• Hamad International Airport certified by BSI for Excellence in Business Continuity Management

    Published on : Tuesday, June 23, 2020

    Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that it is one of the first airports in the world to be awarded ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System Certification by British Standards Institution (BSI). The certification is a testament to HIA’s commitment …

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  • Hamad International Airport introduces latest technologies to escalate passengers and employees safety

    Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Hamad International Airport (HIA), one of the most important airports in Arabian Gulf region has implemented the newest technologies to optimise passenger and employee saf

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  • Hamad International Airport ranked as third best airport in the world

    Published on : Monday, May 11, 2020

    Hamad International Airport has been ranked the “Third Best Airport in the World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, Hamad International Airport has been steadily rising in the ‘world’s best airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.

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  • Post COVID-19 Travel: Airfare can soar 50 per cent if middle seats are left empty

    Published on : Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Most of the global travellers should buy hefty air ticket prices, if the airline carriers are expected to maintain social distancing measures on flights to reduce chances of COVID-19 infection, with airlines warning that recovery from this global pandemic could be severely jeopardised if middle seats are left empty. Brian Pearce, chief economist said on behalf of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that the international and domestic airfares could soar by 54 per cent for travellers in Asia-Pacific Region, the highest worldwide, as airlines would be operating at nearly 40 per cent lower capacity if the middle seats were eliminated. It is also said that by removing the middle seats, the cost of providing services is higher, eventually airlines will have to reflect that in fares to have viable operations.

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  • Etihad Airways advises on operational status and outlines re-start plans

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    Etihad Airways has provided an update on its current and planned operations as COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place around the world.       Subject to UAE government imposed travel restrictions being lifted on passenger travel, Etihad plans to …

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  • AirAsia announces its domestic flight resumptions

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    AirAsia, one of the low cost airlines in Asia has announced that the domestic flight resumptions are starting on April 29 with other countries following in the days after. The initial recovery from COVID-19 or deadly coronavirus will not be …

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  • Etihad Airways launches new flight routes to Europe and Asian nations

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Etihad Airways has announced a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Zurich, in addition to those previously published.     Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed …

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  • Qatar Airways prepares new guidelines to offer more flexibility

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Qatar Airways has adjusted the guidelines for the Travel with Confidence program to offer customers even more flexibility.   Passengers who choose travel vouchers for future use will receive the full value of their ticket plus 10 percent of the …

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  • Vietjet issues coronavirus COVID 19 insurance plan

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Vietnamese airline Vietjet has launched an insurance policy named “SKY COVID CARE” that allows all of its passengers to claim up to 200 million Vietnamese dong, if they are infected with the coronavirus or COVID 19 virus while traveling on …

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  • Ryanair cancels all commercial flight services until June

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airlines has announced it expects to operate no further commercial flights between 24 March and June 2020. The airlines said that its fleet is likely to be grounded for the entirety of April and May following …

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  • Global airline industry is facing meltdown over coronavirus fear

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    The global travel industry faces an extensive shutdown over Coronavirus  fears after most of the global airline companies announced that the new flight reductions and more countries introduced more travel bans and isolation requirements.   The novel coronavirus has gone global reaching …

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  • airBaltic Cancels all Flights to and from Milan and Verona due to Coronavirus

    Published on : Monday, March 9, 2020

    Due to health and safety reasons airBaltic has made decision at the moment to immediately suspend all flights to/from Milan and Verona until the end of April. Passengers who have bookings for the affected flights will be contacted individually.   …

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  • EasyJet begins cancellation of flights due to virus outbreak

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    EasyJet announced its decision to begin cancelling some of its flights due to the coronavirus outbreak. Routes affected are particularly those in and out of northern Italy. easyJet is one of the latest carriers to reduce or suspend its schedule …

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  • Global airline industry sees 106 per cent increase in revenue

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The global airline industry has seen a 106 per cent increase in revenue earned from the sale of ‘a la carte’ ancillary services since 2015, rising to US$75.6 billion in 2019. Europe – commonly referred to as the ‘birthplace’ of …

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  • Travel Insurance Consultants Reinstate South African Airways Insolvency Cover

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    South African Airways (SAA) is pleased to announce that Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) have reinstated the travel supplier insolvency cover on the airline. This milestone represents a significant step forward for SAA, the global travel agency community and customers alike. …

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  • oneworld welcomes Alaska Airlines’ intention to join the alliance

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    oneworld is delighted with the announcement that Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer 2021, and its plans to form a US West Coast international alliance with oneworld founding member American Airlines.   Once approved, oneworld membership will …

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  • United State’s airlines rush to secure 737 Max simulators

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    The airline industry in United States is struggling to secure flight simulators for the 737 Max after Boeing said extra training will be needed for pilots before the aircraft returns to service. There are only 34 simulators worldwide for the …

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  • Global airline industry suffers a miserable year

    Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Airline industry profits will come in lower than forecast this year as passenger numbers and cargo volumes are held back by slowing economic growth and global trade wars, the International Air Transport Association said.   With less than a month …

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  • Etihad Airways increases frequency on important Abu Dhabi to Riyadh route

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

     Etihad Airways has announced a fourth daily flight on its route from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), effective 8 December. The additional service will be operated by an Airbus A320 configured with …

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  • Blockchain firm Zamna raises $5 million for airline security

    Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Blockchain firm Zamna has raised $5 million in a seed funding round led by VC firms LocalGlobe and Oxford Capital for the continued development of its airport security system.     Formerly known as VChain Technology, Zamna’s round was joined …

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