the trips departing from Aqaba ......read more
Dubai Tourism highlights the city’s position as a leading winter cruise destination; on track to welcome 1 million cruise tourists by 2020/2021 cruise season
Dubai, UAE 20 March 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) highlighted Dubai’s growing popularity as a global cruise destination viable for pre-cruise and post-cruise stopovers and an apt homeport in the region at the Seatrade Cruise Global in Florida, USA, a leading event for the cruise industry. Dubai Tourism exhibited under the Cruise Arabia banner, bringing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018: As temperatures across the United Arab Emirates begin to rise, the dawn of spring brings new beginnings and opportunities to explore new cultures and destinations at their best.
This spring, Cathay Pacific is providing more reasons to travel by launching special promotional fares to 30 global destinations.
Cathay Pacific Area Manager Middle East Jonathan Ng said: “With moderate temperatures and fewer crowds gathering at popular attractions, spring is the ideal time of year to travel to destinations across Asia and further afield – there are ......read more
Dubai, UAE 17 March 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards.
The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data sharing platform principles.
This aligns with and supports industry initiatives to modernize air cargo processes efficiently and share critical data among ......read more
17 March 2018 Dubai, UAE: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities for the future success of the air cargo industry: accelerating the digitization of the supply chain, enforcing regulations for lithium batteries, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of air cargo leaders.
“Air cargo had an exceptional year in 2017 with 9% growth. And we expect a very healthy 4.5% expansion of demand in 2018.
There are great opportunities in e-commerce and the movement of time-and-temperature sensitive goods such as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution for the air cargo industry: Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) that will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air and support the industry’s goal of a fully digitized supply chain.
“The air transport industry handles in excess of 1.25 million dangerous goods shipments transported per year.
With the air cargo growth forecast at 4.9% per year over the next five years this number will rise ......read more