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 boarding passes. Customers can then make their own way to the airport and head directly to immigration, bypassing the check-in desks at the airport.
The service is available for AED 350 per trip for up to 7 pieces of luggage. AED 35 will be charged ......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 of Al Dana Leather Factory, in the presence of officials from both entities.
This step follows DCT Abu Dhabi’s long-term strategy to transform Emirati-owned businesses into exceptional leisure attractions for visitors and tourists, thus ......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 company’s initiatives are:
1) Humanitarian freighter
2) Zayed A380 & Abu Dhabi Experience
3) Abu Dhabi Birdathon
4) Zayed Campus & Young Aviators
Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation ......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 Airport Show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) on May 7 under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and ......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 venture, which is part of the Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Reintroduction Programme, began in 2014, when the two organisations signed a partnership agreement. In 2017 alone, more than 2,000 birds were transported safely to countries in Asia and North ......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, including luxurious hotels, department stores and state-of-the-art medical clinics. To reflect the great touristic diversity that ‘Destination Germany’ offers, visitors will also have the chance to meet a broad selection of tourism ......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 Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), was launched in December 2017 and was open for applications for a period of 3 months before closing registration on March 31, 2018.
For the past three months, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center ......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 a closed 320 meter system that will be operational this year. In addition, a second full-scale system of 1 km elevated by pylons at a height of 5.8 meters will be completed in 2019.
Both systems are fully upgradeable and will be utilized by both ......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 Resort between the 30th of April to the 1st of May, to discuss the future of manufacturing and how it impacts the aerospace industry. Attendees will explore an environment where advanced digital technologies are used on the shop floor to optimize ......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 baggage only.
Checked baggage can also be conveniently purchased in advance on Finnair’s website or at the airport.
All other ticket types continue to include checked baggage.
“Our Light fare offers more choice and ......read more
Airport increasingly serving as a springboard for intercontinental travel
April 12, 2018 United Arab Emirates: With consolidated earnings after taxes at around €155 million, Munich Airport achieved the best result in its history in 2017.
The Group again achieved a yearon-year increase of €100 million in annual revenues to around €1.5 billion – hanks in large part to a substantial 5.5 percent rise in total passengers to 44.6 million.
The airport's strong economic performance also paid off for the neighboring communities, which will again take in business tax revenues of €35 million.
In view of the record figures, Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, is confident that the company is well prepared for the challenges that ......read more
The region’s leading theme park demonstrated its excellence and passion with resounding success at the MENALAC Gala Event
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2018: Last night, the Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC) awarded Ferrari World Abu Dhabi accolades for ‘The Best Theme Park’ in their first industry gala event. The ceremony, held at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, brought together leading decision makers and operators from the MENA region to celebrate the region’s success in the leisure and entertainment industry.
The MENALAC industry awards aim to reward quality entertainment operations, safety practices and exceptional industry personnel in the MENA region. The ‘Best Theme Park’ award recognized ......read more
787 Dreamliner to Casablanca
Additional services to Rabat to meet seasonal demand
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is boosting its popular services to Morocco to meet increased demand to and from its two gateways in the North African kingdom.
Effective 1 May, a three-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be introduced on the daily service from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s commercial hub, Casablanca.
The technologically advanced aircraft features 8 private First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats.
The introduction of the 787 Dreamliner will also see a scheduling change that will optimise timings for customers travelling to and from Casablanca.
Etihad Airways will maintain an early morning ......read more
Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments.
Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate.
To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330.
United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.
The modules, which would fit inside the aircraft’s cargo compartments, offer new opportunities for additional services to passengers, improving their experience while enabling airlines to differentiate and add value for their commercial operations.
The new passenger modules will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if ......read more
Up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats.
To be available in service from 2019.
Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2018: As part of the efficiency-boosting A380 cabin enablers, Airbus has developed a new option: “A380 Cabin-Flex”. This solution consists in a new cabin door area arrangement on the upper-deck, suitable for premium configuration with lower density seat counts, allowing airlines to gain revenue-earning floor-space for extra seating without compromising on passenger comfort. The enhancement is available either for line-fit and retrofit. Qantas has chosen to be the launch operator of the A380 Cabin-Flex on its current A380 fleet from mid-2019.
