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    SITA democratizes access to airline flight operations managed services with ASISTIM acquisition

    This paves the way for airlines of all sizes to outsource part of their operations, not only enhancing efficiency and scalability but also leveling the playing field in a challenging, high-volume industry with strong seasonality.   25 June 2024 – SITA, the leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has just taken the big step of moving into the operations as-a-service market with the acquisition of ASISTIM, a company renowned for its airline flight operations services. This move illustrates SITA’s never-ending search for new ways to help airlines handle challenges and stay ahead, making air travel better for everyone. This deal boosts SITA’s role as a top partner for ambitious airlines, offering them comprehensive solutions no matter their size or passenger volume. As air travel evolves, ......read more

    Qatar Airways Secures the ‘Airline of the Year' Title from Skytrax, Returning to the Top for an Unprecedented Eighth Time

    The 5-star carrier also received three other prestigious awards: ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Qatar Airways Group becomes the first aviation group to win Best Airline, Best Airport and Best Airport Shopping, in the same year in Skytrax history 24 June 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Qatar Airways has been awarded the ‘Airline of the Year’ title by Skytrax, returning to the top for an unprecedented eighth time. This distinction highlights the airline's unwavering commitment to excellence. The 5-star carrier was also recognised with three additional awards: ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline ......read more

    Menzies Aviation net zero targets approved by SBTi

    24 June 2024, Dubai: Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, and an Agility Global company, is pleased to announce that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its science-based targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2045. This includes a 50% near-term reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 from its 2022 baseline, and in scope 3 GHG emissions of between 30% and 42% within the same timeframe. This milestone underscores Menzies’ commitment to strong sustainability leadership, and environmental stewardship, taking a proactive approach to combating climate change. By setting and pursuing ambitious, science-based targets, it is not only reducing its own footprint but setting a benchmark for the aviation services ......read more

    30sundays unveils a vibrant summer collection inspired by the Colours of the Sky

    Dive into summer with 30SUNDAYS' latest eyewear styles Dubai, UAE – [13th June 2024]: 30SUNDAYS, the eyewear brand under the regional group Eyewa, is happy to announce the launch of its new summer collection. This limited-edition capsule features 50 trendy sunglasses and is inspired by the stunning colours of the sky; from the gentle hues of sunrise to the vivid shades of sunset. With 26 frames for men, 24 for women, and 12 chic chains, this collection promises to add a touch of fun to your summer wardrobe. The new summer collection by 30SUNDAYS is a tribute to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The designs reflect nature's most enchanting transitions. The collection offers a curated selection of timeless designs and iconic frames, ensuring you find the perfect pair to match your unique style. 30SUNDAYS embodies ......read more

    What Are the Do's and Don'ts of Driving in the UAE?

    Description: In the UAE, follow traffic signs, wear seat belts, have an IDP, and stick to speed limits. Avoid using phones, hard shoulder driving, and drinking and driving. The United Arab Emirates has become a global business hub due to massive developments in different fields, such as tourism, real estate, trade, and gas and oil production. Since more and more people are visiting the UAE, the rate of car accidents is also increasing. Therefore, the government has implemented strict traffic and driving laws for both the residents and tourists to ensure the safety of the people on the roads. That said, here is the UAE driving guide to introduce you to some of the essential dos and don’ts of driving in the area. Go through all the rules and regulations to ensure safety! Dos of Driving in UAE Follow All the Traffic ......read more

    Get Ready for the Ultimate Dubai Summer Surprises Fun at Mercato!

    The countdown to one of the biggest summer festivals has officially begun at Mercato! The city’s annual shopping and entertainment festival, Dubai Summer Surprises, returns from June 28 to September 1, 2024, promising kids and families an abundance of shopping deals, prizes, and spectacular fun. As always, Dubai Summer Surprises promises to be the ultimate family destination for summer celebrations. This year’s Mercato lineup features a spectacular array of daily circus entertainment, bringing joy and wonder to visitors of all ages. Additionally, the much-anticipated summer slide installation is set to add an extra dose of fun and excitement to the festivities. Shoppers will delight in incredible discounts and sales across various retail outlets. Don’t miss the Shop & Win promotion, giving you the chance to ......read more

