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21 May 2018

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Scoot to start Pekanbaru Singapore route in June

20 May 2018

Singapore Airlines's low-cost, long-haul airline Scoot is set to operate a new route from Pekanbaru in Riau to Singapore starting June 4. Using an Airbus A320, the new service will be available four times a week: every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

"Indonesia is home to many breathtaking destinations and Pekanbaru is one of them. As the capital of Riau province and the economic center of the eastern part of Sumatra, the city will strengthen our network in Indonesia, either for bu...

Qatar Airways celebrates five years of service to Salalah Oman

20 May 2018

DOHA, QATAR - Qatar Airways celebrates its five-year anniversary of operating direct flights from Doha to Salalah, Oman. On 15 May, the award-winning airline commemorated this milestone with a celebratory water cannon salute at Salalah International Airport.

Salalah is a unique destination in the region, offering fruit plantations, beautiful beaches, traditional souqs and archaeological sites, all scattered across a landscape that fuses the tropical with the desert. Salalah is especiall...

Lufthansa increases sleeping comfort in Business Class

20 May 2018

The FINANCIAL -- From now on, Lufthansa Business Class passengers on long-haul flights to and from South Africa, Latin and South America and the West Coast of the USA can enjoy an even more relaxed night's sleep.

The Lufthansa Dream Collection makes it possible! In addition to a new pillowcase and a large, warm blanket, a comfortable mattress topper makes for beautiful dreams. In addition, our passengers can make themselves comfortable on night flights with the new sleep shirt from Van...

SpiceJet to fly daily from Muscat to Ahmedabad

20 May 2018

Muscat: SpiceJet, one of the largest low-cost airlines from India, will operate daily flights from Muscat to Ahmedabad from June 7 to August 31. Flight no. SG 62 will depart from Muscat at 12:10am and arrive in Ahmedabad at 4.00am local time. SG 61 will depart from Ahmedabad at 10.00pm local time and will arrive in Muscat at 11.00pm.

"The service will be direct with one flight per day. Since June is a vacation period, the fares are a little more because of the demand, while the fares wi...

SilkAir to be merged with parent Singapore Airlines

20 May 2018

NEW DELHI - May 18, 2018 : Singapore Airlines' (SIA) regional wing, SilkAir, will undergo over $100-million cabin upgrade program and eventually merge with the parent SIA. The Singapore-based mega airline on Friday said SilkAir will undergo the multi-year "significant investment programme" to upgrade to new lie-flat seats in business class, and get seat-back in-flight entertainment systems in both business and economy sections. The idea: service consistency across the SIA Group's full-service ne...

Qatar Airways offers nutritious Iftar boxes on selected routes during Ramadan

20 May 2018

DOHA, QATAR - Passengers flying on board Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a nutritious Iftar meal box filled with healthy options to break their fast. Specially designed "Ramadan Kareem" Iftar boxes will be offered in-flight on selected routes across the Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh, as well as selected stations in India and Africa.

Customers in all travel classes can enjoy a selection consisting of dates, laban, sandwich wraps, Arabic...

Manchester Airport secures flights to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines

20 May 2018

Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its role in connecting the North to the world's most important markets. Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed it will operate a four-times-a-week service to Addis Ababa, the East African nation's capital. The route will unlock connections to more than 58 countries across the African continent.
Ethiopian, which flies to more destinations in Africa than any other carrier, will operate the ultramodern B-787 on the ...

Jet Airways to fly non stop on Mumbai Manchester route four times a week

20 May 2018

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways will start a non-stop on Mumbai-Manchester route from November 5, 2018. The flight will operate four days a week - Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - using Jet's 254-seater Airbus A-330.

Jet Airways' flight 9W 130 will depart Mumbai 2.30 am (local time) and will arrive in Manchester's Terminal 2 at 7.55 am (local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 9.35 pm (local time) and arrive in Mumbai's Terminal 2 at 12.40 am (local time).

Garuda Indonesia and Sriwijaya Group announce codeshare agreement

20 May 2018

Garuda Indonesia Group and Sriwijaya Group are set to sign a codeshare commercial cooperation agreement in a bid to strengthen their network cooperation in Indonesia.

Following the agreement, both companies seek to expand their own service by providing more flight options to customers of their airlines, which include Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Sriwijaya Air and NAM Air. Such codeshare cooperation is a first for both groups, and serves as the first step for them to conduct other strateg...

WOW air introduces its first ever flight to India

20 May 2018

TORONTO - WOW air, Iceland's only low-fare airline, will soon connect Canadians to the hustling and bustling of colourful Delhi at the lowest price on the market with a new route to India lifting off December 6, 2018.

"We are very excited to count New Delhi among our list of growing destinations outside of Europe," said Skuli Mogensen, CEO and founder of WOW air. "This addition expands on WOW air's promise to connect more travellers to as many diverse and exciting cities at the best-po...

Saudi airport operator signs deals to improve services

20 May 2018

Dammam Airports Company (DACO) has signed two agreements with Vanderlande and Serco Middle East to improve operations at King Fahd International Airport in Saudi Arabia. DACO's agreement with Vanderlande will see the two entities work on introducing a state-of-the-art baggage handling system, a statement said.

It added that the deal with Serco has been agreed to install cutting-edge fire and rescue services at the airport. "Our top priority at Dammam Airports Company is to contribute to...

The Cockpit Virtual Reality Studio to your dream destination

13 May 2018

It is with great excitement, we Team Majan looking forward to having you with us to experience our latest service offering, the Virtual studio- the signature studio of Majan travel.

We take pride of this latest virtual service as we are the First Ever Travel Company in Oman to provide virtual reality experience to our esteemed clients. As always our exclusive Holiday dept, The Palm Holidays will provide the Best-In-Class service and extend tailor-made Holiday Packages.


