The International Air Transport Association has called for a renewed focus on cooperation among aviation stakeholders in the Middle East and North African region to manage the challenges of growth. Addressing an industry audience at the Arab Air Carriers Organisation annual general meeting in Abu Dhabi, IATA secretary general Tony Tyler said: “Aviation is a challenging industry, so let us work together, where we can, to meet the challenges of growth and make aviation even more successful.”
Abu Dhabi has witnessed the opening of the Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation at Emirates Palace – the leading hotel in the region. The event was hosted by kind invitation of Etihad Airways, with the carrier represented by its chief executive James Hogan, who will take the position of chairman during the event.
Etihad Airways – recognised as the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards - continues to build its presence in Russia with the expansion of the commercial agreement with S7 Airlines. S7 Airlines is Russia’s fastest growing airline and the country’s largest domestic carrier.
Royal Jordanian has reported an eight per cent increase in revenues for October 2011 compared to the same month the previous year. The up-tick is attributed to the great and diligent efforts made inside and outside the Kingdom to strengthen its position and increase its market share, the carrier said earlier.
Abu Dhabi’s 2011 stretch hotel guest target of 2 million is now within sight as last month produced record figures for any October with some 182,553 guest arrivals – a 21% increase on October 2010. Guest nights also rose 17% on the same comparative month to 582,929 and occupancy was up 7%.
As Abu Dhabi reveals plans to become the top meetings destination in the region by 2015, the emirate has already achieved a significant feat as it prepares to host the Arab Air Carriers Organisation’s 44th Annual General Meeting next week, attracting aviation leaders from the across the region who will be able to sample its state of the art conference facilities first hand.
Emirates, considered the Middle East’s Leading Airline Economy Class by the prestigious World Travel Awards will be closing its check-in counters at Terminal 3 Dubai Airport 60 minutes prior to a flight’s scheduled time of departure in a bid to futher enhance the customer experience and ensuring on-time departures.
Etihad Airways’ Manchester call centre moved one step closer to becoming operational today when 25 staff members graduated from an intensive four week training course at the airline’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards
Etihad Airways considered the World’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards this month launched Boutique, the new inflight duty free magazine for the airline, which features a fresh, unique look and an engaging editorial style.
Emirates considered the Middle East’s Leading Airline Economy Class, Middle East’s Leading Airline Lounge, Middle East’s Leading Airline Rewards Program and Middle East’s Leading Airline Website by the prestigious World Travel Awards, has increased its commitment to Sudan with the introduction of one additional flight per week, providing a daily, non-stop service between Dubai and Khartoum Civil Airport from 5th December 2011.