    Themed cruises that kick start in the UK

    Looking for an unforgettable vacation that combines travel and your passions? Consider a themed cruise departing from the UK. These voyages offer immersive experiences tailored to specific hobbies or interests, allowing you to indulge in your favourite activities while exploring new destinations. From wine-tasting cruises through renowned vineyards to dance-themed sailings inspired by "Strictly Come Dancing," the options for UK themed cruises are vast. Many major cruise lines feature enrichment programs or special sailings focused on themes like photography, fitness, wildlife, or arts and crafts – ensuring you'll find the perfect cruise insurance plan to match your interests. Best Themed Cruise Options in the UK The UK is a hub for diverse themed cruises catering to various interests. Here are some ......read more

    Modesh World Announces Magical New Experiences For 25th Anniversary

    Dubai’s favourite indoor edutainment experience brings endless excitement with its biggest and most exciting edition, with free entry for all from 21 June to 18 August 25th anniversary grand celebrations, as well as thrilling live shows, exhilarating rides, informative workshops, and much more promise to create magical memories for everyone this summer The attraction opens at Dubai World Trade Centre Halls 3-8 as part of Dubai Summer Surprises 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2024: Modesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, is opening the doors for its biggest and most exciting season this year as it celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary from 21 June to 18 August. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), the city’s favourite ......read more

    Dubai's Dazzling Eid Al Adha Celebrations Start Today

    A jam-packed schedule of live entertainment, endless family fun, traditional feasts and exciting promotions and prizes brings Dubai together this Eid al Adha Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2024: Eid in Dubai, the eagerly awaited celebration organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), begins today to bring residents and tourists endless ways to create unforgettable memories together. From 16 - 23 June, Dubai comes alive with spectacular fireworks displays, breathtaking live entertainment, exclusive mall activities and offers, exciting raffles and prizes, unbeatable hotel promotions, and unforgettable ways to enjoy Dubai’s iconic attractions. The city lights up over Eid with stunning themed decorations to bring the beauty of the season to all 15 locations around Dubai and takes on a festive ambience ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Launches "Inner Portrait" with Refik Anadol at Art Basel

    Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, unveils a new art project titled "Inner Portrait". This visionary initiative, created in partnership with the world-renowned media artist Refik Anadol, pushes the boundaries of storytelling through the data of human connection, offering a deeply personal exploration of the human desire to travel and its effect on human biology. The project delves into the inner landscapes of four individuals who have never embarked on a journey abroad. Tuikuru, a Brazilian man from the Amazon explores the bustling streets of Tokyo, while Kenyan woman Esther discovers the rich history of Istanbul. An Australian woman named Sahar embarks on a journey through the ancient wonders of Göbeklitepe and Cappadocia, while an Icelandic man named Sigurbjörn experiences the ......read more

    Elevate your dining experience to royal heights with Asha's Maharaja-inspired special menu.

    Dubai 7th June 2024: Asha’s, the international chain of restaurants best known for its Indian contemporary cuisine, is launching ‘Live Like a Maharaja’, menu that is meticulously crafted to transport you to the majestic courts of Indian royalty, where each dish is a symphony of emotions, echoing the grandeur of a bygone era. The Live Like a Maharaja menu showcases 10 new dishes that take inspiration from the royal kitchens of India, creating a spread fit for a king. Asha Bhosle’s unparalleled expertise in Indian cuisine and Chef Juber’s innovative approach to cooking, has resulted in a visual and gastronomic treat, which includes unique items like the Chicken Jodhpuri, Prawns Jaisamandi curry, Lamb Parda Biryani, Jungli Maas known as the culinary legacy of Rajasthan. In fact, some historians claim that ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Expands its U.S. Network with New Denver Route

    Türkiye’s national flag carrier has launched its 14th destination in the United States, bringing its passengers together with the unique beauty of Denver. Having started its operations to the Americas in 1988 with flights to New York, Turkish Airlines has expanded its flight network to include Denver as the 14th destination in the United States of America. Starting from June 11, 2024, Turkish Airlines schedules 3 flights a week to Denver, its 347th destination in 130 countries. From July 9, 2024, the frequency will increase to 4 flights a week, thereby contributing to the tourism and trade volumes between the two countries by transporting thousands of passengers annually on the Istanbul-Denver route. Commenting on the new route, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, Prof. Ahmet Bolat ......read more

