Air Arabia and Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority have inaugurated a service to Moscow, Russia. A delegation to Moscow to celebrate the launch was led by the chairman of Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qassimi and the chairman of Air Arabia Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani.
Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division, Qatar Executive, has re-launched its website with new features offering an enhanced experience to the company’s private jet services. A new navigation system and homepage layout allows users to quickly locate information with detailed specifications and reviews of Qatar Executive’s wholly-owned fleet of six luxurious Bombardier private jets.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has announced it will outsource the accounting of passenger and cargo revenues to aviation accountancy specialist Kale Consultants from April, 2012. The deal was confirmed during the Arab Air Carriers Organisation annual general meeting currently taking place in Abu Dhabi.
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.
The Arab Air Carriers Organisation is holding its 44th Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi later this month, with the event promising to tackle some of the key issues facing aviation industry experts. Here Breaking Travel News looks at what might be on the agenda.