AVIATION

Why savvy US fliers prefer Air Canada

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Air Canada operates three weekly flights between Dubai and Toronto and offers connections to more than 100 destinations in Canada and the United States. Deepu Cyriac, Country Manager – UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman, tells TravTalk about the airline’s new routes and expansion plans. TT BUREAU Air Canada, has turned …

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1st Travel Tuesday in Dubai

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Travel Tuesday is a networking event where various destinations and airlines can meet and network with corporates, MICE and travel trade. The inaugural session will be hosted with Singapore Tourism and Singapore Airlines on October 17, at the Taj Hotel Dubai. According to the organiser of the event Ashwin Singh, …

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Air India spreading its wings far and wide

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Although last year witnessed many challenges across the field of aviation, Air India continued its journey as the leader of the skies venturing out to new destinations and ensuring their rapid growth trajectory. The regional office in the UAE has been one of the most active hubs across the network. …

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Jazeera Airways soars higher

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Rohit Ramachandran, CEO, Jazeera Airways, shares the airline’s growth plan. The airline holds the number 2 position in the world for OTP. Jazeera Airways has grown exponentially, thanks to their innovative spirit, customer-centric approach and operational excellence. According to a new accreditation programme launched by world’s leading air travel intelligence …

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Flying with RwandAir wings

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An astute marketer, an aviation professional, a travel management expert and a strategist is how Timothy Njihia, Country Manager – UAE, RwandAir, describes himself. He is driven by his sense of responsibility and has also imbibed an attitude of confronting challenges head-on and providing solutions. Timothy Njihia comes with a …

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Phuket: 300th for Turkish Airlines

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The global carrier launched its direct, four weekly flights from Istanbul to one of the most prominent tourist destinations, Phuket, from July 17, 2017. The inaugural Turkish Airlines’ flight from Istanbul landed at 8.55 am at the Phuket International Airport (HKT) and was welcomed by a customary water cannon salute. …

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Emirates’ new lounge at Boston

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Emirates opened its 41st lounge at Boston Logan International Airport, in a bid to extend its global network of dedicated airport lounges. It is aimed at providing premium flyers with a seamless and enjoyable journey from start to finish. The Emirates Lounge, which marked a soft opening in April 2017, …

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Abu Dhabi-Manila to resume from Oct 31, 2017

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Suspended earlier to take route assessment initiatives, Philippine Airlines will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Manila from Oct 31. Effective October 31, 2017, the Philippine Airlines will resume its non-stop thrice weekly service between Abu Dhabi to Manila to cope with the ever-increasing demand. In May 2017, the airline …

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Unstable oil prices: Boon or bane?

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Aviation industry leaders highlight key challenges and opportunities for aviation industry during the 5th Global Airport Leaders Forum at the Airport Show in Dubai WTC. Organised by CAPA—Centre for Aviation and hosted by Reed Exhibitions, the 5th Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) was recently held at Dubai World Trade Centre …

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BA gifts new First Wing to ME flyers

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British Airways recently announced a number of investment plans to enhance Middle Eastern customers’ experience, the most important being the launch of its new First Wing at the Heathrow Airport. Robert Williams, Head of Sales for ME and Asia Pacific, talks about the efforts taken to drive the airline’s regional …

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