British Airways expands African network

13 May 2018

British Airways is expanding its African network by starting three weekly flights directly from London Heathrow to Durban, South Africa. The service will be the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban and will be operated by the airline's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Durban is the second new African route British Airways will start this year. In March it began flying twice weekly to Seychelles from Heathrow. It also expanded its three Gatwick/ Mauritius services to five a w...

Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

13 May 2018

Singapore Airlines has launched its new regional business class seats on a daily Boeing 787-10 flight from Perth, and expects other Australian flights to follow suit as the airline upgrades its medium-range fleet.

This includes not only the Boeing 787-10 but a tranche of Airbus A350 jets due from the second half of 2019 and featuring the same business class and economy seats as the Dreamliner, although these will lack the premium economy cabin of the first wave of A350-900s.


Jazeera Airways commences direct flights between Mumbai and Kuwait from CSIA

13 May 2018

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is set to welcome another international airline, Kuwait's Jazeera Airways, which will commence operations between the Middle Eastern country and India's financial capital, Mumbai from May 10, 2018. The airline has started operations to Mumbai with 7 flights a week onboard its dual-class Airbus A320 aircraft.

By commencing operations to the CSIA, Jazeera has become one of the largest carriers into India from Kuwait. It will now be able t...

National Bank of Oman Opens Branch at Muscat International Airport

13 May 2018

The National Bank of Oman (NBO) opened its fully-fledged airport branch within the new Muscat International Airport. Operating 24/7, the new location, was inaugurated under the patronage of Sheikh Ayman Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports, presents an easy and convenient banking experience around the clock. The Branch, which is streamlined within the new state-of-the-art airport, is one more way NBO is catering to its customers' banking needs. In addition to businesses within the...

British Airways launches direct flight between Durban and London

13 May 2018

British Airways is launching direct flights between Durban and London three times a week from October 29. The new route adds to the airline's existing twice-daily flights between Johannesburg and London and daily flights between Cape Town and London. The Durban route expansion was part of British Airways' £4.5bn, five-year customer investment plan, it said in a media release on Tuesday.

"The service will be the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban and will be operated by the air...

Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh

13 May 2018

DUBAI, U.A.E, 8 MAY 2018 - Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced it will start a daily service between Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018.

Edinburgh will become Emirates' second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its 8th in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June. The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configurati...

Gulf Air new Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner flies Jeddah route

06 May 2018

Manama : Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, yesterday launched its new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the airline's Jeddah route. Gulf Air's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will service a number of regional routes over the coming weeks including Jeddah and Dubai before it takes on the Bahrain - London, Heathrow route on June 15.

Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Kresimir Kucko commented, "Gulf Air's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to and from Jeddah over the...

Qatar Airways first in MENA to provide high speed WiFi to its passengers

06 May 2018

DOHA: Qatar Airways passengers can now experience 'Super Wi-Fi' high-speed broadband connectivity using Inmarsat's GX Aviation technology. The broadband service is being progressively rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways' young fleet. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the MENA region to have invested in the technology to provide this quality of service for passengers.

The progressive fit-out will equip its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraf...

Qatar Airways touches down in Wales for first time

06 May 2018

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, touched down earlier at Cardiff Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute and greeted by the mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Janice Charles. The new service will connect Cardiff to more than 150 business and leisure destinations worldwide.

On-board the inaugural flight to Cardiff, Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, was joined by secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairn...

Oman Air debuts new premier lounge facilities in Muscat

06 May 2018

Oman Air has debuted its new and exclusive premium lounge at Muscat International Airport. The new stylish premium lounge offers Oman Air guests a further unrivalled service as they travel. Oman Air passengers travelling in First Class and Business Class can now take advantage of the airline's new premium class lounge offering a pre-flight oasis of calm.

The beautiful interiors of the lounge have been influenced by the truly unique terrain found in Oman and designed to reflect the un-s...

Sheikh Theyab Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Marks the Launch of Year of Zayed themed A380 Aircraft from Etihad Airways

06 May 2018

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inspected the specially-designed Etihad Airways' "Year of Zayed" A380 at Etihad Airways Engineering's facilities in Abu Dhabi.

H.H. Sheikh Theyab was joined by H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, as well as members of the Etihad senior leadership team.

The A380 in "Y...

Etihad Airways offers free one-night stopovers in Abu Dhabi hotels

06 May 2018

Etihad Airways is offering one night's free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the UAE capital. The offer is valid until September 15 and the travel period is until September 30, the airline said, adding that the hotels included in the offer are the Radisson Blu on Yas Island and the Yas Island Rotana.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways' executive vice president commercial,...

Turkish Airlines and Belavia have signed a codeshare agreement

06 May 2018

Belavia - Belarusian Airlines, the flag carrier airline in Belarus, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement, effective as of 1 May 2018. Through this codeshare partnership, Turkish Airlines and Belavia will reciprocally add their flight codes on Istanbul - Minsk v.v. flights operated by both parties.

"As Turkish Airlines, we are glad to be a codeshare partner with Belavia. We believe that, this agreement will improve our re...

Gulf Air Dreamliner operates Jeddah route

06 May 2018

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, today (May 1) launched its new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the airline's Jeddah route. Gulf Air's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will service a number of regional routes over the coming weeks including Jeddah and Dubai before it takes on the Bahrain - London, Heathrow route on June 15.

Gulf Air chief executive officer Kresimir Kucko said: "Gulf Air's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to and from Jeddah over the coming weeks will give ou...

Etihad Airways introduces 787 9 Dreamliner on Casablanca route

06 May 2018

Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and commercial hub. On arrival in Casablanca, the aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, executive vice president, commercial, Etihad Airways, said: "The introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi to Casablanca route demonstrates our clear commitment to the ver...