    Air Transport Industry Improves Baggage Handling Despite Surge In Passenger Traffic, Says SITA

    AI for data analysis and computer vision tech in automated baggage handling are key for smooth operations as baggage volumes grow GENEVA – 13 June 2024 – SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, today announced an improvement in the air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. The newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the positive impact of technology investments. A steep 63% drop in the mishandling rate from 2007 to 2023 happened as passenger traffic rose by 111%. But the industry still faces challenges, ......read more

    Catch a cause and a connection at DXB

    Chris Fallows' wildlife exhibition lands at DXB to inspire awareness and action through art   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 12 June 2024: Travellers passing through Dubai International (DXB) can now immerse themselves in a stunning exhibition that highlights the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect our planet’s endangered species. Dubai Airports, the operator of the world's leading international airport, in collaboration with Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery and Kashaf Global, proudly presents the work of world-renowned fine art wildlife photographer and conservationist Chris Fallows.   Situated in the vibrant passageway between Concourses B and C, this high-traffic area has been transformed into a vivid canvas showcasing the breathtaking beauty and diversity of wildlife. Fallows' images, often ......read more

    Dubai Municipality announces operating times of public parks and leisure facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday

    Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2024: Dubai Municipality announced the operating times for Dubai public parks, including residential parks, plazas, specialized parks, and leisure facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday, as well as for recreational events held in these facilities during this period. The move comes in line with the Municipality’s efforts to offer an integrated and entertaining experience in these facilities, enabling Dubai residents to enjoy life and enhance their well-being and happiness. According to the Municipality, the operating hours of residential parks and squares during the period will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Furthermore, Dubai Municipality has scheduled operating hours from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm for specialized parks and recreational facilities in major locations including Zabeel, Al Khor, Al Mamzar, ......read more

    DXB gears up for smooth operations as summer travel peaks

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 11 June 2024: With the summer break in full swing and schools letting out for vacation, Dubai International (DXB) gears up to accommodate the surge in travel during this peak season.   DXB will welcome over 3.7 million guests in the period from 12 to 25 June, with an average daily traffic of 264,000. June 22 is expected to be the busiest day with guest numbers likely to exceed 287,000.   As families embark on their summer adventures, DXB is prepared to ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. The priority is to expedite guest formalities, allowing ample time to enjoy the diverse offerings at DXB. From international cuisine to world-class retail, lounges, spas and hospitality services, guests can commence their journey in style and comfort. DXB has curated a range of exciting ......read more

    Grab online Exclusive EID Ticket for just AED 80 at Emirates Park Zoo & Resort!

    The ticket is inclusive of : Full day zoo access Animal Presentation of your choice Free Meal of your choice Free Heat Gear Free Ice Cream of your choice! And tons of fun at wildlife AC walkway Abu Dhabi – June 7, 2024: This Eid Al Adha, Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts in the UAE, is excited to announce a special offer for all guests. From June 15th to 19th, visitors can revel in the festivities with a special all-inclusive experience priced at just 80 AED.    Indulge in the zoo's remarkable indoor air-conditioned wildlife walkway, ensuring a comfortable visit even in the peak of summer. Your day will be complemented with a complimentary delicious meal, free heat gear to keep you cool, and a refreshing ice cream treat. Moreover, guests can ......read more

    Enjoy a Memorable Eid Al Adha at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

    Immerse yourself in a breathtaking retreat and enjoy unforgettable culinary, leisure and wellness experiences this Eid Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 2024 – Embracing the spirit of Eid Al Adha, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa extends a warm welcome to GCC families, with an exciting array of discoveries, culinary experiences, adventures and Eid celebrations planned for everyone to enjoy.  An Accessible Breathtaking Retreat Nestled amongst the crystal blue waters of North Malé Atoll, with only a four-hour flight from Dubai, the resort is easily accessible via a breezy 20- minute premium speedboat from Velena International Airport.  The all-pool villa resort invites all young GCC families seeking an unforgettable Eid Al Adha to opt for the One-bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa, where comfort meets ......read more