A380 Cabin-Flex makes available the extra space for additional seats by allowing the upper-deck at “Doors-3” ......read more
Collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi to bring healthy eating options on-board its flights
Etihad Airways becomes the first airline in the region to achieve Weqaya status
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has collaborated with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, to introduce ‘Weqaya,’ a range of healthy food items, on-board its flights and in its lounges in Abu Dhabi.
Weqaya, meaning 'prevention,' is a programme established by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi with the aim of encouraging people to eat a healthy and balanced diet to promote good health and wellbeing.
Starting in April, Etihad Airways will begin to offer a number of Weqaya dishes on menus in First and Business ......read more
One of the most interesting things about traveling is finding all the hidden places that aren’t part of a common travel guide. Bali is extremely famous for its great beaches but there are still some places that you that worth visiting. Let’s discover some of those.
Explore all the leftover airplanes in Bali
Bali has a big number of abandoned airplanes that are free to be explored for some strange reason. For all the adventurous travelers who want to live something besides sunbathing in one of Bali’s many beaches, you can also rent a car and set off on a hunt to find all these leftover airplanes. There is a big variety of airplanes, so you can find jets like Boeing 737, to small aircrafts with the ability to carry 4 persons the most.
Go for snorkeling in Nusa Lembongan
The hole area of Nusa Lembongan is a ......read more
5 April 2018 United Arab Emirates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018.
Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for the month rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017, up from 4.6% year-over-year growth in January.
Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.3%, and load factor rose 0.9 percentage point to 80.4%, surpassing the previous record for the month of 79.5%, which was set in February 2017.
“As expected, we saw a return to stronger demand growth in February, after the temporary slowdown in January.
This is being supported by ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018: Etihad Airways has started trialing SkyLights Aero Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment technology at its flagship First Class Lounge and Spa and Business Class Premium Lounge, at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3.
The aim of the month-long trial is to gather customer feedback to determine the airline’s future lounge entertainment offering at Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art Midfield Terminal.
SkyLights is a leading provider of entertainment solutions, working closely with leading airline industry partners to leverage the latest cinematic VR technology to transform their inflight and ground experience. The company has offices in San Francisco, Paris and Toulouse.
Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways Vice President Guest Experience ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 02 April 2018: Emirates is looking for motivated and service-oriented candidates to join its multinational cabin crew team.
The airline will be organising Open Days for cabin crew recruitment in Dubai in the month of April.
Emirates will hold Cabin Crew Open Days on 13 and 28 April.
Candidates can get details on the venue and the timing by visiting http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew/
Emirates is looking for open-minded, helpful, and friendly candidates to deliver its award-winning onboard experience to customers.
Applicants hoping to give their careers a flying start can walk in with an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) in English, and a recent photograph.
Prior online registration is not required to attend the Open Day.
However, important information about the requirements for the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates April 2, 2018: Etihad Airways has officially opened its Etihad Eco Residence, Abu Dhabi’s first purpose-built, sustainable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rated cabin crew accommodation. The project is the result of a unique partnership between the UAE’s national airline and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar.
The Etihad Eco Residence was inaugurated in the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology (ICT) for Mubadala, by Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group. Also present was Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer for Masdar, alongside senior executives from Etihad Airways and Masdar.
The complex, which comprises 500 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2018: Etihad Airways successfully eliminated around 195,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2017, thanks to a wide range of fuel-saving initiatives across its network.
Following a number of improvements aimed at enhancing operational efficiencies, Etihad was able to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by its aircraft by over 62,000 tonnes of fuel.
The result represents a 3.3 per cent improvement from the year before, and is the equivalent of 850 flights between Abu Dhabi and London.
For instance, flight plan adjustments across the network reduced approximately 900 hours of flying time, leading to a saving of 5,400 tonnes of fuel and eliminating approximately 17,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Last year, Etihad Airways also retired several older aircraft in favour ......read more
SITA report outlines how biometrics in identity management will transform passenger processing
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April, 2018: Biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers. This is according to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published today by SITA. It outlines how using biometrics to check passenger’s identity will power faster and more secure self-service processes at airports as passenger numbers are set to almost double to 7.8 billion by 2036.
Airlines and airports are already investing in various forms of biometric technology and SITA’s report explores innovative ID management programs that are transforming the travel experience today. In the future, these ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 March 2018: Emirates is providing an immersive cinematic experience in its lounges in Dubai International Airport by providing Skylights theatre headsets to customers.
The headsets are being trialled in the Business Class lounge in Concourse B for the month of April and in the First Class lounge in concourse B in May.
The introduction of these innovative new headsets is part of Emirates’ continued commitment to improve the customer experience both on the ground and in flight.
Offering a fixed-screen with a wide-angle field of view for 3D and 2D content, each Skylight theatre headset weighs only 120g and offers a Full HD viewing experience.
Its in-built sound and video allow customers to fully immerse themselves in what they are watching.
A mix of content will be available including 3D & 2D ......read more
Transatlantic mission capable single aisle on track for 2018 entry into service
29th March, Sharjah, UAE: Airbus’ first A321LR has completed a set of hot weather tests at Sharjah International Airport. The hot weather tests which began on Tuesday 27th March, were performed to check the aircraft’s systems’ behaviour with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The tests are part of a 100-hour flight test programme following the aircraft’s maiden flight on 31st January 2018.
The trip marks the third time that Airbus has chosen to test its aircraft in the UAE due to the optimal weather conditions combined with excellent facilities.
The aircraft, MSN7877, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, will complete transatlantic missions for EASA and FAA Type ......read more
DP World, UAE Region is recognised as Terminal Operator of the Year and Most Automated Container Terminal of the Year
Sultan Bin Sulayem: Transport Arabia Excellence Awards can contribute to promote intra-region trade
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 December 2017: Global trade enabler DP World was recognized for its world leading business standards and practices when Its UAE Region won two awards at the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards 2017, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and chairman ......read more
Dubai – 9 December 2017: Dubai Customs was awarded “Best Customs Department in 2017” at the Excellence Transport Awards 2017, presented by Dubai Airports and held for the first time in Dubai on 4th December under the auspices of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman, Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.
The award was given to Dubai Customs in recognition to its efforts in facilitating passage and flow of passengers in airports and improving air cargo operations and ......read more
Additional year-round service between Abu Dhabi and Amman begins in March 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2017: Etihad Airways is launching a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective 25 March 2018.
The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Amman, with attractive timings of early afternoon and evening departures from the capital cities of the UAE and Jordan, respectively.
The additional flights, operated by an Airbus A320 with 16 seats in Business Class ......read more
John Brauneis named Chief Executive of Raytheon Emirates
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Dec. 7, 2017) — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) marked its 30-year anniversary of partnership with the United Arab Emirates by announcing it has formed Raytheon Emirates, a new, wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated and headquartered in Abu Dhabi.
The creation of Raytheon Emirates supports the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 by forming an aerospace and defense business that fosters cyber-secure digital transformation, contributes to the nation’s economic diversification, and employs a ......read more
To prepare and qualify Emirati Astronauts to reach the International Space Station
Dubai, UAE: 6th of December, 2017: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the UAE’s first Astronaut programme dedicated to selecting and training four Emirati Astronauts on various space missions so they can head to the International Space Station within the next five years.
His Highness said, “On this day, a new chapter in our history begins with the launch of the first UAE Astronaut Programme, dedicated ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 6th December 2017 – Students from across the UAE have participated in the Airbus Little Engineer A380 workshop during the Arab Aviation Summit in Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group - who inaugurated this year’s summit - the event represents one of the most prominent and important aviation and tourism events in the region.
Under the umberella of the Airbus Foundation, the initiative is committed ......read more
Operating Margins Squeezed by Rising Costs
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts global industry net profit to rise to $38.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the $34.5 billion expected net profit in 2017 (revised from a $31.4 billion forecast in June). Highlights of expected 2018 performance include:
A slight decline in the operating margin to 8.1% (down from 8.3% in 2017)
An improvement in net margin to 4.7% (up from 4.6% in 2017)
A rise in overall revenues to $824 billion (+9.4% on 2017 revenues of $754 ......read more
Turkish Airlines signs the “United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (UFW)” pledging for zero-tolerance regarding the illegal wildlife trade.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5 December, 2017: The “United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (UFW)” which was on the agenda of the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico last June, has been signed by 41 airline companies so far.
