Saudia Joins Skyteam

Saudia, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has officially joined the ranks of Skyteam, becoming the alliance’s first Middle Eastern member. The airline also took the opportunity to unveil its new brand identity and 2 special-liveried aircraft, an Airbus A320 deployed on regional and European routes as well as a Boeing 777-200 used on long-haul operations, during … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Retires Boeing 747s

Singapore Airlines has officially retired its Boeing 747 fleet, following the final commemorative flights by the iconic aircraft between Singapore and Hong Kong today. Flight SQ 748 landed at Singapore Changi International Airport at 1900 hrs, ending a 38-year relationship between the airline and the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Onboard the flight were company executives, media, invited guests and … Continue reading

Novotel Opens Second Location In Saudi Arabia

Accor’s midscale Novotel brand has opened its second property in Saudi Arabia, continuing the French hospitality giant’s expansion within the Kingdom. The 159-room Novotel Dammam Business Park is strategically located at the heart of the Dammam Business Park integrated complex with direct access to the Al Khobar-Dammam highway, from which King Fahd International Airport and downtown … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines Begin Flights To Second Saudi Destination

Malaysia Airlines has launched flights to Dammam, its second destination in Saudi Arabia after Jeddah. The inaugural flight, MH 154, arrived at King Fahd International Airport in the morning of 5 May 2010 from its Kuala Lumpur base.   Every Tuesday and Friday, flight MH 154 departs Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 2359 hrs, arriving in … Continue reading

More Flights From Lufthansa And Wataniya Airways In The Middle East

Travellers in the Middle East can look forward to greater regional and inter-continental connectivity with greater frequencies and new flights from Lufthansa and Wataniya Airways. The German airline will fly daily to Bahrain and Dammam from Frankfurt, while Wataniya Airways adds the Egyptian Red Sea destination of Sharm el Sheikh to its network.   Lufthansa … Continue reading