    RTA unveils 'nol Travel' card with multiple benefits and exclusive discounts

    The card offers great discounts on 100 exclusive promotions Promotional deals available across 50 brands at 65 branches Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 10th June 2024: Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the 'nol Travel' discount card initiative, which provides users with various benefits related to public transport and taxi fare payments as well as parking fees in the Emirate. Users can also take advantage of 100 exclusive promotional offers, such as discounts at hotels, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, adventure activities, and other exciting opportunities. The announcement was made during an event held on Monday, 10 June 2024, at Skyview Hotel Dubai to introduce the new ‘nol Travel’ discount card to users, in collaboration with MDX Solutions Middle ......read more

    Emirates ramps up preparations for a seamless Hajj-centric experience

    The airline is deploying 10 extra flights to carry Hajj pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah Dedicated airport services team to provide support for Hajj travellers connecting through Dubai Airline aims to deliver a seamless airport journey, rounded off with comfortable experience onboard Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2024: This Hajj season, Emirates is geared up to serve the large volume of pilgrims making their way from the airline’s global network through Dubai, to Jeddah and Medina to perform the once in a lifetime Muslim pilgrimage. Emirates has been working hard throughout every travel touchpoint of the journey to ensure comfortable experience, both in the air and on the ground for pilgrims heading to Makkah for this significant trip.   Additional flights to Jeddah and Medina Emirates has deployed 10 ......read more

    Turkish Airlines and KM Malta Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership

    Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to the more countries than any other airline in the world and KM Malta Airlines, the flag carrier of Malta, have signed a code-sharing agreement to operate joint flights, effective as of June 15 2024. The codeshare agreement will provide passengers of both flag carrier airlines more flexible travel options on direct flights between Istanbul and Malta. Within the scope of the cooperation, KM Malta Airlines will place their marketing flight numbers on Turkish Airlines flights between Istanbul – Malta and vice versa.       On the codeshare agreement, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi stated: "We are pleased that the codeshare agreement with KM Malta Airlines will re-foster cooperation between the two countries and provide seamless journeys for passengers flying ......read more

    Dubai's Golden Return: Exclusive Gold Note Souvenir Back in Limited Numbers for Eid Al Adha

    Dian Jewellery unveils revamped Gold Note Souvenir with fresh cover design, blending luxury and tradition for the festive season  Priced at AED 159 Dubai, UAE – June 4, 2024 – Get ready to add a touch of glamour to your Eid Al Adha celebrations with the comeback of the UAE’s first-ever Gold Note Souvenir by Dian Jewellery! Due to popular demand, it's back in limited numbers with a fresh cover, signifying the occasion of Eid al-Adha. It is priced at AED 159  Crafted with precision and containing 0.1 grams of pure 24K gold, each Gold Note Souvenir is a masterpiece that blends tradition with innovation. It’s not just a keepsake; it's a symbol of unity, ambition, and the forward-thinking spirit of the UAE. Why should you snag one? Apart from the pure gold content, patented technology ......read more

    Celebrate Eid-al-Adha with Dhaba Lane's Special Eid-e-Khaas Thali

    Available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian and is priced at AED 59 per person  From 16th - 21st June, 2024  DUBAI, UAE: Embark on a culinary adventure at the home-grown Indian Punjabi restaurant – Dhaba Lane, where you will be celebrating the festive spirit of Eid Al Adha with the special Eid-e-Khaas Thali. With the upcoming Eid holidays for the joyous and auspicious occasion, gather your family members and loved ones to indulge in a 4-course thali featuring Chaat, Starters, Mains, and a decadent Dessert.  From delicious starters and scrumptious chaat to hearty mains like Tandoori broccoli, Lehsuni Murgh Tikka, Mutton Kassa, Subz Korma, and more, this Thali promises exquisite flavours. Don't forget to save room for the sweet finale – Baklava Srikand, which will leave you dancing with ......read more

    This Eid Al Adha Indulge in Michelin Guide Punjab Grill's 7-Course Chef Tasting Menu

