Emirates : expands its Bangkok operations with a fourth daily flight

Emirates starts an exciting new year in Thailand as the airline announces adding a fourth flight between Bangkok and Dubai from 1 January 2023, boosting connectivity between the two gateways and providing more options for travellers. The additional frequency will help serve the increased demand for international travel to and from Bangkok, as Thailand’s travel and tourism sector experience a steep revival.
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Etihad Airways : relaunches flights to Kolkata

Etihad Airways has signalled a further chapter in its expansion plans as it relaunches flights to Kolkata, India. From 26 March 2023, the airline will fly daily on the Abu Dhabi – Kolkata route, providing a total of seven weekly nonstop services to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) The flights will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft, offering Etihad’s award-winning service to guests in eight seats in Business Class and 150 in Economy.
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Ethiopian Airlines : to resume flights to Singapore

Ethiopian Airlines, the leading airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will resume direct services to Singapore on 25 March 2023. The flight will be operated four times a week with the ultramodern B787 Dreamliner. Regarding the restarting of the flights, Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “We are delighted to continue our service to Singapore, which was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The flight will further expand our network in Asia and create air connectivity for passengers travelling between Africa and Singapore. The new flight will also facilitate trade, investment, and tourism ties between Africa and Singapore. In line with our plan for growing our network around the world, we will keep on opening new routes to enhance connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world via Addis Ababa.”
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Wizz Air : expanding in Georgia

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, announces further expansion to its base in Kutaisi, where it allocates one of its Airbus A321neo aircraft. The allocation of the new aircraft is enabling the launch of five new routes as well as increased frequency on 4 routes from Kutaisi. The new route can be already booked, with tickets available now at wizzair.com or on the airline’s mobile app.
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Emirates: More than 30 Emirates Lounges now open worldwide

Celebrating the re-opening of the Emirates Lounge in Concourse C, Dubai International Airport – the 7th Dubai lounge to reopen after the pandemic, premium passengers can look forward to an exceptionally comfortable travel experience during the upcoming peak travel period, as more than 30 Emirates Lounges around the world have returned to full service. Located in Concourse C, adjacent to Gates C09, the newly re-opened Emirates Lounge is a 1308 square metre and 265- seat dedicated space for rest, relaxation, and refreshment before travel. First and Business Class customers can access the lounge on a complimentary basis, as well as Silver, Gold and Platinum Skywards members.
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Emirates flags a month long busy travel period in late November to late December 2022

Emirates is highlighting a busy travel period for both inbound and outbound travel through Dubai for the next month, and recommending passengers arrive to the airport 3 hours in advance of their flight, as well as taking advantage of multiple services that enhance seamless travel. From the 19th of November onwards, Dubai will begin to see a surge in inbound traffic, including visitors for the myriad of winter events like those attending the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, travellers headed to Doha for football matches, and those arriving for the Emirates Dubai 7s which is set to welcome 5,500 athletes from 32 countries. UAE National Day will also see a high level of outbound travel as UAE residents enjoy the long weekend, and from December 16 onwards, Emirates is expecting the seasonal super outbound peak for the festive period.
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Football fans won’t miss a moment of the action with Emirates ice

Emirates multi award-winning inflight entertainment system ice won’t be letting football fans down this winter, as all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022matches will be aired live on Sport 24 onboard the aircraft, as well as in the A380 onboard lounges, and across dedicated Emirates airport lounges – ensuring fans don’t miss a moment of the action.
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Oman Air Launches Special Fares for World Cup Travelers from GCC

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is offering special GCC fares to Muscat for those planning on heading to the World Cup.All GCC nationals and residents can purchase the specially priced tickets at just OMR 149 for Economy Class and OMR 309 for Business Class, with Oman Air also providing easy onward connections to the games, available separately. Whether a convenient stopover or an extended getaway in Muscat, it’s the perfect excuse to experience Oman’s breathtaking natural beauty and signature warm hospitality.
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Emirates and Gulf Air Launch Codeshare Partnership

Emirates and Gulf Air have today officially signed a unilateral codeshare partnership, starting this December.The new agreement will offer easy connections and expanded choices for Gulf Air customers connecting to Dubai and onwards to a host of Emirates destinations across Europe, Africa, South America and the Far East. The agreement was signed on the first day of the Bahrain Airshow, signalling a growing relationship between both airlines following on the framework of cooperation established last year.
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Qatar Airways to increase flight frequencies to more than 150 global destinations this winter

Qatar Airways is set to further boost its growing network with increased flight frequencies to multiple popular destinations across the globe to meet travel demand during the peak winter holiday season. This increase is part of the airline’s ongoing efforts to provide greater choice and seamless connectivity to passengers as they discover the world, via the airline’s home and hub Hamad International Airport (HIA). Qatar Airways is also launching its inaugural services to Dusseldorf, with daily flights starting from 15 November 2022, the airline’s fourth destination in Germany.
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Emirates and Air Canada Activate Codeshare Partnership to Extend Global Networks

