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    Abu Dhabi Airports signs historic Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Daxing International Airport

     Memorandum with Daxing is the first in the World to be signed by an airport   Signing demonstrates closeness of ties between Abu Dhabi and Beijing  Agreement facilitates exchange of best practices and enables future collaboration     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 12, 2019:   In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, Bryan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yao Yabo, President of Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA), establishing a framework for the sharing of best practices and the exploration of potential opportunities for future collaboration. The MoU was signed at the BDIA Management Center in Beijing, China on ......read more

    US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis in 2008.  Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 2% year-on-year in August 2019. Capacity growth has now outstripped demand growth for the 16th consecutive month. Air cargo continues to face strong headwinds from the intensifying trade war between the US and China, as well as weakness in some of the key economic indicators and rising political uncertainties ......read more

    You are the captain of your health!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:    Turkish Airlines’ Captain Bilge Derin was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 31. It was a long and tough road, but she never gave up. With the support of her family and friends who inspired her throughout, she beat cancer and emerged stronger than before. Watch her brave story here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQNpU1nLhXo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3H_TQ0AKC0/?igshid=6ldem0m3vqol   Captain Bilge shared her story to give hope to thousands of other people fighting the disease. Join her and help us to raise awareness of breast cancer screening by sharing your photos and videos using our specially designed AR filter and GIFs on Instagram, using the hashtag #PinkCap.

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    HE Hamad Obaid AlMansoori: Hazzaa has shown excellent health condition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    The Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori during his meeting with the Chairman of MBRSC, HE Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, the Director General HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, and Salem AlMarri, the head of the UAE Astronaut Programme and Saeed Karmostaji, Astronauts’ Office manager, at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City in Moscow.  "Hazzaa has shown excellent health condition and is ready to complete his scientific experiments as planned," said HE Hamad Obaid AlMansoori.  

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    Airlines welcome significant progress made at 40th ICAO Assembly''

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).   Environment was at the top of the agenda, and after some robust discussions between states, there were two critical outcomes:   • The ICAO Council will report to the next Assembly on options for the adoption of a long-term aspirational goal for reducing carbon emissions from international aviation.   • The Assembly passed a resolution that reaffirmed and strengthened its support for the successful implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)—the world’s first global carbon offsetting ......read more

    Airlines welcome significant progress made at 40th ICAO Assembly

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2019:     The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).   Environment was at the top of the agenda, and after some robust discussions between states, there were two critical outcomes:   • The ICAO Council will report to the next Assembly on options for the adoption of a long-term aspirational goal for reducing carbon emissions from international aviation. • The Assembly passed a resolution that reaffirmed and strengthened its support for the successful implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)—the world’s first global carbon offsetting ......read more

    Ups Flight Forward Attains Faa's First Full Approval for Drone Airline

    •       Makes first revenue-generating flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) •       UPS’s full “Part 135 Standard*” certification is a first for any company •       UPS to expand company’s drone delivery network serving healthcare and other customer applications   Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2019:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) subsidiary UPS Flight Forward Inc. today announced it has received the U.S. government’s first full Part 135 Standard certification to operate a drone airline. The company will initially expand its drone delivery service further to support hospital campuses around the country, and to provide solutions for customers beyond those in the healthcare industry. UPS Flight Forward plans in the future to ......read more

    Impact of mergers and acquisitions within aerospace to form key focus area at Global Aerospace Summit 2020

    Abu Dhabi to once again welcome international aviation, aerospace and space leaders for fifth edition of the premier thought leadership forum    3 October 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Megadeals, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and vertical integration within aerospace, aviation, space and defence will be some of the main points of debate at the Global Aerospace Summit 2020. One of the world’s leading thought leadership forums for these pivotal industries will return to the UAE capital from 17 to 19 March 2020, welcoming more than 1,000 of the world’s aviation and aerospace leaders for an invite only, exclusive event.    The value of M&As in the aerospace and defence sectors worldwide reached $57.8 billion in 2018. The deal value last year was 83 percent higher than the ......read more

    Turkish Airlines and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations created a joint platform.

    The “Sport for Peace Awards” project is expected to have extensive global impact. October 02, 2019:    Reaching to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in line with its goal to fly every corner of the world, Turkish Airlines carries its active stance in the development of its flight network to collaborating with prominent global brands, organizations and NGOs to reach different societies and communities around the world. On Wednesday, September 25th, the national flag carrier took another step in this direction as it put its signature to an important collaboration with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the leading United Nations platform for intercultural dialogue and cooperation. The signing ceremony of this significant step, “Sport for Peace Awards” ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori studies mechanisms of action in astronaut's motor activity at ISS

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  October 02, 2019:    On his sixth day aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, conducted an experiment to study the mechanisms of action and efficiency of different countermeasures against disturbances in the astronaut’s motor activity under space flight conditions. AlMansoori also conducted an experiment to study bone status indexes, body composition, and endocrine regulation in cosmonauts before and after a short-term space flight. Communicating with the ground station in Dubai AlMansoori began day 6 aboard the ISS by communicating with the ground station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, and informing them of his daily schedule. He then spoke to MBRSC again at the end of the day. A video conference ......read more

    Students engage with Hazzaa AlMansoori to control Int-Ball aboard ISS

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  October 01, 2019:    On his fifth day aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori started his day by communicating with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) teams at the ground stations in Moscow and in Dubai and informing them of his daily schedule.  Communicating with the ground station in Dubai MBRSC organised two video conference calls between AlMansoori, school students, and the public. The first conference call was held in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), where AlMansoori showed how the JEM Camera Robot (Int-Ball) works aboard the ISS. Students were given the opportunity to interact with AlMansoori to select the correct answers to control the Int-Ball. The conference call was also attended by Emirati ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori records first tour in Arabic aboard International Space Station

    • First Arab astronaut to read children’s stories aboard the International Space Station (ISS)   Dubai, UAE, 30 September 2019:  On his fourth day aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, recorded the first-ever Arabic video tour, where he explained the components of the station and the equipment on board, in addition to a short brief about the daily life of astronauts on board the station. AlMansoori also read a children's story, called Amal and Khalifa, about two children traveling to the ISS, Mars, and the Moon, before returning to their homes in the UAE.   Communicating with the ground station in Dubai   AlMansoori began day 4 aboard the ISS by communicating with the ground station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre ......read more

    In pictures.. Hazzaa AlMansoori conducts Osteology aboard ISS

    Dubai, UAE, 30 September 2019:   Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, shared a series of photos with the team at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). The photos showed AlMansoori conducting an experiment on bone status indexes, body composition, and endocrine regulation in astronauts. This experiment on “Osteology” is conducted in cooperation with the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. The pictures show AlMansoori and the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka while using the station’s equipment to conduct the experiment. AlMansoori also appears in a different picture as he calculates his body mass index to study the impact of microgravity on bone density. AlMansoori regularly communicates with the Emirati engineers at MBRSC’s ground station in Dubai and Russia’s Mission ......read more

    Emirates announces its first A380 service to Cairo

    Dubai, UAE - 29 September 2019:  Emirates will be operating its A380 service to Cairo International Airport on 2 October 2019, making it the first scheduled commercial airline to operate an A380 flight into Egypt. With the intent to make the world's largest commercial passenger jet a part of the airline's scheduled service to Cairo, this inaugural flight will re-affirm the airport's infrastructure readiness ahead of regular A380 operations. The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 927 and EK 928, departing Dubai at 08:15hrs and arriving in Cairo at 10:00hrs. The flight will depart Cairo at 13:15hrs arriving in Dubai at 18:45hrs on the same day. All timings are local.   Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer, Emirates said: "Our close relationship with Egypt spans over 30 years and we reaffirm our ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori reveals details about his routine aboard ISS

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 29, 2019:    In his third day aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori, began his day by communicating with the ground station at MBRSC in Dubai, and informing them of his daily schedule. He then spoke to MBRSC again at the end of the day. A live session via radio HAM was organised between AlMansoori and school students and the public, at MBRSC, where the audience had the opportunity to ask questions that were answered by AlMansoori.  During the radio call, AlMansoori received questions from participants about his daily routine, whether there was enough food at the ISS, how the station was built, how he spent his free time, how he slept, and what astronauts do in case they fall sick. AlMansoori explained to them that the day ......read more