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: This Eid Adha, celebrate the joyous occasion with family at Punjab Grill - the Michelin Guide restaurant  located in Anantara Downtown Dubai and The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi.  Indulge in Punjab Grill's 7-course tasting menu. From the very first amuse-bouche to the sublime desserts that grace the finale, every element of the Tasting Menu is thoughtfully composed to ignite a sense of connection with the dishes.   Available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for everyone to relish, this tasting menu is priced at AED 300 (v) and AED 350 (nv). This menu is available all day during the Eid Al Adha Holidays. This rich experience begins with a delicate Amuse Bouche - Cheese Kulcha with Chilli, Walnut & Dates moving on to ......read more

    Oman Air and SalamAir Announce Extended Codeshare Partnership, Providing Passengers with Enhanced Travel Options

    Oman Air and SalamAir leadership met recently to mark the launch of the airlines’ latest codeshare partnership, which offers passengers an expanded range of travel options within the Sultanate of Oman and beyond. During the meeting, the airlines discussed their future prospects as national carriers and their common commitment to supporting the country’s tourism goals as part of Oman’s 2040 Vision. "We are thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Oman Air," said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Chief Executive Officer of SalamAir. "This extended codeshare agreement reflects our shared commitment to providing passengers with unparalleled travel options and superior service. Together, we eagerly anticipate aligning ourselves with the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology's ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Launches “Tomorrow On-Board” Sustainability Brand

    Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, has launched its sustainability brand “Tomorrow On-Board” on June 5, World Environment Day, with a special event at the carrier’s hub, Istanbul Airport. In line with “Tomorrow On-Board,” the event presented a display of sustainable in-flight products and services, along with the exhibition of items made from repurposed aircraft parts. The national flag carrier’s sustainability brand “Tomorrow On-Board” represents the scope of its future goals and aims to present this comprehensive vision to passengers and investors as part of the corporate culture. “Tomorrow On-Board” was created with several key objectives: enhancing the brand image, delivering a unified message and visual framework for all sustainability ......read more

    Sofitel Dubai Downtown Celebrates Global Wellness Day with 50% Discount on all Gym Memberships

     Start your three-month Gym Membership from AED 1000 alongside other special offers across all F&B Outlets 05 June 2024 - Get ready to jumpstart your wellness journey with energy this Global Wellness Day. Until June 8th, Sofitel Dubai Downtown is thrilled to offer a fantastic 50% discount on all gym memberships. Whether you're flying solo, working out as a duo, or getting the whole family involved, there's something for everyone with gym memberships starting from AED 1000 for a period of 3 months. Enjoy luxury facilities, diving into the stunning 60-meter infinity pool, complete with the luxurious sauna and hammam spaces. Plus, make the most of the complimentary personal training sessions to kick your fitness goals into high gear with special rates for non-members as well. That’s not all! As a ......read more

    Emirates to fly to Madagascar via the Seychelles

    Flights to Antananarivo will operate four times a week from 3 September The new service introduces vital connectivity unlocking Madagascar’s tourism and trade potential Dubai, UAE, 7 June, 2024 – Emirates will launch flights to Madagascar from 3 September 2024, offering more choice and connectivity for travellers, and driving inbound leisure and business travel to the country. The four-weekly flights between Dubai (DXB) and Antananarivo (TNR), will operate via a linked service with the Seychelles. Boosting international travel to and from Madagascar, the flight times have been scheduled to optimise connections to and from key points in Europe, the Far East, West Asia and the Middle East/GCC. EK707 will depart from Dubai to the Seychelles at 0855hrs, arriving in Mahe at 1335hrs*, and will continue on to ......read more

    Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh

    Strengthening Hong Kong’s role as an important hub for the Belt and Road Initiative Consul General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Hong Kong SAR, Hamad Aljebreen (standing, second from right), Cathay Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam (standing, left) and Saudi Air Connectivity Program Chief Executive Officer Majid Khan (standing, right), the agreement was signed by Cathay Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Lavinia Lau (seated, left) and Saudi Air Connectivity Program Aviation Development Vice President Rashed Alshammari (seated, right). Cathay Pacific is pleased to announce the launch of direct passenger flights to Riyadh, the capital and financial centre of Saudi Arabia, from 28 October 2024, further enhancing connectivity, trade and cultural exchange between its home hub, Hong Kong, and countries ......read more

