Qatar Airways to fly 787 Dreamliner to Amsterdam
This summer Qatar Airways will be adding yet another city - Amsterdam - to their network. Starting on June 16 2015, Qatar Airways will be launching their service to Amsterdam which is famous for its canals, windmills and tulips.
The Doha – Amsterdam route will operate with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the latest next-generation aircraft in the airline’s fleet, offering 254 seats configured in two classes, with 22 fully-flat-bed seats in Business Class and 232 in Economy Class.
While in Amsterdam check out Zina - the Moroccan halal restaurant that offers Arabic and North African cuisine. Restaurant Zina, Bosboom Toussaintstraat 70 1054 AV Amsterdam Phone: 020 - 489 37 07. The food served is Halal but the restaurant also serves alcohol - "for their Dutch customers," according to the owner who is a Muslim.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 17:47
Want to buy an airline seat - and take it home?
It is not every day that you can buy an airline seat and take it home. But Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) is doing just that. They decommissioned their Boeing 747 aircraft in March 2014 and are now selling seven sets of their premium seats. Asking price - 647,000 Yen ($5,387) for a single seat and 747,000 Yen ($6,220) for a double seat.
All electronics have been removed from the seat and the seats do not need to be bolted to the ground as the base has been redone to sit flat on a floor.
If you are an aviation buff and want to have this iconic seat you can try to buy the seats online at the ANA Astyle shop - seats will only be delivered to addresses in Japan - or you can fly three times round trip between New York and Tokyo for less than the cost of the seat. The seats go on sale on December 25 and will remain available for buyers until February 28 2015. The lucky buyers will be selected by lottery and will receive the seats in March 2015.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:14
Dubai is top British Airways Christmas holiday destination
British Airways is getting ready for its biggest Christmas day operations. The airline is expected to have 267 flights on December 25 2014 with 817 pilots and 3,500 cabin crew taking to the skies. The airline will be serving 37,000 dinners on that day.
The top British Airways destinations for the holiday period are Dubai, Barbados, New York and Barcelona. Between December 12 to January 5 the airline expects to carry 2.7 million passengers. But Christmas Day will not be the busiest day. Friday, December 19 was the busiest travel day with 129,000 passengers flying on a single day.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 20:03
Etihad introduces new uniforms and livery
Etihad Airways is introducing new Italian designed uniforms and new aircraft livery from December 27 2014. The change also coincides with the introduction of two new aircraft the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with new aircraft livery inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns.
The new A380 features The Residence by Etihad™ which comes with a living room, a separate ensuite shower room, and a bedroom. It includes another first in the airline industry - a dedicated Butler.
Measuring 125 square feet in total, The Residence by Etihad™ is located on the forward upper deck of the A380 and is for single or double occupancy. Now that is the new definition of luxury in the sky.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:42
Qatar Airways to have 8 flights a week to Salalah, Oman
The greenest city in the region is the second largest city of Oman - Salalah. And now Qatar Airways is making it easier to get to. The current 3 flights a week is being increased to daily flights from today and beginning in Februarym there will be 8 flights a week to this popular tourist destination.
Salalah is a great place for a weekend getaway or a longer holiday with the family. Rain and forests and waterfalls can all be experienced in this city.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:53
Air Canada to launch direct flights to Dubai
Air Canada has announced that they will start thrice weekly direct flights from Toronto Pearson airport to Dubai from November 2015. This will be the first direct Air Canada flight to the Middle East.
After the introduction of the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, Air Canada has been expanding its international network. In the last one year it has announced new international service to Delhi, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Osaka, Tokyo-Haneda and Panama City. Including Dubai, Air Canada now serves or has announced service to a total of 66 international destinations on five continents from its Toronto global hub.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 08:50
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