    Details of Hazzaa AlMansoori's first day aboard ISS

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 28, 2019:    Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, began his missions immediately after arriving safely at the International Space Station (ISS). AlMansoori arrived at 2:12am UAE time, on September 26 2019, aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15, along with Russia’s cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and US astronaut Jessica Meir. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) highlighted that AlMansoori’s schedule for day 1 was relatively short because the spacecraft arrived to the ISS late the day before. He started his day by praying, then communicating with the team at the ground station in Moscow, and informing them of his daily schedule, and then speaking to Dr. Hanan AlSuwaidi, the flight surgeon for the mission. MBRSC also said that AlMansoori ......read more

    His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, SCTDA on World Tourism Day 2019 September 27, 2019

    September 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The celebration of World Tourism Day 2019, under the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all,’ reaffirms the commitment of the World Tourism Organization to highlight the skills, education, and jobs available in the tourism industry. This year’s national commemoration is yet another powerful reminder of the social, cultural, economic, and environmental values of tourism, which plays a pivotal role in achieving our sustainable development goals and increasing the international tourist arrivals to Sharjah according to Sharjah Tourism Vision. This key framework aims to attract 10 million visitors to the emirate by 2021. Under the guidance of our wise leadership, Sharjah has built a strong global presence in the tourism industry. We continue to develop innovative and ......read more

    Emergency exercise at Al Ain International Airport on Wednesday, 25th September 2019

    September 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Abu Dhabi Airports will conduct a full scale aircraft crash simulation exercise at Al Ain International Airport on Wednesday 25th September 2019, in accordance with Civil Aviation regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority, and in compliance with standards and recommendations as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization.    The full scale emergency simulation at Al Ain International Airport will measure the preparedness, emergency response capabilities, implementation of strategies by all participating agencies and assess Al Ain International Airport’s business continuity procedures.  The exercise is expected to run for approximately three hours (18:30 pm - 21:30 pm). The operations of the airport will cease whilst the drill is conducted.

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    Supporting Carbon Neutral Growth Tops Full Agenda at ICAO Assembly

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 26, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed high expectations for the outcomes of the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), beginning today in Montreal.    Encouraging ICAO member states to continue to support the industry’s efforts to address its climate change impacts will be at the top of the agenda.   The industry’s agenda also includes:    • The safe integration of drones into airspace management    • Establishing a globally consistent approach to passengers with disabilities,    • Implementing an international legal framework to manage the issue of unruly passengers    • Implementing modern and ......read more

    Soyuz FG rocket boasts with UAE flag and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center logo in preparation for September 25 mission

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 22, 2019:   The Soyuz FG, carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, in which Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, will launch to the International Space Station, is emblazoned with the logo of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center and the UAE flag along with the flags of Russia and America in preparation for the historic mission. The Soyuz rocket was first launched in 1966, and the launch system was developed by Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation, Energia, and built by the Research and Production Development Center of Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara, Russia. The photo of the Soyuz FG rocket was taken from the  Baikonur Cosmodrome facilities in Kazakhstan, where the three stages of the rocket are being assembled ahead of the launch.  

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    Zayed's Ambition mission logo, and MBRSC logo adorn Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 22, 2019:    The main crew, which includes Hazzaa AlMansoori, Oleg Skripochka, and Jessica Meir, and the back-up crew, composed of Sultan AlNeyadi, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Thomas Marshburn, visited Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum. During their visit, AlMansoori and AlNeyadi handed the mission’s logo ‘Zayed’s Ambition’, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) logo, and MBRSC’s book ‘Race to Space’, to the curators of the museum. The main crew members then signed on the Soyuz mission logo, which has their names. This took place four days before the launch of the first Emirati astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS), aboard Soyuz MS 15, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and as per pre-launch traditions. Prior to that, the ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre & Emirates Foundation organise live sessions from ISS'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 22, 2019:   Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives that improve the welfare of youth, announced organizing “Zayed’s Ambition” sessions during which school and university students, as well as the public, will get the chance to attend live video and radio sessions with Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, while onboard the International Space Station (ISS).  HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said: “Zayed’s Ambition live sessions with Hazzaa from ISS and the participation of students and the public will definitely encourage youth to take interest in space sciences and ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre & Emirates Foundation organise live sessions from ISS