The declaration, also signed by institutions such as ACI, AFRAA, AASA and London Heathrow Airport, is aiming to stop the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 5.9% in October 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was a slowdown from the 9.2% annual growth recorded in September 2017 but still exceeded the average annual growth rate of 3.2% over the past decade.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 3.7% year-on-year in October. This was the 15th consecutive month in which demand growth ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 7.2% compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew 6.2% and load factor climbed 0.8 percentage points to 80.8%, which was a record for the month.
October’s performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September. Domestic and international travel growth largely was in balance.
“As expected, the recent ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: Armani Hotel Dubai’s sustainability initiatives have been recognised at the 2017 Dubai Sustainable Tourism Awards with Abdul Quddus Sheikh, Director of Engineering, honoured as ‘Sustainability Champion’ for demonstrating excellence in implementing and delivering sustainable development initiatives at the hotel.
Under Abdul Quddus Sheikh’s leadership, Armani Hotel Dubai achieved impressive results in energy and water savings in addition to reducing its carbon footprint, and reinforced responsible environmental practices as an ......read more
UAE, November 29, 2017 – His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), welcomed the joining of the initial group of elite governmental entities and multinational companies from the aviation sector in Dubai to the Future Aviation Lounge (FAL), an initiative that was recently launched by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. FAL is a first-of-its-kind business social network based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology that foresees ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., 29th November 2017- To celebrate the UAE’s 46th National Day, Emirates is offering travellers special fares to 46 destinations and a bonus Skywards miles offer when they avail the special fares. The offers are valid for booking until 10th December 2017, for outbound travel between 1 December 2017 and 10 June 2018.
Travellers in the UAE can look forward to excellent fares to 46 destinations across the globe in Economy Class and Business Class in celebration of National Day. Special fares in Economy Class start from as low as AED 835 return to Kuwait, AED 905 ......read more
Emirates Airline Signs Multi-Year Subscription
Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2017 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Emirates Airline is the launch customer for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Electronic Flight Bags (eFB). This important innovation brings the IATA DGR into the cockpit where flight crew make important pre- and in-flight safety decisions.
“For almost 60 years IATA’s DGR has been helping the industry safely transport air cargo. The DGR for eFB places the most comprehensive resource on the carriage ......read more
Are you planning for a trip to Dubai? Well you made the right choice!! But it is recommended to have an idea of the famous destinations to visit Dubai before planning the trip so that you don’t miss out the gems of the places which is worth the penny that you saved for such trips. It is always a smart decision to get acquainted to the places before visiting any tourist destinations like Dubai along with making the best use of Latest Indian Deals.
Here are some of the most recommended destinations in Dubai which you need to visit to make the trip worth and ......read more
On the Occasion of UAE National Day
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – 27 November 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Old Corniche will be the setting for a special performance by the Al Fursan aerial display team on the 28th of November 2017 at 3:50PM. The display performances will include an array of breath-taking aerial manoeuvres that include ‘corsair loop’, ‘swan right barrel roll’, ‘flag cross’ as well as the signature ‘UAE DNA’.
The “Al Fursan” (The Knights) are the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team. The team flies ......read more
New Visa Counter to issue transit and tourist visas to arrival and layover travellers in 30 minutes
96-hour transit visa a chance to explore Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, 27th November 2017: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, jointly with Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs - Abu Dhabi, announced today the launch of a new visa counter to facilitate the visa application process and grant both transit and arriving passengers visas to Abu Dhabi within 15 to 30 minutes. The new service, located at ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November 2017: The winners of the inaugural Dubai Sustainable Tourism Awards have been announced by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Comprising 17 different categories, the Awards recognise and celebrate the important work of Dubai’s hotels and tourism companies in advancing sustainability within the emirate’s tourism industry.
Held at The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City last week, the awards ceremony was attended by His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai Tourism, His Excellency, Mr ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
ICAO safety management SARPS are contained in Annex 19, Safety Management, of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. In July 2016, Annex 19 was amended to strengthen safety management ......read more
Geneva to join Zurich as carrier’s fifth European Dreamliner destination
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 20, 2017: Etihad Airways’ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route, effective 25 March 2018.