Turkish Airlines discusses possible flights to Australia

06 May 2018

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) discussed possible flights to Australia during Australian Ambassador to Turkey Marc Innes Brown's visit to THY General Manager Bilal Eksi. Commenting on the meeting via his social media account, Brown said: "I was very happy to discuss the possible flights to Australia with Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Eksi. I hope THY's flights to Australia will take place as soon as possible."

THY, which leads the way in the number of flights aro...

Emirates celebrates 25 years in Dammam

06 May 2018

Emirates, the world's largest international airline, is celebrating its 25th anniversary to Dammam. Originally operating two flights a week, Emirates now flies four times daily between Dammam and Emirates' hub in Dubai. Since the start of the Dammam service in 1993, the airline has carried more than 3.8 million passengers.

Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Gulf Middle East and Iran for Emirates said: "We are embarking on a real milestone as we celebrate 25 years of service to Damm...

Emirates Airlines introduces Home CheckIn in Dubai

29 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 locati...

More than 45000 electronic visas issued from Muscat airport

29 April 2018

Muscat: More than 45,000 electronic visas were issued from March 21, 2018 to April 16, 2018, the Ministry of Tourism announced on Sunday at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at Dubai. The Ministry of Tourism is taking part in the ATM that started on April 22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Sultanate's delegation is led by Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism. Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi stated: "The Sultanate is witnessing progress and prosperity within the stra...

SriLankan Airlines offers Colombo Hyderabad daily services

29 April 2018

SriLankan Airlines has added two more flights per week to Hyderabad and now offers a daily flight to Colombo and onward connectivity to other destinations. Currently, it operates 145 flights per week to India across 14 destinations. Chammika Iddagodage, Manager for SriLankan Airlines, in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, said, "India is SriLankan Airlines largest market for holidaying, conferences and even onward connectivity to various locations in Middle East, Far East and lately to Melbourne, whi...

Flydubai to operate to five points in Iraq with the restart of flights to Sulaimaniyah

29 April 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today that flights to Sulaimaniyah will resume from 10 May 2018. The carrier now operates to five points in Iraq including Baghdad, Basra, Erbil and Najaf. The decision to relaunch the flights was taken following the Iraqi authorities' announcement that that the airport reopened in March 2018.

Flydubai is the first carrier from the UAE to operate direct flights to the Kurdish city with a twice a week service from i...

Jet Airways signs codeshare agreement with Aeromexico

29 April 2018

Mumbai: Naresh Goyal-promoted full service carrier Jet Airways on Monday said that it will enable a code-share with Aeromexico for travel commencing 1 May, 2018 between Delhi and Mumbai in India and Mexico City via Heathrow airport in London.

Jet Airways will put its '9W' code on flights operated by Aeromexico from London to Mexico's capital city, Jet Airways said in a statement adding, "in turn, Aeromexico will put its 'AM' code on direct flights offered by Jet Airways from London to c...

Turkish Airlines rolls out new Troia themed aircraft

29 April 2018

Turkish Airlines has rolled out a specially designed A321 aircraft with a livery of the 'Trojan Horse' after the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey announced 2018 as "The Year of Troia".

This aircraft, which will contribute to the promotion of "The Year of Troia" through its worldwide flights, was introduced to the press today at a special event in the new hangar of Turkish Technic Inc.. Present at the event was M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the execu...

Lufthansa voted Best European Airline serving the Middle East

29 April 2018

Lufthansa was named Best European Airline serving the Middle East at the Business Traveller Awards 2018 held in Dubai. The award underlines the airline's strong commitment in the region and long-lasting presence in the UAE market. This achievement follows a historic year for the airline, as Lufthansa became the only European five-star airline, after receiving the prestigious accolade from Skytrax in December 2017.

"This award simply proves that our customers in the Middle East appreciat...

Qatar Airways to introduce Qsuite on flights to Shanghai from May 15

29 April 2018

DOHA: Qatar Airways announce yesterday that its award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, will make its China debut on flights to Shanghai from May 15, 2018.

Long known for pioneering industry firsts, Qsuite continues to redefine premium travel with its patented quad seating configuration, and is pleased to shortly be able provide Shanghai-bound travellers the opportunity to experience this new standard of luxury.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: "...

Qatar Airways to expand operations in Turkey thanks to solid bilateral relations

29 April 2018

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker recently announced that they will expand their operations in Turkey thanks to solid bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar. "Turkey has become a major destination for people in my country, and we will open two more destinations to Turkey in June," al-Baker told a group of journalists at the Eurasia Airshow, Turkey's largest aviation event currently taking place in the southern province of Antalya. "We currently fly to five destinations in Turkey and this fi...

Gulf Air Welcomes First Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner

29 April 2018

Manama - Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today welcomed the airline's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft, which landed in Bahrain International Airport at approximately 1500 local time, following its delivery from the Boeing factory in the United States, will service a number of regional routes before it takes on the Bahrain - London, Heathrow route on June 15. With Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kresimir Kucko and other airline executives on board, the...

Oman Air unveils First Class suite at Arabian Travel Market

29 April 2018

Muscat - Oman Air unveiled the new First Class Mini Suite of its Dreamliner 787-9 fleet, on the opening day of Arabian Travel Market, a key travel and tourism event under way at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event concludes on April 25. H E Maitha al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism unveiled the Mini Suite at the Oman Air stand on Sunday, stated a press release.

Media and invited trade guests present at the ceremony witnessed some of the indu...

Qatar Airways to add three more weekly flights to Jordan

29 April 2018

DOHA: Qatar Airways has announced that it will add three additional weekly frequencies to Amman, the capital city of Jordan, commencing from May 2 and 3 2018.

