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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 19 May 16-31, 2015  


United offers concessional fare for media, Armed Forces personnel
-A Monitor report Dhaka : United Airways is offering media and Armed Forces personnel 10 per cent concession on the adult basic fare in all domestic sectors operated by United Airways (BD) Ltd. This fare is applicable to active media and Armed Forces personnel of Bangladesh and their family members travelling at their own expenses. This offer is under the airline's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Family members are defined as spouse, dependent children between the age of 1. More...
Thai Airways returns to Q1 net profit
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Thai Airways International returned to net profit in the first quarter, sending its shares sharply higher, as a bumper foreign exchange gain and increased tourism traffic wiped out the impact of rising restructuring costs. The flag carrier aims to boost its passengers numbers. It is targeting a cabin load factor, the percentage of available seats sold, of 80 per cent for the whole 2015 versus 76 percent in April, President Charumporn Jotikasthira said. "The weaknes. More...
Air Arabia reports first quarter 2015 net profit of AED 85m
-A Monitor Report Sharjah : Air Arabia, the first and largest low cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2015 as the airline's route and hub expansion strategy continued to deliver strong financials and healthy passenger number growth. For the three months ending March 31, 2015, Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED 85 million, an increase of 13 per cent on the corresponding 2014 figure of AED 75 million. During. More...
Turkish Airlines records US$153m net profit
_A Monitor Report Istanbul : Turkish Airlines revealed its latest consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2015. According to the report, Turkish Airlines sales revenue decreased by 4 per cent in US Dollar terms due to Euro depreciation, ending up with a total of US$2.219billion. Despite the strong competitive environment among the world's leading players and severe operating conditions due to the fuel price and currency fluctuations, Turkish Airlines continues its' profitable a. More...
Cathay Pacific takes delivery of 50th Boeing B777-300ER
_A Monitor Report Hong Kong : Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing B777-300ER (Extended Range). With this delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 B777s in operation, which also includes 12 B777-300s and five B777-200s. Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more B777-300ERs this year, and is one of the launch customers for the B777X with 21 B777-9X airplanes on order. "The B777-300ER forms the backbone of our long-haul fleet," said Ivan Chu, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific A. More...
New Malaysia Airlines CEO warns of tough path ahead
-A Monitor Report Kuala Lumpur (AFP) : The new CEO of Malaysia Airlines has told its employees that the troubled carrier faces a direr outlook than previously thought and warned of coming job cuts, saying the company does not "have enough work for you." The gloomy outlook from Christoph Mueller was contained in a memo to the stricken airline's employees dated May 5 and obtained by AFP on April 8. "The financial situation of MAS in 2015 is more challenging than we all thought and it is a call. More...
Emirates' profit surges 40pc to record US$ 1.2 billion
-A Monitor Report Dubai : Emirates Airlines a major subsidiary of Dubai based Emirates Group, make a record profit of US$ 1.2 billion, during the financial year ending March 31, 2015, recording 40 per cent growth over the previous year. Revenue of the airline also increased by 7 per cent to US$ 24.2 billion. Emirates Group itself recorded profit for the consecutive 27th year end during the year 2014-15, recorded a profit of US$ 1.5 billion, 34 per cent higher than in the previous year and sec. More...
Qatar Airways offers 2 for 1 premium offer
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Qatar Airways is offering customers in Bangladesh a fabulous "Double The Luxury" promotion for Premium Class travel to exciting destinations around the world. Passengers booking a Business Class or First Class ticket (where Business Class is not available) will receive a complimentary ticket for a companion by just paying the taxes and applicable surcharges. The promotion runs from May 11 to 17, 2015, and is valid for travel from May 15 to December 10, 2015. Other . More...
Kuwait Airways receives two Airbus A320 aircraft
_A Monitor Report Kuwait City : As part of its fleet development programme, Kuwait Airways received two new A320 aircraft from Airbus recently. These two aircraft are part of the agreement with Airbus to upgrade Kuwait Airways fleet. At present, the number of aircraft already received is six of the same type. Rasha Abdulaziz Al-Roumi, Kuwait Airways Chairperson and Managing Director, Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Department Directors and senior KAC officials were pres. More...
Oman Air wins double at World Travel Awards Middle East 2015
_A Monitor Report Oman : Oman Air has won two awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2015. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman came top in the "Middle East's Leading Airline- Business Class" and "Middle East's Leading Airline- Economy Class" categories at a glittering ceremony which was held on May 5 at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai. This is the second years in a row that Oman Air has taken the titles, which are voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide. Abdulra. More...
Etihad says top US airlines get US$71.5b in subsidies
Abu Dhabi (AFP) : Etihad Airways said on May 15 that the US government has provided America's three biggest airlines with more than US$70 billion in benefits and concessions, citing a report it commissioned. The Abu Dhabi-based airline has itself come under attack from US rivals over subsidies. "US airlines have received benefits valued at US$71.48 billion, more than US$70 billion of which has been since 2000, enabling the nation's three largest carriers to transition from the verge of bankrup. More...
Abacus voted 'Best New Technology' for the 2015
_A Monitor Report Shanghai : Abacus, the Asia Pacific region's leading travel solutions provider was voted the 'Best New Technology' in its category for the prestigious 2015 China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards, hosted in Shanghai on May 6. TravelWeekly China readers credited the technology company's pioneering mainland team for their 'most outstanding product innovation and R&D' with a 'first-class product' developed to achieve 'competitive advantage'. Abacus's treatment of industry par. More...
79pc of US voters want govt to tackle threat from Gulf carriers
_A Monitor Report Washington : A large majority of US voters want to see their government stand up to the threat posed from airlines from the Gulf region, according to a new survey. A poll of American voters conducted recently showed that over 79 per cent believe that the US government should act to remedy trade violations of Open Skies Agreements and stand up for American workers. The poll results follow a move by three US airlines- United, Delta and American- to produce a white paper claimi. More...
Bangkok Airways latest airline to participate in Global Explorer
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Bangkok Airways is the latest airline to participate in Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by oneworld member airlines and selected partners outside the global alliance, with effect from - May 1. It is the first time that Bangkok Airways' flights have been made available through a round-the-world fare. Global Explorer, one of the most popular round-the-world fares available globally, offers simple, flexible, and great value travel around-the-world. P. More...
QA increases frequency to ten destinations
-A Monitor Report Doha : Qatar Airways has responded to the continuous rise in passenger demand with an increase in the frequency of weekly flights to 10 of its most popular destinations throughout the Middle East and Europe. The airline, which currently flies to 146 destinations around the globe, will implement the frequency increases over the next few months for a mix of business and leisure destinations. Commencing May 16, 2015, the airline will permanently increase weekly frequencies to se. More...
Alitalia, Etihad commemorate opening of joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
-A Monitor Report Milan : Alitalia and Etihad Airways celebrated the opening of their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 on May 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Silvano Cassano, Chief Executive Officer of Alitalia, and James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways and Vice Chairman of Alitalia. The airlines are Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, which takes place under the theme of 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' from May 1 until October 31. . More...
- Emirates? SkyCargo Night held in the City
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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