Abu Dhabi-based airline to be official shirt and main club sponsor of the Saudi Stars League side
Multi-season agreement includes plans for joint marketing, loyalty, and in-flight initiatives
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement to be the official shirt and main sponsor and partner of the Riyadh-based, Saudi Stars League team, Al Nassr FC.
The multi-season partnership was signed today at Etihad Airways’ Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, and was attended by senior members of both organisations’ leadership teams.
Players from the football club were also in Abu Dhabi for the announcement, including Saudi national players, Mohammed Al-Sahlawi; and Ibrahim Ghaleb; and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018: Emirates has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes. The new range of toys will come in the top four favourite characters, as voted by customers and fans in a social media competition held last year.
Of the 17 characters Emirates introduced on board in the last three years, the top four characters chosen for the new products are Lewis the Lion, Peek U the Panda, Ernie the Penguin, and Savanna the Elephant. The new collection will be on board all flights and across all classes from this month.
Family experience on board
On short haul flights, the brand new product range includes a vibrating plush for infants up to 2 years old. The cuddly companion can be re-used and attached ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15th August 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in July, achieved the highest July load factor (LF) in its history with 85.3%. Despite the high base of July 2017, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, has been an important indicator of the continued increase in global interest to Turkey and Turkish Airlines.
According to July 2018 Traffic Results;
The passenger growth trend continued in July, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 4% reaching 7.8 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to %85.
In July 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 1.5 points, with an increase of 2% in capacity (Available Seat Kilometer), while international LF increased by 1,7 ......read more
Increase of 17 per cent in the number of pilgrims booked with Etihad, compared to 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 14, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is operating additional flights between Abu Dhabi and its destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to facilitate the movement of thousands of pilgrims for Hajj.
Until 28 August Etihad will operate special charters to carry pilgrims on its additional flights to Jeddah and Medina Airport. All flights will operate alongside regular scheduled services.
The top inbound destinations for the Hajj Etihad flights are the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Korea, and Nigeria.
Hareb Mubarak Al Muhairi, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President, said: “The Hajj pilgrimage is a very ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 12, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and load factor rose 1.0 percentage point to 82.8%. The first six months of 2018 produced demand growth of 7.0%, a strong performance, but down from 8.3% growth recorded in the first half of 2017.
“The first half of 2018 concluded with another month of above-trend demand growth, which is a good indicator for the peak summer travel season in the northern hemisphere. But the looming prospect of a global trade war is ......read more
For those looking to visit the Lone Star state, Austin, Texas is a must-see city for its beautiful outdoors and Texas hill country. The great weather makes Austin a wonderful place to visit if you are a golf fan. When looking to come into the Austin area, there are many great places where you can play a round of golf. One of the top places to play a round of golf is at the Avery Ranch and Teravista Golf Courses.
There are many reasons why the Avery Ranch and Teravista Golf Courses continue to be among the best rated in the Austin area. One of the main reasons why people like to play at these courses is that they are very challenging and provide some unique features. When playing at these courses, you will be able to experience some very challenging holes that are as long as 600 yards and are full of water hazards and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018: Turkish Airlines total revenue increased significantly during the first half of the year approximately by 30 percent compared to the same period of last year, reaching USD 6 billion. Thus, having displayed a remarkable growth performance in 2017, Turkish Airlines managed to increase both passenger and cargo revenue in the first half of 2018.
During the first half of the year, Turkish Airlines managed to increase net operating profit up from USD 17 million to USD 258 million, due to the increasing demand and unit revenues despite the increasing fuel prices.
