Dubai, 6th December 2018 – For the first time, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will take part in MEBAA Dubai, the Middle East's leading business aviation exhibition. Located at Chalet A15, ACH will display a new ACH145 cabin model equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Style interior, part of the range of interior designs by partner brands and designers: ACH Editions. The model will showcase the elegant interior design inspired by the luxury-class saloons of the automotive manufacturer matched with the features of the outstanding medium sized, twin-engine helicopter.
Mercedes-Benz Style brings classic elegance and style to combine with perfect form and function of the ACH145, delivering best-in-class standards of business and private travel. In addition, a range of high-quality materials and ......read more
December 06, 2018: Charm, atmosphere and pure relaxation are guaranteed when visiting Switzerland. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Summer while Island hopping in Ascona-Locarno, create your very own watch in Geneva or challenge your taste buds by tasting over 30 different kind of chocolates in Zurich. During the colder months, visit Switzerland to indulge in world-class skiing and the ultimate spa experiences set in true winter wonderlands.
ISLAND FEELING IN ASCONA-LOCARNO
Enjoy stunningly beautiful Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore with their diverse botanical gardens. Easy to reach by boat from Ascona or Locarno, the islands feature exotic flowers and plants as well as a gourmet restaurant set in a historical villa. The perfect base to discover ......read more
Masdar, in collaboration with Pavegen, creates data and energy harvesting walkway at Abu Dhabi’s Gateway
5th December, 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport has officially announced the launch of an interactive walkway which converts the footsteps of travellers into off-grid electricity and data.
Abu Dhabi Airports has commissioned Pavegen, the award-winning UK clean-tech company, in collaboration with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) to construct a 16-square metre energy harvesting walkway. The path connects two terminals within the capital’s high-tech airport, which handles around 2 million passengers a month and is the first application of its kind in a commercial airport in the Middle East.
The footsteps of around 8,000 travellers per day are being ......read more
Starting 1 December – two of the four daily Emirates flights to Johannesburg are being operated by the iconic A380
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has introduced an additional Airbus A380 service to Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), effective 1 December, replacing the previous Boeing 777 aircraft on the route. EK762 (JNB-DXB) and EK761 (DXB-JNB) are now served by the flagship A380 aircraft.
This change in aircraft supports growing demand in South Africa, a 14% increase in seat capacity will be as a direct result of deployment of the second A380 to Johannesburg. The Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Dubai-Johannesburg route will offer a total of 519 seats in a three-class configuration, with 429 spacious seats in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018: More than 200,000 vehicles delivered in October, up 1.7% +++ All three major sales regions contributed to year-to-date growth +++ BMW sales grow in October and year-to-date +++ BMW X3 sales more than double in October +++ Electrified sales up over 40% in year-to-date +++ Munich. The BMW Group has sold more cars in October than ever before in the month, despite the current challenging economic and political situation. The company delivered 200,883 vehicles to customers around the world, an increase of 1.7% on the same month last year. That result brings the company’s year-to-date sales total to 2,035,695, up 1.3% compared with the first ten months of the previous year.
“In a highly volatile environment, we have achieved steady sales growth both in October and the year to ......read more
Prestigious event to take place in November 2019 in the UAE capital
Abu Dhabi Airports host appointment announced during handover ceremony at ACI Airport Exchange 2018 in Oslo, Norway
4th December 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports is to host the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange 2019. The announcement was made during an official handover ceremony at the 2018 edition of the event last week in Oslo, Norway.
The special handover ceremony at the close of ACI Airport Exchange 2018 saw Mohammed Al Katheeri, SVP Strategy and Communications at Abu Dhabi Airports officially receive the hosting rights and responsibilities to Abu Dhabi Airports.
Bringing together 1,500 airport leaders and hundreds of speakers, the ACI Airport Exchange is a major annual event that is hosted by ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 1 December 2018: Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia will be performing a flypast tomorrow over the UAE as a centrepiece performance to celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day and the Year of Zayed. All four UAE carriers will be taking their flagship aircraft to the skies from 1pm (local time) and will be flying with the Al Fursan aerobatic display team. We encourage the public to take photos and videos however please remember not to put the formation at risk by using drones and to comply with all GCAA rules and ‘No Fly Zones’ for Unmanned Aircraft/Drones.
