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Saudi Strengths at Dubai Airshow

SAMI, GACA and Many More to Exhibit at Dubai Airshow  Dubai, UAE. 17 March 2019:   Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its growing strength in the aerospace industry with participation of its biggest players in the Dubai Airshow in November this year. Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) are the latest to announce participation joining the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who will also be attending the event for the first time. Other Saudi companies attending the Dubai Airshow include GDC Middle East, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC), Saudi Aerospace Company (SAC) and Saudia Aerospace & Engineering Industries (SAEI). SAMI is a military industry company, launched in May 2017 to act as a sustainable platform to provide ......read more

More than 3000 people visit Emirates A380 at first Saudi International Airshow

DUBAI, U.A.E., 14 March 2019: The Emirates A380 drew in more than 3000 visitors in two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The Emirates A380 was the largest commercial aircraft on display at the milestone event. The aircraft received a royal visit from HRH Sultan bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Saudi Space Agency. HRH was received by Adel Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran for Emirates, who took him through the flagship aircraft’s signature design details and latest onboard products.     The A380 that was on display from 12-13 March was open to both trade visitors and the general public. The Emirates A380 on display featured 14 luxurious First Class suites, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class. Guests ......read more

Riyadh Travel Fair 2019 Edition Set To Be Saudi Arabia's Largest Travel and Tourism

Event on Record   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14 March 2019:   The eleventh Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2019, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry show, will be held from March 28-30 at Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel. It is expected to provide business networking opportunities, seminars, ministerial discussions, and highlight the tourism industry’s achievements of the past 12 months. Additionally, the fair will provide a great opportunity for the general public to gain first-hand information on the latest tourist offerings and special deals from around the world. The 2019 edition will be the biggest one to date, with an increase in both the number of exhibitors and expected higher visitor numbers. Over 300 exhibitors representing more than 55 countries will take part this year.  “Last year the RTF ......read more

The Emirates A380 to take centre stage at the Saudi International Airshow

DUBAI, U.A.E., 23 February 2019: Emirates will be showcasing its flagship Airbus A380 for two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow. The popular double-decker aircraft will be on display on March 12th and 13th at Al Thumamah Airport in Riyadh, giving visitors the opportunity to tour its interior and experience its award-winning products across all classes, including Emirates’ refreshed OnBoard Lounge. The airshow is the first international aviation and aerospace exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran for Emirates airline said: “Emirates is proud to be part of the Saudi International Airshow, a milestone event which will help connect the global aviation and aerospace industry to the Kingdom of Saudi ......read more

Turkish Airlines introduces its new The LEGO® Movie 2 Inflight Safety Video, before moving its monumental new home base, Istanbul Airport.

14th February 2019 Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original safety video. It stars characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019.  Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever LEGO passenger safety video, which was also inspired by the LEGO Movie franchise.  The video topped the viral charts with 20 million views in just one month and then brought home the gold at the 2018 Clio Entertainment Awards. In tandem ......read more

Turkish Airlines reached the 80.2% Load Factor in December 2018.

January 14, 2019:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. Growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines at the end of the year as well.    According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;  Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.  In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, domestic load factor reached to 84%. International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 3% approximately, while the ......read more

19 reasons to fly with British Airways in 2019

January 08, 2019:  British Airways’ new year’s resolution is to provide its customers with even more quality and choice in every cabin on every route -  with a £6.5bn investment and 19 great reasons to look forward to flying with the airline in 2019.    Here are some of the reasons to fly with British Airways this year: The January sale – on now. Bag a bargain to dozens of top global destinations. Do it now, before everyone else does.  New routes. Customers can try out the airline’s new routes to Charleston y’all, with Pittsburgh, Osaka, Kos and Corsica, Ljubljana, Montpellier, among others. It’s the airline’s most extensive route network in more than a decade.    New aircraft. Customers can fly on one of the carrier’s 15 plush new ......read more

Fresh island breeze in Switzerland? Get to know the most surprising experiences in Switzerland from Lakefront fun in summers to alpine wonderland in winter!

