AVIATION

IATA on COVID-19’s financial impact

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the financial impact of the novel COVID-19, a public health emergency on the global air transport industry. IATA now sees 2020 global revenue losses for the passenger business between $63 billion and $113 billion (in a scenario where COVID-19 is …

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DXB retains number one title

Dubai International (DXB) retained its position as the world’s number one hub for international passengers for the sixth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2019 reaching 86.4 million, 6 million more than the nearest rival London Heathrow. India retained its position as the top destination country for DXB by passenger …

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Turkish Airlines soars high

Flying to almost 319 destinations around the globe Turkish Airlines has established itself as the airline with the maximum number of destinations. The year 2019 was a fruitful year with the launching of flights from Sharjah to Istanbul and the opening of the new airport in Istanbul. Emre Ismailoglu, General …

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Philippine Airlines serving the nation

Philippine Airlines has been serving to secure better connections all around the globe for almost 79 years, ever since the airlines’ first flight took off in March 1941. The airline now aims to expand its network with additional flights and is seeking to attain the goal of putting the Philippines …

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Accessible travel, a win-win for all

Lower costs for flying, budget holidays, and the ubiquity of the internet have contributed to more choices, greater accessibility and unprecedented demand. Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont, Managing Director of Amadeus Gulf shares insights on accessible travel with TRAVTALK. What do people with special accessibility needs seek while planning a trip? While …

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Turkish adds Xi’an to its network

Offering its guests the opportunity to fly directly to 126 countries from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines added Xi’an, the Chinese city with 3,000 years of history, to its flight network on Dec 30. Xi’an became the flag carrier’s fourth destination in Mainland China and the 318th destination in the world. The …

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Showcasing Turkey’s modern art

A selection from the Istanbul Modern Collection can be seen at the Turkish Airlines lounge in the airline’s brand new hub, Istanbul Airport. Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Modern have entered into a partnership to introduce Turkey’s modern art to the world. TT Bureau Flying to over 311 destinations in 124 …

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Pegasus’ flight from Istanbul to RAK

A new commercial route operated by Pegasus was launched recently between Istanbul and Ras Al Khaimah. Turkey is one of the leading outbound destinations for the UAE and this new route option will further enhance the traffic between the two cities and beyond. TT Bureau Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development …

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Emirates’ global growth plan

Emirates is adapting quickly to ensure it is ahead of the curve via digital and mobile channel design and functionality. Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Gulf, Middle East and Central Asia, Emirates, shares with TTME plans and strategies for the year 2020. TT Bureau Could you …

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