In the first half of the year, EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent), which is used as a cash generation indicator, stood at USD 1.28 billion, with a 38 percent ......read more
Newest manual provides simple, practical and cost-effective tools to help hospitality establishments implement sustainability best practices and encourage effective resource management
Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has published the first interactive, web-based, manual under the Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative to help hotels and hospitality establishments map out a sustainable journey and trigger a positive impact on the environmental performance of the tourism industry. This has been designed in line with the Department’s commitment to ensure that the emirate takes the lead in promoting sustainable best practices and green initiatives, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This continues the slowdown in air cargo growth that began earlier in 2018. Growth for the first half of 2018 stands at 4.7%, less than half the growth rate in 2017.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 4.1% in June 2018. Capacity growth has now outstripped demand growth in every month since March.
There are three main factors driving the slowdown:
The restocking cycle, during which businesses rapidly built up inventories to meet demand, ended in early 2018. There was a marked fall in air cargo ......read more
5 August 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports is hosting delegates candidates from the Royal Saudi Air Force at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) for a series of selected aviation training sessions. The trainee will benefit from knowledge-sharing exercises covering areas related to safety and security, forming part of the close cooperation between the aviation sectors and industries of both countries.
Sultan Al Mansoori, Acting General Manager GCAS said: “This training session, held at our Regional Centre of Excellence, is an important step in bolstering our aviation ties with our peers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The selection of GCAS as the training provider for the Royal Saudi Air Force demonstrates its position as a leading regional aviation training institution, and Abu Dhabi’s ......read more
A panel at São Paulo International Book Fair highlights the legacy of the UAE’s Founding Father
Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018: The UAE is marking the centenary of the birth of its founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Sharjah was seen dedicating a panel in its cultural programme for the São Paulo International Book Fair, to celebrate the truly remarkable life and achievements of the UAE’s greatest visionary.
Titled ‘Year of Zayed’, the panel shed light on the fact that the prosperity, harmony and modern development that today characterises the UAE is due to the long-term vision and formative role played by the UAE’s founding father.
Moderated by Khalid bin Qiqa, the panel comprised Dr Hamad bin Sarai, Professor of Old History at the ......read more
Amsterdam to receive five additional flights per week
Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018: Emirates today announced that due to strong market demand, it will introduce five additional flights per week from Dubai to Amsterdam. These additional flights will complement its existing double daily services, offer an earlier departure option from Amsterdam that is convenient for visitors to Dubai, and provide enhanced connectivity to destinations on Emirates’ global network.
Four additional weekly services will be started effective 1 December 2018 and the fifth will be added from 1 January 2019, increasing frequency to the Dutch capital city to 19 weekly flights.
Outbound, flight EK145 will depart early morning from Dubai on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and arrives at Amsterdam Airport ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines manufactured by CFM, a 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
“Airlines spend a tremendous amount of money on the maintenance and repair of aircraft and engines to ensure we are always operating to the highest levels of safety and reliability. This milestone agreement with CFM will lead to increased competition among the providers of parts and services related to the servicing of CFM engines. We expect increased competition will reduce airline operating costs and help to keep flying affordable. And we hope that this agreement ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 1, August 2018: Emirates Skywards today replaced flydubai’s frequent flyer programme, OPEN, officially becoming the loyalty programme of Emirates airline and flydubai. The alignment of the loyalty programme now allows Emirates Skywards members to also earn Skywards Miles and Tier Miles when travelling on both airlines. Former OPEN members can enrol into Emirates Skywards to continue earning Miles on flydubai.
The alignment of the loyalty programme for both airlines builds on Emirates and flydubai’s close partnership which includes code-sharing on an extended global route network and several initiatives including commercial, network planning, and airport operations.
“We are pleased to announce the expansion of our loyalty programme to now include two airlines- ......read more
Global logistics firm is the 223th entity to register for free zone status at Abu Dhabi Airports
31 July 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) today announced leading international logistics firm GAC Abu Dhabi as the latest addition to its cargo terminal free zone site.
As a result of its free zone status, GAC Abu Dhabi is set to enhance its customer experience, allowing cargo to be transferred to any other free zones in the UAE without having to pay customs duty.
The move to the ADAFZ free zone also brings new benefits of 100% foreign ownership and 0% corporate or personal income tax. In addition, registered free zone companies pay no import or re-export duties, have no restrictions on capital repatriation and no currency restrictions, as well as being eligible for ......read more
Number of passengers and flights as well as seat load factors all reach new record levels
Network Airlines and Eurowings grow unit revenues while significantly expanding capacity
Network Airlines’ unit cost reduction of 2.1 percent exceeds target and supports 26-percent results improvement
Adjusted EBIT for the Lufthansa Group of EUR 1,008 million only just below prior-year period despite substantially higher fuel costs
Full-year revenue projection raised and earnings forecast reaffirmed:
Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2018: Adjusted EBIT only slightly below previous year
Lufthansa Group increased its total first half-year revenues by 5.2 percent in 2018, excluding the impact of the first-time application of the IFRS 15 accounting standard. Reported total first half-year ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: Emirates today announced that it will introduce two additional flights to its Toronto (YYZ) service, complementing its existing schedule and providing even more choice and convenience to travellers.
The additional Toronto flights will be introduced on August 18 2018 and will operate on a Saturday departing Dubai as EK241 at 03:30 and arrive in Toronto at 09:30. The return flight, EK242, leaves Toronto at 14:25 and arrives in Dubai at 11:40 the next day. On Sundays, EK241 will depart at 03:30 and arrive in Toronto at 09:30. The return flight, EK242, will leave Toronto at 14:30 and arrives in Dubai at 11:25 the next day.* Both flights will be operated by the iconic Emirates A380 with private suites in First Class, lie flat seats in Business Class and spacious seats in Economy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this global network is also used nefariously by traffickers to transport people against their will.
Airlines and airports are determined to assist authorities by reporting suspected human trafficking cases, and making it as difficult as possible for the global air transport network to be exploited for this evil trade, which affects some 25 million people annually . The industry is committed to raising awareness, helping to train staff to recognize the signs ......read more
Five weekly Boeing 777-300ER flights between Abu Dhabi and Canada’s largest city, Toronto
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2018: Effective 28 October 2018, Etihad Airways will increase its flights from Abu Dhabi to Canada’s largest city, Toronto, from three to five weekly services.
The flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring 40 seats in Business Class and 340 in Economy Class.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are thrilled to announce more flights to cosmopolitan Toronto, one of the most successful and popular destinations on our global route network. This news has been eagerly anticipated.
“We have welcomed well over a million guests on our flights to Toronto since we launched ......read more
29 July 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed the resumption of Turkmenistan Airlines’ biweekly flights between Ashgabat International Airport (ASB) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), connecting the two nation’s capitals with flights operating every Friday and Sunday.
Saoud Al Shamsi, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (ACCO) of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “The resumption of Turkmenistan Airlines’ flights to Abu Dhabi reflects the city’s status as a key destination and transit hub for business and leisure travelers, as well as our own commitment to deploying world-class smart travel solutions, relaxing lounge spaces, and attractive retail offerings.”
“This additional service is part of our strategy to attract new airlines to our network that will support ......read more
DAFZA adopts ISIC 4 – the UN classification of economic activities
29 July, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has reduced business setup cost by up to 65%, as part of its aim to increase DAFZA’s regional competitiveness and activate a number of key sectors by attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Supporting Dubai’s efforts to become an ideal destination for investment and prosperity, the decision will help achieve further stability for the operational processes of free zone companies and consequently sustain and drive investment growth.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General, DAFZA, said: “This new approach falls in line with the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to boost Dubai’s ......read more
Three-class version of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features 8 private First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats
Reinforces Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Moroccan market
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), July 25, 2018: Effective 3 October 2018, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, replacing the Airbus A330-300 currently serving the route.
The introduction of the technologically advanced aircraft on Rabat services is a further boost to its presence in the Moroccan market. On 1 May this year, the airline placed the 787 Dreamliner on its daily flights to the kingdom’s commercial hub, Casablanca. The move to place the aircraft on Rabat flights will provide ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018: HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi:
The choice of Yas Island as the home for the world's first indoor Warner Bros. theme park, celebrating such an iconic and beloved brand, reflects so positively on Abu Dhabi's global status and its ability to attract international tourism investments.
This step is further evidence of the plans we are enacting to attract more visitors to the emirate as it moves further towards a diversified economy; indoor theme parks are a proven summer attraction for families.
As tourist numbers continue to grow in light of the recent reduction in hotel and municipality fees for hotels, the launch of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is expected to increase family and leisure tourism numbers from both domestic and ......read more
Multi-year contract to operate and maintain baggage and air cargo systems
Model based on jointly defined key performance indicators
Improvements in system availability as well as cost and resource efficiency
Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018: Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has secured a major service contract for the baggage and material handling systems at the two international airports in Dubai. The operation and maintenance contract is based on key performance indicators (KPIs) defined together with airport operator Dubai Airports. Siemens is thus guaranteeing the highest standards of service at Dubai’s two large aviation hubs. The contract covers a period of six years with the option for a further extension. It is therefore the most extensive service agreement that SPPAL has ever ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018: Turkish Airlines is the exclusive sponsor of CNN International’s newest show – Quest’s World of Wonder – in a TV and digital campaign to further raise awareness amongst business and leisure travellers that the airline is a leading global player flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline.
Through a partnership with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), the sponsorship of Quest’s World of Wonder sees Turkish Airlines billboards around every TV episode of the new immersive travel show. Each month the 30-minute show produced by CNN Vision follows the inimitable Richard Quest as he visits a different destination to dig deep into its DNA, exploring what drives a city and the people who live in it. The sponsorship also features a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 30 May 2018: Emirates Skywards has revamped its family offering to provide a richer, more rewarding programme called ‘My Family’. Family members can now pool up to 100% of Skywards Miles earned on Emirates flights, allowing them to redeem rewards faster than before.
Each member can pool up to 100% of their miles earned on Emirates flights and the nominated contribution of Miles from each member can be adjusted at any time. Emirates Skywards has a global membership of 20 million and all members are eligible to join ‘My Family’. Each account can have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 May 2018- Emirates Engineering has successfully accomplished the first complete replacement of landing gear on A6-EDF, the first Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft to have its entire landing gear system replaced at one time.
Comprising five sets of landing gear - two under the wings, two under the body, and one nose landing gear, the work was planned and executed in-house, at the Emirates Engineering hangars in Dubai.
Every Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft has a landing gear system with a total of 22 landing wheels. In addition to the wheels, the landing gear ......read more
Dubai, United Arab, Emirates, May 29, 2018: Continuing with its growth in the German market, Finnair will be launching a new route to Hanover, Germany, next summer.
The new route will start on April 29 with five weekly frequencies and will become a daily and year-round frequency as of June 1, 2019.
Hanover is one of Northern Germany’s largest cities and hosts several important fair and trade events throughout the calendar year.
Hanover will be Finnair’s seventh destination in Germany. Finnair flies year-round to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and ......read more
Daily A380 service effective 29th October – first and only airline with scheduled A380 operations at Hamburg Airport – all German Emirates gateways served by the iconic Airbus flagship
Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2018: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, announced today that it will introduce the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to Hamburg. To commemorate the inaugural arrival in Hamburg on 29 October, the A380 will be deployed on the morning service (EK059/EK060), while from 30 October the A380 will be regularly deployed on the afternoon ......read more
27 May 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched its first humanitarian freighter missions. The initiatives are part of the group’s extensive Year of Zayed programme, which will take place throughout 2018.
The specially branded Year of Zayed Boeing 777 freighter aircraft departed Abu Dhabi – first to Almaty in Kazakhstan and then to Hyderabad in India – carrying special provisions to be distributed to those in need during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The humanitarian ......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