The Abu Dhabi Aviation Group (ADA), the UAE-capital based aviation concern which owns the Middle East's largest commercial helicopter operation as well cargo airline Maximus Cargo and holds equity in the VIP luxury charter operator Royal Jet (50%), has now taken full control of its former consulting joint venture ADA Millennium.
Qatar Airways will launch flights to beautiful Chiang Mai, its fourth destination in Thailand, as it expands to meet increased demand for Thai destinations from holiday-makers. The new route comes in addition to existing services to the Thai capital Bangkok, and to the top holiday destinations of Phuket and Krabi.
Flying Colours, the North American maintenance, refurbishment and completions company that does business in the Middle East, has confirmed the appointment of Trevor Knox as Director of Maintenance. Knox, who takes up the position with immediate effect, is based at the company's Peterborough, ON.
An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys has been released which also shows Tunisia and Egypt are recovering from visitor slumps after suffering terrorist attacks.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has been dealt another financial blow with the collapse of German carrier Air Berlin which is 29% owned by the Gulf carrier. The German carrier has filed for insolvency but blames Etihad which, it said, had withdrawn financial support.