May 24, 2024
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Japan secures third spot in global tourism competitiveness report

In the latest travel and tourism development report released by the World Economic Forum on May 21, 2024, Japan has been ranked as the third most desirable global travel destination. The report underscores Japan’s abundant natural and cultural resources along with its efficient transportation systems, placing it just behind the United States and Spain, the top two countries on […]

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Etihad Airways expands interline deals for better connectivity

Etihad Airways has recently solidified reciprocal interline agreements with five new airline partners, further broadening travel possibilities for passengers within its ever-expanding global network. The airline has forged alliances with Kam Air in Afghanistan, SKY express in Greece, Rex Airlines in Australia, Jeju Air in Korea, and Myanmar Airways International. These interline pacts aim to furnish customers of all participating airlines with improved connectivity to […]

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Runway alarm sounds as planes nearly collide at Reagan National

A potentially catastrophic incident was narrowly avoided at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday morning as two commercial airliners came dangerously close to colliding on the runway. The alarming event unfolded around 7:40 a.m. when a Southwest Airlines flight and a JetBlue Airways flight, identified as Southwest flight 2936 and JetBlue flight 1554 respectively, found themselves on a collision […]

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Emirates and Flydubai check-in resumes at Dubai airport terminal 3

Dubai Airports has reinstated check-in services at Terminal 3, catering specifically to Emirates and Flydubai passengers. This move comes as the airport observes a notable surge in traveler volume within the departure hall. In light of the heightened activity, Dubai Airports issued a statement urging individuals to proceed to the airport solely if they possess confirmed flight reservations. This cautionary […]

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Travel chaos as Dubai airport faces flight disruptions

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has issued a stark travel advisory, urging passengers to refrain from journeying to the airport unless absolutely necessary, as the nation grapples with unprecedented weather conditions. In a press release, Dubai Airports underscored that ongoing flights are experiencing significant delays and diversions. Passengers are strongly encouraged to liaise directly with their respective airlines […]

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Flydubai suspends departures due to UAE weather crisis

Severe weather conditions sweeping across the United Arab Emirates have prompted flydubai to halt all departing flights from Dubai International Airport (DXB), a company spokesperson said on Tuesday. The disruption, attributed to adverse weather, has led to the cancellation or significant delays of numerous flydubai flights, with forecasts indicating that the severe conditions are likely to persist into […]

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UAE airlines witness surge, reach 603 global destinations by Q1

The aviation sector of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is experiencing a significant expansion in global connectivity as its national carriers mark substantial growth in their destination networks. By the end of the first quarter of 2024, these carriers collectively reached approximately 603 destinations worldwide, indicating a notable increase from the 586 destinations recorded at […]

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ICAO forecasts 2% growth in air travel, profits hold at $39B

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released projections indicating that passenger air traffic in the first quarter of 2024 will surpass pre-pandemic levels by approximately 2 percent, marking a significant milestone in the aviation industry’s recovery. Airlines are anticipated to maintain the operational profitability observed in 2023. Forecasts suggest a 3 percent increase in demand compared […]

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Etihad Airways reports 1.4 million passengers surge in February

Etihad Airways has disclosed its preliminary traffic statistics for February 2024, revealing a significant upswing in passenger figures. With over 1.4 million guests onboard during the month, the airline experienced a remarkable 46 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The surge in passenger numbers, according to the airline, is a testament to its […]

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Etihad achieves remarkable profitability and expansion during 2023

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reported an impressive performance for the fiscal year 2023, showcasing a robust operating result of AED 1.4 billion (approximately $394 million). This success is attributed to a significant surge in passenger revenue, which rose by AED 4 billion (about $1.1 billion) year-on-year. Furthermore, the […]

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