IMAGES: https://we.tl/t-riYunpUUUZ   December 06, 2018:  Charm, atmosphere and pure relaxation are guaranteed when visiting Switzerland.  Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Summer while Island hopping in Ascona-Locarno, create your very own watch in Geneva or challenge your taste buds by tasting over 30 different kind of chocolates in Zurich. During the colder months, visit Switzerland to indulge in world-class skiing and the ultimate spa experiences set in true winter wonderlands.   ISLAND FEELING IN ASCONA-LOCARNO   Enjoy stunningly beautiful Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore with their diverse botanical gardens. Easy to reach by boat from Ascona or Locarno, the islands feature exotic flowers and plants as well as a gourmet restaurant set in a historical villa. The perfect base to discover ......read more

Turkish Airlines reached 83.4% Load Factor in October

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 3 points to 83.2%, and domestic Load Factor reached to ......read more

Etihad Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Announce Codeshare Partnership and Further Cooperation

Codeshare to cover 41 destinations on the two carriers’ networks Etihad Airways Engineering to provide select maintenance services for SAUDIA fleet at Abu Dhabi hub Discussions taking place to explore commercial cargo joint opportunities Plans to offer reciprocal ‘earn and burn’ on frequent flyer programmes October 22, 2018:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi national flag carrier, Saudia, have announced a new codeshare partnership, providing customers with access to more than 40 leisure and business destinations in the home markets and across the world.   In addition to the codeshare agreement, the two carriers also announced plans for greater commercial cooperation in other fields, including frequent flyer programme benefits, cargo, and ......read more

Jeddah Airport delegation applauds Dubai Customs' experience in facilitating travel and maintaining security

October 13, 2018:   A Saudi delegation from the customs of King Abdul Azziz International Airport in Jeddah highly applauded the high advanced level Dubai Customs has reached. During their visit to the Passenger Operations Department in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, the Saudi visitors expressed admiration and willingness to benefit from the knowledge and experience Dubai Customs has in this field.  Customs Director General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said they are visiting Dubai International Airport to learn about the best practices applied by Dubai Customs to serve passengers and facilitate their arrivals and departures. The visitors toured the sections of the Passenger Operations Department and viewed the latest technologies and devices used in thwarting smuggling ......read more

Saudi Arabia Requires 8800 Pilots by 2024

MEBAA Conference Jeddah Highlights Industry Opportunities Saudi Arabia, 05 September, 2018:   The MEBAA Conference Jeddah took place yesterday at the Jeddah Hilton, and brought together the business aviation industry from the region. Speaking at the event, Captain Bander Khaldi, Managing Director, National Aviation Academy, said that Saudi Arabia will require 8800 pilots and 11700 technicians by 2024 due to attrition replacement and fleet growth. During his presentation, he described the development plans for the academy, with a focus on how it will aim to meet the country’s need. This followed a keynote speech from Dr Sami Alsrisari, Deputy Assistant President, Aviation Standards and Director, Safety and Risk, General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). “It’s an honour to be part of the MEBAA Conference ......read more

Airbus and STC Specialized team up to make the Hajj 2018 safer

Reliable secure communication infrastructure has contributed to a fearless stay of more than two million pilgrims at the holy sites in Makkah, Saudi Arabia    Dubai, UAE – 2 September 2018:   Together with the telecom companies STC Specialized and House of Invention International (HOI) in Saudi Arabia, Airbus has supplied secure communication infrastructure to the security staff protecting this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.  “Our reliable critical communication infrastructure plays a vital role in making sure that the government’s security personnel could fully perform their security tasks. STC Specialized has put their trust in us and we look forward to forging similar collaboration with them in the near future,” said Selim Bouri, Vice-President and Head of Middle ......read more

Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies Hosts Royal Saudi Air Force

5 August 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports is hosting delegates candidates from the Royal Saudi Air Force at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) for a series of selected aviation training sessions. The trainee will benefit from knowledge-sharing exercises covering areas related to safety and security, forming part of the close cooperation between the aviation sectors and industries of both countries.  Sultan Al Mansoori, Acting General Manager GCAS said: “This training session, held at our Regional Centre of Excellence, is an important step in bolstering our aviation ties with our peers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The selection of GCAS as the training provider for the Royal Saudi Air Force demonstrates its position as a leading regional aviation training institution, and Abu Dhabi’s ......read more

Airbus unveils winners of its ‘Entaliq in KSA' initiative

Under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology The initiative identifies and incubates top entrepreneurial talent and ventures from the aerospace and aviation sector  Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018:  The winners of the ‘Entaliq in KSA’ initiative have been announced today at a ceremony held under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh.   In line with the Saudi Vision 2030, ‘Entaliq in KSA’ in partnership with TAQNIA Aeronautics and Saudi Arabian Airlines is an initiative that empowers entrepreneurial talent from the aerospace sector.   A day before the closing ......read more

Airbus to reveal winners of the second edition of ‘Entaliq in KSA'

Under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr.Turki Bin Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology The initiative identifies and incubates top entrepreneurial talents and ventures from the aerospace sector in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh, KSA – 04 July, 2018:   Airbus has announced that the closing ceremony of ‘Entaliq in KSA’ initiative, held in partnership with TAQNIA Aeronautics and Saudi Arabian Airlines, will take place on 9th July 2018, at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh. The ceremony will be held under the patronage and in attendance of His Highness Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. The top 10 finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to ......read more

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Expands Further in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Millennium Madinah Airport

Saudi Arabia, June 25, 2018:   Millennium Hotels and Resorts have furthered their expansion into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of Millennium Madinah Airport. Designed to provide pilgrims and visitors a luxurious accommodation in the city, the 5-star property features 227 magnificent rooms and is located at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport.  Situated 30 minutes drive from the center of Al Madinah al-Munawwarah, the “City of Prophet” and second holiest city in Islam after Makkah, Millennium Madinah Airport has also been designed for business ¬ – with four distinguished meeting spaces hosting up to 75 guests.  Divided into categories such as Deluxe Room, Superior Room, Club Room and Executive Suite; the hotel features 227 rooms dressed in rich furnishings, warm colours ......read more

Facilities Management in Aviation

Initial Saudi Group wins Riyadh Airport FM Contract Saudi Arabia, June 5, 2018:  This month, leading KSA Facilities Management heavyweight, Initial Saudi Group announced that they have won the FM Cleaning contract for Riyadh Airport, despite stiff competition from at least five other FM companies. Initial Saudi Group have been appointed to take on the responsibility of all cleaning and janitorial services for Riyadh Airport, which comprises of three terminals (T1, T2 and T5 as well as two principal administration and support buildings and possibly a further two terminals that are currently under renovation, to be added later.  Riyadh Airport is the second largest airport after Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is considered as the air gateway for the Kingdom.  There are approximately 40 Airlines that use the ......read more

Dammam Airports Company and Serco Middle East sign contract to provide Fire and Rescue Services at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam

Saudi Arabia, May 23, 2018:  Dammam Airports Company (DACO) has awarded a 10-year contract to Serco for the provision of fire and rescue services at Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the first Saudi airport to leverage an international service provider’s expertise in firefighting systems.   DACO CEO, Mr.Turki Al Jawini, said, “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with Serco through this new contract. By combining Serco’s expertise as a globally recognised fire and rescue service provider with Dammam Airports Company’s ambition, our objective is to serve as one of the effective enablers in the transformation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector in line with Vision 2030. The collaboration will also help us contribute to the growth of the Eastern ......read more

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Expands Network Infrastructure Worldwide

Airline selects SITA for cloud support for its 200 offices worldwide across 60 countries JEDDAH – 30 April 2018 – Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected SITA to support its strategic expansion plans by introducing modern, world-class IT infrastructure across 200 of the airline’s offices located in 100 cities and airports in 60 countries.  The solution will support the airline’s global IT infrastructure which connects all SAUDIA outstations with its headquarters and various data centers worldwide. SITA, the IT provider to the air transport industry, will introduce its unique ATI Cloud solution, which will allow SAUDIA to manage and distribute its business applications, information and business services on-demand, anywhere in the world. The ......read more

10th Riyadh Travel Fair Opens Today

- Saudi Arabia’s largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event opens with 300 exhibitors from 55 countries – (Riyadh, 11 April 2018) – Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2018, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, opened its doors for the tenth consecutive year in Riyadh yesterday evening, April 10, 2018, with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries. The fair, organised by ASAS Exhibition and Conference Organizing Company, is being held at Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Al Faisaliah Hotel, from April 10 to 13, 2018. The fair was inaugurated by Mr. Hamad Ali Alshowair, Vice chairman of the board of directors of Riyadh chamber. The four-day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and the recognition of twelve months of ......read more

Lufthansa Group achieves best result in its history

Results for 2017 Adjusted EBIT increased around 70 percent to some EUR 3 billion Adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 percentage points to 8.4 percent Earnings growth primarily driven by the Group’s airlines (including cargo) Revenues up 12.4 percent to EUR 35.6 billion Unit costs further reduced 60 percent higher dividend proposed at EUR 0.80 per share Outlook for 2018 Stable unit revenue development expected Unit costs to be further reduced by 1 to 2 percent Higher fuel costs of some EUR 700 million expected to be largely compensated by improved operating performance Adjusted EBIT for the year expected to be only slightly below its record in 2017 “Our endeavors of the past few years are paying off. Our modernization has a sustainable impact. We have achieved the best result in the history ......read more

Riyadh Travel Fair 2018 Edition Set To Be Saudi Arabia's Largest Travel and Tourism Event on Record

Saudi Arabia’s largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event expected to receive over 30,000 visitors  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11 March 2018:   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s largest travel trade event showcasing more than 270 exhibitors, national pavilions and seminars set to welcome an anticipated 30,000 visitors. Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2018, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, will open its doors for the tenth consecutive year, with the 2018 edition to be located at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh from 10th– 13th April 2018. The four day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and the recognition of twelve months of the tourism industry’s achievements. The 2018 edition will be the largest ......read more

Airbus inspires young Saudi innovators during ‘Entaliq in KSA' workshop

Aerospace experts shared their insights with aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Riyadh, KSA, 1 March, 2018:  Airbus announced the successful conclusion of its insightful aviation workshop in Riyadh, part of its ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme that aims to present aspiring Saudi entrepreneurs with a brief yet rich perspective on innovations in the global aerospace industry.   The workshop, held at Airbus offices in Riyadh, was attended by 15 young innovators. During the session a number of aviation experts shared their insights and experiences with the Saudi entrepreneurs. The event was attended by key partners of the ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme including TAQNIA Aeronautics, Rockwell Collins, Altran, Qotuf, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Aviation Australia ......read more

Lockheed Martin Highlights Expanding Saudi footprint at AFED

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 18, 2018 –   Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be showcasing its advanced portfolio of defense, energy and technology capabilities at The Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements & Capabilities (AFED), taking place in Riyadh from 25 February-3 March. A security partner to the Kingdom for over fifty years, Lockheed Martin is seeking new collaborations with local suppliers to promote Saudi Arabia’s flourishing industrial ecosystem. During AFED, Lockheed Martin will engage with key local customers and demonstrate its long-term commitment to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030. The American aerospace giant will highlight its aviation, space and defense technologies, as well as cutting-edge systems and solutions at the exhibition hosted by The ......read more

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HMH Signs 5-Star ‘Coral Al Madina Hotel' in KSA with Mobarak Hotels Group…

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Anjum Hotel Makkah contributes to tourism for religious goals…

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Elaf Group pursues Saudi Tourism awareness through Turkey and Jordan exhibitions…

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HMH Appoints New GM At Coral Al Khobar Hotel in KSA…

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Millennium targets GCC families with winter weekend package…

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Etihad Rail signs MoU with GIBCA Crusher…

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A total of 164 business jets are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 45 of which have been added since the year 2000. Compared with the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia currently represents 35% of all registered jets in the region. Riyadh, 10 April 2014: A new report on business aviation in Saudi Arabia was revealed at the Middle East Business Aviation Conference (MEBAC) in Riyadh by ......read more

Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia to discuss space commercialization at the Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit…

4 April, 2014- Abu Dhabi, UAE: It was announced today that leading aviation, industry and education figures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate at Abu Dhabi’s second Global Aerospace Summit. Among the attendees are H.H. Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud, Vice President of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) and Sulaiman Abdullah ......read more

British Airways Launches New Aircraft and Daily Flights from Jeddah…

Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2014:  British Airways bolstered its commitment to Saudi Arabia with the introduction of a Boeing 777-200 on its Jeddah route. The aircraft, complete with the airline’s award winning First class cabin, touched down at King Abdulaziz International Airport yesterday morning.   Jeddah customers will also benefit from an increased flight schedule with daily ......read more

Makkah confident in steady business growth with convenient room occupancy rates…

March 6, 2014: The city of Makkah Al Mukarramah has expressed confidence in continuing to enjoy steady business growth—further bolstered with the thriving presence of convenient room occupancy rates. In fact, the city has witnessed an influx of new hotels, including leading hotel brands, offering more hotel rooms to meet the demand for pilgrims coming to visit Makkah for their annual Hajj ......read more

Alpen Capital predicts strong growth for the GCC Aviation sector…

Dubai, March 3, 2014: Alpen Capital today announced the publication of its GCC Aviation Industry Report which provides a perspective of the GCC aviation sector by presenting the current industry status, key market dynamics, and scope for future growth. It examines the key sub-segments of the aviation market by identifying fundamental growth drivers, significant challenges, and recent trends. ......read more

Saudi Arabian Airlines celebrates 50th anniversary of Flying to Dubai…

Under the patronage of His Highness Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Saud President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Saudia; Saudi Arabian Airlines celebrates 50th anniversary of Flying to Dubai Dubai, UAE February 18, 2014:Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) will celebrate the golden jubilee of its operation to Dubai on Wednesday (February 19, 2014). A ceremony ......read more

Eurofighter Typhoon Marks Delivery of 400th Aircraft…

• 400th Eurofighter Typhoon goes to German Air Force • Aircraft now established as reliable and proven backbone of six Air Forces • Over 210,000 flying hours achieved worldwide The 400th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered to the Programme's worldwide customer base. The German Air Force took delivery of the 400th aircraft on Wednesday 4th December 2013 ......read more

Final countdown to 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show begins…

Fun-filled UAE National Day weekend for families on-the-ground and in-the-air Abu Dhabi, UAE. November 28, 2013:  Four elite military teams, seven daredevil aerobatic teams, two solo fighter-jet displays, a jet school bus and the famous indigenous Fazza skydiving team are all set to thrill and excite visitors to the 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture ......read more

545,376 Egyptian pilgrims visit Makkah & Madina …

Jeddah, November 20, 2012 /- The Saudi government regulated the number of pilgrims during this Ummrah and Hajj season this year due to large-scale construction works at Makkah and Madina. The move was motivated by the government's intention to ensure optimal conditions for a more manageable number. Nevertheless, the Egyptian pilgrims registered a high turnout of 545,376.  Yousef Abdul ......read more

Blast from the past at Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2013…

BAE Systems to display World War II Spitfire Abu Dhabi, UAE. November 14, 2013: BAE Systems, silver sponsor of the 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show, will be bringing a World War II Spitfire aircraft to the event – the biggest sporting extravaganza in Abu Dhabi's Oasis City - adding retro-glamour to the sky high line up at the Al Ain International Airport from November 30-December 2. The ......read more

The Red Arrows to Loop in to ‘Oasis City' at 10th Al Ain Aerobatic Show…

World's premier aerobatic team to enthrall visitors over UAE's 42nd National Day weekend Abu Dhabi, UAE. October 30, 2013: November 30 will be a red letter day in Al Ain as the world's most famous aerobatic display team, The Red Arrows, performs a thrilling display for the 10th edition of the Al Ain Aerobatic Show organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu ......read more

Instagram Photos Capturing the Spiritual Experience of Hajj…

Hajj hash-tag Dubai, UAE, October 28, 2013 – Every year, between the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, more than three million Muslims make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, or pilgrimage. This year Instagram showed a magnificent number of ‘likes' by many different individuals who shared and captured the beautiful spiritual experience of Hajj. Instagram helped ......read more

