Emirates Bags Three Industry Accolades from FTE Asia Awards and Airlineratings.com

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has scooped three industry-leading awards for its game-changing First Class Private Suites and in-flight entertainment system ‘ice’, in addition to being named the ‘Best Long Haul Airline – Middle East and Africa’. The airline clinched the prestigious accolades at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2018, held in Singapore yesterday, and at the AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards 2019. At the FTE Asia Awards, Emirates’ innovative and fully-enclosed first class suites topped the in-flight experiences amongst West Asian airlines to bag the “Best Customer Experience Initiative” award in the ‘Up in the Air’ category. … Continue reading Emirates Bags Three Industry Accolades from FTE Asia Awards and Airlineratings.com

SITA ACQUIRES MEXIA INTERACTIVE TO BOOST AIRPORT OFFERING

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive(“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The company, founded in 2011, is based in Winnipeg, Canada. The acquisition will enhance SITA’s existing airport operations and passenger flow management solutions.  Customers will benefit from a comprehensive and predictive view of passenger flow information that will result in greater operational efficiencies and improved services. MEXIA’s technology identifies and predicts bottlenecks in various queues such as … Continue reading SITA ACQUIRES MEXIA INTERACTIVE TO BOOST AIRPORT OFFERING

Air Arabia selects Thales for its fleet Electronic Flight Bag system

The deal signed during Bahrain International Airshow covers Air Arabia’s entire fleet. Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, selected Thales for its new Aviobook Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system that allows pilots to operate efficiently in the cockpit with digital manuals and charts. The signing happened at the side-lines of Bahrain International Airshow taking place this week in Bahrain. Air Arabia had already implemented the Aviobook Electronic Flight Bag system years back that helped the airline reduces the amount of paper required to be carried on board while bringing robust … Continue reading Air Arabia selects Thales for its fleet Electronic Flight Bag system

ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATE ITS 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY COMMEMORATING ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003. In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure gate this morning. The airline also presented each guest with a limited-edition cabin crew scarf and tie set, designed by iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, while younger flyers were gifted Etihad teddy bears by cabin crew wearing the airline’s first ever uniform from 2003, in addition to its current style.   Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATE ITS 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY COMMEMORATING ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Unmatched Reach & Performance

The Gulfstream G650ER Edited by Shereen Shabnam Gulfstream’s flagship, the G650ER is currently leading the market by providing a flight experience that provides unmatched comfort and a performance record that flirts with supersonic speed. The G650ER extends the nonstop reach of the industry’s highest performance long-range business aircraft to 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85. Flying even faster at Mach 0.90, the G650ER will carry eight passengers 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers. Both are feats that no other business aircraft in the world can achieve. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the G650ER combines long-range missions with high-speed performance that … Continue reading Unmatched Reach & Performance

Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airport, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of east and west, has great potential for Turkish Airlines and the global aviation industry and will welcome 200 million passengers per year upon final completion. To coincide with the 95thanniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, the eagerly-awaited Istanbul New Airport was named … Continue reading Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport