Air France pilots strike extended to September 26
Air France pilots have decided to extend their week long strike to September 26. More than 80% of the pilots are involved in a pay dispute which has affected the travel plans of over 400,000 people. If you have booked a flight on Air France you can change your travel dates without any penalty.
All flight schedules are being updated on a daily basis and more than 3,000 flights have been canceled since the strike began on September 15. If you have to travel on Air France this week, please check the flight schedule before leaving for the airport.
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:28
Qatar Airways launches Dreamliner Boeing 787 flights to Vienna
If you still have a few days left before your children start school, you can go to Vienna for a quick vacation aboard Qatar Airways brand new Dreamliner Boeing 787.
The new Dreamliner has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 set-up with 22 seats, while Economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class are fully reclinable.
The airline’s 787s are the world’s first fully connected Dreamliners with wireless facilities for passengers to remain in touch with friends and colleagues on the ground through the internet and SMS mobile texting across both Business and Economy cabins.
Vienna has become a major destination for tourists from the Middle East. Numerous Halal restaurants have opened up which cater to the culinary needs of the Muslim traveler.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 17:22
Cathay Pacific to serve Mandarin Oriental Hotel menu
CATHAY PACIFIC has teamed up with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to offer inflight menus to first class passengers on the Hong Kong to London route.
Until October 31, carte blanche will be given to Uwe Opocensky from Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
First class passengers traveling to London will be able to try foie gras terrine, truffles, organic chicken and beef accompanied by crabmeat and caviar.
Dean Yasharian from Bar Boulud of London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park will then take over until December 31.
He will offer the privileged passengers, between London and Hong Kong, duck liver, British beef slowly braised in a red wine sauce accompanied by mashed parsnips, and sole fillets with lemon and grenobloise sauce.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:35
Air Arabia special flights for Eid
Air Arabia has announced extra flights for Eid from Sharjah to Alexandria, Beirut, Amman, Istanbul, Peshawar, Karachi, Sialkot and Kuwait starting from 22nd July, 2014. There is always a big rush of passengers wanting to celebrate Eid with their family and Air Arabia's extra flights are meant to ease the rush. Book early to avoid missing this opportunity.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 12:34
The ultimate luxury Umrah in Ramadan aboard Qatar Executive
Qatar Executive – Qatar Airways’ business jet division – is promoting the use of one of its private jets to fly to Jeddah or Madinah to perform Umrah during the Holy month of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr holidays.
Ramadan is traditionally a popular season to perform the spiritual journey and Qatar Executive has observed significant demand for its luxury travel service since the start of the Holy month.
With its modern fleet of all-Bombardier private jets, Qatar Executive allows travelers to conveniently reach Makkah from Doha or other destinations in the Middle East without hassle and even to perform Umrah easily within a day.
A key advantage of traveling with a private jet consists of being able to choose one’s preferred flight times, allowing passengers to travel early morning and return home from Saudi Arabia in the evenings, to avoid overnight stays for those with little time at hand.
Flexibility, privacy and a completely personalized travel experience are further perks private jet customers get to enjoy when choosing this sophisticated way of flying.
Qatar Executive private jet travelers can also avoid queues and time-consuming travel formalities as the service includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours prior to departure, access to premium lounges and check-in only 10 minutes prior to take off.
As the Umrah season and Eid holidays are the time of the year when families traditionally travel together, Qatar Executive’s fleet offers two aircraft types with different capacities to perfectly accommodate group and family travel.
The Challenger 605s with a single cabin configuration can accommodate up to 11 passengers, while the more spacious Global 5000s or the luxurious Global XRS with a two cabin configuration have a capacity for up to 13 passengers.
For further information and bookings, contact +974 4010 0720.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:13
Etihad Airways flights to show every World Cup game live
Passengers on board Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, can enjoy every FIFA World Cup football match ‘live’ on all of the air carrier’s long haul aircraft during the month long tournament, the globe’s biggest sporting event.
All 64 games will be transmitted live at 30,000 feet on the airline’s modern, wide-bodied fleet of planes by IMG Media using Etihad Airways’ state-of-the-art interactive inflight entertainment system, E-box, powered by Panasonic technology.
The E-box screens are installed in seats for every class of cabin – first, business and economy – so for flying football fans, no-one need miss a goal being scored.
The World Cup kicks off today (Thursday 12 June) with host nation Brazil taking on Croatia in Sao Paulo. The final will be played on Sunday 13 July in Rio de Janeiro when the global television audience for this single match alone is estimated to reach more than one billion people.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways said: “The FIFA World Cup is the biggest and most exciting sporting event in the world and I’m delighted that all of our guests will be able to watch every match while they fly with us on their long-haul business or holiday flights. I hope that they sit back, relax and enjoy the great football action.”
Etihad Airways’ non-stop daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo have been in operation since June and there has been great demand from British, Dutch and Belgian expatriates living in the UAE capital and connecting markets because their national teams play matches in the Brazilian city in the next two weeks.
Etihad Airways employs 49 of Brazilian nationals as cabin crew, many of whom will work on board flights between Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo during the World Cup.
The airline operates an Airbus A340-500 ultra-long range aircraft on the route and offers 3,360 seats a week in a three-class configuration.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:54
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