Qatar Airways placed $300 million order from Rolls-Royce for Trent 700 engines

Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-18 — / — Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Qatar Airways for Trent 700 engines, with long-term TotalCare® support, to power five Airbus A330 freighter aircraft.  The order for five Airbus A330 Freighters and eight options was announced by the airline on the first day of the Dubai Air Show. Qatar Airways Chief… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways announced passengers carried and passenger capacity increase in its combined traffic figures for October 2013

Hong Kong, 2013-11-18 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for October 2013 that show an increase in both passengers carried and passenger capacity, alongside a small year-on-year drop in cargo and mail tonnage. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,533,066 passengers in October – an increase… Read the full press release

Laos Prime Minister receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism from UNWTO Secretary-General

Madrid, Spain, 2013-11-18 — / — The Prime Minister of Laos, Thongsing Thammavong, acknowledged tourism as central to the agenda of the government of Laos when accepting the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism from UNWTO Secretary-General, in support of mainstreaming the sector in the national and international agendas. Prime Minister Thammavong said, “Tourism development is… Read the full press release

UAE national airline Etihad Airways announced it ordered 199 aircraft and 294 engines for US$ 67 billion, its largest ever fleet order

Orders 117 Airbus and 82 Boeing aircraft Confirms 127 GE Aviation, 115 Rolls-Royce and 52 CFM engines Total list price of combined orders tops US$ 67 billion Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-11-18 — / — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced its largest ever fleet order, for 199 aircraft and 294 engines,… Read the full press release

Emirates Flight Academy to address the 40,000 pilots shortage across the Middle East

40,000 pilots needed in the region over next 20 years Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-18 — / — Emirates Flight Academy will help address the need for 40,000 pilots in the Middle East over the next two decades in support of a fast growing aviation sector. Representatives of the academy have been explaining the latest developments at Dubai Air… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific’s Business Class named “Best Airline Business Class” at 2013 Business Traveller China Awards

Hong Kong, 2013-11-18 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways’ efforts to provide world-beating inflight products coupled with superior service were acknowledged when the airline took the “Best Airline Business Class” honour at the 2013 Business Traveller China Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Beijing on Friday, 15 November. The honour comes on top of a number… Read the full press release

airberlin announced its popular “Flying home for Christmas” special, 19 – 21 November 2013

Berlin, Germany, 2013-11-18 — / — airberlin is once again offering its popular “Flying home for Christmas” special from 19th to 21st November 2013. This offer is particularly aimed at flight guests whose families live in another city yet who wish to spend the Christmas holiday surrounded by loved ones. Germany’s second largest airline is flying its flight guests… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague and luxury brands Bvlgari, Brioni, Laurent-Perrier, and Tatiana Kovaříková hosted charity dinner for Pink Bubble Foundation

Prague, Czech Republic, 2013-11-18 — / — Four Seasons Hotel Prague hosted the charity dinner BUBLINKY for Pink Bubble Foundation on October 23, 2013 at its restaurant CottoCrudo. A number of well-known brands – Italian jewelry designer Bvlgari, Brioni fashion house, Laurent-Perrier luxury Champagne, and Czech fashion designer Tatiana Kovaříková supported this special event. The joint efforts of all of the partners raised CZK 172,000 to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa to offer authentic, customized Chinese cuisine on request

Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Republic of Maldives, 2013-11-18 — / — Chinese guests seeking a taste of home are in some of the best hands in the Maldives at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, thanks to Singaporean Executive Chef Simon Song. Since joining the Resort in 2012, Chef Song has elevated Kuda Huraa’s Asian culinary offerings to… Read the full press release

United Airlines starts new daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Atlantic City International Airport

Chicago, Il, United States, 2013-11-18 — / — United Airlines​ has announced it will inaugurate new daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Atlantic City International Airport to begin on April 1, 2014. “On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I want to thank United Airlines for adding new service to Atlantic City from O’Hare International Airport,” said Rosemarie S. Andolino,… Read the full press release