In Brief

Superjet Tours celebrates 15 years in UAE

SUPERJET Tours, a subsidiary of Superjet Group, marked its 15th year anniversary in the UAE in November, this year. Superjet Tours, which was founded back in 2006, specializes in both outbound and inbound tourism. With offices in the UAE, Philippines and India, Superjet Tours is a trusted name in the Travel and Tourism industry across Asia.

“We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating this milestone which also coincides with the Golden Jubilee of the UAE”, said Masiuddin Mohammed, Managing Director, Superjet Group.

To celebrate their 15 years anniversary, Superjet Tours is introducing exclusive packages for UAE residents. This includes spending a Winter in Finland for 6 days and 5 nights, meeting Santa Claus and enjoying the thrilling experience of a reindeer ride in the snow. Visitors will also get a glimpse of the breath-taking Northern Lights among other activities. Packages for the Winter in Finland start from ($835) Dh3,067 per person only for travel between December 2021 – March 2022.


Gulf Air launches private charter

GULF AIR, the national carrier of Bahrain, celebrated the launch of its private charter services, which allows its clientele to book private direct charter flights with personalised itineraries, after their first Boutique Charter flight returned from Malaga, Spain.

The event was held at the airline’s headquarters in Muharraq, where Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abulhameed AlAlawi honoured some of the airline’s staff from the Commercial and Operations departments by distributing certificates of appreciation for their efforts to make this project a success.

AlAlawi said: “This is another achievement for the national carrier as a result of the success of its boutique strategy as we continue to cater to passengers' preferences in the tourism and travel sector. This success would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the efforts of our staff that worked hard on this project; and for that I thank each and every one of them.”


Emirates plans to recruit 6,000 staff

EMIRATES Airline plans to boost its operational workforce by recruiting more than 6,000 staff over the next six months.

As restrictions ease worldwide with the wider administration of the vaccine, additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists and ground staff will be needed to support the airline's ramp up of operations across its network in response to the surge in customer demand.

The airline has already restored 90 per cent of its network and is on track to reaching 70 per cent of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021. It is supplementing its flight schedules with increased frequencies to meet the pent-up demand, according to a statement from the UAE carrier.

Emirates Airline and Group Chairman and Chief Executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: "Emirates has always been at the heart of Dubai's growth. Our requirement for 6,000 additional operational staff signifies the recovery Dubai's economy is witnessing and will lead to opportunities and other positive developments across other businesses, including those in the consumer, travel, and tourism sectors.’


Oman Air resumes flights to key spots

OMAN AIR, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has updated its winter schedule reflecting frequency increases and flight resumptions following easing of Covid curbs in many nations. Among reinstated destinations are Munich, Zurich, and Kuala Lumpur.

Starting from December 1, there will be three flights every week to Munich from Muscat, two weekly flights to Zurich and four flights to Kuala Lumpur every week, according to the latest schedule released by the airline.

Oman Air will maintain its comprehensive safety programme throughout all elements of the travel journey to ensure that passengers fly confidently, according to a spokesperson.

Masks are required on board the aircraft and in Oman's airports. Distancing is maintained while passengers board and exit the aircraft, which are carefully cleaned after each flight and at the end of every day.