According to a press release key travel buyers attended the ILTM Ultratravel Forum at Arabian Travel Market 2011, which focused on new range of luxury range products and attractions across the Middle East. Speaking at the Forum, Sir Rocco Forte, Founder of Rocco Forte Hotels
The event will have the support of DCAA, Dubai Airports and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) among others. International security companies like ARINC, CEM Systems and Smiths Detection are due to participate.
The new ten-part series, titled ‘Ultimate Airport Dubai’ that will premiere on September 5 at 8pm on National Geographic Channel (NGC) will offer unprecedented behind-the-scene access to the world’s second busiest international airport.
Gulf Air has signed a memorandum of understanding to become the first full-service network carrier to fly into Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Though given Emirates silence on the matter, we might not know for sure until Al Maktoum International Airport reaches full capacity (along with the expansion of Abu Dhabi’s airport) and the UAE becomes a much more competitive environment.
Dubai Airports announced earlier this week that Boingo Wireless will become the exclusive Wi-Fi provider for Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports.
Dubai Duty Free said on Thursday it is on track to post an year-end sales value of an estimated Dh5.3 billion with its nine-month sales to the end of September rising 16.4 per cent to hit Dh3.78 billion compared to the same period in 2010.
A Malaysian airline crew member has been arrested for allegedly stealing an iPhone 4G of a traveller from Dubai International Airport Terminal II last month. Dubai Public Prosecution is currently interrogating the suspect.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Road and Transport Authority and a member of the Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo revealed the news last week in Paris, where bidding states presented their 2020 outlook.
The Middle East's commercial airline industry comes under the microscope at Arabian Travel Market 2011, with dedicated aviation seminars analysing trends, addressing challenges and highlighting opportunities. From rising fuel prices to regional unrest, global consolidation and the post-recession economic climate, expert commentators will discuss and debate the most important issues and their regional and global implications.
Dubai Airports has launched general aviation operations at Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International (DWC) by welcoming the first flight of the launch customer Al Futtaim Services Company. The Airbus 319 corporate jet, one of Al Futtaim’s varied fleet of 12, touched down at DWC’s 4,500-metre runway at 1515hrs with six passengers on board.
New infrastructure will reinforce the region’s role as a hub. Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport is planned to be the world’s largest cargo hub and received its first cargo flight in the summer of 2010.
Speaking at ATM 2011 in a candid one-on-one seminar with leading aviation consultant John Strickland, Tim Clark, Emirates Airline president, discussed the challenges facing commercial aviation along with the resilience of the regional sector.