The flypast will be flying across the following emirates at approximately the below times:
Ras Al Khaimah - 13:40hrs
Umm Al Quwain - 13:48hrs
Sharjah Corniche - 13:52hrs
Dubai - Jumeira 1 - 13:55hrs
Dubai - ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2018 – Turkish Airlines, who signed a new agreement today with HAVELSAN, produced the first domestic simulator to be used in pilot training for Boeing 737NG in previous period, continues its support for the further expansion of Turkey’s domestic and national production concept.
Within the scope of this agreement, which signed today by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, and HAVELSAN Board Chairman, Prof. Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar, within a special ceremony held in Turkish Airlines Headquarters, HAVELSAN will produce full-flight simulators with international D-level certification for the national flag carrier airline’ Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320CEO/NEO type aircrafts.
Already having 14 simulators in its ......read more
Airport security market to surpass US$16 billion mark
Smart technologies fuelling airport security market
ME airports face a range of threats on a daily basis
Dubai, November 28, 2018: New technology plays a vital role to ensure security at airports at a time when new vulnerabilities are emerging with the merger of cyber and physical threats.
Security and safety technologies play a vital role in managing fast clearance checks for passengers. There is huge competition among airports in providing fast immigration and security checks. Officials say that balance is needed to ensure safety standards but at the same time managing fast flow of passengers. This is where technology plays a big role.
The Airport Security Market is projected to hit US$16 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights, Inc. The threat ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 November 2018 – To provide passengers with even more comfortable transfers when they arrive, depart or transit at Dubai international Airport, Emirates has taken the initiative to bring in a fleet of new high tech buses for airside passenger operations.
These new dedicated buses will ferry Emirates’ passengers between the terminals and its aircraft at remote stands. Ten of these new buses are already in service. 30 more will be delivered by January 2019, with the entire fleet to comprise 128 buses by 2020.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer said: “In line with our “Fly Better” brand promise, Emirates has taken the decision to invest in our own customised buses to transport customers airside at our Dubai airport hub. ......read more
The biggest ever day of #AbuDhabiGP celebrations culminated with glory for the five-time champion Mercedes driver and a performance by US rock legends Guns N’Roses
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 25 November 2018: Lewis Hamilton took his 11th win of the 2018 F1® calendar and sealed his fifth championship winning season in style at the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX on Sunday evening.
In a thrilling race that started with an-all Mercedes front row, Hamilton battled hard for the win, keeping the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen at bay in the closing laps as the sun set on Yas Marina Circuit, the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the 2018 season.
During the biggest Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend to date that earlier ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2018: Cathay Pacific Group has released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for October 2018 that show an increase in both the number of passengers and cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2017.
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 2,950,532 passengers last month, an increase of 0.9% compared to October 2017. The passenger load factor increased 0.3 percentage points to 81.6%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 3.8%. In the first ten months of 2018, the number of passengers carried grew by 1.9% while capacity increased by 3.1%.
The two airlines carried 192,522 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 6.5% compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 1.1 percentage ......read more
Many people especially professionals are moving to Dubai while many more are considering to do so. It’s clear to see why Dubai is such an appealing place for professionals, it has the best infrastructure, businesses over there offer workers some exceptional remuneration packages and it’s highly conservative meaning those who want to live in a calm, serene and peaceful environment are able to do so. However, deciding to move to Dubai should not just be a hash decision, there are many things that one needs to consider including the following.
Dubai is Hot
The first thing that we have to say about Dubai is that it is very hot especially in the summer. Temperatures can easily eclipse 45 degree Celsius! While everyone moving to Dubai ought to know this, the beauty of Dubai is that every building and facility including ......read more
MYSAT-1 launched to International Space Station on-board Cygnus NG-10 resupply mission
The nanosatellite developed by students of Khalifa University Space Systems and Technology Master’s Concentration, established in partnership with Yahsat and Northrop Grumman
Abu Dhabi- UAE: 21 November, 2018 - Yahsat, UAE-based global satellite operator, wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through the discovery and application of knowledge, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, today announced the successful launch of the MYSAT-1 CubeSat to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft. The launch took place at the Wallops Flight ......read more
The new facility is located in Terminal 3 and comes as part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ Year of Zayed activities
20 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports inaugurated the multi-faith prayer room in Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The opening this new facility reflects on Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to embed the UAE’s values of respect, acceptance and diversity.
The prayer room is located adjacent to the bus gates at Terminal 3, which has an annual capacity of 12 million passengers.
The launch of the multi-faith prayer room comes as the result of Abu Dhabi Airports’ primary focus on customers and commitment to providing excellent services. It also reflects the values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: Dubai based Plan b Group has successfully bid for the ‘Visit St. Petersburg’ account. The acquisition of the destination marketing initiative mandates Plan b Group to promote St Petersburg within the UAE as a choice destination for business and leisure. Additionally, Plan b Group Founder & Chairman, Harmeek Singh has been appointed as ‘Visit St Petersburg’s’ representative in the country.
“Through the ‘Visit St. Petersburg’ campaign, Plan b will do what we do best by promoting business and tourism opportunities from the UAE to the incredible city of St Petersburg. Our experience in integrated marketing services has given us this opportunity and the tie-up will see us implementing a 360-degree marketing strategy. Experiential ......read more
Group: Revenue up 10% to AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion), and profit of AED 1.1 billion (US$ 296 million), down 53%. Results impacted by significant increase in fuel cost, unfavourable currency movements, and one-time transaction in dnata.
Emirates: Revenue up 10% to AED 48.9 billion (US$ 13.3 billion), and profit decline of 86% to AED 226 million (US$ 62 million). 30.1 million passengers carried, up 3%, on overall capacity expansion of 3%. Dubai’s attraction as a destination remains strong with the airline carrying 9% more customers to its hub city.
dnata: Revenue up 11% to AED 7.0 billion (US$ 1.9 billion), profit up 31% to AED 861 million (US$ 235 million) includes gain of AED 320 million from one-time transaction. Without this transaction, the profit recorded would be down 18% compared to last year. 350,052 aircraft ......read more
14 November 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.
According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;
The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.
In October 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 3 points to 83.2%, and domestic Load Factor reached to ......read more
Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Bryan Thompson: Abu Dhabi Airports is a Leading Example in the Airports
13th November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its participation at the Bahrain International Air Show, held November 14 – 16 at the Sakhir Airbase, where it is set to exhibit alongside partners at the UAE national pavilion. Abu Dhabi Airports took part in the event alongside key local stakeholders.
Commenting on Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation at the Middle East’s fastest growing airshow, CEO Bryan Thompson said: “Abu Dhabi now serves as a remarkable global example in providing air transport services that meet the highest international standards. Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation in the Bahrain International Air Show comes as part of our ......read more
Plan ahead and enjoy competitive fares for UAE National Day holiday weekend
Dubai, UAE – 12 November, 2018: Emirates is offering special fares in the UAE to over 20 global destinations in its network. Passengers can now take advantage of the upcoming UAE National Day long weekend and plan a short holiday getaway, or visit family and friends back home, within Emirates’ vast network. The offer applies to bookings made today until 22nd November 2018 for travel until 31st July 2019.
Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to Colombo starting at AED 1,495, London starting at 2,665, Seychelles starting at AED 2,935, Cape Town starting at AED 3,635, Bangkok starting at AED 2,305, Beirut starting at AED 1,065 and Milan starting at AED 3,005.
Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to Colombo starting at AED ......read more
JV between OMRAN and DAMAC International paves way for region’s largest waterfront transformation
Dubai, UAE – 08 November 2018: Groundwork is now underway at Mina Al Sultan Qaboos (MASQ), annouced DAMAC International today, the strategic partner to the joint venture with Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the government’s tourism development arm. The transformation of the historical port into a USD 2 billion integrated waterfront destination, which includes hotels, residences, food and beverage, retail and entertainment offerings, is inline with the National Strategy for Tourism 2040.
Since the intial announcement of the joint venture, extensive project planning and place making research for Muttrah, the district that surrounds MASQ, has been undertaken. This included third-party studies, technical ......read more
“A Global Award for a Global Industry”
Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2018: In just a few decades, the aviation sector has had a transformative effect on the UAE economy and we believe that it is time to celebrate the achievements of the aviation industry globally and to acknowledge and promote the far-reaching impacts that aviation has on global trade thanks to the connectivity that it affords.
