Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire New Terminal Opens at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and Tibah Airports Development Company last week announced the opening of the new terminal at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport (PMIA) in Madinah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:17:09 EST South African Airways Celebrates 10 Years Of Service Between Washington D.C. And Africa The airline is offering an anniversary sale of 10% off* (restrictions apply) all fares on flights from Washington, D.C. to select destinations in Africa Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:53:52 EST IATA and EUROCONTROL to Support Development of Improved Aeronautical Information Services in Africa IATA and EUROCONTROL signed an agreement to support African States that are part of ICAO AFI Region and their Air Navigation Service Providers in improving Aeronautical Information Services, including transition from AIS to Aeronautical Information Management Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:37:37 EST Emirates and Porter Airlines Announce New Interline Agreement Daily Service From Toronto to Dubai Departing From Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:42:39 EST Etihad Airways Posts Fourth Consecutive Year of Net Profit, Up 52 Per Cent to US$ 73 Million Revenue soars to US$ 7.6 billion on back of record passenger and cargo volumes - Passenger demand and revenue growth continues to outperform capacity intake Thu, 28 May 2015 11:43:00 EST South African Airways Expands West Africa Network With New Service Between Washington, D.C. & Accra, Ghana South African Airways (SAA) will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra's Kotoka International Airport on August 3, 2015. Wed, 27 May 2015 13:29:44 EST Qatar Airways Calls For Continued Open Skies His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways, held a landmark press conference in Washington D.C. today, adding the airline's voice to the ongoing US Open Skies debate. During his visit, Mr. Al Baker also met with government officials and prepared for upcoming US launches to Los Angeles, Boston, and Atlanta. Thu, 14 May 2015 11:16:05 EST Qatar Airways Announced Additional Non-Stop Daily Flights to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta Qatar Airways announces the next phase of its USA route development with the introduction of three new passenger routes to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. With these new destinations, Qatar Airways will offer daily nonstop services to all 10 of the largest metropolitan areas of the United States. Mon, 4 May 2015 13:25:05 EST UNWTO Expresses Its Full Support for Kenyan Tourism During a recent visit to Kenya, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, expressed the organization’s full confidence in the country’s tourism sector and its capacity to recover (25 April 2015). Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:29:11 EST UNWTO Supports Tunisia Tourism UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, participated last Sunday with other international dignitaries and UN representatives in the support march held in Tunes. On the occasion of his visit to Tunisia, Mr Rifai discussed the contribution of tourism to the country’s socio-economic development with President Beji Caid Essebsi and Prime Minister Habib Essid and agreed a new cooperation programme with the Minister of Tourism of Tunisia, Salma Elloumi Rekik (Tunes, Tunisia, 28-30 March 2015). Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:55:48 EST Travel Interest to Tunisia Down 22% Searches to Tunisia made by UK travellers have fallen by 22 per cent following the terrorist attack on Wednesday 18th March, according to hotel search website Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:44:55 EST Equatorial Guinea Graduates First Class Of Air Traffic Controllers New professionals are part of a program to upgrade civil aviation. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:22:26 EST South African Airways Resumes Nonstop Service Between Johannesburg And New York On Year-Round Basis South African Airways' (SAA) has resumed nonstop service on its daily flight from Johannesburg to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, effective March 7, 2015. While SAA's daily flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg has operated on a nonstop basis for several years, the return flight was making a 1-hour enroute stop in Dakar, Senegal, during the low season winter months. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:48:41 EST JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc to Become Codeshare Partners JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) and Royal Air Maroc, the flagship carrier of the Kingdom of Morocco, have filed an application with the U.S. Governments to enter into a codeshare partnership that will offer customers easy connections between the two airlines' networks. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:25:46 EST Investour 2015: Africa Needs a Stronger Brand Branding and promotion, foreign direct investment, human resources development and visa facilitation were among the key topics in focus at the VI Investment and Tourism Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR). 16 Tourism Ministers from Africa and the Middle East and experts from different areas attended the yearly Forum, held on the occasion of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR). Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:44:57 EST Air Canada to Launch Non-stop Service to Dubai Toronto global hub international expansion continues with new route to the Middle East Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:33:20 EST LogNet Travel Deploys a New ETravel Solution for Diesenhaus in Israel Diesenhaus, one of the largest travel companies in Israel, has launched a new eCommerce platform based on the eTravel solution from LogNet Travel. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:32:30 EST The Number of International Association Meetings in the GCC Region Has More Than Tripled over the Last 10 According to recent statistics, the GCC's USD 1.3 billion Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is set for continuous growth and expansion. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:21:37 EST Dubai Airports Welcomes Sheikh Mohammed’s Approval of $32bn DWC Airport Expansion Plan Dubai Airports today welcomed the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai endorsing the AED120bn (US$ 32bn) expansion of Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) which will ultimately accommodate more than 200 million passengers a year. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:54:48 EST News Brief: Aviation Day Sets Agenda for Enhanced Intra-African Connectivity The International Air Transport Association (IATA) African Aviation Day emphasized the need for intra-African air connectivity to spread economic and social prosperity across the continent. In particular, IATA noted that the liberalization of air rights for intra-Africa flights could yield significant benefits in both jobs and GDP growth. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:24:20 EST