Airline

Mideast Carriers Grow During Downturn

Middle East airlines passenger growth increased a combined 4.7 per cent in March according to a report by the Geneva based International Air Transport Association (IATA).  The IATA reported that globally, passenger demand fell 11.1 per cent in March compared to the same period last year.  Airlines reduced their seating capacity by 4.4 per cent.  

Average worldwide load factors for March were 72.1 per cent, 5.4 per cent lower than the same period last year. IATA Inspector General Giovanni Bisignani explained airlines can’t adjust their capacity to match falling demand and load factors have fallen sharply from last year, hitting revenues hard.  Regarding the outbreak of swine flu he said “The timing could not be worse given all the other economic problems airlines are facing.”
 

More Airline
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Skopje
Emirates launches dedicated airport lounge at Boston Logan Airport
Laptop ban lifted on Qatar Airways flights to the US
Latest Travel News
Family summer holiday destinations...
Iconic Sheraton Cairo reopens after exte...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Featured Sights To See
Vieux Port

Vieux Port

Montreal, Canada

Vieux Port, also known as the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, is Montreal’s old port repurposed as an upscale waterfront promenade.  The concept is certainly not unique to Montreal, but here it is executed particularly well.  The old port dates back to the original trading post built in 1611.  In the mid-twentieth century, it began to fall into disrepair as operations moved furth...

Ibn Tulun Mosque

Ibn Tulun Mosque

Cairo, Egypt

The Ibn Tulun Mosque is the top mosque to visit when in Cairo. This mosque, which is the largest and oldest in Cairo, was completed in 879 and still stands mostly intact. It was built using mud-brick and wood and covers 2.4 hectares (six acres). The mosque was built under the command of Ahmad ibn Tulun, who was the governor of Egypt from 868-884. Sharia el-Salibah, Islamic Cairo Openin...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

New Delhi, India

There is no dearth of attractions for children in Delhi. With parks aplenty, museums of varied nature and theater for kids where you're bound to find something of their choice, there's never a dull moment for your little ones. Be sure to check out these places for they're as compelling for adults as well! Shankar's International Dolls Museum  This fascinating collection of dolls from ar...

The Diamond fund

The Diamond fund

Moscow, Russia

This is home to the Crown Jewels. Catherine the Great's coronation crown and an 89 carat diamond gifted to Nicholas I by the Shah of Persia are just some of the sparkling jewels housed here. Admission: $20 Tel: 095/229-2036   ...