Qatar Airways holidays offers Eid al Fitr getaway packages…

E-Brochure Holiday Selection Tool Makes For Easy Browsing Of Holiday Packages Online Attractive Offers To Exciting Destinations Including Seychelles, Disneyland Paris, Bangkok Simple Booking Options Available Online Or At Newly Opened Holiday Sales Boutiques 30 July 2013. DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of Qatar Airways, has unveiled their top 20 ......read more

ACTS on track for timely completion of concrete quality control in Jeddah's King Abdulaziz ...…

• Two millions cubic meters of concrete at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah already tested by ACTS    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; July 21, 2013: Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), a consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has revealed that it has recently completed testing of two million cubic meters ......read more

Dubai World Central unveils new state-of-the-art storage facility project in Logistics District…

[UAE, June 16, 2013] Dubai World Central (DWC), the world's first purpose-built aerotropolis, has today announced that a new state-of-the-art storage facility owned by RSA-TALKE is being constructed in DWC's Logistics District. Built to international safety and quality standards and equipped with separate sections for chemical storage, the new facility will offer definite logistical ......read more

Lufthansa operates strongest Middle East schedule ever…

More seats from Dubai – More flights from Saudi Arabia – 50 years in Kuwait This summer Lufthansa offers more flights than ever from the Middle East to Europe, the Americas and rest of the world via its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. In 2012, more than 400,000 passengers chose Lufthansa for flights between Dubai, Abu Dhabi and over 200 destinations worldwide and vice versa. For the ......read more

Leading Private Aviation Company, NasJet launches ‘Corporate Aviation Program' at the Euromoney ...…

NasJet, the largest and fastest growing private aviation company in the Middle East will be exhibiting at the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference on the 7-8th May 2013. The company will showcase some of the unique products and services available to companies based in Saudi Arabia, supporting their dynamic growth and increasing productivity. NasJet is launching the ‘Corporate Aviation ......read more

nasair to be first Middle East and North African airline to launch passenger operations from Dubai ...…

Dubai, UAE, 07 May 2013 - nasair, Saudi Arabia's national carrier, today announced that it will be the first Middle East and North African airline to launch passenger operations from the new Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai's second airport and the world's first purpose-built aerotropolis on 28 October 2013. The airline also shared remarkable growth figures among attendees of the 20th ......read more

QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION ON THREE CONTINENTS…

Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa, Clark Airport In The Philippines And Newest USA Gateway Of Philadelphia To Join Global Network Pakistan Frequency Increases 60 Per Cent From June 1 6 May 2013:- Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Qatar Airways today announced route expansion on three continents together with a huge increase in capacity in Pakistan as part of the Doha-based carrier's ......read more

Saudi national carrier nasair to exhibit at ATM 2013…

Dubai, UAE, 05 May 2013 - nasair, Saudi Arabia's national carrier, is gearing up to exhibit at the Middle East's pinnacle travel trade fair - Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2013. The Saudi national carrier will have a dedicated stand showcasing its services, fares and latest offers. Commenting on the announcement, nasair's Chief Executive Officer, Captain François Bouteiller, said: ......read more

QATAR AIRWAYS PREPARES FOR MAJOR PRESENCE AT ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET IN DUBAI…

Airline To Hold Press Conference On First Day Of Event Carrier Exhibits On Stand ME 4240AtDubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre 4 May 2013, Dubai, UAE – Qatar Airways will have a major presence at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, a four day event that attracts the crème de la crème of the travel industry from around the world.  The airlinereturns this ......read more

Turkish Airlines strengthen GCC tourist arrivals with new ‘Winter in Turkey' campaign…

• Competitive prices, promotions and loyalty offers complemented by award-winning on board service • Highlights Turkey's growing position as global hub for winter tourism • Focus on cultural offering, winter sports, local cuisine, stunning scenery and Turkish hospitality • Over 20 skiing destinations provide winter sport facilities for five ......read more

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