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Plane crashes in Nepal with 22 aboard, all bodies recovered

Of those on board, 13 were citizens of Nepal, while four others were Indians and two were Germans

Improvement project

Sheikh Hamdan opens Dubai-Al Ain road improvement project

The project will benefit 1.5 million people living or working around both sides of the road

Saudia qatar

Saudia to operate hundreds of extra flights during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

From November 21, the airline will operate 60 special daily flights for fans which will run from both Riyadh and Jeddah to Doha

Etihad

Etihad CEO says India sales higher, optimistic on China rebound

Etihad’s aircraft are flying 77 per cent full across the network, around 2 percentage points higher than the occupancy level in May 2019

QATAR AIRWAYS

Qatar Airways to operate triple daily flights to Abu Dhabi from July

With the increase in services, Qatar Airways will operate a total of 56 flights from its three gateways in UAE: Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi

flydubai

UAE’s flydubai, Standard Chartered ink SLB deal for five Boeing aircraft

The deal was structured, financed and arranged exclusively by Standard Chartered

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights to Baku

The thrice-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Baku will commence on June 28

dnata

Dubai’s dnata to replace vehicles, equipment with electric units

dnata aims to become carbon neutral and reduce general and maintenance costs

Etihad Rail MoUs

UAE’s Etihad Rail signs MoUs with international railway operators to exchange knowledge, expertise

The MoUs were signed to exchange knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and operations

Dubai airport show

Focus on innovative technology is key, say experts at Dubai Airport Show

The 21st edition of Airport Show opened on May 17 at the Dubai World Trade Centre with participation from more than 150 international companies

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi city check in

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches City Check-in service

The City Check-in service also allows passengers to select seats and receive their boarding passes and baggage claim tags

dnata

Dubai’s dnata invests over $17m to boost Erbil operations

Dnata currently provides passenger, ground and cargo services to over 25 airlines in Erbil

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Dubai’s RTA resumes 4 intercity bus services, launches new intra-city route

The F38 service which will begin operation on May 19 will connect Jumeirah Golf Estates Metro Station to Dubai Sports City

emirates hiring

Dubai’s Emirates confirms it is on a major cabin crew recruitment drive

The airline said that it is hiring candidates in 30 cities from now until the end of June

mobility

How SMEs can leverage opportunities within the on-demand mobility and contactless driving sectors

The e-hailing industry is expected to develop at a CAGR between 15 to 28 per cent, resulting in an increased market size of $285bn by 2030

Dubai’s Emirates Group cuts annual loss by 83% to $1bn for FY 2021-22

“We expect the group to return to profitability in 2022-23″ – Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Emirates Group chairman

Air arabia abu dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin seasonal flights to Tbilisi

The airline will connect Abu Dhabi to Tbilisi with thrice weekly direct flights starting June 16

DXB

Dubai’s DXB records 13.6 million passengers in Q1 2022

DXB is currently connected to 193 destinations across 92 countries via 73 international carriers

Air Arabia

Air Arabia reports Dhs291m in net profit for Q1 2022

More than 2.4 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2022, across the carrier’s five hubs

Emirates South African

Dubai’s Emirates signs MoU with South African Tourism Board to boost visitor arrivals

The agreement aims to boost visitor arrivals and inbound traffic to South Africa from key markets across the Emirates network

airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes 2.56 million passengers in Q1 2022

The airport currently offers flights to 99 destinations across the globe on 26 airlines compared to 81 destinations on 18 carriers during Q1 2021

Emirates DCT Abu Dhabi

ATM 2022: Emirates signs MoU with DCT Abu Dhabi to boost tourism

The two partners will collaborate on advertising and cross promotional marketing campaigns, familiarisation programmes and promotional competitions

Emirates

ATM 2022: Dubai’s Emirates signs MoC with Malaysia Tourism Board

Emirates will develop initiatives to boost tourism to the Southeast Asian country, promoting it across its global network

ATM 2022: Saudia launches new B2B travel management solution

The division will have a dedicated meetings and events team that assists with corporate travel needs and event organisation worldwide

Emirates and Royal Air Maroc

Dubai’s Emirates, Royal Air Maroc launch codeshare partnership

The codeshare partnership will offer customers more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines’ networks

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to restart privatisation plan for 29 airports

Ownership of the 29 airports has already been moved to a new entity

atm 2022

ATM 2022: Dubai’s Emirates to launch premium economy bookings from June 1

The new cabin class will be available to Emirates customers travelling on A380 routes to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Sydney and Christchurch

Flydubai

Dubai’s flydubai carried 2.35 million passengers in Q1 2022

The carrier has grown its network to more than 100 destinations

Dubai RTA

Dubai’s RTA to build bus and taxi lanes stretching 37 km over five years

These lanes cover eight main streets

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Recovery of global air travel continues in March: IATA

According to data from IATA, Middle Eastern airlines’ traffic rose 245.8 per cent in March compared to the same period last year