The Dreamliner flights to Geneva will complement the airline’s existing 787 Dreamliner scheduled services connecting Abu Dhabi and Zurich, becoming the fifth European city to be served by the carrier’s rapidly growing fleet of next ......read more
With broadband connectivity, customers will have more than the cabin to roam when the seat belt sign is turned off
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2017: The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for inflight connectivity. This follows the successful introduction of broadband services to its Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo said: “We have been listening to our customers who have told us that staying connected ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2017: Residents of the United Arab Emirates can now apply for visas to Finland at the new Finland Visa Application Centres launched in Abu Dhabi and Dubai by the Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi,on 16 November 2017. Applicants can visit the new centres, operatedby VFS Global,to submit visa applications and enrol for biometrics.
The Abu Dhabi centre, centrally located at Shining Tower on Mubarak Bin Mohammed ......read more
19th November 2017 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, as its preferred healthcare partner. Healthpoint will provide premium medical services to Abu Dhabi Airports’ staff and their families, and facilitate cooperation between both parties on other areas of potential collaboration.
The MOU was signed by Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, and Dr. Mai Al Jaber, Deputy Medical ......read more
Upgrades to system project increase of endurance up to 15 continuous hours of flight time
Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance. Engineering tests performed by Lockheed Martin indicate that Fury will be able to stay in the air for 15 continuous hours, making it one of the highest endurance unmanned systems in its class. Courtesy Lockheed Martin.
DUBAI, Nov. 15, 2017 – Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will ......read more
With USD 939 million in 2017 Q3, Turkish Airlines posts record operating net profit of all 3rd quarters in company history
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017: Turkish Airlines, given the financial discipline and dynamic demand management applied since the beginning of 2017, with USD 939 million in 2017 Q3, posted record net profit of all 3rd quarters in company history. The 9-monthly operating net profit is recorded as USD 956 million.
The successful 3rd quarter marked a 23 percent increase on total revenues compared to the same period of 2016, reaching USD 3.6 ......read more
Next generation of Wi-Fi on Emirates will use Thales solutions with Inmarsat GX global network for best in class connectivity with speeds of up to 50Mbps
Dubai, UAE, 15 Nov 2017: Emirates and Thales have signed a new agreement to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with the next generation broadband inflight connectivity using Inmarsat GX global network. The partnership will give Emirates customers best in class connectivity on its Boeing 777X aircraft due for delivery starting in 2020.
Emirates and Thales already have an existing multi-million dollar deal to fit its Boeing 777X ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Finnair is launching flight ticket sales directly via its official WeChat account in China as the first European airline. It is now also possible to use WeChat Pay as a payment method for the flight tickets sold through its official WeChat account.
Finnair customers are now able to search for Finnair flight tickets, book their flights and complete their purchase with WeChat Pay, all directly through Finnair's official WeChat account.
This enhances the user experience as customers stay within the same platform throughout the entire booking ......read more
Airline to upgrade its fleet with fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft
Dubai, 14th November 2017: Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 25 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2017 by Dr. Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of Golden Falcon Aviation, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft in the presence of Ali Al Fouzan, Chairman of Wataniya Airways.
Wataniya Airways resumed operations in July 2017 and currently ......read more
14 November 2017 (Abu Dhabi): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation security to be further strengthened by addressing four key areas;
closer government-to-government cooperation to eliminate the long-term challenges of extraterritorial measures,
the universal application of global standards,
better information-sharing among governments and with industry, and
the efficient implementation of new and existing technology capabilities.
“Governments and the industry are partners in aviation security. Airlines have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 November 2017: Emirates SkyCargo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to become the preferred logistics partner for the Dubai based space science and advanced technology research and development centre.
The MoU was signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and by Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs, Mohammed Bin ......read more
Global aviation sector chooses Dubai as launch platform for new technology
Dubai, UAE. 14/11/2017: Dubai Airshow 2017 opened yesterday with a magnificent fly-past: the first time two Emirates wide body aircraft – the Boeing 777-300ER and A380 – have performed a flying display together. The aircraft were closely followed by the UAE’s air display team, Al Fursan. Both the Emirates 777-300ER and A380 flying display aircraft were decorated with the HH Sheikh Zayed decal as a tribute to the late founding father of the UAE.
