Qatar Airways today announced its Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Doha today, establishing Hamad International Airport as the only airport in the Middle East to be operated with a scheduled service by a North American carrier. The flight was welcomed with a water cannon salute at Hamad International Airport and a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Her Excellency Ambassador Stefanie McCollum, Ambassador of Canada to Qatar along with Qatar... Read More
Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has finalised a codeshare agreement with Air Canada applicable for travel between Doha and Toronto. Sales have started with the first codeshare flight to operate from 15 December 2020. The agreement reinforces Qatar Airways’ long-term commitment to Canadian passengers, and to boosting Canada’s global connectivity to support the recovery of tourism and trade. Qatar Airways’ passengers can now enjoy seamless, one-stop connections to... Read More
Emirates has been rated the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 Pandemic according to the Safe Travel Barometer. The airline, which has set industry-leading safety standards since the resumption of its operations back in May, has topped the ranks with a ‘Safe Travel Score’ of 4.4 out of 5.0 among 230+ airlines evaluated worldwide. The score is based on an independent audit of 26 health and... Read More
Qatar Airways has launched a global programme exclusive to students worldwide. Student Club is powered by the airline’s loyalty programme, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and offers a range of benefits curated for students to support them throughout their educational journey. Members of the Student Club will enjoy great savings and bespoke benefits. They will also be automatically enrolled to Qatar Airways Privilege Club – unlocking even greater rewards – and... Read More
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has partnered with Verteil Technologies, a New Distribution Capability (NDC) aggregation partner, as it continues its NDC strategy launched earlier this year. The new partnership will enable Etihad to expand its global NDC distribution with a particular focus on India, the home market of Verteil. The technology company will provide Etihad with its International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified NDC distribution platform, Verteil... Read More
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will launch daily scheduled year-round flights to Tel Aviv, the economic and technological centre of Israel. The launch of flights follows the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the two nations and the signing of the Abraham Accords between the UAE and Israel in Washington D.C. on 15 September. Only a month later, Etihad became the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger... Read More
Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched its services between Delhi and Dehradun, marking its entry into Uttarakhand. The airline will operate three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Vistara is also the first airline to offer Premium Economy Class of travel between Delhi and Dehradun, in addition to Business and Economy Class. The inaugural flight departed from Delhi at 1350 hours today and arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly... Read More
Qatar Airways has brought claims in the English High Court against the Al Arabiya news channel relating to a video simulation published in August 2017 which purported to explain the effect of the illegal blockade on Qatar and Qatar Airways. In a 130-page judgement of the English High Court published on Friday 6 November 2020, the court dismissed Al Arabiya's application to contest the jurisdiction of the English court to... Read More
Etihad announced a new organisational structure that will position the business to deliver on its mandate in the wake of COVID-19 and meet the challenges of the global downturn in aviation head-on. The restructuring sees the airline continuing its transformation into a mid-sized, full-service carrier concentrating on its fleet of widebody aircraft, with a leaner, flatter and scaleable organisational structure that supports organic growth as the world returns to flying. By... Read More
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight and passenger markets pointing that air cargo demand though encouraging, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels and passenger demand remained highly depressed. Passenger: Total demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) was 72.8% below September 2019 levels (only slightly improved over the 75.2% year-to-year decline recorded in August). Capacity was down 63% compared to a year... Read More
Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, recently announced the results of the second wave of its customer survey to gauge passenger sentiment about flying in the current times. Conducted between 17 August and 02 September 2020, about 4,550 customers responded to the survey. Overall, the responses indicate increased passenger confidence since the first customer survey rolled out by Vistara in June 2020. First Survey: Vistara Survey Reveals 65% of Customers Willing to... Read More
Vistara, India's finest full-service carrier, today operated its first flight between Delhi and Dhaka, operated by its Airbus A320neo aircraft. The inaugural flight departed from Delhi at 0630 hrs (IST) and landed in Dhaka at 0920 hrs (BST). Starting today, the airline will be operating special, non-stop flights twice a week between the two cities under the bilateral 'transport bubble' between India and Bangladesh. Vistara will accept all eligible customers... Read More
At times like this, when the world is fighting the COVID-19, no doubt Airlines have been hit hard by the pandemic and so as the travel and hospitality industry. At the outbreak of the virus, having no options left, airlines have cancelled the flights, stopped specific sectors or even halted operations in regions as specified by the respective government bodies. Today, though the high flying steel birds started taking off... Read More
Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today announced special, non-stop flights between Delhi and Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, from 19 November 2020. The airline will operate its Airbus A320neo twice a week between the two cities, on Thursdays and Sundays, as part of the bilateral ‘transport bubble’ agreement between India and Qatar. Bookings are being progressively opened on all channels, including Vistara’s website, mobile app, and... Read More
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