IATA: Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the 2016 Arab Air Carriers’ Organization

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It’s a pleasure to attend my first AGM of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) in Morocco. I thank Hamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc for the superb hospitality in hosting this event. Casablanca is a great place for …

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Ethiopian Airlines Plans To Make Bangkok Southeast Asian Hub

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Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) is planning to develop Bangkok Suvarnabhumi into its Southeast Asian hub the airline’s regional manager for Thailand and Southeast Asia, Meaza Taye, has told The Nation newspaper. The Star Alliance carrier currently uses the airport …

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Qazaq Air launches operations in Kazakhstan

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Qazaq Air (IATA code IQ) is a new regional carrier based at Almaty (ALA) in Kazakhstan. The airline has been funded by the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna which also has a 51% stake in the national carrier Air Astana. The …

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Suicide Bombing At Kabul International Airport

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A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul Airport, with scores feared dead and injured, officials said. An official at the scene told Reuters that the suicide attack appeared to be aimed at two armoured vehicles, though it was …

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Beijing Wins Bid To Host Winter Olympics in 2022

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Beijing has been selected to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 – becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter games. The Chinese capital was selected ahead of a rival bid from Kazakhstan’s Almaty. Beijing and Almaty …

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Paul Simmons Appointed As Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer

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Malaysia Airlines yesterday officially announced the appointment of Paul Simmons as Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Commercial Officer.  Paul is expected to commence his new role by the 1st December 2015. Announcing the appointment, MAS’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said “On …

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Qatar Airways Launches Zanzibar Route

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Qatar Airways launched its second new destination of the year, touching down in the Spice Island of Zanzibar earlier. Zanzibar is the airline’s third route in Tanzania, following Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Qatar Airways will initially operate five weekly flights to …

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Emirates Denies Subsidy and Unfair Competition Allegations By “US Big Three”

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Emirates yesterday (30th June, 2015) released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the “big three” US legacy carriers – Delta, United and American Airlines. The full document was released to the media and public, …

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Korean Air Signed US$12bn MoU with Airbus and Boeing

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Korean Air has signed a memorandum of understanding totaling more than US$12 billion with Airbus and Boeing for the purchase of more than 100 new aircraft today at the Paris Air show. According to the deal, Korean Air will purchase …

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Top 10 Travel Destinations In The World for 2015

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As summer 2015 chronologically kicks off in exactly a week (In 2015, the summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT), i still receive tons of questions about the top travel destinations passionate travelers can explore for …

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