    Emirates launches daily services to Bogotá via Miami

    Emirates adds Bogotá to its network of over 140 destinations, with seven weekly services New route to be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, offering 354 seats daily across First Class, Business Class and Economy Class Dubai, UAE – 6 June 2024: Emirates has started its highly-anticipated services to the Colombian capital of Bogotá, expanding the airline's South American network to four destinations and reaching 19 points across the Americas. The launch of services to Emirates' latest destination was celebrated at gate A14 at El Dorado International Airport upon arrival of EK213 from Miami, which was welcomed by traditional Colombian dancers. A cake-cutting ceremony and symbolic gift exchange commemorated the occasion in the presence of a delegation of VIPs including His Excellency Luis Miguel Merlano ......read more

    Emirates Park Zoo & Resort's Dr. Walid Shaaban honoured as “The CEO of the Year”

    DUBAI – June 05, 2024: Dr. Walid Shaaban, Group CEO of the globally acclaimed Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts in the UAE, has been honoured as “The CEO of the Year” at the 23rd edition of The Middle East Business Leader of the Year awards. The award recognises his exceptional leadership and dedication to excellence, putting Emirates Park Zoo & Resort at the forefront of wildlife conservation, education, and community engagement in the UAE. Dr. Shaaban's visionary leadership has been instrumental in driving Emirates Park Zoo & Resort’s mission forward. Under his helm, the zoo has successfully combined education with entertainment to successfully promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Through his guidance, the zoo has implemented various ......read more

    SITA to transform ITA Airways' digital network infrastructure

    The implementation of SITA Connect Go will provide higher capacity, increased security, automation, and reduced costs for the airline 5 June 2024 – SITA, a leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has announced a new partnership with ITA Airways to transform the company’s global network infrastructure. The partnership will include the migration from the airline’s Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network to SITA’s recently launched Connect Go SASE platform. SITA will supply a future proof software defined networking (SDN) and secure service edge (SSE) solution. SITA Connect Go is the only integrated networking and security solution designed specifically for the air transport industry. It aims to help the industry transform its network capabilities to meet evolving bandwidth, resilience, ......read more

    Planting Seeds of Change: Nova Maldives Sets Out to Plant 75 Coconut Trees for World Environment Day to Revitalise Island Ecosystem

    Planting Seeds of Change: Nova Maldives Sets Out to Plant 75 Coconut Trees for World Environment Day to Revitalise Island Ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 05 June, 2024 – Nova Maldives is proud to announce its participation in World Environment Day with holistic initiatives to support this year’s theme, #GenerationRestoration. Recognising that 'land is life' and that healthy ecosystems are essential to sustaining island communities and inhabitants, the island resort will donate 75 coconut trees to the local island Dhangethi, with an informative presentation delivered to school pupils and parents on the island by their marine biologist to complement the reforestation efforts. The donation of coconut trees is part of Nova Maldives' ongoing commitment to be a business that gives back to the local community. The coconut ......read more

    Dubai Airports drives Emiratisation through strategic partnerships

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 June 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s largest international hub, Dubai International (DXB), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SD (Middle East), a subsidiary of Siemens Logistics, to further support Emiratisation efforts across its operations.   This strategic partnership aligns with the UAE’s goal of increasing Emiratisation and reinforces Dubai Airports’ commitment to achieving national Emiratisation targets through strategic, private-sector partnerships.   Meshari Al Bannai, Chief People Officer of Dubai Airports, said: “Dubai Airports continues to prioritise Emiratisation across all operations and remains a driving force of support for the UAE government’s vision. Our partnership with SD (Middle East) ensures a cross-sector ......read more

    Emirates, IATA and Airbus launch an enhanced A350 type rating conversion course for pilots

    Dubai, UAE, 4 June 2024: Emirates, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus have joined forces to deliver an enhanced Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) programme for the A350 type rating, as the airline prepares for the delivery of 65 A350s from mid-2024. An initial cohort of 256 pilots will be trained as part of the new course at Emirates’ Training college in Dubai starting from July 2024.   The advanced pilot training programme uses the CBTA training methodology that combines IATA’s principles and documentation with Emirates’ operational expertise and resources, and Airbus’ CBTA training experience on the A350 that spans over 10 years. Driven by pilot competency and behaviour, the A350 CBTA programme utilises the proven CBTA training philosophy that  allows ......read more

    Monsters, Snow, And Social Media: Opening Day Of Hotel Show Shines Light On Hospitality Challenges

