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Arrivals soar in Kenya in Jan-Aug this year, doubling tourism earnings

According to Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala, Kenya's tourism earnings in the period from January to August increased by more than doubled to 167.1 billion shillings ($1 billion), compared with 83 billion shillings during the same period last year. An increase of 91% in international visitors to 924,812 contributed to the increased…
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Etihad Airways increases flights to the United States

In response to the launch of Etihad Airways' brand-new A350 aircraft, and an expanded partnership with JetBlue, Etihad Airways continues to strengthen its commitment to the US market by increasing flights from New York's JFK International Airport. As part of Etihad's commitment to the US market and its North American partners, the airline invited…
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Pilots at Lufthansa raise pay pressure, causing flights to be grounded

Lufthansa canceled hundreds of flights Friday after pilots staged a one-day strike to press their demands for better pay and conditions at the country's biggest carrier in support of their demands. During the walkout, the airline reported about 800 flights were grounded at its two largest hubs, Frankfurt and Munich, as a result of the walkout. The…
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Emirates airline carried over 10 million passengers this summer

Nearly 35,000 Emirates flights were operated to 130 destinations this summer, carrying more than 10 million passengers. The airline also ramped up operations to serve customer demand during this busy period. This included reinstating daily services to London Stansted, and expanding flights to 33 cities on popular routes across Europe, Asia, and the…
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Emirates to resume direct A380 services to Auckland and Kuala Lumpur

Starting on 1 December, Emirates will restore non-stop A380 service between Auckland and Kuala Lumpur. As of now, the airline operates Boeing 777-300ERs from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland. The A380 flights will delink both cities and provide direct services to and from Dubai. Customers will benefit from enhanced flexibility and more seat availability…
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Air Arabia launches the first route connecting Sharjah and Milan

The first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) offering services in the Middle East and North Africa, Air Arabia has announced that it will launch direct flights from Sharjah to Milan, the capital city of Italy. From December 7, 2022, four weekly direct flights will connect Sharjah International Airport with Milan Bergamo Airport. Air Arabia's…
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Flagship Emirates A380 will return to Perth on December 1

A380 flights will be reintroduced to Perth from 1st December as part of Emirates' service ramp-up to Australia. As a result of the upgrade, Emirates will have close to 500 seats available on every flight between its hub Dubai and Perth. The EK420 flight from Dubai departs at 02:45, arriving in Perth at 17:20, while the EK421 flight departs from…
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Manila will now be served twice a day by Etihad Airways

In the coming winter, Etihad Airways will offer an additional daily service between the UAE and Manila. As of 30th October, there will be a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Manila. This will provide guests with a total of 14 flights a week between the two cities. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the world's most modern and fuel-efficient…
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Lufthansa Consulting signs agreement with BAS

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has signed a consultancy agreement with Lufthansa Consulting (LCG) to provide business optimization and process improvement consulting services. With the objective of improving efficiency and achieving operational excellence, LCG will conduct a comprehensive study of BAS's current operating model in order to assist…
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