The Emirates aircraft were operated by a ......read more
World class training facility to address growing need for pilots globally
Dubai, UAE, 14 November 2017: Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art facility for training ab initio pilots was officially inaugurated today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the Dubai Airshow.
Dignitaries present at the opening included His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed ......read more
Host of groundbreaking deals unveiled on opening day
Dubai, UAE. November 14, 2017: UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, today witnessed the signing of a groundbreaking new joint venture between the UK and the UAE, as the Dubai Airshow 2017 opened its doors and immediately facilitated a host of major business deals.
The agreement, between target manufacturer QinetiQ and Middle East General Enterprises will see the UK-based firm invest in the development of both infrastructure and training capability designed to enable a new Emirati workforce to provide the ......read more
New light attack aircraft with multi-role capabilities from Calidus launched at Dubai Airshow
Pro Line Fusion avionics provide flexibility for implementation on multi-role aircraft
DUBAI (Nov. 14, 2017): Rockwell Collins has been selected by Calidus, a new aircraft manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to provide Pro Line Fusion® on the new B-250 light attack aircraft with multi-role capabilities. Launched at the Dubai Airshow, the aircraft is designed for combat and asymmetric warfare.
“The UAE aerospace and defense industry continues to grow ......read more
Dubai Airshow, UAE, November 13, 2017: Etihad Airways today welcomed a Royal delegation to its aircraft display on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow 2017.
The UAE's national airline is displaying three aircraft at this year’s edition of the bi-annual event – an Airbus A380, an Airbus A320 “flying testbed” and an Embraer Phenom 100E from the Etihad Flight College (EFC).
The aircraft were toured by Lieutenant General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and His Highness Sheikh ......read more
Emirates, Boeing, UAE Ministry of Defence all reveal high ticket deals
Dubai, UAE. November 13, 2017: Dubai Airshow 2017 opened its doors at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site today, Sunday November 12, to a record number of exhibitors, aircraft on display, visitors – and an array of ground-breaking deals.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opened the 15th Dubai Airshow before taking a walking tour around the 645,000 square metre site, pausing to speak with several exhibitors.
He was accompanied by His ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017: Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform.
The company has signed a series of agreements with air-to-surface weapon suppliers paving the way for flight-trials to qualify their products to equip the C295.
Since the previously announced memorandum of understanding with Roketsan of Turkey, similar arrangements have ......read more
Latest announcement for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, worth US$ 15.1 billion, takes Emirates’ total wide-body commitment with Boeing to 204 units
Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive says order underscores airline’s fleet strategy and optimism for future of aviation in the region and globally
Dubai, UAE, 12 November 2017: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, today announced a US$ 15.1 billion (AED 55.4 billion) commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.
In the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more
Airline is the first operator in the region to take delivery of the new aircraft type
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2017: Dubai-based flydubai marks its fifth Dubai Airshow by unveiling its brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8. This is the first aircraft to be delivered from the largest single-aisle Boeing aircraft order placed in the Middle East in the 2013 edition of the show.
The new aircraft, bearing the UAE registration mark A6-MAX, is the first of 76 aircraft on order from Boeing; all of which will be delivered by 2023. Six of these aircraft will join the flydubai fleet by ......read more
The Centre will showcase the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope probe model for the first time and IAC 2020 plan
November 11, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) participates at Dubai Airshow 2017, one of the most prominent and important aerospace events in the world, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017. During the participation, MBRSC will showcase the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope probe model for the first time, its plan to host the International Astronautical Congress 2020 in Dubai, as well as, other programs launched or led ......read more
Dubai – 11 November 2017: A delegation from Heathrow Airport applauded the world class level of services rendered by Dubai Customs through customs entry points at Dubai International Airport.
The British delegation, upon their visit to Passenger Operation Department at Dubai International Airport, toured the place and were briefed on the best practices implemented by Dubai Customs to serve passengers and clients in the best possible way using the latest equipment and technology.
