Etihad Boosts Inflight Entertainment With Live Television

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has boosted its inflight entertainment offering with the introduction of 8 live television channels.   The Abu Dhabi-based carrier began broadcasting BBC World News, BBC Arabic, Euronews and Sport 24 on 1 November 2013 across 21 widebody aircraft, with CNBC, NHK World Premium and CNN to follow … Continue reading

Gulf Air Receives New A330-200 With Communications Suite

Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air has added a new Airbus A330-200 aircraft fitted with an improved onboard communications suite to its fleet. The ‘Sky Hub’ system promises an improved inflight entertainment experience offering passengers full broadband and mobile connectivity, as well as a global live television service.   Two-way Broadband Internet Access Gulf Air is offering two-way broadband internet connectivity at speeds … Continue reading

Gulf Air To Launch New Services To Copenhagen And Nairobi, Add Milan Frequencies

Gulf Air has announced expansion plans to its flight network with new routes and frequency increases as part of plans to compete with regional rivals Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. The Bahraini national carrier will launch services to Copenhagen and make a return to Nairobi after an absence of 7 years, as well as raise … Continue reading

Gulf Air Plans Kabul Services

Bahraini carrier Gulf Air has announced that it is planning to launch nonstop flights between Manama and Kabul. When operations commence on 15 June 2011, the airline will become the first Middle Eastern airline to serve Afghanistan, offering connectivity options to travellers from regional and European destinations involved in the revitalization of the country.   Flight GF … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Continue Network Expansions

The airlines of the Arab gulf states boast some of the industry’s fastest network and capacity growth rates. Following a successful 2010, this trend is set to continue in 2011 with Gulf Air and Qatar Airways commencing flights to new destinations, while heavyweight Emirates has announced it will offer flights between Dubai and Copenhagen later in the … Continue reading