The additional frequencies, which arrive just in time for the summer holiday season, will increase the airline's weekly services to Amman to 12.

Known for its unique blend of old and new, this bustling city is filled with restaurants, art galleries, traditional coffee shops and historic landmarks, catering to both busin...

Wataniya Airways to operate regular flights to Yerevan

29 April 2018

YEREVAN, April 27. /ARKA/. Kuwait's national air carrier Wataniya Airways will start operating regular flights from Kuwait to Yerevan from June 9. Armenia's Central Civil Aviation Administration said the flights will be carried out twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

It said the flights will have a positive impact on Armenian economy contributing to the development of tourism.

In November 2014, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the aviation authorities of ...

Oman Air to get eight Boeing aircraft by the end of this year

25 April 2018

Muscat - In line with its strategic expansion plans and the launch of new routes worldwide, Oman Air will get delivery of eight new aircraft by the end of 2018. The new deliveries will include five Boeing 737 Max and three brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the airline stated in a press release. Oman Air announced that it will be exhibiting next week at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) a key travel and tourism event held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 22 t...

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expand codeshare deal

25 April 2018

April 16, 2018 - Dubai: Etihad Airways and EgyptAir announced on Monday they are expanding their codeshare partnership, widening their networks to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia, and Australia. The initial phase of the agreement was launched in March 2017 and saw both airlines place their codes on each other's flights operating between Abu Dhabi and Cairo.

The second phase will see Etihad share its EY code on EgyptAir flights to a number of African destinations. Meanwhile...

Flydubai launches flights to Kinshasa

25 April 2018

Dubai: Flydubai's inaugural flight to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo touched down at the city's airport on Sunday, as the carrier launched flights to N'djili Airport with an enroute stop in Entebbe in Uganda. The launch makes flydubai the first UAE-based carrier to create direct air links to Kinshasa, and will bring flydubai's network in Africa to 13 destinations in 10 countries.

The budget carrier said it will codeshare this route with Emirates, offering passengers benefi...

Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership

25 April 2018

The flag carrier of Turkey celebrated its membership anniversary at Turkish Airlines Headquarters with the participation of Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, and Star Alliance CEO, Jeffrey Goh. "Today we are delighted to be together both with Star Alliance CEO, Jeffrey Goh, and you, all distinguished guests to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Star Alliance membership. Like yesterday and today, Turkish Airlines will continue to be a valuable p...

Air India Express adds new flights to Kerala

25 April 2018

Budget carrier Air India Express is on an expansion mode and is introducing new flights on Kerala's Kochi sector. Air India Express operates daily flights to Kochi and from April 18 to May 30 will add services on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With the addition of three services, Express will be connecting Abu Dhabi with Kochi 10 times a week.

The carrier will fly at 4 pm from Abu Dhabi International Airport to land at Cochin International Airport by 9.35 pm. The return flight is at 12.3...

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to codeshare with Fiji Airways

25 April 2018

SIA and SilkAir can access Fiji Airways' flights between Singapore and Nadi. Singapore Airlines (SIA), SilkAir, and Fiji Airways signed a codeshare agreement that will provide more connections for customers travelling to Fiji from 10 destinations in Asia and Europe through the Singapore hub.

Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir customers can access Fiji Airways' non-stop flights between Singapore and Nadi, including the airline's third weekly seasonal service that was la...

Air Asia opens Cebu to China routes

25 April 2018

AirAsia Philippines is set to open direct flights from Cebu to three points in mainland China within this year. The first route to open will be Cebu to Shenzen which will have daily flights starting next month.

"The addition of our first China route from Cebu hub enables us to further strengthen our network outside Metro Manila and open up new and exciting places to visit this summer," said AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador in a media briefing at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu on Wednes...

KLM reveals new business class seat

15 April 2018

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has contracted Japan-based Jamco Group to supply its new World Business Class seats. The seats will feature in eight of KLM's new 787-10 Dreamliners, which are due to be delivered from June next year.

The 'Venture' seats are lighter than previous models, which KLM says will reduce fuel consumption. They will be configured in a fishbone layout to make "more effective utilisation of the available space", according to the airline.

All 38 World Business C...

Qatar Airways wins Best In Flight Duty Free Program

15 April 2018

DOHA: Qatar Airways was awarded the PAX International Readership Award for 'Best In-Flight Duty Free Program' for the Middle East and Africa at an awards ceremony that took place at the Radisson Blu hotel in Hamburg on April 11. This is the second time that Qatar Airways has been given this distinguished award, and has been acknowledged as an industry leader for its outstanding in-flight duty free service, which is operated by Qatar Duty Free

Kuwait Airways to resume Beirut flights

15 April 2018

DUBAI, April 14 - Middle East carrier Kuwait Airways said on Saturday it would resume all flights to Beirut on Sunday after a three-day suspension. In a statement carried by the state news agency KUNA, the company said "the reasons that caused the suspension have removed.

Air Arabia Egypt flies direct between Sohag and Kuwait

15 April 2018

As part of its route expansion strategy, AirArabia Egypt has launched a new route linking Sohag to Kuwait. The new flights operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing from Sohag International Airport (HMB) at 2340 hours and arriving in Kuwait International Airport (KWI) at 0305 hours the following day. The return flight will depart Kuwait at 0345 hours and land in Sohag at 0535 hours local time - operating Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Adel Al Ali, ...

Discover Dubrovnik this summer with Fly Dubai

15 April 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Dubai-based flydubai's first flight touched down today in Dubrovnik (DBV). On board the flight there was a delegation of representatives from the airline together with members of the media and social media. The delegation was met by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism of Mr. Tonči Glavina, the Managing Director of Dubrovnik Airport, Frano Luetić, the airlines' representative in Croatia, Predrag Popovic and the Country Manager, Austria and Croatia for Emirates...

