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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Jet Airways celebrates a decade in the Gulf


India’s premier private carrier, Jet Airways celebrates a milestone of having flown over 25 million guests over the past decade between the Gulf region and India. Connecting with some of the most important cities and states in India, Jet Airways aspires to further enhance their operations in the Gulf region. …

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Turkish soars high in European skies

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Achieving a net profit of $939 million in Q3, 2017, the highest in the airline’s history, Turkish Airlines is on its way to become the paramount leader in the European sky. TT BUREAU Turkish Airlines has become one of the most resilient and dominant airlines in the European sector connecting …

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Med-View lands in Dubai

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Nigerian airline Med-View started its maiden flight to Dubai few weeks ago. Three weekly flights will operate on the Lagos-Abuja-Dubai-Abuja-Lagos route. TT BUREAU The inaugural flight had about 80 per cent passenger capacity with leading ministers of Nigeria- Hajia Aisha Jumai Al Hassan, Minister of Women Affairs; Alhaji Muneer Bankole, …

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Strong ME wind beneath SQ’s wings

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Buoyed by over four decades of operations in the Middle East, Singapore Airlines boasts strong numbers of both inbound and outbound customers. Christian Stenkewitz, General Manager Gulf, Singapore Airlines, says they are optimistic about the airlines’ growth in the region and are constantly improving their products to enhance customer experience. …

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Dream Dubai comes closer to Germany

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The first arrivals from Leipzig was welcomed at Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by Meeting Point Emirates in an initiative to strengthen the inbound traffic from German-speaking market. DWC will be receiving 255 passengers daily for a year with the new programme between Meeting Point Emirates and FTI Germany. TT BUREAU …

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