    Three-day event at Dubai World Trade Centre opens with discussions around industrial reluctance to adopt tech, fears surrounding aggregators, and importance of data collection Co-located Leisure Show introduces concept of ‘banya’ and its health benefits, while highlighting need for multi-sensory experiences and quickening of approval processes Dubai, UAE – 4 June, 2024: The Hotel Show 2024, the undisputed flagship event for the Middle East’s hospitality sector, opened its doors on Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Centre. Innovators, industry decision-makers, and international experts gathered to discuss the various technological challenges, potential solutions, and possible future-proofing of the hospitality, leisure, and F&B sectors. Officially inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more

    Emirates scores 3 top awards for Inflight Entertainment, Connectivity, and Premium Economy Class

    Dubai, UAE, 4 June 2024: At the recent 2024 Pax International Magazine Awards on 29 May, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany  - Emirates was crowned the winner of 'Best Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Middle East' for its' combination of leading Wi-Fi connectivity in the sky, and an extensive 6,500 channels of content on ice. Meanwhile, the 2024 AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards were recently announced, with Emirates taking the top spot for both 'Best-Inflight Entertainment' and 'Best Premium Economy.' Award-winning connectivity onboard Emirates Emirates has always been at the forefront of inflight Wi-Fi developments and was one of the first airlines to enable connectivity back in 1993, and the first airline to launch an inflight mobile phone service in 2007. Emirates has invested ......read more

    Turkish Airlines and Air China Sign New Freesale Codeshare Agreement

    Türkiye's flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines (TK) and People's Republic of China's flag carrier airline Air China Limited (CA) have announced the signing of a new freesale codeshare agreement, transitioning from their long-standing blocked space partnership. This agreement, initially covering flights between Istanbul and Beijing, marks a significant milestone in the strategic collaboration between the two airlines and lays the groundwork for future expansions in their strong partnership.   This new freesale model will allow both airlines to offer greater flexibility and more travel options to passengers, enhancing connectivity between Türkiye and China, two nations of substantial strategic importance. This agreement underscores the commitment of Turkish Airlines and Air China to facilitate seamless travel ......read more

    Turkish Airlines Unveils New Sleeping Set for its Guests

    Aiming to provide its passengers with a travel experience beyond their dreams, Turkish Airlines has revamped its sleeping sets designed for long-haul flights. Elevating Turkish hospitality to new heights, Turkish Airlines has introduced a new sleeping set that combines elegant designs with comfort. This new set prioritizes home-like comfort and warmth, aiming to offer a superior sleeping environment and an unmatched flight experience on transatlantic flights. The standout piece of the collection, the silk-light duvet, offers a unique sleeping experience with its velvet suede fabric surface and iconic Turkish Airlines’ FLOW pattern in light colors, creating a sense of freshness. The ergonomic mattress pad, designed to provide bed-like comfort onboard, complements the cabin's color scheme and contributes to a relaxing sleep ......read more

    73 CEOs Commit to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter, Strengthening Global Safety Culture

    03 June 2024 (Dubai) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the number of airline CEOs committing to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter has reached 73. This reinforces aviation's already strong safety culture which contributed to some best-ever results in 2023, including no fatalities among IATA member airlines or the airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit Registry. "Strong leadership and strong safety culture are interdependent. And both are needed to drive continuous improvements in safety performance. By putting their names to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter, 73 airline CEOs have set an example for their airlines and for the industry. In doing so, the Charter is a call to action that keeps in focus the critical obligation of airline CEOs to lead a safety culture that keeps their ......read more

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    IATA Schedule Data Exchange Program Gathers Momentum

    3 June 2024 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today reported that some 40 airlines have signed a formal agreement to contribute their schedules data to the IATA Schedule Data Exchange Program. A further 40 are in the process of preparing to join. Work on the program began in October 2023 with the first release planned in March 2025. "The early and strong support for the IATA Schedule Data Exchange Program bodes well for its success. Coverage is growing with each new airline that comes on board. And we encourage all airlines—IATA members and ......read more

