Emirates unveils world’s first integrated “biometric path”, raising the bar for airport customer experience

  Use of biometric technology across multiple points from check-in to boarding is first in the world in terms of its integration across airport stakeholders Advanced stage of implementation with testing programme already “live”, and pilot trials involving passengers to follow In...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018

Emirates’ Game Changer First Class Suite to debut on Vienna route

Emirates’ latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class product will operate between Dubai and Vienna on a daily basis from 1 December 2018. Austria will be one of the first few countries in the world to be served by Emirates’ Boeing 777...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018

Emirates takes Sri Lanka’s popular culture to the skies

Features four Sinhala movies and 13 channels of Sinhala music on award-winning ice There’s nothing quite like watching a movie in one’s own language, or listening to the music of a favourite local artist to feel at home even at 35,000 feet, a fact that Emirates, the world’s...
Posted On 10 Nov 2018

Oman Air launches new service to Moscow

Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has commenced its new daily direct service between Russia and Oman, with its first flight departing Muscat International Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport on 30th October. The inaugural flight, WY 181 departed Muscat...
Posted On 01 Nov 2018

Emirates Skywards introduces new on-demand taxi app Emirates Skywards Cabforce

Emirates Skywards has launched an on-demand ground transportation booking app called Emirates Skywards Cabforce in partnership with CarTrawler – the first of its kind in the world. The app is a mobile travel companion that will offer its loyalty members an affordable and...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018

Oman Air relaunches flights to the Maldives

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, resumed its service between Muscat and Malé in the Maldives in 28th October. The service is operated by the new B737 – MAX 8 aircraft. Oman Air flights from Muscat to Maldives will operate on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018

Emirates invites travellers to “Fly Better”

Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise. “On 25 October 1985, Emirates flew its first customers from Dubai to Karachi. While the airline has grown...
Posted On 27 Oct 2018

PickMe enables Dynamic QR code to accept payments

Further strengthening the brand promise of ensuring security and speed, Sri Lanka’s most innovative and largest taxi hailing service, PickMe introduced QR technology enabled mobile payment system recently. The launch signals the Company’s decision to facilitate advanced yet user...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018

MINILANKA HERITAGE PARK, an eco-friendly miniature theme park by ICT4SIDS to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) connected to Sri Lanka’s Tourism Sector

The Representative for ICT4SIDS in the Indian Ocean Region, Mr. Vittorio Coco, announced today, the initiation and planning phase of the MINILANKA HERITAGE PARK, an ambitious, multi-stakeholder tourism project aimed at furthering Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable...
Posted On 13 Oct 2018

Oman Air receives four stars in APEX Official Airline Ratings award

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has received four star rating in the category of Major Regional Airline in the 2019 APEX Official Airline Ratings. Held in Boston on 24 September 2018, the awards ceremony took place during APEX EXPO, the industry’s largest...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018

Emirates thrills film buffs with over 1,000 movies on board

It takes 119 trips on the world’s longest A380 flight from Dubai to Auckland to complete Emirates’ film catalogue Film fans travelling on Emirates can now look forward to even more choice as ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, reaches a new milestone by...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018

Oman Air receives its fourth new Boeing 737 MAX 8

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is set to take delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s. The Boeing 737 MAX is at the forefront of...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018