Incheon opens new terminal

SEOUL, 19 January 2018: South Korea's main international gateway Incheon airport opened its second terminal on Thursday, significantly increasing its capacity three weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics, airport authorities said. More than 300,000 tourists are expected to...
DUBAI, 18 January 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’s chief operating officer for the Middle East and Africa, Andreas Mattmüller retires 31 January. His career spans 43 years with more than 16 of them  spent working in senior positions with the...

India cuts hajj subsidy

NEW DELHI, 18 January 2018: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage, it announced earlier this week. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in...
HONG KONG, 17 January 2018:  Effective Monday, Korean Air is now applying a ban on passengers  checking in and  carrying on board smart battery-powered luggage with built-in power packs. Smart Luggage includes features and devices such as USB chargers, Wi-Fi...
HONG KONG 17 January 2018:Wharf Hotels  opened The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, 15 January. The property is the group's new flagship Niccolo property the latest addition to Wharf Hotels luxury collection. The Murray started to bring facilities, restaurants and bars...
DUBAI, 17 January 2018: The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than 3 km of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said on Tuesday. "Today we will...
SYDNEY, 17 January 2018: Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms over similar listings. The airline said Tuesday it was amending an...
NEW DELHI, 16 January 2018: India’s e-Tourist Visas were more popular than ever in 2017 with 1,697,000 users a 52.% increase over 2016. India reported a 15.2% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in December and for the full year arrivals...

Row over airspace violation

ABU DHABI, 16 January 2018: The United Arab Emirates accused rival Qatar of "intercepting" a passenger plane en route to Bahrain on Monday, as Doha denied the accusation in a row over alleged airspace violations. "The General Civil Aviation Authority...
AHMEDABAD, India, 16 January 2018: First it was monkeys and rabbits. Now a cow has forced flights to be diverted from Ahmedabad airport and Indian authorities said Friday human negligence could have had a role. The brave bovine crept past...