A Seychelles tourism delegation led by Minister for Tourism&Culture, Alain St.Ange, and including the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; Senior Marketing Executive, Amy Michel; and Tourism Consultant and Copywriter Glynn Burridge has attended the World Routes aviation conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
After a record breaking event in Abu Dhabi, which saw 3,000 delegates in attendance, Abu Dhabi Airports Company has officially handed over to Las Vegas. Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport will co-host the 19th World Route Development Forum from October 5th–8th 2013.
United Arab Emirates flag-carrier Etihad Airways has outlined plans to expand its footprint in South America. Speaking at the World Routes Development Forum presently being held in Abu Dhabi, chief executive James Hogan confirmed the airline was in discussions with South American-based carriers about potential commercial partnerships.
Further to the announcement earlier this year that Routes Asia will return to Malaysia in 2014 when the event takes place in Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, Datuk Amar Abdul Rahman Zohari, minister of tourism for Sarawak has travelled to Abu Dhabi for the 18th World Route Development Forum.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company has announced during the 18th World Route Development Forum in Abu Dhabi that it is finalising its preparations to welcome Alitalia, the national airline of Italy. The carrier will offer direct flights between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Rome International Airport from December 1st.
As host partner of the event, Etihad Airways will be centre stage during the 18th World Route Development Forum this week. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with all the latest developments at this rapidly evolving airline.
The Middle East’s low-fare sector has demonstrated a dramatic pace of growth in the last decade which shows no signs of abating, according to OAG. Low-Cost Carriers have grown at an average annual rate of 52 per cent in the last decade, compared to traditional carriers who have grown at an average rate of seven per cent annually.
Singapore Changi Airport has been making a splash at World Routes 2012, where it is holding meetings with its airline partners and showcasing its latest developments, which includes the addition of new routes, network expansion and a major makeover of Terminal 1. The leading airport also reveals its plans to tap into South America and Africa in coming months.
Etihad Airways has started implementing its latest tranche of Sabre software following the billion dollar technology agreement signed by the two companies last year. As part of Etihad Airways’ ongoing drive to create the world’s most efficient airline technology infrastructure, it has adopted Sabre’s codeshare, network and fleet management software to enhance planning and scheduling operations.