Emirates and Air Canada announced the launch of their codeshare cooperation. The new partnership will allow customers of the carriers to enjoy seamless connectivity to 46 markets spanning three continents, including to destinations across the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. Frequent flyer members of Skywards and Aeroplan will soon be able to earn and redeem points or miles when flying with both airlines. Enhanced customer offering implemented with the issuance of a single ticket and baggage transfers through to the final destination.
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Qatar Airways and JetBlue Further Enhance Codeshare Agreement

Qatar Airways today announced the deepening of its relationship with JetBlue through the expansion of the airlines’ codeshare agreement. This expansion allows JetBlue passengers to enjoy unrivalled travel options between the United States and 11 new destinations, in 8 different countries across Africa and Asia via Doha’s Hamad International Airport. Incredible cities to be discovered include Accra, Addis-Ababa, Alexandria, Bangkok, Cairo, Denpasar, Harare, Jakarta, Khartoum, Phuket, and Windhoek. These 11 new markets will be added to the 13 existing codeshare destinations already available to JetBlue customers within the Qatar Airways’ network in Africa, Asia and Middle-East.
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Oman Air to launch four flights a week services between Muscat and Phuket

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will offer four flights a week between Muscat and Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular resort islands, starting from 15th November 2022. The flights will operate on (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).The Tuesday flight from Muscat will depart at 09:40 and arrive in Phuket at 18:50. The Thursday flight from Muscat will depart at 22:50 and arrive in Phuket on Sunday at 08:00. The first flight on Saturday will depart Muscat at 09:40 and arrive in Phuket at 18:50, while the second flight will depart at 22:50 and arrive on Sunday at 08:00.
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Emirates activates codeshare agreement with Batik Air

Emirates has recently activated its codeshare partnership with Batik Air, expanding choice and connectivity options for its customers with access to 25 Indonesian points on a single ticket and one baggage policy. Under the newly activated agreement, Emirates has placed its code on 8 routes operated by Batik Air via Jakarta to - Balikpapan (BPN), Denpasar (DPS), Medan (KNO), Manado (MDC), Padang (PDG), Surakarta (SOC), Surabaya (SUB) and Makassar (UPG). In addition, via an interline agreement, Emirates customers can also easily access 17 more domestic Indonesian points via Jakarta and Denpasar, to cities such as Praya (LOP), Semarang (SRG), Sorong (SOQ)
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flynas Increases Its Flights Frequency Between Jeddah and Tashkent

flynas, the Saudi carrier and leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, announced increasing the frequency of its direct flights between Jeddah and the Uzbek capital Tashkent from twice a week to daily flights, starting from 15 November. The increase in the number of flights to Tashkent comes in response to the increasing demand and to facilitate the transportation of pilgrims, Umrah performers, and visitors coming to visit the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, in addition to facilitating movement for citizens of the two countries for investment and tourism.
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Emirates A380 debuts in Bengaluru

Emirates’ flagship A380 made a landmark touchdown at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport, marking the first commercial flight to the South Indian city’s airport of the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The special service from Dubai to Bengaluru, operating as EK562 will commence on 30 October.
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flydubai expands operations in Maldives with launch of daily services to Gan International Airport

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, continues to grow its operations to the island nation of the Maldives with the launch of a new daily service to Gan International Airport (GAN) from 04 February 2023. flydubai started its operations to the Maldives in 2013 with the launch of direct flights to Velana International Airport (MLE) in the capital Male’. With the start of the new daily service to Gan next year, the carrier will increase its frequency to the market to 28 flights a week.
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Vistara starts non stop daily flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, effective (01 October 2022) inaugurates non-stop, daily flights between Mumbai (India) and Abu Dhabi (UAE). The inaugural flight will depart from Mumbai at 1910 Hours (IST) and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 2040 Hours (GST), making Vistara the first-ever carrier to offer the choice of Premium Economy class on the route, in addition to Business and Economy class.
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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches new route to Moscow

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, has announced the launch of its new route from Abu Dhabi to Moscow in Russia.The new direct flights will connect Abu Dhabi International Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport with a frequency of five flights weekly, starting from November 18, 2022.As part of its expansion plan, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi continues to add more connectivity to and from the capital city. Its fleet has also witnessed expansion, from just two Airbus A320 aircraft at inception to eight new aircraft today.
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Air Arabia to help launch new low-cost airline in Sudan

A Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group and Emirati Air Arabia form a joint venture to launch a new low-cost airline in Sudan. The new air carrier will be called Air Arabia Sudan. The new company will be based in Khartoum International Airport (KRT) in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Air Arabia Sudan will operate a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft and will adopt Air Arabia Group’s low-cost business model. Work on securing the relevant approvals and licenses is scheduled to commence shortly, DAL Group and Air Arabia announced in a statement released on September 22, 2022.
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