Saturday 18 November 2017

Qatar visitor arrivals plunge 55pc

Visitor arrivals to Qatar plunged 55 per cent between May and June, and were still down 55 per cent year-on-year (y/y) in September, said the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) in its latest Economic Update. Visitors from the Gulf typically account for around half of all arrivals to Q


Flydubai places $27bn order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Dubai-based flydubai today announced a commitment to a $27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet.     This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows or


Aviareps to promote tourism to Latvia in GCC

Aviareps, a leading airline and tourism representation company, has been appointed by Latvia’s Spare Travel, a luxury, customer focused tour operator and destination management company (DMC), as its representative in the GCC states.   The appointment, whic


11-hour brunch indulgence at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

Dubai’s Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo will play host to an extensive 11-hour brunch on November 24, kickstarting the festive season.     Michelin Star chef Alfredo Russo along with 23 of the best chefs of Dubai’s leading restaurants will take di


Gulf Air, Safran partner on landing systems

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain and Safran, a systems provider in the aerospace industry have signed an agreement to equip the airline’s new incoming fleet of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 12 Airbus A320neo with Safran landing systems wheels and brakes. Gulf Air


Egyptair to lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Egyptair, the national flag of Egypt, is leasing the airplanes from Dublin-based AerCap, the world's largest 787 customer with more than 115 787s owned or on order.   "The 787 Dreamliner has built a reputation for reliability, operational efficiency and


Cypriot group J&P wins Fujairah luxury resort deal

Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi, a leading real estate investment and development company in the UAE, has awarded the construction and infrastructure works contract for the entire 63,677-sq-m site of The Address Fujairah Resort + Spa to Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P), a Cypriot building, civil and


AccorHotels to manage new hotel in Oman

Oman Hotels and Tourism Company has signed an agreement with global hotel chain AccorHotels for the operation and management of Novotel Hotel, a four-star hotel in the Al Khuwair area, a report said. The agreement was signed by Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Khonji, chairman of Oman Hot


Air Arabia signs engine support pact for A320 Fleet

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier in Mena, has signed a long-term, full engine support contract for its growing Airbus A320 fleet with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), a MRO provider. Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier in Mena, h


Boeing, RJ announce pilot training agreement

Boeing and Royal Jordanian Airlines have announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show the carrier has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide Royal Jordanian with a comprehensive training solution, including pilot t

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