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...

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...
DOHA, 20 November 2018:  Qatar Airways will assign an A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha to Frankfurt effective 31 March 2019. The move will increase the airline’s current daily seat capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route...
MADRID, 13 November 2018: A report from the World Tourism Organisation and the European Travel Commission shows that outbound tourism from the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council  has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure...
ABU DHABI, 1 February 2018: Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy for its international flights, except those bound for the US and Canada. It is essentially reverting to a weight based calculation, which was the standard in the...
SINGAPORE, 31 January 2018: Emirates will add two flights weekly to both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, resuming daily services to the two US airports, a move that the airline says reflects the steady rebound in customer demand. Daily flights from Dubai...
PATTAYA, 30 January 2018: European tour operators will welcome Qatar Airways newest service from its home-base Doha  to Pattaya, a popular resort city on Thailand’s eastern seaboard. Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner Boeing 787 landed for the first time, 29 January, at...

Saudi steps up tourism plan

AL WAHBAH, Saudi Arabia, 25 January 2018: Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kick-start...
BANGKOK, 22 January 2018: An advance timetable details posted by AirlineRoute indicates Qatar Airways will continue to offer five daily services on its Doha – Bangkok route during the winter season October 2018 to March 2019. Services will be flown...
BANGKOK, 18 January 2018: Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year after signing a management agreement  with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut. Scheduled to open in mid 2018, the 110-key hotel is located...