In Brief


Emirates to fly Milan, Rome daily
EMIRATES will start non-stop daily flights to Italy's fashion hub of Milan, as well as the nation's capital Rome, from July 1.

“The de-links will increase passenger capacity on both routes, broaden passenger choice over seats and streamline the booking process for ticketing agents, said Keith Longstaff, Emirates' senior vice president, commercial operations, Europe.

Air Arabia opens Kazakhstan unit
UAE-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia has opened its second sales shop in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana following high loads in excess of 74 per cent last year.
The Sharjah-based carrier, currently offers fours flights per week to Kazakhstan, including two flights per week to Astana and Almaty, the airline said in a statement.

Jazeera flying non-stop to Istanbul
JAZEERA Airways has launched its first flight to Istanbul from Kuwait in a step to help boost tourism, trade and trade and investment between the two countries. Speaking at the launch, Jazeera Airways’ chairman and CEO, Marwan Boodai said; “We have seen a rise in business and trade between Kuwait and Turkey over the past few years We look to grow Kuwait-Istanbul traffic by at least 30 per cent by the end of this year”.

Air Arabia and FlyYeti joins forces
AIR Arabia and, Nepal’s first low cost carrier, have jointly announced the launch of their daily service from Sharjah to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As part of a special inaugural promotion, fares on this route will start at just Dh505, exclusive of taxes and surcharges. Air Arabia will operate the Sharjah-Kathmandu leg of the journey, with, an Air Arabia joint venture company, operating the connecting flights between Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur. Bookings for Sharjah-Kathmandu travel can be made through Air Arabia. Inaugural fares on the Sharjah-Kathmandu route are valid until May 31.

Cathay adds more summer flights
CATHAY Pacific added more flights a week from Hong Kong to Dubai, Mumbai and Delhi in its summer schedule. The extra flights bring Dubai to 17 services a week, Delhi to 14 per week and Mumbai 10 per week, three of them extending to Dubai. In addition, a new destination, Chennai, will be added on 2nd June, with four flights a week. Sister airline Dragonair will also get its first foothold in the important Indian market when it begins a daily flight to technology hub Bangalore on May 1.