    Dubai, UAE, 21 September 2019:  Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives that improve the welfare of youth, announced organizing “Zayed’s Ambition” sessions during which school and university students, as well as the public, will get the chance to attend live video and radio sessions with Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, while onboard the International Space Station (ISS).  HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said: “Zayed’s Ambition live sessions with Hazzaa from ISS and the participation of students and the public will definitely encourage youth to take interest in space sciences and contribute to this vital ......read more

    Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 21, 2019:   Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates' 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to two seconds or less. No pre-registration is required, and customers may also choose not to use the technology. Emirates does not store any biometric records of its customers – all the data is managed securely by CBP.   The technology was piloted at the departure gates of Emirates' flights from Dubai to New York and Los Angeles through the peak periods in ......read more

    Emirates kicks off Rugby World Cup 2019™ with referee Nigel Owens

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 21, 2019:    Emirates, Official Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC 2019), has teamed up with famous Welsh Rugby referee, Nigel Owens, to create a campaign to inform travellers what's fair play and what's foul play when flying – so we can all Fly Better!   The campaign, "Emirates etiquette guide to Rugby World Cup 2019", comprises a series of short, light hearted and witty videos, which sees Nigel, known for his unique tongue-in-cheek way of talking to rugby players on the pitch, blow the whistle on bad traveller etiquette during flights. The first of the videos is being released today across several digital platforms and the airline's social media channels to coincide with the start of the tournament.   Rugby World Cup, in ......read more

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    Airbus forecasts need for over 39,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

    #AirbusGMF Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 19, 2019:   The world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, also resulting in a need for 550,000 new pilots and 640,000 new technicians.  By 2038, of the forecast 47,680 fleet, 39,210 are new and 8,470 remain from today. By updating fleets with latest generation fuel efficient aircraft such as the A220, A320neo Family, the A330neo and the A350, Airbus believes it will largely ......read more

    Emirates SkyCargo works with Dubai start-up for efficient and transparent sourcing of seafood

    Dubai, UAE, 18 September 2019:   Early on Friday, 6 September, a batch of salmon arrived in Dubai in the cargo hold of Emirates flight EK 28 from Glasgow. The shipment of Scottish salmon, destined for restaurants and consumers in the UAE, was the first that was being transported for Seafood Souq, a Dubai based start-up working on transparent and efficient sourcing of seafood, by Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates. The shipment marked the culmination of a round of discussions and the start of a fruitful partnership between the two companies. Seafood Souq has ......read more

    Turkish Airlines will fly directly to Vietnam's Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 17, 2019:  Boasting the world’s widest international flight network with 315 international destinations in 126 countries, Turkish Airlines will start its direct flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which were operated as connected flights until now. Starting on September 11, 2019, the flights will be operated on Istanbul (IST) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) – Istanbul (IST) and Istanbul (IST) – Hanoi (HAN) – Istanbul (IST) routes. Deciding to operate direct flights with the expectations of the passengers ......read more

    General Civil Aviation Authority launches 2nd edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit to be held on 27-29 January 2020

    Dubai, September 15 2019: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced the launch of the second edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS) under the theme ‘Enabling global aviation growth through fundraising and key partnership’ today.  The upcoming summit at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on 27- 29 January 2020 aims at exchanging expertise and knowledge between officials and aviation industry experts and forging partnerships that support the aviation investment sector globally. The organising committee of GIAS 2020 announced the details of the upcoming GIAS ......read more

    Educational Events of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:   In collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) organised two educational events at the University of Dubai and Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, for students to learn more about the JEM Camera Robot (Int-Ball) and how it works. The Int-Ball helps astronauts aboard ISS record their scientific experiments. The two events were attended by Fumiaki Tanigaki, Associate Senior Engineer and the Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate and Shuhei Sheigeto, Researcher ......read more

    Turkish Airlines' load factor is 84.8 percent in August.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Turkish Airlines announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for August. The flag carrier recorded 84.8 percent load factor in this month despite the global shrinkage of demand in the aviation sector. Offering connections to more countries than any other airline from a single hub, global carrier’s international-to-international transfer passenger numbers increased in record numbers with a 9.4 percent increase compared to the same month of the last year.   Continuing towards its goal of becoming one of the top ......read more

    Salam Air launches Four weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Muscat

    15 September 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the commencement of four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat in Oman with Salam Air. The inaugural flight, which is operated by Oman’s first low cost airline, Salam Air, arrived from Muscat to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) on September 10. The flights will take-off from Muscat International Airport (MCT) at 9:00 am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and will arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 10:20 am. The return flights will take-off from Abu Dhabi at 11:05 ......read more

    Turkish Airlines named 2020 Five Star Global Airline at APEX Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2019 Offering the privilege of discovering 126 countries around the world to its passengers, Turkish Airlines was named a “2020 Five Star Global Airline” by APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association), one of the world’s most trusted and prominent aviation organizations. Turkish Airlines’ commitment to passenger satisfaction and providing top class service above the clouds were ratified by APEX. Travel industry experts met at the At the Los Angeles Convention Centre on September 9 for the APEX/IFSA Awards where the ......read more

    25 million members, and still soaring Skywards

    Emirates Skywards is celebrating the key milestone with discounts and surprises DUBAI, UAE, 11 September 2019 – Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme for Emirates and flydubai, has touched a new high – 25 million members. Emirates Skywards is celebrating this key milestone with exciting offers and surprises for its members, starting 12 September. This includes 25% discounts on upgrades and reward tickets on selected flights to and from Dubai, a network-wide special Cash+Miles rate on Emirates and flydubai flights, and a 25% discount on buying and gifting ......read more

    Krabi Airport Introduces Sita World-Class Passenger Technology

    Dubai, UAE - 11 Sep 2019 - As part of Krabi Airport’s development to become a regional aviation center under Thailand’s Department of Airports’ four-year strategic plan, the airport announced it will be rolling out world-class passenger technology, from global IT provider SITA. The systems include AirportConnect® Open, SITA’s common-use passenger processing (CUPPS) platform, along with self-service check-in kiosks at both domestic and international terminals.  Attaporn Nuang-udom, Airport Director, Krabi International Airport, said: “The Krabi ......read more

    Crews of 25th September Mission to ISS visits Red Square

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:  The main and back-up crews of the mission going to the International Space Station on September 25th, visited the Gagarin museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia, on September 5th where they viewed historic space artifacts and signed the Visitor’s Book in the Museum of Yuri Gagarin’s office.  They then headed to Red Square in Moscow for traditional ceremonies, including the laying of flowers at the Kremlin Wall where Russian space icons are interred. Members of both crews lay a ......read more

    First A220 delivery to EGYPTAIR

     #A220 #FlyEGYPTAIR @EGYPTAIR  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 07, 2019:   EGYPTAIR has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide. The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the aircraft on routes to and from its main Egyptian Hub in Cairo in the coming days.    Representatives from the airline, alongside executives from Airbus Canada Limited Partnership celebrated the aircraft handover at the A220 Mirabel final ......read more

    Important messages from Emirati astronauts prior to launch to International Space Station

    Dubai, UAE, 5 September 2019:  Upon the successful completion of their final tests, a press conference was held by the main crew and the back-up crew for Hazzaa AlMansoori’s first trip to the International Space Station (ISS). The main crew includes AlMansoori, Oleg Skripochka, and Jessica Meir, and the back-up crew is composed of Sultan AlNeyadi, Sergei Nikolaevich, and Thomas Henry. The press conference was held at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, in Star City, in Moscow, on Thursday 5 September, and was attended by officials from the space agencies involved in the ......read more

    Trade War Impacting Air Freight Demand

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 04, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes. Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China. Global trade volumes are 1.4% lower than a year ago and trade volumes between the US and China have ......read more

    Etihad Aviation Group Brings Back Popular ‘fikra University' Competition

    • Competition encourages innovation by UAE university students   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 04, 2019:  Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has announced the launch of Fikra University 2019, bringing back the successful programme which fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation amongst university students all over the UAE.    The third instalment of this competition invites any student currently enrolled in a university within the UAE to submit an innovative proposal under this year’s theme of ‘Seamless travel, endless ......read more

    Top Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Trip to Dubai

    The emirate of Dubai is known for its luxury and culture, making it a must-see location for many travelers. Whether you would enjoy shopping in one of the world’s largest malls, sampling food from a range of different cuisines from world-renowned restaurants, heading to the water park for fun and adventure, or checking out the extensive nightlife, there is no shortage of things to do in Dubai for any traveler. So, whether you are a student looking for adventure, a single traveler taking some time away for yourself, a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family wanting to create ......read more

    Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo

    #Kuwaitairways #Airbus  #A320neo     September 01, 2019:   Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of Kuwait, has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft.    The delivery a milestone in Kuwait Airways’ 65th anniversary celebrations, marking an important step in the airline’s ambitious fleet renewal and growth plans , which will phase-in 15 A320neo aircraft to its fleet in the coming years, following a purchase agreement signed in 2014.    The A320neo will be apillar of Kuwait Airways’ single aisle fleet, ......read more

    Turkish Airlines added Mexico City and Cancún, important cities of Americas to its flight network.

    27, August 2019:   Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, continues to enhance its flight network. Flag carrier has launched scheduled flights to Mexico City, the second biggest city of Latin America and capital of Mexico along with Cancún, one of the favorite holiday centers of Central America.   The flights to Mexico City and Cancún, the 18th and 19th destinations of Turkish Airlines in Americas, will be operated three days a week on Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancún route starting from August 21, 2019. With these flights, Turkish ......read more

    Etihad Airways Celebrates 15 Years in India

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  24, August 2019:    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is preparing to celebrate 15 years of service to its largest and busiest market, India. The airline’s milestone coincides with the third visit to the UAE of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, highlighting the importance of the partnership between the two countries.    Etihad launched daily flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and the Indian city of Mumbai in September 2004, within the airline’s first year of operation. ......read more

    Etihad Airways Celebrates 15 Years of Flights to Bahrain

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 22, 2019:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its operations between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and Manama, capital of Bahrain.    Since launching services to Bahrain on 22 August 2004, Etihad has carried more than 2.5 million guests between the two capitals. Today, the airline operates 28 flights per week and carries 200,000 guests annually to and from Bahrain, using Airbus A320 aircraft.    Etihad’s flights to Manama provide a vital link ......read more

    Etihad Airways the Most Punctual Airline in the Middle East for Firt Half of 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  19, August 2019:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was the most punctual Middle Eastern carrier in the first seven months of 2019. New figures produced by the aviation data company OAG show that Etihad was the only Middle Eastern carrier whose punctuality averaged more than 80 per cent for flights across this period. The data also showed that of the airlines monitored by OAG, Etihad was ranked 24th globally for on-time performance in July, the peak summer month for air travel in the Middle East. John ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Announces New Foreign Exchange Partnership With Travelex

     Leading money exchange provider Travelex commenced operations first week of August.  Passengers will gain two points of access on both arrivals and departure terminals.  Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E,  17 August 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has announced the onboarding of its first foreign exchange partner, Travelex.  Headquartered in London with a presence in over 70 countries, Travelex is a leading provider of foreign exchange, remittance, and payments services, enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers ......read more

    Dubai Delivers on Tourist Volumes Again, With a Strong 8.36 Million Overnight Visitors in First Half of 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17, August 2019:   Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).   The new figures reinforce the continued strength of Dubai’s tourism sector as a key driver of economic diversification and a reliable catalyst for GDP acceleration through 2020. The largest ......read more

    Dubai Tourism Partners With Ary to Invite Audiences to Discover the Emirate With Their Favourite Pakistani Celebrities

    • Bespoke travel packages curated in partnership with ARY, featuring leading Pakistani celebrities Humayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa, Nida Yasir and Faisal Qureshi  • Packages available for purchase from ARY’s ‘Sahulat Bazar’ platform    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17, August 2019:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a partnership with House of ARY, one of the leading South Asian broadcast networks, to further strengthen travel demand to the emirate from Pakistan with the ......read more

    SriLankan Airlines welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:  SriLankan Airlines welcomes the launch of the free visa on arrival facility that the Government of Sri Lanka is providing to citizens of 48 countries in Australasia, Europe and North America from 1st August for a period of six months as part of a concerted effort to boost tourism into the Indian Ocean island nation. Sri Lanka’s National Carrier is in the forefront of global initiatives to strengthen the country’s tourism industry, working with a multitude of partners ranging from Sri Lanka Tourism to hotels, tour ......read more

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