    Airline Profitability Outlook Improves for 2024

    03 June 2024 (Dubai) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2024 compared with its June and December 2023 forecasts. An aggregate return above the cost of capital, however, continues to elude the global airline industry. Outlook highlights include: Net profits are expected to reach $30.5 billion in 2024 (3.1% net profit margin). That will be an improvement on 2023 net profits which are estimated to be $27.4 billion (3.0% net profit margin). It is also an improvement on the $25.7 billion (2.7% ......read more

    Etihad Rail and CSP Abu Dhabi CFS Sign MoU for integrated rail transport services

    [Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, 3 June 2024]: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Abu Dhabi Container Freight Station (CSP AD CFS), the largest Container Freight Station in the region and subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CSP) a leading ports operator in the world. This strategic partnership aims to bolster logistics and connectivity within the UAE, advancing CSP AD CFS's supply chain efficiency and extending its services across the UAE and wider GCC ......read more

    IATA SAF Registry

    02 June 2024 (Dubai) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it will establish the SAF Registry (Registry) to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) by authoritatively accounting and reporting emissions reductions from SAF. Seventeen airlines, one airline group, six national authorities, three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and one fuel producer are already supporting the effort to develop the Registry. The Registry is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2025. SAF is expected to account for up to 65% of the total carbon ......read more

    Emirates SkyCargo invests in developing the next generation of cargo leaders

    Bespoke training programme rolled out to select Emirates SkyCargo employees will equip them with the commercial and leadership skills for future success 32 candidates will graduate the Executive Leadership Programme with a diploma endorsed by AviationNOW, a member of TIACA Dubai, UAE, 30 May, 2024 – Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo arm of the world’s largest international airline, has implemented a bespoke training programme, designed to equip the cargo leaders of tomorrow with the commercial and leadership skillset for future success. As the logistics industry faces a ......read more

    Aviation Leaders Assemble in Dubai for IATA's 80th AGM

    30 May 2024 (Dubai) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the leaders of the global airline industry are gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the 80th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (June 2-4 2024). The event is being held in the UAE for the first time and hosted by Emirates Airline. Over 1,500 participants are expected to be in attendance, including industry leaders, government officials and media. H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates is ......read more

    Alligator Car Rental Makes Dubai Rentals More Tourist-Friendly

    Renting a car in Dubai is a must for anyone looking to get around the city, explore the UAE landscape, or simply make a good impression on a business trip. However, not all travelers are fully aware of the required documents for car rental in Dubai. Alligator Car Rental is out to help clients understand these needs and provide a more convenient service. Important Tourist Car Rental Documentation There are four key factors that travelers need to consider before renting a car in Dubai. their documentation their age their insurance their payment options Naturally, a ......read more

    Acube Developments Launches ‘Electra' tower in Jumeirah Village Circle with over 50 Theme Park-Style Amenities

    Electra follows the success of its recently sold-out project; features 4 floors of 50+ amenities by one of the world’s most renowned theme parks consultant 30th May 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Acube Developments announces the launch of Electra, a 38-floor residential tower in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai, which offers residents more than 50 amenities. Construction is set to begin in Q2 2024 and handover is anticipated in Q2 2027.  Inspired by the blue-white star in the constellation of Taurus, Electra will offer 278 luxurious apartments including studio, 1-, ......read more

    Prime Minister of Yemen visits Museum of the Future

    Dubai, 30 May 2024 – The Prime Minister of Yemen, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak, visited the Museum of the Future for a tour along with a delegation from Yemen. During his visit to the museum, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak was accompanied by the Deputy Executive Director of Museum of the Future, Majed Al Mansoori. The tour showcased the Museum of the Future’s most prominent features, including its iconic architecture and design as well as its unique exhibits and narrative, highlighting its vital role in shaping the future as part of the museum's ......read more

    Portugal expects furniture exports to UAE to grow multifold in coming years

    The southern European nation’s furniture industry body, AIMMP, showcases 19 premium interior design brands with bespoke offerings at Hall 4 (Stand 4 E171) at Dubai World Trade Centre. DUBAI – May 30, 2024: Leading wood and furniture companies from Portugal will participate at the Hotel Show Dubai 2024, aimed to capitalize on market opportunities with the revival of real estate and tourism sectors in the UAE and forge new partnerships and inroads into the regional market. The southern European nation will have about 19 interior design brands showcasing their premium products ......read more

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