DUBAI, UAE, 19 December 2018: Emirates and South African Airways (SAA) are expanding cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending government approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced...
ABU DHABI, 17 December 2018: Etihad Airways has recently launched its first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Barcelona. The inaugural service was introduced, 28 November, with the UAE national airline celebrating the occasion  by hosting a special event...
DOHA, Qatar, 14 December 2018:  Qatar Airways will upgrade aircraft on flights to three European destinations over the winter season. From this week onwards three popular European destinations – Helsinki Stockholm and Manchester – gained aircraft upgrades. Manchester and Stockholm routes...
PARIS, 13 December 2018: Xiamen Airlines launched its new direct flight between Paris and Fuzhou, Tuesday, extending its European cover to nine cities through partner airlines. The new three-weekly service uses a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the 13-hour, 25-minute flight. Flights...
WASHINGTON, 4 December 2018: United Airlines announced a three-way deal at the weekend with Panama's Copa and Colombia's Avianca that will include revenue-sharing and cover 12,000 city pairs. The US airline said the deal, which is subject to approval by...

Chopper scam thrives in Nepal

KATHMANDU, 30 November 2018: Nepal's pledge to crack down on fraudulent helicopter evacuations has failed to curb the scam, with tourists still being unnecessarily airlifted from the Himalayas so middlemen can profit on the insurance payouts, industry sources say. An...
LONDON, 30 November 2018: WTM London 2018 and its co-located sister event, Travel Forward, reported a 6% increase in visitors driven by an increase in senior travel professionals based on unaudited figures. The head count includes attendance at WTM and...
ROME, 29 November 2018: Chinese tourists almost doubled their travels to Europe in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017. This was one of the key findings of the "China-Europe Tourism Big Data Report for...

Winter Olympic bids drop away

TOKYO, 29 November 2018: Milan and Stockholm presented their bids to host the 2026 Winter Olympics at a Tokyo meeting Wednesday, the last two cities standing after a string of withdrawals. The race to host the 2026 Winter Games has...

Qatar expands flights to Iran

DOHA, 28 November 2018: Qatar Airways announced Monday it will expand operations in Iran, despite US sanctions on the Islamic republic and a Gulf diplomatic rift over accusations Doha was too close to Tehran. The carrier will begin twice-weekly flights...