This inspired the UAE to establish the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Aviation Award that aims to shine light on States, Business Organizations and Individuals around the world, by recognizing their contribution to the success of aviation industry. This triennial award reflects UAE’s commitment to promote aviation and the support to ICAO’s ‘No Country Left Behind’ initiative.
The ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 7 November 2018 – Justin Rose secured victory at the Turkish Airlines Open 2018, beating Haotong Li in a play-off at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya.
A par on the first-play-off hole in Turkish Airlines Open history was enough for a win that saw Rose crowned the best golfer in the world and it was also the first time in his career that he has defended a title.
Rose trailed third-round leader Li by three shots going into the final day and both players bogeyed 18 to remain locked at -17 after 72 holes.
After Rose made four, Li missed his par putt for the Englishman to take the win for a second straight year.
Commenting on the tournament Justin Rose said; “I love this area and this place is very special to me. Revisiting Turkey has been such a ......read more
6 November 2018 (Dubai, UAE) -The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to maximize the economic and social benefits of aviation.
“Aviation currently supports 2.4 million jobs and $130 billion in economic activity across the MENA region. That represents 3.3% of all employment and 4.4% of all GDP in the region. Over the next 20 years we expect passenger numbers to grow by 4.3% annually. As aviation’s leaders we must work together and with governments to realize this potential---and the economic and social development that it will catalyze,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, speaking at the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) AGM in Cairo.
De Juniac highlighted improving aviation ......read more
New video launch features Chinese model Xiaowen Ju as part of Etihad Airways’ ‘Runway to Runway’ campaign
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Etihad Airways today launched a brand new video in its Model Diary series at the China International Import Expo, profiling iconic Chinese fashion model Xiaowen Ju during her recent trip to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Based in New York City, the world-renowned model developed the new video as part of Etihad Airways’ ongoing ‘Runway to Runway’ series, which supports and showcases the global fashion industry.
Marking her first-ever trip to Abu Dhabi, Xiaowen introduces viewers to key sights throughout the city, including Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is the largest art museum in the region and has successfully bridged the gap between ......read more
Enhancing customer experiences through changes to the Asia Miles rewards programme
Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2018: Cathay Pacific Group customers will earn more Asia Miles on the vast majority of their flights and have more access to redemption bookings following changes to Asia Miles, the airlines’ rewards programme.
Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo said the changes demonstrate the airlines’ commitment to recognising and rewarding loyal members.
“We have been listening to our customers and have been looking ......read more
Dubai, 23 May 2018: Calling all young aspiring writers! Entries are now open for The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s creative writing competitions for students across the UAE. The Taaleem Award for poetry and the Oxford University Press story-writing competitions have become fixtures in the academic calendar, with the number of entries growing every year.
“The student writing competitions give aspiring writers and poets a chance to showcase their writing skills and the amazing poems and stories that we are sent show how wonderfully creative the young ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 20th, 2018: Krasnodar has become the 10th destination of the flag carrier which operates its flight to Moscow, St. Petersburg , Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara and Ufa in Russia currently .
Krasnodar flights will be operated 5 times per week in both directions, as starting from today.
At the opening ceremony , Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur stated that ; ‘’Turkish Airlines flying to the most countries of the world; continues to work on growth ......read more
Lufthansa Group and Travix intensify longstanding partnership with joint approach on NDC under the Airline Group’s upcoming NDC Partner Programme
Travix customers will benefit from access to Lufthansa Group NDC Smart Offer
Improved display of all Lufthansa Group offers on Travix’ brands Cheap-Tickets, BudgetAir, Vliegwinkel, Vayama and Flugladen in all countries
The Lufthansa Group and Travix have signed a multi-year agreement connecting one of the leading global online travel agencies directly to the Lufthansa ......read more
The flag carrier airline has reached the 83.2% LF in April.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 16th, 2018: Turkish Airlines, performed a brilliant year in 2017, maintains this success with the same momentum in 2018 as well. The national flag carrier has now put its signature under the thriving results recorded in April, after announcing its successful first quarter results a short while ago.
