Aviation

Battling disruption in flight schedules

TTME DEC 2018 - PG 21

Last year, 3.6 million flights around the world were delayed by over 30 minutes or were cancelled, accounting for 16 per cent of all flight departures. However, FlightGlobal’s expert market insights help resolve the problems causing these delays, according to its CEO, Christopher Flook. For frequent business and leisure travellers, …

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Oman Air lounge at Muscat airport

TTME DEC 2018 - PG 19

With the opening of the new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport, one of the most important areas to explore is the new premium lounge of Oman Air for discerning travellers. TT Bureau The eagerly-awaited new passenger terminal and the new state-of-the-art Oman Air lounge at Muscat International Airport will …

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Sharjah Airport scales new heights

TTME DEC 2018 - P16

As the first airport in the UAE, Sharjah enjoys an entire range of destinations and passenger access. With the launch of phase one of the airport, TravTalk interviewed HE Sheikh Faisal bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director, Sharjah Airport Authority, on further strategies and developments. TT Bureau Can you tell us …

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New brand identity for Air Arabia

TTME DEC 2018 - PG 8

Air Arabia celebrated its 15th year of success by unveiling its new livery in the latest Airbus A320 with an innovative approach for millennial travellers predicted to exponentially grow over the next few years. TT Bureau Air Arabia has experienced solid and sustained growth since the launch of its first …

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‘The House’ away from home

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 33

Etihad Airways has named Sydney and Melbourne as the next airports in the global rollout of its new lounge brand ‘The House’. Eligible customers of Etihad Airways, and those of its partner airline, Virgin Australia, travelling through Sydney can now experience ‘The House’. TT Bureau The House is the result …

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Airports embrace technology

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 8

The growth of global air travel, increasing infrastructure constraints and higher traveller expectations have created a new challenge for airports on ways to maximise existing facilitie TT Bureau This summer, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that an increasing number of airports do not have the capacity to handle …

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Pay for hand baggage only

TTME OCT 2018 - PG -17

Etihad Airways has launched a new hand baggage-only ‘Deal Fare’ across selected destinations, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required. TT Bureau The ‘Deal Fare’ includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of 7 kg and is available on flights between Abu Dhabi, …

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RwandAir, Cozmo Travel ink deal

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG - 11

RwandAir has recently appointed Cozmo Travel as its Passenger General Sales Agent (GSA) for the GCC countries (Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (Offline). Timothy Njihia, Country Manager—UAE, GCC and Pakistan, RwandAir believes that partnerships play a very important role especially for airlines entering new markets. He further reiterated that …

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Air Arabia adds Prague

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -6 - 3rd story

Air Arabia’s introduction of its new European destination, Prague in Czech Republic, direct from Sharjah, is set to further enhance travel between the two destinations. The inaugural flight to the city will commence on December 11. The 6-hour 50-minute Air Arabia flight to Prague will operate five times per week, …

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Turkish, Amex GBT expand deal

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -6 - 1st story

Turkish Airlines signed a significant deal with American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), one of the world’s leading agencies for corporate travel. Amex GBT, considered as one of the largest global agencies in the sector, has more than 100 years of experience in corporate travel. TT Bureau Global agency …

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