AVIATION

Etihad offers to experience 190+ nations

Etihad Airways is giving all of its guests travelling into or via Abu Dhabi a complimentary ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai, the biggest cultural gathering in the world. The spectacular event, taking place between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, will welcome the world to the UAE. Visitors can …

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Qatar Airways, Sabre join hands

Sabre Corporation and Qatar Airways are now finalising a new distribution deal that will provide long-term access to the airline’s content through the Sabre travel marketplace. Qatar Airways intends to strengthen its partnership with Sabre to take advantage of its global reach and leading position in corporate travel for the …

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Air Charter: The future of travel

One of the myths of private flight is that luxury drives the decision to fly private. Right after that comes the notion that this service is only for the super-rich. Well, that is not entirely true. Time is the main reason people choose to fly private. Now more than ever, …

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Borders reopen for summer

As restrictions ease in Europe, most GCC travellers can look forward to resuming their travel plans once again this summer. The vaccination drive has expedited the process and travellers from the UAE can travel to almost 20 destinations including Europe. Travel professionals from tourism boards, airlines & travel agencies share …

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Reviving the aviation industry

The most disrupted industry during the pandemic was the aviation industry, however, the industry is adapting to new technologies that could help them to achieve a much faster recovery than expected. Greater collaboration across borders, technological development and commercial competition will secure the industry in these challenging times. Adoption of …

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Travel demand to grow by Q4 2021

The President of Emirates Sir Tim Clark recently shared that the demand for air travel could come back at a ‘staggering rate’ by Q4 2021, if the vaccine programme beats the virus. He further reiterated that the low cost carriers would benefit especially from intra-European travel and domestic travel at …

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DXB enhances traveller confidence

A seamless travel journey is a key element always highlighted by Dubai Airports. Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has set security and safety requirements that all airports in the UAE and its strategic partners work to ensure the safety of everyone. The requirements include obtaining a negative …

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Dreams take flight @ Cebu Pacific

The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul,” so goes the saying. As the world celebrates World Pilots’ Day, get to know three dedicated aviation professionals and proud pilots of Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, with which one of its pillars …

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Restoring passenger confidence

Starting off 25 years ago with just four aircrafts, today Cebu Pacific’s fleet has grown to 74 serving many domestic & international destinations with Dubai as a key long-haul point for eight years reaching over 190 mn passengers. During the pandemic Cebu Pacific has been tirelessly working to ensure the …

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Driving new cost efficiencies

The COVID-19 pandemic has refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 as revenue plunged and the industry faced new health and operational requirements needed to keep flying. Making the check-in process completely touchless is now the main priority for airports and airlines to help protect passengers and …

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