September 17, 2020


Today, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced plans to expand two of its signature Centurion Lounges and introduced The Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of new health and safety protocols and practices, which will be implemented in all Centurion Lounges as they reopen (some starting in early October). The Centurion Lounge at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will relocate to a larger location in the brand new Terminal"...

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September 16, 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume its A380 service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) - serving market demand and offering customers more travel options.

The airline resumed flights to the Russian capital last week and due to strong passenger demand, its iconic Emirates A380 will operate the Dubai to Moscow route starting September 18. Emirates currently serves five cities utilising its A380 aircraft including, Cairo, Paris, London Heathrow, Guangzhou and Toronto.


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September 15, 2020

ABU DHABI, 14th September, 2020 (WAM) -- Boeing and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace company’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme with a cross-country flight using a 50/50 blend of sustainable and traditional jet fuel.

Flying from Seattle to Boeing’s manufacturing site in South Carolina, Etihad’s newest 787-10 Dreamliner used the maximum sustainable fuel blend permitted for commercial aviation. The transcontinental flight also demonstrated a new way for pilots, air traffic controllers and airline operations centers to communicate simultaneously and optimize routing.


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September 15, 2020

ABU DHABI, 14th September, 2020 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with MCI Middle East to be the official travel and destination management partner of its key events in 2021 and 2022.

Etihad will offer speaker and travel management services for all conferences serviced by MCI in Abu Dhabi. This new agreement allows exhibitors, speakers and visitors to purchase Etihad’s full conference package at a special rate, which includes event entrance, flights, hotel accommodation and ground transportation.

Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice President Destination"...

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September 14, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has partnered with Singapore food technology startup Lumitics to trial the use of computer vision and machine learning in order to reduce food wastage on Etihad flights.

The partnership will see Etihad and Lumitics track unconsumed Economy class meals from Etihad’s flights, with the collated data used to highlight food consumption and wastage patterns across the network. Analysis of the results will help to reduce food waste, improve meal planning and reduce operating costs, said a statement.


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September 13, 2020

Etihad is resuming flights to Morocco as the country reopens to international travellers.

The national airline of the UAE will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca in the Kingdom of Morocco from September 19.

The airline will initially operate three flights per week from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca. From October 28, the airline will also fly twice per week to Rabat.

The addition of Casablanca and Rabat means that Etihad is now flying to 58 destinations worldwide.


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September 12, 2020

The UAE is committed to ensure a safe return to service for Boeing B737 MAX in the UAE as it continues working extensively with the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing and UAE operators on resolving issues regarding B737 MAX, said Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Civil Aviation Authority.

Highlighting the GCAA's commitment regarding the return of Boeing B737 MAX aircraft to the UAE airspace, Al Suwaidi said that it will continue working extensively with the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Boeing and UAE operators on resolving"...

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September 12, 2020

(WAM) -- Emirates Digital Wallet LLC, along with First Abu Dhabi Bank, FAB, Mashreq Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Mastercard today announced the launch of klip, Emirates Digital Wallet’s Digital Cash Platform.

klip offers a simple way for users to transfer money to others via a mobile number and allows users to seamlessly pay for goods in-store using the existing merchant reach offered by its partner banks. It further enables small businesses to start accepting digital payments via mobile phones, meaning more businesses can tap into the digital economy.


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September 12, 2020

MOSCOW, 11th September 2020 (WAM) - Russian flagship air carrier Aeroflot will on Friday resume its flights to the UAE, interrupted this spring amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to Russian news agency TASS .

The flights will be carried out twice a week - on Friday and Saturday. The first flight is scheduled to take off at 2:30 Moscow time on Friday.

COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from. Upon"...

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September 9, 2020

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, has announced plans to increase its flight frequency between Manila and Dubai, from its current two-flights-a-week schedule to thrice weekly beginning October.

Once regulatory approval is secured, CEB’s Dubai-Manila flights will start operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while its Manila-Dubai service will be on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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