Emirates to launch daily flights to Phnom Penh in Cambodia
Emirates is adding Phnom Penh in Cambodia to its list of destination from July 1 2017. A daily service on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to the Cambodian capital will first stop in Yangon and then continue on to Phnom Penh.
The launch of daily services from Dubai to Phnom Penh will coincide with the introduction of a direct, non-stop route between Dubai and Hanoi. From July 1, Emirates passengers traveling to Hanoi will no longer stop in Yangon before reaching the Vietnamese capital.
Phnom Penh, located in the south-central region of Cambodia, is the most populous city in Cambodia and is a gateway to World Heritage Site Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap. Recent growth and infrastructure development has led to Phnom Penh becoming a significant economic and tourism destination. There were more than 4.7 million foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia in 2015 and this is forecast to rise to 8 million by 2020. The inauguration of the Phnom Penh Airport terminal extension in March last year will complement this growth, effectively doubling passenger capacity.
The new Dubai-Yangon-Phnom Penh route will also enable passengers from Yangon to travel to Phnom Penh and vice versa. Emirates will be the only airline with a direct service between these two cities.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:56
flydubai adding 3 exciting new destinations this summer
This summer, from June to September 2017, you can travel to three new destinations on flydubai: Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro.
After the launch of flights to Bangkok, flydubai is continuing to diversify its network with the addition of popular summer destinations for passengers from Dubai and across the region. The decision to launch these seasonal routes is in direct response to customer feedback and demand for more leisure destinations on the flydubai network.
flydubai will be the first carrier to offer direct flights from the UAE to Qabala and Tivat, and the first from Dubai to Batumi. GCC nationals will not need a visa to any of these three new destinations, while UAE residence will receive visa on arrival.
“We would like to thank the authorities in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Montenegro for making it easier for the residents of the UAE and GCC to visit these countries by facilitating their visa requirements,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai.
Batumi, which will be served by three flights a week, will be flydubai’s second destination in Georgia following Tbilisi. Qabala, which will be served by two fights a week, is flydubai’s second point in Azerbaijan after Baku. While the start of two weekly flights to Tivat will mark flydubai’s first entry to Montenegro following the successful promotional trip that was held in October 2016 in partnership with Porto Montenegro.
“We are confident that the demand for these new summer flights will be strong in both Business and Economy Class. The interest in affordable, popular and off-the-beaten-track holiday destinations continues to grow especially from the GCC markets and these routes offer alternative options for those seeking a beach holiday or city breaks ,” said Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) at flydubai.
Batumi is the second largest city in Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country's southwest region. Batumi is a popular tourist destination known for its bustling seaside resorts during the warm months of the summer. The city is also an important sea port with thriving shipbuilding, food processing and light manufacturing industries.
Qabala, also known as Gabala, is the capital of the Gabala District one of the richest archeological and historic regions of Azerbaijan. Qabala is considered a popular tourist destination due to the combination of a mild climate, woods along the mountains, excellent wildlife and recreational resorts.
Tivat is a coastal town in southwest Montenegro which is renowned for its pleasant climate and natural beauty and is conveniently located a short drive away from Dubrovnik in Croatia and Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 14:50
Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Seychelles from Istanbul
Turkish Airlines has added Seychelles to its global route map with the airline’s inaugural flight landing at Mahé International Airport. This service brings the total number of destinations the airline flies to in Africa to 42, as it keeps its status as the carrier that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline by serving its services to 114 countries across Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.
The inaugural flight from Istanbul got a water cannon salute at Mahe International airport at a ceremony graced by Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines; Mr. Alain St. Ange, Minister for Tourism and Culture of the Republic of Seychelles; and Mr. Joel Morgan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport of the Republic of Seychelles, in the presence of diplomatic, protocol and media representatives as well as Turkish Airlines’ officials.
Mr. Olmuştur said; “It does not take long to realize why Seychelles has such a stellar reputation worldwide and much like Turkish Airlines, it goes out of its way to put a stamp on quality in everything that it provides as a destination. It is therefore a great honor for us to add this great destination to our network, which currently has the biggest number of destinations than any other airline globally.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 06 November 2016 11:53
Emirates arrives in Conarky, Guinea
Emirates today resumed services between Dubai and Conakry in the Republic of Guinea. The four times weekly service via Dakar, reopens access for Guinean travelers to Emirates' route network of more than 150 destinations through the airline’s world-class Dubai hub.
Traveling on today’s flight, EK 795, was Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations for Africa, and a contingent of Guinean government and business leaders comprising Oyé Guilavogui, Minister of Transport.
On landing at Conakry International Airport, the delegation was met by a high level Guinean government delegation. The event was followed by a welcome reception and gift exchange ceremony.
Emirates flight EK797 departs Dubai every Tuesday, and EK795 leaves Dubai every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0715hrs and arrives in Conakry at 1330hrs. The flight then departs Conakry at 1510hrs and arrives in Dakar 1635hrs. The return flight departs Dakar at 18h05 and arrives in Dubai at 07h35 the next morning.
Last Updated on Sunday, 30 October 2016 22:27
Turkish Airlines adds Zanzibar, Tanzania, as its 293rd destination
Turkish Airlines is strengthening its presence in Africa by adding Zanzibar, the most prominent tourism destination of Tanzania, as its 3rd gateway in the country, with existing services to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Turkish Airlines will have a presence in 50 destinations in 31 African countries, making it one of the leading carriers to the continent.
Beginning from 12th December, flights to and from Zanzibar will be operated 3 times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Introductory round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Zanzibar starting from US $636 (including taxes and fees).
Last Updated on Sunday, 30 October 2016 12:46
Qatar Airways increases flights to Riyadh and Dammam
Qatar Airways has announced an increase in services to Dammam and Riyadh, connecting travelers from Saudi Arabia to more than 150 worldwide destinations through Hamad International Airport in Doha.
From 30th October 2016, Qatar Airways will add another eight flights a week to Riyadh and one more daily flight to Dammam, increasing its connectivity to the two major Saudi cities. Through its hub in Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways will operate four flights a day to King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, and five daily flights to King Fahad International Airport in Dammam.
The additional flights take Qatar Airways’ total connectivity within the Kingdom to 158 flights a week, serving eight destinations: Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah, Dammam, Hofuf, Gassim, Taif, and Abha.
Qatar Airways, the official sponsor of Al-Ahli Saudi FC and F.C. Barcelona recently announced hosting a friendly football match bringing together both teams to play at Shiekh Thani Bin Jassim Stadium (Al-Gharrafa Stadium) on Tuesday, 13 December, 2016.
“The new increase in our services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will enable fans of both teams to travel to Doha for the match in December, or travel directly to the clubs’ home town for matches, with more flight options making their journeys easier,” said Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Commercial Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Mr. Ehab Amin.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2016 19:15
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