According to the April 2018 Traffic Results;
Upon the double-digit passenger increases in the first quarter of 2018, total number of passengers carried went up by 15% reaching ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 16, 2018: Watch as popular UAE influencer Khalid al Ameri joins Sophia the Robot – the world’s most advanced Artificially Intelligent robot – to explore Abu Dhabi and discover all the excitement and emotions one can experience on a visit to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Sophia is officially the first robot to race Yas Marina Circuit, ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and experience the beauty of Louvre Abu Dhabi in this new video released by Etihad Airways. She is accompanied throughout by ......read more
As part of the ongoing intensive efforts to meet Sharjah’s target of 10 million tourists by 2021, an elite group of government and private organizations from the emirate to be led by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will travel to Shanghai to join this year’s edition of the prestigious ITB China taking place from May 16 to May 18, 2018. China is a key tourism market for Sharjah, which has received a total of 120,356 hotel guests in 2017 from the world’s most populous nation.
The delegates will comprise top officials from, Sharjah Airport ......read more
The airline will mark Eid Al Fitr celebrations on board with sweets for customers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th May 2018: Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17th.
Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its ice inflight entertainment system, and the distribution of dates and water on the ground for those breaking their fast.
Emirates provides iftar boxes with a nutritional meal for customers breaking their fast on ......read more
The global carrier specially designed its A321-type aircraft with a livery of the ‘Trojan Horse’ image after the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- May 12th, 2018: Following the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”, that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the admission of the archaeological site of Troia to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List, various introductory activities continue to be conducted on a ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2018: Air Arabia PJSC today reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2018 as the Middle East’s first and largest low cost carrier continued to deliver solid commercial and operational results.
Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED110 million for the three months ending March 31, 2018, an 8 percent increase compared to the corresponding 2017 figure of AED102 million. In the same period, the airline posted a turnover of AED877 million, an 8 percent increase compared to the first quarter of last ......read more
Deals worth millions signed at the world’s largest airport show
Avsec Center of Dubai Police to host next year’s ICAO board meeting in Dubai during Airport Show 2019
Dubai, May 9, 2018: The 18th edition of Airport Show concluded on Wednesday with participants reporting signing of substantial deals worth millions and collaborations.
The largest annual event of its kind hosted over 350 exhibitors from 60 countries, with the largest number of dedicated pavilions ever, representing Europe, US and Asia, along with over 7,500 visitors. This year’s event also saw ......read more
Young Emirati girls and boys have strong potential
Women make up 50% of 180 engineers at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
Dubai, May 9, 2018 – UAE women will continue to be the future capital and long-term contributor to the success of the UAE.
This was stated by Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, the first-ever woman Minister of State for Public Education in her keynote address at the 3rd Women in Aviation General Assembly on Wednesday on the side lines of the 18th edition of the Airport Show.
The conference was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more
Group records 30th consecutive year of profit of AED 4.1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion)
Solid business growth in line with capacity increases leading to a record revenue of more than AED 100 billion (US$ 27.2 billion) for the 1st time
Improved cash balance of AED 25.4 billion (US$ 6.9 billion)
Declares a dividend of AED 2.0 billion (US$ 545 million) to the Investment Corporation of Dubai
Emirates reports a profit of AED 2.8 billion (US$ 762 million), 124% better than the previous year
Airline capacity crosses 61 billion ATKM with a net addition of 9 new aircraft to the ......read more
Edinburgh becomes airline’s second destination in Scotland after Glasgow
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 MAY 2018: Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced it will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018.
Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its 8th in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.
The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three ......read more
The first heavy rail operator in the MENA region to achieve Business Continuity Management System ISO certification
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 08 May 2018: Etihad Rail DB, the operator of the UAE’s national railway network, is the first heavy rail operator in the MENA region to achieve Business Continuity Management System ISO 22301-2012 certification and one of a few transport industry players in the world to be certified.
The company’s certification was awarded by DNV GL Business Assurance Group, one of the world’s largest certification service ......read more
US$1.1 trillion to be spent globally on airport-related construction
Middle East has US$58 billion aviation-related projects
Airports to handle 7.8 billion passengers in 2036
Over 1,953 airports in 176 countries, with US top on the list
Dubai, May 08, 2018: If there is one thing which is constant, it is new airports construction.
In fast-growing economic and populous regions such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, investments in new airports construction remain strong. The total value of the global airport construction projects pipeline stands at US$721.7 ......read more
Launch of an MSc in Airport Management is designed to ensure quality training of airport managers in the region
All course modules are offered in City’s Dubai facilities at the DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2018: City, University of London’s Dubai Centre has announced the launch of a Master of Science (MSc) in Airport Management for junior managers looking to boost their career prospects in today’s fast-growing airport industry.
Starting in September, this course has been designed to cater to the ......read more
UAE, 7 May 2018 – Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai HeliShow, the biennial international helicopter technology and operations exhibition dedicated to the helicopter industry, will showcase for the first time the latest trends in helicopters at the Royal Pavilion at the Al Maktoum International Airport as part of Dubai South’s strategic move to become a world-class regional hub for helicopter operations and maintenance.
Dubai South, a master-planned city and the ......read more
300-plus exhibitors from over 90 countries
18th edition of Airport Show introduces two new co-located events- Air Traffic Control (ATC) forum and Aviation Security conference
Middle East aviation maintains exceptional growth
USD1.1 trillion in airport infrastructure projects are planned or under way
May 07, 2018, Dubai (UAE): His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Patron of Airport Show, opened the 18th edition of Airport ......read more
Emirates celebrates HH Sheikh Zayed’s centennial birthday with six special livery landings
DUBAI, UAE – 6 May 2018: Emirates has landed six of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ livery aircraft on six continents for the 6 May centennial birthday of the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said: “Today, we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed, who dedicated ......read more
Cost of buying, gifting and transferring of Skywards Miles is now more attractive
Members can now reinstate expired Miles
Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2018 – Emirates Skywards has made it even easier to redeem reward flights and earn travel and lifestyle rewards by giving members more flexibility in managing their Skywards Miles. Members of Emirates’ award-winning loyalty programme can now buy, gift or transfer Miles to their loved ones at a more attractive rate.
The cost of buying or gifting Miles has been adjusted to USD 30 per 1,000 Miles, while transferring ......read more
14 start-ups founded in the Middle East among those to have received significant financial investments
150 students attend final day of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018, with opportunities for future space leaders topping the agenda
World’s youngest woman to fly around the world inspires students in opening address
2 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: A total of 217 space sector start-ups and entrepreneurs received funding exceeding USD 2.5 billion throughout 2017, with 14 having been founded in the Middle East, audiences heard at the final day of the Global Aerospace ......read more
Flights will link Hong Kong with these rapidly growing ASEAN cities for the first time, underlining a year of record expansion for the group
United Arab Emirates, May 02, 2018: The Cathay Pacific Group’s network continues to grow from strength to strength with regional airline Cathay Dragon introducing two new services, to Davao City and Medan, from 28 and 29 October respectively.
The cities are the eighth and ninth new destinations the group has announced during an unprecedented year of expansion and will boost Hong Kong’s connections with two of ASEAN’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018: Stranded or damaged aircraft on the runway or defective baggage and container trailers are always a hurdle for the operations of an airport, causing air traffic delays and elevated costs.
Hence “KNOTT” together with their Middle East representatives from “con-act” will introduce and showcase recovery equipment and the robust design of KNOTT Airport baggage and container trailers, specified for Airport ground support equipment (GSE) on stand 4340 at the Dubai Airport Show 2018 from May 7th to 9th 2018.
The Airport ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018: Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations* in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation’s capital.
The offer is valid from 1 May 2018 until 15 September 2018 and the travel period is until 30 September 2018. The hotels included in the offer are the Radisson Blu on Yas Island and the Yas Island Rotana.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ Executive Vice President Commercial, said: ......read more
Space industry shown to be a great model for international cooperation as Arab space leaders gather at Global Aerospace Summit
Blue Origin announces aim to run regular deep space and lunar missions within 10 years
UAE Mars Scientific City to be complete in 2021
01 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The space sector will help solve critical issues around renewable energy, transportation, nutrition and water conservation according to His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and ......read more
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