From July 1 Emirates will have seven daily flights to Bangkok
Emirates announced its seventh daily service between Dubai and Bangkok starting from 1 July 2016. The additional service, which will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, will help meet growing passenger demand, affirming Thailand’s position as a popular destination for business and leisure. It will make Bangkok one of the most served destinations on the Emirates network.
The new service joins the existing four daily A380 and two daily 777 flights that currently operate between Dubai and Bangkok.
From July 1, the new service operating daily as EK350 will depart Dubai at 1950hrs and arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 0510hrs the following day. This flight provides an attractive departure time for travelers from the UAE and Middle East with an early morning arrival in Bangkok enabling a full day ahead for business or leisure activity.
As with all Emirates flights, passengers on the new service will benefit from a generous baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class.
Bangkok has many Halal restaurants and if you are a Thai food aficionado you will find some great cuisine in this delightful city.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:59
Turkish Airlines now flying to Panama City and Bogota
Turkish Airlines has added two more nations to its global reach by beginning its services to Bogota, Columbia’s capital, and Panama City, capital of Panama. These new points join Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco and Miami to bring the total to 14 destinations across the Americas.
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board said: “With the launch of the Panama City and Bogota flights, Turkish Airlines has increased its number of destinations in the Americas to 14, strengthening its flight network across Central and South America. We will also add Atlanta to our extensive network later this month and will continue to expand our reach in the Americas."
With numerous flights connecting Istanbul with the Middle East, this opens up opportunities for travelers from the region to explore the exotic destinations of Bogota and Panama City.
Visitors to Bogota should not miss the Gold Museum which has more than 30,000 pre-Hispanic gold artifacts on display. And while you are in Bogota visit the Lebanese restaurant Al-Rawabi which serves falafel and other Middle East dishes - we do not have confirmation if they use Halal meat but if you are in Bogota please find out and let us know.
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 14:05
Qatar Airways launches flights to Adelaide
Adelaide today welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The inaugural flight was greeted by a delegation of VIPs including South Australia's Minister for Tourism, Hon. Leon Bignell.
Adelaide is the fourth city in Australia to be served by Qatar Airways, which has been flying to Melbourne since 2009 and also now flies to Perth and Sydney.
Qatar Airways is the first to fly the new-generation Airbus A350 to Australia, connecting Australian passengers to more than 150 destinations on its route map on board one of the youngest and most modern aircraft in the skies.
The A350 was built first and foremost to provide the ultimate passenger experience with wider seats in both Business and Economy Class, the lowest twin engine noise level of any aircraft in its class, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED lighting, all working together to enhance the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after a long-haul flight.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, who was on board the inaugural flight, said: “We are proud to be the first airline to fly the Airbus A350, for which we were the global launch customer, to Australia.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 18:15
Emirates launches A380 flights to Prague and Taipei
Emirates today (May 1 2016) expanded the network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new A380 services to Taipei and Prague, becoming the first and only airline to operate an A380 into these two cities.
The A380 service from Dubai to Taipei landed at 16:50 local time and the second A380 service launch today landed in Prague at 13:25 local time. Both aircraft were greeted by traditional water cannon salutes.
Taipei was introduced as a daily Boeing 777 service on 10th February 2014 and Emirates has since transported nearly 450,000 passengers between Taipei and Emirates’ Dubai home. The Prague-Dubai route was launched on 1st July 2010 with a daily A330 service and Emirates has since carried over 1.1 million passengers between the two cities.
“Taiwan is a significant market for Emirates and we have witnessed a strong and steady growth in demand since our start of services in 2014,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “We are pleased to add Prague too to our list of more than 40 A380 destination cities and introduce our innovative, best-in-class onboard product and renowned service to Czech customers.”
Prague is increasingly becoming a favorite holiday destination for Arab tourists and has several Halal restaurants catering to the dietary needs of Muslim travelers.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 May 2016 17:30
Saudi Arabian Airlines to boost Los Angeles flights
Saudi Arabian Airlines will increase its flights between Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles from three departures a week to five from June 1st. This is in anticipation of increased demand during the peak season and in keeping with its continued expansion in its services in North America and elsewhere.
The national carrier of Saudi Arabia operates new B777-300ERs to its North American gateways that include New York, Washington DC, Toronto and Los Angeles.
The Saudia flights to Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal (LAX/TBIT) has a three-class configuration for a total of 305 seats – 24 in First Class, 36 in Business Class and 245 in Guest Class.
Saudia first flew to Los Angeles on March 31st, 2014, becoming the first and so far only non-stop carrier between Saudi Arabia and the US West Coast.
Flight days are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, taking off at 15:00.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:34
Did you know how many vine leaves are rolled every day for Emirates' passengers?
Last year, over 7 million Emirates passengers travelled to and from the GCC, Middle East and North Africa. Catering to its growing customer base in the region Emirates offers international travelers a taste of Arab cuisine inspired by the 18 cities that it serves in the GCC, Middle East and North Africa.
Over 100 regionally inspired dishes are served onboard Emirates flights across the world. Popular dishes like Chicken Machbous, Kibbeh bil Laban and an assortment of Arabic mezze regularly appear on menus. Dishes like Warak Enab have also been a mainstay with over 16,000 vine leaves being rolled each day for this popular Arabic starter.
On Emirates’ approach to providing the best dining experience at 40,000 feet, Joost Heymeijer, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Catering said: “We continually try to take high altitude dining to a whole new level, and tapping into the authenticity of the destinations we fly to is a top priority for us. For the Gulf, Middle East and North African regions, this means sourcing local ingredients like fresh bzar spice for Chicken Machbous, for a unique onboard experience that offers a taste of home.”
With over 2,700 Arabic speaking Cabin Crew in the Emirates team, the airline also ensures that there are native speakers on every flight. Traveling families are also treated to regionally-inspired toys, with the current “Fly with Me” range of kids’ giveaways featuring Leila the camel.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 14:14
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