Etihad Airways boosts services to Morocco

15 April 2018

Dubai: Etihad Airways is boosting its services to Morocco to meet increased demand to and from the North African kingdom. Effective May 1, a three-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be introduced on the daily service from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca.

Etihad Airways will maintain an early morning arrival into Casablanca and operate a revised mid-morning return service. The company has reportedly introduced a third weekly service to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. The extra flight will operate ...

Qatar Airways to start two additional daily flights to Muscat from April 10 and June 15

15 April 2018

Muscat - Qatar Airways announced that it will add two additional daily frequencies to Muscat, commencing April 10 and June 15. The additional frequencies will take the airline's daily services to Muscat to seven, and will meet the increased demand of tourists visiting Oman. It will also help transit travellers flying via Doha to the Far East. A high in-demand destination for both tourists and business travellers alike, Muscat is known as a cultural treasure trove, with many lively souqs of...

Qatar Airways to debut A350 900 on Doha Cardiff route launch

08 April 2018

DOHA: Qatar Airways announced yesterday that the inaugural flight for its soon-to-launch Doha to Cardiff route will be flown using the ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 on the day of inauguration, in recognition of the aircraft's links to Wales. From May 1, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer daily flights between Doha and Cardiff, providing the Welsh capital with links to the rest of the world via Qatar Airways' extensive global route network.

The A350-900, of which Qatar Airw...

Shaheen Air starts Faisalabad Muscat flights

08 April 2018

KARACHI: Shaheen Air International (SAI) will start non-stop flights between Faisalabad and Muscat, launching its first weekly flight from Sunday, April 15, 2018,a statement said on Saturday.

Flight NL758 will depart Faisalabad every Sunday at 7pm and arrive in Muscat at 9pm, whereas the flight NL759 will depart from Muscat every Sunday at 10pm and arrive at Faisalabad at 2am on Monday, it added. The airline will be the first to operate direct flight on this route with an Airbus A320.

Bangkok Airways and Oman Air announce a new codeshare partnership

08 April 2018

Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (PG) led by Mr. Pakorn Rattanarod, Director- Route Profitability and Alliance and Oman Air (WY) led by Mr. Aboudy Nasser, Senior Vice President - Network Planning & Revenue Management signed codeshare agreement, which will provide customers with an enhanced network to travel between Oman and cities in Thailand, commencing on 1st April, 2018.

Under the agreement, Oman Air puts its "WY" designator code on Bangkok Airways flights, serving 8...

Revised Baggage allowance for Child on Air India Express

08 April 2018

Air India Express advised that the Free Baggage Allowance for Child Fare Passengers has been revised to 20 Kgs. for all tickets purchased effective 2nd April 2018.

Passengers purchased tickets earlier are eligible for the Baggage Allowance mentioned in the tickets.

( Note : The above detail is as per the mail circular received dated 5th April, 2018)

SalamAir to start Tbilisi Baku flights from Eid

08 April 2018

Muscat - Oman's budget airline SalamAir will be flying to Tbilisi in Georgia and Baku in Azerbaijan starting June 14 directly from Muscat.The airline tweeted on Monday that people looking to travel during the Eid holidays should look no further as 'SalamAir will be flying Tbilisi three times a week and Baku twice a week directly from Muscat'.

Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba

08 April 2018

Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Aqaba, the carrier's second destination in Jordan after Amman.

Aqaba flights will be operated three times a week. Additionally, there is a special offer for Miles & Smiles members that can be used for trips departing from Turkey and completed by June 11, and trips departing from Aqaba and completed by June 12. The airline is offering a 25 percent reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades. Establ...

Ethiopian Airlines launches three new flights to DRC and Madagascar

08 April 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has launched three new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nosy-Be in Madagascar.

The launch of the flights was announced by Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, at an inaugural ceremony attended by H.E. Prof. Alain Tehindrazanarivelo, Ambassador of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E. Mr. Victor Mwania, First Secretary of the Democratic Republic of Congo and other invited dignitaries.

Jet Airways signs order for additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

08 April 2018

Mumbai: Jet Airways on Wednesday said it has signed a new order for 75 more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, taking the total order for such aircraft to 150.
Jet, which has 120 aircraft-comprising of Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s-had in 2015 placed order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.

"Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and world class customer experience to our guests," Jet Airway's ...

Air India Express adds new flights to Kerala

08 April 2018

Budget carrier Air India Express is on an expansion mode and is introducing new flights on Kerala's Kochi sector. Air India Express operates daily flights to Kochi and from April 18 to May 30 will add services on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With the addition of three services, Express will be connecting Abu Dhabi with Kochi 10 times a week.

The carrier will fly at 4 pm from Abu Dhabi International Airport to land at Cochin International Airport by 9.35 pm. The return flight is at 12....

National airline of Pakistan revamps fleet with new livery

08 April 2018

Karachi: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has introduced a new livery with its logo and design to include a painting of the Markhor, the national animal which inhabits the mountainous regions of the country. The Markhor will be visible on the aircraft tail, while the cockpit area of all PIA planes integrates Pakistan's flag, accompanied by PIA - written in English and Urdu.

Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Aviation, inaugurated the new livery o...

Gulf Air Dreamliner to fly London in June

08 April 2018

Manama : Gulf Air's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be delivered on 27th April and will serve its double daily London Heathrow service, offering increased capacity and enhanced, superior onboard products and services, from 15th of June 2018. The carrier, in a statement to BNA, also revealed it will be operating two kinds of new fleets, which are Boeing787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Gulf Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, w...

Qatar Airways to fly 12 flights per week to Jordan

01 April 2018

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Qatar and Jordan, which will allow Qatar Airways to increase its passenger flights between Doha and Amman to 12 per week and the cargo flights to seven. A round of talks took place over two days between Qatar, represented by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and Jordan, represented by the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC), touching on enhancing air transport between the two countries and means of boosting mutual cooperation in the field of...

Etihad Airways launches Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Geneva route

01 April 2018

Etihad Airways has launched its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi - Geneva route on 25th March, beginning with the summer schedule. Geneva is the second Swiss destination after Zurich served by Etihad Airways' next generation aircraft which is fast becoming the backbone of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier's long-haul fleet. The three-class aircraft, featuring eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats, replaces the Airbus A330s previously operating daily on the ...

Vistara Posts Over 95 percentage Passenger Load Factor In February

01 April 2018

Vistara airline records over 95 per cent occupancy in its economy class during February 2018, said a press release issued by the carrier. Vistara also logged its highest-ever passenger load factor (PLF or occupancy) of 91.2% in the month, as per the DGCA monthly report. The carrier registered the highest on-time performance of 73.8% in the month among full-service carriers (FSCs). Additionally, Vistara registered only 0.1 complaints per 10,000 per 10,000 passengers, the lowest of all major India...

RJ expands codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways

01 April 2018

Royal Jordanian expanded its codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, giving its guests access to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Qatar Airways flights. Royal Jordanian will start to market Qatar Airways route to Dhaka International Airport (DAC) as of April 1, 2018. The route will be sold in connection with RJ's Amman-Doha sector. Royal Jordanian's codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways took effect on August 6, 2015; since then, RJ has been giving its customers access to various global destinations incl...

Etihad Airways celebrates ten years of successful operations in China

01 April 2018

This week, Etihad Airways celebrates the 10th anniversary of the airlines' operations in the China market after it launched an Abu Dhabi to Beijing service in 2008, followed by Chengdu in 2011, Shanghai in 2012 and Hong Kong in 2015.

To-date, nearly four million travelers have flown the routes which Etihad Airways operates to and from China. There are currently 28 flights per week with easy connectivity via Etihad's Abu Dhabi hub to more than 40 business and leisure destinations across...

Jet Airways strengthens North East presence with Guwahati as regional gateway

01 April 2018

Jet Airways, India's premier full-service international airline, today announced its plans to expand its presence in the North East and make Guwahati its regional gateway to / from the region. The initiative forms a part of Jet Airways' strategy to further strengthen its domestic footprint of 45 cities in the country, complementing its three hubs at Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

As part of the endeavour beginning this summer, Jet Airways will deepen its presence in select Indian cities i...

SriLankan Airlines in partnership with Air Seychelles

01 April 2018

Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines and Air Seychelles have entered into a Special Prorate Agreement that will enhance their respective route networks and provide greater travel options in a seamless manner to passengers of both airlines with effect from 1st April 2018.

Capt. Suren Ratwatte, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, said: "We are indeed happy to embark upon this partnership with Air Seychelles, which we are confident will be a win-win situation for both a...

Majan Travel Introduced Majan Care a new division in healthcare management services

01 April 2018

We have a great pleasure to inform you of our new division in healthcare management services. Majan Care your partner in healthcare in Middle East, South Asia, and Europe.

Majan Care facility allows patients to Pre-book an appointment. We are allied with 5000 + Hospitals around the globe.

Offers low cost, or cost effective, medical treatments with no waiting lists and accessibility of skilled and experienced doctors

A wide range of exceptional medical treatment packa...

Gulf Air announces 2 new routes to Saudi Arabia

01 April 2018

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, will launch direct 5 weekly flights to two new destinations in Saudi Arabia.

From 15th June 2018, Gulf Air will fly to the Saudi Arabian cities of Abha and Tabuk. Taking the total number of cities served by Gulf Air in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 7, the launch of direct operations to Abha and Tabuk will be in addition to the airline's current operations to Dammam, Riyadh, Madina Al Munawarah, Jeddah and Gassim. The network expansio...

Flydubai launches new holidays division

01 April 2018

Dubai-based flydubai has launched a new holidays division, designed to be a one-stop shop for passengers to browse for and book their holiday packages consisting of flights and hotels, with the option to add ancillary services. Commenting on the launch, Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer of flydubai, said: "The launch of flydubai's Holidays division marks yet another milestone in our growth story and our continued investment in providing customers with an enhanced travel experience along ...

Qatar Airways Brings Revolutionary Qsuite Business Class Seat to Chicago

01 April 2018

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will introduce its revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite, on flights from Chicago starting 1 April, allowing even more travellers to experience the new standard of luxury, comfort, and customisation in international travel set by the airline, and strengthening its commitment to its gateway markets in the United States.

The introduction of the globally-acclaimed Business Class seat on Qatar Airways flights from Chicago extend...

New Muscat International Airport commences operations

25 March 2018

Operations at the new Muscat International Airport commenced on 20th March, 2018. Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Zaabi, CEO of the Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA), said that the airport, which has an annual capacity of 20 million passengers, has great potential.

The capacity of the new airport will rise to 56 million passengers over subsequent phases. In terms of its facilities, the new airport can accommodate 59 aircraft, compared to 27 at the old airport, in addition to parking spa...

Qatar Airways and Iberia expand codeshare partnership to Latin America,the Middle East and Asia

25 March 2018

DOHA, QATAR - Qatar Airways and Iberia announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership, offering Iberia customers increased connectivity to destinations across the Middle East and Asia, as well as providing enhanced accessibility for Qatar Airways passengers to key destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Panama.

Further strengthening the airline's codeshare partnership and enhancing both carriers' oneworld relationship, the new codeshare destin...

Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways expand codeshare to Baku

25 March 2018

The FINANCIAL -- Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, effective from 25 March 2018. Under the deal, Air Seychelles will place its "HM" code on three weekly flights between Baku and Abu Dhabi, where travellers will be able to connect seamlessly to and from flights to Seychelles, according to Air Seychelles.

SalamAir relaunches Sohar Salalah flights

25 March 2018

Muscat: SalamAir, Oman's first low-cost carrier, has announced that it will permanently reinstate its Salalah-Sohar route from March 29, 2018. The new flight schedule was tailor-made to allow guests to travel between the two cities over the weekend at convenient timings.

Flying twice weekly, SalamAir's outbound trips from Salalah International Airport will depart at 3:45 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Sohar at 5:25 pm, while return flights from Sohar depart at 6:15 pm a...

Etihad Airways and Swiss Sign Codeshare Agreement

25 March 2018

Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on SWISS services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi.

SWISS will market its LX code on Etihad Airways' services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers codeshare flights to and from the UAE's capital city. The codeshare serv...

Flydubai resumes flights to Erbil following suspension

25 March 2018

Flydubai has resumed flights to Erbil in Iraq following a suspension of services last year. The low-cost carrier said it will operate a daily service from March 25, adding that the number of passengers travelling between Erbil and Dubai on flydubai has grown by more than 161 percent since the airline launched its flights in 2010.

"The recommencement of flights underscores flydubai's commitment to providing quality services to passengers between Dubai and Erbil," said Hamad Obaidalla, ch...

EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines to resume Erbil flights

25 March 2018

Egypt and Turkey's national carriers will resume flights to the administrative capital of northern Iraq's Kurdish region next month, following an almost six-month ban. In a statement on Saturday, Sherif Ezzat, EgyptAir chairman, said the flagship carrier would fly three flights a week to Erbil as of April 13.

On Friday, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi had announced on Twitter that the country's flag carrier will start regular flights to the Iraqi city on March 26.

SalamAir announces new flight from Muscat for Umrah

18 March 2018

Muscat: SalamAir, Oman's first low-cost carrier has announced the introduction of the first ever direct flights from Muscat to Ta'if. The new seasonal flights from Muscat will commence on May 15 to facilitate Umrah during the Holy Month of Ramadan, with return ticket fares starting from OMR99.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, "Despite its strategic location, pleasant weather and spiritual importance due to its close proximity to the Holy Mosque, Ta'if as a destination, has ...

New airline Check In rule issued for Muscat airport flights

18 March 2018

Muscat: Strict check-in timings for passengers travelling from the new Muscat International Airport have been issued by the Board of Airline Representatives to all travel agents in the Sultanate. Passengers have to report three hours before their flight's scheduled time of departure at the new airport, while those who need to cancel their visas need to report four hours before the time of departure, according to the notice issued. This is applicable for, both, international and domestic flights....

Oman Air introduces new inflight offerings to guests

18 March 2018

Muscat - Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate, has introduced a range of unique on-board services and products on many of its flights. Oman Air is dedicated to providing only the highest quality of service; the redesigned amenity kits with updated products and new features will further enhance the experience for guests flying with the airline. A great deal of care and in depth research has been undertaken by Oman Air to ensure that the on-board service, including amenities, reflect t...

Advisory note on the occasion of the opening of the New Muscat International Airport on 20th March, 2018

18 March 2018

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EgyptAir to Resume Moscow Flights Next Month

18 March 2018

Egypt's national carrier EgyptAir has said it would resume direct flights between Cairo and Moscow on April 12.

The announcement came three days after Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said it would restart flights between the two capitals from April 11.

Safwat Musallam, head of EgyptAir Holding, said on Friday the carrier planned to operate three Cairo-Moscow flights a week.

Jet Airways to fly to Amritsar, Patna from Bengaluru

18 March 2018

Jet Airways will soon fly to Amritsar, Patna and Indore from Bengaluru, the carrier announced on Friday. "The service will be on five days a week to Amritsar via Delhi, six days a week to Indore and daily to Patna starting from the week of March 25," said Jet in a statement here.

"With the addition of these flights, Bengaluru, the fastest growing metro, will have its position reinforced as Jet's third upcoming domestic hub, after Mumbai and Delhi," it said.

Oman Air takes delivery of second Boeing 737 Max

18 March 2018

Oman Air has taken delivery of the second of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s it has on order. The aircraft will allow the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman to continue its growth. The 737 MAX family offers the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market, with eight percent lower operating costs than its main competitor.

Oman Air expects to receive a total of five 737 MAX by September 2018. Configured with 162 seats in two class: 12 in business and 150 in eco...

New Airport clinic launched at the Muscat International Airport

18 March 2018

Muscat: The Airport Clinic in the passenger terminal of the new Muscat International Airport was launched today, announced Oman Airports.

According to Oman Airports' statement online, "The opening of Airport Clinic in the new passenger terminal of Muscat Airport [took place] before commencing operations on March 20, 2018 Oman Airports."

Turkish Airlines finalises firm order for 25 Dreamliners

18 March 2018

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have firmed up an order for 25 of the aircraft manufacturer's 787-9 Dreamliners, with options for a further five. The order was first announced as a commitment last September.

Boeing noted that the twin-aisle B787-9 offers "unmatched" fuel efficiency and range. Turkish Airlines is the 71st customer of the aircraft type. The flag-carrier also ordered three more B777 Freighters in January, following delivery of its first two of that series last year.

Turkish Airlines launches flights to Samarkand

18 March 2018

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines started flights from Istanbul to the historic Central Asian city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan on March 16, according to a company announcement. "Samarkand, part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines," the flag carrier said.

"Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and for centuries one of international trade's most important transportation hubs, has become Tu...

