Opening its doors at Nakheel Mall located on Palm Jumeirah, the word ‘depachika’ is a combination of the Japanese word ‘depa’ – meaning department store – with the Japanese word ‘chika’ - meaning basement.
Chinese-born Rui Guo, who has lived in Dubai for 15 years, won the car as part of Nakheel Mall’s AED1 million opening promotion.
The Embraer E175-E2 has made its inaugural flight, taking off from a facility in São José dos Campos. The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family, with the maiden flight kicking off a rigorous 24-month test campaign.
Saga Cruises has marked the keel-laying of its first new luxury boutique river ship, Spirit of the Rhine, with a ceremony at the Vahali shipyard in Serbia.
Air France-KLM has placed a firm order for ten additional widebody A350-900s with Airbus. Also today, Airbus has acquired industrial automation company, MTM Robotics, for an undisclosed sum.
Flight Centre Travel Group has expanded its global leadership team to increase its focus on corporate and leisure travel growth. Chris Galanty has been promoted to the newly created role of global chief executive, responsible for Flight Centre’s corporate divisions.
After detailed evaluation of the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, Qantas has selected the A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft for the ultra-long-haul project Sunrise.
Radisson Blu has welcomed the opening of a new beachfront resort on the shores of Vietnam. The new Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh is nestled on Long Beach, a stunning 18-kilometre-long stretch of sand in Khanh Hoa province, on Vietnam’s south-central coast.
Pan Pacific Hotels Groups will plant its first flag in Europe next autumn, with the opening of Pan Pacific London. The developers hope the property will become the unparalleled address for the discerning well-heeled travellers who seek to find a balance in life.
The new venture will be Wizz Air’s first airline established outside of Europe and is likely to compete with the recently announced low-cost offering from flag-carrier Etihad Airways and Air Arabia.
British Airways has revealed it will launch six new European routes from Heathrow for 2020. With destinations in Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro and Turkey, seats are now available to book.
This Christmas season, Palm Jumeirah will be transformed into an enchanting world of wonder, with a glittering array of events, celebrations and activities at Nakheel Mall, the Pointe and Golden Mile Galleria until December 25th.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has paid a flying visit to Kenyatta University to review progress towards the setting up of a Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre.
Enterprise Holdings has confirmed Chrissy Taylor, currently president and chief operating officer with the company, has been promoted to chief executive. She will take up the role on January 1st.
Richard Twynam will leave Azamara in a shakeup of management at the luxury cruise line. He will hand over to Patrice Willoughby, newly appointed managing director, international, at the company.
Miral and Warner Bros. have partnered to launch the first Warner Bros. branded hotel – the WB Abu Dhabi. Currently in development on Yas Island, it is set to open in 2021.
easyJet has announced it will operate 25 new routes next summer, including two new destinations from the UK. New services to Enfidia, Tunisia, and Tirana in Albania are among the collection of new routes which are now on sale.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues to ramp up its expansion across the Middle East, with the opening of two new hotels in Muscat, capital of Oman.
Heathrow has recorded its busiest ever November, with over 6.2 million passengers travelling through the airport. Passengers heading to the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving helped push up traffic figures on the back of new services.
Departing from Quito International Airport earlier, Air Canada Rouge has launched a thrice weekly non-stop flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport.