July 16, 2003
The inaugural flight marking the commencement of Gulf Air’s operations to Kochi with Air India took off from Bahrain on Monday, 14 July, 2003. “This marks the beginning of a new collaboration,” said J
July 14, 2003
A series of road shows was held to introduce the latest features of Sabre’s Travel Network to travel trade representatives from across the region. The reservations system introduced by Gulf Air simpli
A four-member delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s ROSC (Report on Standards and Codes) will be in Israel on July 6-17, 2003, to conduct an appraisal of Israel's fiscal transparency.
July 13, 2003
Gulf Air has just implemented self-service e-check in kiosks, the latest in the range of electronic products and services designed to enhance and facilitate the travel experience of its customers. Th
Intel unveiled a new pilot scheme with Virgin Megastore to create a wireless zone for shoppers throughout the store, under the theme ‘Beirut, Hotspot of a Mobile World’. Intel is promoting Intel Cen
July 9, 2003
The Radisson Hotel, Muscat, is expecting a boom in business guests after a relaxation of visa entry rules into Oman. The Sultanate has announced a one-year multiple entry visit visa, for business peop
Managing Director of Tabreed, Dany Safi has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), the first Arab to be recognized in such a manner in the asso
July 8, 2003
The Golden Tulip Khasab Hotel and Resort, operated by Flamingo Hotel Management Company, which is due to open in the fourth quarter of 2003, is now in its final stage of construction.
Burlington Resources has eported the startup of oil production from the Menzel Lejmat north field in Algeria, along with initial commissioning of the field's oil processing and storage facilities.
July 6, 2003
Oman Air CEO Abdul Rahman Al-Busaidy completed a week long trip to the United States with delivery ceremonies for the airline's latest addition to its Boeing fleet, a new 737-800. Busaidy began his
British Airways is set to re-introduce direct flights between Saudi Arabia and the UK. From July 3, flights to and from London Heathrow to Riyadh will operate directly. Flights from Jeddah to London w
July 2, 2003
French President Jacques Chirac met Tuesday with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said to discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and internat
A $250 million issue of Islamic leasing bonds (Ijara sukuk) was recently today on the Bahrain Stock Exchange. The listing brings to a total of $1.25 billion the value of bonds listed on the BSE.
June 30, 2003
Gulf Air will resume its daily flights to Hong Kong via Bangkok, July 1. Flights were suspended earlier this year in line with GCC directives and measures by government authorities in the airline’s ow
Emirates has signed a $90 million multi-currency Islamic lease for one A330-200 aircraft with Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank, arranged by HSBC. This is the first time ever that an entire A330 a