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

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

Accor’s Sofitel Brand Enters Abu Dhabi

Sofitel, Accor’s luxury brand, has arrived in Abu Dhabi with the opening of the new Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Part of the new Capital Plaza development, the 282-room hotel is ideally located in the heart of the UAE capital and a stone’s throw away from the seafront. Featuring a contemporary architectural style, the hotel’s decor … 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