01242020

Bahamas breaks seven million guest barrier in 2019

Bahamas welcomed a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019. The ministry of tourism attributes this historic success to data-driven, agile marketing, authentic storytelling, and aggressive PR, sales and airlift strategies. “It [...]

Boeing predicts mid-2020 return for 737 Max

Boeing has predicted a “mid-2020” return to service for the 737 Max, months later than anticipated. Trading was halted in Boeing shares following release of the news, with the price having fallen five per cent earlier. Source link

Davies Tanner continues to grow client list

Specialist tourism, travel and business events communications agency, Davies Tanner, has seen significant client growth in the second half of 2019, securing over £400,000 of additional fee income. Source link

Ryanair calls for air passenger duty holiday for whole aviation sector

Ryanair has written to chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, calling on him to extend the air passenger duty ‘holiday’ given to Flybe, to all UK airlines. Source link

Delta Air Lines reports best ever financial results

Delta Air Lines has reported total revenue of $47 billion for financial 2019, up 7.5 per cent over 2018. The American carrier said it had secured adjusted earnings per share of $7.31, a 30 per cent increase year-over-year. Source link

Trudeau suggests missile downed Ukraine jet

Justin Trudeau has said evidence suggests a missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week. Iran’s civil aviation chief, however, said he was “certain” that the plane was not hit by a missile. Source [...]

Dubai property market significantly recovers in 2019

Dubai registered a total of 41,988 real estate transactions in 2019, according to Data Finder, the real estate insights and data platform under the Property Finder Group. Source link

Heathrow seeks planning application this year

Heathrow has announced it will launch an eight-week public consultation to finalise proposals for expansion. The move follows a recent decision by the UK’s aviation regulator, the CAA, to cap early spending on the project. Source link

Fireworks galore for Dubai Shopping Festival

As the celebrations for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival continue, residents and visitors are enjoying the most spectacular fireworks shows every single night across the entire city. Source link

Garuda Indonesia tops OAG punctuality tables

The results of the annual OAG Punctuality League have been revealed, with Garuda Indonesia takes the top spot globally and regionally. The airline recorded an on-time performance 95 per cent for 2019. Source link