volume 75-2021

New City Sightseeing | London Starts Hop-On, Hop-Off Operation

LONDON: The UK’s biggest bus and coach operator, Stagecoach, and the world’s leading open-top bus brand, City Sightseeing, have joined forces with Grupo Julià, a specialist in global tourism and mobility services, to launch a brand new sightseeing service for London. At a time when the country is re-opening and people are planning day trips …

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KP Sets Up | Camping Pods To Facilitate Tourists

PESHAWAR: In order to facilitate the tourists in the summer season, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has camping pods at different spots. As per details, the camping pods have been established at 10 tourist spots to provide facilities to the people visiting the northern areas of the country. The camping pods have been established at …

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Data-Driven Tourism | Allow Travel To Tested, Vaccinated: IATA

GENEVA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to make data-driven decisions when reopening borders to international travel, giving freedom to travel to those tested and vaccinated. Strategies without quarantine measures can enable international travel to restart with a low risk of introduction of Covid-19 to the travel destination, IATA said in a …

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The World Largest | Rolls Royce Opens Indoor Aerospace Testbed

LONDON: After almost three years of construction and a £90m investment. With an internal area of 7,500m2, making it larger than a Premiership football pitch, Rolls Royce   has opened a major milestone project of   Aerospace. Testbed 80 was designed with distinctive technologies and systems which are more capable and complex than any previous engine testbeds. …

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Qatar Airways’A380s | The Wrong Plane At The Wrong Time: Al Bakar

DOHA: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker made a splash this week, saying he thought buying the Airbus A380s was the airline’s biggest mistake. It is a rare admission from an airline CEO who rarely backs down. Qatar Airways has a fleet of 10 Airbus A380s. All are presently inactive. Al Baker’s view on the …

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Pakistan To Launch | New Airline ‘North Air’ To Boost Tourism

ISLAMABAD: To boost domestic and international tourism in the country, particularly tourism to northern regions of Pakistan, a new private airline ‘North Air’ will soon take to the skies of Pakistan. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently issued Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration (TPRI) license to the airline. It will initially operate flights to and …

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PIA Launches | Karachi-Skardu Flights

GILGIT: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started direct flights from Karachi to Skardu to promote tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan. The first PIA Airbus-320 landed at the Skardu Airport on Monday, May 24. The airline will operate two weekly flights from Karachi to Skardu. Earlier on April 7, the national carrier had launched direct flight operation from …

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Boeing Halts | Deliveries Of 787s Again

SAN FRANCISCO: Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 jets again after U.S. federal regulators wanted more information about its production flaws, according to a statement released by the company on Friday. Boeing is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide more information about the company’s analysis and documentation of work on new …

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‘Let’s Do London’ | Sadiq Khan Launches Biggest Tourism Campaign

LONDON: “I’m putting the message out loud and clear in support of our city” said Sadiq Khan Mayor of London.  “Our capital is renowned for our varied and thriving hospitality industry, but our venues have suffered greatly from the impact of Covid-19. We need to protect our world-beating bars, pubs, and restaurants so they can …

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