The British delegation, headed by Elizabeth Down, head of detection unit at Heathrow ......read more
Group: Revenue up 6% to AED 49.4 billion (US$ 13.5 billion), and profit of AED 2.3 billion (US$ 631 million), up 77%. Results due to capacity optimisation and efficiency initiatives, easing of strong US dollar, and steady business growth.
Emirates: Revenue up 6% to AED 44.5 billion (US$ 12.1 billion), and profit lift of 111% to AED 1.7 billion (US$ 452 million). 29.2 million passengers carried, up 4%, on overall capacity expansion of 2%.
dnata: Revenue up 7% to AED 6.3 billion (US$ 1.7 billion), profit up 20% to AED 659 million (US$ 180 million). 330,317 aircraft handled, up 11%, 1.5 ......read more
Louvre Abu Dhabi-themed stand prevails over stiff competition from leading cities around the world
Abu Dhabi, 08 November 2017: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced today that it has received the coveted accolade “Best Stand Design” at the “Best Stand Awards” at the World Travel Market (WTM) taking place in London, UK from 6-8 November. The Emirate's stand beat more than 5,000 exhibitors from 188 countries across destinations, technology and private sector companies.
Commenting on this win, Sultan Al Al Dhaheri, Acting ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 09 November 2017: The Emirates Flight Training Academy, a launch customer for the new Phenom aircraft, has taken delivery of its first Embraer Phenom 100EV entry-level jet in Dubai. The aircraft, A6-DWC, is the first of the five Phenom 100EVs that will make up the training fleet of the Academy.
The aircraft was assembled at Embraer’s production facility in Melbourne, Florida, USA. Over the last few months, several teams from Embraer worked on the final stages of aircraft production including assembly, testing and painting. A6-DWC is the eighth Phenom ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017: Finnair will add connections to Stockholm’s Bromma airport, and deepen its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA. With the new frequencies, Finnair adds capacity between Bromma and Helsinki by a total of 40%, offering up to 7 connections per day between both cities. The new connections to Stockholm’s conveniently located downtown airport further improve Finnair’s offering for the Swedish market, which is one of Finnair’s key markets. Finnair also flies to Stockholm Arlanda airport with up to 8 connections a ......read more
Amer Al Sayegh:
Innovation is the main feature that distinguishes the UAE space projects, by relying on new methods of project management and developing smart technologies
MBRSC is insistently working to build an integral space industry in the UAE
November 8, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: "Innovation is the main feature that distinguishes the UAE space projects, by relying on new methods of project management and developing smart technologies," said Eng. Amer Al Sayegh, KhalifaSat Project Manager at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), during his participation ......read more
Nearly 14,000 sectors ticketed during the first week of operation
New exotic destinations included such as: Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro
Combined network expected to reach 240 destinations by 2022
Dubai, 7 November 2017: Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced 16 additional destinations to which Emirates’ passengers will be able travel on a single ticket. The new, expanded network now includes sought-after destinations such as Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro.
Travellers can book on ......read more
Flyers on airline’s Brussels and Geneva routes to be first to experience new cabins from 1st December
DUBAI, U.A.E., 6th November 2017: Emirates today confirmed that its first two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its soon-to-launch First Class product will operate from Dubai to the airline’s Belgian and Swiss destinations starting from 1st December 2017.
Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature six private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the eight private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on its existing 777 fleet. In addition ......read more
Iconic UAE destination raises world’s largest flag during Flag Day celebrations
Sharjah, November 05, 2017: The Flag Island, Sharjah’s iconic tourist destination, has entered the Guinness World Records after raising the world’s largest flag. The successful attempt formed part of the spectacular national festivities the island organised on Thursday and Friday as part of the nationwide Flag Day celebrations.
Measuring 70 metres in length and 35 metres in width, the flag broke the Guinness World Record for the largest flag hoisted on a fixed flagpole. The Flag ......read more
Special tribute livery has image of the UAE’s visionary leader adorning both sides of the aircraft
A total of 10 aircraft in Emirates’ fleet will carry the special livery
Special tribute decal will run from November 2017 and throughout 2018, the ‘Year of Zayed’
Dubai, 5 November 2017: Emirates yesterday unveiled a special tribute to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, with a bespoke livery for its 100th A380 carrying one of his most memorable images. Watch the video of the special ......read more