Turkish Airlines signs MOU for 25 Airbus A350 900s

09 January 2018

On Friday, national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) signed an agreement to purchase 25 twin-engine, long-range Airbus A350-900 planes.President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron also attended the signing ceremony, which was to be held with THY Chairman İlker Aycı and Airbus Chairman Tom Enders.

Referring to the agreement at the joint press conference, Erdoğan he hopes the agreement is lucrative for both sides. French President Macron also said THY's agreement...

Turkish Airlines introduces new inflight toys

01 January 2018

Focussed on enhancing its travel experience, Turkish Airlines will completely revamp its selection of in-flight toys introducing new ones made from all-natural materials.

This is in line with the airline's recognition of the possible harmful effects of plastic on both children and the environment. Turkish Airlines is committed to making certain that every aspect of its operation is consistent with its goal of sustainable development and eco-friendly operations.

The new toys, s...

Salam Air to increase flights to Doha

01 January 2018

Muscat: Oman's first budget airline - SalamAir - will increase its frequency to Doha starting from Wednesday."Starting from this Wednesday, Salam Air will increase its frequency to Doha to six flights a week," Salam Air announced on Tuesday.

At the end of November, Salam Air launched its first daily direct flights from Muscat International Airport to Hamad International Airport in Doha with five flights a week.Operating six weekly flights from Muscat International Airport to Hamad Inter...

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc Announce Orders for Four 787 Dream liners

01 January 2018

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners - valued at $1.1 billion at list prices - that will enable Morocco's flag carrier to expand international service.

The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website, include two 787s purchased in December 2016 and two purchased this month.

Royal Air Maroc, which has already taken delivery of five 787-8s, will grow its fleet of fuel-efficient 787s to a total of...

Oman Air offers 50 kg free baggage to Omani students

24 December 2017

Muscat - Oman Air is demonstrating its support to Omani students by continuing to offer them an additional 20kg of free baggage on all international flights originating from Oman. The offer is in addition to the existing 30kg free baggage allowance and is available until the end of 2018, stated a press release. The initiative reflects Oman Air's keenness to support Omani students and positively contribute to keeping the costs of travel with the airline to a minimum. The offer will include all i...

IndiGo becomes first Indian carrier to operate 1000 flights in a day

24 December 2017

IndiGo has achieved a rare feat becoming the first Indian carrier to operate over 1,000 flights in a day across the country. On Friday, the company, which took the delivery of its 31st Airbus A-320 Neo aircraft, reached the milestone with its Flight from Mumbai to Cochin.

With the addition of the latest aircraft under its wings, IndiGo now boasts a massive fleet of 150 Airbus and an ATR aircraft. Reacting to the development, Aditya Ghosh, President IndiGo said, "We are truly excited to ...

Boeing, flydubai finalise 175 737 MAX airplanes

24 December 2017

Muscat: Boeing and flydubai have finalised the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The deal - which includes options for an additional 50 jets - is valued at up to $27 billion at current list prices, said a press release.

Announced as a commitment at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, the deal allows flydubai to take advantage of the 737 MAX family's flexibility and commonality, while using the unique size and range of the MAX 8, MAX 9, a...

Would like to add more flights to India in future_Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker

24 December 2017

ST PETERSBURG - Dec 20, 2017: Qatar Airways today said it would like to add more flights to India in the future as the country is an economic superpower and an important destination for the airline. Addressing a press conference, a day after the launch of its new flight between Doha and Russia's second largest city after Moscow, Qatar Airways group CEO Akbar Al Baker said Indians can take the flight to St Petersburg from Doha as most flight from India arrives at Qatar's capital about two hours ...

First test flight takes off at new Muscat International Airport

24 December 2017

Muscat - December 23, 2017 : A water cannon salute casts a rainbow over flight WY2001, the first trial flight at Oman's new airport, destined to be a jewel in the crown of the Sultanate's plans for a bright future.

The flight took off at 11:15am yesterday and was deemed a total success. It carried the hopes of a nation determined to diversify.

The state-of-the-art international airport is inching its way to opening its doors, with public trials on-going and final checks underw...

KLM launches new World Business Class cabin in Airbus 330 300

24 December 2017

The FINANCIAL -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' first Airbus 330-300 to be fitted with the new World Business Class cabin interior made its first flight over the weekend to Havana (KL723).

The cabin refit for the remaining 20% of KLM's fleet will be completed by the end of 2018. In addition to the new design, there will be full-flat seats and a new inflight entertainment system for all World Business Class passengers to enjoy, according to KLM. The first A330-300 to be fitted with the new W...

Qatar Airways Touches Down at Chiang Mai

20 December 2017

Qatar Airways officially launched flights to Thailand's second biggest city of Chiang Mai. The newly-launched seasonal service to the Thai city will operate a four-times-weekly schedule from Doha, with a flight time of just over six hours.

The Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications, His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti traveled on board the inaugural flight with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and the Thai Ambassador to the...

Oman Air recognised as one of the safest airlines in the world

17 December 2017

Muscat: National carrier Oman Air has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Salalah Airport (SLL). Being the first certified company in Oman, the award confirms the safety of Oman Air ground operations making it globally-recognized as one of the safest airlines.

ISAGO is an internationally-recognized audit programme for ground-handling companies. The pr...

Flydubai launches debut flight to Kilimanjaro

17 December 2017

Dubai-based low-cost carrier Fly Dubai said it has become the first UAE airline to provide direct air links to the Tanzanian city of Kilimanjaro, thus expanding its network in Africa to 12 destinations with 14 flights a week.

With this launch, the Dubai budget airline is offering six flights a week to the Tanzanian city, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam.

The inaugural flight of flydubai touched down yesterday (December 15) landed in Kilimanjaro Intern...