Tuesday 26 September 2017

Qatar Airways, Boeing in $2.1bn deal for 6 jets

Boeing and Qatar Airways have announced an order for two 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The airline also received the first of its 747-8 Freighters at a delivery ceremony attended by Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Gro


Flyadeal launches first flight

Flyadeal, the newly established low fare airline in Saudi Arabia, launched its first commercial flight on Saudi National Day, said a report. The flight took off from Jeddah to Riyadh, where a press conference was held before it returned to Jeddah, said a report in


New Sharjah hotel to define heritage living

Scheduled for completion in 2018, Al Bait, Sharjah is set to define heritage living in the UAE’s cultural hub, while taking a leading role in showcasing the region’s rich cultural identity. The luxury five-star hotel project is designed to be a prestigious hospitality


Millennium Plaza Dubai’s lobby undergoes renovation

Millennium Plaza Dubai, a luxury accommodation along Sheikh Zayed Road, is currently witnessing an extensive renovation in its lobby, with a chic refurbished earthly brown and yellow palette, bringing a fresh new look to this city property. The reception desk, which is the first


Emirates service to Tunis becomes daily

Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Tunis by increasing the frequency of flights between Dubai and Tunis from six to seven a week, starting October 30. The additional Dubai – Tunis flight will be operated every Monday with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offerin


Swiss-Belhotel to debut in Makkah

Hospitality group Swiss-Belhotel International has signed a new property in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, marking its debut in the holy city. Featuring 525 rooms, Swiss-Belhotel Al Aziziya Makkah is owned by Cardamom International Property Management and is located in the rapidly expandi


AccorHotels surpasses 100 hotel mark in the Middle East

AccorHotels, a leading hospitality group, has surpassed 100 hotels in operation across its Middle East portfolio, with the opening of 12 landmark properties in its economy, midscale, upscale and luxury segments thus far in 2017. The number of hotel openings this year exceeds the


Qatar Airways rolls out world's first double bed on flight

Qatar Airways is taking its passenger experience to a whole new level with the unveiling of the world's first double beds in business class, said a report. Passengers flying from London to Doha in the airline's QSuite will be able to create a fully flat double bed by recl


Delta continues its expansion in Paris

Delta Air Lines customers in France will benefit from a wider choice next year with the launch of new non-stop flights to Los Angeles and Indianapolis as well as additional service to Detroit. The flights will be operated in cooperation with Delta Air Lines’ joint venture p


Air France unveils trendy new airline

Air France has unveiled a new subsidiary airline named Joon that will specifically target "the young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology." The new airline will start operating medium-haul flights fr

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