Sharjah Airport’s expansion plans


As Sharjah prepares to receive 20 million passengers by 2027, its billion dirham expansion plan is underway to make it one of the most unique airports in the region. His Excellency Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority shares the plan for ATM this year. TT Bureau Q What …

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Oman Air shines bright in Dubai

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Dubai is one of the most growing markets for Oman Air due to the relationship between the two countries and the borders they share in several areas. Shahzad Naqvi, Country Manager– Dubai and Northern Emirates, Oman Air shares details about how the carrier has steadily been benchmarking Dubai as an …

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SalamAir’s Dubai office opens doors

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SalamAir’s recent partnership with Smart Travel was celebrated in a ceremony attended by Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO, SalamAir. The cost is to be kept at minimal rates for travellers’ affordability. Shehara Rizly SalamAir started off operations about 14 months ago with flights to Dubai, Karachi, Salalah, Multan, Sohar, Doha, Shiraz …

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Etihad at Special Olympics


Etihad is the sponsor of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 and Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The airline’s CEO Peter Baumgartner, talks on hospitality. TT Bureau Q) Why is Etihad Airways sponsoring the Special Olympics? As the national carrier of the UAE, we are proud to …

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Indulge in luxury onboard


Known to have the youngest fleet in the world, SaudiGulf Airlines, the unique boutique airline in the Gulf, launched its maiden international operations in Dubai last month. TT Bureau At a time when more lowcost carriers are ruling the skies, SaudiGulf becomes a unique player to follow suit not only …

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Welcome to Dubai South’s Aviation District


As the world’s first master-planned airport city, Dubai South is concentrating on building state-of-the-art infrastructure around the Al Maktoum International, thus creating a thriving aviation ecosystem. The Aviation District provides a specialised business environment that meets all the needs of the aviation industry. TT BUREAU Aviation District, the integrated aerospace …

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Two new routes on RwandAir

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The national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda announced plans to commence flight operations in Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. TT BUREAU RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare. The Abuja flight to be tagged to the …

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Ryanair spreads ME wings


David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair tells TravTalk about the airline’s network plans in the region and beyond. TT BUREAU Q) Tell us about Ryanair operations around the world? Ryanair is Europe’s top airline, carrying over 130m customers per annum on more than 2,000 daily flights from 87 bases, connecting …

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Gearing up for talent acquisition by 2020


As Dubai hit over 100,000 hotel rooms last year, it expects a lot more to be launched this year. Human resources or talent search in the hospitality industry plays a pivotal role during this phase, insists Judy Hou, Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. SHEHARA RIZLY Q) Do …

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