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Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has agreed to Air India Express's request to introduce direct flights from Bahrain International Airport (BIA) to Calicut International Airport.

Hamad International Airport (HIA) welcomed 17.6 million travellers during the first half of the year, registering a growth of more than 20 percent over the same period in 2015 and setting a new record for Doha’s hub.

Qatar Airways has introduced a third daily service between Doha and Riyadh. Operated every day except on Tuesdays, the additional frequency brings the number of weekly flights offered between the capitals to 20, translating into a 40 percent boost.

Middle Eastern airports reported a 3.4 percent increase in the volume of passengers in June, with the slower than usual pace of improvement reflecting the timing of Ramadan.

SHERIEF ABOUELMAGD has been named general manager at Meliá Doha, Qatar. After graduating from Florida International University, Abouelmagd began his career with Marriott International and has since accumulated over 28 years of experience in the industry.

In an attempt to amplify its image, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) aligned its corporate existence with the Qatar destination brand and unified the organisation’s online presence under a single domain name.

Qatar Airways has further extended its European network with the introduction of four-weekly services between Doha and Pisa. The destination is the fourth city in Italy to be served by the airline. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, said, "Pisa is an important addition to our route map,

When and how did you get involved in the tourism industry? I worked in a resort hotel in the Philippines way back [in] 2002 until I got [the] opportunity to work abroad and joined Regency Travel & Tours [in] 2006.