SriLankan Airlines crowned ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’

SriLankan Airlines, the largest carrier into the Maldives, won the coveted title of ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’ at the MATATO Travel Awards in the Maldives, polling the most number of votes from the travelling public ahead of many of the world’s best reputed airlines. The Maldives Travel Awards is a product of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO). The 8th edition of the awards had a record number of nominations in all major categories, with 236 nominations in 28 categories representing more than 100 registered travel brands in the Maldives. In the Leading International Airline … Continue reading SriLankan Airlines crowned ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’


Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced its “Etihad Airways” mobile application is now available on the HUAWEI AppGallery — the official app store preloaded on all HUAWEI& HONOR smartphones and tablets — enabling 390 million global monthly active users in more than 170 countries and regions to manage their journeys with even greater ease via the app.  The Etihad Airways mobile app is simple and user-friendly, enabling comprehensive trip management functionalities by taking full advantage of the latest innovations in mobile technology. Guests can now organize their journeys via the app, including booking flights, checking-in for … Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS APP LAUNCHED IN HUAWEI APPGALLERY

Carbon Emissions Per Passenger Decrease

TheInternational Air Transport Association (IATA)published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990. Much of the improvement has occurred because the industry has achieved an annual fuel efficiency improvement of 2.3% over the period since 2009, some 0.8 percentage points ahead of target.  This progress is a combination of investments in more efficient aircraft and operational efficiencies. “Cutting per passenger emissions in half is an amazing achievement of the technical expertise and innovation in the aviation industry. But we have even bigger ambitions. From 2020 we will cap net emissions. And by 2050 … Continue reading Carbon Emissions Per Passenger Decrease


Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first airline to secure funding for a project based on its compatibility with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through a partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank and Abu Dhabi Global Market, the airline will borrow 100 million Euros (AED 404.2 million) to support expansion of the Etihad Eco-Residence, a sustainable apartment complex for the airline’s cabin crew.  Adam Boukadida, Senior Vice President Treasury, Tax & Finance, Etihad Aviation Group, said the process to secure the loan hinged on a detailed international verification of the … Continue reading ETIHAD RAISES FUNDS TIED TO UN's SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS