Aviation

Philippine Airlines network beyond ME

Shiela L. Yuliong, Regional Head – EMEA and Oceania, Philippine Airlines, shares with TRAVTALK their new programmes, especially designed for the frequent flyers and business class passengers onboard Philippine Airlines. Along with Mabuhay Miles, they have a special programme crafted for kababayans called Overseas Bayani Card, she informs. Shehara Rizly …

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IndiGo begins Mumbai-RAK direct flights

IndiGo selects Ras Al Khaimah as its 100th destination and fourth airport in the United Arab Emirates. The new route not only connects Mumbai to Ras Al Khaimah, but beyond Mumbai to other parts of the world, and has been warmly welcomed by the customers and authorities, says Pieter Elbers, …

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Emirates obtains 90% of pre-COVID traffic

With the passenger demand increasing this year, Emirates, flying to 130 destinations in the world, has achieved 90 per cent traffic of the pre-pandemic levels. Looking into the demand, the airlines has brought back its flagship A380 planes, presently flying to 30 destinations, shares Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President …

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‘Invest in industry skills for better future’

A qualified and competent workforce is the key to success as we prepare for the New Normal. This applies to both individuals and organisations, alike, in the emerging world scenario, says Shakir Kantawala, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Wingsway Training Institute (Dubai, UAE) and WingsWay Global Training Academy (India). TT Bureau …

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WingsWay transforms industry training

Ongoing pandemic has brought in a new phase of training in various sectors. Shakir Kantawala, Co-founder & Managing Partner, WingsWay Training Institute LLC (Dubai) & WingsWay Global Training Academy (India) shares with TRAVTALK some of the methods utilised to make training in aviation sector more comprehensive. Shehara Rizly What will …

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Aviation: Thrust on skilling women

Special session on women held at recently concluded Airport Show brought into focus many underlying issues, including need for enhancing their training methods to prepare them for future. Shehara Rizly Every year, Airport Show hosts a special summit for women in aviation, which focuses on key issues facing them. This …

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Arab Aviation calls for industry collaboration

ME aviation experts came together under ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ session at ninth AAS 2022, in RAK. Adil Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia called upon all stakeholders for collaboration and open dialogue between governments, regulators and operators to support its recovery. Experts highlighted the need for investment in …

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Istanbul is MENA’s popular flight destination

According to a new survey by leading online travel agency, Wingie, Istanbul was the MENA region’s popular tourist destination in the first quarter of 2022. Driven by increased vaccination rate and lifting of travel restrictions, the tourism and aviation sectors appear to be making a rapid recovery. TT Bureau Istanbul …

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Emirates the gamechanger of ME aviation

As the main carrier in Dubai, Emirates has been the backbone of the travel industry. Its unstinted service excellence was seen during the pandemic. Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East and Central Asia shares with Shehara Rizly the recipe of success. Could you share an …

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Turkish Airlines soars high in ME

One of the unique carriers in the Middle East that covers largest amount of destinations, Turkish Airlines has been popular for its product quality and service. The airline connects the world with its unstinted commitment to provide the travellers exactly what they require. Shehara Rizly Leading Airline in Middle East …

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